Animal Crossing New Horizons July Leaving Fish and Bugs Tadpole

Every month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons a selection of the game's 80 fish and 80 bugs 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, Friday 31st July 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. The different regions have 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 and fish 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 and bugs returning after a hiatus to each hemisphere this month.

If you're after more information on either bugs or fish, check out our Animal Crossing: New Horizons fish guide and our Animal Crossing: New Horizons bug guide. Each contain 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 while you're at it.

The fish and bugs leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons at the end of July

Northern Hemisphere

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

Fish pic Fish name Time of day Location Returns in
14. Tadpole Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish
Tadpole All day and night Ponds Mar 2021

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

Bug pic Bug name Time of day Location Returns in
24. Honeybee Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Honeybee 8am - 5pm Air (around flowers) Mar 2021

Southern Hemisphere

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

Bug pic Bug name Time of day Location Returns in
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Incoming Critters in July - Fish and Bugs returning in July

Northern Hemisphere

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

New Fish (July - Northern 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 (July - Northern 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 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 - camouflaged as a furniture leaf)

Southern Hemisphere

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

New fish (July - Southern Hemisphere)

  • N/A

New bugs (July - Southern Hemisphere)

  • N/A

This article is part of our Animal Crossing: New Horizons walkthrough, which includes a Complete Fish List and Complete Bug 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 and Golden Trout, along with a list of Fish And Bugs leaving at the end of July. We've also compiled a Complete Villager List and a Complete List of K.K. Slider Songs, as well as selections of the Best Custom Design Codes and Islands we've found so far.

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