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The Whelk is a type of sea creature introduced in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Whelk NH.png
Real-world info
Name: '
Family: Buccinidae
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese バイガイ
Simplified Chinese 花螺
French Bulot
Spanish Buccino
Italian Buccino
Russian Моллюск-трубач

Korean 수랑
Traditional Chinese 峨螺
Quebec French Bulot
Latin American Spanish Buccino
German Babylon-Seeschnecke
Dutch Wulk


Catch details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]


"I got a whelk! Happy snails to ya."

Time of Year North: All year
South: All year
Time of Day All day
Shadow Size Small
Shadow Movement Slow
Total Catches


Selling Price   1000 Bells
Tank Size  

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

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

"Whelks are sea snails that migrate from deep water to shallow water when the weather changes. Avid carnivores, they feed on worms, crustaceans, and mollusks. In fact, these wily snails have been known to use their own shells to pry open the shells of their victims! They then use a rough tongue-like organ with thousands of tiny teeth to lick their victim's shells clean. Eh...you might want to put that image out of your mind when it's your turn to dine."

Once donated, the whelk is located in the Sea Butterfly tank.

Names in other languages[edit]

Whelk / Japanese Babylon

Babylonia japonica

花螺 / 峨螺
huāluó / éluó
Babylonia / Whelk

Whelk, lit. "trumpet mollusk"

  Wulk Whelk

  Babylon-Seeschnecke Babylon sea snail

  Buccino Buccinid / whelk

  Bulot Buccinid / whelk

  Buccino Buccinid / whelk

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