Vampire squid

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Artwork of vampire squid
Real-world info
Name: Vampyroteuthis infernalis
Family: Vampyroteuthidae
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Vampire des abysses
 Calamar vampiro
 Calamaro vampiro
 Адский кальмар-вампир
 Vampire des abysses
 Calamar vampiro

The vampire squid is a sea creature introduced in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1.3.0 Free Summer Update in July 2020. It appears from 4 PM to 9 AM as a medium-sized, very fast shadow from late spring to the end of summer.

Catch details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]


Vampire squid
"I got a vampire squid! A lot was at stake."

Time of year North: May – Aug
South: Nov – Feb
Time of day 4 PM – 9 AM
Shadow size Medium
Shadow movement Very fast
Spawn requirement Catch 80 total sea creatures
Selling price  10,000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

"Beware the vampire squid, I say! This eight-armed deep-sea monster is out to drink your blood! Hoo hoo, haha! I only jest! Ahem! The vampire squid does, in fact, live deep in the ocean where almost no light pervades. But while it looks like it could nibble on your nibbles on bits of dead plankton and algae instead. By all accounts, the vampire squid is a gentle sort who squirts bioluminescent goo at foes. So how did it get the eerie official name "Vampryoteuthis infernalis? That means "vampire squid from heck," you see. The problem is the squid's "cloak." Its arms are webbed with velvet-red skin and lined with toothy spikes! Plainly put, this genial squid looks for all the world like a vampire who went for a swim."


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese コウモリダコ
Vampire squid, lit. "bat octopus"

Korean 흡혈오징어
Vampire squid, lit. "bloodsucking squid"

Simplified Chinese 吸血鬼乌贼
xīxuěguǐ wūzéi / xīxuě wūzéi
Vampire squid. Lit. "vampire squid" / "bloodsucking squid"

Traditional Chinese 吸血烏賊

Russian Адский кальмар-вампир
Adskiy kal'mar-vampir
Infernal vampire squid

Dutch Vampierinktvis Vampire squid

German Vampirtintenfisch Vampire squid

European Spanish Calamar vampiro Vampire squid

European French Vampire des abysses Vampire squid, lit. "vampire of the abyss"

Italian Calamaro vampiro Vampire squid