List of fishes that are leaving ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ in September

Animal Crossing: New Horizons beach preview

By the time you are reading this article, chance is good that certain aquatic animals have already made their absence in your island. And, in case you are not aware, this is a part of the cycle in the game.

However, these marine creatures will not just be suddenly vanishing like magic. As part of the game’s design, these sea critters will only be migrating to a different spot in the game. Particularly towards the Southern Hemisphere if you are coming from the Northern Hemisphere, or vice versa.

Which looking at it is indeed pretty cool and is an effective way of making the game feel fresh with every transition. If you have been playing the game for a while now, you would now that this phenomenon happens often.

With that said, the sea lives that will make a temporary disappearance from your island will differ significantly to where your atoll is at. For distinction, we will be referring to these aquatic lives as either fishes or sea creatures because not all critters of the sea are technically fish.

Southern Hemisphere

The following fishes will be leaving Southern Hemisphere islands as September comes:

  • Pond Smelt

Time: all day and night

Location: Rivers

Returning: June 2021

  • Blowfish

Time: 9pm to 4am

Location: Sea

Returning: May 2021

And the following four sea creatures will also make an impermanent departure:

  • Oyster

Time: any time of day

Returning: March 2021

  • Sea Pig

Time: 4pm to 9am

Returning: May 2021

  • Sweet Shrimp

Time: 4pm to 9am

Returning: March 2021

  • Venus’ Flower Basket

Time: any time of day

Returning: April 2021

Northern Hemisphere

A total of five fishes will be leaving as September rolls around:

  • Killifish

Time: all day and night

Location: Ponds

Returning: April 2021

  • Frog

Time: all day and night

Location: Ponds

Returning: May 2021

  • Giant Snakehead

Time: 9am to 4pm

Location: Ponds

Returning: June 2021

  • Napoleonfish

Time: 4am to 9pm

Location: Sea

Returning: July 2021

  • Squid

Time: all day and night

Location: Ponds

Returning: December 2020

Meanwhile, two sea creatures will be leaving:

  • Sea Pineapple

Time: any time of day

Returning: April 2021

  • Vampire Squid

Time: 4pm to 9am

Returning: May 2021

While it might be hard to part with these seawater animals, there is a trade-off—other marine animals are going to take their place. Which, when you think about it, is kind of an allusion in life. Where, if something leaves, a new one comes to fill that void.

Image used courtesy of Mayor Mori/YouTube Screenshot

Micky is a news site and does not provide trading, investing, or other financial advice. By using this website, you affirm that you have read and agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions.
Micky readers - you can get a 10% discount on trading fees on FTX and Binance when you sign up using the links above.