Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs, Fish, and Sea Creatures Leaving After February

Published 02/26/2021, 10:20 AM EST


Animal Crossing: New Horizons has a system of fish, bugs, and deep-sea creatures cycling in and out every month. With February coming to a close, an assortment of critters will depart the islands in both hemispheres at the end of the month.

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Luckily for players in the Northern Hemisphere, a handful of critters will leave. They won’t witness as many departures as in the other half this month. On the other hand, a ton of critters will bid adieu to the Southern Hemisphere islands. Players here will observe a variety of bugs and some fish taking their leave after February.

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Some of these Animal Crossing: New Horizons critters will not return for quite some time. Therefore, catching the ones you require before they disappear is always a good idea. It is also important to donate the ones you catch to the Museum if you want to fill out your NookPhone’s critterpedia for unlocking golden tools.

For accomplishing this, it’s necessary to know the critters that arrived at the month’s beginning as well as the ones that will leave at the month’s end. You can read about all the new bugs, fish, and sea creatures in February here. Meanwhile, consider this article as a guide in helping you track down the departures when February ends. Keep your bug nets, fishing rods, and diving gear handy!

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List of Animal Crossing: New Horizons critters departing from the Northern Hemisphere after February

The following 2 fish are leaving at the end of February:

  • Pond smelt

 

 

 

Shadow size: Small

Location: River

Time: All day

Price: 500 Bells

  • Blowfish

 

 

 

Shadow size: Medium-small

Location: Sea

Time: 9 pm – 4 am

Price: 5,000 Bells

The following 3 bugs are leaving at the end of February:

  • Rajah Brooke’s birdwing

 

 

 

Location: Flying

Time: 8am – 5pm

Price: 2,500 Bells

  • Damselfly

 

 

 

Location: Flying

Time: All day

Price: 500 Bells

  • Dung beetle

 

 

 

Location: Rolling snowballs along the ground

Time: All day

Price: 3,000 Bells

The following 4 deep-sea creatures are leaving at the end of February:

  • Sea pig

 

 

 

Shadow size: Small

Swimming speed: Very fast

Time: 4 pm – 9 am

Price: 8,000 Bells

  • Oyster

 

 

 

Shadow size: Small

Swimming speed: Slow

Time: All day

Price: 2,000 Bells

  • Sweet shrimp

 

 

 

Shadow size: Small

Swimming speed: Slow

Time: 4 pm – 9 am

Price: 1,400 Bells

  • Venus’ flower basket

 

 

 

Shadow size: Medium

Swimming speed: Very fast

Time: All day

Price: 5,000 Bells

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List of New Horizons critters departing from the Southern Hemisphere after February

The following 5 fish are leaving when February ends:

  • Killifish

 

 

 

Shadow size: Tiny

Location: Pond

Time: All day

Price: 300 Bells

  • Frog

 

 

 

Shadow size: Small

Location: Pond

Time: All day

Price: 120 Bells

  • Giant snakehead

 

 

 

Shadow size: Large

Location: Pond

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Price: 5,500 Bells

  • Napoleon fish

 

 

 

Shadow size: Huge

Location: Sea

Time: 4 am – 9 pm

Price: 10,000 Bells

  • Squid

 

 

 

Shadow size: Medium-small

Location: Sea

Time: All day

Price: 500 Bells

  • Common bluebottle

 

 

 

Location: Flying

Time: 4 am – 7 pm

Price: 300 Bells

  • Great purple emperor

 

 

 

Location: Flying

Time: 4 am – 7 pm

Price: 3,000 Bells

  • Brown cicada

 

 

 

Location: On trees

Time: 8 am – 5 pm

Price: 250 Bells

  • Robust cicada

 

 

 

Location: On trees

Time: 8 am – 5 pm

Price: 300 Bells

  • Giant cicada

 

 

 

Location: On trees

Time: 8 am – 5 pm

Price: 500 Bells

  • Evening cicada

 

 

 

Location: On trees

Time: 4 am – 8 am & 4 pm – 7 pm

Price: 550 Bells

  • Cicada shell

 

 

 

Location: On trees

Time: All day

Price: 10 Bells

  • Jewel beetle

 

 

 

Location: On tree stumps

Time: All day

Price: 2400 Bells

  • Blue weevil beetle

 

 

 

Location: On palm trees

Time: All day

Price: 800 Bells

  • Scarab beetle

 

 

 

Location: On trees

Time: 11 pm – 8 am

Price: 10,000 Bells

  • Drone beetle

 

 

 

Location: On trees

Time: All day

Price: 200 Bells

  • Saw stag

 

 

 

Location: On trees

Time: All day

Price: 2,000 Bells

  • Miyama stag

 

 

 

Location: On trees

Time: All day

Price: 1,000 Bells

  • Giant stag

 

 

 

Location: On trees

Time: 11 pm – 8 am

Price: 10,000 Bells

  • Cyclommatus stag

 

 

 

Location: On palm trees

Time: 5 pm – 8 am

Price: 8,000 Bells

  • Golden stag

 

 

 

Location: On palm trees

Time: 5 pm – 8 am

Price: 12,000 Bells

  • Giraffe stag

 

 

 

Location: On palm trees

Time: 5 pm – 8 am

Price: 12,000 Bells

  • Horned dynastid

 

 

 

Location: On palm trees

Time: 5 pm – 8 am

Price: 1,350 Bells

  • Horned atlas

 

 

 

Location: On palm trees

Time: 5 pm – 8 am

Price: 8,000 Bells

  • Horned elephant

 

 

 

Location: On palm trees

Time: 5 pm – 8 am

Price: 8,000 Bells

  • Horned hercules

 

 

 

Location: On palm trees

Time: 5 pm – 8 am

Price: 12,000 Bells

  • Vampire squid

 

 

 

Shadow size: Medium

Swimming speed: Very fast

Time: 4 pm – 9 am

Price: 10,000 Bells

  • Sea pineapple

 

 

 

Shadow size: Small

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Swimming speed: Slow

Time: All day

Price: 1,500 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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