- "I caught a gar! Nose like a GARden hose!" —Wild World
- "I caught a gar! Gar har har HAAAAR!" —City Folk
- "I caught a gar! It ain't gettin' too far!" —New Leaf
|Scientific name||Lepisosteus oculatus|
|Family||Lepisosteidae - Gars|
|Time of year||June to September|
|Time of day||4 pm to 9 am|
|Size||About 2.25 Meters|
|Sale price||6,000 Bells|
|Appearances|| Animal Crossing: Wild World,|
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
|Regional names|| Knochenhecht |
|Animal Forest||Not Present|
|Animal Crossing||Not Present|
|Dōbutsu no Mori e+||Not Present|
|Animal Crossing: Wild World||34|
|Animal Crossing: City Folk||36|
|Animal Crossing: New Leaf||40|
The uncommon gar acts as a nighttime counterpart to the giant snakehead. It sells for 6,000 bells and can be quite common in September. It appears in late summer from 4 PM to 9 AM. It is also the most valuable river pool fish.
Donating to the Museum
In Wild World
"<Player>, if you plan to raise a gar at home, I have some crucial advice. You must be very careful not to overfeed it! These brutes grow much faster than you might suspect, eh wot? Before you know it, it could be bigger than you can handle! The horror!"
In City Folk
"Hoo, I daresay you've really fished a winner this time, my dear owlet! Gar can grow to massive sizes--up to 120 inches! Let's hope this new addition to our museum can grow to an equally enormous size..."
In New Leaf
After donating a Gar, the sign in the museum reads:
"Their long faces and large mouths make them look like alligators. Some can grow up to three yards. They are ancient fish that haven't changed since they first appeared millions of years ago. They breathe not only through gills, but also by sticking their mouths above the surface of the water. Gar eggs are poisonous, so people all over the world are advised not to eat them -- no exceptions."
| ''They resemble alligators, and are so large, they can even eat waterfowl."|
| ''These ancient, huge, alligator-like fish have been known to eat waterfowl"|
Further informationThe Alligator Gar can be caught up to twelve feet in length (about 4 meters). Its scales are diamond-shaped and are sometimes used for jewelry. Gar are similar to Pike in that they can be very voracious predators.
Another kind of fish unrelated to the Gar is also sometimes called by the same name. The Needlefish, a marine group of long, spear-nosed pelagic fish, were originally known as the Garfish. The marine Belonidae Gars have been noted to be very dangerous. Several deaths have been caused by them impaling people, usually through the head (and as a result brain) or chest. The word Gar is an Old English word for spear.