Venus' flower basket

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Artwork of Venus' flower basket
Real-world info
Name: Euplectella aspergillum
Family: Euplectellidae
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Corbeille de Vénus
 Corbeille de Vénus
 Canasta de flores de Venus
 Canasta de flores de Venus
 Cestello di Venere
 Корзинка Венеры

The Venus' flower basket is a sea creature introduced in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1.3.0 Free Summer Update in July 2020. It appears all day long as a medium-sized, fast shadow from mid fall to the end of winter.

Catch details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]


Venus' flower basket
"I got a Venus' flower basket! Why was she picking flowers here?"

Time of year North: Oct – Feb
South: Apr – Aug
Time of day All day
Shadow size Medium
Shadow movement Fast
Spawn requirement Catch 40 total sea creatures
Selling price  5,000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

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

"The Venus' flower basket looks like an otherworldly creature one would find on an alien planet. But it is instead a remarkable sea sponge found in the deepest parts of the ocean. Its body is composed of silica and looks like a sculpture or, perhaps, a vase made of glassy mesh. I daresay the Venus' flower basket is one of nature's most impressive works of art."

Once donated, the Venus' flower basket can be located in the abyss tank, alongside the spider crab and the sea pig.


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese カイロウドウケツ
Venus' flower basket (偕老同穴, lit. "Living faithfully together till death")