Animal Crossing Bugs And Fish JanNintendo Life

Every month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons a selection of the game's 80 fish, 80 bugs and 40 sea creatures cycle in or out. The catchable creatures that make up your Critterpedia migrate based on the real-time seasons tied to your Switch's internal clock, so unless you mess with your console's clock and engage in some time-travelling shenanigans, Sunday 31st January is the last day for some time that you'll be able to catch the fish and bugs listed below.

The seasons in Animal Crossing: New Horizons are based on your choice of Northern or Southern hemisphere at the beginning of the game. Different fish and bugs coming and going every month, but wherever you are in the world you'll have the opportunity to catch everything at some point during a calendar year.

We have listed all the bugs, fish and sea creatures that will be leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons in both hemispheres below. They are listed in Critterpedia order but click the column headers to reorder them to your liking.

In addition to the outgoing critters, we have also listed the incoming fish, bugs and sea creatures returning after a hiatus to each hemisphere this month.

If you're after more information on bugs, fish or sea creatures, check out our complete New Horizons fish guide, bug guide and sea creature guide. Each contains information regarding the exact location of all critters on your island along with when they're available. Don't forget to also check out our exhaustive Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide hub while you're at it.

The fish, bugs and sea creatures leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons at the end of January

Northern Hemisphere

The following fish will no longer be available to catch in February in the Northern hemisphere:

Fish pic

Fish name

Time of day

Location

Returns in

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

The following bugs will no longer be available to catch in February in the Northern hemisphere:

Bug pic

Bug name

Time of day

Location

Returns in

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

The following sea creatures will no longer be available to catch in February in the Northern hemisphere:

Sea Creature name

Time of day

Returns in

Abalone

4pm - 9am

Jun

Lobster Any time Apr

Southern Hemisphere

The following fish will no longer be available to catch in February in the Southern hemisphere:

Fish pic

Fish name

Time of day

Location

Returns in

14. Tadpole Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Tadpole

All day and night

Ponds

Sep

The following bugs will no longer be available to catch in February in the Southern hemisphere:

Bug pic

Bug name

Time of day

Location

Returns in

24. Honeybee Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Honeybee

8am - 5pm

Air (around flowers)

Sep

The following sea creatures will no longer be available to catch in February in the Southern hemisphere:

Sea Creature name

Time of day

Returns in

Seaweed

Any time

Apr

Incoming Critters in January - Fish, Bugs and Sea Creatures returning in January

Northern Hemisphere

These are the fish and bugs returning in January in the Northern hemisphere:

New Fish (January - Northern hemisphere)

  • N/A

New Bugs (January - Northern hemisphere)

  • N/A

New Sea Creatures (January - Northern hemisphere) Note: Sea Creatures were introduced in the July update)

  • N/A

Southern Hemisphere

These are the fish and bugs returning in January in the Southern hemisphere:

New fish (January - Southern Hemisphere)

  • Sweetfish (All day and night / Rivers)
  • Napoleonfish (4am - 9pm / Sea)
  • Puffer Fish (All day and night / Sea)
  • Blue Marlin (All day and night / Sea - pier)
  • Ocean Sunfish (4am - 9pm / Sea)

New bugs (January - Southern Hemisphere)

  • Grasshopper (8am - 5pm / Ground)
  • Brown Cicada (8am - 5pm / On trees)
  • Robust Cicada (8am - 5pm / On trees)
  • Giant Cicada (8am - 5pm / On trees)
  • Evening Cicada (4am - 8am, 4pm - 7pm / On trees)
  • Cicada Shell (All day and night / On trees)
  • Blue Weevil Beetle ( All day and night / On palm trees)
  • Earth-boring Dung Beetle (All day and night / Ground)
  • Scarab Beetle (11pm - 8am / On trees)
  • Saw Stag (All day and night / On trees)
  • Miyama Stag (All day and night / On trees)
  • Giant Stag (11pm - 8am / On trees)
  • Cyclommatus Stag (5pm - 8am / On palm trees)
  • Golden Stag (5pm - 8am / On palm trees)
  • Giraffe Stag (5pm - 8am / On palm trees)
  • Horned Dynastid (5pm - 8am / On trees)
  • Horned Atlas (5pm - 8am / On palm trees)
  • Horned Elephant (5pm - 8am / On palm trees)
  • Horned Hercules (5pm - 8am / On palm trees)
  • Walking Stick (4am - 8am, 5pm - 7pm / On trees)
  • Walking Leaf (All day and night / Around trees camouflagued as a leaf)

New Sea Creatures (January - Southern hemisphere) Note: Sea Creatures were introduced in the July 2020 update)

  • Giant Isopod (9am - 4pm, 9pm - 4am / Sea)
  • Horseshoe Crab (Any time / Sea)
  • Moon Jellyfish (Any time / Sea)

This article is part of our Animal Crossing: New Horizons walkthrough, which includes a Complete Fish List, Complete Bug List and Complete Sea Creatures List. If you're looking for specific fish or bug, we can tell you how to catch the elusive Coelacanth, Mahi-Mahi, Giant Trevally, Stringfish, Golden Trout and all the Sharks and Beetles, along with a full list of Critters leaving at the end of the month. We've also compiled a Complete Villager List and a Complete List of K.K. Slider Songs, as well as the Best Custom Design Codes and Islands we've found so far, and the best islands to visit using Dream Address Codes.

We can also help with How to Spot Redd's Fake Paintings and Statues, How to Make Bells Fast, How to Breed Flowers, How to Get more DIY Recipes, How to Upgrade Nook's Cranny, where and when to find special characters like Gulliver, Sable, Label, Wisp, Celeste, Pirate Gulliver and Jack, plus tips on using the Star Wand, Tool Ring, Rock Trick, Cutting Down and Moving Trees, using amiibo on Harv's Island, How to Back Up Your Island Data, How to Time Travel, How to Get a 5-Star Island Rating and a whole lot more.

And finally Where to Buy Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch if for some reason you haven't yet picked up the game.