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How and where to catch Animal Crossing fish & bugs leaving after May

Published: 26/Apr/2020 2:09

by Alan Bernal


Animal Crossing: New Horizons is set for another batch of bugs and fish in May, meaning it will also be your last chance to catch critters like the orchid mantis, mole cricket, and more leaving by the end of the month.

While the types of critters that players in the Northern and Southern hemispheres may be different, every Animal Crossing player looking to complete their Critterpedia are constantly keeping up with the ever-changing selection of animals available in a month.


Some bugs and fish can disappear for months at a time, making it a dreadfully long wait for people who missed out on that last animal they needed. To make sure that doesn’t happen to you, check out the full breakdown of migrating species that won’t be available in June.

Northern Hemisphere bugs and fish

The bugs are changing in Animal Crossing: New Horizons after May.

There isn’t going to be much of a change for residents in the Northern region of Animal Crossing’s island territory.

Insects Leaving after May
Name Location Time Price
Mole cricket Underground All day 500 Bells


Fish Leaving after May
Name Location Shadow Size Time Price
Golden trout River (Clifftop) Medium-small 4pm – 9am 15,000 Bells
Oarfish Sea Huge All day 9,000 Bells
Loach River Small All day 400 Bells

Though one in particular is going to disappoint high-stakes players who cash in on the game’s most prized fish. The golden trout will not be in the June waters for this hemisphere.

The fish can be cashed in for a whopping 15,000 Bells with a single catch, but players will have to be diligent to catch it in its 4 PM – 9 AM spawn frame.

Southern Hemisphere bugs and fishes

Oarfish are leaving the waters after the month of May.

Contrast to its northern relative, the Southern Hemisphere has a fair few entries. There will be 20 animals in all that are leaving when June rolls around.

Insects Leaving after May
Name Location Time Price
Orchid mantis On white flowers 8am – 5pm 2,400 Bells
Migratory locust On the ground 8am – 7pm 600 Bells
Walking stick On trees 4am – 8am & 5pm – 7pm 600 Bells
Violin beetle On tree stumps All day 450 Bells
Mantis On flowers 8am – 5pm 430 Bells
Long locust On the ground 8am – 7pm 200 Bells
Rice grasshopper On the ground 8am – 7pm 160 Bells
Monarch butterfly Flying 4am – 5pm 140 Bells
Cricket On the ground On villagers 130 Bells
Flea On villagers All day 70 Bells


Fish Leaving after May
Name Location Shadow Size Time Price
Golden trout River (Clifftop) Medium-small 4pm – 9am 15,000 Bells
Barred knifejaw Sea Medium-small All day 5,000 Bells
Char River (Clifftop) Pond Medium-small 4pm – 9am 3,800 Bells
Ray Sea Large 4am – 9pm 3,000Bells
Mitten crab River Small 4pm – 9am 2,000 Bells
Guppy River Tiny 9am – 4pm 1,300Bells
Sea horse Sea Tiny All day 1,100Bells
Cherry salmon River (Clifftop) Pond Medium-small 4pm – 9am 1,00 Bells
Neon tetra River Tiny 9am – 4pm 500Bells
Zebra turkeyfish Sea Medium-small All day 500 Bells

Chief among them will be the golden trout again. The fish is going out of the waters worldwide and won’t be back until all the way in September, so get to harvesting on them.

As for the May bug migrations, the orchid mantis will be taking off until later in the year, along with nine other insects.

The bugs and fish are changing in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

There’s a huge log off insects that will be taking off so any missing entries in Critterpedias won’t be able to be fulfilled after May.


The completionists in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons community will be sure to take these dates down so that they can grind out their bug-catching sessions.

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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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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
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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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
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.