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 ACNH May 2021 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 2021 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.
|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|
|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|
|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 2021
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.
|Golden Trout||Rivers (Clifftop)||4 PM - 9 AM|
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.
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.