Animal Crossing December Critterpedia Guide - All The New Bugs, Fish, Sea Creatures in Animal Crossing New Horizons

It's a new month in New Horizons, which means new fish, bugs, and sea creatures to mess with you. Don't miss out on one fish and have to wait an entire year to finish the Critterpedia. If you have caught every bug and fish up until this point, Northern Hemisphere people, then congratulations, you can find the last fish and bug you need this month. Let's get into what's new and returning for December. First, Let's talk Northern Hemisphere, and Blather's favorite category, bugs! The new bug appearing this month is the dung beetle. These poop cuties will not appear until December 11th, because their mission in life is to make snowballs. Without snow on the ground, these things can't roll anything else except their own poop. So, to save us from having brown poop balls all over our islands, the developers only allowed them to show up during the dates where snow sticks to the ground. You can catch them on snowballs which will appear randomly around the island. They can be caught all day and are considered an uncommon spawn. The other two bugs returning are the Emperor Butterfly and the Rajah Brooke's Birdwing. Both can be found flying around flowers. 


Next, fish! The brand new, and final fish is the pond smelt. Guess where you can find this little guy? Surprise, it’s in the river! It appears all hours of the day, has a small shadow size and is a common spawn. So, it shouldn't take too long for you to find it. 


Next is the Stringfish. This can also be found in a river, but that river must be on a clifftop. So, you have to walk up at least one tier of land to be able to catch it. If you have made your higher tiers like Mars and gotten rid of most signs of water, do yourself a favor and terraform a river. This fish will appear from 4 pm to 9 am, has an extra-large shadow size (so you'll know it when you see it), is a very rare spawn, and sells for 15,000 bells. It's worth it to take the time to try and catch the thing. 


The cute Sea Butterfly makes it return to the ocean as does the squid. The long Oarfish slithers. slithers back into the ocean all day. It is a super large shadow size and is a very rare spawn. The Oarfish sells for 9,000 bells. Pretty good, but it's no Stringfish. 


Finally, onto the sea creatures. December only gives us one additional creature, but it's brand new to the Northern Hemisphere: the Lobster! It appears all day, has a large shadow, is a fast bugger, and has a rare spawn rate. There are only a handful of water friends leaving us after December. These include the Pike, Mussel, Spiny Lobster, and the Turban Shell. Make sure to catch these before the new year! Okay, southern hemisphere folks. It's your turn. You guys will have a ton of stuff showing up on your islands. Let's start with the bugs. The firefly makes an appearance only in December. It will be flying, usually, near water, between 7 pm and 4 am, and is a common spawn. New fish time! The Giant Snakehead makes its appearance in ponds from 9 am to 4 pm. They are large fishes and have a rare spawn rate. The sea creatures are mostly all new. Sea grapes appear all day, as are the Mussels and Gazami Crabs. The Tiger Prawn can be found in the ocean between the hours of 4 pm and 9 am. It's not fish or bugs, but southern Hemisphere players should be able to find summer shells on their beach now. Make sure to collect them for the seasonal crafting recipes before they disappear! There's a bunch of stuff leaving in December for the Southern Hemisphere. It's bittersweet that we are so close to completing our Critterpedias. The pull of new creatures to catch will disappear as will new seasonal recipes and items.


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