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Check out things you should do in October on Animal Crossing New Horizons Switch (ACNH). Includes events in October, fish, sea creatures, and bugs to get in October!!!

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Latest News

Ver 1.5.0 Live!

fall update
Release DateSeptember 30th

As of September 30th, version 1.5.0 of the game is now live. With it come several major updates, most of which revolve around the Halloween holiday event.

Check Out More Info On The Fall Update Here

Halloween Coming October 31st

Preparation Time10/1〜10/30
Halloween Event10/31

Although the actual Halloween event will take place on October 31st, it will possible to prepare for it over the entire month of October by gathering Halloween Candy every day.

Guides On Halloween Events

Dream Suite Update

dream suite

You will now be able to see a list of islands you've visited while Dreaming. You can mark an island as your favorite and create a list of your absolute favorite dream islands.

Ring Fit Controller Giveaway


All players will be getting Ring Fit Controller furniture as a reward of updating to version 1.5.0. Check your mail for this present!

NookLink Update

Release DateEarly October

NookLink, the official ACNH smartphone app, is expected to update in early October as well. With this new update, you'll be able to perform reactions with ease via your phone.

Learn More On Nook Link App From Here

Things To Do In October

To Do List For October

Prepare For Halloween

  • Buy Halloween Candy every day at Nook's Cranny
  • Grow and stock up on Pumpkins
  • Prepare your costume

You still have a whole month until Halloween actually happens - use that time wisely to prepare. Make sure you play every day to buy one Candy from the shop, as this will make your Halloween experience a lot smoother!

Read More About Halloween Here

Gather Cherry Blossoms (Southern Hemisphere)

Cherry Blossoms

Spring is coming to the Southern Hemisphere, and with it beautiful pink cherry blossoms. Bring your Net with you and capture all of these - they'll be used for DIY Recipes!

Learn More About Cherry Blossoms Here

Major Events in October

Main Events

HalloweenHalloween ・Buy candies at Nook's Cranny in advance
・Grow Pumpkins to use in DIY recipes
・Actual event is Oct 31st
Fishing TourneyFishing Tourney ・Fishing Tourney on October 10th
・Get points for catching fish
・Win trophy furniture
Southern Hem OnlyDetails
CherryCherry Blossoms ・Catch Cherry Blossom petals with a net
・Get Cherry Blossom recipes from Balloons

Northern Hemisphere: Fish, Bugs, and Sea Creatures in October

The following fish and bugs will be unavailable to catch at the start of next month (November). Make sure to catch them all before October ends!

Fish Leaving Next Month

Snapping turtleSnapping turtle50009pm ~ 4amRiver
CatfishCatfish8004pm ~ 9amPond
TilapiaTilapia800All DayRiver
AngelfishAngelfish30004pm ~ 9amRiver
BettaBetta25009am ~ 4pmRiver
RainbowfishRainbowfish8009am ~ 4pmRiver
Moray eelMoray eel2000All DaySea
Ribbon eelRibbon eel600All DaySea
Giant trevallyGiant trevally4500All DayPier
Mahi-mahiMahi-mahi6000All DayPier

Bugs (Insects) Leaving Next Month

NameSell PriceTimeLocation
Yellow butterflyYellow butterfly1604am ~ 7pm (Except on rainy days)-
Bell cricketBell cricket4305pm ~ 8am (Except on rainy days)-
Red dragonflyRed dragonfly1808am ~ 7pm (Except on rainy days)-
Darner dragonflyDarner dragonfly2308am ~ 5pm (Except on rainy days)-
Banded dragonflyBanded dragonfly45008am ~ 5pm (Except on rainy days)-
StinkbugStinkbug120All Day (Except on rainy days)-
Man-faced stink bugMan-faced stink bug10007pm ~ 8am (Except on rainy days)-
LadybugLadybug2008am ~ 5pm (Except on rainy days)-
Tiger beetleTiger beetle1500All Day (Except on rainy days)-
ScorpionScorpion80007pm ~ 4am-

Sea Creatures Leaving Next Month

Giant IsopodGiant Isopod Giant IsopodLargeFast120009pm - 4am, 9am - 4pm
Spotted garden eelSpotted garden eel Spotted garden eelMediumSlow11004AM - 9PM

Southern Hemisphere: Fish, Bugs, and Sea Creatures in October

The following fish and bugs will be unavailable to catch at the start of next month (November). Make sure to catch them all before October ends!

Fish Leaving Next Month

DabDab300All DaySea
TunaTuna7000All DayPier
Blue marlinBlue marlin10000All DayPier

Bugs (Insects) Leaving Next Month

NameSell PriceTimeLocation
TarantulaTarantula80007pm ~ 4am-

Sea Creatures Leaving Next Month

Sea CucumberSea Cucumber Sea CucumberLargeSlow500All Day
Snow Crab Snow Crab Snow Crab LargeFast6000All Day
Spider CrabSpider Crab Spider CrabLargeFast12000All Day

Villager Birthdays in October

BoydBoydGorillaCranky (Kowai)35110/1
RaymondRaymondCatSmug (Kiza)10/1
DivaDivaFrogSisterly (Aneki)35210/2
Big TopBig TopElephantLazy (Bonyari)35210/3
GooseGooseChickenJock (Hakihaki)35510/4
ElmerElmerHorseLazy (Bonyari)35610/5
BittyBittyHippoSnooty (Otona)35710/6
TexTexPenguinSmug (Kiza)35910/6
CobbCobbPigJock (Hakihaki)36010/7
KikiKikiCatNormal (Futsuu)36110/8
DriftDriftFrogJock (Hakihaki)36110/9
BenedictBenedictChickenLazy (Bonyari)36310/10
KittKittKangarooNormal (Futsuu)36510/11
PluckyPluckyChickenSisterly (Aneki)36610/12
LymanLymanKoalaJock (Hakihaki)36610/12
GonzoGonzoKoalaCranky (Kowai)36810/13
ChopsChopsPigSmug (Kiza)36910/13
EgbertEgbertChickenLazy (Bonyari)37010/14
BeaBeaDogNormal (Futsuu)37110/15
HippeuxHippeuxHippoSmug (Kiza)37310/15
FrigaFrigaPenguinSnooty (Otona)37410/16
LimbergLimbergMouseCranky (Kowai)38610/17
AlAlGorillaLazy (Bonyari)39110/18
ClayClayHamsterLazy (Bonyari)39910/19
AntonioAntonioAnteaterJock (Hakihaki)40110/20
SandySandyOstrichNormal (Futsuu)41010/21
TimbraTimbraSheepSnooty (Otona)37710/21
SylvanaSylvanaSquirrelNormal (Futsuu)37810/22
GrouchoGrouchoBearCranky (Kowai)37910/23
SnootySnootyAnteaterSnooty (Otona)38010/24
BroffinaBroffinaChickenSnooty (Otona)38110/24
PortiaPortiaDogSnooty (Otona)38210/25
EugeneEugeneKoalaSmug (Kiza)38310/26
JambetteJambetteFrogNormal (Futsuu)38410/27
GastonGastonRabbitCranky (Kowai)38510/28
RodeoRodeoBullLazy (Bonyari)38610/29
WadeWadePenguinLazy (Bonyari)38810/30

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