Once summer has begun in Animal Crossing New Horizons you'll start to notice sharks swimming in the oceans around your island. The largest of the bunch is the Whale Shark, a pretty rare fish that can fetch you a fair amount of Bells if you sell it. In this guide we'll explain how to catch a Whale Shark, what shadow size to watch out for, and the sale price.
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- How to Catch a Whale Shark in Animal Crossing New Horizons
- Whale Shark Shadow Size
- Whale Shark Sell Price
How to Catch a Whale Shark in Animal Crossing New Horizons
To catch a whale shark in Animal Crossing New Horizons you will need to head to your island's beaches, as they can only be caught in the ocean. The Whale Shark is available between the months of June and September in the Northern Hemisphere (December-March in Southern Hemisphere). The Whale Shark appears at all times of the day, so you will just need to look for the correct shadow and cast your line. To speed things up you can use fish bait.
Whale Shark Shadow Size
Given that the Whale Shark is the only shark to appear in the day during the month of June (for a look at the other fish added in Summer, head here), you only need to look for one specific shadow size. It is medium-sized, with a noticeable fin on it. We've included a screenshot below.
Whale Shark Sell Price
If you manage to catch a Whale Shark you can sell it at Nook's Cranny for 13,000 Bells. If you wait and sell it to CJ however, you'll get 19,500 per Whale Shark. Check out our CJ Guide for info on when he'll appear.
There's plenty more island fun to be had right here on USG, so be sure to check out some of our other Animal Crossing New Horizons articles. First up there's Caty's review. After that, why not check out whether or not any Animal Crossing characters made our Top Nintendo Characters of the Decade ranking?