This article is about the fish and later diving obstacle present from Animal Forest to Animal Crossing: New Leaf. For the the Sea Creature introduced in New Horizons, see Moon jellyfish.
"I caught a jellyfish! Now all I need is a peanut-butter fish." —City Folk

The jellyfish (クラゲ, Kurage?) is a unique fish. It has the shortest range of any fish (August 16th through August 31st), and it is tied with the tadpole as the lowest selling fish in the Animal Crossing series, at 100 Bells. The jellyfish will appear all day during this short period of time. It was introduced in Animal Forest+ and Animal Crossing. This fish was removed in New Leaf, but is still featured as an obstacle the player must avoid whilst swimming in the ocean.

Donation to the museum

As with all fish and bugs in the Animal Crossing series, the jellyfish can be donated to the Museum by talking to Blathers. Below is what he says upon donation;

In Animal Crossing

"Jellyfish and other gelatinous creatures are some of the ocean's most beautiful animal life.
Some of them do pack a painful sting, but you'll be fine if you observe them from a respectful distance.
Now then, let's get this one squared away in its new home, eh wot?"

In Wild World

"You can actually find these in restaurants, though which ones I do not know. Jellyfish can grow to be almost three feet long, did you know that?! That crunchy texture... It takes rather an open mind to enjoy, eh wot?"

In City Folk

"...Hoo, are you aware that the jellyfish is completely without bones? There's a legend that says the jellyfish had bones long ago, but they were taken away by a sea deity. ...Yes, the reason was that the jellyfish was quite the gossip and was eventually punished for it... Getting boneless... Rather a stiff punishment, eh wot?"

The jellyfish appears in the museum's right circular tank. It just hovers in the same place, occasionally jumping forward a bit.

Capture quotes

"クラゲを つりあげた! もう、なつも おわりだな・・・" —Animal Forest
"I caught a jellyfish! I wonder how it would taste on some toast..." —Animal Crossing
"I caught a jellyfish! I'm in some kind of jam!" —Wild World

Encyclopedia information

Wild World

Encyclopedia Information
Jellyfish (Wild World) "These plankton have a vicious sting!"
Size 9.8 inches
Habitat Ocean
Season Late August
Icon Jellyfish (Wild World icon)

City Folk

Encyclopedia Information
Jellyfish (City Folk)
"Watch out for the second sting of this type of plankton!"
Size About 10 in.
Habitat Ocean
Season August


Further information


One of the many types of jellyfish called a Moon Jellyfish.

Jellyfish are a very primitive species of Cnidarian; a group of early life forms that includes corals and jellyfish. Cnidarians consist of two main "forms": polyps and medusa. The medusa strain is a single polyp that has adapted to float upside-down; these are jellyfish. When jellyfish are born they first stick to coral or other surfaces and as they grow they detach and assimilate into plankton where they grow into their adult stage. The moon jellyfish is seen in Animal Crossing. This common and widespread group of jellyfish (genus Aurea) is quite distinctive due to the clover-leaf pattern on the top of its bell formed by gonads.

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