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Scientific NameAquarius paludum
Time of YearMay to September
Time of Day8AM to 7PM
RarityCommon - 6
Selling Price130
Species Number#31

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The Pondskater is an insect that can be found on the water around town. It appears between the months of May and September. It will appear during the day from 8AM to 7PM. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 130 Bells.


The Pondskater is found in the rivers and ponds around town.

The Museum

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

"Pondskaters distinguish themselves by having the ability to run on the surface of the water. They have a mouth part that lets them suck up bugs that fall on the water's surface. Their wings allow them to freely move to different parts of the water's surface if the need arises. Some say they smell like candy, which is a rather curious association to make in the insect world."


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

"I caught a pondskater! Why aren't they called pondskiers?"