As 2020 draws to a close and the Christmas celebrations wind down in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch, it’s almost time for some bugs and fish to depart from your respective islands. Thanks to Polygon, they’ve collated a list of what’s leaving in January and the lists are split between the northern and southern hemispheres. Remember, some won’t be returning for nearly a whole year so make sure to spend some time catching what you need (while eating those festive leftovers) while you still can.
Check out the lists below:
CRITTERS TO CATCH IN ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS BEFORE DECEMBER ENDS (NORTHERN HEMISPHERE)
Critter typeCritterLocationShadow sizeTimeFishPikeRiverX LargeAll daySea CreatureMusselOcean (diving)N/AAll daySea CreatureSpiny LobsterOcean (diving)N/A9 p.m. – 4 a.m.
CRITTERS TO CATCH IN ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS BEFORE DECEMBER ENDS (SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE)
Critter typeCritterLocationShadow sizeTimeBugCommon ButterflyFlyingN/A4 a.m. – 7 p.m.BugYellow ButterflyFlyingN/A4 a.m. – 7 p.m.BugPeacock ButterflyFlying by hybrid flowersN/A4 a.m. – 7 p.m.BugFireflyFlyingN/A7 p.m. – 4 a.m.BugLadybugOn flowersN/A8 a.m. – 5 p.m.BugViolin BeetleOn tree stumpsN/AAll dayBugPill BugHit rocksN/A11 p.m. – 4 p.m.BugCentipedeHit rocksN/A4 p.m. – 11 p.m.FishCherry SalmonRiver (Clifftop)Medium4 p.m. – 9 a.m.FishCharRiver (Clifftop)Medium4 p.m. – 9 a.m.Sea CreatureChambered nautilusOcean (diving)N/A4 p.m. – 9 a.m.Sea CreatureFirefly squidOcean (diving)N/A9 p.m. – 4 a.m.Sea CreatureLobsterOcean (diving)N/AAll day