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Rare Fish & Bugs Video Guide

Rare Fish Video Guide

We've put together a video featuring several of the rare fish in this article, so if you're a more visually oriented player, take a look!

Rare Bugs Video Guide

Here you can see the Bug version of the previous video. If you're looking to catch rare bugs, take a look at this!

Rare Fish List

Rare Fish By Location

Location (Click To Scroll)

Check Out A List Of All Fish Here

Rare Fish In The Sea

*N = North Hemisphere, S = South Hemisphere

NamePriceTimeMonth
SharkGreat White Shark 15,000Morning
Evening
Night
N: Jun - Sep
S: Jan - Mar, Dec.
CoelacanthCoelacanth15,000All Day N: All Year (Rainy Day)
S: All Year (Rainy Day)
デメニギスBarreleye 15,0009pm - 4amN: All Year
S: All Year
Whale SharkWhale Shark13000All DayN: Jun - Sep
S: Jan - Mar, Dec.
Saw SharkSaw Shark12,000Morning
Evening
Night
N: Jun - Sep
S: Jan - Mar, Dec
NapoleonfishNapoleonfish 10,0004am - 9pmN: Sep-Aug
S: Jan - Feb
OarfishOarfish9,000All DayN: Jan - May, Dec.
S: Jun - Nov
Hammerhead sharkHammerhead Shark8,000Morning
Evening
Night
N: Jun - Sep
S: Jan - Mar, Dec.
Barred KnifejawBarred knifejaw5,000All DayN: Mar - Dec
S: Jan - May, Sep - Dec
SuckerfishSuckerfish1,500All DayN: Jun - Sep
S: Jan - Mar, Dec.

Rare Fish On The Pier

*N = North Hemisphere, S = South Hemisphere

NamePriceTimeMonth
カジキBlue Marlin 10,000All DayN: Jan - Apr, Jul - Sep, Nov - Dec
S: May ~ Nov
TunaTuna 7,000All DayN: Jan - Apr, Nov - Dec
S: May ~ Nov
Giant TrevallyGiant Trevally 4,500All DayN: May - Oct
S: Jan - Apr, Nov - Dec

Rare Fish In The River

*N = North Hemisphere, S = South Hemisphere

NamePriceTimeMonth
DoradoDorado 15,0004am - 9pmN: Jun - Sep
S: Jan - Mar, Dec
アロワナArowana10,000Morning
Evening
Night
N: Jun - Sep
S: Jan - Mar, Dec
ArapaimaArapaima 10,000Morning
Evening
Night
N: Jun - Sep
S: Jan - Mar, Dec
Saddled BichirSaddled Bichir 4,0009pm - 4amN: June ~ Sept
S: Jan - Mar, Dec
ベタBetta2,5009am - 4pmN: May - Oct
S: Jan - Apr, Nov - Dec

Rare Fish In The Pond

*N = North Hemisphere, S = South Hemisphere

NamePriceTimeMonth
GarGar 6,000Morning
Evening
Night
N: Jun - Sep
S: Jan - Mar, Dec
Giant SnakeheadGiant Snakehead 5,5009am - 4pmN: Jun - Aug
S: Jan - Feb, Dec
ランチュウRanchu Goldfish 4,5009am - 4pmN: All Year
S: All Year
KoiKoi4,000Morning
Evening
Night
N: All Year
S: All Year

Rare Fish In The Mouth Of A River

*N = North Hemisphere, S = South Hemisphere

NamePriceTimeMonth
SturgeonSturgeon 10,000All DayN: Jan - Mar, Sep - Dec
S: Mar - Sep

Rare Bug List

Location (Click To Scroll)

Rare Bugs On The Ground

Name Rarity Month Price
TarantulaTarantula A N: Nov - Apr
S: May - Oct
8,000
ScorpionScorpion A N: May - Oct
S: Nov - Apr
8,000

Rare Bugs Around The Flowers

Name Rarity Month Price
Peacock butterflyPeacock butterflyAN:Mar ~ June
S:Sept ~ Dec
2500
Rajah brookeRajah brooke's birdwingAN:Dec ~ Feb, Apr ~ Sept
S:Jan ~ Mar, June ~ Aug, Oct ~ Dec
2500
Queen AlexandraQueen Alexandra's birdwingAN:May ~ Sept
S:Nov ~ Mar
4000

Rare Bugs On The Tree

Name Rarity Month Price
Cicada shellCicada shellAN:July ~ Aug
S:Jan ~ Feb
10
Mole cricketMole cricketAN:Nov ~ May
S:May ~ Nov
500
Violin beetleViolin beetleAN:May, June, Sept ~ Nov
S:Mar ~ May, Nov ~ Dec
450
Rosalia batesi beetleRosalia batesi beetleAN:May ~ Sept
S:Dec ~ Mar
3000
Scarab beetleScarab beetleSN:July ~ Aug
S:Jan ~ Feb
10000
Goliath beetleGoliath beetleSN:June ~ Sept
S:Dec ~ Mar
8000
Giant stagGiant stagSN:July ~ Aug
S:Jan ~ Feb
10000
Cyclommatus stagCyclommatus stagSN:July ~ Aug
S:Jan ~ Feb
8000
Golden stagGolden stagSN:July ~ Aug
S:Jan ~ Feb
12000
Giraffe stagGiraffe stagSN:July ~ Aug
S:Jan ~ Feb
12000
Horned atlasHorned atlasSN:July ~ Aug
S:Jan ~ Feb
8000
Horned elephantHorned elephantSN:July ~ Aug
S:Jan ~ Feb
8000
Horned herculesHorned herculesSN:July ~ Aug
S:Jan ~ Feb
12000
Walking stickWalking stickAN:July ~ Nov
S:Jan ~ May
600

Rare Bugs On Other Areas

Name Rarity Month Price
FlyFly-All Year (On Garbage)60
FleaFlea-All Year (On The Bodies Of Villagers)70
Check Out A List Of All Bugs Here

Catching Rare Fish & Bugs

Sell For A Lot Of Bells

The main purpose of catching rare bugs and fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is to sell them for tons of Bells. Doing so will let you purchase tools, furniture, & other useful items easily!

Check Out How To Farm Money Fast!

Donate To Complete Museum

Donate To Complete Museum

You can also donate newly caught rare bug & fish to the Museum once it opens on the island. Though you won't get rewards, you can fill up the Museum for your own viewing pleasure.

Check Out Museum Details Here!

Complete Critterpedia

Complete Critterpedia

Catching rare bugs and fish is necessary to complete your in-game Critterpedia. Use your Nook Phone to access it & you'll be able to see all the bugs and fish you've encountered and caught - even including the seasons they appear & hours they're active!

Rare Bugs & Fish - How To Get

Equip Net Or Fishing Rod

Equip Net Or Fishing Rod

To catch bugs and fish, you need to equip either a Net or Fishing Rod. These can be created with DIY crafting or purchased from the shop in Resident Services.

Use Fish Bait to Spawn a Fish

Use to Spawn a Fish

Scatter Fish Bait in any body of water and a fish will appear immediately. This will work at any time & anywhere, even at Piers and other locations.

Check Out How to Make Fish Bait Here

Changes With Season, Weather, & Time Of Day

The type of bugs and fish you can catch will change depending on the season, the weather, & the time of day you go hunting!

Check Out Season, Weather, Time Differences!

Cast Rod Near Fish's Shadow

Cast Rod Near Fish Shadow

After equipping a fishing rod, go near a body of water and look for swimming shadows. Cast your fishing rod near the shadow then press your button continuously when the fish bites!

Walk Slowly To Creep Near Bug

Walk Slowly To Creep Near Bug

When you see a bug, to prevent it from running away, walk slowly to get near it. When you're near enough, release the net to catch the bug!

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How lucky!

Anonymous 8

My first fish caught was a barreleye.

... sorry 7

ok so a mole cricket isn’t found on a tree. you’ve gotta look for chirping and dig it up from the ground. i don’t even know how you got that wrong but everybody makes mistakes ig

GamerGirl 6

PLEASE make a survey for valuable fish and bugs too!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous 5

Why are none of the cliff river fish being considered? Golden Trout is a very rare fish to find.

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