Scientific NameGerris lacustris
AppearancesAnimal Crossing
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
LocationIn ponds and near the foot of waterfalls.
Date AvailabilityMay - September
Time Availability8am - 7pm
Sales Price130 Bells

The Pondskater is a unique aquatic bug which can be found and caught in all three current installments of the Animal Crossing series.


[edit] How to Catch

As any bug, the Pondskater can only be caught with the Net yet can only be found skimming atop bodies of water, specifically any number of ponds which can be found scattered throughout your Town.

[edit] Player

This is what your player says when you catch a Pondskater:

[edit] Animal Crossing

"I caught a pond skater! And it was doing a triple-toe axel!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

I caught a pond skater! Try to skate away from ME!

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

I caught a pond skater! Skate on over my way!

[edit] Menu

When looking at the Pondskater in the bug menu it will say this:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

They live off of bugs that fall into the water.

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

For obvious reasons, these are also known as "magic bugs".

[edit] Museum

If you donate this bug to the Museum, Blathers will say this:

[edit] Animal Crossing

I've been always been curious... Why is it that these water striders choose to live their lives on the water? And skating across water without sinking? Unnatural! Blech! A grotesque affront to the natural order, wot wot!

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

Do you know how pondskaters keep themselves above water, wot? The oil on the hairs of their feet repel water! Thusly they stay afloat. Which begs the question, if one were to shave their feet, would they sink? I daresay, I cannot think of a worse job than being the shaver of insect feet.

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

Some say pond skaters smell like candy. Which means someone took the time to sniff one. ...Which means I just lost any appetite I might ever have for candy...

[edit] Real Life

In real life, there are about 500 different breeds of the Pondskater, each with their own unique body shapes. The physical feature which allows them to literally walk on water are thin hairs adorning their legs which are obviously invisible to the naked eye, similar to the hairs featured on Spiders.

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