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

Published: 25/Apr/2020 23:36 Updated: 26/Apr/2020 18:52

by Brent Koepp


As we enter into a new month, Animal Crossing players will have a fresh assortment of fish and bugs introduced to their islands. Here’s our guide for May’s New Horizons creatures.

In the latest Animal Crossing title, New Horizons, players are whisked away to their very own island.  The social simulation title syncs up in real time, which means the game changes with the seasons.

Adding to the realism, new creatures are added every month as well. Here is everything you need to know about the fish and bugs that will be available for you to catch in May.

Note: This guide is for players in the Northern Hemisphere

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New Horizons is already smashing sales records since its March release.

Northern Hemisphere bugs and fish for May

Despite releasing on March 20, there’s no doubt dedicated players are jumping at the chance to add more specimens to their museum. Thankfully, New Horizons will be getting new fish and & bugs starting in May.

Joining the lineup is the rare Mahi-Mahi fish which can be caught on the pier at any time. It fetches a whopping 6,000 Bells! Although if you are looking at getting rich, farming scorpions seem the way to go. They sell for over 8,000 – though, watch out for their stingers.


  • Nibble Fish  (River: 9am-4pm / 1,500 Bells)
  • Angelfish (River: 4pm-9am /  3,000 Bells)
  • Betta (River: 9am-4pm / 2,500 Bells)
  • Rainbow Fish (River: 9am-4pm / 800 Bells)
  • Mahi-Mahi (Pier: All Day / 6,000 Bells)
  • Giant Trevally (Pier: All Day / 4,500 Bells)
  • Catfish: (Pond 4pm-9am / 800 Bells)


  • Great Purple Emperor (Flying: 4am-7pm / 3,000 Bells)
  • Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing (Flying near flowers: 8am-4pm / 4,000 Bells)
  • Banded Dragonfly (Flying: 8am-5pm /4,500 Bells)
  • Scorpion (Ground: 7pm-4am / 8,000 Bells)
  • Violin Beetle (Tree Stump: All Day / 450 Bells)
  • Rosalia Batsei (Tree Stump: All Day / 3,000 Bells)
  • Diving Beetle (River/ Pond surface: 8am-7pm / 800 Bells)
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New Horizon players will have a chance to capture these new creatures in May.

While each month brings new additions, it also means some creatures will be leaving your island until they come back in season. The bugs and fish leaving in April are: Tarantula, Dab, Tuna, and the Blue Marlin.

It will be interesting to see how players adapt to the changes in May. Who knows, perhaps scorpions will become the new tarantula – which the community used to farm millions of bells.

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The Simpsons intro gets epic recreation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 8/Aug/2020 1:00 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:22

by Brent Koepp


An Animal Crossing YouTuber went viral after re-creating The Simpsons’ iconic intro in New Horizons. The player’s incredible mashup is one of the best things you’ll see today.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the world by storm after making its debut in March. The latest release in the long-running franchise introduced new features such as the ability to shape your village however you see fit using terraforming.

The new mechanic has sparked the imaginations of millions of users on social media, and one creator went viral after using the tool to bring The Simpsons to the social-simulation title. Their re-imagination of the classic cartoon’s intro is the perfect crossover.

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A talented creator made The Simpsons intro in Animal Crossing.

The Simpsons re-imagined in Animal Crossing

The Simpsons made its debut in 1989, and has gone on to become a juggernaut in pop culture over the last three decades. In 2020, the animation is in its 31st season. To celebrate, a player re-created the show’s intro in New Horizons.

Gaming YouTuber ‘Great-Bit Arcade‘ uploaded their mind blowing creation to their channel on July 29, and quickly went viral. The video carefully re-creates the animation’s iconic intro, which follows the Simpson family throughout their town of Springfield.

The fan creatively used assets from Animal Crossing to create the town’s nuclear plant, before hilariously cutting to their character writing on a chalk board in school while wearing Bart Simpson’s signature outfit.

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Maggie and Marge Simpson are re-created in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Great-Bit’s video meticulously recreates every scene, from Maggie and Marge driving to Lisa playing her saxophone in school. The YouTuber even created a couch gag with the Simpson family walking in to find Tom Nook and Isabelle taking up all the space on their sofa.

Animal Crossing’s latest release has been a major success for Nintendo. In a quarterly report posted in August, it was revealed the social simulation title has sold over 22.4 million units – making it the second highest-selling game on the console.

New Horizons’ terraforming tool has encouraged players from around the world to share their creations on social media. Fans have reimagined things from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away to Avatar: The Last Airbender using the game’s new feature.