Seashells in Animal Forest.

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Shells are plentiful items that wash up on the beach of all Animal Crossing series games. They are a convenient source of Bells, especially during the early phases of the game when other methods of earning income are scarce or have not yet been developed by the player. New Horizons introduced the ability to use shells as crafting materials in DIY recipes.

List of shells

Name Sale
Conch 350/700 NH
Coral 250/500 NH
Cowrie 60
Dall's top 90
Giant clam 450/900 NH
Lion's paw 40
Oyster shell 450
Pearl oyster 1,200
Porceletta 30
Sakuragai 80
Sand dollar 60/120 NH
Sea snail 90/180 NH
Scallop shell 600
Summer shell 600
Venus comb 150/300 NH
Wentletrap 20
White scallop 450

Unique shells


  • During the Golden Axe Trading Event in Wild World, scallops can be traded with Pascal to obtain either the Golden Axe or Pascal's picture. Scallops can only be obtained from Tortimer in exchange for a massage chair.
  • In City Folk, scallops can be traded with Pascal for a piece of ship-themed furniture.
  • In New Leaf, when a scallop is caught in the town, Pascal sometimes appears and requests it. If given, he will eventually trade a piece of furniture. Note that the scallop is a different item from the scallop shell.

Manila clam

Manila clams appear in New Horizons. They are found on beaches at spots where water is seen shooting out of the sand. They can be obtained by digging them up with a shovel. Their primary use is as a crafting material for Fish Bait.

Summer shell

Summer shells appear in New Horizons. They are found on beaches only during the summer months of June, July, and August in the Northern Hemisphere, and December, January, and February in the Southern Hemisphere. Their primary use is as a crafting material for 8 seasonal DIY recipes that can also only be obtained during summer.

Giant-clam shell

Giant-clam shells are used for constructing music boxes with Cyrus's services. When given a giant-clam shell and any K.K. Slider song, Cyrus will be able to make a music box at the cost of 3000 bells.


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