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"I caught a pike! Think a swordfish would be up for a duel?" —New Horizons

The Pike is an uncommon fish introduced in CF. It appears from fall to early winter from 4 AM to 9 PM. It is found in rivers and sells for 1,800 Bells.

Donation to the museum

In City Folk

Blathers will comment on your donation as follows:

"Hootie hoo... Why, you've managed to catch quite a massive fish, haven't you? Commendable! The pike, a relative of the salmon, can grow to...a whopping 52 inches or more in length! If I met one of these during a dip in the water, I do believe I'd launch into thrashing panic mode!"

It can be found in the middle-right tank in the Aquarium exhibit.

In New Leaf

Pikes are only found in cold water, so they cannot live in warmer parts of the world. They can grow over three feet long and as such are a very popular fish with anglers. Pike have a slightly protruding jaw and large mouths with sharp teeth, making them powerful predators. They use these teeth for tearing apart not only other fish but also birds and other aquatic creatures.

In New Horizons

"The pike has always reminded me a bit of salmon, although a pike can grow rather larger. These brutes can grow to over four feet long...sometimes MUCH over! Hoo hoo! It is carnivorous and preys not only on other fish, but also mammals and some waterfowl...If I were to meet one in the water, I would have a most difficult time keeping my wits about me."

Capture quotes

"I didn't catch a pike! PSYCH!" —City Folk
"I caught a pike! Oh yes, I like!" —New Leaf
"I caught a pike! Think a swordfish would be up for a duel?" —New Horizons

Encyclopedia information

City Folk

Fish
Encyclopedia Information
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"These like cold water. They have sharp teeth, so be careful when reeling them in!"
Size About 52 inches
Habitat Rivers
Season Fall-Winter


New Leaf

Fish
Encyclopedia Information
Pike encyclopedia (New Leaf).jpg
"I caught a pike! Oh, yes, I like!"
Size About 52 inches
Habitat Rivers
Season Fall-Winter



New Horizons

Fish
Encyclopedia Information
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"I caught a pike! Think a swordfish would be up for a duel?"
Habitat River
Months active (north) September through December
Months active (south) March through June



Gallery

Further information

Main article: Pike on Wikipedia

A real pike

Esox lucius, or the Northern Pike (often abbreviated to simply Pike), sometimes known as the Jackfish, is a widespread and famous sport fish in the genus Esox, which contains many Pike species. They have a holarctic distribution, and are native to Europe, Russia and North America. In both continents anglers eagerly flock to locations to have a chance at landing larger fish. Pike have been known to live up to 30 years of age. Theirs diet consists mainly on small shoal fish, insects, amphibians, small mammals (like moles and mice), and even small waterfowl. They have also been known to be cannibalistic, sometimes feeding on smaller pike. Over-ambitious pike are not uncommon, and many die from choking.

In other languages

Pike
Language Name
Japan Japanese パイク Paiku
France French Brochet
Spain Spanish Lucio
Germany German Hecht
Italy Italian Luccio nordico
The Netherlands Dutch Snoek
China Chinese 白斑狗鱼/白斑狗魚 Báibāngǒuyú
South Korea Korean 강꼬치고기 Gangkkochigogi


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