Animal Crossing: New Horizons New Animals for February


Together with the Festivale event and other February real-world events celebrated in-game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is also re-adding critters. Unlike the time-limited January update items available in Nook's Cranny, these bugs and fishes are not going anywhere soon. Just be sure to catch them by the end of this month or whenever they are about to leave. The fishes and the bugs introduced this month will be different depending on your location.

What Are the New Critters In The North Hemisphere?

Below is the table for the critters available in February in the North Hemisphere. Unfortunately, it is only a bug.

Critter Type Location Time of Appearance Price Available Until
Tiger Bettle Bug Ground Whole Day 1,500 October

While there are no new fishes that are introduced this month in the North Hemisphere, there are fishes that are going to live come March. The following are the fishes that will be leaving and you should be catching them now if you haven't already.

  1. Bitterling
  2. Football fish
  3. Sea butterfly
  4. Stringfish
  5. Sturgeon

    Do not forget to prepare for the Festivale!

What Are the New Critters In The South Hemisphere?

Below is the table detailing the new creatures in the South Hemisphere of Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Critter Type Location / Shadow Size Time of Appearance Price Available Until
Soft-shelled Turtle Fish River / 4 (Large) 4 PM – 9 AM 3,750 March
Moray Eel Fish Sea / Narrow Whole Day 2,000 April
Ray Fish Sea / 5 (Extra Large) 4 AM – 9 PM 3,000 May
Migratory Locust Bug 8 AM – 7 PM 600 May
Rice Grasshopper Bug Ground 8 AM – 7 PM 160 May
Walker Cicada Bug On trees 8 AM – 5 PM 400 March
Flatworm Sea Creature Ocean 4 PM – 9 AM 700 March

Complete Your Museum Now

Complete your Museum if you haven't already.

If you are trying to complete your Museum, do not forget to donate any of the captured critters to Blathers. It is obvious that you caught a new critter that is yet in the Museum when your character exclaims "Yes!" upon capturing the critter before they say the critter's name. For easier tracking, you can always check your Critterpedia if you already donated that specific critter you caught. There should be an icon that resembles a little owl next to the critter's name.

Jasper Nikki De La Cruz
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