All New January Fish, Bugs, And Sea Creatures In Animal Crossing: New Horizons


A new month has begun, and for Animal Crossing: New Horizons players, that means a new variety of bugs, fish, and sea creatures to catch. Players with Southern Hemisphere islands in particular will find a ton of new critters this month, including some valuable summer bugs and ocean fish like the Horned Hercules beetle and the blue marlin.

You can see all the new bugs, fish, and sea creatures that are spawning in Animal Crossing: New Horizons this month below. We’ve also put together lists of all 80 fish, all 80 bugs, and all 40 sea creatures in the game, so be sure to check those out for more details as well as tips to help you catch them.

With the holidays now over, January looks to be a fairly quiet month for Animal Crossing, although there are still some notable things happening in the game. Another batch of New Year’s items is on sale until January 15, and the first Fishing Tourney of the new year happens this Saturday, January 9, for Northern Hemisphere players. Nintendo is also rolling out another content update for the game later this month, although it hasn’t shared any further details about it just yet.

January Fish, Bugs, And Sea Creatures In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Northern Hemisphere

January is an uneventful month for players with Northern Hemisphere islands. No new fish, bugs, or sea creatures are spawning this month, but a few will be leaving soon. Two fish–the blowfish and pond smelt–are going out of season in February, while the damselfly, dung beetle, and Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing are also disappearing next month, so catch them while you can.

Southern Hemisphere

New January Fish Price Location / Size Time
Blue Marlin 10,000 Pier / 6 All day
Napoleonfish 10,000 Sea / 6 4 AM – 9 PM
Ocean Sunfish 4,000 Sea / Fin 4 AM – 9 PM
Puffer Fish 250 Sea / 3 All day
Sweetfish 900 River / 3 All day
Zebra Turkeyfish 500 Sea / 3 All day

Southern Hemisphere players have a handful of new ocean fish to catch this month, including some very valuable critters like the blue marlin and the Napoleonfish–both of which can be sold at Nook’s Cranny for 10,000 bells. One new river fish, the sweetfish, is also appearing this month.

New January Bugs Price Location Time
Blue Weevil Beetle 800 On coconut trees All day
Brown Cicada 250 On hardwood/cedar trees 8 AM – 5 PM
Cicada Shell 10 On trees All day
Cyclommatus Stag 8,000 On coconut trees 5 PM – 8 AM
Earth-Boring Dung Beetle 300 On trees All day
Evening Cicada 550 On hardwood/cedar trees 4 PM – 8 AM
Giant Cicada 500 On hardwood/cedar trees 8 AM – 5 PM
Giant Stag 10,000 On trees 11 PM – 8 AM
Giraffe Stag 12,000 On coconut trees 5 PM – 8 AM
Golden Stag 12,000 On coconut trees 5 PM – 8 AM
Grasshopper 160 On the ground 8 AM – 5 PM
Horned Dynastid 1,350 On trees 5 PM – 8 AM
Horned Elephant 8,000 On coconut trees 5 PM – 8 AM
Horned Hercules 12,000 On coconut trees 5 PM – 8 AM
Miyama Stag 1,000 On trees All day
Robust Cicada 300 On trees 8 AM – 5 PM
Saw Stag 2,000 On trees All day
Scarab Beetle 10,000 On trees 11 PM – 8 AM
Walking Leaf 600 On the ground (disguised as a leaf) All day
Walking Stick 600 On trees 4 AM – 8 AM; 5 PM – 7 PM

January brings out a ton of summer insects, including various cicadas and beetles. The latter in particular are quite valuable; many of the new beetles can be sold for high prices at Nook’s Cranny, making this a good chance to rake in the bells. They won’t be around for very long, however, so you’ll need to catch them before they disappear until next summer.

New January Sea Creatures Price Time
Giant Isopod 12,000 9 AM – 4 PM; 9 PM – 4 AM
Horseshoe Crab 2,500 9 PM – 4 AM
Moon Jellyfish 600 All day

Only three new sea creatures are spawning in Southern Hemisphere islands this month, and of them, the giant isopod is the rarest and most valuable. If you manage to find one while diving, you can sell it at Nook’s Cranny for 12,000 bells.

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