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Gar encyclopedia (New Leaf)
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Location Price
River Pool 6,000 Bells
Size Shadow size
29.97 in. 2.25 Meters Huge
Time of year Time of day
June to September 4 pm to 9 am
Scientific name Lepisosteus oculatus
Family Lepisosteidae - Gars
Appearances WW, CF, NL
Rarity Scarce (★★★★)
Regional names Flag of Germany small Knochenhecht
Flag of Italy small Luccio
Flag of France small Gar
Flag of Spain Pez caimán
"I caught a gar! It ain't gettin' too far!" —New Leaf

The uncommon gar acts as a nighttime counterpart to the giant snakehead. It sells for 6,000 Bells. It appears in late summer from 4 PM to 9 AM. It is also the most valuable river pool fish.

Donation to the museum

When placed in the museum, the gar shares a tank with the arapaima. This means it is in the middle tank in Wild World, and the middle-right tank City Folk.

In Wild World

"<Player>, if you plan to raise a gar at home, I have some crucial advice. You must be very careful not to overfeed it! These brutes grow much faster than you might suspect, eh wot? Before you know it, it could be bigger than you can handle! The horror!"

In City Folk

"Hoo, I daresay you've really fished a winner this time, my dear owlet! Gar can grow to massive sizes--up to 120 inches! Let's hope this new addition to our museum can grow to an equally enormous size..."

In New Leaf

After donating a Gar, the sign in the museum reads:

"Their long faces and large mouths make them look like alligators. Some can grow up to three yards. They are ancient fish that haven't changed since they first appeared millions of years ago. They breathe not only through gills, but also by sticking their mouths above the surface of the water. Gar eggs are poisonous, so people all over the world are advised not to eat them -- no exceptions."

Capture quotes

"I caught a gar! Nose like a GARden hose!" —Wild World
"I caught a gar! Gar har har HAAAAR!" —City Folk

Encyclopedia information

Wild World

Encyclopedia Information
Gar (Wild World) "They resemble alligators, and are so large, they can even eat waterfowl."
Size 6.2 feet
Habitat River Pools
Season Summer
Icon Gar (Wild World icon)

City Folk

Encyclopedia Information
Gar (City Folk)
"These ancient, huge, alligator-like fish have been known to eat waterfowl"
Size About 76 inches.
Habitat River Pools
Season Summer-Fall

New Leaf

Encyclopedia Information
Gar encyclopedia (New Leaf)
"I caught a gar! It ain't gettin' too far!"
Size About 76 inches
Habitat River Pools
Season Summer-Fall


Further information

Gar real life

An alligator gar in real life.

The alligator gar can be caught up to twelve feet in length (about 4 meters). Its scales are diamond-shaped and are sometimes used for jewelry. Gar are similar to pike in that they can be very voracious predators. The word Gar is an Old English word for spear.

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