Animal Crossing New Horizons: Deep Sea Creatures List

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Deep Sea Creatures List

There are 40 deep sea creatures to catch in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's all of the info you'll need to catch them all.

The first Summer in Animal Crossing New Horizons brought with it a host of new content. There's sharks to catch, new DIY Recipes to craft and even deep sea swimming and diving. Now that you can swim out into the ocean and dive down to its depths, there's a whole host of deep sea creatures to catch. To help you catch all of them we've put together this guide detailing the availability for each. You'll be able to check exactly when and where these new creatures will appear, and will even see how much each sells for.

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Animal Crossing New Horizons Deep Sea Creatures List

There are 40 new deep sea creatures to catch in Animal Crossing in New Horizons. Much like their surface-dwelling friends, they only appear during certain times of the day and in certain months. Here's all of the info you'll need on each deep sea creature.

NameAvailability (Northern)Availability (Southern)TimePrice
AbaloneJun - JanDec - July4 p.m. - 9 a.m.2000
Acorn BarnacleAll YearAll YearAll Day600
Chambered NautilusMarch - Jun, Sept - NovMarch - May, Sept - Dec4 p.m. - 9 a.m.1800
Dungeness CrabNov - MayMay - NovAll Day1900
Firefly SquidMarch to JunSept - Dec9 p.m. - 4 a.m.1400
FlatwormAug - SeptFeb - March4 p.m. - 9 a.m.700
Gazami CrabJun - NovDec - MayAll Day2200
Giant IsopodJuly - OctJan - Apr9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 9 p.m. - 4 a.m.12000
Gigas Giant ClamMay - SeptNov - MarAl Day15000
Horseshoe CrabJuly - SeptJan - Mar9 p.m. - 4 a.m.2500
LobsterApr - Jun, Dec - JanOct - Dec, Jun - JulyAll Day4500
Mantis ShrimpAll YearAll Year4 p.m. - 9 a.m.2500
Moon JellyfishJuly - SeptJan - MarAll Day600
MusselJun - DecDec - JunAll Day1500
OctopusAll YearAll YearAll Day1200
OysterSept - FebMar - AugAll Day1100
Pearl OysterAll YearAll YearAll Day2800
Red King CrabNov - MarchMay - SeptAll Day8000
ScallopAll YearAll YearAll Day1200
Sea AnemoneAll YearAll YearAll Day500
Sea CucumberNov - AprMay - OctAll Day500
Sea GrapesJun - SeptDec - MarAll Day900
Sea PigNov - FebMay - AugAll Day10000
Sea PineappleApr - AugOct - FebAll Day1500
Sea SlugAll YearAll YearAll Day600
Sea StarAll YearAll YearAll Day500
Sea UrchinMay - SeptNov - MarAll Day1700
SeaweedOct - JulyApr - JanAll Day600
Slate Pencil UrchinMay - SeptNov - Mar4 p.m. - 9 a.m.2000
Snow CrabNov - AprMay - OctAll Day6000
Spider CrabMarch - AprSept - OctAll Day12000
Spiny LobsterOct - DecApr - Jun9 p.m. - 4 a.m.5000
Spotted Garden EelMay - OctNov - Apr4 a.m. - 9 p.m.1100
Sweet ShrimpSept - FebMar - Aug4 p.m. - 9 a.m.1400
Tiger PrawnJun - SeptDec - MarAll Day3000
Turban ShellMar - May, Sept - DecMach - Jun, Sept - NovAll Day1000
Umbrella OctopusMarch - May, Sept - NovMarch - May, Sept - NovAll Day6000
Vampire SquidMay - AugNov - Feb4 p.m. - 9 a.m.10000
Venus' Flower BasketOct - FebApr - AugAll Day5000
WhelkAll YearAll YearAll Day1000

How to Catch Deep Sea Creatures

To catch deep sea creatures in Animal Crossing New Horizons you will first need to get a wetsuit. You can get one from Nook's Cranny for 3000 Bells (more on making Bells here), or from the Nook shopping channel. Once you have a wetsuit head to the sea and press A, your character will jump in. Tap A to swim around and look for bubbles rising from the surface. Press Y near the bubbles to dive and catch a creature (you might even get a visit from Pascal).

For more on Animal Crossing New Horizons be sure to read our review. Elsewhere, there's Eric's look at the shady underbelly of the game's trading sites.

Jake Green

Guides Editor

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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