Something I did in the first Animal Crossing was make a house on an alternate character solely to showcase bugs/fish I felt were too cool to only leave in the museum. However bugs can't be mailed or dropped, so I'm at a loss as to how to do this.

Is there a way I can give bugs/fish to a second character or will that character have to find them themselves?


You cannot place bugs/fish on the ground outside. You cannot mail bugs/fish. You cannot display bugs/fish in Re-Tail. As far as I know, these are the only ways that you can transfer items betweens players.

So, based on this I would say that it is not possible to trade bugs/fish between players.

  • Yeah, after poking around there doesn't appear to be any way. As a sidenote, since I can display bugs/fish in the museum second floor I don't really need to trade fish to do what I wanted anyway. – Ben Brocka Jul 9 '13 at 13:57
  • Yeah the 2nd floor is great! – lonewookie Jul 9 '13 at 15:03

I don't think you can trade between characters unfortunately. Each individual will have to catch each bug/fish respectively.

  • The same rule applies between games. You can't trade bugs/fish with visiting friends in towns and such. – Karrot Jun 18 '13 at 3:18
  • Can you buy a bug or fish showcased in a StreetPass house? – CyberSkull Jun 18 '13 at 3:46

You can't mail fish or bugs, hence you can not buy it via streetpass because the item will be sent to you via mail.


You can't trade bugs, fish, and deep sea creatures. Your other character will have to catch it themselves.

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