Animal Crossing: New Horizons September bug and fish list

All the new fish, bugs, and sea creatures you can catch in September for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, as well as those leaving at the end of the month.

As we roll into September we’re waving goodbye to the Summer months in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but saying hello to a new wave of critters and fish for us to catch on our island homes. Below you’ll find a full list of new bugs and fish arriving in September for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, as well as details on the bugs and fish which are leaving at the end of the month as well. Catch with ease by checking our September bug, fish and sea creatures list for Animal Crossing: New Horizons below.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons September bug and fish list

Animal Crossing: New Horizons september bug and fish list
 
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This list starts covering the northern hemisphere Septmeber bug, fish and sea creatures. For the southern hemisphere, please scroll down to the bottom of the page. 

New Fish in September

  • Pike - River, 1,800 bells, massive shadow, all day, September - December
  • Salmon - River (mouth), 700 bells, large shadow, all day, September
  • King Salmon - River (mouth), 1,800, large shadow, all day, September
  • Mitten Crab - River, 2,000 bells, small shadow, 4pm - 9am, September - November
  • Sturgeon - River (mouth), 10,000 bells, massive shadow, all day, September - March

New bugs in September

  • Common Butterfly - Flying, 160 bells, 4am - 7pm, September - June
  • Yellow Butterfly - Flying, 160 bells, 4am - 7pm, March - June and September - October
  • Monarch Butterfly - Flying, 140 bells, 4am - 7pm, September - November
  • Red Dragonfly - Flying, 180 bells, 8am - 7pm, September - October
  • Cricket - Ground, 130 bells, 5pm - 8am, September - November
  • Bell Cricket - Ground, 430 bells, 5pm - 8am, September - October
  • Violin Beetle - On tree stumps, 450 bells, all day, May - June and September - November
  • Pill Bug - In rocks, 250 bells, 11pm - 4pm, September - June
  • Centipede - In rocks, 300 bells, 4pm - 11pm, September - June

New Sea Creatures in September

  • Oyster - 1,100 bells, small shadow, all day, September - February
  • Turban Shell - 1000 bells, small shadow, March - May and September - December
  • Chambered Nautilus - 1,800 bells, medium shadow, 4pm - 9am, March - June and September - November
  • Umbrella Octopus - 6,000 bells, small shadow, all day, March - May and September - November
  • Sweet Shrimp - 1,400 bells, small shadow, 4pm - 9am, September - February

Fish leaving at the end of September

  • Crawfish - Pond, 300 bells, smallest shadow, all day
  • Gar - Pond, 6,000 bells, massive shadow, 4pm - 9am, June - September
  • Soft-shelled Turtle - River, 3,750 bells, large shadow, 4pm - 9am
  • Sweetfish - River, 900 bells, medium shadow, all day
  • Cherry Salmon - River (clifftop/elevated), 1,000 bells, medium shadow, 4pm - 9am,  March - June and September - November
  • Char - River (clifftop/elevated), 3,800 bells, medium shadow, 4pm - 9am,  March - June and September - November
  • Golden Trout - River (clifftop/elevated), 15,000 bells, medium shadow, 4pm - 9am, March - May and September - November
  • Nibble Fish - River, 1,500 bells, tiny shadow, 9am - 4pm, May - September
  • Piranha - River, 2,500 bells, small shadow, 9am - 4pm and 9pm - 4am, June - September
  • Arowana - River, 10,000 bells, large shadow, 4pm - 9am, June - September
  • Dorado - River, 15,000 bells, massive shadow, 4am - 9pm, June - September
  • Arapaima - River, 10,000 bells, massive shadow, 4pm - 9am, June - September
  • Saddled Bichir - River, 4,000 bells, large shadow, 9pm - 4am, June - September
  • Clown Fish - Sea, 650 bells, tiny shadow, all day, April - September
  • Surgeonfish - Sea, 1,000 bells, small shadow, all day, April - September
  • Butterfly Fish - Sea, 1,000 bells, small shadow, all day, April - September
  • Puffer Fish - Sea, 250 bells, medium shadow, all day, July - September
  • Blue Marlin - Sea (Pier), 10,000 bells, massive shadow, all day, July - September and November - April
  • Ocean Sunfish - Sea, 4,000 bells, massive shadow with fin, 4am - 9pm, July - September
  • Saw Shark - Sea, 8,000 bells, massive shadow with fin, 4pm - 9am, June - September
  • Hammerhead Shark - Sea, 8,000 bells, massive shadow with fin, 4pm - 9am, June - September
  • Great White Shark - Sea, 15,000 bells, massive shadow with fin, 4pm - 9am, June - September
  • Whale Shark - Sea, 13,000 bells, massive shadow with fin, all day, June - September

Bugs leaving at the end of September

  • Tiger Butterfly - Flying, 240 bells, 4am - 7pm, March - September
  • Emperor Butterfly - Flying, 4,000 bells, 5pm - 8am, June - September and December - March
  • Agrias Butterfly - Flying, 3,000 bells, 8am - 5pm, April - September
  • Raja Brooke’s Birdwing - Flying, 2,500 bells, 8am - 5pm, April - September and December - February
  • Queen Alexandria’s Birdwing - Flying, 4,000 bells, 8am - 4pm, May - September
  • Atlas Moth - Flying, 3,000 bells, 7pm - 4am, April - September
  • Madagascan Sunset Moth - Flying, 2,500 bells, 8am - 4pm, April - September
  • Mosquito - Flying, 130 bells, 5pm - 4am, June - September
  • Grasshopper - Ground, 160 bells, 8am - 5pm, July - September
  • Walker Cicada - On trees, 400 bells, 8am - 5pm, August - September
  • Pondskater - Pond, 130 bells, 8am - 7pm, May - September
  • Diving Beetle - Pond and River, 800 bells, 8am - 7pm, May - September
  • Giant Water Bug - Pond and River, 2,000 bells, 7pm - 8am, April - September
  • Goliath Beetle - On palm trees, 8,000 bells, 5pm - 8am, June - September
  • Rainbow Stag - On trees, 6,000 bells, 7pm - 8am, Jun - September

Sea Creatures leaving at the end of September

  • Sea Grapes - 900 bells, small shadow, all day, June - September
  • Sea Urchin - 1,700 bells, small shadow, all day, May - September
  • Slate Pencil Urchin - 2,000 bells, medium shadow, 4pm - 9am, May - September
  • Moon Jellyfish - 600 bells, small shadow, all day, July - September
  • Gigas Giant Clam - 15,000 bells, massive shadow, all day, May - September
  • Tiger Prawn - 3,000 bells, small shadow, 4pm - 9am, June - September
  • Horseshoe Crab - 2,500 bells, medium shadow, 9pm - 4am, July - September
  • Flatworm - 700 bells, tiny shadow, 4pm - 9am, August - September

Southern Hemisphere September bugs and fish

Animal crossing new horizons new fish in september
 
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Fish arriving:

  • Tadpole - Pond, 100 bells, smallest shadow, all day, September - January
  • Loach - River, 400 bells, small shadow, all day, September - November
  • Barred Knifejaw - Sea, 5,000 bells, medium shadow, all day, September - May

Fish leaving:

  • Bitterling - River, 900 bells, smallest shadow, all day May - September
  • Yellow Perch - River, 300 bells, medium shadow, all day, April - September
  • Stringfish - River (clifftop/elevated), 15,000 bells, massive shadow, 4pm - 9am, June - September
  • Sturgeon - River (mouth), 10,000 bells, massive shadow, all day, March - September
  • Sea Butterfly - Sea, 1,000 bells, tiny shadow, all day, June - September
  • Football Fish - Sea, 2,500, large shadow, 4pm - 9am, May - September

Bugs arriving:

  • Tiger Butterfly - Flying, 240 bells, 4am - 7pm, September- March
  • Peacock Butterfly - Flying, 2,500 bells, 4am - 7pm, September - December
  • Honeybee - Flying, 200 bells, 8am - 5pm, September - January
  • Orchid Mantis - On white flowers, 2,400 bells, 8am - 5pm, September - May
  • Stinkbug - On flowers, 120 bells, all day, September - April
  • Man-faced Stinkbug - On flowers, 1,000 bells, 7pm - 8am, September - April
  • Ladybug - On flowers, 200 bells, 8am - 5pm, September - December and April

Bugs leaving:

  • Emperor Butterfly - Flying, 4,000 bells, 5pm - 8am, December - March and June - September

Sea Creatures arriving

  • Turban Shell - 1000 bells, small shadow, March - June and September - November
  • Chambered Nautilus - 1,800 bells, medium shadow, 4pm - 9am, March - May and September - December
  • Umbrella Octopus - 6,000 bells, small shadow, all day, March - May and September - November
  • Firefly Squid - 1,400 bells, tiny shadow, 9pm - 4am, September - December
  • Spider Crab - 12,000 bells, massive shadow, all day, September - October

Sea Creatures leaving

  • Red King Crab - 8,000 bells, large shadow, all day, May - September

That’s the complete Animal Crossing: New Horizons September 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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