Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ big summer update hit at the start of July, which means that folks have readied up their wet suits to go diving. The sea creatures you’ll find underwater aren’t just good sources for new puns. These water critters also make good pals on land, too.
Per usual, you’ll want to give any new buddies over to Blathers, but if you happen to place certain sea creatures on your island, you’ll discover that they aren’t confined to tanks. My favorite of the bunch has to be the enormous spider crab, pictured above courtesy of Animal Crossing player Kaylee’s viral tweet. It jokingly reads, “I’m deleting this game.”
Note that if you want a spider monstrosity of your own, it might be tough — they’re slippery! But, if your prey starts futzing about, you’ll know that it’s probably something good.
Lobster, snow crab & red king crab are so hard to catch, it's ridiculous #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/TiIVTERMti— Amanda (@_amandareyes) July 4, 2020
The crabs, it seems, have gotten special treatment in this update. Fans have also found that if you interact with a placed horseshoe crab, it’ll flip over. Is it playing dead, or does it want belly rubs? That’s for you to decide.
the horseshoe crab likes belly rubs what a good boy #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/GxyrpflgW5— Amy (@islagatoAC) July 6, 2020
The Gazami crab, meanwhile, likes to put on a show over at the museum.
*crab rave bass boosted* #AnimalCrossing #ACNH pic.twitter.com/4KNMvW79Bv— paige (@islejunipero) July 3, 2020
Perhaps the cutest of the new bunch has to be the giant isopod, which, when placed, will peek out of its lil’ tub. Folks are taking advantage of this detail to play around with isopod-based scenes, as you’ll see below.
would you participate on the isopod wedding #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/5Yudg4Bnoa— maria (@astro_maria) July 4, 2020
Daily announcements will now by handled by a giant isopod. Give it a hand - it has 0, but numerous legs to compensate. #AnimalCrossing #ACNH pic.twitter.com/xGGaosqbG6— ❤️ (@AbbisPromethia) July 4, 2020
Here's Danny the Isopod drinking his coffee #AnimalCrossing #ACNH pic.twitter.com/nval7EHYwr— ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) (@Naughtypuppy33) July 5, 2020
Isopod has wares for sale #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/plIEKMytrr— AC (Commissions Open) (@ACFan120) July 3, 2020
just me and my isopod hangin out— Ripley (@F0x_hunt) July 4, 2020
#AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/3AnOzkJ2pm