Summer

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This article is about the season. For the painting based on Giuseppe Arcimboldo's Summer, see Jolly painting.
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Summer
Spring Fall
Summer NH Artwork.jpg
Artwork of summer 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

Summer in the Animal Crossing series is a season that starts on June 1 and ends on August 31. In the southern hemisphere in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, summer starts at December 1 and ends on February 28 (or 29th on leap years).

The setting of summer is where both trees and grass are at their greenest. The weather is mainly sunny with the possibility of rainfall towards the middle of June / December to early July / January. In games prior to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the sunshine allows the player to receive a tan when stood outside for long periods of time without holding an umbrella.

Halfway through June in the northern hemisphere, heavy rainfall with possibly of thunderstorms will appear frequently and will last through the early part of July. For the rest of July / January, it is hot and dry, with occasional small bursts of rain. Neighbors during this period will complain that it is too hot. In August / February, it is usually humid and neighbors will complain about the "stickyness." It will sometimes rain, but when it does, it is usually around the end of the day or the afternoon. This usually brings up the chances of encountering a rainbow on these dates. By the end of season, both trees and grass will turn into a deeper or darker shade of green which will deteriorate as the next season begins.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, beaches will occasionally spawn summer shells to use in DIY recipes. Additionally for the southern hemisphere, from December 15 to January 6, all existing cedar trees will be decorated with lights, and when shaken, produces red, blue, and gold ornaments for DIY projects. Rain occurs infrequently during this time in part due to festivities with Toy Day and New Year's.

Events[edit]

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

Event Dates (In 2023 when applicable) Games Description
Fishing Tourney Animal Crossing:
June 4,  11,  18, and  25
New Horizons (Northern Hemisphere):
July 8
New Horizons (Southern Hemisphere):
January 14
Animal Crossing
New Horizons
Chip (or C.J. in New Horizons) will set up a stall in the plaza. Prior to New Horizons, Chip 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.).
Bug-Off Wild World:
June 18, July 16, August 20, and September 17
City Folk/New Leaf:
June 17, July 15, August 19, and September 16
New Horizons (Northern Hemisphere):
June 24, July 22, August 26, and September 23
New Horizons (Southern Hemisphere):
January 21, February 18, November 18, and December 16
Wild World
City Folk
New Leaf
New Horizons
Nat (or Tortimer in Wild World and Flick in New Horizons) will set up a stall in the plaza. In games prior to New Horizons, Nat (or Tortimer) will challenge the player and other villagers to catch the most interesting insect in terms of color, luster, size and rarity using a point system. In New Horizons, Flick will ask players to catch as many bugs as possible within a three-minute time range. The Bug-Off lasts from 9 AM (or 12 PM in Wild World) to 6 PM, after which the winner is rewarded a trophy (or in New Horizons, the player can continue redeeming points for bug artifacts until 8 PM).
Camping Season June, July, and August Animal Crossing Animals may visit the player's town during the summer months to camp out for a while. If the player talks to them they may give out special furniture. But, to earn it, they have to play a game.
Wedding Season June New Horizons Harvey will ask the player to take anniversary photos of Reese and Cyrus's wedding in Harv's Island. Players are rewarded with heart crystals which can be used to purchase wedding furniture from Cyrus.
Flea Market Wild World: June 3 and July 1
City Folk: June 25 and July 23
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. The Flea Market will not occur during August due to the Fireworks Show.
Father's Day June 18 City Folk
New Leaf
Fathers across the world are celebrated. In New Leaf, a letter from Dad will arrive in the mail, including a red carnation.
Summer Solstice June 21 City Folk (Europe)
New Leaf
The longest day in the player's town/island. In City Folk Tortimer stands outside the town hall and will give the player an espresso maker. In New Leaf, the sun will never set even at midnight on this day and Isabelle will be in the Event plaza, giving the player a pair of Ladder Shades.
La-Di-Day July 8 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 July 23 Wild World Villagers swap compliments with the player, and may refer to them infrequently after the event.
Morning Aerobics July 25 to August 31 Animal Crossing Speak to Tortimer to receive a special event card. Every morning, through the event, Copper will host the morning aerobics whereupon the player has their card stamped. Once it has been stamped 14 times, the player will receive a special aerobics radio, to perform the exercises in their own homes. (Copper needs to be spoken to after each event). If the player tilts the C stick on the GameCube controller in different directions while near the aerobics radio, they can actually do aerobics.
Fireworks Show Doubutsu no Mori/Wild World:
August 5,  12,  19, and  26
Animal Crossing:
July 4
City Folk/New Leaf/New Horizons (Northern Hemisphere):
August 6,  13,  20, and  27
Animal Crossing
Wild World
City Folk
New Leaf
New Horizons
The summer nights come alive in the town with a fireworks display. A sparkler can be obtained by talking to Tortimer. In New Leaf and New Horizons, Isabelle will give the player special items in the Plaza. Redd will also be there to sell special fortune cookies in New Leaf or raffles in New Horizons for items.
Meteor Shower August 12 Animal Crossing Watch the meteor shower and talk to Tortimer, who will give the player something for attending.
Toy Day December 24 (Southern Hemisphere) New Horizons On December 24th, Jingle will wander around the player's island all day, and he'll ask the player to distribute presents to villagers. The days leading up to Toy Day the players can purchase toys from Nook's Cranny and festive clothing.
Countdown December 31 (Southern Hemisphere) New Horizons Isabelle and Tom Nook will stand outside in the plaza with a large countdown clock, as it counts down the seconds till midnight and is adorned with flashing lights. In the final hour, villagers will talk about their past year, and the music will change several times, building in tension in the last minute with a beep for every second. After midnight, fireworks will go off in the sky and residents will wish the player a Happy New Years.

Nook Shopping seasonal events (New Horizons)[edit]

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

Event Dates Items Hemisphere Description
Shōgatsu January 1 to 15 Kadomatsu NH Icon.png
Kadomatsu
Kagamimochi NH Icon.png
Kagamimochi
New Year's Shimekazari NH Icon.png
New Year's Shimekazari
Southern "Japanese tradition has it that Toshigami-sama, a god of the new year, visits each house on the first of the year to bless it. The kadomatsu is like a signpost to welcome him in." (Kadomatsu)

"In Japan, kagami-mochi ("mirror mochi") is set out as an offering to Toshigami-sama. On January 11th, you break the mochi apart and eat it, sharing out the spirit contained within for good health." (Kagamimochi)

"Shime-kazari are Japanese rope decorations said to purify the home. They welcome Toshigami-sama in and keep impurities out. Place one on your door to protect yourself from misfortune!" (New Year's Shimekazari)

New Year's Day January 1 to 15 Olivier Salad NH Icon.png
Olivier Salad
2021 Celebratory Arch NH Icon.png
2021 Celebratory Arch
Yut Nori NH Icon.png
Yut Nori
Zodiac Ox Figurine NH Icon.png
Zodiac Ox Figurine
Southern "This salad, a staple of New Year's celebrations in Russia, came about at the end of the 19th century. It was invented by Lucien Olivier, but since his recipe wasn't publicized, nobody knows the "official" way to make it." (Olivier Salad)

"An arch bearing the Gregorian calendar's number for the new year. If you pass beneath this arch while carrying your hopes and dreams in your heart, you're certain to have a good year!" (2021 Celebratory Arch)

"Yut Nori is a traditional Korean board game. Instead of dice, it is played with wooden sticks called "yuts." Play it with family on New Year's, but don't get so into it that you have the first fight of the year!" (Yut Nori)

"Some folks put out zodiac figurines or statuettes to protect their houses and invite good luck throughout the year. Leave out this decoration for good fortune!" (Zodiac Ox Figurine)

Big Game Celebration January 15 to February 15 Football Cheer Megaphone NH Icon.png
Football Cheer Megaphone
Fiery Cheer Megaphone NH Icon.png
Fiery Cheer Megaphone
Starry Cheer Megaphone NH Icon.png
Starry Cheer Megaphone
Glittery Cheer Megaphone NH Icon.png
Glittery Cheer Megaphone
Football Rug NH Icon.png
Football Rug
Southern "Whether a championship is on the line or it's a showdown with a rival team, folks love to get into the spirit of the competition with all kinds of football-themed decor and game-day accessories. Go, team!"
Setsubun January 25 to February 3 Bean-Tossing Kit NH Icon.png
Bean-Tossing Kit
Southern "Mainly celebrated in Japan. People throw beans outside as they shout, "Oni wa soto, fuku wa uchi!" This is said to ward off "demons," such as sickness and disaster, and invite a year of good health and peace."
Groundhog Day January 25 to February 2 Resetti Model NH Icon.png
Resetti Model
Southern "Every year, a special groundhog emerges from its burrow on February 2nd. Legend says if it sees its own shadow, winter will continue for another six weeks. If it doesn't see its shadow, spring will arrive early!"
Valentine's Day February 1 to 14 Chocolate Heart (Milk Chocolate) NH Icon.png
Chocolate Heart
Heart-Shaped Bouquet (Red) NH Icon.png
Heart-Shaped Bouquet
Southern "February 14th is Valentine's Day. Celebrated worldwide, people give cards, chocolates, flowers, and other gifts to sweethearts and to others who may be dear to them."
Lunar New Year February 10 to 17 Lunar New Year Decoration NH Icon.png
Lunar New Year Decoration
Lucky Red Envelope NH Icon.png
Lucky Red Envelope
Southern "The beginning of the lunisolar new year is celebrated in many parts of Asia. Hanging certain red and gold decorations is said to bring peace, happiness, or good fortune!" (Lunar New Year Decoration)

"The start of the lunisolar new year is celebrated in many parts of Asia. In some areas, such as China, children are given red envelopes filled with money to wish for their good health. Don't spend it all in one place!" (Lucky Red Envelope)

Seollal February 10 to 17 Bokjumeoni Lucky Pouch NH Icon.png
Bokjumeoni Lucky Pouch
Southern "The start of the lunisolar new year is celebrated in many parts of Asia. In South Korea, children are given small bags filled with money to wish for their good health. Don't spend it all in one place!"
Father's Day June 1 to 30 Thank-You Dad Mug NH Icon.png
Thank-You Dad Mug
Thank-You Dad Apron (Black) NH Icon.png
Thank-You Dad Apron
Northern "Father's Day is when we say, "Thanks for watching out for me, Dad!" But what should go into a gift mug for fathers? How about all your love, for starters?" (Thank-You Dad Mug)

"Father's Day is when we say, "Thanks for watching out for me, Dad!" Although the holiday is celebrated at different times around the world, the gratitude and respect for dads is the same everywhere." (Thank-You Data Apron)

International Children's Day June 1 to 15 Handmade Cape NH Icon.png
Handmade Cape
Handmade Crown NH Icon.png
Handmade Crown
Northern "This event is for celebrating children growing up in good health, while thanking those who raised them. If you've ever been a good kid or raised one, flip your cape in a superhero way!" (Handmade Cape)

"This event is for celebrating children growing up in good health, while thanking those who raised them. Those who behold your new crown will be compelled to kneel before your royal...royalness." (Handmade Crown)

Wedding Season June 1 to 30 Nuptial Bell (White) NH Icon.png
Nuptial Bell
Nuptial Doorplate (White - Gold) NH Icon.png
Nuptial Doorplate
Nuptial Ring Pillow (White) NH Icon.png
Nuptial Ring Pillow
Flower-Petal Basket NH Icon.png
Flower-Petal Basket
Northern "There's a saying that June brides will be happy forever, which is perhaps linked to the month of June being named after Juno, the goddess of marriage and birth. Also, June is just a nice month to have a wedding!"
Dragon Boat Festival June 5 to 14 Festival Zongzi NH Icon.png
Festival Zongzi
Northern "Celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the year according to the lunar calendar in parts of East Asia, this holiday is meant to ward off disease. Steamed sticky-rice dumplings are typically served."
Dano Festival June 5 to 14 Surichwi Tteok NH Icon.png
Surichwi Tteok
Northern "Celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the year according to the lunar calendar, in South Korea this holiday is for praying for a bountiful harvest and warding off bad luck."
Summer Solstice June 15 to 21
(Northern Hemisphere)
December 15 to 21
(Southern Hemisphere)
Sunflower Crown NH Icon.png
Sunflower Crown
Sunflower Rug NH Icon.png
Sunflower Rug
Both "The summer solstice is the day with the most daylight all year. Wear this sunflower crown under the never-setting sun and maybe your crush will notice you!" (Sunflower Crown)

"The summer solstice is the day with the most daylight all year. But every day is sure to feel sunny and bright with this sunflower-motif rug around!" (Sunflower Rug)

Tanabata July 1 to 7 Bamboo Grass NH Icon.png
Bamboo Grass
Northern "Celebrated on July 7th, this is the one day that the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi—represented by the stars Vega and Altair—can meet. Write a wish on tanzaku paper, hang it from bamboo, and wish on the stars!"
Marine Day July 8 to 22 Ship-Wheel Door Decoration NH Icon.png
Ship-Wheel Door Decoration
Northern "This Japanese holiday celebrates the many blessings that the sea provides. It is a day to acknowledge the role of the ocean in cultural exchange, trade, and prosperity for a country surrounded on all sides by water."
Le 14 juillet July 10 to 20 Phrygian Cap (Red) NH Icon.png
Phrygian Cap
Northern "The city of Paris celebrates this holiday with a large military parade followed by a spectacular fireworks show at night. This cap is a symbol of freedom in the style of those worn during the French Revolution."
Cowboy Festival July 15 to August 15 Rodeo-Style Springy Ride-On NH Icon.png
Rodeo-Style Springy Ride-On
Northern "Many countries have their own cowboy-themed celebrations, but this one is inspired by Brazilian traditions. We hope this springy ride-on toy will help you get into the spirit!"
Cowherd & Weaver Girl Day August 5 to 14 Orihime Outfit NH Icon.png
Orihime Outfit
Hikoboshi Outfit NH Icon.png
Hikoboshi Outfit
Northern "Based on the star-crossed story of two lovers who were only allowed to meet once per year. Perhaps you'll think of reuniting with someone dear to you when you wear this special outfit."
Obon August 10 to 16 Eggplant Cow NH Icon.png
Eggplant Cow
Cucumber Horse NH Icon.png
Cucumber Horse
Northern "Celebrated mainly in Japan, it is said that ancestral spirits will visit the living beginning on August 13th, arriving on creatures made from cucumber and eggplant before departing once more on the 16th."
Ōmisoka December 26 to 31 New Year's Noodles NH Icon.png
New Year's Noodles
Southern "In Japan, many celebrate the new year with toshikoshi-soba ("year-passing soba") for good luck. The noodles' length is a symbol of long life, and the ease of cutting them represents cutting away misfortunes."
Silvester December 26 to 31 Berliner NH Icon.png
Berliner
Southern "A Berliner Pfannkuchen is a type of German pastry filled with jam and topped with sugar—not unlike a jelly donut. They're available year-round, but are a traditional treat in Germany for New Year's celebrations."
Nochevieja December 26 to 31 Twelve-Grape Dish NH Icon.png
Twelve-Grape Dish
Southern "You eat las doce uvas de la suerte ("the 12 grapes of luck") at midnight on New Year's Eve for good fortune. As the bell tolls 12, you eat one grape for each ring. That's not a lot of time to eat 12 grapes!"
New Year's Eve December 26 to 31 Sparkling Cider NH Icon.png
Sparkling Cider
Southern "No party to celebrate the new year is complete without everybody raising a glass of sparkling cider together. Reflect on the past year and wish everyone a good year to come… Cheers!"

Characters[edit]

Artwork of summer from New Leaf
Name + Icon Description
Chip NH Character Icon.png
Chip
A beaver who hosts the Fishing Tourney in Animal Crossing.
C.J. NH Character Icon.png
C.J.
A beaver who hosts the Fishing Tourney in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Nat NH Character Icon.png
Nat
A chameleon who hosts the Bug-Off in Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
Flick NH Character Icon.png
Flick
A chameleon who hosts the Bug-Off in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Harvey NH Character Icon.png
Harvey
A dog who hosts Wedding Season on his own island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Reese NH Character Icon.png
Reese
An alpaca who will award the player heart crystals during Wedding Season in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Cyrus NH Character Icon.png
Cyrus
An alpaca who will allow the player to purchase wedding furniture using heart crystals during Wedding Season in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Tortimer NH Character Icon.png
Tortimer
A tortoise who is the mayor. He stands outside the town hall to hand out gifts for special days or events.
Isabelle NH Character Icon.png
Isabelle
A dog who gives out items during the Summer Solstice event. She also runs the Fireworks Show on Sundays in August.
Jingle NH Character Icon.png
Jingle
A reindeer who appears on December 24th to distribute presents.

Critters[edit]

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

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
Arapaima NH Icon.png
Arapaima
Every main game (except Doubutsu no Mori & Dòngwù Sēnlín) and Happy Home Designer North: JunSep
South: DecMar
4 PM – 9 AM Main games: River
Arowana NH Icon.png
Arowana
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: JunSep
South: DecMar
4 AM – 9 AM; 4 PM – 9 PM/4 PM – 9 AM 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
Blue Marlin NH Icon.png
Blue Marlin
Doubutsu no Mori e+, Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: NovApr; JulSep
South: JanMar; MayOct
All day Main games: Animal Island/Sea/Pier
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores
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
Catfish NH Icon.png
Catfish
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: MayOct
South: NovApr
4 PM – 9 AM Main games: River/Lake/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
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
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
Dorado NH Icon.png
Dorado
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: JunSep
South: DecMar
4 AM – 9 PM Main games: River
Eel PC Icon.png
Eel
Every main game (except New Horizons), Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp JunSep/Unknown/JunAug 4 PM – 9 AM/Unknown Main games: River
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
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
Gar NH Icon.png
Gar
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: JunSep
South: DecMar
4 PM – 9 AM Main games: Lake/Pond
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
Giant Catfish PG Field Sprite.png
Giant Catfish
Doubutsu no Mori, Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori e+ and Dòngwù Sēnlín JunAug 4 PM – 9 AM Lake
Giant Snakehead NH Icon.png
Giant Snakehead
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: JunAug
South: DecFeb
9 AM – 4 PM Main games: Lake/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
Great White Shark NH Icon.png
Great White Shark
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: JunSep
South: DecMar
All day/4 PM – 9 AM Main games: Sea
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores
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
Hammerhead Shark NH Icon.png
Hammerhead Shark
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: JunSep
South: DecMar
4 PM – 9 AM Main games: Sea
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores
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
Moray Eel NH Icon.png
Moray Eel
City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: AugOct
South: FebApr
All day Main games: Sea
Napoleonfish NH Icon.png
Napoleonfish
City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: JulAug
South: JanFeb
All day/4 AM – 9 PM Main games: Sea
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores
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
Ocean Sunfish NH Icon.png
Ocean Sunfish
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: JulSep
South: JanMar
4 AM – 9 PM 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
Piranha NH Icon.png
Piranha
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: JunSep
South: DecMar
9 PM – 4 AM; 9 AM – 4 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
Puffer Fish NH Icon.png
Puffer Fish
Doubutsu no Mori e+, Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: JulSep
South: JanMar
All day Main games: Animal Island/Sea
Pocket Camp: Saltwater Shores
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
Ray NH Icon.png
Ray
City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: AugNov
South: FebMay
4 AM – 9 PM Main games: Sea
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
Saddled Bichir NH Icon.png
Saddled Bichir
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: JunSep
South: DecMar
9 PM – 4 AM Main games: River
Saw Shark NH Icon.png
Saw Shark
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: JunSep
South: DecMar
4 PM – 9 AM 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 Horse NH Icon.png
Sea Horse
Doubutsu no Mori e+, 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
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
Soft-Shelled Turtle NH Icon.png
Soft-Shelled Turtle
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: AugSep
South: FebMar
4 PM – 9 AM Main games: 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
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
Sweetfish NH Icon.png
Sweetfish
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: JulSep
South: JanMar
All day/9 AM – 4 PM Main games: River
Pocket Camp: Lost Lure Creek
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
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
Agrias Butterfly NH Icon.png
Agrias Butterfly
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: AprSep
South: OctMar
8 AM – 5 PM Main games: Flying near flowers
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
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)
Banded Dragonfly NH Icon.png
Banded Dragonfly
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: MayOct
South: NovApr
8 AM – 5 PM Main games: Flying/Flying near water
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
Brown Cicada NH Icon.png
Brown Cicada
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: JulAug
South: JanFeb
8 AM – 5 PM Main games: On trees (hardwood and cedar)
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
Centipede NH Icon.png
Centipede
City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: SepJun
South: MarDec
4 PM – 11 PM From hitting rocks
Cicada Shell NH Icon.png
Cicada Shell
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: JulAug
South: JanFeb
All day On trees (hardwood and cedar)
Citrus Long-Horned Beetle NH Icon.png
Citrus Long-Horned Beetle
Every main game and Happy Home Designer Every month All day/8 AM – 5 PM/8 AM – 7 PM/11 PM – 7 PM On trees/On tree stumps
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
Coconut Crab DnMe+ Sprite.png
Coconut Crab
Doubutsu no Mori e+ JunSep 7 PM – 8 AM In fruitless palm trees (not on Animal Island)
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
Crab DnMe+ Sprite.png
Crab
Doubutsu no Mori e+ Every month All day On the beach
Cyclommatus Stag NH Icon.png
Cyclommatus Stag
City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: JulAug
South: JanFeb
5 PM – 8 AM Main games: On palm trees
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
Darner Dragonfly NH Icon.png
Darner Dragonfly
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: AprOct
South: OctApr
8 AM – 5 PM Main games: Flying/Flying near water
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
Drone Beetle NH Icon.png
Drone Beetle
Every main game (except Wild World, City Folk & New Leaf) North: JunAug
South: DecFeb
All day On trees (any kind)
Emperor Butterfly NH Icon.png
Emperor Butterfly
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: DecMar; JunSep
South: Jun – Sep; DecMar
8 AM – 5 PM/7 PM – 8 AM/5 PM – 8 AM Main games: Flying near flowers
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
Evening Cicada NH Icon.png
Evening Cicada
Every main game and Happy Home Designer North: JulAug
South: JanFeb
4 AM – 8 AM; 4 PM – 7 PM On trees (hardwood and cedar)
Firefly NH Icon.png
Firefly
Every main game and Happy Home Designer North: Jun
South: Dec
7 PM – 4 AM Flying near water/Flying near freshwater
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
Fruit Beetle PC Icon.png
Fruit Beetle
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp JulSep All day/7 PM – 8 AM Main games: On trees (any kind)/Shaking trees
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
Giant Stag NH Icon.png
Giant Stag
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: JulAug
South: JanFeb
11 PM – 8 AM Main games: On trees (any kind)
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
Giant Cicada NH Icon.png
Giant Cicada
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: JulAug
South: JanFeb
8 AM – 5 PM Main games: On trees (hardwood and cedar)
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
Golden Stag NH Icon.png
Golden Stag
City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: JulAug
South: JanFeb
5 PM – 8 AM Main games: On palm trees
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
Goliath Beetle NH Icon.png
Goliath Beetle
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: JunSep
South: DecMar
7 PM – 8 AM/5 PM – 8 AM Main games: On palm trees
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
Grasshopper NH Icon.png
Grasshopper
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: JulSep
South: JanMar
8 AM – 5 PM/4 PM – 5 PM Main games: In bushes/On grass/On the ground
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
Great Purple Emperor NH Icon.png
Great Purple Emperor
Every main game (except Wild World, City Folk & New Leaf) and Pocket Camp North: MayAug
South: NovFeb
8 AM – 5 PM/4 AM – 7 PM Main games: Flying near flowers
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
Hermit Crab NH Icon.png
Hermit Crab
Doubutsu no Mori e+, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons Every month All day/7 PM – 8 AM On the beach/Disguised on shoreline
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
Horned Atlas NH Icon.png
Horned Atlas
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: JulAug
South: JanFeb
7 PM – 8 AM/5 PM – 8 AM Main games: On palm trees
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
Horned Dynastid NH Icon.png
Horned Dynastid
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: JulAug
South: JanFeb
7 PM – 8 AM/5 PM – 8 AM Main games: On trees (any kind)
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
Horned Elephant NH Icon.png
Horned Elephant
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: JulAug
South: JanFeb
Night/5 PM – 8 AM On palm trees
Horned Hercules NH Icon.png
Horned Hercules
Doubutsu no Mori e+, Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: JulAug
South: JanFeb
11 PM – 8 AM/5 PM – 8 AM Main games: On non-palm trees (Animal Island)/On palm trees
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
House Centipede NL Icon.png
House Centipede
New Leaf and Happy Home Designer AugOct 7 PM – 8 AM From hitting rocks
Jewel Beetle NH Icon.png
Jewel Beetle
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: AprAug
South: OctFeb
All day/8 AM – 4 PM/8 AM – 5 PM Main games: On trees (any kind)/On tree stumps
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
Ladybug NH Icon.png
Ladybug
Every main game and Happy Home Designer North: MarJun; Oct
South: Apr; SepDec
8 AM – 5 PM On flowers
Lantern Fly NL Icon.png
Lantern Fly
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf and Happy Home Designer Wild World: Unknown
City Folk & New Leaf: JunSep
4 PM – 7 PM; 11 PM – 8 AM/4 PM – 8 AM On trees (hardwood and cedar)
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
Migratory Locust NH Icon.png
Migratory Locust
Every main game and Happy Home Designer North: AugNov
South: FebMay
8 AM – 5 PM/8 AM – 7 PM On the ground/On grass
Miyama Stag NH Icon.png
Miyama Stag
Every main game (except Wild World), Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: JulAug
South: JanFeb
All day/7 PM – 8 AM Main games: On trees (any kind)
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
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
Oak Silk Moth NL Icon.png
Oak Silk Moth
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf and Happy Home Designer Wild World: JunAug
City Folk & New Leaf: JunSep
7 PM – 4 AM On trees (any kind)
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
Petaltail Dragonfly NL Icon.png
Petaltail Dragonfly
City Folk and New Leaf AugOct 5 PM – 7 PM Flying
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
Pondskater NH Icon.png
Pondskater
Every main game (except Doubutsu no Mori & Dòngwù Sēnlín) and Happy Home Designer North: MaySep
South: NovMar
8 AM – 7 PM On lakes, rivers & ponds
Queen Alexandra's Birdwing NH Icon.png
Queen Alexandra's Birdwing
Doubutsu no Mori e+, Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: MaySep
South: NovMar
8 AM – 5 PM/8 AM – 4 PM Main games: Flying around non-palm trees (Animal Island)/Flying near flowers
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
Rainbow Stag NH Icon.png
Rainbow Stag
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer, Pocket Camp and New Horizons North: JunSep
South: DecMar
7 PM – 8 AM/5 PM – 8 AM Main games: On trees (any kind)
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
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
Rice Grasshopper NH Icon.png
Rice Grasshopper
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: AugNov
South: FebMay
8 AM – 7 PM On the ground
Robust Cicada NH Icon.png
Robust Cicada
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: JulAug
South: JanFeb
8 AM – 4 PM/8 AM – 5 PM Main games: On trees (hardwood and cedar)
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
Saw Stag NH Icon.png
Saw Stag
Every main game, Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp North: JulAug
South: JanFeb
All day/7 PM – 8 AM Main games: On trees (any kind)
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
Scarab Beetle NH Icon.png
Scarab Beetle
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: JulAug
South: JanFeb
11 PM – 8 AM On trees (any kind)
Scorpion NH Icon.png
Scorpion
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: MayOct
South: NovApr
7 PM – 4 AM On the ground
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
Stag Beetle WW Sprite.png
Stag Beetle
Every main game (except City Folk, New Leaf & New Horizons) JunAug 7 PM – 8 AM On 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
Tarantula NH Icon.png
Tarantula
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: NovApr
South: MayOct
7 PM – 4 AM On the ground
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
Violin Beetle NH Icon.png
Violin Beetle
City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: MayJun; SepNov
South: MarMay; NovDec
All day/4 AM – 7 PM/4 AM – 5 PM/8 AM – 5 PM On tree stumps
Walker Cicada NH Icon.png
Walker Cicada
Every main game and Happy Home Designer North: AugSep
South: FebMar
8 AM – 4 PM/8 AM – 5 PM On trees (hardwood and cedar)
Walking Leaf NH Icon.png
Walking Leaf
City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: JulSep
South: JanMar
All day/8 AM – 5 PM On the ground/Disguised under trees
Walking Stick NH Icon.png
Walking Stick
Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: JulNov
South: JanMay
4 AM – 8 AM; 5 PM – 7 PM/4 AM – 7 PM On trees (any kind)
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
White-Tailed Skimmer PC Icon.png
White-Tailed Skimmer
Doubutsu no Mori, Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori e+, Dòngwù Sēnlín and Pocket Camp MayJul 8 AM – 5 PM Main games: Flying
Pocket Camp: Sunburst Island
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
Abalone NH Icon.png
Abalone
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: JunJan
South: DecJul
4 PM – 9 AM Underwater
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
Ear Shell NL Icon.png
Ear Shell
New Leaf and Happy Home Designer Every month 4 PM – 9 AM Underwater
Flatworm NH Icon.png
Flatworm
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: AugSep
South: FebMar
4 PM – 9 AM Underwater
Giant Isopod NH Icon.png
Giant Isopod
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: JulOct
South: JanApr
All day/9 AM – 4 PM; 9 PM – 4 AM Underwater
Horseshoe Crab NH Icon.png
Horseshoe Crab
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: JulSep
South: JanMar
9 PM – 4 AM Underwater
Lobster NH Icon.png
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
Mantis Shrimp NH Icon.png
Mantis Shrimp
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons Every month 4 PM – 9 AM Underwater
Octopus NH Icon.png
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
Pearl Oyster NH Icon.png
Pearl Oyster
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons Every month All day Underwater
Scallop NH Icon.png
Scallop
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons Every month All day Underwater
Sea Anemone NH Icon.png
Sea Anemone
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons Every month All day Underwater
Sea Grapes NH Icon.png
Sea Grapes
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: JunSep
South: DecMar
All day Underwater
Sea Slug NH Icon.png
Sea Slug
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons Every month All day Underwater
Sea Star NH Icon.png
Sea Star
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons Every month All day Underwater
Sea Urchin NH Icon.png
Sea Urchin
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: MaySep
South: NovMar
All day Underwater
Seaweed NH Icon.png
Seaweed
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: OctJul
South: AprJan
All day Underwater
Spotted Garden Eel NH Icon.png
Spotted Garden Eel
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: MayOct
South: NovApr
All day/4 AM – 9 PM Underwater
Tiger Prawn NH Icon.png
Tiger Prawn
New Leaf, Happy Home Designer and New Horizons North: JunSep
South: DecMar
4 PM – 9 AM Underwater
Firefly Squid NH Icon.png
Firefly Squid
New Horizons North: MarJun
South: SepDec
9 PM – 4 AM Underwater
Gazami Crab NH Icon.png
Gazami Crab
New Horizons North: JunNov
South: DecMay
All day Underwater
Gigas Giant Clam NH Icon.png
Gigas Giant Clam
New Horizons North: MaySep
South: NovMar
All day Underwater
Moon Jellyfish NH Icon.png
Moon Jellyfish
Every main game (except Doubutsu no Mori, Dòngwù Sēnlín & New Leaf) North: JulSep
South: JanMar
All day/Unknown Sea/Underwater
Mussel NH Icon.png
Mussel
New Horizons North: JunDec
South: DecJun
All day Underwater
Sea Pineapple NH Icon.png
Sea Pineapple
New Horizons North: AprAug
South: OctFeb
All day Underwater
Slate Pencil Urchin NH Icon.png
Slate Pencil Urchin
New Horizons North: MaySep
South: NovMar
4 PM – 9 AM Underwater
Vampire Squid NH Icon.png
Vampire Squid
New Horizons North: MayAug
South: NovFeb
4 PM – 9 AM Underwater
Whelk NH Icon.png
Whelk
New Horizons Every month All day Underwater

Birthdays[edit]

Northern hemisphere[edit]

Character Species Birthday date Star sign
Keaton Eagle Jun 1st Gemini
Lucy Pig Jun 2nd
Inkwell Octopus
Filbert Squirrel Jun 3rd
Champ Monkey Jun 4th
Reneigh Horse
Camofrog Frog Jun 5th
Raddle Jun 6th
Lyle Otter
Zell Deer Jun 7th
Timmy & Tommy Raccoon
Peanut Squirrel Jun 8th
Alfonso Alligator Jun 9th
Cyd Elephant
Walker Dog Jun 10th
Pudge Bear cub Jun 11th
Holden Hamster
Bettina Mouse Jun 12th
Scoot Duck Jun 13th
Pippy Rabbit Jun 14th
Maple Bear cub Jun 15th
Roscoe Horse Jun 16th
Tangy Cat Jun 17th
Spike Rhinoceros
Cookie Dog Jun 18th
Sally Squirrel Jun 19th
Graham Hamster Jun 20th
Phineas Fur seal
Sydney Koala Jun 21st
Jacques Bird Jun 22nd Cancer
Tammy Bear cub Jun 23rd
Bluebear Jun 24th
Drake Duck Jun 25th
Marina Octopus Jun 26th
Marlo Hamster
Deena Duck Jun 27th
Kidd Goat Jun 28th
Copper Dog
Merry Cat Jun 29th
Broccolo Mouse Jun 30th
Weber Duck
Curt Bear Jul 1st
Agent S Squirrel Jul 2nd
Blaire Jul 3rd
Apollo Eagle Jul 4th
Wilbur Dodo
Samson Mouse Jul 5th
Reese Alpaca
Mira Rabbit Jul 6th
Bree Mouse Jul 7th
Viché Squirrel
Jeremiah Frog Jul 8th
Huck Jul 9th
Static Squirrel
Mott Lion Jul 10th
Toby Rabbit
Victoria Horse Jul 11th
Filly
Olive Bear cub Jul 12th
Kapp'n Turtle
Twiggy Bird Jul 13th
Dizzy Elephant Jul 14th
Caroline Squirrel Jul 15th
Frita Sheep Jul 16th
Jay Bird Jul 17th
Croque Frog Jul 18th
Beppe Bird
Nibbles Squirrel Jul 19th
Pascal Otter
Yuka Koala Jul 20th
Prince Frog Jul 21st
Chow Bear Jul 22nd
Elvis Lion Jul 23rd Leo
O'Hare Rabbit Jul 24th
Rex Lion
Peck Bird Jul 25th
Nat Chameleon
Curly Pig Jul 26th
Erik Deer Jul 27th
Ketchup Duck
Truffles Pig Jul 28th
Lionel Lion Jul 29th
Frank Eagle Jul 30th
Grizzly Bear Jul 31st
Julia Ostrich
Kid Cat Cat Aug 1st
Vladimir Bear cub Aug 2nd
Harvey Dog
Benjamin Aug 3rd
Tad Frog
Bones Dog Aug 4th
Poppy Squirrel Aug 5th
Chester Bear cub Aug 6th
Rory Lion Aug 7th
Boots Alligator
Bud Lion Aug 8th
Leif Sloth
Soleil Hamster Aug 9th
Cole Rabbit Aug 10th
Gigi Frog Aug 11th
Ace Bird
Gloria Duck Aug 12th
Tabby Cat Aug 13th
Rod Mouse Aug 14th
Leopold Lion
Wendy Sheep Aug 15th
Nate Bear Aug 16th
Leila Turtle
Stinky Cat Aug 17th
Rocco Hippo Aug 18th
Tiansheng Monkey
Alice Koala Aug 19th
Tybalt Tiger
Lopez Deer Aug 20th
Wart Jr. Frog Aug 21st
Rolf Tiger Aug 22nd
Nana Monkey Aug 23rd Virgo
K.K. Slider Dog
DJ KK
Nan Goat Aug 24th
Jacob Bird
Tipper Cow Aug 25th
Rowan Tiger Aug 26th
Bangle Aug 27th
Chrissy Rabbit Aug 28th
Lloid Gyroid
Gruff Goat Aug 29th
Hazel Squirrel Aug 30th
Audie Wolf Aug 31st

Southern hemisphere[edit]

Character Species Birthday date Star sign
Rooney Kangaroo Dec 1st Sagittarius
Sprocket Ostrich
Annalise Horse Dec 2nd
W. Link Wolf
Claude Rabbit Dec 3rd
Robin Bird Dec 4th
Hans Gorilla Dec 5th
Carrie Kangaroo
Kyle Wolf Dec 6th
Monty Monkey Dec 7th
Buzz Eagle
Eloise Elephant Dec 8th
Becky Chicken Dec 9th
Chip Beaver
Tom Cat Dec 10th
Sterling Eagle Dec 11th
Lucha Bird Dec 12th
Bianca Tiger Dec 13th
Medli Bird
Freya Wolf Dec 14th
Chadder Mouse Dec 15th
Gabi Rabbit Dec 16th
Cousteau Frog Dec 17th
Fang Wolf Dec 18th
Azalea Rhinoceros
Chief Wolf Dec 19th
Rudy Cat Dec 20th
Isabelle Dog
Digby
Blanche Ostrich Dec 21st
Quillson Duck Dec 22nd Capricorn
Ken Chicken Dec 23rd
Chabwick Penguin Dec 24th
Jingle Reindeer
Ruby Rabbit Dec 25th
Étoile Sheep
Pashmina Goat Dec 26th
Goldie Dog Dec 27th
Bella Mouse Dec 28th
Vic Bull Dec 29th
Murphy Bear cub
Hugh Pig Dec 30th
Marcel Dog Dec 31st
Tortimer Tortoise
Cornimer
Bob Cat Jan 1st
Poncho Bear cub Jan 2nd
Dr. Shrunk Axolotl
Joey Duck Jan 3rd
Diana Deer Jan 4th
Roald Penguin Jan 5th
Carmen Rabbit Jan 6th
Felyne Cat
Harry Hippo Jan 7th
Pierce Eagle Jan 8th
Joan Boar
Tiffany Rabbit Jan 9th
Papi Horse Jan 10th
Maddie Dog Jan 11th
Niko Gray langur
Moe Cat Jan 12th
Puddles Frog Jan 13th
Velma Goat Jan 14th
Gladys Ostrich Jan 15th
Ursala Bear Jan 16th
Rizzo Mouse Jan 17th
Chelsea Deer Jan 18th
Sherb Goat
Simon Monkey Jan 19th
Opal Elephant Jan 20th Aquarius
Quinn Eagle
Genji Rabbit Jan 21st
Francine Jan 22nd
Gwen Penguin Jan 23rd
Rhonda Rhinoceros Jan 24th
Savannah Horse Jan 25th
Vivian Wolf Jan 26th
Cyrus Alpaca
Aurora Penguin Jan 27th
Admiral Bird
Margie Elephant Jan 28th
Cube Penguin Jan 29th
Flurry Hamster Jan 30th
Winnie Horse Jan 31st
Harriet Dog
Bill Duck Feb 1st
Rover Cat
Jitters Bird Feb 2nd
Olivia Cat Feb 3rd
Lily Frog Feb 4th
Penelope Mouse Feb 5th
Annalisa Anteater Feb 6th
Boomer Penguin Feb 7th
Wardell Manatee
Frobert Frog Feb 8th
Blanca Cat
Cleo Horse Feb 9th
Flora Ostrich
Stitches Bear cub Feb 10th
Zoe Anteater
Pompom Duck Feb 11th
Drago Alligator Feb 12th
Ribbot Frog Feb 13th
Muffy Sheep Feb 14th
Kitty Cat Feb 15th
Anabelle Anteater Feb 16th
Dobie Wolf Feb 17th
Dora Mouse Feb 18th
Freckles Duck Feb 19th Pisces
Sprinkle Penguin Feb 20th
Puck Feb 21st
Ganon Pig
Avery Eagle Feb 22nd
Pate Duck Feb 23rd
Anicotti Mouse Feb 24th
Hamphrey Hamster Feb 25th
Wendell Walrus
Sheldon Squirrel Feb 26th
Wisp Ghost
Rosie Cat Feb 27th
Naomi Cow Feb 28th
Luna Tapir Feb 29th

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