July Fish And Bug Guide For Animal Crossing: New Horizons – All-New Critters And How To Catch Them

July Fish And Bug Guide For Animal Crossing: New Horizons – All-New Critters And How To Catch Them
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Fans of Animal Crossing: New Horizons will have their hands full in the month of July, between the diving update arriving on the 3rd and all the new species of fish and bugs to catch. Today we will be going over each new critter arrival for the month, and just where to find them.

Unfortunately for those in the Southern Hemisphere, there are absolutely no new bugs or fish coming in the next month. Soon, you guys will see some new animals returning, but until then try and content yourself with the upcoming update.

FISH

Now for those in the Northern Hemisphere, starting with fish, there is a small variety of new faces to see swimming around your oceans and rivers.

  • Northern Hemisphere – Fish
  • Sweetfish – all-day in rivers (medium)
  • Napoleonfish – 4 am to 6 pm in the sea (large)
  • Pufferfish – all-day in the sea (medium)
  • Blue Marlin – all-day at the pier (large)
  • Ocean Sunfish – 4 am to 6 pm in the sea (large w/ fin)

The most difficult of the lot this month will likely be the Blue Marlin, as it is the only location-specific fish. The best method to spawn this elusive critter is to hoard up on fish bait. If you keep using fish bait on the end of the pier, you can eventually spawn in a large shadow. If this shadow is a Marlin, congratulations! If not, rinse and repeat.

BUGS

There are a ton of bugs to go over for this month in the Northern Hemisphere, as July is when the cicadas and beetles emerge. Make sure to go over this list thoroughly, as the sheer quantity of new arrivals will likely be the most difficult part.

Cicadas:

  • Brown Cicada – 8 am – 5 pm on tree trunks
  • Robust Cicada – 8 am – 5 pm on tree trunks
  • Giant Cicada – 8 am – 5 pm on tree trunks
  • Evening cicada – 4 am – 8 am/4 pm- 7 pm on tree trunks
  • Cicada Shell – all-day on tree trunks

Beetles:

  • Earth-Boring Dung Beetle – all-day on the ground
  • Scarab Beetle – 11 pm – 8 am on tree trunks
  • Saw Stag – all-day on tree trunks
  • Miyama Stag – all-day on tree trunks
  • Giant Stag – 11 pm – 8 am on tree trunks

Palm-tree exclusives:

  • Blue Weevil Beetle – all-day on palm tree trunks
  • Cyclommatus Stag – 5 pm – 8 am on palm tree trunks
  • Golden Stag – 5 pm – 8 am on palm tree trunks
  • Giraffe Stag – 5 pm – 8 am on palm tree trunks
  • Horned Dynastid – 5 pm – 8 am on palm tree trunks
  • Horned Atlas – 5 pm – 8 am on palm tree trunks
  • Horned Elephant – 5 pm – 8 am on palm tree trunks
  • Horned Hercules – 5 pm – 8 am on palm tree trunks

Misc.

  • Grasshopper – 8 am – 5 pm on the ground
  • Walking Stick – 4 am – 8 am/5 pm-7 pm on tree trunks
  • Walking Leaf – all-day disguised as furniture leaves

Make sure to nab all of these bugs before they’re gone! Certain additions will be gone after the end of the month, while some will stick around for the duration of the summer. Make sure to check back here before the start of August for an updated list.

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