New Fish and Bugs in June: Everything arriving and leaving this month in Animal Crossing New Horizons

It's shark season!

Thanks to the seasonal nature of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, new fish and bugs arrive and vanish on a monthly basis.

Completionists will want to catch one of every fish and bug in the game in order to unlock two of the Golden Tools and to complete the Museum.

The Critterpedia does explain when each creature comes and goes, but you won't know this information unless you've caught them first. This is why this page explains exactly which fish and bugs arrive and vanish in June.

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New Animal Crossing fish and bugs arriving in June

Every month in New Horizons there is at least one new fish and bug to find on your island.

Catching these new creatures will help you complete both the Critterpedia and the exhibits at the Museum, so it's a great idea to know what will be arriving to help you get a head start.

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

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

Animal Crossing FishMonths available Times available LocationFish Price
Giant SnakeheadJune to August9am to 4pmPond5500
TilapiaJune to October24 hoursRiver800
PiranhaJune to September9am to 4pm
9pm to 4am
River2500
ArowanaJune to September4pm to 9amRiver10000
DoradoJune to September4am to 9pmRiver15000
GarJune to September4pm to 9amPond6000
ArapaimaJune to September4pm to 9amRiver10000
Saddled BichirJune to September9pm to 4amRiver4000
Ribbon EelJune to October24 hoursSea600
Saw SharkJune to September4pm to 9amSea12000
Hammerhead SharkJune to September4pm to 9amSea8000
Great White SharkJune to September4pm to 9amSea15000
Whale SharkJune to September24 hoursSea13000
SuckerfishJune to September24 hoursSea1500

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

Animal Crossing BugsMonths available Times available LocationBug Price
Emperor ButterflyDecember to March
June to September
5pm to 8amFlying around flowers4000
FireflyJune7pm to 4amFlying around300
Drone BeetleJune to AugustAll dayOn trees200
Goliath BeetleJune to September5pm to 8amOn trees8000
Rainbow StagJune to September7pm to 8amOn trees6000
MosquitoJune to September5pm to 4amFlying around 130

New to Animal Crossing? Our Animal Crossing New Horizons tips can help with the basics. From the off, there's fish and bugs to catch, flowers and fruit to grow with Leif selling seeds, villagers to add or remove and tools such as the new ladder and vaulting pole to collect. Once you have settled in, you'll want to be making as many Bells as possible, start collecting K.K. Slider songs and work on your island star rating, increase your HHA ranking, incorporate Feng Shui into your room design and acquiring kitchen furniture. You can also buy fake art from Redd. Recently added were swimming, sea creatures and Pascal.


Animal Crossing fish and bugs leaving in June

Often it's the fish and bugs that are leaving your island that are the more pressing matter in New Horizons, than the ones arriving. This is due to the fact that, once these creatures are gone, they won't be appearing on your island for some time.

Some fish and bugs do return every couple of months, but others will depart for whole seasons and a few only appear during one specific month each year. Don't worry too much if you miss a fish or bug, because it will eventually revisit your island home.

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Pill Bugs leave your island in June.

Our dedicated fish list and bug list guides also offer advice on how to catch some of the rarer creatures that visit your island. You should try to catch these rarer creatures closer to the beginning of the month, rather than the end to avoid having to rush catching any of these fish or bugs.

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

All Animal Crossing fish leaving at the end of June:

Animal Crossing FishMonths available Times available LocationFish Price
Cherry Salmon March to June
September to November
4pm to 9am Clifftop river 800
Char March to June
September to November
4pm to 9am Clifftop river 3800

All Animal Crossing bugs leaving at the end of June:

Animal Crossing BugsMonths available Times available LocationBug Price
Common Butterfly September to June 4am to 7pm Flying around 160
Yellow Butterfly March to June
September to October
4am to 7pm Flying around 160
Peacock Butterfly March to June 4am to 7pm Flying around flowers 2500
Ladybug March to June
October
8am to 5pm On flowers 200
Violin Beetle May to June
September to November
All day Appears on tree stumps 450
Pill Bug September to June 11pm to 4pm Hit a rock with a shovel until one appears 250
Centipede September to June 4pm to 11pm Hit a rock with a shovel until one appears 300

If you want to know more about the entries in your Critterpedia, then our respective fish list and bug list pages display every species that can be found throughout the year in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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