When fish and bugs cycle out of season in an Animal Crossing game, they don't go away forever. Gone today means they won't be back tomorrow, but it will likely be several months before you see them again. Today, as April winds to a close, New Horizons players with Northern Hemisphere islands are about to bid farewell to a pair of the most desirable fish as well as one of the most valuable bugs—the wretched tarantula.
Starting May 1, tarantulas won't appear on islands in the Northern Hemisphere again until November. That goes for player islands and Nook Miles islands too, so yes, the scary-but-lucrative tarantula island is about to go away for a while. If you haven't managed to catch one yet or just feel like making a boatload of bells by selling one more batch to Flick, Senior Guides Writer Jake Green can help you get the trick behind catching tarantulas down.
Joining the tarantula on temporary leave are three fish: the common dab (returning in October), the tuna, and the blue marlin. The latter two are quite rare and desirable, selling for 7,000 and 10,000 bells respectively. They'll also be saying farewell until November.
If you've been keeping an eye on USgamer's Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide section you'd already know this, and if you've actually got a Southern Hemisphere island, then our full guide to the fish and bugs going away in April has you covered for those as well.
Again, for those who plan on playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the long haul, there's really little reason to rush things. These creatures will come back soon enough for the sake of completing museum collections, and while the tarantula's away the similarly formidable scorpion will take its place. It also sells for 8,000 bells, so if bug catching is your preferred way to get rich, you'll just be looking to net a different foe for the next six months.
For more help making your deserted island into the home of your dreams, keep a tab open on our Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides hub.