Hello gamers! This article is all about Sea Creatures in Animal Crossing New Horizons. There are a total of 40 sea creatures in the game and you’ll have the chance to encounter each of them. We also include the months they’re available as well as their availability in a day.
What are Sea Creatures in Animal Crossing New Horizons?
There are three types of critters that you can collect or sell in Animal Crossing New Horizons: bugs, fish, and sea creatures. While the description is a bit misleading since most of these sea creatures are actually fish, they work similarly as bugs and fish in the game.
Sea creatures are found in the waters around your island and they have their own page in the game’s Critterpedia. You need to dive in order to snag a sea creature.
Like some fish and bugs, sea creatures can be stored, sold, or donated to your Museum. There’s no reward for you if you donate them but doing so gradually adds to the beauty of your Museum as it fills with your collection.
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If you want to earn Bells instead, selling sea creatures can be a viable career in Animal Crossing. Some sea creatures like the Giant Isopod can fetch as much as 12000 Bells. While most sea creatures won’t sell that high, they can still make serious money or bells. If you want to acquire more furniture or tools, catching and selling creatures is a fun and effective way to do it.
How to catch Sea Creatures in Animal Crossing New Horizons?
Catching sea creatures is simple. All you have to do is to get a Wet Suit so you can swim and dive in the ocean. With a Wet Suit on, you can then start exploring the sea around your island.
To catch a sea creature, look for bubbles under the water. These bubbles may sometimes move around so you may have to chase a bit. Once you’ve over the bubbles, you can begin to dive to catch the sea creature.
If at first you don’t succeed in catching a sea critter, just try diving again.
Full list of Sea Creatures in Animal Crossing New Horizons
Not all sea creatures are available all the time as they’re seasonal. This means that some creatures are not available in certain months. The good thing is, you can explore the sea even on winter months so you can try to find sea creatures all year round.
In the table below (arranged alphabetically), we show you a full list of sea creatures in the northern hemisphere. If your island is in the southern hemisphere, simply adjust the months by six months.
|Sea Creature||Months available||Times available||Price|
|Abalone||June to January||4pm to 9am||2000|
|Acorn Barnacle||All year||24 hours||600|
|Chambered Nautilus||March to June|
September to November
|4pm to 9am||1800|
|Dungesness Crab||November to May||24 hours||1900|
|Firefly Squid||March to June||9pm to 4am||1400|
|Flatworm||August to September||4pm to 9am||700|
|Gazami Crab||June to November||24 hours||2200|
|Giant Isopod||July to October||9am to 4pm|
9pm to 4am
|Gigas Giant Clam||May to September||24 hours||15000|
|Horseshoe Crab||July to September||9pm to 4am||2500|
|Lobster||April to June|
December to January
|Mantis Shrimp||All year||4pm to 9am||2500|
|Moon Jellyfish||July to September||24 hours||600|
|Mussel||June to December||24 hours||1500|
|Octopus||All year||24 hours||1200|
|Oyster||September to February||24 hours||1100|
|Pearl Oyster||All year||24 hours||2800|
|Red King Crab||November to March||24 hours||8000|
|Scallop||All year||24 hours||1000|
|Sea Anemone||All year||24 hours||500|
|Sea Cucumber||November to April||24 hours||500|
|Sea Grapes||June to September||24 hours||900|
|Sea Pig||November to February||4pm to 9am||10000|
|Sea Pineapple||April to August||24 hours||1500|
|Sea Slug||All year||24 hours||600|
|Sea Star||All year||24 hours||500|
|Sea Urchin||May to September||24 hours||1700|
|Seaweed||October to July||24 hours||600|
|Slate Pencil Urchin||May to September||4pm to 9am||2000|
|Snow Crab||November to April||24 hours||6000|
|Spider Crab||March to April||24 hours||10000|
|Spiny Lobster||October to December||9pm to 4am||5000|
|Spotted Garden Eel||May to October||4am to 9pm||1100|
|Sweet Shrimp||September to February||4pm to 9am||1400|
|Tiger Prawn||June to September||4pm to 9am||3000|
|Turban Shell||March to May|
September to December
|Umbrella Octopus||March to May|
September to November
|Vampire Squid||May to August||4pm to 9am||10000|
|Venus’ Flower Basket||October to February||All day||5000|
|Whelk||All year||24 hours||1000|
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