Animal Crossing New Horizons: October Bugs and Fish Guide

Feeling spooked by this month’s bugs, fish, and deep-sea creatures? Worry not! As with this ghoulish Animal Crossing New Horizons bugs and fish guide for October, you’ll have all the info you will need to be catching them all with ease.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: October Bugs and Fish Guide Cover

As the nights draw in and the spooky month of October enters, a whole new host of catchable critters are appearing on your island. And with this all-encompassing fish and bugs guide for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you’ll find a list of all the creatures appearing and leaving this month as well as their spawn locations, the time of day they appear, and their value in bells. So whilst you have fun with the new Fall update, be sure to check this list so you don’t miss out on any bugs, fish and deep-sea creatures arriving this month.

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

BUGS ARRIVING THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Value
Ladybug On Flowers 8am – 5pm 200

BUGS LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Value
Banded Dragonfly Flying 8am-5pm 4500
Bell Cricket On the Ground 5pm – 8am 430
Darner Dragonfly Flying 8am – 5pm 230
Ladybug On Flowers 8am – 5pm 200
Man-Faced Stink Bug On Flower 7pm – 8am 1000
Red Dragonfly Flying 8am – 7pm 1800
Scorpion On the Ground 7pm – 4am 8000
Stinkbug On Flower All Day 120
Tiger Beetle On the Ground All Day 1500
Yellow Butterfly Flying 4am – 7pm 160
A dragon! A DRAGON!!

A dragon! A DRAGON!!

As you can see, there is only one new bug arriving this month in the Northern Hemisphere and it is the humble Ladybug. However, it’s only a one-month appearance, so if you’ve missed getting it before, that’ll be your last chance for a while.

FISH ARRIVING THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Dab Sea All Day Medium-Small 300
Yellow Perch River All Day Medium-Small 300

FISH LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Angelfish River 4pm 9am Small 3000
Betta River 9am 4pm Small 2500
Catfish Pier 4pm 9am Medium-Large 800
Giant Trevally Pier All Day Large 4500
Mahi-Mahi sea All Day Large 6000
Moray Eel River All Day Thin 2000
Rainbowfish Sea 9am 4pm Tiny 800
Ribbon Eel Sea All Day Thin 600
Snapping Turtle River 9am 4pm Large 5000
Tilapia River All Day Medium-Small 800
Puns around these parts come more regularly than eels on wheels

Puns around these parts come more regularly than eels on wheels

Much like with bugs, October is a quiet month as far as new fish is concerned. However, with a lot of them leaving you are going to need to put the time in if there are any you are missing.

DEEP-SEA CREATURES ARRIVING THIS MONTH

  Movement Pattern Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Seaweed Stationary All Day Large 600
Spiny Lobster Fast 9pm – 4am Large 5000
Venus’ Flower Basket Quick Long Lunges 9pm – 4am Medium 5500

DEEP-SEA CREATURES LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH

  Movement Pattern Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Spotted Garden Slow Consistent Movement 4am – 9pm Medium 1100
Giant Isopod Quick Long Lunges 9am – 4pm & 9pm – 4am Large 12000
Hurray! The long awaited return of Sea Weed to the Northern Hemisphere!

Hurray! The long awaited return of Sea Weed to the Northern Hemisphere!

As you can see, it’s going to be a quiet month for Deep-Sea Creatures in the Northern Hemisphere, but hey, how’d you want to go swimming in cold October waters, anyway? Now let’s see what is happing with our friends in the Southern Hemisphere!

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

My little buddy has a joke he wants to share, go ahead little buddy!

My little buddy has a joke he wants to share, go ahead little buddy!

BUGS ARRIVING THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Value
Agrias Butterfly Flying 8am – 5pm 3000
Atlas Moth On Tree 7pm – 4am 3000
Common Bluebottle Flying 4am – 7pm 300
Darner Dragonfly Flying 8am – 5pm 230
Flea On Villagers All Day 70
Giant Water Bug On Fresh Water 7pm – 8am 2000
Jewel Beetle On Tree Stumps All Day 2400
Long Locust On Ground 8am – 7pm 200
Madagascan Sunset Moth Flying 8am – 4pm 2500
Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing Flying 8am – 5pm 2500

BUGS LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Value
Tarantula On Ground 7pm – 4am 8000
Totally a real Tarantula

Totally a real Tarantula

October is going to be the last month for a while that you’ll be able to do some Tarantula farming, so if you are looking to make some big Bells, this’ll be your last chance for a while. Well, until Scorpions skitter in…

FISH ARRIVING THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Butterfly Fish Sea All Day Small 1000
Clown Fish Sea All Day Tiny 650
Crawfish Pond All Day Small 200
Guppy River 9am – 4pm Tiny 1300
Killifish Pond All Day Tiny 300
Neon Tetra River 9am – 4pm Tiny 500
Sea Hours Sea All Day Tiny 1100
Snapping Turtle River 9pm – 4am Large 5000
Surgeonfish Sea All Day Small 1000
Zebra Turkyfish Sea All Day Medium-Small 500
With our Animal Crossing New Horizons guide for October's fish and bugs, your Aquarium will soon be looking like this!

With our Animal Crossing New Horizons guide for October’s fish and bugs, your Aquarium will soon be looking like this!

FISH LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Blue Marlin Pier All Day Huge 10000
Dab Sea All Day Medium-Small 300
Tuna Pier All Day Huge 7000

 

DEEP-SEA CREATURES ARRIVING THIS MONTH

  Movement Pattern Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Lobster Quick All Day Large 4500
Sea Pineapple Quick All Day Small 1500
The single most disgusting looking thing in the game...

The single most disgusting looking thing in the game…

DEEP-SEA CREATURES LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH

  Movement Pattern Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Sea Cucumber Slow Consistent Movement All Day Medium 500
Snow Crab Quick All Day Medium 12000
Spider Crab Quick Short Lunges All Day Large 6000

And that’ll wrap up this guide to Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ October bugs and fish! Armed with this info, you’ll have everything you need to catch all the collectible critters this month. Thus, leaving you with plenty of time to farm some pumpkins, get some seasonal furniture, and listen to T-Pain’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons song. And yes, that really is a thing that exists. 2020 just keeps getting stranger, doesn’t it?

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