Bugs, Fish, Sea Creatures Leaving In August For Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Northern & Southern Hemisphere)

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It’s never too early to ensure you’ve caught all of the critters available during a month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH)! In this guide, we’ll tell you every bug, fish, and sea creature departing from your island after August ends.

Each and every month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons brings a different set of fish or bug creatures that can appear on your Animal Crossing island depending on the current month from the real-time clock.

That means some fish, bugs, and sea creatures currently found on your island right now will disappear becoming no longer obtainable when the month of August ends and September begins!

So if you want to catch every single creature to complete your NookPhone’s Critterpedia for getting golden tool items and donate every critter to the Museum, it’s important to know which critters are leaving and making sure you catch them before August ends.

This guide covers both the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere islands — you’ll find the Southern information below the Northern sections. We’re also including Sea Creatures now after they were added in the Summer Update last month!

For August, the vast majority of critters leaving are Summer Bugs in the Northern Hemisphere, whereas for the Southern Hemisphere there are a healthy amount of Sea Creatures leaving and notably the snow Dung Beetle.

New Bugs, Fish, Sea Creatures In August New Bugs, Fish, Sea Creatures In September

Leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs In August (Northern Hemisphere)

There are 21 bug and insects leaving your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island after August when September begins!

Please note that the list below only applies to the Northern Hemisphere — scroll down to see the Southern Hemisphere lists.

Common Bluebottle

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Common Bluebottle Bug
Hours
4AM to 7PM
Location
Flying
Rarity
Common
Sell Price
300 Bells

Great Purple Emperor

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Great Purple Emperor Bug
Hours
4AM to 7PM
Location
Flying (Flowers)
Rarity
Rare
Sell Price
3000 Bells

Brown Cicada

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Brown Cicada Bug
Hours
8AM to 5PM
Location
Trees (Non-Palm)
Rarity
Common
Sell Price
250 Bells

Robust Cicada

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Robust Cicada Bug
Hours
8AM to 5PM
Location
Trees (Non-Palm)
Rarity
Common
Sell Price
300 Bells

Giant Cicada

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Giant Cicada Bug
Hours
8AM to 5PM
Location
Trees (Non-Palm)
Rarity
Common
Sell Price
500 Bells

Evening Cicada

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Evening Cicada Bug
Hours
4AM to 8AM; 4PM to 7PM
Location
Trees (Non-Palm)
Rarity
Common
Sell Price
550 Bells

Cicada Shell

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Cicada Shell Bug
Hours
All Day
Location
Trees (Non-Palm)
Rarity
Rare
Sell Price
10 Bells

Jewel Beetle

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Jewel Beetle Bug
Hours
All Day
Location
Tree Stumps
Rarity
Rare
Sell Price
2400 Bells

Blue Weevil Beetle

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Blue Weevil Beetle Bug
Hours
All Day
Location
Trees (Palm)
Rarity
Very Rare
Sell Price
800 Bells

Scarab Beetle

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Scarab Beetle Bug
Hours
11PM to 8AM
Location
Trees
Rarity
Very Rare
Sell Price
10000 Bells

Drone Beetle

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Drone Beetle Bug
Hours
All Day
Location
Trees
Rarity
Common
Sell Price
200 Bells

Saw Stag

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Saw Stag Bug
Hours
All Day
Location
Trees
Rarity
Uncommon
Sell Price
2000 Bells

Miyama Stag

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Miyama Stag Bug
Hours
All Day
Location
Trees
Rarity
Common
Sell Price
1000 Bells

Giant Stag

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Giant Stag Bug
Hours
11PM to 8AM
Location
Trees
Rarity
Rare
Sell Price
10000 Bells

Cyclommatus Stag

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Cyclommatus Stag Bug
Hours
5PM to 8AM
Location
Trees (Palm)
Rarity
Rare
Sell Price
8000 Bells

Golden Stag

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Golden Stag Bug
Hours
5PM to 8AM
Location
Trees (Palm)
Rarity
Very Rare
Sell Price
12000 Bells

Giraffe Stag

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Giraffe Stag Bug
Hours
5PM to 8AM
Location
Trees (Palm)
Rarity
Very Rare
Sell Price
12000 Bells

Horned Dynastid

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Horned Dynastid Bug
Hours
5PM to 8AM
Location
Trees
Rarity
Common
Sell Price
1350 Bells

Horned Atlas

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Horned Atlas Bug
Hours
5PM to 8AM
Location
Trees (Palm)
Rarity
Rare
Sell Price
8000 Bells

Horned Elephant

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Horned Elephant Bug
Hours
5PM to 8AM
Location
Trees (Palm)
Rarity
Rare
Sell Price
8000 Bells

Horned Hercules

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Horned Hercules Bug
Hours
5PM to 8AM
Location
Trees (Palm)
Rarity
Very Rare
Sell Price
12000 Bells

Leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fish In August (Northern Hemisphere)

There are 5 fish leaving your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island after August when September begins!

Please note that the list below only applies to the Northern Hemisphere — scroll down to see the Southern Hemisphere lists.

Killifish

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Killifish Fish
Hours
All Day
Location
Pond
Shadow Size
Very Small
Rarity
Uncommon
Sell Price
300 Bells

Frog

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Frog Fish
Hours
All Day
Location
Pond
Shadow Size
Small
Rarity
Common
Sell Price
120 Bells

Giant Snakehead

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Giant Snakehead Fish
Hours
9AM to 4PM
Location
Pond
Shadow Size
Large
Rarity
Rare
Sell Price
5500 Bells

Napoleonfish

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Napoleonfish Fish
Hours
4AM to 9PM
Location
Ocean
Shadow Size
Super Large
Rarity
Very Rare
Sell Price
10000 Bells

Squid

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Squid Fish
Hours
All Day
Location
Ocean
Shadow Size
Medium
Rarity
Common
Sell Price
500 Bells

Leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sea Creatures In August (Northern Hemisphere)

There are 2 sea creatures leaving your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island after August when September begins!

Please note that the list below only applies to the Northern Hemisphere — scroll down to see the Southern Hemisphere lists.

Vampire Squid

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Vampire Squid Sea Creature
Hours
4PM to 9AM
Shadow Size
Medium
Speed
X-Fast
Rarity
Super Rare
Sell Price
10000 Bells

Sea Pineapple

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sea Pineapple Sea Creature
Hours
All Day
Shadow Size
Small
Speed
Slow
Rarity
Uncommon
Sell Price
1500 Bells

Leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs In August (Southern Hemisphere)

There are 3 bug and insects leaving your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island after August when September begins!

Please note that the list below only applies to the Southern Hemisphere — scroll up to see the Northern Hemisphere lists.

Rajah Brooke's Birdwing

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Rajah Brooke'S Birdwing Bug
Hours
8AM to 5PM
Location
Flying (Flowers)
Rarity
Rare
Sell Price
2500 Bells

Damselfly

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Damselfly Bug
Hours
All Day
Location
Flying (Water)
Rarity
Common
Sell Price
500 Bells

Dung Beetle

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Dung Beetle Bug
Hours
All Day
Location
Snowballs
Rarity
Uncommon
Sell Price
3000 Bells

Leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fish In August (Southern Hemisphere)

There are 2 fish leaving your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island after August when September begins!

Please note that the list below only applies to the Southern Hemisphere — scroll up to see the Northern Hemisphere lists.

Pond Smelt

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Pond Smelt Fish
Hours
All Day
Location
River
Shadow Size
Small
Rarity
Common
Sell Price
400 Bells

Blowfish

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Blowfish Fish
Hours
9PM to 4AM
Location
Ocean
Shadow Size
Medium
Rarity
Common
Sell Price
5000 Bells

Leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sea Creatures In August (Southern Hemisphere)

There are 4 sea creatures leaving your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island after August when September begins!

Please note that the list below only applies to the Southern Hemisphere — scroll up to see the Northern Hemisphere lists.

Sea Pig

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sea Pig Sea Creature
Hours
4PM to 9AM
Shadow Size
Small
Speed
X-Fast
Rarity
Super Rare
Sell Price
10000 Bells

Oyster

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Oyster Sea Creature
Hours
All Day
Shadow Size
Small
Speed
Slow
Rarity
Common
Sell Price
1100 Bells

Sweet Shrimp

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sweet Shrimp Sea Creature
Hours
4PM to 9AM
Shadow Size
Small
Speed
Slow
Rarity
Common
Sell Price
1400 Bells

Venus' Flower Basket

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Venus' Flower Basket Sea Creature
Hours
All Day
Shadow Size
Medium
Speed
Fast
Rarity
Rare
Sell Price
5000 Bells


Stay tuned to Animal Crossing World for everything on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including our extensive Guides section here. In particular, don’t miss out on our recent August Fireworks Show EventTripping & How To Craft King Tut Mask, and Dreaming With Luna guides.

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