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All new fish and bugs coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in June

Published: 29/May/2020 1:01

by Brent Koepp


It’s a new month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and that means a new assortment of creatures are up for grabs on your island. Here is everything you need to know about fishing and bug catching in June. 

New Horizons is the latest title in the long-running Animal Crossing franchise. The beloved game continues the tradition of operating in real time, and that means the island’s wildlife changes each month to sync with the seasons.

Players looking to rake in the bells are in luck, as June ushers in a wealth of insects and bugs that fetch a hefty price. Here is our guide on everything you will want to collect to bring in the big bucks and help pay down your housing loan.

Note: This guide is for players in the Northern Hemisphere.

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June brings in a new assortment of insects and fish to New Horizons.

Northern Hemisphere bugs and fish for June

Fishing season is here! For this month, players will quickly notice a massive jump in ocean creatures available compared to the previous month. Some of these inhabitants are worth an insane amount, so you will be wanting to get your fishing bait ready.

Joining the lineup is the rare Dorado, which will be swimming in your island’s river. The large fish is worth a whopping 15k.  It gets even better if you are brave enough to take on the ocean’s newly added sharks, as all four are worth thousands. As for insect lovers, don’t miss out on the Goliath Beetle as the little guy fetches 8k.


  • Giant Snakehead (Pond: 9am-4pm / 5,500 Bells)
  • Tilapia (River: All Day /  800 Bells)
  • Piranha   (River: 9am-4pm + 9pm-4am / 2,500 Bells)
  • Arowana (River: 4pm-9am / 10,000 Bells)
  • Dorado (River: 4am-9pm / 15,000 Bells)
  • Gar (Pond: 4pm-9am / 6,000 Bells)
  • Arapaima (River: 4pm-9am / 10,000 Bells)
  • Saddled Bichir (River: 9pm-4am / 4,000 Bells)
  • Ribbon Eel (Sea: All Day / 600 Bells)
  • Saw Shark (Sea: 4pm-9am / 12,000 Bells)
  • Hammerhead Shark (Sea: 4pm-9am / 8,000 Bells)
  • Great White Shark (Sea: 4pm-9am / 15,000 Bells)
  • Whale Shark (Sea: All Day / 13,000 Bells)
  • Suckerfish (Sea: All Day / 1,500 Bells)


  • Emperor butterfly (Flying: 5pm-8am / 4,000 Bells)
  • Firefly (Flying: 7pm-4am / 300 Bells)
  • Drone beetle (On Trees: All Day /200 Bells)
  • Goliath beetle (On Palm Trees: 5pm-8am / 8,000 Bells)
  • Rainbow stag (On Trees: 7pm-8am / 6,000 Bells)
  • Mosquito (Flying: 5pm-4am / 130 Bells)
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Fish are the big money makers in Animal Crossing this month.

Those looking to pay off their debts to Tom Nook should consider fishing this month. Given the incredible surplus of these creatures arriving your island, there are more options then ever reel in a big catch. And in terms of Bells, they sell for some of the highest amounts.

While each month brings new additions, it also means some of those creatures will stop being available at the end of the season. The bugs and fish leaving at the end of June are: Common Butterfly, Yellow Butterfly, Peacock Butterfly, Firefly, Ladybug, Violin Beetle, Pill Bug, Centipede, Cherry Salmon, and Char.

It will be interesting to see how players form their catching strategies in the coming weeks. Although we have a feeling that many will get into the fishing spirit, given the insane opportunities to get some coin.

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Why Animal Crossing’s hairstyles are dividing the community

Published: 23/Nov/2020 14:45

by Alice Hearing


Animal Crossing: New Horizons players appear to be quite divided on one part of the new winter update, as it allowed for a more inclusive range of hairstyles.

On November 19, Nintendo enabled the game’s winter update. Excitement has revolved around new hip reactions that will let them sit on the ground, do workouts and yoga, like many have seen their villagers do on their islands.

The content refresh also includes six new hairstyles: afro, afro puffs, cornrows, buzz cut with faded sides, voluminous curls, and even a bald look. New additions have been a welcome change for people of color playing the game, who wanted to see themselves represented.

Previous versions of the game came under fire for a lack of representation. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, some players were forced to play around with the tan feature to give their characters their actual skin tone.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons hairstyle winter update
Nintendo added six new hairstyles to the game in its Winter update

While New Horizons finally represents a far wider variety of skin tones, players felt that not enough had been done for representation and even created a petition in August asking for more inclusive hairstyles.

The campaign ended in victory, but the update has actually been dividing the community on Twitter. A debate has erupted as to whether it can be deemed cultural appropriation if white players use some of the new hairstyles.

It all began on the day after the update launched when user stardewleaf tweeted an image of a white in-game character with what they called “Space buns”. It has sparked a huge debate with many people taking offense that a white user was using a hairstyle added to represent people of color.

One user responded: “They’re not space buns, they’re afro puffs made for POC”, while another explained why people had taken offense, adding: “The reason people are p**sed off is because we don’t really have a lot of hair options that represent us in Animal Crossing, and you do. Then you specifically choose that one, despite what you others pick from.”

Another person defended the style, saying: “As a white person with curly hair, these could in fact be what a white girl’s bun looks like. They’re both afro puffs and buns, games are games.”

Several other people commented that they felt the debate as a whole was ridiculous and trivial: “No one who gets mad at another person enjoying a hairstyle in a video game is worth listening to.”

The original tweet now has more than 5,000 responses and the number still continues to grow.

In general terms, the decision to have additional hairstyles and more representation incorporated into the Animal Crossing world has been a popular move.