Animal Crossing: New Horizons – New Fish and Bugs to Catch in July

Beetles invade your island in the north

by Kyle Hanson

A new month brings a lot of big changes to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, due to it using a real time clock and calendar to determine what’s happening in the game. Now that we’re deep into the summer in the northern hemisphere, there’s actually huge shifts in the bugs and fish you’ll see appear around your island. The southern hemisphere is a different story though, with no changes in either spawn set due to it being the winter months down there. But for those playing up north here’s all the new fish and bugs to catch in July in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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New Fish in July – Northern Hemisphere

Name Price Location Shadow size Time
Sweetfish 900 River Medium-small Anytime
Napoleonfish 10,000 Sea Huge 4am to 9pm
Ocean sunfish 4,000 Sea Huge with fin 4am to 9pm
Puffer fish 250 Sea Medium-small Anytime
Blue marlin 10,000 Pier Huge Anytime

New Bugs in July – Northern Hemisphere

Name Price Location Time
Cicada shell 10 On trees Anytime
Blue weevil beetle 800 On palm trees Anytime
Earth-boring dung beetle 300 On the ground Anytime
Saw stag 2,000 On trees Anytime
Miyama stag 1,000 On trees Anytime
Walking leaf 600 Disguised as leaves Anytime
Walking stick 600 On trees 4am to 8am and 5pm to 7pm
Evening cicada 550 On trees 4am to 8am and 4pm to 7pm
Grasshopper 160 On the ground 8am to 5pm
Brown cicada 250 On trees 8am to 5pm
Robust cicada 300 On trees 8am to 5pm
Giant cicada 500 On trees 8am to 5pm
Cyclommatus stag 8,000 On palm trees 5pm to 8am
Golden stag 12,000 On palm trees 5pm to 8am
Giraffe stag 12,000 On palm trees 5pm to 8am
Horned dynastid 1,350 On trees 5pm to 8am
Horned atlas 8,000 On palm trees 5pm to 8am
Horned elephant 8,000 On palm trees 5pm to 8am
Horned hercules 12,000 On palm trees 5pm to 8am
Scarab beetle 10,000 On trees 11pm to 8am
Giant stag 10,000 On trees 11pm to 8am

So a ton of new beetles you’ll definitely want to get, along with some really cool new fish. The southern hemisphere takes a break for July, but watch for some bigger changes in upcoming months as winter goes away. Otherwise, that’s all the new fish and bugs to catch in July in Animal Crossing: New Horizons so get out there and get collecting.

- This article was updated on June 29th, 2020