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New Fish and Bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Available

Animal Crossing: New Horizons developers have made available new crowds of fish and groups of bugs on Switch. Every month, the game receives a collection of the 80 fish and 80 bugs to collect in the title cycle in or out. The new additions come with a May update.

Different Areas Get Different Creatures

The creatures that are included in your Critterpedia migrate in accordance with the real-time sensors connected to the title’s clock, so you’d want to get to work. Animal Crossing: New Horizons has various seasons based on your choice of Northern or Southern hemisphere at the very beginning of the game. Therefore, different areas will get different fish and bugs in and out.

You don’t have to rush to get all of them because they will be available for more than a month, but ensure that you donate any new discoveries to Blathers in order to complete your Museum. You’ll know when you’ve got a new creature because your character will exclaim ‘Yes!’ before they say the bug or fish’s name.

There’s also the option to verify your Critterpedia to see if you’ve given the creature or not. If you have, a small icon next to the critter name should appear. However, remember that these icons won’t show up if you are on another player’s island.

We’ve listed all the bugs and fish that have been added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in both hemispheres below, so make sure you get them before they are gone.

New Bugs and Fish on Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Here are the new creatures in the Northern Hemisphere, together with their locations.


• Great Purple Emperor – flying
• Rosalia Batesi Beetle – on tree stumps
• Violin beetle – on tree stumps
• Diving beetle – in ponds and rivers
• Scorpion – on the ground at night, replaces tarantula
• Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing – flying
• Banded Dragonfly – flying
• Pondskater – in ponds


• Mahi-Mahi – on piers
• Giant Trevally – on piers
• Angelfish – in river
• Betta – in river
• Rainbowfish – in riverNibble Fish – in river
• Catfish – in ponds
• Frog – in ponds, not a fish actually

Here are all the new creatures in the Southern Hemisphere with their locations


• Tarantula – on the ground, replaces Scorpion
• Mole Cricket – underground
• Damselfly – flying


• Blowfish – in ocean
• Tuna – on piers
• Football Fish – in ocean
• Bitterling – in river

There are fewer additions in the Southern Hemisphere, but more in the Northern Hemisphere. These new critters switch at the beginning of every month, which means that we’re getting a new list next month as well.


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