New Bugs, Fish and Sea Creatures in August: Everything arriving and leaving this month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Grasshoppers, eels and flatworms. 

A collection of new bugs, fish and sea creatures will appear on and around your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Catching every fish, bug and sea creature in New Horizons will help you complete the Museum and unlock two of the Golden Tools DIY recipes.

Within the Critterpedia you'll be able to find the details for when each creature appears on your island, but, to unlock this information, you must first catch the creature in question. So, to help you out, this page explains exactly which bugs, fish and sea creatures arrive and leave in August.

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New Animal Crossing bugs, fish and sea creatures arriving in August

Every month in New Horizons sees the arrival of at least one new bug, fish or sea creature for you to find on your island.

Successfully catching these creatures will help you complete the Museum exhibits and your own Critterpedia, so it's a good idea to know which creatures you can expect to see every month.

It should be noted that the following only applies to the northern hemisphere.

All new bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in August:

Animal Crossing BugsMonths available Times available LocationBug Price
Migratory LocustAugust to November 8am to 7pmOn the ground600
Rice GrasshopperAugust to November 8am to 7pmOn the ground400
Walker CicadaAugust to September8am to 5pmOn trees400

All new fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in August:

Animal Crossing FishMonths available Times available LocationFish Price
Soft-shelled TurtleAugust to September4pm to 9amRiver3750
Moray EelAugust to October24 hoursSea2000
RayAugust to November4am to 9pmSea3000

All new sea creatures in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in August:

Animal Crossing Sea CreaturesMonths available Times available Sea Creature Price
FlatwormAugust to September4pm to 9am700

Animal Crossing bugs, fish and sea creatures in August

To allow new creatures to arrive on your island in New Horizons, others must leave. Before they do, you'll want to ensure that you've caught at least one of every creature before they leave, else you'll have to wait a couple of months for them to return.

If you want to avoid missing a creature, then it's a good idea to catch the creatures that are going to leave closer to the beginning of the month. This means that you won't have to rush around your island, trying to catch them, at the end of the month.

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The Common Bluebottle and many other bugs are leaving in August.

Our dedicated guides for bugs, fish and sea creatures also contain a variety of tips to help you catch the creatures you need.

It should be noted that the following only applies to the northern hemisphere.

All Animal Crossing bugs leaving at the end of August:

Animal Crossing BugsMonths available Times available LocationBug Price
Common Bluebottle April to August 8am to 4pm Flying around 300
Great Purple Emperor May to August 4am to 7pm Flying around 3000
Brown Cicada July to August 8am to 5pm On trees 250
Robust Cicada July to August 8am to 5pm On trees 300
Giant Cicada July to August 8am to 5pm On trees 500
Evening Cicada July to August 4am to 8am
4pm to 7pm
On trees 550
Cicada Shell July to August All day On trees 10
Jewel Beetle April to August All day Appears on tree stumps 2400
Blue Weevil Beetle July to August All day Appears on a tree stump 800
Scarab Beetle July to August 11pm to 8am On trees 10000
Drone Beetle June to August All day On trees 200
Saw Stag July to August All day On trees 2000
Miyama Stag July to August All day On trees 1000
Giant Stag July to August 11pm to 8am On trees 10000
Cyclommatus Stag July to August 5pm to 8am On coconut trees 8000
Golden Stag July to August 5pm to 8am On coconut trees 12000
Giraffe Stag July to August 5pm to 8am On trees 12000
Horned Dynastid July to August 5pm to 8am On trees 1350
Horned Atlas July to August 5pm to 8am On coconut trees 8000
Horned Elephant July to August 5pm to 8am On coconut trees 8000
Horned Hercules July to August 5pm to 8am On coconut trees 12000

All Animal Crossing fish leaving at the end of August:

Animal Crossing FishMonths available Times available LocationFish Price
Killifish April to August 24 hours Pond 300
Frog May to August 24 hours Pond 120
Giant Snakehead June to August 9am to 4pm Pond 5500
Napoelonfish July to August 4am to 9pm Sea 10000
Squid December to August 24 hours Sea 500

All Animal Crossing sea creatures leaving at the end of August:

Animal Crossing Sea CreaturesMonths available Times available Sea Creature Price
Vampire Squid May to August 4pm to 9am 10000
Sea Pineapple April to August 24 hours 1500

Our respective fish list, bug list and sea creatures list contain every species that can be found throughout the year in New Horizons if you want to know more.

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