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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 like with July and the upcoming September.

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.

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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.

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 BluebottleApril to August8am to 4pm Flying around300
Great Purple EmperorMay to August4am to 7pmFlying around3000
Brown CicadaJuly to August8am to 5pmOn trees250
Robust CicadaJuly to August8am to 5pmOn trees300
Giant CicadaJuly to August8am to 5pmOn trees500
Evening CicadaJuly to August4am to 8am
4pm to 7pm
On trees550
Cicada ShellJuly to AugustAll dayOn trees10
Jewel BeetleApril to August All dayAppears on tree stumps2400
Blue Weevil BeetleJuly to AugustAll dayAppears on a tree stump800
Scarab BeetleJuly to August11pm to 8amOn trees10000
Drone BeetleJune to AugustAll dayOn trees200
Saw StagJuly to AugustAll dayOn trees2000
Miyama StagJuly to AugustAll dayOn trees1000
Giant StagJuly to August11pm to 8amOn trees10000
Cyclommatus StagJuly to August5pm to 8amOn coconut trees8000
Golden StagJuly to August5pm to 8amOn coconut trees12000
Giraffe StagJuly to August5pm to 8amOn coconut trees12000
Horned DynastidJuly to August5pm to 8amOn trees1350
Horned AtlasJuly to August5pm to 8amOn coconut trees8000
Horned ElephantJuly to August5pm to 8amOn coconut trees8000
Horned HerculesJuly to August5pm to 8am On coconut trees12000

All Animal Crossing fish leaving at the end of August:

Animal Crossing FishMonths available Times available LocationFish Price
KillifishApril to August24 hoursPond300
FrogMay to August24 hoursPond120
Giant SnakeheadJune to August9am to 4pmPond5500
NapoelonfishJuly to August4am to 9pmSea10000
SquidDecember to August24 hoursSea500

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

Animal Crossing Sea CreaturesMonths available Times available Sea Creature Price
Vampire SquidMay to August4pm to 9am10000
Sea PineappleApril to August24 hours1500

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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