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"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
Location River Pool
Size 29.97 in. 2.25 Meters
Shadow size Huge
Rarity Scarce (★★★★)
Sale price 6,000 Bells
Appearances Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Regional names Flag of Japan ガー Gā
Flag of Germany small Knochenhecht

Flag of Italy small Luccio

Species #
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

When placed in the museum, the gar shares a tank with the Arapaima. This means it is in the middle tank in Animal Crossing: Wild World, and the middle-right tank Animal Crossing: City Folk.

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."

Encyclopedia Information

Wild World

Gar (Wild World) Gar (Wild World icon) ''They resemble alligators, and are so large, they can even eat waterfowl."

Icon fishSize- 6.2 feet
Icon houseHabitat- River Pools
Icon calendarSeason- Summer

City Folk

Gar (City Folk) ''These ancient, huge, alligator-like fish have been known to eat waterfowl"

Icon fishSize- About 76 inches.
Icon houseHabitat- River Pools
Icon calendarSeason- Summer-Fall

New Leaf

Gar (New Leaf)


Further information

Gar real life

Alligator Gar in real life.

The 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.

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