How to catch a Puffer Fish in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Try not to let your ego inflate after you learn how to catch a Puffer Fish in our Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide.

Be warned: Things are about to get spikey. If you want to catch a Puffer Fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons then you’ll need to have a fishing rod ready to head to the sea from July, just make sure your hand is ready to touch the right place, or you could end up with a nasty wound! Below, you’ll find all the details on the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Puffer Fish so you can add it to your collection.

How to catch a Puffer Fish in Animal Crossing New Horizons

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To catch a Puffer Fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons you’ll need to be hitting the seas between the months of July and September in the northern hemisphere, or January and March in the southern hemisphere. Below you’ll find the key details you need to know about the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Puffer Fish.

  • When: All Day, July - September
  • Where: Sea
  • Shadow Size: Medium
  • Value: 250 Bells

The Puffer Fish appears all day during the months of July to September, so head to the coast and look for a medium-sized shadow, roughly similar to that of a Zebra Turkeyfish or Squid. Cast your line out in front of it and wait for the bite that pulls your bait under the water before you reel in. 

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Related: How to catch Napoleonfish

Now that you’ve learned how to catch a Puffer Fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons you can give your first catch to Blathers, then sell any other to Timmy & Tommy. You can hold onto it to make more money from whenever C.J. visits, but give the Puffer Fish isn’t worth much, you won’t earn a lot more. Click here to see the rest of July’s bug and fish influx, or if you want to know all the fish arriving throughout the year then click here to head to our full Animal Crossing: New Horizons fish list.

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