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Animal Crossing: New Horizons – bugs, fish, and sea creatures leaving in September

Posted on September 27, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Lots of bugs, fish, and sea creatures are on their way out in Animal Crossing: New Horizons – especially if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s typical for a swap to happen when a new month rolls over, and with October almost here, expect plenty of change in the Switch game.

Polygon was kind enough to put together handy charts showing everything that’s departing Animal Crossing: New Horizons in both hemispheres. Find out what’s leaving once September ends below.


Critter typeCritterLocationShadow SizeTime
BugTiger ButterflyFlyingN/A4 a.m. – 7 p.m.
BugEmperor ButterflyFlyingN/A5 p.m. – 8 a.m.
BugAgrias ButterflyFlyingN/A8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
BugRaja Brooke’s BirdwingFlying by purple flowersN/A8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
BugQueen Alexandra’s BirdwingFlyingN/A8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
BugAtlas MothOn treesN/A7 p.m. – 4 a.m.
BugMadagascan Sunset MothFlyingN/A8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
BugGrasshopperOn groundN/A8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
BugWalker CicadaOn treesN/A8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
BugPondskaterPondsN/A8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
BugDiving BeetlePonds and riversN/A8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
BugGiant Water BugPonds and riversN/A7 p.m. – 8 a.m.
BugRosalia Batesi BeetleOn tree stumpsN/AAll day
BugEarth-boring Dung BeetleOn groundN/AAll day
BugGoliath BeetleOn coconut treesN/A5 p.m. – 8 a.m.
BugRainbow StagOn treesN/A7 p.m. – 8 a.m.
BugMosquitoFlyingN/A5 p.m. – 4 a.m.
FishCrawfishPondSmallAll day
FishSoft-shelled TurtleRiverLarge4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
FishSweetfishRiverMediumAll day
FishSalmonRiver (mouth)LargeAll day
FishKing SalmonRiver (mouth)LargestAll day
FishNibble FishRiverSmallest9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
FishPiranhaRiverSmall9 a.m. – 4 p.m., 9 p.m. – 4 a.m.
FishArowanaRiverLarge4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
FishDoradoRiverX Large4 a.m. – 9 p.m.
FishGarPondLargest4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
FishArapaimaRiverLargest4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
FishSaddled BichirRiverLarge9 p.m. – 4 a.m.
FishClown FishSeaSmallestAll day
FishSurgeonfishSeaSmallAll day
FishButterfly FishSeaSmallAll day
FishPuffer FishSeaMediumAll day
FishBlue MarlinPierLargestAll day
FishOcean SunfishSeaLargest (Fin)4 a.m. – 9 p.m.
FishSaw SharkSeaLargest (Fin)4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
FishHammerhead SharkSeaLargest (Fin)4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
FishGreat White SharkSeaLargest (Fin)4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
FishWhale SharkSeaLargest (Fin)All day
FishSuckerfishSeaLarge (Fin)All day
Sea CreatureSea urchinOcean (diving)N/AAll day
Sea CreatureSlate pencil urchinOcean (diving)N/A4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Sea CreatureMoon jellyfishOcean (diving)N/AAll day
Sea CreatureGigas giant clamOcean (diving)N/AAll day
Sea CreatureTiger prawnOcean (diving)N/A4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Sea CreatureHorseshoe crabOcean (diving)N/A9 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Sea CreatureFlatwormOcean (diving)N/A4 p.m. – 9 a.m.


Critter typeCritterLocationShadow SizeTime
BugEmperor ButterflyFlyingN/A5 p.m. – 8 a.m.
FishBitterlingRiverSmallestAll day
FishYellow PerchRiverMediumAll day
FishStringfishRiver (Clifftop)X Large4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
FishSturgeonRiver (mouth)LargestAll day
FishSea ButterflySeaSmallestAll day
FishFootball FishSeaLarge4 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Sea CreatureRed king crabOcean (Diving)N/AAll day

We’ll let you know about the new creatures joining Animal Crossing: New Horizons during October next week.


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