Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Catch These Critters Before Time Runs Out!

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August 27, 2020 4:34 pm

Animal Crossing: New Horizons brings with itself a range of exciting features that represent virtual reality. If you have played the game, you know just how interesting and fun it is to catch bugs and fishes.

The game has new fishes, bugs, and sea creatures that cycle in or out every month, based on the internal clock of the game. Accordingly, August 31 will be the last day to catch the bugs or fishes present in the game right now. It’s important to remember that some of them might not be available until next year.

The seasons in the game depend on the choice of the hemisphere you make while starting the game. There is a wide range of creatures available every month. And, regardless of when, you will undoubtedly get your hands on them sometime during a calendar year.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Don’t miss out on the critters for this month

Summer will end in September in the Northern Hemisphere and Winter will end in the Southern Hemisphere in September this year.

This will bring a seasonal change in every zone, and you can expect to find some vibrant new creatures. More bugs, fishes, and recently added deep-sea creatures will take their leave from the Northern Hemisphere as summer ends.

There is a list of critters you need to keep your eyes open for. And, to make sure you don’t miss out on them, it’s very important for you to give this article a meticulous read.

While some creatures may leave, some will make their way to your island after a long hiatus. This directly points to the fact that they’re not available regularly. And you can collect them to make sure you don’t have to wait for another year.

List of bugs, fishes, and sea creatures leaving the Northern Hemisphere in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Fishes

                              Fish pic

     Fish name

    Time of day

Location

Returns in

       Squid

 

All-day and night

 

  Sea

 

   Dec

 

Napoleonfish

 

  4am – 9pm

 

  Sea

 

Jul 2021

 

Giant Snakehead

 

  9am – 4pm

 

Ponds

 

Jun 2021

 

        Frog

 

All-day and night

 

Ponds

 

May 2021

 

      Killifish

 

All-day and night

 

Ponds

 

Apr 2021

 

Bugs

               Bug pic       

        Bug name

     Time of day

                Location

  Returns in

       Common                   Bluebottle

 

 

 

4am – 7pm

 

 

                   Air

 

 

        Apr                 2021

 

 

   Great Purple                    Emperor

 

      4am – 7pm

 

                  Air

 

 May 2021

 

    Brown Cicada

 

      8am – 5pm

 

              On trees

 

   Jul 2021

 

   Robust Cicada

 

      8am – 5pm

 

              On trees

 

   Jul 2021

 

     Giant Cicada

 

      8am – 5pm

 

                On trees

 

   Jul 2021

 

   Evening Cicada

 

      4am – 8am,                  4pm – 7pm

 

             On trees

 

   Jul 2021

 

     Cicada Shell

 

 All-day and night

 

             On trees

 

   Jul 2021

 

     Jewel Beetle

 

 All-day and night

 

          Tree stumps

 

   Apr 2021

 

Blue Weevil Beetle

 

  All-day and night

 

         On palm trees

 

    Jul 2021

 

     Scarab Beetle

 

      11pm – 8am

 

             On trees

 

   Jul 2021

 

     Drone Beetle

 

  All-day and night

 

              On trees

 

  Jun 2021

 

         Saw Stag

 

  All-day and night

 

              On trees

 

   Jul 2021

 

     Miyama Stag

 

  All-day and night

 

             On trees

 

   Jul 2021

 

      Giant Stag

 

      11pm – 8am

 

            On trees

 

   Jul 2021

 

Cyclommatus Stag

 

       5pm – 8am

 

         On palm trees

 

   Jul 2021

 

 Horned Dynastid

 

       5pm – 8am

 

              On trees

 

   Jul 2021

 

    Horned Atlas

 

        5pm – 8am

 

         On palm trees

 

   Jul 2021

 

  Horned Elephant

 

        5pm – 8am

 

         On palm trees

 

  Jul 2021

 

  Horned Hercules

 

        5pm – 8am

 

         On palm trees

 

   Jul 2021

 

    Walking Leaf

 

  All-day and night

 

Around trees   (camouflaged as a       furniture leaf)     Jul 2021

 

     Golden Stag

 

        5pm – 8am

 

          On palm trees

 

   Jul 2021

 

      Giraffe Stag

 

        5pm – 8am

 

          On palm trees

 

   Jul 2021

 

Sea Creatures

Sea Creature name

Time of day

Returns in

   Sea Pineapple  Any time Apr 2021
  Vampire Squid 4pm – 9am May 2021

List of bugs, fishes, and sea creatures leaving the Southern Hemisphere in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Fishes

                                 Fish pic

 Fish name

   Time of day

Location

Returns in

Pond Smelt

 

All-day and night

 

Rivers

 

Jun 2021

 

 Blowfish

 

   9pm – 4am

 

  Sea

 

May 2021

 

Bugs

                 Bug pic

                        Bug name

    Time of day

                   Location

Returns in

                   Rajah Brooke’s                                                  Birdwing

 

    8am – 5pm

 

         Air

 

 Oct

 

                       Damselfly

 

     All-day                   and night

 

        Air

 

 May        2021
                     Dung Beetle

 

All-day and night

 

Ground (rolling snowballs)

 

Jun 2021

 

Sea Creatures

 Sea Creature name

Time of day

Returns in

         Oyster  Any time Mar 2021
         Sea Pig 4pm – 9am May 2021
Sweet Shrimp 4pm – 9am Mar 2021
Venus’ Flower Basket  Any time Apr 2021

Catching these creatures will enable you to complete the museum exhibits and you can also unlock the Golden Tools DIY recipes. Hurry! There’s not much time left.

Nakul Ahuja

Nakul Ahuja is an Esports author at EssentiallySports. He has spent 11 years doing theatre and is currently preparing for his Master's degree in Journalism. Along the way, he hopes to rake in money as Ninja does. Ironically, he is a rather clumsy gamer. When he isn't writing, he can be seen brewing a perfect cup of cappuccino for himself. A cup of coffee, anyone?

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