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Animal Crossing: New Horizons new fish and bugs to catch in April

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There’s a whole new gang to find this month

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An Animal Crossing character fishes in the river from a brick bridge Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Now that it’s April, new schools of fish and swarms of bugs are available to catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Switch.

There’s no rush to catch any of them, as they’ll stick around for much longer than a month, but make sure you donate any new finds to Blathers to complete your Museum. You can tell when you’ve caught a new creature because your character will exclaim “Yes!” before they say the bug or fish’s name.

You can also check in your Critterpedia to see if you’ve donated the bug fish or not. If you have, there will be a little owl icon next to the critter name. (Note that these emblems won’t show up if you’re on somebody else’s island.)

We’ve broken up the list of new bugs and fish to catch in April by hemisphere below, so you can check which ones are new in your area. The Northern Hemisphere is getting tons of new bugs and fish, while the Southern Hemisphere is only getting two new fish.

New fish and bugs in April (Northern Hemisphere)

Critter Type Critter Location Shadow Size Time
Critter Type Critter Location Shadow Size Time
Bug Common Bluebottle Flying N/A 4 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Bug Agrias Butterfly Flying N/A 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bug Raja Brooke's Birdwing Flying N/A 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bug Atlas Moth On trees N/A 7 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Bug Madagascan Sunset Moth Flying N/A 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bug Long Locust On ground N/A 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Bug Darner Dragonfly Flying N/A 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bug Giant Water Bug Ponds and rivers N/A 7 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Bug Jewel Beetle On trees N/A All day
Bug Flea On villagers N/A All day
Fish Killifish Pond Smallest All day
Fish Crawfish Pond Small All day
Fish Snapping Turtle River X Large 9 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Fish Guppy River Smallest 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fish Neon Tetra River Smallest 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fish Sea Horse Sea Smallest All day
Fish Clown Fish Sea Smallest All day
Fish Surgeonfish Sea Small All day
Fish Butterfly Fish Sea Small All day
Fish Zebra Turkeyfish Sea Medium All day
Sea Creature Lobster Ocean (diving) N/A All day
Sea Creature Sea pineapple Ocean (diving) N/A All day

New fish and bugs in April (Southern Hemisphere)

Critter Type Critter Location Shadow Size Time
Critter Type Critter Location Shadow Size Time
Fish Yellow Perch River Medium All day
Fish Dab Sea Medium All day
Sea Creature Seaweed Ocean (diving) N/A All day
Sea Creature Spiny Lobster Ocean (diving) N/A 9 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Sea Creature Venus' flower basket Ocean (diving) N/A All day

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