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"I caught a tuna! It's a little off-key!" —New Horizons

The tuna is a scarce fish that can be found by the pier at any time of day between the months of November and April. The fish sells for 7,000 Bells at Tom Nook's store, which makes it the second most lucrative winter fish after the stringfish. It makes its first appearance in Wild World and has appeared in every main series game and Pocket Camp.

Capture quotes

"I caught a tuna! And I'm not talking canned!" —Wild World
"I caught a tuna! I only wish I'd caught it soona!" —City Folk
"I caught a tuna! And now it's stuck in my head!" —New Leaf
"I caught a tuna! It's a little off-key!" —New Horizons

Encyclopedia information

Wild World

Fish
Encyclopedia Information
Tuna (Wild World).png "They can swim up to 60 miles per hour."
Size 7.5 feet
Habitat Ocean
Season Winter
Icon Tuna (Wild World icon).png


City Folk

Fish
Encyclopedia Information
Tuna (City Folk).png
"Since sushi has become popular everywhere, all cuts of this fish are expensive."
Size 90.6 inches
Habitat Ocean
Season Winter


New Leaf

Fish
Encyclopedia Information
Tuna encyclopedia (New Leaf).jpg
"I caught a tuna! And now it's stuck in my head!"
Size 90.6 inches
Habitat Ocean
Season Winter


New Horizons

Fish
Encyclopedia Information
NH-Tuna.png
"I caught a tuna! It's a little off-key!"
Habitat Pier
Months active (north) November to April
Months active (south) May to October



Game data

In older games
Game Name Price Location Shadow Time Months #
WW
Tuna 7,000 Ocean Huge All day Nov to Mar 51
CF
Tuna 7,000 Ocean Huge All day Nov to Mar 58
NL
Tuna 7,000 Ocean Huge All day Nov to Mar 62

Donation to the museum

In Wild World

Blathers will say this when donated to the museum: "If a tuna stops swimming, it will stop breathing and expire, eh wot? As you can imagine, this means that it must swim when it sleeps as well. I think every day about how marvelous life would be if I could work in my sleep!" One can find the tuna in the back tank with the other ocean fish.

In City Folk

Upon donating to the museum, it can be found in the back tank with other ocean fish. When given the fish, Blathers will say this: "If tuna stop swimming, they actually lose the ability to breathe and can perish! ...Which means that even while resting, this fish just keeps swimming, eh wot? I really prefer to focus on resting up rather than napping... Rather lucky I was born an owl, wot wot!"

In New Leaf

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

"Tuna can reach almost 10 feet in length and weigh over 800 pounds, which is huge in the fish world. Combining this great size with their good flavor makes them literally the biggest catch for most anglers. Tuna can't breathe when they aren't moving, so their entire lives revolve around constantly swimming. To sleep, they merely slow down. This ability to swim while sleeping is a huge advantage. They're also rather fast, capable of beating both sets of fins so hard they reach speeds of 50 mph."

In New Horizons

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

"The tuna is a large ocean fish that can reach upwards of nine feet long. Besides its great size, it's notable for continuing to swim even when it's sleeping! Well, to be fair, if it doesn't keep swimming, it won't be able to breathe and will of course die... But sleep should be restful, eh wot! If I were the tuna I would feel very hard done by!"

The tuna can be found swimming in a large tank in the front saltwater fish room.

Trivia

  • The quote in New Horizons likely is a reference to the joke "You can tune a piano but you can’t tune a fish".

Gallery

Further information

A real-life tuna.


Main article: Tuna on Wikipedia

There are various types of tuna in existence. As a result of its uses, it has become overfished and due to its late maturity, it is increasingly difficult for it to reproduce to sustain the demand. The Atlantic bluefin tuna is currently classified as Endangered due to its rapid decline. It preys on squid, crustaceans, horse mackerel, and other small fish.

In other languages

Tuna
Language Name
Japan Japanese マグロ Maguro
France French Thon
Spain Spanish Atún
Germany German Thunfisch
Italy Italian Tonno
The Netherlands Dutch Tonijn
Russia Russian Тунец Tunets
China Chinese 鲔鱼/鮪魚 wěiyú


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