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Ammonite is a stand-alone fossil that can be donated to the museum in all Animal Crossing games except New Leaf and can be collected by Happy Home Handbook in Happy Home Designer.

Donation to the museum[]

In Animal Crossing[]

When the player presents the ammonite to Blathers at the museum in Animal Crossing, he will reply with the following dialogue:

"Well! Hoo and hoo again! An ammonite! My stars! A very impressive find! Ah yes, wonderful. This fossil is of exceedingly superior quality, wot wot. Now then, I know a thing or two about these creatures. Yes, indeed. Ammonites... Though ammonites lived in shells, they were not shellfish, but rather mollusks, like octopuses and squid. The closest living relative to the ammonite is the chambered nautilus. Fascinating, no? Ammonites existed from the Devonian period, some 400 million years ago, to the end of the Cretaceous period. Their extinction coincided with that of the dinosaurs. Time and tide wait for neither man nor beast, wot! Oh, hoo. Blathers, you ninny! I've gone and done it again. Spewing out more information than necessary. So sorry."

In Wild World[]

When the player presents the ammonite to Blathers at the museum in Wild World, he will reply with the following dialogue:

"Hoo! Indeed, WOO hoo! Amazing! This fossil is an almost flawless specimen! The ammonite looks like it would be related to spiral-shelled creatures. But have I got a whopper of a surprise for you! They are actually part of the same family as squid and octopuses! Just imagine! All that remains of these enigmatic creatures are their shells... Despite extensive research, we're still not sure what their bodies looked like. Oh! I'm terribly sorry. I went on rather long, didn't I? Forgive me!"

In City Folk[]

When the player shows Blathers the ammonite in City Folk, he will reply with the following dialogue:

"Hoo my, simply wonderful! A truly rare fossil! An ammonite, you see, is not what it seems, eh wot? At first glance, you'd think it was related to the conch. But it isn't a member of that family at all. Hoo no! Actually, it's closer to the squid and octopus! Sadly, the only fossils we can find are mere shells, so we know not what sort of bodies they had. HOO! I... beg your pardon! I was so enthralled, I... I spouted hot air like a teapot, eh wot?"

In New Leaf[]

In New Leaf, a plaque by the display offers information about the fossil instead of Blathers.

"Ammonites were sea creatures with shells ranging from a few inches to a few feet in diameter. However, theories speculate that giant varieties existed as well, with shells six feet in diameter. Oddly, the ammonite is a closer relative to the squid or octopus than to the chambered nautilus."

In New Horizons[]

When the player shows Blathers the ammonite in New Horizons, he will reply with the following dialogue:

"Ammonites were creatures that lived before and all the way through the age of dinosaurs! Because different species lived at different times, their shells are sometimes used as "index fossils." In other words, these creatures act as markers in time, helping to identify the age of other formations! Who knows what other secrets lie hidden in those spiral shells?"

The ammonite is displayed on the left side of the first fossil room, next to the trilobite and anomalocaris.

As a furniture item[]

Name HRA Points Feng Shui Genre Size (sq)
Ammonite 300 Gray/Brown Old School WW
Retro CF


Further information[]


A picture of Asteroceras, a Jurassic ammonite from England

Main article: Ammonite on Wikipedia

Ammonoids are a group of extinct marine mollusks belonging to the Ammonoidea subgroup of the Cephalopoda class. These mollusks, referred to as ammonites, are more closely linked to living coleoids (such as octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish) than shelled nautiloids like the living Nautilus species. The first ammonites appeared in the Devonian, and the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event wiped off the last species.

In other languages[]

Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese アンモナイト Anmonaito -
France French Ammonite -
Spain Spanish Ammonites -
Germany German Ammonit -
Italy Italian Ammonite -
The Netherlands Dutch Ammoniet -
Russia Russian Аммонит Ammonit -
China Chinese 菊石 júshí -
South Korea Korean 암모나이트 Ammonaiteu -

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