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The icon for Critterpedia in New Horizons.
For Critterpedia screenshots, see Category:New Horizons Critterpedia.

The Critterpedia is an app introduced in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that lists all insects, fish, and sea creatures the player has caught. It serves the same purpose as the Encyclopedia in previous games. It differs from the encyclopedia in previous games in that it also displays whether each critter has been donated to the museum.

There are two pages in the Critterpedia, one page each for insects and fish, and there are 160 total possible entries (80 insects and 80 fish). With Ver. 1.3.0 of the game, a third page is added for sea creatures with 40 possible entries bringing the app's critter total to 200 entries. All entries are initially blank until the player unlocks entries by catching new species of insects with nets, fish with fishing poles, or sea creatures by diving. As critters are caught and registered into the app, players will earn Nook Miles and titles. If the player catches all fish or bugs, they will receive a DIY recipe for either a Golden Fishing Rod or Golden Net depending on which page they completed.

Total catch requirement[edit]

In New Horizons, certain species will only appear after catching a certain amount of the critter type. For example, a Vampire Squid will not appear in the game until the player has caught 80 total sea creatures of any species.


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