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‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ May Fish & Bugs Guide

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‘Animal Crossing_ New Horizons’ May Fish & Bugs Guide

A new month is upon us and that means there’s going to be a slew of new critters to catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Take a look below to discover what critters are new, and which are leaving in May.

Fish – Northern Hemisphere

Newly Arrived In May

Frog

Frogs are small amphibians that can be found in ponds. They sell for 120 bells, are available all day, and can only be caught between May and August.

Nibble Fish

Nibble Fish are small fish that can be found in rivers. They are available between 9 AM and 4 PM, sell for 1,500 bells and can only be caught between May and September.

Angelfish

Angelfish appear in rivers and have small shadows. They are only available between May and October between 4 PM and 9 AM and they sell for 3,000 bells.

Betta

Betta are fish that can be caught in rivers and have small shadows. They appear between May and October between the hours of 9 AM and 4 PM. They sell for 2,500 bells.

Catfish

Catfish well-known fish that appear in ponds and have large shadows. These fish can be caught between 4 PM and 9 AM between May and October, and they sell for 800 bells.

Rainbowfish

Rainbowfish can be found in rivers and have small shadows. They are available between 9 AM and 4 PM between the months of May and October. Rainbowfish sell for 800 bells.

Giant Trevally

Giant Trevally can be caught at piers and have large shadows. They sell for 4,500 bells, and they appear all day between May and October.

Mahi-mahi

Mahi-mahi is a fish that can be caught at sea all day between May and October. They have a large shadow and sell for 6,000 bells.

Leaving At The End Of May

Loach

Loaches are bottom feeder fish that are found in rivers. They have small shadows, sell for 400 bells, and are available all day between March and May.

Oarfish

Oarfish are large fish that have the largest shadow and are found in the sea. They sell for 9,000 bells and can be found all day between December and May.

Bugs – Northern Hemisphere

Newly Arrived In May

Great Purple Emperor

Great Purple Emperor butterflies are found flying around your island between 4 AM and 7 PM. They sell for 3,000 bells and are only available between May and August.

Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing

The Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing is an insect you can catch flying around your town. They sell for 4,000 bells and can be found between 8 AM and 4 PM between the months of May and September.

Banded Dragonfly

Banded Dragonfly is another bug you can catch when it’s flying around your town between 8 AM and 5 PM. They sell for 4,500 but are only available between May and October.

Pondskater

Pondskaters can be found on ponds and they sell for 130 bells. These insects are available between 8 AM and 7 PM between the months of May and September.

Diving Beetle

Diving Beetles are water bugs that can be found on ponds and rivers between May and September. These critters sell for 800 bells and are available only between 8 AM and 7 PM.

Violin Beetle

Violin Beetles can be caught on tree stumps. They sell for 450 and can be found all day between May and June, and September and November.

Rosalia Batesi Beetle

The Rosalia Batesi Beetle can also be found on tree stumps. These critters sell for 3,000 bells and are available all day between May and September.

Scorpion

Scorpions are found wandering on the ground on your island but can sting you. They sell for 8,000 bells, and they appear between 7 PM and 4 AM between the months of May and October.

Leaving In May

Mole Cricket

Mole Crickets can be found underground and sell for 500 bells. They are available all day, make a buzzing sound when close to, and they can be caught between November and May.

Fish – Southern Hemisphere

Newly Arrived In May

Bitterling

Bitterlings are fish found in rivers which have the smallest shadows. They are available all day between May and September and they sell for 900 bells.

Blowfish

Blowfish are found in the sea and have medium shadows. They sell for 5,000 bells and can be found 6 PM and 4 AM between May and August.

Tuna

Tuna are huge fish that have the largest shadow. They are found at the pier, sell for 7,000 bells, and are available all day between May and October.

Football Fish

Football Fish can be found in the sea. They have large shadows, sell for 2,500 bells, and are available between May and September between the hours of 4 PM and 9 AM.

Leaving In May

Barred Knifejaw

Barred Knifejaws can be found in the sea and have medium shadows. They are available all day between September and May, and they sell for 5,000 bells.

Cherry Salmon

Cherry Salmon are colourful fish found in rivers on clifftops with medium shadows between 4 PM and 9 AM. They sell for 1,000 bells and are available between March and May, and September and December.

Char

Char are fish that can also be found in clifftop rivers. They have medium shadows, sell for 3,800 bells and appear between 4 PM and 9 AM. They’re active between March and May, and September and December.

Golden Trout

Golden Trouts are found in clifftop rivers. They have medium shadows, appear between 4 PM and 9 AM, and they sell for 15,000 bells. They are only available between March and May, and September and December.

Guppy

A Guppy is a fish you can catch in rivers between 9 AM and 4 PM. The fish appear between October and May, and they have the smallest shadow. Guppies sell for 1,300 bells.

Mitten Crab

Mitten Crabs appear in rivers and have small shadows. They sell for 2,000 bells and can be found between 4 PM and 9 AM between March and May.

Neon Tetra

Neon Tetras are common tropical fish that can be found in rivers. They have the smallest shadows and appear between the hours of 9 AM and 4 PM between October and May. Neon Tetras sell for 500 bells.

Ray

Rays can be found in the sea. These slick fish have the largest shadows, sell for 3,000 bells and can be found between 4 AM and 9 PM. They’re active between February and May.

Sea Horse

Sea Horses are tiny fish that can be found in the sea. They have the smallest shadows, sell for 1,100 bells and can be caught all day. They’re available between October and May.

Zebra Turkeyfish

Zebra Turkeyfish is a unique fish that are found in the sea and have medium-sized shadows. They sell for 500 bells and are available all day between October and May.

Bugs – Southern Hemisphere

Newly Arrived In May

Damselfly

Damselflies are insects found flying around your island. They sell for 500 bells and appear all day between May and August.

Mole Cricket

Mole Crickets can be found underground and sell for 500 bells. They are available all day, make a buzzing sound when close to, and they can be caught between May and November.

Tarantula


Tarantulas can be found crawling around your island between 7 PM and 4 AM. They sell for 8,000 bells and can be found between May and October.

Leaving In May

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterflies can be caught flying around your island between 4 AM and 5 PM. They sell for 140 bells and are only available between March and May.

Long Locust

Long Locusts are found on the ground. They sell for 200 bells and can only be found between 8 AM and 7 PM between November and May.

Migratory Locust

Migratory Locusts can be found on the ground between 8 AM and 7 PM. They sell for 600 bells and are only available between February and May.

Cricket

Crickets are chirping little insects that are found on the ground between 5 PM and 8 AM. They sell for 130 bells but can only be caught between March and May.

Mantis

A Mantis is an insect that you can find on flowers on your island. They sell for 430 bells and can only be found between 8 AM and 5 PM between September and May.

Orchid Mantis

An Orchid Mantis can be caught on white flowers. They sell for 2,400 bells and are available between 8 AM and 5 PM. They are active between September and May.

Walking Stick

Walking Sticks take on the appearance of the iconic Animal Crossing logo or the logo for furniture in the game. They can be found in trees which you must shake between 4 AM and 8 AM and 5 PM and 7 PM. They are active between the months of January and May.


Flea

Fleas can be found on villagers, sell for 70 bells and are available all day between October and May.

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