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Giant trevally Gallery

"I caught a giant trevally! Yeah, I'm pretty well-trevalled." —New Horizons

The giant trevally is a rare fish introduced in New Leaf. In New Leaf, it is only found in the waters around the island; in New Horizons, it now spawns by the pier.

Capture quotes[]

"I caught a giant trevally! Pfff. I've seen bigger!" —New Leaf
"I caught a giant trevally! Yeah, I'm pretty well-trevalled." —New Horizons

Game data[]

In older games
Game Name Price Location Shadow Time Months #
Giant trevally 4,500 Island huge All day All year 64

Donation to the museum[]

In New Leaf[]

In New Leaf, an information board in the aquarium lists information about this fish. When interacted with, it reads:

"Though you wouldn't guess it because of their size, giant trevallys are actually a type of mackerel. Unlike normally slim and sleek mackerels, giant trevallys have wide, sliver bodies. Surprisingly, though, these fish cannot tolerate the cold, so they tend to live in warmer places. Their jaw strength is great enough to bite off a person's finger, so be very careful when fishing for them!"

In New Horizons[]

Upon donation in New Horizons or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers will say:

"The giant trevally, as befits its name, can reach six feet in length and 180 pounds. Its size and strength has made it a favored opponent for anglers since time immemorial. They are also ingenious hunters, sometimes taking advantage of other predators to distract their prey. There have even been documented cases of them attacking - gulp - birds."

Encyclopedia Information[]

New Leaf[]

Encyclopedia Information
Giant trevally
"I caught a giant trevally! Pfff. I've seen bigger!"
Size 71.85 inches
Habitat Island
Season Summer

Encyclopedia Information
Giant trevally nh
"I caught a giant trevally! Yeah, I'm pretty well-traveled."
Habitat Pier
Months active (north) May - October
Months active (south) November - April

Further information[]

Caranx ignobilis
Main article: Giant trevally on Wikipedia

The giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis) is a tropical species of trevally that is found throughout the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The species begins grey but darkens sometimes to black with age. The species is most popular as a gamefish, but in the past, it was also seen as a commercial fish albeit rarely. Ultimately selling the fish became illegal after investigations confirmed severe cases of ciguatera poisoning resulting from consuming the fish.

In other languages[]

Giant trevally
Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese ロウニンアジ Rōnin'aji -
France French Carangue grosse tête -
Spain Spanish Jurel gigante -
Germany German Stachelmakrele -
Italy Italian Carango gigante -
The Netherlands Dutch Reuzenhorsmakreel -
Russia Russian Гигантский каранкс Gigantskiy karanks -
China Chinese 白面弄鱼/白面弄魚 Báimiànnòngyú -
South Korea Korean 무명갈전갱이 Mumyeonggaljeongaengi -

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