How to catch Napoleonfish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

A fan of foreheads? Learn how to catch Napoleonfish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and you'll have enough for several lifetimes!

Batten down the hatches - the island is under attack! Wait, sorry, that large shadow on the horizon isn’t Napoleon himself, returned to life, it’s just a Napoleonfish. Well in that case, let’s get hunting! If you want to catch a Napoleonfish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons then you’ll need to know when, where, and maybe even what it’s worth. The good news is that all the information you’re after is right here!

How to catch Napoleonfish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to catch Napoleonfish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
 
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To catch Napoleonfish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you’ll need to head to the seas during the months of July and August. It’s a limited time frame, so below you can see all the key details about the big, lump-headed fella.

  • When: 4am - 9pm, July - August
  • Where: Sea
  • Shadow Size: Massive
  • Value: 10,000 Bells

Thanks to its giant forehead, the Napoleonfish is one of the biggest scaly friends you’ll find in the sea. It’s only available from 4am to 9pm during the months of July and August in the northern hemisphere (January to February in the southern hemisphere). Head to the seas and look for an enormous dark shadow without a fin. These months are also shark season, so there won’t be many other big and finless fish visible. 

Animal crossing new horizons napoleonfish
 
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Once you’ve secured your haul you can take it to Blathers to add to the museum, or drop it off to Timmy and Tommy for a tidy 10,000 bells. If you are planning on selling then we always recommend holding on to valuable fish until C.J. visits your island, as he’ll pay you 1.5x the price at Nook’s Cranny.

Now that you’ve learned how to catch a Napoleonfish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can head to our list of all July fish and bugs so that you know all the other fresh faces waiting for your rod or net to find them! Otherwise click here to be taken to our game hub for more tips, tricks, news and features.

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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