Animal Crossing New Horizons: August Bugs and Fish Guide

A complete list of the new Bugs, Fish, and Deep-Sea creatures that you can collect this month. Worry not! The Animal Crossing New Horizons: August Bugs and Fish Guide has all the creatures that are arriving this month and all the ones that will be leaving once it ends.

Animal Crossing New Horizons August Bugs and Fish Guide Cover

As the Summer sizzling and Winter wildness continues in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and a new month dawns, it is time for the Animal Crossing New Horizons: August Bugs and Fish Guide. This month is going to be the last chance for many seasonal activities in both halves of the globe. If you follow this guide well, you could get most of these before the month ends.

In which case, why not spend the extra time you’ll have learning a little more about money trees or discovering what the Top 10 K.K. Slider songs in the game?

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Exploring August - Nintendo Switch

This guide will provide you with a list of all the newly arriving bugs, fish, and deep-sea creatures which will be appearing on your islands this month. It will feature details of all those which will be leaving once this month ends. To kick us off, let’s start with our friends up North.

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

BUGS ARRIVING THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Value
Migratory Locust On Ground 8am – 7pm 600
Rice Grasshopper On Ground 8am – 7pm 160
Walker Cicada On Trees 8am – 5pm 400

BUGS LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Value
Blue Weevil Beetle On Palm Trees All Day 800
Brow Cicada On Trees 8am – 5pm 250
Cicada Shell On Trees All Day 10
Common Bluebottle Flying 4am – 7pm 300
Cyclommatus Stag On Palm Trees 5pm – 8am 8000
Drone Beetle On Trees All Day 200
Evening Cicada On Trees 4am – 8am & 4pm – 7pm 550
Giant Cicada On Trees 8am – 5pm 500
Giant Stag On Trees 11pm – 8am 10000
Giraffe Stag On Palm Trees 5pm – 8am 12000
Golden Stag On Palm Trees 5pm – 8am 12000
Great Purple Emperor Flying 4am – 7pm 3000
Horned Atlas On Palm Trees 5pm – 8am 8000
Horned Dynastid On Palm Trees 5pm – 8am 1350
Horned Elephant On Palm Trees 5pm – 8am 8000
Horned Hercules On Palm Trees 5pm – 8am 12000
Jewel Beetle On Tree Stumps All Day 2400
Miyama Stag On Trees All Day 1000
Robust Cicada On Trees 8am – 5pm 300
Saw Stag On Trees All Day 2000
Scarab Beetle On Trees 11pm – 8am 10000

 

As you can see, there are a ton of bugs leaving this month. All those beetles that have been appearing on your islands from last month are now going to be leaving at the end of this one. So, this will be your last chance to catch them until next year.

Be sure to plan your time well, prepare a few late nights, and keep your fingers crossed you’ll find some of the more illusive ones.

FISH ARRIVING THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Moray Eel Sea All Day Thin 2000
Ray Sea 4am – 9pm Large 3000
Soft-Shell Turtle River 4pm – 9am Medium Large 3750

FISH LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Frog Pond All Day Small 120
Giant Snakehead Pond 9am – 4pm Large 5500
Killifish Pond All Day Tiny 300
Napoleon Fish Sea 4am – 9pm Huge 10000
Squid Sea All Day Medium Small 500

 

This is a somewhat tilted month as far as Fish arriving and leaving this month, with many of them saying goodbye to your islands for the season. Thankfully, most are pond-based and all of them are available at reasonable times.

DEEP-SEA CREATURES ARRIVING THIS MONTH

  Movement Pattern Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Flatworm Slow Short movements 4pm – 9am Tiny 700

 

Here is one I caught earlier. Way earlier.

Here is one I caught earlier. Way earlier.

DEEP-SEA CREATURES LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH

  Movement Pattern Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Sea Pineapple Slow All Day Slow 1500
Vampire Squid Very Fast 4pm – 9am Medium 10000

 

There’s not much movement as far as Deep-Sea creatures are concerned this month. However, one of those that are leaving is a fast one. For advice on how to catch fast-moving Deep-Sea Creatures be sure to check out this guide.

Now, let’s see how things our going for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere.

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

BUGS ARRIVING THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Value
Tiger Beetle On the Ground All Day 1500

 

BUGS LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Value
Damselfly Flying All Day 500
Dung Beetle Rolling Snowballs on Ground All Day 3000
Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing Flying 8am – 5pm 2500

 

August is the final month of Winter for players in the Southern Hemisphere. As such, this is your last chance to catch creatures like the Dung Beetle, as they only spawn when there’s a snowball present for them to roll. Keep an eye out for them, so you can snatch them as you see them, and possibly make a new Snowperson in the meantime.

FISH ARRIVING THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Shadow Size Value
None N/A None Nope Nowt
High brow humour.

High brow humour.

FISH LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Blowfish Sea 9pm – 4am Medium-Small 5000
Pond Smelt River All Day Small 500

 

No dear reader, your eyes are not deceiving you. There is no mistake with this Animal Crossing New Horizons: August Bugs and Fish Guide. As once again, there are no new fish arriving in the Southern Hemisphere this month.

But do not despair, as things will start to become far more active from next month onwards. Still, there are only two that will be leaving, so it should give you plenty of time to catch them to add them to your collections.

DEEP-SEA CREATURES ARRIVING THIS MONTH

  Movement Pattern Time of Day Shadow Size Value
None N/A None Nope Nowt

DEEP-SEA CREATURES LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH

  Movement Pattern Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Oyster Slow All Day Small 2000
Sea Pig Very Fast 4pm – 9am Small 8000
Sweet Shrimp Slow 4pm – 9am Small 1400
Venus’ Flower Basket Very Fast All Day Medium 5000

 

As with the other listings for this month, most of the activity on the islands in the Southern Hemisphere is with creatures leaving. You may struggle with some of these, given their speed and the time of day that two of them are active. But as be always sure to plan your time and use the tip in the guide linked in the Northern Hemisphere Deep-Sea section to give you some advice.

With that, we conclude the Animal Crossing New Horizons Bugs and Fish Guide for August. I hope that you find the guide useful. If so, be sure to leave a like and share the article with your friends! If you have any tips that could help others, be sure to leave a comment down below.

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