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This article is about the fish from the Animal Crossing series. For the species of villager, see Frog (villager).
カエル Kaeru
#34 #34 #12 #12 #14
Location Price
Holding Pond 120 Bells (WW, NL)
250 Bells (CF)
Size Shadow size
4,50 in. 12 cm Tiny (AC)
Small (WW, CF, NL)
Time of year Time of day
May to August All day
Scientific name Hyla japonica
Family Hylidae - Tree frogs and their allies
Appearances AC, AFe+, WW, CF, NL
Rarity Common (*)
Regional names Flag of France small Grenouille
Flag of Spain Rana
Flag of Germany small Frosch
Flag of Italy small Rana
"I caught a frog! Hop to it, froggie!" —New Leaf

The frog is the most common fish in the series of the holding pond fish. It sells for 120 Bells. It has a distinctive croak, which can be heard nearby to a pond if a frog is present. It appears from May to August and is out all day long.

Donating to the museum

As with all fish caught in Animal Crossing series, the frog can be donated to the museum in each game by talking to Blathers, who will also give some information on it.

In Animal Crossing

Upon donation, Blathers the curator will say:

"Greeeeeee! Gree! Gree! That's my best Sonoran green toad impression, wot! We do keep frogs and toads here. Well, then, let's get our amphibious friend settled. All the damp comforts of a home. Guaranteed."

The frog sits on a lily pad on the top right tank in the aquarium upon donation and croaks occasionally.

In Wild World

Upon donation, Blathers the curator will say:

"This forgotten pond,
observed by a lonely frog,
drains slow, as my youth."

That was a haiku, eh wot? Rather an incomprehensible one, but one nonetheless. Many find frogs repulsive, but they're so prevalent, even poets sing of them!"

The frog sits on a lily pad on the back tank of the first room in the aquarium upon donation.

In City Folk

Upon donation, Blathers the curator will say:

"Fascinating... Were you aware that frogs make slight adjustments to their croaks to communicate? Hoo, they say many things to each other! For example, "ouch," "flee,""I like you ♥," and so forth. With enough practice, maybe I can learn to speak with our amphibian friends! ...Hoo-ribbit! Hoo-ribbit!"

The frog appears in the middle-left tank on a lily pad floating on the surface. It makes no movements, other than croak and move with the lily pad.

In New Leaf

In New Leaf, an information board in the aquarium will list information about this fish.

"These former tadpoles prefer to live near ponds and other damp and swampy places. They dwell on land, so they have lungs and skin as opposed to a set of gills. They like to stick close to water because they require a nice, moist lifestyle. Frogs are moist because they emit a liquid to protect their skin from dryness. If too much moisture evaporates from their thin skins, they could have trouble breathing. It's better not to handle frogs, as some species are poisonous, even to the touch!"

It can be found on a lily pad floating on the surface of the large tank on the left side of the river room. It will occasionally croak and moves with the lily pad.

Capture quotes

"I caught a frog! Think I should kiss it? ('s all warty!)" —Animal Crossing
"I caught a frog! Leapin'... lizards?" —Wild World
"I caught a frog! What up, frog?" —City Folk

Encyclopedia information

Wild World

Encyclopedia Information
Frog (fish) (Wild World) "Their skin must be wet for them to survive, but they can't live in water."
Size 4.7 inches
Habitat Ponds
Season Summer
Icon Frog (fish) (Wild World icon)

City Folk

Encyclopedia Information
Frog (City Folk)
"These need to be wet to survive...but they cannot survive in water."
Size About 4.8 inches
Habitat Ponds
Season Summer

New Leaf

Encyclopedia Information
"I caught a frog! Hop to it, froggie!"
Size About 4.8 inches
Habitat Ponds
Season Summer


Further information

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The Japanese tree frog is only found in Japan. Like many tree frogs, it is green in color. The frog is considered very common and is of least concern on the IUCN Red List. It has been in space, and a journalist took some to the Mir space station in the year 1990. In Animal Crossing, upon catching the frog, there is a comment made about the frog being warty, despite frogs having no warts. When given to the Museum in Animal Crossing, Blathers mentions the Sonoran green toad, which is found in Mexico.

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