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Animal Crossing: New Horizons – all new bugs, fish, and underwater creatures for December

Posted on December 2, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

This week brought us the start of December, which means there are new bugs, fish, and underwater creatures to catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Both hemispheres have cycled out the lineup of critters that are currently available.

Here’s the full lineup:

NEW CRITTERS TO FIND IN ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS FOR DECEMBER (NORTHERN HEMISPHERE)

Critter Type Name Location Shadow Size Time
Bug Emperor Butterfly Flying N/A 5 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Bug Raja Brooke’s Birdwing Flying by purple flowers N/A 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fish Pond Smelt River Small All day
Fish Stringfish River (Clifftop) X Large All day
Fish Sea Butterfly Sea Smallest All day
Fish Squid Sea Medium All day
Fish Oarfish Sea Largest All day

NEW CRITTERS TO FIND IN ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS FOR DECEMBER (SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE)

Critter Type Name Location Shadow Size Time
Bug Emperor Butterfly Flying N/A 5 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Bug Firefly Flying N/A 7 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Bug Drone Beetle On trees N/A All day
Bug Goliath Beetle On coconut trees N/A 5 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Bug Rainbow Stag On trees N/A 7 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Bug Mosquito Flying N/A 5 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Fish Tilapia River Medium All day
Fish Piranha River Small 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., 9 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Fish Arowana River Large 4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Fish Dorado River X Large 4 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fish Gar Pond Largest 4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Fish Arapaima River Largest 4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Fish Saddled Bichir River Large 9 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Fish Ribbon Eel Sea Narrow All day
Fish Saw Shark Sea Largest (Fin) 4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Fish Hammerhead Shark Sea Largest (Fin) 4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Fish Great White Shark Sea Largest (Fin) 4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Fish Whale Shark Sea Largest (Fin) All day
Fish Suckerfish Sea Large (Fin) All day
Sea Creature Sea grapes Ocean (diving) N/A All day
Sea Creature Mussel Ocean (diving) N/A All day
Sea Creature Abalone Ocean (diving) N/A 4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Sea Creature Gazami crab Ocean (diving) N/A All day
Sea Creature Tiger prawn Ocean (diving) N/A 4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Sea Creature Sea pineapple Ocean (diving) N/A All day

If you’re curious about the bugs, fish, and underwater that left Animal Crossing: New Horizons in November, head on over here. We’ll report back on the next round of changes at the end of December / start of January.

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