Animal Crossing: New Horizons New August Deep-Sea Creatures

It's your last chance to make that vampire squid money.

Thanks to the earlier update this summer for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, a new type of collectible animal category is available. So in addition to the bugs and fish, we’ll also be seeing monthly Animal Crossing: New Horizons deep-sea creature rotations. You won’t catch these creatures with a fishing rod – you have to get a wetsuit and dive into the water yourself. So as we move to August 2020 in the next couple days, we’ll see the first new deep-sea creatures cycle in and out.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons New August Deep-Sea Creatures

In August, Animal Crossing: New Horizons players who chose the Northern Hemisphere will see one new deep-sea creature added to the pool:

  • Flatworm – worth 700 Bells, appears from 4 PM to 9 AM

Related: How to Get a Wetsuit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

August will be a crucial month for deep-sea creature collecting, as one of the more lucrative catches will be leaving the pool at the end of the month. Worth a cool 10,000 Bells, it’s a real shame to see this one go:

  • Vampire squid
  • Sea pineapple

We aren’t as broken up about the sea pineapple. Sorry buddy; you’re small time. And speaking of leaving, Seaweed won’t be available after July, so make sure to grab some of that if you haven’t yet.

Unfortunately, we have bad news for Southern Hemisphere players. It’s all losses here, with a few creatures leaving after July, a few after August, and no gains in-between. Dang! Here’s what’s leaving the southern half of the globe when summer comes to an end:

  • Venus’ flower basket
  • Sweet shrimp
  • Sea pig

And for the remainder of July, you’ll only have a few hours to catch the following before they get the heck out of dodge:

  • Abalone
  • Lobster

It’s a bummer, but them’s the breaks. Luckily there will be a lot more happening in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in August, including weekly fireworks shows, dream travel, and more. You’re even covered now if you drop your Switch in the water trying to recreate your virtual deep-sea dives.

Are you simply distraught that you’ll no longer have access to seaweed after tomorrow? Or are you more upset that your vampire squid poaching operation has a definitive (albeit temporary) end? Let us know your deep-sea creature-catching thoughts over on the Prima Games Facebook and Twitter channels!


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