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This page is about the creature in New Leaf capturable by diving. For the fish in many games, see Octopus (fish). Or if you were looking for the villager type, see Octopus (villager).

タコ Tako
New Leaf
Location Price
Bottom of the Ocean 1,000 Bells
Size Shadow size
About 18 inches Medium, fast
Time of year Time of day
March to July,
September to January
All day
Scientific name Octopus rubescens
Family Octopodidae
Appearances NL
Regional names Flag of Italy small Polpo
Flag of France small Poulpe
Flag of Germany small Oktopus
Flag of Spain Pulpo
"I got an octopus! Find out about it on my podcast!" —New Leaf

The octopus is a benthic creature found at the bottom of the sea. It is indicated by a circular shadow. Diving is the only way of capturing it. In previous games, the octopus was obtained by fishing.

Donation to the museum

In New Leaf

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

"Many people think octopuses have eight legs, but those are not legs. Their tentacles are actually arms. They have a strange anatomy, with their head located between their body and arms. The flexible arms are perfect for catching all kinds of crab, shrimp, and shellfish, especially in reefs. When attacked by predators, octopuses emit a black ink that spreads through the water. This greatly reduces visibility and allows them to escape, making them highly skilled at disappearing."

Encyclopedia Information

New Leaf

Deep-Sea Creature
Encyclopedia Information
"I got an octopus! Find out about it on my podcast!"
Size About 18 inches
Time All day
Season March to July,
September to January


Further information

Main article: Octopus on Wikipedia

Octopus rubescens generally grows to a mantle length of 8–10 cm, and arm length of 30–40 cm. Adult weight is generally 100-150 grams, however occasionally animals up to 400 grams in weight have been observed. Like all octopi, O. rubescens can change its color and texture, making its appearance highly variable. Color can vary from a deep brick red, to brown, to white, or mottled mixtures of the three. The octopus from the Animal Crossing series is the East Pacific Red Octopus.

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