A new month has come and (almost) gone in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. July is right around the corner and that means a new set of fish and bugs to catch on your island. In this guide, we’ll outline each new seasonal bug and fish arrival for the new month in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. The new month also marks the arrival of New Horizons’ summer update, hitting July 3, which adds the ability to swim and dive in your island’s ocean.
For a more comprehensive list of every creature in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, we have a full list of all 80 fish to catch, including shadow sizes, and a list of all 80 bugs to catch, with tips on tracking down the handful of rare ones.
July Fish And Bugs In Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Here are all the new fish and bugs you can catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in July. We’ve sorted by bells so you know what to focus on if you’re waiting for Flick or C.J. to visit, but if you’re a completionist, you’ll want to catch them all!
|New July Fish||Price||Location / Size||Time|
|Blue Marlin||10,000||Pier / 6||All day|
|Napoleonfish||10,000||Sea / 6||4 AM – 6 PM|
|Ocean Sunfish||4,000||Sea / 6 (fin)||4 AM – 9 PM|
|Sweetfish||900||River / 3||All day|
|Puffer Fish||250||Sea / 3||All day|
The blue marlin returns after it went out of season in May. Along with the napoleonfish, the blue marlin may have increased chances of appearing when it’s raining–but for the blue marlin specifically, you can only catch it off the pier, so be on the lookout!
|New July Bugs||Price||Location||Time|
|Giraffe Stag||12,000||On coconut trees||5 PM – 8 AM|
|Golden Stag||12,000||On coconut trees||5 PM – 8 AM|
|Horned Hercules||12,000||On coconut trees||5 PM – 8 AM|
|Giant Stag||10,000||On trees||11 PM – 8 AM|
|Scarab Beetle||10,000||On trees||11 PM – 8 AM|
|Horned Elephant||8,000||On coconut trees||5 PM – 8 AM|
|Cyclommatus Stag||8,000||On coconut trees||5 PM – 8 AM|
|Horned Atlas||8,000||On coconut trees||5 PM – 8 AM|
|Saw Stag||2,000||On trees||All day|
|Horned Dynastid||1,350||On trees||5 PM – 8 AM|
|Miyama Stag||1,000||On trees||All day|
|Blue Weevil Beetle||800||On coconut trees||All day|
|Walking Leaf||600||Disguised as leaves||All day|
|Walking Stick||600||On trees||4 AM – 8 AM
5 PM – 7 PM
|Evening Cicada||550||On trees||4 AM – 8 AM
4 PM – 7 PM
|Giant Cicada||500||On trees||8 AM – 5 PM|
|Robust Cicada||300||On trees||8 AM – 5 PM|
|Earth-Boring Dung Beetle||300||On the ground||All day|
|Brown Cicada||250||On trees||8 AM – 5 PM|
|Grasshopper||160||On the ground||8 AM – 5 PM|
|Cicada Shell||10||On trees||All day|
Summer is beetle season on Northern Hemisphere islands. June introduced a handful, and there’s even more in July. This month also brings a couple series firsts, namely the blue weevil beetle and the earth-boring dung beetle. A ton of this month’s beetles spawn on coconut trees, or palm trees, so if you don’t have a ton on your island, now’s a good time to start planting!
There are no newcomers to the Southern Hemisphere’s seasonal bugs and fish lists in July.
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