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New Bugs and Fish in October: Everything arriving and leaving this month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

October is here and the spookiest month of the year has brought a new host of bugs, fish and sea creatures to our islands in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

If you manage to catch every fish, bug and sea creature, you will not only complete two of the Museum exhibits, but also unlock two Golden Tools DIY recipes.

On this page you can find every creature that is arriving and leaving your island, because, while the Critterpedia may contain the details for each creature you catch, it will only do so after you catch them, which is a little annoying if you’re having trouble hunting certain specimens down.

Just like September, there’s a variety of new creatures for you to hunt down in October, from the bottom of the sea to your island’s rivers, so make sure you don’t miss anything!

New Animal Crossing bugs, fish and sea creatures arriving in October
At the start of every month in New Horizons a new collection of bugs, fish and sea creatures arrive on your island.

Capturing these new creatures will help you complete the Museum exhibits, the Critterpedia and bring you closer to unlocking the Golden Fishing Rod and Net DIY recipes, so it’s always worth knowing what the new arrivals are.

It should be noted that the following only applies to the northern hemisphere.

All new bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in October:

Animal Crossing Bugs Months available Times available Location Bug Price
Ladybug March to June
October 8am to 5pm On flowers 200
All new fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in October:

Animal Crossing Fish Months available Times available Location Fish Price
Dab October to April 24 hours Sea 300
All new sea creatures in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in October:

Animal Crossing Sea Creatures Months available Times available Sea Creature Price
Seaweed October to July 24 hours 600
Spiny Lobster October to December 9pm to 4am 5000
Venus’ Flower Basket October to February All day 5000
Animal Crossing bugs, fish and sea creatures leaving in October
For something new to arrive, something old must always leave and the creatures in New Horizons follow this principle. Due to this, you’ll want to make sure that you haven’t missed anything near the end of every month or you might find yourself waiting quite a while.

It’s a good idea to focus on the creatures leaving your island at the beginning of the month, because, that way, you’ll take away the pressure of catching them.

There are a variety of tips on our dedicated bug, fish and sea creature guides that will help you hunt down these, often more elusive creatures, in New Horizons.

It should be noted that the following only applies to the northern hemisphere.

All Animal Crossing bugs leaving at the end of October:

Animal Crossing Bugs Months available Times available Location Bug Price
Yellow Butterfly March to June
September to October 4am to 7pm Flying around 160
Bell Cricket September to October 5pm to 8am On the ground 430
Red Dragonfly September to October 8am to 7pm Flying around 180
Darner Dragonfly April to October 8am to 5pm Flying around 230
Banded Dragonfly May to October 8am to 5pm Flying around 4500
Stinkbug March to October All day On flowers 120
Man-faced Stink Bug March to October 7pm to 8am On flowers 1000
Ladybug March to June
October 8am to 5pm On flowers 200
Tiger Bettle February to October All day On the ground 1500
Scorpion May to October 7pm to 4am On the ground 8000
All Animal Crossing fish leaving at the end of October:

Animal Crossing Fish Months available Times available Location Fish Price
Snapping Turtle April to October 9pm to 4am River 5000
Catfish May to October 4pm to 9am Pond 800
Tilapia June to October 24 hours River 800
Moray Eel August to October 24 hours Sea 2000
Ribbon Eel June to October 24 hours Sea 600
Giant Trevally May to October 24 hours Pier 4500
Mahi-Mahi May to October 24 hours Pier 6000
New to Animal Crossing? Our Animal Crossing New Horizons tips can help with the basics. From the off, there’s fish and bugs to catch, flowers and fruit to grow with Leif selling seeds, villagers to add or remove and tools such as the new ladder and vaulting pole to collect. Once you have settled in, you’ll want to be making as many Bells as possible, start collecting K.K. Slider songs and work on your island star rating, increase your HHA ranking, incorporate Feng Shui into your room design and acquiring kitchen furniture. You can also buy fake art from Redd, use the Dream Suite and island backup. Recently acorns and pine cones, pumpkins and spooky furniturewere added.

All Animal Crossing sea creatures at the end of October:

Animal Crossing Sea Creatures Months available Times available Sea Creature Price
Giant Isopod July to October 9am to 4pm
9pm to 4am 12000
Spotted Garden Eel May to October 4am to 9pm 1100
Our respective fish, bug and sea creatures lists contain every species that can be found throughout the year in New Horizons if you want to know what’s waiting for you in the coming months.