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Catch these Animal Crossing: New Horizons fish, bugs, and sea creatures before November ends

Some of these won’t come back for a full year, so make sure to grab them before they go

An Animal Crossing character holds up a fish in a field of yellow flowers Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

November is coming to a close, which means that a bunch of critters in Animal Crossing: New Horizons are going to vanish for a while.

To help make sure you grab what you can before they disappear, we’ve put together a list of things to hunt down and fill out the the Museum.

While folks who time travel don’t have as much to worry about when it comes to catching this variety of bugs, people playing by the day will not want to wait months to continue their collection.

For fish, we recommend using bait, crafted using the manila clams that you can dig up on the beach, to quickly spawn fish in the desired location. Simply make the bait at your crafting table and toss it into the water from your inventory.

The Northern Hemisphere is continuing its pattern of losing a lot, as the islands are transitioning to winter. (You’ll start seeing snow soon!) On the flip, the Southern Hemisphere islands are keeping most of their critters as summer approaches.

Critters to catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons before November ends (Northern Hemisphere)

Critter type Critter Location Shadow Size Time
Critter type Critter Location Shadow Size Time
Bug Monach Butterfly Flying N/A 4 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bug Long Locust On ground N/A 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Bug Migratory Locust On ground N/A 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Bug Rice Grasshopper On ground N/A 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Bug Cricket On ground N/A 5 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Bug Mantis On flowers N/A 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bug Orchid Mantis On white flowers N/A 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bug Stinkbug On flowers N/A All day
Bug Man-faced Stink Bug On flowers N/A 7 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Bug Tiger Beetle On ground N/A All day
Bug Violin Beetle On tree stumps N/A All day
Bug Walking Stick On trees N/A 4 a.m. - 8 a.m., 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Bug Flea On villagers N/A All day
Fish Cherry Salmon River (Clifftop) Medium 4 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Fish Char River (Clifftop) Medium 4 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Fish Golden Trout River (Clifftop) Medium 4 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Fish Mitten Crab River Small 4 p.m. - 9 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 Zebra Turkeyfish Sea Medium All day
Fish Barred Knifejaw Sea Medium All day
Fish Ray Sea X Large 4 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sea Creature Chambered nautilus Ocean (Diving) N/A 4 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Sea Creature Umbrella octopus Ocean (Diving) N/A All day
Sea Creature Gazami crab Ocean (Diving) N/A All day

Critters to catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons before November ends (Southern Hemisphere)

Critter type Critter Location Shadow Size Time
Critter type Critter Location Shadow Size Time
Bug Mole Cricket Underground N/A All day
Fish Loach River Small All day
Fish Golden Trout River (Clifftop) Medium 4 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Fish Blue Marlin Pier Largest All day
Fish Oarfish Sea Largest All day
Sea Creature Turban shell Ocean (Diving) N/A All day
Sea Creature Umbrella octopus Ocean (Diving) N/A All day
Sea Creature Dungeoness crab Ocean (Diving) N/A All day