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Catch these Animal Crossing: New Horizons fish, bugs, and sea creatures before January 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 clump of seaweed in the ocean Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

January is just about over, 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.

Neither hemisphere is losing much, as you can see in the tables below. We’ve split up the critters by hemisphere to allow for easy viewing.

Fish and bugs leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons after January (Northern Hemisphere)

Critter type Critter Location Time
Critter type Critter Location Time
Sea Creature Abalone Ocean 4 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Sea Creature Lobster Ocean All day

Fish and bugs leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons after January (Southern Hemisphere)

Critter type Critter Location Shadow Size Time
Critter type Critter Location Shadow Size Time
Bug Honeybee Flying N/A 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fish Tadpole Pond Smallest All day
Sea Creature Seaweed Ocean N/A All day