|Ocean, Island||400 Bells|
|14 in. (35 cm)|| Medium (AFe+, NL), |
Small (WW, CF)
|Time of year||Time of day|
|December to Mid August||All day|
|Scientific name||Todarodes pacificus|
|Family||Loliginidae - Squid|
|Appearances||AFe+, WW, CF, NL|
|Rarity|| Uncommon (★★★) (AFe+),|
Fairly Common (★★) (WW, CF)
|Regional names|| Calmar |
- "I caught a squid! Yes, I did!" —New Leaf
The squid (イカ, Ika?) is a fish that can be found in the ocean between December and mid-August, at any time of the day. Despite it being called a fish in Animal Crossing series, it is in fact a type of mollusc/mollusk, like (but not directly related to) the octopus.
Donation to the Museum
In Animal Forest e+
In Wild World
"Octopus and squid both have ink, and I've seen squid ink in recipes quite often... Strangely, however, I've never heard of a dish that uses octopus ink! I suppose it's partially due to the fact that octopi produce very little ink... What ink they DO make is watery and ill-suited for cooking, as well... That said, I've heard that the flavor is not at all repugnant, eh wot? Perhaps an octopus-ink pasta wouldn't be bad..."
After being given to the museum, the squid will appear in the ocean tank of the aquarium, propelling itself around towards the back.
In City Folk
In New Leaf
In New Leaf an information board in the aquarium will list information about this fish.
"People assume squids have legs, but those are actually arms. There are 10 in all; two are used to grab prey. To swim, they twist their fins and expel water from inside their bodies to allow for fluid motion. The ink they shoot when threatened forms into the shape of a squid, acting as a sort of body double."
- "イカを つりあげた! ゲッソ―!" —Animal Forest e+
- "I caught a squid! Oh no I squidn't!" —Wild World
- "I caught a squid! Oh, yes, I squid!" —City Folk
| "Eight of its ten appendages are arms, and the other two are tentacles."|
|Season||Winter to summer|
The Japanese Squid as it is often called is a northern Pacific species. It can be found around Japan, the Soviet Union and across the Bering Strait and around parts of Alaska and Canada. These squid are a large supply of food for many marine predators. The name "flying" squid refers to their tendency to propel them high out of the water at heights of around 20-30 meters or higher. The reason for this is suspected to be a way to save energy on long migration routes or to avoid predators, but the truth remains uncertain.