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

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We’re heading deep into Animal Crossing’s Winter and Summer seasons in each hemisphere this month! In this guide, we’ll tell you every bug, fish, and sea creature departing from your island after December ends in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH).

Each and every month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons brings a different set of fish, bugs, and sea 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 December ends and January 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 December ends.

This guide covers both the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere islands — you’ll find the Southern information below the Northern sections.

November is a very quiet month in the Northern Hemisphere with almost no creatures leaving, while the Southern Hemisphere has a decent amount of activity going on, especially with bugs.

Finally, it’s worth noting that we’re far enough into the game’s lifecycle that you will see many creatures leaving that have already previously left in another month earlier this year. We write these guides inclusive of no matter when someone may have started playing or taken a break, so repeats will show up sometimes!

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

There aren’t any bug and insects leaving your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island after December when January begins in the Northern Hemisphere.

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

There’s only one fish leaving your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island after December when January begins!

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

Pike

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Pike Fish
Hours
All Day
Location
River
Shadow Size
Extra Large
Rarity
Rare
Sell Price
1800 Bells

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

There are 3 sea creatures leaving your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island after December when January begins!

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

Mussel

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

Turban Shell

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Turban Shell Sea Creature
Hours
All Day
Shadow Size
Small
Speed
Slow
Rarity
Common
Sell Price
1000 Bells

Spiny Lobster

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Spiny Lobster Sea Creature
Hours
9PM to 4AM
Shadow Size
Large
Speed
Fast
Rarity
Common
Sell Price
5000 Bells

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

There are 8 bugs and insects leaving your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island after December when January begins!

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

Common Butterfly

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

Yellow Butterfly

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Yellow Butterfly Bug
Hours
4AM to 7PM
Location
Flying
Rarity
Common
Sell Price
160 Bells

Peacock Butterfly

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Peacock Butterfly Bug
Hours
4AM to 7PM
Location
Flying (Blue, Purple, Black Flowers)
Rarity
Rare
Sell Price
2500 Bells

Firefly

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

Ladybug

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Ladybug Bug
Hours
8AM to 5PM
Location
Flowers
Rarity
Common
Sell Price
200 Bells

Violin Beetle

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Violin Beetle Bug
Hours
All Day
Location
Tree Stumps
Rarity
Common
Sell Price
450 Bells

Pill Bug

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Pill Bug Bug
Hours
11PM to 4PM
Location
Rocks
Rarity
Common
Sell Price
250 Bells

Centipede

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Centipede Bug
Hours
4PM to 11PM
Location
Rocks
Rarity
Common
Sell Price
300 Bells

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

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

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

Cherry Salmon

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Cherry Salmon Fish
Hours
4PM to 9AM
Location
River (Clifftop)
Shadow Size
Medium
Rarity
Uncommon
Sell Price
1000 Bells

Char

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Char Fish
Hours
4PM to 9AM
Location
River (Clifftop)
Shadow Size
Medium
Rarity
Rare
Sell Price
3800 Bells

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

There are 3 sea creatures leaving your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island after December when January begins!

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

Chambered Nautilus

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Chambered Nautilus Sea Creature
Hours
4PM to 9AM
Shadow Size
Medium
Speed
Medium
Rarity
Uncommon
Sell Price
1800 Bells

Firefly Squid

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

Lobster

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Lobster Sea Creature
Hours
All Day
Shadow Size
Large
Speed
Fast
Rarity
Rare
Sell Price
4500 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 popular Christmas Toy SetWinter Snowflake RecipesChristmas Ornament RecipesAcorns & Pine ConesThanksgiving EventRedd Art, and Sea Creatures guides.

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