Animal Crossing: New Horizons Whale Sharks Guide - Sell Price, Size & How To Catch A Whale Shark

As a new month arrives in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the biggest fish in the world has finally arrived for northern hemisphere players in Animal Crossing: New Horizons - the Whale Shark, which is a pretty rare fish to capture. In this Animal Crossing: New Horizons Whale Sharks guide, we'll cover how to catch a Whale Shark, when & where to find a Whale Shark, (with specific location & time detailed), what shadow size to watch out for, and the Whale Shark sale price.

Catch WHALE SHARKS


Where & When Do Whale Sharks Spawn In Animal Crossing New Horizons?

Location: The Whale Sharks are the biggest fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that can fetch you a fair amount of ACNH Bells if you sell it. They are pretty rare to catch, so essentially they can be found anywhere alongside the ocean in the water. What’s interesting about these Whale Sharks is they’re only available in the Northern Hemisphere from June to September. If you are in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s December through March. If you’re within these months in your Hemisphere, you can run out to the ocean and catch one. 


Time: What’s really nice about theses ACNH Whale Sharks that they’re available all hours of the day. So you don’t have to go out in the middle of the night to catch them or super early in the morning at any time that you log in. I would recommend targeting the Whale Shark before 4 p.m because that’s when all the other sharks become available and it’s a little bit easier to catch it when you’re not catching Great White Sharks and Hammerheads.


Northern Hemisphere

  • Fish in the sea

  • Look for the largest shadows

  • Available all-day

  • Only available between June to September


Southern Hemisphere

  • Fish in the sea

  • Look for the largest shadows

  • Available all-day

  • Only available between December to March

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Whale Shark Shadow Size & What Does Whale Shark Look Like In The Water?

Given that the Whale Shark is the only shark to appear in the day during the month of June, you only need to look for one specific shadow size. It is the largest sized, and they have a fin, so you’ll pretty much know when you find one, because they are massive and they are pretty quick, so you want to make sure as soon as they grab your line that you’re reeling them. 


How To Catch A Whale Shark In Animal Crossing New Horizons?

There is a way to capture Whale Sharks that you can catch them anywhere on the beach, but if you go somewhere with some fish bait and sit there for a while and just go at it. You’ll be able to catch a few of these sharks and make yourself some decent money.

Just follow the below steps on how to catch whale sharks in ACNH:

- Play Animal Crossing New Horizons at any time of day between June and September

- Fish in the sea either on your beach or pier

- Use Fish bait to attract different shadow sizes

- Throw your fishing line when you find a large shadow size with a fin

- Press A when the fish takes a bite

- Wait for your character to reel in your mighty sucker and see what you got


ACNH Whale Shark Sell Price & How Much Are Whale Sharks Worth?

In an Animal Crossing: New Horizons Whale Shark, you can make a really decent profit of 13,000 bells if you sell it at Nook’s Cranny. If you wait and sell it to C.J. however, you'll get 19,500 per Whale Shark.


That is how you’re gonna be able to catch a Whale Shark in Animal Crossing New Horizons. If you found this guide helpful, we have other guides you might also like. From how to get more recipes, the summer shells DIY crafting material, and how to make bells fast. We can also tell you everything you want to know about Nook Miles Tickets, how to get a 5-star Island, and how to catch the Great White Shark in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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