Spring

From Nookipedia, the Animal Crossing wiki
Spring HHP Icon.png
Spring
Winter Summer
Spring NH Artwork.jpg
Artwork of spring from New Horizons
Northern Hemisphere icon.png Northern Hemisphere months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Southern Hemisphere months Southern Hemisphere icon.png
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Weather
Clear, Rain

Spring in the Animal Crossing series is a season that starts on February 25 and ends on May 31. In the southern hemisphere in New Horizons, spring starts on August 25 and ends on November 30. Signs of spring begin to show at the end of winter, when the trees begin to turn green.

The setting of spring consists mainly of clear skies and slight rain showers may appear. After February 25 / August 25, grass begins to appear and trees start to go green. Snow is no more as rain takes over and becomes the dominant weather system for much of the season. However, seasonal bugs and fish related to spring do not appear until March 1st / September 1st. Additionally, the grass will appear greenish-brown, similar to in Fall, until March 1. Thunderstorms can occur as early as March / September, but they are infrequent.

A special occasion occurs during the first few days of April / October, where every non-fruit hardwood tree leaf changes to cherry-blossom petals. Days later, the player will witness a confetti of cherry blossom petals falling from the sky. In New Horizons, the player may catch these petals for DIY projects.

In New Horizons, all bamboo trees will produce Young Spring Bamboo when chopped with an axe. These may be used for DIY projects.

Events[edit]

Below is a list of events during spring, what happens during each, in which game, and when. Note that hemispheres are only accounted for in New Horizons.

Event Dates (In 2024 when applicable) Games Description
Fishing Tourney Wild World:
March 17, April 28, and May 19
City Folk/New Leaf:
March 16, April 13, and May 18
New Horizons (Northern Hemisphere):
April 13
New Horizons (southern hemisphere):
October 12
Wild World
City Folk
New Leaf
New Horizons
Chip (or Tortimer in Wild World and C.J. in New Horizons) will set up a stall in the Plaza. Prior to New Horizons, Chip (or Tortimer) will challenge the villagers of the town to catch the biggest fish (either overall or a specific type of fish). In New Horizons, C.J. will ask players to catch as many fish as possible within a 3-minute time range. The Fishing Tourney lasts from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M., after which the winner is rewarded a trophy (or in New Horizons, the player can continue redeeming points for fish swag until 8 P.M.).
Festivale February 15 (Northern Hemisphere) City Folk
New Leaf
New Horizons
Pavé appears in the Plaza. During this event, players can win candy (City Folk) or feathers (New Leaf and New Horizons) from other villagers, which they can exchange for prizes from Pavé.
Flea Market Wild World:
March 2, April 6, and May 4
City Folk:
March 24, April 28, and May 26
Wild World
City Folk
Players can visit villager's homes and buy selected items of furniture. Likewise, villagers can visit the player's house and buy items from them, at a price set by the player.
La-Di-Day March 9 and May 11 Wild World On this day, the player can hear villagers' suggestions for a new town tune. After the tune is sung to the player, they can decide whether or not they want it saved as the town's new melody.
Yay Day March 24 and May 26 Wild World Villagers swap compliments with the player and may refer to them infrequently after the event.
April Fools' Day April 1 Animal Crossing
Wild World
City Folk
New Leaf
Players can go and speak to Tortimer in front of town hall to receive a present - Super Tortimer in Animal Crossing or a leaf in City Folk (a joke based on what furniture looks like outside the house). In New Leaf, Blanca hosts the event and the player must pick out the real villager from the fake to win their picture.
Bunny Day April 4 (Northern Hemisphere) City Folk
New Leaf
New Horizons
Bunny Day is in place of Easter, where Zipper appears outside the town hall or Residential Service. Candy (or eggs in New Horizons) can be collected. Eggs appear around town and players can exchange these for egg furniture or use them for DIY recipes in New Horizons. Zipper's picture is also obtainable in New Leaf. In New Horizons, Bunny Day is celebrated in the preceding 11 days before the day of Easter. Bunny Day has a different date per year depending on the placement of Easter.
Flower Fest April 8 to 13 Wild World Tortimer hosts this week-long event. He will hand out flower seeds to players all week. On Sunday he will mail a trophy to the player if their garden is better than all other villagers. No visitors will appear during the Flower Fest except KK Slider.
Nature Day Prior to New Horizons:
April 22
New Horizons (2020):
April 23 to May 4
Animal Crossing
City Folk
New Leaf
New Horizons
In Animal Crossing, Tortimer will give the player a tree model. In City Folk and New Leaf, either Tortimer or Isabelle will give the player a Cool Globe. In New Horizons, Nature Day was celebrated in 2020 via special Nook Miles+ objectives that earn 5x the miles from completing.
Weeding Day April 26 New Leaf Leif will suggest three new public works projects if no weeds are present at 6 AM on Weeding Day. Otherwise, he will ask for a certain amount of weeds to be pulled and hand out items when this task is completed. The player will need to travel to other towns to achieve this goal.
Mother's Day Varies depending on the region Animal Crossing
Wild World
City Folk
New Leaf
In Animal Crossing, the player can talk to the mayor to receive a Lovely Phone. In Wild World, the player will get a piece of mail from Mom, in which she asks them to write a letter back to her, which is impossible. In City Folk and New Leaf, the player will receive pink carnations in a letter, similar to receiving a red carnation on Father's Day.
May Day May 1 to 7 (Northern Hemisphere) New Horizons Tom Nook will invite the player to go on a special island tour where they must solve a maze in order to reach Rover for a special prize.
International Museum Day May 18 to 31 (Northern Hemisphere) New Horizons Blathers will host a stamp rally in the bug, fish, and fossil exhibits. The players must find three stamp stations that changes locations each day in each bug, fish, and fossil rooms in order to earn a prize from Blathers.
Halloween October 31 (southern hemisphere) New Horizons Jack will appear between 5 PM and 12 AM. During this time, players can play trick or treat with the villagers or earn Spooky Furniture by offering candy to Jack.
Turkey Day November 28 (southern hemisphere) New Horizons An event meant to celebrate the arrival of spring. In New Horizons, Franklin will appear in the plaza and request that the player collects four ingredients so that he can create a dish. Upon receiving the ingredients he will present the player with DIY recipes and additional interior items.

Nook Shopping seasonal events (New Horizons)[edit]

The following is a list of events celebrated through the Nook Shopping app in New Horizons.

Event Dates Items Hemisphere Description
Hinamatsuri February 25 to March 3 Hinaningyo NH Icon.png
Hinaningyo
Blossom Lantern NH Icon.png
Blossom Lantern
Northern "On this day celebrated across Japan, families wish for their girls to grow up healthy and happy. Many will decorate their homes with dolls representing the wedding of an emperor and empress, seated between bonbori lanterns."
π Day March 1 to 14 Π Pie NH Icon.png
π Pie
Northern "On March 14th, or 3/14, we honor the mathematical constant π (pi), whose first digits are 3.14. In honor of π and its critical importance to the math of circles, many choose to enjoy a circle of their own: a pie!"
Shamrock Day March 10 to 17 Shamrock Doorplate NH Icon.png
Shamrock Doorplate
Shamrock Rug NH Icon.png
Shamrock Rug
Shamrock Soda NH Icon.png
Shamrock Soda
Northern '"No matter where you live, this holiday is a great chance for everyone to show off their shamrock spirit! On this day, folks across the world will decorate buildings, food, and themselves with all the emerald green they can!"
April Fools' Day March 26 to April 1 Whoopee Cushion (Red) NH Icon.png
Whoopee Cushion
Northern "Beloved by some, reviled by others, April 1st—April Fools' Day—is often full of practical jokes and funny fibs. Just remember: the best pranks are ones where both the prankster AND the pranked are laughing!"
Singmogil April 1 to 10 Forsythia NH Icon.png
Forsythia
Northern "Celebrated in South Korea, this is a day for planting trees and caring for our forests. Traditionally, people plant forsythia shrubs, and their eventual flowering is said to herald the arrival of spring."
Prom April 1 to 30 Prom Sash (Red) NH Icon.png
Prom Sash
Prom Flooring NH Icon.png
Prom Flooring
Prom Wall NH Icon.png
Prom Wall
Northern "Mainly celebrated in the USA, prom marks the end of the high-school year with a formal dance. Students wear fancy dresses and tuxedos, and at the finale, they'll often elect a Prom King and a Prom Queen."
Nature Day April 15 to 22 Cool Globe NH Icon.png
Cool Globe
Northern "Use this day to think about and take action for the Earth's environment. Pick up trash, plant trees, recycle... No matter where you live, there are many ways to do your part to make the world a healthier, happier place."
Mother's Day May 1 to 31 Thank-You Mom Mug NH Icon.png
Thank-You Mom Mug
Carnations NH Icon.png
Carnations
Northern "Mother's Day is a day for saying "thank you" to that warm, loving person who always watches over you. What should go into a gift mug? How about all your love, for starters?" (Thank-You Mom Mug)

"Mother's Day is a day for saying "thank you" to that warm, loving person who always watches over you. Why not send these lovely red carnations with a message card?" (Carnations)

Children's Day April 28 to May 5 Carp Banner NH Icon.png
Carp Banner
Newsprint Helmet NH Icon.png
Newsprint Helmet
Northern "Mainly celebrated in Japan, May 5th is when folks give good wishes for young boys to grow up healthy. Also called "Tango no Sekku," it's a day featuring decorative flags and kabuto helmets made from newspaper."
Cheese Rolling May 22 to May 31 Double Gloucester Cheese NH Icon.png
Double Gloucester Cheese
Northern "Do you love cheese enough to chase a wheel of Double Gloucester down a hill at 60 miles per hour? Many folks in Europe do! It's all fun and games until someone gets curd."
Grape Harvest Festival September 1 to 30 Grape-Harvest Basket NH Icon.png
Grape-Harvest Basket
Southern "Inspired by festivities in Spain, Italy, France, and Germany, this fun festival sees participants don traditional garb for dancing and a large parade to celebrate the grape harvest. Please enjoy your ceremonial basket!"
Moon-Viewing Day September 7 to October 8 Moon Rug NH Icon.png
Moon Rug
Southern "Admiring the moon is a long-held tradition, but our celestial neighbor is especially beautiful as it hangs in the sky at this time of year. Please accept this commemorative moon rug as an event souvenir."

Characters[edit]

Artwork of spring from New Leaf
Name + Icon Description
Chip NH Character Icon.png
Chip
A beaver who hosts the Fishing Tourney in Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
C.J. NH Character Icon.png
C.J.
A beaver who hosts the Fishing Tourney in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Pavé NH Character Icon.png
Pavé
A peacock who appears during Festivale in February or March. He exchanges candy or feathers for special Pavé furniture.
Zipper NH Character Icon.png
Zipper
An anonymous character dressed in a rabbit costume. He exchanges eggs for special egg furniture or gives out DIY recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons during Bunny Day.
Tortimer NH Character Icon.png
Tortimer
A tortoise who comes on the day of the Cherry Blossoms and on April Fools' Day. He hosts the Flower Fest and Fishing Tourney in Animal Crossing: Wild World.
Blanca NH Character Icon.png
Blanca
A faceless cat who hosts April Fool's Day in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
Leif NH Character Icon.png
Leif
A sloth who hosts Weeding Day in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The Garden Shop will be closed all day because of that. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, he will appear more frequently during Nature Day.
Tom Nook NH Character Icon.png
Tom Nook
A raccoon who hosts May Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Rover NH Character Icon.png
Rover
A traveling cat who appears at the end of the maze on May Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Blathers NH Character Icon.png
Blathers
An owl who hosts the stamp rally during International Museum Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Jack NH Character Icon.png
Jack
The self-proclaimed Czar of Halloween who appears during Halloween.
Franklin NH Character Icon.png
Franklin
A turkey who appears during Turkey Day.

Critters[edit]

These are the fish, bugs, and sea creatures that appear during spring.

Fish[edit]

Name + Icon Games Months Time Locations
Angelfish NH Icon.png
Angelfish
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: MayOct
South: NovApr
4 PM – 9 AM/4 AM – 9 PM Main games: River
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Barbel Steed PC Icon.png
Barbel Steed
Every main game (except New Horizons), Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp Every month All day Main games: River
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Barred Knifejaw NH Icon.png
Barred Knifejaw
Every main game (except Doubutsu no Mori & Dòngwù Sēnlín), Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: MarNov
South: SepMay
All day Main games: Sea
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores
Bass PG Field Sprite.png
Bass
Doubutsu no Mori, Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori e+ and Dòngwù Sēnlín Every month All day River
Black Bass NH Icon.png
Black Bass
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons Every month All day Main games: River
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Bluegill NH Icon.png
Bluegill
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp Every month 9 AM – 4 PM/4 AM – 9 PM Main games: River
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Brook Trout PG Field Sprite.png
Brook Trout
Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+ Every month All day Lake
Butterfly Fish NH Icon.png
Butterfly Fish
City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: AprSep
South: OctMar
All day Main games: Sea
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores
Carp NH Icon.png
Carp
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp Every month All day Main games: River/Pond
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Char NH Icon.png
Char
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: MarJun; SepNov
South: MarMay; SepDec
4 AM – 9 AM; 4 PM – 9 PM/4 AM – 9 PM; 4 PM – 9 AM Main games: Waterfall/River (clifftop)
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Cherry Salmon NH Icon.png
Cherry Salmon
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: MarJun; SepNov
South: MarMay; SepDec
4 AM – 9 AM; 4 PM – 9 PM/4 AM – 9 PM; 4 PM – 9 AM Main games: River/River (clifftop)
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Clown Fish NH Icon.png
Clown Fish
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: AprSep
South: OctMar
All day/9 AM – 4 PM Main games: Sea
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores
Coelacanth NH Icon.png
Coelacanth
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp Every month All day/4 PM – 9 AM Main games: Sea (raining or snowing)
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores
Crawfish NH Icon.png
Crawfish
Every main game (except Doubutsu no Mori & Dòngwù Sēnlín), Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: AprSep
South: OctMar
All day Main games: Pond
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Crucian Carp NH Icon.png
Crucian Carp
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp Every month All day Main games: River
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Dab NH Icon.png
Dab
Doubutsu no Mori e+, Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: OctApr
South: AprOct
All day Main games: Sea
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores
Dace NH Icon.png
Dace
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp Every month 4 PM – 9 AM Main games: River
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Football Fish NH Icon.png
Football Fish
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: NovMar
South: MaySep
4 PM – 9 AM Main games: Sea
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores
Freshwater Goby NH Icon.png
Freshwater Goby
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp Every month All day/4 PM – 9 AM Main games: River
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Frog NH Icon.png
Frog
Every main game (except Doubutsu no Mori & Dòngwù Sēnlín), Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: MayAug
South: NovFeb
All day Main games: Pond
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Goldfish NH Icon.png
Goldfish
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp Every month All day Main games: River/Pond
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Guppy NH Icon.png
Guppy
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: AprNov
South: OctMay
9 AM – 4 PM Main games: River
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Herabuna DnM+ Field Sprite.png
Herabuna
Doubutsu no Mori, Doubutsu no Mori+ and Dòngwù Sēnlín Every month All day Lake
Horse Mackerel NH Icon.png
Horse Mackerel
Doubutsu no Mori e+, Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons Every month All day Main games: Sea
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores
Killifish NH Icon.png
Killifish
Every main game (except Doubutsu no Mori & Dòngwù Sēnlín), Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: AprAug
South: OctFeb
All day Main games: River/Pond
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Koi NH Icon.png
Koi
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp Every month 4 PM – 9 AM Main games: River/Pond
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Large Bass PG Field Sprite.png
Large Bass
Doubutsu no Mori, Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori e+ and Dòngwù Sēnlín Every month All day River
Loach NH Icon.png
Loach
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: MarMay
South: SepNov
All day Main games: River
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Neon Tetra NH Icon.png
Neon Tetra
City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: AprNov
South: OctMay
9 AM – 4 PM Main games: River
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Nibble Fish NH Icon.png
Nibble Fish
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: MaySep
South: NovMar
9 AM – 4 PM Main games: River
Oarfish NH Icon.png
Oarfish
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: DecMay
South: JunNov
All day Main games: Sea
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores
Olive Flounder NH Icon.png
Olive Flounder
Doubutsu no Mori e+, Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons Every month All day Main games: Sea
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores
Pale Chub NH Icon.png
Pale Chub
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp Every month 9 AM – 4 PM/4 AM – 9 PM Main games: River
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Pop-Eyed Goldfish NH Icon.png
Pop-Eyed Goldfish
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp Every month 9 AM – 4 PM Main games: River/Pond
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Rainbow Trout PC Icon.png
Rainbow Trout
Every main game (except New Horizons), Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp MarJun; SepNov 4 AM – 9 AM; 4 PM – 9 PM/4 AM – 9 PM Main games: River
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Red Snapper NH Icon.png
Red Snapper
Every main game (except Doubutsu no Mori & Dòngwù Sēnlín), Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp Every month All day Main games: Sea
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores
Sea Bass NH Icon.png
Sea Bass
Every main game (except Doubutsu no Mori & Dòngwù Sēnlín), Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp Every month All day Main games: Sea
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores
Sea Butterfly NH Icon.png
Sea Butterfly
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: DecMar
South: JunSep
All day Main games: Sea
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores
Small Bass PG Field Sprite.png
Small Bass
Doubutsu no Mori, Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori e+ and Dòngwù Sēnlín Every month All day River
Squid NH Icon.png
Squid
Doubutsu no Mori e+, Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: DecAug
South: JunFeb
All day Main games: Sea
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores
Stringfish NH Icon.png
Stringfish
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: DecMar
South: JunSep
4 PM – 9 AM Main games: River/River (clifftop)
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Surgeonfish NH Icon.png
Surgeonfish
City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: AprSep
South: OctMar
All day Main games: Sea
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores
Tadpole NH Icon.png
Tadpole
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: MarJul
South: SepJan
All day Main games: Pond
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Tuna NH Icon.png
Tuna
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: NovApr
South: MarNov
All day Main games: Sea/Pier
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores
Yellow Perch NH Icon.png
Yellow Perch
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: OctMar
South: AprSep
All day Main games: River
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Zebra Turkeyfish NH Icon.png
Zebra Turkeyfish
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: AprNov
South: OctMay
All day/9 AM – 4 PM Main games: Sea
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores

Bugs[edit]

Name + Icon Games Months Time Locations
Ant NH Icon.png
Ant
Every main game (except Doubutsu no Mori & Dòngwù Sēnlín) and Happy Home Designer Every month All day On rotten Turnips/Candy/Lollipops
Bagworm NH Icon.png
Bagworm
Every main game (except Doubutsu no Mori, Dòngwù Sēnlín & Wild World) and Happy Home Designer Every month All day In trees/Shaking trees (hardwood and cedar)
Cockroach WW Sprite.png
Cockroach
Every main game (except City Folk, New Leaf & New Horizons) Early games: MarNov
Wild World: Every month
All day On trees/flowers/Spoiled Turnips
Common Butterfly NH Icon.png
Common Butterfly
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: SepJun
South: MarDec
8 AM – 4 PM/4 AM – 7 PM Main games: Flying/Flying near flowers
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
Diving Beetle NH Icon.png
Diving Beetle
Doubutsu no Mori e+, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: MaySep
South: NovMar
All day/8 AM – 5 PM/8 AM – 7 PM On freshwater, rivers & ponds
Flea NH Icon.png
Flea
Doubutsu no Mori e+, Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: AprNov
South: OctMay
All day On villagers
Fly NH Icon.png
Fly
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons Every month All day Flying near rafflesia, trash, spoiled/rotten turnips or rotten fruit
Honeybee NH Icon.png
Honeybee
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: MarJul
South: SepJan
9 AM – 4 PM/8 AM – 5 PM/8 AM – 4 PM Flying near flowers
Ladybug NH Icon.png
Ladybug
Every main game and Happy Home Designer North: MarJun; Oct
South: Apr; SepDec
8 AM – 5 PM On flowers
Long Locust NH Icon.png
Long Locust
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: AprNov
South: OctMay
8 AM – 7 PM Main games: In bushes/On grass/On the ground
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
Mantis NH Icon.png
Mantis
Every main game and Happy Home Designer North: MarNov
South: SepMay
8 AM – 5 PM On flowers
Mole Cricket NH Icon.png
Mole Cricket
Every main game (except Doubutsu no Mori & Dòngwù Sēnlín) and Happy Home Designer North: NovMay
South: MayNov
All day Underground
Mosquito NH Icon.png
Mosquito
Every main game (except Doubutsu no Mori & Dòngwù Sēnlín) and Happy Home Designer North: JunSep
South: DecMar
5 PM – 11 PM/5 PM – 4 AM Flying
Moth NH Icon.png
Moth
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons Every month 7 PM – 4 AM Near outdoor lights/Flying near light sources
Orchid Mantis NH Icon.png
Orchid Mantis
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: MarNov
South: SepMay
8 AM – 5 PM On white flowers
Peacock Butterfly NH Icon.png
Peacock Butterfly
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: MarJun
South: SepDec
8 AM – 4 PM/8 AM – 5 PM/4 AM – 7 PM/4 AM – 5 PM Main games: Flying near blue, purple, and black flowers
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
Pill Bug NH Icon.png
Pill Bug
Every main game (except Doubutsu no Mori & Dòngwù Sēnlín) and Happy Home Designer North: SepJun
South: MarDec
All day/7 PM – 4 AM/11 PM – 4 PM Under rocks/From hitting rocks
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing NH Icon.png
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing
City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: DecFeb; AprSep
South: JunAug; OctMar
8 AM – 5 PM Main games: Near freshwater/Flying near flowers
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
Snail NH Icon.png
Snail
Every main game (except Doubutsu no Mori & Dòngwù Sēnlín) and Happy Home Designer Every month All day On flowers, rocks, bushes & Hibiscus Bushes
Spider NH Icon.png
Spider
Every main game (except Doubutsu no Mori & Dòngwù Sēnlín) and Happy Home Designer Every month All day/7 PM – 4 AM/7 PM – 8 AM/11 PM – 4 PM In trees/Shaking trees
Stinkbug NH Icon.png
Stinkbug
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: MarOct
South: SepApr
All day/Unknown On trees (hardwood and cedar)/On flowers
Tiger Beetle NH Icon.png
Tiger Beetle
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: FebOct
South: AugApr
All day/8 AM – 7 PM/4 AM – 5 PM On the ground
Tiger Butterfly NH Icon.png
Tiger Butterfly
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: MarSep
South: SepMar
8 AM – 4 PM/8 AM – 5 PM/4 AM – 7 PM Main games: Flying/Flying near flowers (red and pink)
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
Wasp NH Icon.png
Wasp
Every main game and Happy Home Designer Every month All day In trees/Shaking trees
Wharf Roach NH Icon.png
Wharf Roach
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons Every month All day On beach/On beach rocks
Yellow Butterfly NH Icon.png
Yellow Butterfly
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: MarJun; SepOct
South: MarApr; SepDec
8 AM – 4 PM/8 AM – 5 PM/4 AM – 7 PM Main games: Flying/Flying near flowers
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island

Sea creatures[edit]

Name + Icon Games Months Time Locations
Acorn Barnacle NH Icon.png
Acorn Barnacle
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons Every month All day Underwater
Chambered Nautilus NH Icon.png
Chambered Nautilus
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: MarJun; SepNov
South: MarMay; SepDec
All day/4 PM – 9 AM Underwater
Clam NL Icon.png
Clam
New Leaf and Happy Home Designer SepApr All day Underwater
Ear Shell NL Icon.png
Ear Shell
New Leaf and Happy Home Designer Every month 4 PM – 9 AM Underwater
Horsehair Crab NL Icon.png
Horsehair Crab
New Leaf and Happy Home Designer NovApr All day Underwater
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Lobster
City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: DecJan; AprJun
South: JunJul; OctDec
All day Main games: Sea/Underwater
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores
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Mantis Shrimp
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons Every month 4 PM – 9 AM Underwater
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Octopus
Doubutsu no Mori e+, Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons Every month All day/Unknown Main games: Sea/Underwater
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores
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Pearl Oyster
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons Every month All day Underwater
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Red King Crab
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: NovMar
South: MaySep
All day Underwater
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Scallop
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons Every month All day Underwater
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Sea Anemone
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons Every month All day Underwater
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Sea Cucumber
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: NovApr
South: MayOct
All day Underwater
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Sea Slug
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons Every month All day Underwater
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Sea Star
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons Every month All day Underwater
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Sea Urchin
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: MaySep
South: NovMar
All day Underwater
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Seaweed
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: OctJul
South: AprJan
All day Underwater
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Snow Crab
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: NovApr
South: MayOct
All day Underwater
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Spider Crab
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: MarApr
South: SepOct
All day Underwater
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Spotted Garden Eel
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: MayOct
South: NovApr
All day/4 AM – 9 PM Underwater
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Turban Shell
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: MarMay; SepDec
South: MarJun; SepNov
All day/4 PM – 9 AM Underwater
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Dungeness Crab
New Horizons North: NovMay
South: MayNov
All day Underwater
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Firefly Squid
New Horizons North: MarJun
South: SepDec
9 PM – 4 AM Underwater
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Gigas Giant Clam
New Horizons North: MaySep
South: NovMar
All day Underwater
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Sea Pineapple
New Horizons North: AprAug
South: OctFeb
All day Underwater
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Slate Pencil Urchin
New Horizons North: MaySep
South: NovMar
4 PM – 9 AM Underwater
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Umbrella Octopus
New Horizons North: MarMay; SepNov
South: MarMay; SepNov
All day Underwater
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Vampire Squid
New Horizons North: MayAug
South: NovFeb
4 PM – 9 AM Underwater
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Whelk
New Horizons Every month All day Underwater

Birthdays[edit]

Northern hemisphere[edit]

Character Species Birthday date Star sign
Coco Rabbit Mar 1st Pisces
Barold Bear cub Mar 2nd
Bonbon Rabbit Mar 3rd
Pavé Peacock
Anchovy Bird Mar 4th
Gala Pig Mar 5th
Chevre Goat Mar 6th
Chai Elephant
Molly Duck Mar 7th
C.J. Beaver
Zucker Octopus Mar 8th
Pete Pelican
Cyrano Anteater Mar 9th
Judy Bear cub Mar 10th
Hopkins Rabbit Mar 11th
Zipper T. Bunny
Midge Bird Mar 12th
Megan Bear Mar 13th
Dotty Rabbit Mar 14th
Julian Horse Mar 15th
Doc Rabbit Mar 16th
Cheri Bear cub Mar 17th
Dom Sheep Mar 18th
Merengue Rhinoceros Mar 19th
Pelly Pelican
Hornsby Rhinoceros Mar 20th
Elise Monkey Mar 21st Aries
Faith Koala
Paula Bear Mar 22nd
Axel Elephant Mar 23rd
Skye Wolf Mar 24th
Celia Eagle Mar 25th
Billy Goat
Fauna Deer Mar 26th
Louie Gorilla
Lolly Cat Mar 27th
Baabara Sheep Mar 28th
Biff Hippo Mar 29th
Felicity Cat Mar 30th
Daisy Mae Boar
Klaus Bear Mar 31st
Cephalobot Octopus Apr 1st
Tammi Monkey Apr 2nd
Cashmere Sheep
Eunice Apr 3rd
Buck Horse Apr 4th
Beau Deer Apr 5th
Hopper Penguin Apr 6th
Mr. Resetti Mole
Rasher Pig Apr 7th
Maelle Duck Apr 8th
Stella Sheep Apr 9th
Shari Monkey Apr 10th
Punchy Cat Apr 11th
Melba Koala Apr 12th
Candi Mouse Apr 13th
Rocket Gorilla Apr 14th
Grams Turtle Apr 15th
Vesta Sheep Apr 16th
Marty Bear cub
Charlise Bear Apr 17th
Porter Monkey
Piper Bird Apr 18th
Pietro Sheep Apr 19th
Stu Bull Apr 20th Taurus
Agnes Pig Apr 21st
Phoebe Ostrich Apr 22nd
Miranda Duck Apr 23rd
Booker Dog
Walt Kangaroo Apr 24th
Bertha Hippo Apr 25th
Kevin Pig Apr 26th
Katt Cat Apr 27th
Ava Chicken Apr 28th
Coach Bull Apr 29th
Angus Apr 30th
Clyde Horse May 1st
Don Resetti Mole
Mint Squirrel May 2nd
Roswell Alligator
Sylvia Kangaroo May 3rd
Carlo Bird
Deirdre Deer May 4th
Paolo Elephant May 5th
Tank Rhinoceros May 6th
Ozzie Koala May 7th
Curlos Sheep May 8th
Bunnie Rabbit May 9th
Flick Chameleon May 10th
Patty Cow
Cherry Dog May 11th
Ellie Elephant May 12th
Biskit Dog May 13th
Canberra Koala May 14th
Leonardo Tiger May 15th
Ike Bear May 16th
Gayle Alligator May 17th
Pekoe Bear cub May 18th
Olaf Anteater May 19th
Sasha Rabbit
T-Bone Bull May 20th
June Bear cub May 21st Gemini
Colton Horse May 22nd
Mabel Hedgehog
Peggy Pig May 23rd
Deli Monkey May 24th
Derwin Duck May 25th
Gulliver Seagull
Gullivarrr
Bruce Deer May 26th
Del Alligator May 27th
Renée Rhinoceros May 28th
Cece Squirrel
Purrl Cat May 29th
Hamlet Hamster May 30th
Tom Nook Raccoon
Marcie Kangaroo May 31st

Southern hemisphere[edit]

Character Species Birthday date Star sign
Violet Gorilla Sep 1st Virgo
Flo Penguin Sep 2nd
Spork Pig Sep 3rd
Maggie
Cally Squirrel Sep 4th
Greta Mouse Sep 5th
Cesar Gorilla Sep 6th
Giovanni Bird
Tucker Elephant Sep 7th
Celeste Owl
Astrid Kangaroo Sep 8th
Pinky Bear Sep 9th
Pecan Squirrel Sep 10th
Rio Ostrich
Peewee Gorilla Sep 11th
Ione Squirrel
Boone Gorilla Sep 12th
Lottie Otter
Moose Mouse Sep 13th
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Ricky Squirrel
Tutu Bear Sep 15th
Ed Horse Sep 16th
Whitney Wolf Sep 17th
Bubbles Hippo Sep 18th
Fuchsia Deer Sep 19th
Octavian Octopus Sep 20th
Norma Cow
Henry Frog Sep 21st
Ankha Cat Sep 22nd
Cranston Ostrich Sep 23rd Libra
Apple Hamster Sep 24th
Blathers Owl
Mitzi Cat Sep 25th
Teddy Bear Sep 26th
Leilani Turtle
Beardo Bear Sep 27th
Kody Bear cub Sep 28th
Marshal Squirrel Sep 29th
Monique Cat Sep 30th
Boyd Gorilla Oct 1st
Raymond Cat
Diva Frog Oct 2nd
Orville Dodo
Big Top Elephant Oct 3rd
Goose Chicken Oct 4th
Elmer Horse Oct 5th
Tex Penguin Oct 6th
Bitty Hippo
Cobb Pig Oct 7th
Kiki Cat Oct 8th
Drift Frog Oct 9th
Benedict Chicken Oct 10th
Franklin Turkey
Kitt Kangaroo Oct 11th
Lyman Koala Oct 12th
Plucky Chicken
Chops Pig Oct 13th
Gonzo Koala
Egbert Chicken Oct 14th
Hippeux Hippo Oct 15th
Bea Dog
Brewster Pigeon
Friga Penguin Oct 16th
Limberg Mouse Oct 17th
Al Gorilla Oct 18th
Redd Fox
Clay Hamster Oct 19th
Antonio Anteater Oct 20th
Timbra Sheep Oct 21st
Sandy Ostrich
Sylvana Squirrel Oct 22nd
Katie Cat
Groucho Bear Oct 23rd
Petri Mouse
Broffina Chicken Oct 24th Scorpio
Snooty Anteater
Portia Dog Oct 25th
Eugene Koala Oct 26th
Jambette Frog Oct 27th
Gaston Rabbit Oct 28th
Katrina Panther
Rodeo Bull Oct 29th
Wade Penguin Oct 30th
Frett Dog
Shino Deer Oct 31st
Jack Unknown
Label Hedgehog
Butch Dog Nov 1st
Rilla Gorilla
Iggly Penguin Nov 2nd
Snake Rabbit Nov 3rd
Lucky Dog Nov 4th
Lobo Wolf Nov 5th
Boris Pig Nov 6th
Bam Deer Nov 7th
Alli Alligator Nov 8th
Pango Anteater Nov 9th
Rodney Hamster Nov 10th
Saharah Camel
Mac Dog Nov 11th
Mathilda Kangaroo Nov 12th
Queenie Ostrich Nov 13th
Pancetti Pig Nov 14th
Gracie Giraffe
Sly Alligator Nov 15th
Daisy Dog Nov 16th
Mallary Duck Nov 17th
Tia Elephant Nov 18th
Amelia Eagle Nov 19th
Sparro Bird Nov 20th
Flip Monkey Nov 21st
Epona Horse
Phyllis Pelican
Claudia Tiger Nov 22nd
Sable Hedgehog
Knox Chicken Nov 23rd Sagittarius
Shep Dog Nov 24th
Wolfgang Wolf Nov 25th
Willow Sheep Nov 26th
Phil Ostrich Nov 27th
Peaches Horse Nov 28th
Kabuki Cat Nov 29th
Tasha Squirrel Nov 30th
Kicks Skunk

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Artwork[edit]

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