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Seashells in Animal Forest.

Shells are plentiful items that wash up on the beach of all Animal Crossing series games. They are a small, yet easy source of Bells. Shells are especially useful the first few days to obtain enough Bells to buy tools, such as the fishing rod or net.

Dōbutsu no Mori e+'s shell design was greatly improved from Animal Crossing.

Shells respawn on the beach more quickly in Animal Crossing: New Leaf than in previous titles in the series. Some shells also contain hermit crabs, which appear on the island in both Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Forest e+.

Shell Animal forest e

Shell Prices and Game Availability

Name Image Sale price Animal Crossing Wild World City Folk New Leaf
Conch Conch 350
Tick
Tick
Tick
Tick
Coral Coral 250
Tick
Tick
Tick
Tick
Dall's Top (Sea-snail Shell) DallsTop 90
Cross
Tick
Tick
Tick
Giant Clam 450
Cross
Cross
Cross
Tick
Lion's Paw Lions-paw 40
Tick
Cross
Cross
Cross
Oyster 70px 450
Cross
Cross
Cross
Tick
Pearl Oyster PearlOyster 1,200
Cross
Tick
Tick
Tick
Porceletta (Cowrie) Porceletta 30
Tick
Tick
Tick
Tick
Sakuragai (サクラガイ) N64 only. 80
Tick
Cross
Cross
Cross
Sand Dollar SandDollar 60
Tick
Tick
Tick
Tick
Scallop Scallop 600
Cross
Tick
Tick
Tick
Venus Comb VenusComb 150
Tick
Tick
Tick
Tick
Wentletrap Wendletrap 20
Tick
Cross
Cross
Cross
White Scallop WhiteScallop 450
Tick
Tick
Tick
Tick

Prices and availability of shells are the same in Wild World and City Folk.

Scallop

Scientific Names

  • Conch
  • Cowrie
  • Coral (Corallium rubrum)
  • Dall's Top (Calliostoma unicum)
  • Giant Clam (Tridacna gigas)
  • Lion's Paw (Lyropecten nodosus)
  • Oyster
  • Pearl Oyster (Pinctada radiata)
  • Porceletta
  • Sand Dollar (Astriclypeus manni)
  • Scallop (Patinopecten yessoensis)
  • Sea-snail
  • Venus Comb (Murex pecten)
  • Wentletrap (Epitonium scalare)
  • White Scallop (Tridacna squamosa)

Trivia

  • A search for Dall's Top on a search engine returns only Animal Crossing series references. These names were put in place as the specific shell species do not have a common (non-scientific) name in English, which is common for creatures like shellfish where there are thousands of different types which are rare and infrequently discussed. Dall's Top is known as Calliostoma unicum. The name Dall's Top was used as the shell was named by malacologist W. H. Dall. A similar concept happened with the Walker Cicada where the name was a result of the species having no common name, thus the name of the person who originally described the species was used.
  • The Porceletta is a type of Cowry shell.
  • In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, when giving a Giant-Clam Shell to Cyrus together with a K.K. Slider song, he will make a Music Box for the player.

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