Animal Crossing New Horizons May New Bugs and Fish


Animal Crossing New Horizons adds new bugs and fish to catch each month and May 2021 is no exception. You'll be able to catch all sorts of critters this month, and you'll want to make sure you've already captured those that are leaving soon. To help make sure you've got everything you need to donate to Blathers, we've put together this May Fish and Bugs guide. We'll list the fish and bugs arriving this month, and which ones you'll want to catch before they leave.

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Animal Crossing New Horizons May Fish and Bugs List

May 2021 brings a whole host of new critters to catch in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's what's up for grabs.

Name
Location
Time
Great Purple Emperor
Flying
4 AM - 7 PM
Queen Alexandra's Birdwing
Flying
8 AM - 4 PM
Banded Dragonfly
Flying
8AM - 5 PM
Pondskater
Ponds
8 AM - 7 PM
Diving Beetle
Ponds and rivers
8 AM - 7 PM
Violin Beetle
Tree stumps
All Day
Rosalia Batesi Beetle
Tree stumps
All Day
Scorpion
On ground
7 PM - 4 AM
Frog
Pond
All Day
Catfish
Pond
4 PM - 9 AM
Nibble Fish
River
9 AM - 4 PM
Angelfish
River
4 PM - 9 AM
Betta
River
9 AM - 4 PM
Rainbowfish
River
9 AM - 4 PM
Giant Trevally
Pier
All Day
Mahi-Mahi
Pier
All Day
Sea Urchin
Diving
All Day
Slate Pencil Urchin
Diving
4 PM - 9 AM
Gigas giant clam
Diving
All Day
Vampire squid
Diving
4 PM - 9 AM
Spotted garden eel
Diving
4 AM - 9 PM

Fish and Bugs Leaving in May

As well as new fish and bugs coming to Animal Crossing New Horizons in May 2021, some will be leaving until next season. Here's a list of all the fish and bugs leaving ACNH this month.

Name
Location
Time
Golden Trout
Rivers (Clifftop)
4 PM - 9 AM
Loach
Rivers
All Day
Oarfish
Ocean
All Day

Yeah, you read that right, there are no bugs leaving the game this month. The golden trout is the trickiest to catch here. Check out our guide on catching one for some handy tips.

Release Date

The new bugs and fish for May 2021 will arrive on May 1st. Usually this updates at around 5 AM in your respective time zone. Just make sure to log out and back in on this date.

That's all you need to know about the bugs and fish in Animal Crossing New Horizons. For more help with the game check out our guide on glitching to your island's fourth tier. Elsewhere, there's our look at getting all types of fruit.

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