All The New January Fish, Sea Creatures, And Bugs In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Here are all the new creatures you can catch around your island this month in the Switch life sim.


A new month is officially underway, and that means a new variety of bugs, fish, and sea creatures to catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Players with Southern Hemisphere islands in particular will find a ton of new critters this month, including some valuable summer bugs and ocean fish like the Horned Hercules beetle and the blue marlin.

You can see all the new bugs, fish, and sea creatures that are spawning in Animal Crossing: New Horizons this month below. We've also put together lists of all 80 fish, all 80 bugs, and all 40 sea creatures in the game, so be sure to check those out for more details as well as tips to help you catch them.

Now that the holidays are over, January looks to be a fairly quiet month for Animal Crossing, although there are still some notable things happening in the game. The first Fishing Tourney of the new year took place on January 9 for Northern Hemisphere players, while the first Bug Off for Southern Hemisphere players is today, January 16. Nintendo is also rolling out another content update for the game later this month, although it hasn't shared any further details about it just yet.

January Fish, Bugs, And Sea Creatures In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Northern Hemisphere

January is an uneventful month for players with Northern Hemisphere islands. No new fish, bugs, or sea creatures are spawning this month, but a few will be leaving soon. Two fish--the blowfish and pond smelt--are going out of season in February, while the damselfly, dung beetle, and Rajah Brooke's Birdwing are also disappearing next month, so catch them while you can.

Southern Hemisphere

New January FishPriceLocation / SizeTime
Blue Marlin10,000Pier / 6All day
Napoleonfish10,000Sea / 64 AM - 9 PM
Ocean Sunfish4,000Sea / Fin4 AM - 9 PM
Puffer Fish250Sea / 3All day
Sweetfish900River / 3All day
Zebra Turkeyfish500Sea / 3All day

Southern Hemisphere players have a handful of new ocean fish to catch this month, including some very valuable critters like the blue marlin and the Napoleonfish--both of which can be sold at Nook's Cranny for 10,000 bells. One new river fish, the sweetfish, is also appearing this month.

New January BugsPriceLocationTime
Blue Weevil Beetle800On coconut treesAll day
Brown Cicada250On hardwood/cedar trees8 AM - 5 PM
Cicada Shell10On treesAll day
Cyclommatus Stag8,000On coconut trees5 PM - 8 AM
Earth-Boring Dung Beetle300On treesAll day
Evening Cicada550On hardwood/cedar trees4 PM - 8 AM
Giant Cicada500On hardwood/cedar trees8 AM - 5 PM
Giant Stag10,000On trees11 PM - 8 AM
Giraffe Stag12,000On coconut trees5 PM - 8 AM
Golden Stag12,000On coconut trees5 PM - 8 AM
Grasshopper160On the ground8 AM - 5 PM
Horned Dynastid1,350On trees5 PM - 8 AM
Horned Elephant8,000On coconut trees5 PM - 8 AM
Horned Hercules12,000On coconut trees5 PM - 8 AM
Miyama Stag1,000On treesAll day
Robust Cicada300On trees8 AM - 5 PM
Saw Stag2,000On treesAll day
Scarab Beetle10,000On trees11 PM - 8 AM
Walking Leaf600On the ground (disguised as a leaf)All day
Walking Stick600On trees4 AM - 8 AM; 5 PM - 7 PM

January brings out a ton of summer insects, including various cicadas and beetles. The latter in particular are quite valuable; many of the new beetles can be sold for high prices at Nook's Cranny, making this a good chance to rake in the bells. They won't be around for very long, however, so you'll need to catch them before they disappear until next summer.

New January Sea CreaturesPriceTime
Giant Isopod12,0009 AM - 4 PM; 9 PM - 4 AM
Horseshoe Crab2,5009 PM - 4 AM
Moon Jellyfish600All day

Only three new sea creatures are spawning in Southern Hemisphere islands this month, and of them, the giant isopod is the rarest and most valuable. If you manage to find one while diving, you can sell it at Nook's Cranny for 12,000 bells.

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