Animal Crossing New Horizons New Fish and Bugs May 2020: What's Leaving and What's Being Added

Animal Crossing New Horizons New Fish and Bugs May 2020: What's Leaving and What's Being Added

Here are all the new fish and bugs that have been added for May. This guide includes additions for both southern and northern hemispheres.

All new fish and bugs have been added to Animal Crossing New Horizons for May. These will be different for Northern and Southern Hemispheres, so to help you get them all we've put together this guide. It lists all of the new fish and bugs that have been added for May 2020, broken up into each hemisphere. We've included info on where and when to catch each critter, as well as their availability.

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Fish Added to Animal Crossing New Horizons in May (Northern Hemisphere)

A bunch of new fish have been added to Animal Crossing New Horizons for May 2020. You can find info on each one below. Note that this table refers to the northern hemisphere.

FishLocationPriceTime
AngelfishRiver30004pm - 9am
BettaRiver25009am - 4pm
CatfishPond8004pm - 9am
FrogPond120All Day
Giant TrevallyPier4500All Day
Mahi-mahiPier6000All Day
Nibble FishRiver15009am - 4pm
RainbowfishRiver8009am - 4pm

Bugs Added in May (Northern Hemisphere)

Even more bugs have been added to the game for May. Here's what's new in the northern hemisphere:

BugLocationPriceTime
Banded dragonflyFlying45008am - 5pm
Diving BeetleOn rivers and ponds8008am - 7pm
Great Purple EmperorFlying30004am - 7pm
PondskaterOn rivers and ponds1308am - 7pm
Queen Alexandra's birdwingFlying40008am - 4pm
Rosalia Batesi BeetleTree Stumps3000All Day
ScorpionLand80007pm - 4am
Violin BeetleTree Stumps450All Day
Spring is a beautiful time | Jake Green/USG

We've been busy plugging away on a bunch more Animal Crossing New Horizons guides. You can find close to 100 guides right here on USG, and if you head to our AC: New Horizons Walkthrough you'll see them all in one handy place. From guides on the different kinds of buildings, to detailed breakdowns of how to catch specific bugs and fish, we've got you covered.

Fish Added in May (Southern Hemisphere)

Only one fish has been added to Animal Crossing New Horizons in May for the southern hemisphere. If we find more, we'll add to the list below:

FishLocationPriceTime
BitterlingRiver900All Day
BlowfishSea50006pm - 4am
Blue MarlinPier10000All Day
Football FishSea25004pm - 9am
TunaPier7000All Day

You'll need a fishing rod to catch these new fish. Head here for info on how to get one.

Spring means new bugs and fish | Nintendo

Bugs Added in May 2020 (Southern Hemisphere)

Not many bugs have been added for May in the southern hemisphere. We've listed them below, and will update this page if anything new is discovered.

BugLocationPriceTime
DamselflyFlying500All Day
Mole CricketBuried Underground500All Day
TarantulaIsland Land80007pm - 4am

For more info on catching things with your net, head here.

Bugs and Fish Leaving Animal Crossing New Horizons in May 2020

There are plenty of bugs and fish leaving Animal Crossing New Horizons at the end of May 2020. We've listed them below, and will go into more detail further in the article. We'll split them into bugs and fish, and by hemisphere.

  • Golden Trout (Northern)
  • Loach (Northern)
  • Oarfish (Northern)
  • Mole Cricket (Northern)
  • Barred Knifejaw (Southern)
  • Char (Southern)
  • Cherry Salmon (Southern)
  • Golden Trout (Southern)
  • Guppy (Southern)
  • Mitten Crab (Southern)
  • Neon Tetra (Southern)
  • Ray (Southern)
  • Sea Horse (Southern)
  • Zebra Turkeyfish (Southern)
  • Cricket (Southern)
  • Flea (Southern)
  • Long Locust (Southern)
  • Mantis (Southern)
  • Migratory Locust (Southern)
  • Monarch Butterfly (Southern)
  • Orchid Mantis (Southern)
  • Rice Grasshopper (Southern)
  • Violin Beetle (Southern)
  • Walking Stick (Southern)

Bugs Leaving in May 2020 (Northern Hemisphere)

There is only one bug leaving the Northern Hemisphere in May 2020. It's the sneaky Mole Cricket, so be sure to visit our Mole Cricket Guide to catch one before the month is over.

Make sure you have your net ready when hunting tarantulas | Caty McCarthy/USG

Fish Leaving in May 2020 (Northern Hemisphere)

There are a few fish leaving Animal Crossing New Horizons in May. You can see them in the table below, alongside info on how and when to catch them.

FishLocationPriceTime
Golden TroutClifftop River4pm - 9am
LoachRiversAll day
OarfishSeaAll day

If you're catching these fish to make yourself some Bells, be sure to visit our Bells Making Guide which outlines some other good ways to make money.

Fishing in rivers is easy! | Jake Green/USG

Bugs Leaving in May 2020 (Southern Hemisphere)

If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, there are loads of bugs that are leaving this month. We've included all of them in the table below, alongside more info on each.

BugsLocationPriceTime
CricketGround5pm-8am
FleaOn IslandersAll day
Long LocustGround8am-7pm
MantisFlowers8am-5pm
Migratory LocustGround8am-7pm
Monarch ButterflyFlying4am-5pm
Orchid MantisFlowers8am-5pm
Rice GrasshopperGround8am-7pm
Violin BeetleTree StumpsAll day
Walking StickTrees4am-8am, 5pm-7pm

We've been busy plugging away on a bunch more Animal Crossing New Horizons guides. You can find close to 100 guides right here on USG, and if you head to our AC: New Horizons Walkthrough you'll see them all in one handy place. From guides on the different kinds of buildings, to detailed breakdowns of how to catch specific bugs and fish, we've got you covered.

Fish Leaving in May 2020 (Southern Hemisphere)

There's also a selection of fish that are leaving this month. They include the Catfish and the Angelfish. Here's all of the info you need on each:

FishLocationPriceTime
Barred KnifejawSeaAll day
CharRivers and Ponds4pm-9pm
Cherry SalmonRivers4pm-9pm
Golden TroutClifftop Rivers4pm-9pm
GuppyRivers9am-4pm
Mitten CrabRivers4pm-9pm
Neon TetraRivers9am-4pm
RaySea4am-9pm
Sea HorseSeaAll day
Zebra TurkeyfishSeaAll day

That's all you need to know about The Able Sisters. For more on Animal Crossing New Horizons be sure to check out Caty's review. Elsewhere, there's Hirun's writeup of how cloud saving works.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

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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