Animal Crossing: New Horizons October Bugs and Fish Guide

Animal Crossing: New Horizons October Bugs and Fish Guide

It’s the start of a new month that means plenty of new sea creatures, bugs, and fish will start appearing in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. But it’s not just any month, it’s October and October is going to be a big month due to the introduction of many new Halloween–themed items and DIYs as well. In this guide, we’ll explain everything you need to know about the new bugs, fish, and deep-sea creatures for the month of October in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons October Fish and Bugs

If you’re looking to build your island, try to collect as many critters and items as possible. In order to collect them effectively, you’ll need to know their spawn location and selling price, so you can focus on critters that offer a bigger value.

Due to low temperature, there aren’t many critters that returned to the northern hemisphere. But the ones which like the frost of winter and will be available in game for the month of October are as follows:

Critter Type Critter Location Time Value (Bells)
Bug Ladybug Flowers 8:00AM – 5:00PM 200
Fish Yellow Perch River Anytime 300
Fish Dab Sea Anytime 300
Sea Creature Seaweed Ocean Anytime 600
Sea Creature Spiny Lobster Ocean 9:00PM – 4:00AM 5000
Sea Creature Venus’ flower basket Ocean Anytime 5500

Also, some critters will leave the northern hemisphere after the month of October. Try to catch them if you haven’t caught them already.

You can be one step closer to completing Critterpedia and Museum. The critters leaving after this month area as follows:

Critter Type Critter Location Time Value (Bells)
Bug Bell Cricket Ground 5:00PM – 8:00AM 430
Bug Red Dragonfly Air 8:00AM – 7:00PM 180
Bug Darner Dragonfly Air 8:00AM – 5:00PM 230
Bug Banded Dragonfly Air 8:00AM – 5:00PM 4,500
Bug Stinkbug Flowers Anytime 120
Bug Man – faced Stinkbug Flowers 7:00PM – 8:00AM 1,000
Bug Ladybug Flowers 8:00AM – 5:00PM 200
Bug Scorpion Ground 7:00PM – 4:00AM 8,000
Fish Snapping Turtle Rivers 9:00PM – 4:00AM 5,000
Fish Catfish Ponds 4:00PM – 9:00AM 800
Fish Tilapia Rivers Anytime 800
Fish Anglefish Rivers 4:00PM – 9:00AM 3,000
Fish Betta Rivers 9:00AM – 4:00PM 2,500
Fish Rainbow Fish Rivers 9:00AM – 4:00PM 800
Fish Moray Eel Sea Anytime 2,000
Fish Ribbon Eel Sea Anytime 600
Fish Giant Trevally Sea (Pier) Anytime 4,500
Fish Mahi – Mahi Sea (pier) Anytime 6,000
Sea Creature Giant Isopod Ocean 9:00PM – 4:00AM and 9:00AM – 4:00PM 12,000
Sea Creature Spotted Garden Eel Ocean 4:00AM – 9:00PM 1,100

Southern Hemisphere

Compared to the northern hemisphere, southern hemisphere is getting a considerably larger collection of critters this month due to moderate temperature as spring begins and flowers bloom everywhere. All of the critters that will start to appear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the month of October are as follows:

Critter Type Critter Location Time Value (Bells)
Bug Common Bluebottle Flying 4:00AM – 7:00PM 300
Bug Atlas Moth Trees 7:00PM – 4:00AM 3,000
Bug Madagascan Sunset Moth Flying 8:00AM – 4:00PM 2,500
Bug Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing Flying 8:00AM – 5:00PM 2,500
Bug Long Locust Ground 8:00AM – 7:00PM 200
Bug Darner Dragonfly Flying 8:00AM – 5:00PM 230
Bug Giant Water Bug Ponds and rivers 7:00PM – 8:00AM 2,000
Bug Jewel Beetle Tree stumps Anytime 2,400
Bug Flea On villagers Anytime 70
Fish Killifish Pond Anytime 300
Fish Crawfish Pond Anytime 200
Fish Snapping Turtle River 9:00PM – 4:00AM 5,000
Fish Guppy River 9:00AM – 4:00PM 1,300
Fish Neon Tetra River 9:00AM – 4:00PM 500
Fish Sea Horse Sea Anytime 1,100
Fish Clown Fish Sea Anytime 650
Fish Surgeonfish Sea Anytime 1,000
Fish Butterfly Fish Sea Anytime 1,000
Fish Zebra Turkeyfish Sea Anytime 500
Sea Creature Lobster Ocean Anytime 4,500
Sea Creature Sea Pineapple Ocean Anytime 1,500

Some critters will be leaving the southern hemisphere after the month of October. The departing critters include some super rare ones such as Tarantula; so now will be a good time to go on a hunt for it and add it to your collection before it leaves. Critters that will leave the Southern Hemisphere are as follows:

Critter Type Critter Location Time Value (Bells)
Bug Tarantula Ground 7:00PM – 4:00AM 8,000
Fish Dab Sea Anytime 300
Fish Tuna Sea (pier) Anytime 7,000
Sea Creature Sea Cucumber Ocean Anytime 500
Sea Creature Snow Crab Ocean Anytime 6,000
Sea Creature Spider Crab Ocean Anytime 10,000

Also, note that the values for different critters given in the tables above are the selling prices at Nook’s Cranny. If you have an ample amount of Bells already then don’t sell your critters at Nook’s and wait for C.J or Flick to appear.

They appear at your island for a whole day at random intervals throughout the year. Once you spot them, you can sell them your critters for 1.5x more bells. For example, the selling price for Tarantula at Nook’s Cranny is 8,000 bells but if you sell it to Flick, he’ll offer you 12,000 bells.

These are all the bugs and fish you can catch during the month of October in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. To learn more about the game, you can check out our detailed AC:NH wiki guides.