ACNH March Update 2022 - Events, Items, DIY Recipes, Critters & Changes in Animal Crossing New Horizons

In March, Spring returns to the earth in the northern hemisphere, and Autumn falls in the southern hemisphere. With this guide of Animal Crossing New Horizons March Update 2022, let's explore the holidays we'll celebrate, the seasonal items to craft, the critters to capture, and the unique scenery to experience.

ACNH March Spring Update 2022


ACNH March (Spring) Update 2022 - Animal Crossing New Horizons 2nd Anniversary Update

In March, our islands, both in the southern and northern hemispheres, will be completely transformed into another seasonal environment, so the unique holidays, seasonal items, bugs, sea creatures, fishes that belong to this season will return to our islands. And in March we're celebrating ACNH's second anniversary, perhaps with a wide variety of new Animal Crossing 2.0 items and updated content.

If you want to know what fun activities you can do on your island in March, follow us to find out every detail.


ACNH March 2022 Scenery Changes

In the northern hemisphere, March is the beginning of spring, when all things rejuvenate; in the southern hemisphere, March is the time when preparations begin to celebrate the harvest. Despite the diametrically opposite hues on the landscape, we experience a stunning natural landscape and a vibe that feels comfortable.

  • Northern Hemisphere: Throughout the first month of Spring, the color of the grass will gradually change from light-brown to green and the color of the leaves will change from dark green to bright and lush green as the days go by, you will really feel the Spring by the middle of March. Thunderstorms will also come to your island from time to time, making your villagers wear cute raincoats.

  • Southern Hemisphere: In the first month of autumn, trees and grass start off a bright green color and slowly shift to a more yellow hue. And the autumn wind will bring the slightest coolness, and you will enjoy the unique cozy scenery of fall.


ACNH March Seasonal Events and Items (2022)

The March sky will be colored with Pave’s beautiful feathers and traditional festivals that signify hope such as Shamrock Day are also celebrated. What’s more, we can expect a special 2nd-anniversary event which features brand new items and content.


Japanese Hinamatsuri Festival (Girl's Day)

Date: March 1 - March 14 (Both Hemisphere)

Items: Hhinaningyo, Blossom Lantern


π (Pi) Day

Date: March 1 - March 14 (Both Hemisphere)

Items: π Pie


Shamrock Day (St. Patrick's Day)

Date: March 10 - March 17 (Both Hemisphere)

Items: Shamrock Doorplate, Shamrock Rug, Shamrock Soda, Shamrock Wand, Shamrock Hat, Shamrock Sunglasses, Shamrock Shoes, Shamrock Suit


April Fools' Day

Date: March 26 - April 1 (Both Hemisphere)

Items: Whoopee Cushion


ACNH 2nd Anniversary Event 

Date: March 20 (TBC)

Items: To be confirmed


ACNH March DIY Recipes & Crafting Items 2022

With the arrival of the new season, in the northern hemisphere spring we see bamboo shoots sprouting, and in the southern hemisphere Pinecone and Acron fall from the golden trees. And new Zodiac items can also be collected during their exclusive months.

Zodiac DIY Recipes & Items (Both Hemisphere)

Pisces DIY Recipes & Items 

  • Date: February 19th - March 20th 

  • DIY Material To Collect: Pisces Fragments & DIY Recipe from Celeste

  • Pisces Items To Craft: Pisces lamp (3x Star Fragments, 2x Pisces Fragments, 2x Gold Nuggets, 4x Stone)

Aries DIY Recipes & Items

  • Date: March 21 - April 19

  • DIY Material To Collect: Aries Fragments & DIY Recipe from Celeste

  • Pisces Items To Craft: Aries Rocking Chair (2x Aries Fragments, 3x Pisces Fragments, 1x Gold Nuggets, 5x Stone)


Young Spring Bamboo DIY Recipes & Items (Northern Hemisphere)

Date: February 25 - May 31

DIY Material To Collect: Bamboo Piece, Young Spring Bamboo, Bamboo Shoot

Baboom Set Items (DIY Recipes) To Craft: 

  • Green-Leaf Pile (1x Young Spring Bamboo, 10x Weeds)

  • Bamboo-Shoot Lamp (4x Young Spring Bamboo, 5x Bamboo, 4x Clay)

  • Bamboo Noodle Slide (7x Young Spring Bamboo, 3x Wood)

  • Light Bamboo Rug (6x Young Spring Bamboo)

  • Pan Flute (7x Young Spring Bamboo)

  • Basket Pack (6x Young Spring Bamboo)

  • Steamer-Basket Set (6x Young Spring Bamboo)

  • Bamboo Wand (6x Young Spring Bamboo, 6x Bamboo, 3x Star Fragment)

  • Bamboo Doll (6x Young Spring Bamboo)

  • Bamboo-Grove Wall (7x Young Spring Bamboo, 3x Bamboo)


Pinecone & Acorn DIY Recipes (Tree's Bounty Recipes)

Date: May 1 - June 10 (Northern Henpherere)

DIY Material To Collect: Pine Cone, Acorn

Tree's Bounty Items To Craft: 

  • Tree's Bounty Little Tree (6x Pine Cone, 4x Acorn, 1x Hardwood)

  • Pile of Autumn Leaves (3x Pine Cone, 5x Weeds)

  • Autumn Leaf Fire (3x Pine Cone, 5x Weeds, 3x Tree Branch) 

  • Pine Bonsai Tree (8x Pine Cone, 5x Clay) 

  • Tree's Bounty Mobile (2x Pine Cone, 3x Acorn, 3x Tree Branch) 

  • Acorn Pochette (6x Acorn)

  • Tree's Bounty Lamp (6x Acorn, 4x Clay)

  • Yellow Leaf Pile (3x Acorn, 5x Weeds) 

  • Balancing Toy (1x Acorn, 2x Hardwood) 


ACNH March New Critters (Bugs, Fish, Sea Creatures) 2022

In both hemispheres, March marks the change of new seasons, so we will see new spring or fall bugs, fishes, and sea creatures making their return on Animal Crossing New Horizons island; meanwhile, due to the cooling temperatures in the southern hemisphere, many critters are leaving our islands.

New Bugs in March

Northern Hemisphere

  • Centipede

  • Ant

  • Bagworm

  • Citrus Long-horned Beetle

  • Common Butterfly

  • Emperor Butterfly

  • Fly

  • Hermit Crab

  • Honeybee

  • Ladybug

  • Man-faced Stink Bug

  • Mantis

  • Mole Cricket

  • Moth

  • Orchid Mantis

  • Paper Kite Butterfly

  • Peacock Butterfly

  • Pill Bug

  • Snail

  • Spider

  • Stinkbug

  • Tarantula

  • Tiger Beetle

  • Tiger Butterfly

  • Wasp

  • Wharf Roach

  • Yellow Butterfly

Southern Hemisphere

  • Agrias Butterfly

  • Ant

  • Atlas Moth

  • Bagworm

  • Banded Dragonfly

  • Bell Cricket

  • Centipede

  • Citrus Long-horned Beetle

  • Common Butterfly

  • Cricket

  • Darner Dragonfly

  • Diving Beetle

  • Earth-boring Dung Beetle

  • Emperor Butterfly

  • Flea

  • Fly

  • Giant Water Bug

  • Goliath Beetle

  • Grasshopper

  • Hermit Crab

  • Long Locust

  • Madagascan Sunset Moth

  • Man-faced Stink Bug

  • Mantis

  • Migratory Locust

  • Monarch Butterfly

  • Mosquito

  • Moth

  • Orchid Mantis

  • Paper Kite Butterfly

  • Pill Bug

  • Pondskater

  • Queen Alexandra's Birdwing

  • Rainbow Stag

  • Rajah Brooke's Birdwing

  • Red Dragonfly

  • Rice Grasshopper

  • Rosalia Batesi Beetle

  • Scorpion

  • Snail

  • Spider

  • Stinkbug

  • Tiger Butterfly

  • Tiger Beetle

  • Violin Beetle

  • Walker Cicada

  • Walking Stick

  • Walking Leaf

  • Wasp

  • Wharf Roach

  • Yellow Butterfly


New Fish in March

Northern Hemisphere

  • Anchovy

  • Barred Knifejaw

  • Barreleye

  • Black Bass

  • Blue Marlin

  • Bluegill

  • Carp

  • Char

  • Cherry Salmon

  • Coelacanth

  • Crucian Carp

  • Dab

  • Dace

  • Football Fish

  • Freshwater Goby

  • Golden Trout

  • Goldfish

  • Horse Mackerel

  • Koi

  • Loach

  • Oarfish

  • Olive Flounder

  • Pale Chub

  • Pop-eyed Goldfish

  • Ranchu Goldfish

  • Red Snapper

  • Sea Bass

  • Sea Butterfly

  • Squid

  • Stringfish

  • Sturgeon

  • Tadpole

  • Tuna

  • Yellow Perch

Southern Hemisphere

  • Anchovy

  • Angelfish

  • Arapaima

  • Arowana

  • Barred Knifejaw

  • Barreleye

  • Betta

  • Black Bass

  • Blue Marlin

  • Bluegill

  • Butterfly Fish

  • Carp

  • Catfish

  • Char

  • Cherry Salmon

  • Clownfish

  • Coelacanth

  • Crucian Carp

  • Dace

  • Dorado

  • Freshwater Goby

  • Gar

  • Giant Trevally

  • Golden Trout

  • Goldfish

  • Great White Shark

  • Guppy

  • Hammerhead Shark

  • Horse Mackerel

  • Koi

  • Mahi-mahi

  • Mitten Crab

  • Moray Eel

  • Neon Tetra

  • Ocean Sunfish

  • Olive Flounder

  • Pale Chub

  • Pike

  • Piranha

  • Pop-eyed Goldfish

  • Puffer Fish

  • Rainbowfish

  • Ranchu Goldfish

  • Ray

  • Red Snapper

  • Ribbon Eel

  • Saddled Bichir

  • Salmon

  • Saw Shark

  • Sea Bass

  • Seahorse

  • Snapping Turtle

  • Soft-shelled Turtle

  • Sturgeon

  • Suckerfish

  • Surgeonfish

  • Sweetfish

  • Tilapia

  • Whale Shark

  • Zebra Turkeyfish


New Sea Creatures in March

Northern Hemisphere

  • Turban Shell

  • Chambered Nautilus

  • Umbrella Octopus

  • Firefly Squid

  • Spider Crab

Southern Hemisphere

  • Oyster

  • Turban Shell

  • Chambered Nautilus

  • Umbrella Octopus

  • Sweet Shrimp

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