Blue marlin
力ジキマグロ Kajikimaguro
#47 #52 #59 #63
Location Price
Tropical Seas (AFe+, NL)
Ocean (WW, CF)
10,000 Bells
Size Shadow size
78.95 in. 2.5 m Huge
Time of year Time of day
July to September All day
Scientific name Makaira nigricans
Family Makaira - the marlins and spearfish
Appearances AF, AF+, AC, AFe+, WW, CF
Rarity Scarce (★★★★)
Regional names Flag of France small Marlin bleu
Flag of Germany small Marlin
Flag of Spain Pez espada
Flag of Italy small Marlin blu
"I caught a blue marlin! What a true darlin'!" —New Leaf

The blue marlin (力ジキマグロ, swordfish?), known as the swordfish in Animal Forest e+, is a rare fish in the Animal Crossing series. In Animal Forest e+ it is only seen in the sea around the Private Island, where it makes occasional appearances as an arapaima-sized shadow. However, due to the current of the island, some are impossible to catch as they are too far out to reach. The fish can be found all day and has a huge size.

Donation to the museum

When placed in the museum in all games, the fish can be found swimming back and forth in the ocean tank.

In Animal Forest e+

In Wild World

After donation, Blathers will say:

"To be honest, this is the first time that I've seen a proper blue marlin, wot wot! As you can see, its bill is quite dangerous. Every year people are injured by them. Still, how can one complain? If you were to drag me out of the museum one night... I assure you I would give you a pecking you'd not soon forget, hoo!"

In City Folk

Blathers will talk about the blue marlin when donated:

"Hootie hoo, what a magnificent fish! Look at that sleek, hornlike bill! This fish is quite fast, said to be capable of reaching speeds of up to 62 miles per hour... A regular oceanic speed demon, wot? If you get in its way, beware! It might not be able to stop in time!"

In New Leaf

In New Leaf an information board in the aquarium will list information about this fish.

"Blue marlins are famous for their long, swordlike noses that give them the nickname "swordfish." They use their "swords" to knock out their prey before capture, not skewering it as you'd think. Able to swim as speeds above 60 mph, their speed and power make them a true test for any angler."

Capture quotes

"力ジキマグロを 釣り上げた! ちよー 大物だ!!" —Animal Forest e+
"(translated)I caught a blue marlin! It's really big game!!" —Animal Forest e+
"I caught a blue marlin! Why so blue, marlin?" —Wild World
"I caught a blue marlin! Hey there, little darlin'!" —City Folk

Encyclopedia information

Wild World

Encyclopedia Information
Blue marlin (Wild World) "They attack prey with a sharp horn before eating it."
Size 7.3 Feet
Habitat Ocean
Season Summer
Icon Blue marlin (Wild World icon)

City Folk

Encyclopedia Information
Blue Marlin (City Folk)
"These attack their prey using their spearlike snouts."
Size About 88 inches
Habitat Ocean
Season Summer

New Leaf

Encyclopedia Information
"I caught a blue marlin! What a true darlin'!"
Size About 88 inches
Habitat Ocean
Season Summer



  • The blue marlin features in the DLC quest 'Animal Crossing: Fisher King' for the game Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, where it can be caught by fishing in area 9, and sells for 1000z. One must be collected and returned to the delivery box in order to complete the quest.

Further information

Atlantic blue marlin

A real-life marlin.

Main article: Atlantic blue marlin on Wikipedia

The Atlantic blue marlin is a species of marlin native to the Atlantic Ocean. It uses its long, sharp bill to injure or kill its prey, which mainly includes schools of small fish. Marlin, a popular game fish, is also commercially viable due to its high fat content. The marlin is the national fish of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and is featured on its Coat of Arms.

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