Animal Crossing New Horizons October Leaving Fish and BugsNintendo 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, Saturday 31st October 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 October

Northern Hemisphere

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

Fish pic

Fish name

Time of day

Location

Returns in

13. Snapping Turtle Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Snapping Turtle

9pm - 4am

Rivers

Apr 2021

18. Catfish Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Catfish

4pm - 9am

Ponds

May 2021

23. Tilapia Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Tilapia

All day and night

Rivers

Jun 2021

36. Angelfish Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Angelfish

4pm - 9am

Rivers

May 2021

37. Betta Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish
Betta 9am - 4pm Rivers May 2021
39. Rainbowfish Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish
Rainbowfish 9am - 4pm Rivers May 2021
64. Moray Eel Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish
Moray Eel All day and night Sea Aug 2021
65. Ribbon Eel Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish
Ribbon Eel All day and night Sea Jun 2021
68. Giant Trevally Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish
Giant Trevally All day and night Sea (pier) May 2021
69. Mahi Mahi Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish
Mahi-Mahi All day and night Sea (pier) May 2021

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

Bug pic

Bug name

Time of day

Location

Returns in

21. Bell Cricket Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Bell Cricket

5pm - 8am

Ground

Sep 2021

32. Red Dragonfly Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Red Dragonfly 8am - 7pm Air Sep 2021
33. Darner Dragonfly Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Darner Dragonfly 8am - 5pm Air Apr 2021
34. Banded Dragonfly Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Banded Dragonfly 8am - 5pm Air May 2021
41. Stinkbug Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Stinkbug All day and night Flowers Mar 2021
42. Man Faced Stinkbug Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Man-faced Stinkbug
7pm - 8am Flowers Mar 2021
43. Ladybug Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Ladybug 8am - 5pm Flowers Mar 2021
80. Scorpion Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Scorpion 7pm - 4am Ground May 2021

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

Sea Creature name

Time of day

Returns in

Giant Isopod

9pm - 4am, 9am - 4pm

Jul 2021

Spotted Garden Eel 4am - 9pm May 2021

Southern Hemisphere

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

Fish pic

Fish name

Time of day

Location

Returns in

61. Dab Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Dab

All day and night

Sea

Apr 2021

66. Tuna Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish
Tuna All day and night Sea (pier) May 2021

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

Bug pic

Bug name

Time of day

Location

Returns in

79. Tarantula Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Tarantula

7pm - 4am

Ground

May 2021

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

Sea Creature name

Time of day

Returns in

Sea Cucumber

Any time

May 2021

Snow Crab Any time May 2021
Spider Crab Any time Sep 2021

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

Northern Hemisphere

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

New Fish (October - Northern hemisphere)

  • Yellow Perch (All day and night / Rivers)
  • Dab (All day and night / Sea)

New Bugs (October - Northern hemisphere)

  • Ladybug (8am - 5pm / Flowers) Note. Leaving again at the end of October!

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

  • Seaweed (Any time / Sea)
  • Spiny Lobster (9pm - 4am / Sea)
  • Venus' Flower Basket (Any time / Sea)

Southern Hemisphere

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

New fish (October - Southern Hemisphere)

  • Killifish (All day and night / Ponds)
  • Crawfish (All day and night / Ponds)
  • Snapping Turtle (9pm - 4am / Rivers)
  • Guppy (9am - 4pm / Rivers)
  • Neon Tetra (9am - 4pm / Rivers)
  • Seahorse (All day and night / Sea)
  • Clown Fish (All day and night / Sea)
  • Surgeonfish (All day and night / Sea)
  • Butterfly Fish (All day and night / Sea)
  • Zebra Turkeyfish (All day and night / Sea)

New bugs (October - Southern Hemisphere)

  • Common Bluebottle (4am - 7pm / Air)
  • Agrias Butterfly (8am - 5pm / Air)
  • Rajah Brooke's Birdwing (8am - 5pm / Air)
  • Atlas Moth (7pm - 4am / On trees)
  • Madagascan Sunset Moth (8am - 4pm / Air)
  • Darner Dragonfly (8am - 5pm / Air)
  • Giant Water Bug (8am - 7pm / On ponds and rivers)
  • Jewel Beetle (All day and night / Tree stumps)
  • Flea (All day and night / On island residents)

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

  • Lobster (Any time / Sea)
  • Sea Pineapple (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.