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Hammerhead shark Gallery

"I caught a hammerhead shark! I hit the nail on the head!" —New Horizons

The hammerhead shark (シュモクザメ, Shumokuzame?) is a large fish that always appears in the ocean during the summer months, between June and September. Between the hours of 8 pm and 4 am, this is the only shark that can be found. The hammerhead shark has always sold for 8,000 Bells, except in the PAL versions of Wild World, where it's sold for 12,000 Bells.

Due to its scarceness it is one of the few fish Chip will not eat.

Donation to the museum[]

As with all fish caught in Animal Crossing series, the hammerhead shark can be donated to the museum in each game by talking to Blathers, who will also give some information on it.

In Wild World[]

Upon donation, Blathers the curator will say:

"Hoo! Indeed, WOO hoo! A hammerhead shark! The fin of the hammerhead shark is used in some foreign cooking, eh wot? Indeed, it is used in a delightful delicacy called shark's-fin soup! This dish is usually quite pricey because of all that goes into its preparation. Why, it takes three days merely to reconstitute the dried shark's fin! After THAT, the chef must pick out the skin and cartilage with tweezers! Only after all that can it be used as an ingredient. THAT is a just cost!"

In City Folk[]

Upon donation, Blathers the curator will say:

"Ah, the hammerhead shark, also, I believe, known simply as the hammerhead in certain circles. The hammer-shaped head is thought to give this shark a great sense of its radar. Compared to other sharks, this one wears a bit of a daft expression that some people find charming!"

The hammerhead can then be found "pacing" in the back tank, much like the blue marlin.

In New Leaf[]

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

"The hammerhead shark is a shark with a head like a hammer, which is what you'd expect. However, despite being sharks, they are actually fairly laid back, which is not what you'd expect. With their eyes positioned on the two ends of their "hammer," they can see in almost all directions. Oddly, their nose holes are located right next to their eyes on their hammer section. They have a number of small holes on the front and lower portions of their heads as well. These holes allow them to detect prey, even fish hiding below them and out of sight. While they eat a nice array of fish, it seems that rays are their favorite source of food. Rays, beware!"

In New Horizons[]

Upon donation or selecting "Tell me about this!", Blathers the curator will say:

"The hammerhead shark is known for its distinctive, hammer-shaped head, hence the name. Er, obviously. Anyhoot, this oddly shaped head allows the beast to see 360 degrees around itself, from top to bottom. Imagine being able to see so widely! You could check for untied shoelaces AND imminent rain simultaneously!"

Capture quotes[]

"I caught a hammerhead shark! Got any nails?" —Wild World
"I caught a hammerhead shark! Knew I just had to keep hammering away at it!" —City Folk
"I caught a hammerhead shark! I really nailed it!" —New Leaf
"I caught a hammerhead shark! I hit the nail on the head!" —New Horizons
Japanese Quotes

「シュモクザメを 釣り上げた!ハンマーみたいな 頭だー!」 —New Horizons

"I caught a hammerhead shark! Its head looks like a hammer!" (translation)

Encyclopedia information[]

Wild World[]

Encyclopedia Information
Hammerhead shark (Wild World) "There are eight species of hammerheads. They school and rarely attack humans."
Size 8.1 feet
Habitat Ocean
Season Summer
Icon Hammerhead shark (Wild World icon)

City Folk[]

Encyclopedia Information
Hammerhead Shark (City Folk)
"These travel in schools, which is rare for sharks. Try to avoid running into one."
Size About 100 in.
Habitat Ocean
Season Summer

New Leaf[]

Encyclopedia Information
"I caught a hammerhead shark! I really nailed it!"
Size About 100 in.
Habitat Ocean
Season Summer

New Horizons[]

Encyclopedia Information
"I caught a hammerhead shark! I hit the nail on the head!"
Habitat Ocean
Months active (north) June to September
Months active (south) Unknown

Further information[]

Main article: Hammerhead Shark on Wikipedia

The smooth hammerhead's name comes from its hammer-like bone structure from its head, which lacks any sort of central indentation. It is a rather common hammerhead shark, and the second largest after the great hammerhead. Its fins are valued for the delicacy shark fin soup.

In other languages[]

Hammerhead shark
Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese シュモクザメ Shumokuzame -
France French Requin marteau -
Spain Spanish Pez martillo -
Germany German Hammerhai -
Italy Italian Pesce martello -
The Netherlands Dutch Hamerhaai -
Russia Russian Рыба-молот Ryba-molot -
China Chinese 双髻鲨/雙髻鯊 Shuāngjìshā -
South Korea Korean 귀상어 Gwisangeo -

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