Animal Crossing: New Horizons – New Bugs, Fish, And Sea Creatures Coming In March

With March around the corner, it’s officially been a year of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, filled with critters, fish, and the most recently added deep-sea creatures. There are also some new sea creatures making an appearance this month.

The game tries to be as accurate as it can when it comes to the animal’s migratory patterns. That is why some of them are only available during specific months of the year. Also, it adds variety to the game and prevents players from getting bored of constantly catching the same creatures.

If you’re not time-traveling, it’s best to make the most out of each month and catch as many different beings as possible. Keep reading to learn all about the new fish, bugs, and deep-sea creatures available in March.

This guide will feature locations, size, and time-spans in which the creatures can be caught. The price shown is the value of the items at Nook’s Cranny. However, CJ will buy fish from you for 150% of their value and Flick will buy bugs for 150% of their value.

New Fish In March: Northern Hemisphere

In the month of March, there are six new fish coming to the Northern Hemisphere. Players who have arrived late into the game might be seeing these fish for the very first time. For example, the Loach is a fish that is only available for three months in the entire year, that being March, April, and May.

Whether you’ve been here since day one or are a newcomer, the upcoming list will help you find all of the fish according to their locations, the size of their shadow, and when they’re available, along with how much you’ll get for selling one:

Barred Knifejaw: Sea | Medium-small | All Day | 5,000 bells

Char: River (Clifftop) | Medium-small | 4pm – 9am | 3,800 bells

Cherry Salmon: River (Clifftop) | Medium-small | 4pm – 9am | 1,000 bells

Golden Trout: River (Clifftop) | Medium-small | 4pm-9am | 15,000 bells

Loach: River | Small | All Day | 400 bells

Tadpole: Pond | Tiny | All day | 100 bells

NOTE: For those confused about what it means, river clifftops are actually ponds that lead to a waterfall, creating a river. Certain fish can only be caught in this type of river-pond.

New Fish In March: Southern Hemisphere

The Southern Hemisphere is getting a little more action with a total of eight new fish in March. Here is a rundown of each new fish’s location, shadow size, time of day, and value:

Char: River (Clifftop) | Medium-small | 4pm – 9am | 3,800 bells

Cherry Salmon: River (Clifftop) | Medium-small | 4pm – 9am | 1,000 bells

Golden Trout: River (Clifftop) | Medium-small | 4pm-9am | 15,000 bells

King Salmon: River (Mouth) | Huge | All day | 1,800 bells

Mitten Crab: River | Small | 4pm-9am | 2,000 bells

Pike: River | Large | All day | 1,800 bells

Salmon: River (Mouth) | Medium-large | All day | 700 bells

Sturgeon: River (Mouth) | Huge | All day | 10,000 bells

New Bugs In March: Northern Hemisphere

There is a total of nine new bugs migrating to the Northern Hemisphere in the month of March, some of which are quite valuable and need specific conditions in order to spawn. To ensure that you catch all of these bugs, hybrid flowers and white flowers will be needed.

Here is how and when you can catch them, along with how much you can sell them for:

Honeybee: Flying | 8am-5pm | 200 bells

Ladybug: On flowers | 8am-5pm | 200 bells

Man-faced Stink Bug: On flowers | 7pm-8am | 1,000 bells

Mantis: On flowers | 8am-5pm | 430 bells

Orchid Mantis: On white flowers | 8am-5pm | 2,400 bells

Peacock Butterfly: Flying (near hybrid flowers) | 4am-7pm | 2,500 bells

Stinkbug: On flowers | All day | 120 bells

Tiger Butterfly: Flying | 4am-7pm | 240 bells

Yellow Butterfly: Flying | 4am-7pm | 160 bells

New Bugs In March: Southern Hemisphere

The Southern Hemisphere will also be getting nine new bugs in March. Check down below to find out where, when, and how you can catch them, and how much you can get from selling them at Nook’s Cranny:

Bell Cricket: On the ground | 5pm-8am | 430 bells

Centipede: Hitting rocks | 4pm-11pm | 300 bells

Common Butterfly: Flying | 4am-7pm | 160 bells

Cricket: On the ground | 5pm-8am | 130 bells

Monarch Butterfly: Flying | 4am-5pm | 140 bells

Pill Bug: Hitting rocks | 11pm-4pm | 250 bells

Red Dragonfly: Flying | 8am-7pm | 180 bells

Violin Beetle: On tree stumps | All day | 450 bells

Yellow Butterfly: Flying | 4am-7pm | 160 bells

There are also several bugs and fish leaving the island at the end of March. Make sure to catch them so you don’t miss out on any creatures before the end of the month.

New Deep-Sea Creatures In March: Northern Hemisphere

If you’re playing in the Northern Hemisphere, you’ll be happy to know that there are five new deep-sea creatures coming to your Animal Crossing island this month. Here is everything you need to know about them, including shadow size, speed, when they’re available for catching, and how much money you’ll be getting from each one:

Chambered Nautilus: Medium | Slow | 4pm-9am | 1,800 bells

Firefly Squid: Tiny | Slow | 9pm-4am | 1,400 bells

Spider Crab: Huge | Quick | All day | 12,000 bells

Turban Shell: Small | Slow | All day | 1,000 bells

Umbrella Octopus: Small | Quick Long Lunges | All day | 6,000 bells

New Deep-Sea Creatures In March: Southern Hemisphere

Just like the Nothern Hemisphere, the Southern Hemisphere will also be getting five new deep-sea creatures. They can be tricky to catch, but here is everything crucial there is to know about them:

Chambered Nautilus: Medium | Slow | 4pm-9am | 1,800 bells

Oyster: Small | Slow | All day | 2,000 bells

Sweet Shrimp: Small | Slow | 4pm-9am | 1,400 bells

Turban Shell: Small | Slow | All day | 1,000 bells

Umbrella Octopus: Small | Quick Long Lunges | All day | 6,000 bells

Since the deep-sea creatures are a more recent addition to the game, some of these animals are now going to be available for the first time.

For example, for Nothern Hemisphere players, the Spider Crab is only available in March and April. Since the update only came out in July, the Spider Crab would’ve been impossible to catch by traveling to another island or without resorting to time-travel.

Therefore, it’s best to keep a lookout for creatures you might’ve missed or those that you have yet to encounter while deep-sea diving in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

NEXT: Animal Crossing: New Horizons – February’s Most Valuable Fish & Sea Creatures

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Ashely Claudino is a translator, writer, and above-all someone with a lot of love for video games. She has a Translation degree, which she obtained at the University of Lisbon in 2020. During her internship at the National Museum of Natural History and Science, she worked as a translator and editor. Now, Ashely translates indies for fun and writes about video games.

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