The month of May has ended, and the golden month of June has arrived in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Not only do players get the opportunity to take part in Wedding Season, they also get to hunt for the new fish and bugs that have arrived. June brings plenty of new critters to be excited about, and players can enjoy the summer activities while racing about with nets and fishing rods.
As usual, the Northern and Southern Hemisphere are receiving different creatures, but the excitement of discovering new species is still the same. Players who want to completely fill their Museums and Critterpedias will have to be diligent about walking all over their island at different times of day to find them all.
Northern Hemisphere players will be ecstatic to discover that the ocean has some exciting new additions. Some fish silhouettes now have fins, and players can pull up gargantuan sharks along with many other new fish. The ribbon eel (600 Bells) is the only new silhouette without a fin and will be in the ocean all day, as will the medium sucker fish (1,500 Bells) and huge whale shark (8,000 Bells). The huge and finned saw shark (12,000 Bells), hammerhead shark (8,000 Bells) and great white shark (15,000 Bells) will be out prowling from 4 PM to 9 AM.
Now that the insufferable loach has left the river and a whole host of shiny new fish have taken its place, fishing here will be much more enjoyable. The medium-small tilapia (800 Bells) is available all day, where as the small, rainbow-hued piranha (2,500 Bells) only appears from 9 AM to 4 PM and 9 PM to 4 AM. Some rarer (and more profitable) fish, like the medium-large arowana (10,000 Bells), medium-large saddled bichir (4,000 Bells), huge dorado (15,000 Bells) and arapaima (10,000 Bells) will venture out into the rivers from 4 PM to 9 AM.
The ponds have expanded beyond their collection of tiny goldfish to include the large-shadowed giant snakehead (5,500 Bells) and gar (6,000 Bells) from 4 PM to 9 AM.
The Southern Hemisphere has had a larger range of available fish from the start, but Animal Crossing has still added some fun offerings to keep players engaged. The elusive, large-shadowed stringfish (15,000 Bells) can be found in clifftop rivers from 4 PM to 9 AM, while the small pond smelt (500 Bells) will, ironically, appear in all rivers all day.
For the oceans, the tiny sea butterfly (1,000 Bells) and medium-small squid (500 Bells) are obtainable all day, and Southern players will also have the pleasure of pulling the extra long oarfish (9,000 Bells) from the water.
Some of the new bugs won’t be as hard to find flying around, but others hang out on trees, so be careful not to scare them away. The drone beetle (200 Bells) appears on all types of trees all day, so don’t worry if a hasty movement sends them packing.
Most of the other bugs appear in the evening with the emperor butterfly (4,000 Bells) making a triumphant return from 5 PM to 8 AM. The, to borrow a phrase from Blathers, “wretched” mosquitoes (130 Bells) appear from 5 PM to 4 AM, though players will need to squint to see them and can get bitten. The far more pleasant firefly (300 Bells) will be lighting up the night from 7 PM to 4 AM, and they will be out in large quantities.
For those tired of farming dangerous scorpions, the Goliath beetle (8,000 Bells) is a safe alternative, as players can swipe them from palm trees from 5 PM to 8 AM. Rainbow stags (6,000 Bells) will not turn as much as a profit, but players can find them more frequently and on all trees from 7 PM to 8 AM.
Like with the fish, the Southern Hemisphere has had a larger selection of bugs available since launch, so there aren’t too many additions.
The beautiful and green-winged Rajah Brooke’s birdwing (2,500 Bells) can be found fluttering all over the island from 8 AM to 5 PM. Another butterfly joins it, as the emperor butterfly (4,000 Bells) is also making a reappearance in the Southern hemisphere from 5 PM to 8 AM. The only other addition is the dung beetle (3,000 Bells), and it can be found rolling balls all over the island all day.
June refreshes the hunting aspect of Animal Crossing: New Horizons as the game releases a new roster of fish and bugs.