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Tuna NH.png
Scientific name
Thunnus orientalis
(Pacific bluefin tuna)
Scombridae (mackerels and tunas)
Months available November to March
Times available All day
Location Sea
Pier (New Horizons)
Size 225 cm
Shadow size Huge
Rarity Rare
Very Rare (Pocket Camp)
Sell price 7,000 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese マグロ
Korean 다랑어
Italian Tonno
German Thunfisch

Simplified Chinese 鲔鱼
French Thon
Spanish Atún
Dutch Tonijn

Traditional Chinese 鮪魚
Quebec French Thon
Latin American Spanish Atún
Russian Тунец

The Tuna (マグロ, Maguro) is a rare fish that can be found in the sea all day between November and March. The fish sells for an expensive 7,000 Bells at Tom Nook's store. The fish has a huge shadow size.

Catch details[edit]

In Wild World[edit]


"I caught a tuna! And I'm not talking canned!"

Description They can swim up to 60 miles (100 kilometers) per hour.
Times November - March: All day
Peak Times -
Location Sea
Shadow Size Huge
Fish Size 230 cm
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 7,000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In City Folk[edit]


"I caught a tuna! I only wish I'd caught it soona!"

Description Since sushi has become popular everywhere, all cuts of this fish are expensive.
Times November - March: All day
Peak Times
Location Sea
Shadow Size Huge
Fish Size About 90.6 inches (230 cm)
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 7,000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]


"I caught a tuna! And now it's stuck in my head"

Times November - March: All Day
Peak Times -
Location Sea
Shadow Size Huge
Fish Size 230cm
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 7,000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]



Event Availability None
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow Size Huge
Fish Size 192.1 cm - 267.8 cm
Rarity ★★★
Catch Rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 5,000 Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 2,000 Bells, 4 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie, Bronze Treats, Sparkle Stones (1.6%)

In New Horizons[edit]


"I caught a tuna! It's a little off-key!"

Time of Year North: Nov – Apr
South: Mar – Nov
Time of Day All day
Location Pier
Shadow Size XX-Large
Total Catch 50
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 7000 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 10500 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

Donation to the museum[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

Blathers will say this when the Tuna is donated to the museum: "If a tuna stops swimming, it will stop breathing and expire, eh wot? As you can imagine, this means that it must swim when it sleeps as well. I think every day about how marvelous life would be if I could work in my sleep!" One can find the Tuna in the back tank with the other sea fish.

In City Folk[edit]

Upon being donated to the museum, the Tuna can be found in the back tank with other sea fish. When given the fish, Blathers will say this: "If tuna stop swimming, they actually lose the ability to breathe and can perish! ...Which means that even while resting, this fish just keeps swimming, eh wot? I really prefer to focus on resting up rather than napping... Rather lucky I was born an owl, wot wot!"

In New Leaf[edit]

The information board in front of the tank that holds the Tuna says the following:

Tuna can reach almost 10 feet (3 meters) in length and weigh over 800 pounds (360 kg), which is huge in the fish world. Combining this great size with their good flavor makes them literally the biggest catch for most anglers. Tuna can't breathe when they aren't moving, so their entire lives revolve around constantly swimming. To sleep, they merely slow down. This ability to swim while sleeping is a huge advantage. They're also rather fast, capable of beating both sets of fins so hard they reach speeds of 50 mph (80 km/h)."

In New Horizons[edit]

"The tuna is a large ocean fish that can reach upwards of nine feet long. Besides its great size, it's notable for continuing to swin even when it's sleeping! Well, to be fair, if it doesn't keep swimming, it won't be able to breathe and will of course die... But sleep should be restful, eh wot! If I were the tuna I would feel very hard done by!"

When donated, the Tuna can be found in the north-east room of the fish exhibit, in the large central tank with the porthole windows. It shares this tank with the Anchovy, the Blue Marlin, and Horse Mackerel.


Real-world information[edit]

A real Atlantic bluefin tuna

The tuna, or tunny, is a saltwater fish related to the mackerel. There are a number of different types of tuna that exist, with the Atlantic bluefin (also known as the Northern bluefin) being one of the largest. It preys on squid, crustaceans, horse mackerel, sardines, and herring. Tunas are warm-blooded, allowing them to regulate body temperature. This allows them to hunt in the chilly Northern waters. The Atlantic bluefin is highly prized for consumption, which has led to a decline in population.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese マグロ

Korean 다랑어
Tunny (another name for Tuna)

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
鲔鱼 / 鮪魚

Russian Тунец

Dutch Tonijn Tuna

German Thunfisch Tuna

European Spanish Atún Tuna

European French Thon Tuna

Italian Tonno Tuna