The month of December is fast upon us, bringing with it a number of new bugs, fish and sea creatures to catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
For the Northern Hemisphere, players will get the chance to add the Pond Smelt, Dung Beetle, and more to their collections in the game. For the Southern Hemisphere, notable new arrivals include various Sharks and the Goliath Beetle.
You can find the full list of new critters arriving in December for both hemispheres in the tables below:
Name Location Time Emperor butterfly Flying 5pm – 8am Rajah Brooke’s birdwing Flying 8am – 5pm Dung beetle Rolling snowballs along the ground All day
Name Location Shadow size Time Pond smelt River Small All day Stringfish River (Clifftop) Large 4pm – 9am Sea butterfly Sea Tiny All day Squid Sea Medium-small All day Oarfish Sea Huge All day
Name Shadow size Swimming pattern Time Lobster Large Fast All da
Name Location Time Emperor butterfly Flying 5pm – 8am Firefly Flying 7pm – 4am Drone beetle On trees All day Goliath beetle On palm trees 5pm – 8am Rainbow stag On trees 7pm – 8am Mosquito Flying 5pm – 4am
Name Location Shadow size Time Giant snakehead Pond Large 9am – 4pm Tilapia River Medium-small All day Piranha River Small 9am – 4pm & 9pm – 4am Arowana River Medium-large 4pm – 9am Dorado River Large 4am – 9pm Gar Pond Huge 4pm – 9am Arapaima River Huge 4pm – 9am Saddled bichir River Medium-large 9pm – 4am Ribbon eel Sea Thin All day Saw shark Sea Huge with fin 4pm – 9am Hammerhead shark Sea Huge with fin 4pm – 9am Great white shark Sea Huge with fin 4pm – 9am Whale shark Sea Huge with fin All day Suckerfish Sea Medium with fin All day
Name Shadow size Swimming speed Time Gazami crab Medium Slow All day Tiger Prawn Small Medium 4pm – 9am
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