Like the previous games, the bugs, fish and sea creatures available to catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons change depending on the time of year, some of them disappearing for months at a time before becoming available again
With this in mind, players who are looking to complete their museum collection my want to take note of the following critters which will be rotating out after March is over. This list of critters is different depending on whether your island is set to Northern Hemisphere or Southern Hemisphere, so be sure to look at the correct list.
Name Price Location Time Emperor butterfly 4,000 Flying 5pm – 8am
Name Price Location Shadow size Time Bitterling 900 River Tiny All day Yellow perch 300 River Medium-small All day Stringfish 15,000 River (Clifftop) Large 4pm – 9am Sturgeon 10,000 River (Mouth) Huge All day Sea butterfly 1,000 Sea Tiny All day Football fish 2,500 Sea Medium-large 4pm – 9am
Name Price Shadow size Swimming speed Time Red king crab 8,000 Large Very fast All day
Name Price Location Time Tiger butterfly 240 Flying 4am – 7pm Emperor butterfly 4,000 Flying 5pm – 8am Agrias butterfly 3,000 Flying 8am – 5pm Rajah Brooke’s birdwing 2,500 Flying 8am – 5pm Queen Alexandra’s birdwing 4,000 Flying 8am – 4pm Atlas moth 3,000 On trees 7pm – 4am Madagascan sunset moth 2,500 Flying 8am – 4pm Grasshopper 160 On the ground 8am – 5pm Walker cicada 400 On trees 8am – 5pm Pondskater 130 On fresh water 8am – 7pm Diving beetle 800 On fresh water 8am – 7pm Giant water bug 2,000 On fresh water 7pm – 8am Rosalia batesi beetle 3,000 On tree stumps All day Earth-boring dung beetle 300 On the ground All day Goliath beetle 8,000 On palm trees 5pm – 8am Rainbow stag 6,000 On trees 7pm – 8am Walking leaf 600 Disguised as leaves All day Mosquito 130 Flying 5pm – 4am
Name Price Location Shadow size Time Crawfish 200 Pond Small All day Soft-shelled turtle 3,750 River Medium-large 4pm – 9am Sweetfish 900 River Medium-small All day Salmon 700 River (Mouth) Medium-large All day King salmon 1,800 River (Mouth) Huge All day Nibble fish 1,500 River Tiny 9am – 4pm Piranha 2,500 River Small 9am – 4pm & 9pm – 4am Arowana 10,000 River Medium-large 4pm – 9am Dorado 15,000 River Large 4am – 9pm Gar 6,000 Pond Huge 4pm – 9am Arapaima 10,000 River Huge 4pm – 9am Saddled bichir 4,000 River Medium-large 9pm – 4am Clown fish 650 Sea Tiny All day Surgeonfish 1,000 Sea Small All day Butterfly fish 1,000 Sea Small All day Puffer fish 250 Sea Medium-small All day Blue marlin 10,000 Pier Huge All day Ocean sunfish 4,000 Sea Huge with fin 4am – 9pm Saw shark 12,000 Sea Huge with fin 4pm – 9am Hammerhead shark 8,000 Sea Huge with fin 4pm – 9am Great white shark 15,000 Sea Huge with fin 4pm – 9am Whale shark 13,000 Sea Huge with fin All day Suckerfish 1,500 Sea Medium with fin All day
Name Price Shadow size Swimming speed Time Sea grapes 900 Small Stationary All day Sea urchin 1,700 Small Slow All day Slate pencil urchin 2,000 Medium Medium 4pm – 9am Moon jellyfish 600 Small Very slow All day Gigas giant clam 15,000 Huge Very fast All day Tiger prawn 3,000 Small Medium 4pm – 9am Horseshoe crab 2,500 Medium Medium 9pm – 4am Flatworm 700 Tiny Slow short movement 4pm – 9am
For a list of new Animal Crossing: New Horizons critters available in April, click here.
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