Here’s the full list of bugs, fish, and sea creatures leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons at the end of December.
We expect a fair number of new Nintendo Switch owners received a copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons over the holidays. As you are probably discovering, the game starts small but rapidly balloons into a shopping list of tasks and things to remember.
The game does a generally splendid job of organising its activities, but a little help can’t hurt, particularly when it comes to filling up that Critterpedia.
Various species of fish, sea creatures and bugs rotate in and out of the game every month, with different wildlife available in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere. Even if you haven’t opened the town museum, it’s a good idea to catch these critters now to avoid a long wait for their return.
Here’s the complete list of critters leaving the game at the end of December.
Animal Crossing Critters – Leaving in December
|Pike||Fish||River||Extra Large||All day|
|Mussel||Sea Creature||Ocean||N/A||All day|
|Spiny Lobster||Sea Creature||Ocean||N/A||9 PM – 4 AM|
|Common Butterfly||Bug||Flying||N/A||4 AM – 7 PM|
|Yellow Butterfly||Bug||Flying||N/A||4 AM – 7 PM|
|Peacock Butterfly||Bug||By flowers||N/A||4 AM – 7 PM|
|Firefly||Bug||Flying||N/A||7 PM – 4 PM|
|Ladybug||Bug||By flowers||N/A||8 AM – 5 PM|
|Violin Beetle||Bug||Tree stumps||N/A||All day|
|Pill Bug||Bug||Under rocks||N/A||11 PM – 4 AM|
|Centipede||Bug||Under rocks||N/A||4 PM – 11 PM|
|Cherry Salmon||Fish||Clifftop river||Medium||4 PM – 9 AM|
|Char||Fish||Clifftop river||Medium||4 PM – 9 AM|
|Chambered nautilus||Sea Creature||Ocean||N/A||4 PM – 9 AM|
|Firefly squid||Sea Creature||Ocean||N/A||9 PM – 4 AM|
|Lobster||Sea Creature||Ocean||N/A||All day|
Check back later this week for the full list of bugs, fish, and sea creatures coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in January.