All the New Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs, Fish, and Deep-Sea Creatures Available in March

Published 03/04/2021, 5:11 PM EST


Animal Crossing: New Horizons has a range of features that closely resemble natural phenomena and real-life activities. Catching a variety of critters and going deep-sea diving are two of the most pleasurable pastimes in the game.

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The social sim operates a system of fish, bugs, and deep-sea creatures that migrate in or out on a monthly basis. March is a special month for Animal Crossing: New Horizons because it marks the first anniversary of the game’s launch. Besides setting up their islands with the recently introduced Mario-themed items, players have a brand new batch of critters to catch this month.

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We have listed all the new bugs, fish, and sea creatures available in March for both hemispheres below to help you track the ones you need. Since some critters are migrating back to the islands after a while, those who have been playing since launch might find a few familiar names.

These critters will stay around for more than a month, and it is important to donate the ones you catch to Blathers for completing the exhibits in your Museum. Besides, they also contribute to filling out your NookPhone’s Critterpedia for unlocking golden tools. Keep your bug nets, fishing rods, and diving gear handy!

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List of the new Animal Crossing critters available in March for the Northern Hemisphere islands

The following new fish will appear on the islands during March:

  • Tadpole

 

 

 

Shadow size: Tiny

Location: Pond

Time: All day

Price: 100 Bells

  • Loach

 

 

 

Shadow size: Small

Location: Pond

Time: All day

Price: 400 Bells

  • Cherry salmon

 

 

 

Shadow size: Medium/small

Location: River (Clifftop)

Time: 4 pm – 9 am

Price: 1,000 Bells

  • Char

 

 

 

Shadow size: Medium/small

Location: River (Clifftop)

Time: 4 pm – 9 am

Price: 3,800 Bells

  • Golden trout

 

 

 

Shadow size: Medium/small

Location: River (Clifftop)

Time: 4 pm – 9 am

Price: 15,000 Bells

  • Barred knifejaw

 

 

 

Shadow size: Medium/small

Location: Sea

Time: All day

Price: 5,000 Bells

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  • Yellow butterfly

 

 

 

Location: Flying

Time: 4 am – 7 pm

Price: 160 Bells

  • Tiger butterfly

 

 

 

Location: Flying

Time: 4 am – 7 pm

Price: 240 Bells

  • Peacock butterfly

 

 

 

Location: Flying by hybrid flowers

Time: 4 am – 7 pm

Price: 2,500 Bells

  • Mantis

 

 

 

Location: On flowers

Time: 8 am – 5 pm

Price: 430 Bells

  • Orchid mantis

 

 

 

Location: On white flowers

Time: 8 am – 5 pm

Price: 2,400 Bells

  • Honeybee

 

 

 

Location: Flying

Time: 8 am – 5 pm

Price: 200 Bells

  • Stinkbug

 

 

 

Location: On flowers

Time: All day

Price: 120 Bells

  • Man-faced stinkbug

 

 

 

Location: On flowers

Time: 7pm – 8am

Price: 1,000 Bells

  • Ladybug

 

 

 

Location: On flowers

Time: 8 am – 5 pm

Price: 200 Bells

The following new deep-sea creatures will appear on the islands during March:

  • Turban shell

 

 

 

Shadow size: Small

Swimming speed: Slow

Time: All day

Price: 1,000 Bells

  • Chambered nautilus

 

 

 

Shadow size: Medium

Swimming speed: Slow

Time: 4 pm – 9 am

Price: 1,800 Bells

  • Umbrella octopus

 

 

 

Shadow size: Small

Swimming speed: Quick long lunges

Time: All day

Price: 6,000 Bells

  • Firefly squid

 

 

 

Shadow size: Tiny

Swimming speed: Slow

Time: 9 pm – 4 am

Price: 1,400 Bells

  • Spider crab

 

 

 

Shadow size: Huge

Swimming speed: Quick

Time: All day

Price: 12,000 Bells

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List of the new critters available in March for the Southern Hemisphere islands

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  • Pike

 

 

 

Shadow size: Large

Location: River

Time: All day

Price: 1,800 Bells

  • Cherry salmon

 

 

 

Shadow size: Medium/small

Location: River (Clifftop)

Time: 4 pm – 9 am

Price: 1,000 Bells

  • Char

 

 

 

Shadow size: Medium/small

Location: River (Clifftop)

Time: 4 pm – 9 am

Price: 3,800 Bells

  • Golden trout

 

 

 

Shadow size: Medium/small

Location: River (Clifftop)

Time: 4 pm – 9 am

Price: 15,000 Bells

  • Salmon

 

 

 

Shadow size: Medium/large

Location: River (Mouth)

Time: All day

Price: 700 Bells

  • King salmon

 

 

 

Shadow size: Huge

Location: River (Mouth)

Time: All day

Price: 1,800 Bells

  • Mitten Crab

 

 

 

Shadow size: Small

Location: River

Time: 4 pm – 9 am

Price: 2,000 Bells

  • Sturgeon

 

 

 

Shadow size: Huge

Location: River (Mouth)

Time: All day

Price: 10,000 Bells

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  • Common butterfly

 

 

 

Location: Flying

Time: 4 am – 7 pm

Price: 160 Bells

  • Yellow butterfly

 

 

 

Location: Flying

Time: 4 am – 7 pm

Price: 160 Bells

  • Monarch butterfly

 

 

 

Location: Flying

Time: 4 am – 5 pm

Price: 140 Bells

  • Cricket

 

 

 

Location: On the ground

Time: 5pm – 8am

Price: 130 Bells

  • Bell cricket

 

 

 

Location: On the ground

Time: 5pm – 8am

Price: 430 Bells

  • Red dragonfly

 

 

 

Location: Flying

Time: 8 am – 7pm

Price: 180 Bells

  • Violin beetle

 

 

 

Location: On tree stumps

Time: All day

Price: 450 Bells

  • Pill bug

 

 

 

Location: By hitting rocks

Time: 11 pm – 4 pm

Price: 250 Bells

  • Centipede

 

 

 

Location: By hitting rocks

Time: 4 pm – 11 pm

Price: 300 Bells

The following new deep-sea creatures will appear on the islands during March:

  • Oyster

 

 

 

Shadow size: Small

Swimming speed: Slow

Time: All day

Price: 2,000 Bells

  • Turban shell

 

 

 

Shadow size: Small

Swimming speed: Slow

Time: All day

Price: 1,000 Bells

  • Chambered nautilus

 

 

 

Shadow size: Medium

Swimming speed: Slow

Time: 4 pm – 9 am

Price: 1,800 Bells

  • Umbrella octopus

 

 

 

Shadow size: Small

Swimming speed: Quick long lunges

Time: All day

Price: 6,000 Bells

  • Sweet shrimp

 

 

 

Shadow size: Small

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Swimming speed: Slow

Time: 4 pm – 9 am

Price: 1,400 Bells

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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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