Animal Crossing: New Horizons August bug and fish list

Learn all the new bugs, fish and sea creatures in August for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, as well as those leaving at the end of the month.

The August bug and fish list for Animal Crossing: New Horizons welcomes a few new faces to our islands and waters. This month we’ll have the chance to catch the Soft-shelled Turtle and a Ray, as well as a new type of Cicada. More pressing for those of us behind on our bug quota, is that a massive exodus is due to take place at the end of the month.When August concludes we’ll be waving goodbye to a huge number of Cicadas, Stags, and more. Put simply, get that net and get hunting if you want to fill out your critterpedia! Here’s the full August bug and fish list for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.  

Animal Crossing: New Horizons August bug and fish list

Animal crossing new horizons august bug and fish list
Below you'll find all the fish and bugs arriving or leaving in August for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. 
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This list starts covering the northern hemisphere. For the southern hemisphere, scroll down to the bottom of the page. 

New Fish in August

  • Soft-shelled Turtle - River, 3,750 bells, normal shadow, 4pm - 9am, August - September
  • Moray Eel - Sea, 2,000 bells, large shadow, all day, August - October
  • Ray - Sea, 3,000 bells, large shadow, 4am - 9pm, August - November

New bugs in August

  • Migratory Locust - Ground, 600 bells, 8am - 7pm, August to November
  • Rice Grasshopper - Ground. 160 bells, 8am - 7pm, August to November
  • Walker Cicada - On trees, 400 bells, 8am - 5pm, August to September

New Sea Creatures in August

  • Flatworm – 700 Bells, 4pm - 9am, August - September

Fish leaving at the end of August

  • Tadpole - Pond, 100 bells, smallest shadow, all day, March - August
  • Frog - Pond, 160 bells, small shadow, all day, May - August
  • Killifish - Pond. 300 bells, smallest shadow, all day, April - August
  • Giant Snakehead - Pond, 5,500 bells, bigger shadow, 9am - 4pm, June - August
  • Catfish - Pond, 800 bells, big shadow, 4pm - 9am, May - August
  • Squid - Sea, 500 bells, normal shadow, all day, December - August
  • Napoleonfish - Sea, 10,000 bells, largest shadow, 4am - 9pm, July - August

Bugs leaving at the end of August

  • Common Bluebottle - Flying, 300 bells. 4am - 7pm, Apr to August
  • Great Purple Emperor - Flying, 3,000 bells. 4am - 7pm, May to August
  • Brown Cicada - On trees, 250 bells. 8am - 5pm, July to August
  • Giant Cicada - On trees, 500 bells. 8am - 5pm, July to August
  • Robust Cicada - On trees, 300 bells. 8am - 5pm, July to August
  • Evening Cicada - On trees, 550 bells. 4am - 8am and 4pm - 7pm, July to August
  • Cicada Shell - On trees, 10 bells. all day, July to August
  • Jewel Beetle - On trees, 2,400 bells. all day, Apr to August
  • Blue Weevil Beetle - On Palm Trees, 800 bells. all day, July to August
  • Scarab Beetle - On trees, 10,000 bells. 11pm - 8am, July to August
  • Drone Beetle - On trees. all day, June to August
  • Saw Stag - On trees, 2,000 bells. all day, July to August
  • Miyama Stag - On trees, 1,000 bells. all day, July to August
  • Giant Stag - On trees, 10,000 bells. 11pm - 8am, July to August
  • Golden Stag - On trees, 12,000 bells. 5pm - 8am, July to August
  • Giraffe Stag - On trees, 12,000 bells. 5pm - 8am, July to August
  • Cyclommatus Stag - On trees, 8,000 bells. 5pm - 8am, July to August
  • Horned Dynastid - On trees, 1,350 bells. 5pm - 8am, July to August
  • Horned Atlas - On trees, 8,000 bells. 5pm - 8am, July to August
  • Horned Elephant - On trees, 8,000 bells. 5pm - 8am, July to August
  • Horned Hercules - On trees, 12,000 bells. 5pm - 8am, July to August
  • Walking Leaf - Disguised, close to trees, 600 bells. all day, July to August
Animal crossing new horizons fish and bugs leaving in august
August is your last chance to catch many stag beetle types. 
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Sea Creatures leaving at the end of August

  • Vampire Squid – 10,000 Bells, Fast Moving, 4pm - 9am, May - August

Southern Hemisphere August bugs and fish

Fish arriving:

There are no new fish arriving in August for the southern hemisphere.

Fish leaving:

  • Pond Smelt - River, 400 bells, small shadow, all day, December - February
  • Blowfish - Sea, 170 bells, normal shadow, 6pm - 4am, November - February

Bugs arriving:

  • Tiger Beetle - Ground, 1,500 bells. all day, August to May

Bugs leaving:

  • Damselfly - Flying, 500 bells. all day, May to August
  • Dung Beetle - Ground, 3,000 bells. all day, June to August
  • Raja Brooke's Birdwing - Flying, 2,500 bells. 8am - 5pm, Nov to Mar and June to Aug

Sea creatures leaving:

  • Sea Pig – 10,000 Bells, 4pm - 9am, May - August
  • Oyster – 2,000 Bells, All Day, March - August
  • Sweet Shrimp – 1,400 Bells, 4pm - 9am, March - August 
  • Mantis Shrimp – 2,500 Bells, 4pm - 9am, March - August
  • Venus Flower Basket – 5,000 Bells, All Day, April - August

That’s the complete Animal Crossing: New Horizons August bug and fish list. We hope you’ve got those nets ready to catch any of the many bugs that are leaving the island this month! For the full list of fish throughout the year, click here. If you want to know the entire calendar of bugs, you can click here instead. For all else, head to our game hub for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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