Animal Crossing New Horizons: Catch These Fish, Bugs and Sea Creatures Before November Ends

Published 11/29/2020, 12:02 PM EST


Monthly changes and updates are frequent occurrences in the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The social simulation game takes place in real-time and includes natural phenomena like seasons and weather changes. Moreover, those who have played the game know how immersive an experience it is to catch a variety of critters.

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New Horizons has a pattern of fish, bugs, and sea creatures that cycle in and out every month. With November coming to a close, an assortment of critters will depart both the Northern and Southern hemisphere islands after November 30. Some of these critters will not return for quite some time, so players are advised to catch as many as they can before time runs out.

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As the Northern Hemisphere is transitioning into winter, the islands here will see the majority of critter departures. Meanwhile, Southern Hemisphere players don’t have as many creatures leaving because summer is just around the corner.

We list all the Animal Crossing: New Horizons fish, bugs, and deep-sea creatures leaving both hemispheres after November below. Players need to keep an eye out, so they don’t miss catching any of the creatures towards completing their Critterpedia and donating them to Blather’s Museum. Therefore, it is important to know which critters are leaving to ensure you catch them before November ends.

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List of Animal Crossing: New Horizons critters departing Northern Hemisphere after November

The following 10 fish are departing the Northern Hemisphere islands when November ends:

NameLocationTimeShadow sizePrice
Cherry salmonRiver (Clifftop)All dayMedium-small1,000
CharRiver (Clifftop)All dayMedium-small3,800
Golden troutRiver (Clifftop)4pm – 9amMedium-small15,000
Mitten crabRiver4pm – 9amSmall2,000
GuppyRiver9am – 4pmTiny1,300
Neon tetraRiver9am – 4pmTiny500
Sea horseSeaAll dayTiny1,100
Zebra turkeyfishSeaAll dayMedium-small500
Barred knifejawSeaAll dayMedium-small5,000
RaySea4am – 9pmLarge3,000

The following 10 bugs are departing the Northern Hemisphere islands when November ends:

NameLocationTimePrice
Monarch butterflyFlying4am – 5pm140
Long locustOn the ground8am – 7pm200
Migratory locustOn the ground8am – 7pm600
Rice grasshopperOn the ground8am – 7pm160
CricketOn the ground5pm – 8am130
MantisOn flowers8am – 5pm430
Orchid mantisOn white flowers8am – 5pm2,400
Violin beetleOn tree stumpsAll day450
Walking stickOn trees4am – 8am & 5pm – 7pm600
FleaOn villagersAll day70

The following 3 deep-sea creatures are departing the Northern Hemisphere islands when November ends:

NameTimeShadow sizeSwimming patternPrice
Chambered nautilus4pm-9amMediumMedium1,440
Umbrella octopusAll daySmallFast6,000
Gazami crabAll dayMediumFast2,200

List of New Horizons critters departing Southern Hemisphere after November

The following 3 fish are departing the Southern Hemisphere islands when November ends:

NameLocationTimeShadow sizePrice
LoachRiverAll daySmall400
Golden troutRiver (Clifftop)4pm – 9amMedium-small15,000
OarfishSeaAll dayHuge9,000

The following bug is departing the Southern Hemisphere islands when November ends:

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NameLocationTimePrice
Mole cricketUndergroundAll day500

The following 2 deep-sea creatures are departing the Southern Hemisphere islands when November ends:

NameTimeShadow sizeSwimming patternPrice
Turban shellAll daySmallSlow1,000
Dungeness crabAll dayMediumModerate consistent movement1,900

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Souhardya Biswas is an eSports writer for EssentiallySports. He joined the organisation in 2020, wanting to explore the sphere of professional eSports journalism. His passion for gaming started with titles like GTA San Andreas, Far Cry 2, Modern Warfare 2, FIFA 09, eventually developing an interest in Battle Royale games like PUBG and Apex Legends.

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