|Scientific Name||Hypomesus olidus|
|Time of Year||December to February|
|Time of Day||All day|
The Pond Smelt is found in the river.
The Pond Smelt can be donated to the museum. Upon doing so, the following text is given by Blathers:
"Pond smelt are small but vigorous fish that can survive in water of relatively poor quality. Pond smelt are related to salmon and as such have a lot of the same migratory tendencies. Most of them swim from rivers to the ocean and then return to rivers and lakes. However, some of them actually live in lakes that have no connection to the ocean, so they don't migrate. They have small fins and are perfect for eating whole as tempura or grilled on barbecues."
Upon catching the fish, the player will say the following:
"I caught a pond smelt! It could sure use a bath!"