Sweet Shrimp

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Sweet Shrimp
Sweet Shrimp NH.png
Scientific name
Pandalus borealis
Months available September 16 to February
Times available 4 pm to 9 am
Location Sea
Shadow size Small
Rarity Uncommon
Sell price 650 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese アマエビ
Simplified Chinese 甜虾
French Crevette nordique
Spanish Camarón boreal
Italian Gamberetto boreale
Russian Северная креветка

Korean 북쪽분홍새우
Traditional Chinese 甜蝦
Quebec French Crevette nordique
Latin American Spanish Camarón boreal
German Botan-Garnele
Dutch Noorse garnaal

The Sweet Shrimp (アマエビ, Amaebi) is a type of sea creature in the Animal Crossing series, introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the Sweet Shrimp was added in the 1.3.0 Free Summer Update.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


Sweet Shrimp
"I got a sweet shrimp! Blech. Not sweet until cooked."

Times Mid-September - February: 4 PM - 9 AM
Peak Times October - December: 9 PM - 4 AM
Location Sea
Shadow Size Small
Shadow Movement Erratic
Sea Creature Size 12 cm
Rarity Uncommon
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 650 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Sweet Shrimp

Event Availability Fishing Tourney #9
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow Size Small
Fish Size 10.0 cm - 14.0 cm
Catch Rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 200 Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 100 Bells, 2 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points

In New Horizons[edit]


Sweet Shrimp
"I got a sweet shrimp! It's being very considerate."

Time of Year North: Sep – Feb
South: Mar – Aug
Time of Day 4 PM – 9 AM
Shadow Size Small
Shadow Movement Slow
Total Catches


Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1400 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

When donated to the museum, it is found on the primary tank in the first room of the fish exhibit, in the northeast portion of the tank. The information board in the aquarium will list information about this deep-sea creature:

"Also called "northern shrimp," they have a life span of about 5 years, in which they are male for half. After that time, the shrimps change genders and become females, a rather unique feature of the species. The females are a popular sashimi dish, but they don't instantly have their characteristic sweetness. That sweetness actually comes out after they're left to sit for a day, making them a dish of patience."

In New Horizons[edit]

When donating to the museum, Blathers will say the following:

"The sweet shrimp spends the first few years of its life as a male. It then transitions into a female as it ages. Interestingly, it is hardly alone in the type of development cycle. Indeed, a great variety of marine creatures can change their biological sex as they age. Clown fish, some sea stars, and sea bass are among them. Hoo hoo, the ocean is full of a great many wonders. Huzzah to that, I say!

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese アマエビ
Sweet shrimp