Sweet shrimp

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Artwork of sweet shrimp
Real-world info
Name: Pandalus borealis
Family: Pandalidae
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Crevette nordique
 Camarón boreal
 Gamberetto boreale
 Северная креветка
 Crevette nordique
 Camarón boreal
 Noorse garnaal

The sweet shrimp 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 in July 2020, where it appears from 4 PM to 9 AM as a small, slow shadow from fall to the end of winter.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


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

Time of year Sep 16 - Feb
Time of day 4 PM – 9 AM
Peak times Oct – Dec:
9 PM – 4 AM
Shadow size Small
Shadow movement Erratic
Sea creature size 12 cm
Rarity Uncommon
Selling price  650 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Sweet shrimp

Availability Not currently available
  • 2018-12-19 – 2018-12-26 (Fishing Tourney #9)
  • 2019-08-20 – 2020-03-27
  • 2020-09-09 – 2020-12-28
  • 2021-08-29 – 2022-03-24
  • 2022-09-19 – 2023-03-23
  • 2023-09-15 – 2023-12-26
Location Saltwater Shores PC Map Icon.png Saltwater Shores
Shadow size Small
Size 10.0 cm – 14.0 cm
Selling price  200 Bells
Version added Unknown
Villager gift data Tier: 1 (Common)


  •  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
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling price  1,400 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

Use in cooking[edit]

Sweet shrimp is used as a cooking ingredient in the cooking recipes for the following items:

Recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

# Item Image Type Buy price Available from Materials
800 Seafood salad seafood salad Savory Not for sale  Any villager
Sweet shrimp
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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 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!"

Once donated, the sweet shrimp can be seen in the icy waters tank alongside the sea urchin and the scallop.

Fishing Tourney[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

During a Fishing Tourney, when given a sweet shrimp, Chip will not score the sea creature but will say the following:

"Sweet shrimp make great sashimi, but try 'em deep fried as soon as you get the chance! Me? I'm just gonna gulp 'em down as they are now! YUM!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese アマエビ
Sweet shrimp