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Scientific NameOctopoda
Time of YearMarch to July, September 15th to January
Time of DayAll day
Shadow SizeMedium
Selling Price1,000
Species Number#26

The Octopus is a fish that can be found underwater. It appears all day from March to July and September 15th to January. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 1,000 Bells.


The Octopus is found in underwater in the ocean. Its shadow is medium and it moves away from the player.

The Museum

The Octopus can be donated to the museum. Upon doing so, the following text is given by Blathers:

"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."'


Upon catching the fish, the player will say the following:

"I got an octopus! Find out about it on my podcast!"