Animal Crossing: New Horizons Rain Guide - Prima Games

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Rain Guide

by Nicholas Barth

Players who dive into the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons can experience a wide variety of weather. One weather type that is prevalent in the title is rain, as the downpour can hit your island and change your environment. Fortunately, we have everything you need to know about rain in the game covered for you so that you can be prepared when the water starts falling from the sky. 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Rain

Now, there is no way to manually make it rain on your island. There is also no set schedule for when it will start raining, which is due to the weather in the game being random. This lack of control means that players will just have to wait and see if the title will bless them with some downpour if they are looking for it.

A player may look for it to rain on their island, as there are specific kinds of fish that only appear when it is raining. These fish include the Coelacanth and possibly sharks and tuna. This unique spawning requirement means that players only have a small window to encounter and catch these kinds of fish and will have to wait until it starts raining again if they want to have another chance of acquiring these kinds of fish. 

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 Animal Crossing New Horizons Rain

However, there are some methods you can take and try to increase your chance of running into some rain. One avenue you can take is to go to another player’s island and see if it is raining there through the title’s multiplayer option. Players can also change the clock of their game to go forward a couple of days and hope that it is raining when they arrive at their new time. 

There is no doubt that players will not be disappointed if they are proactive when it is raining by taking advantage of the new opportunities the rain will provide them when it comes to catching new kinds of fish in the popular game. 

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Nicholas Barth

Guides Writer Nicholas enjoys helping fellow members of the video game community learn more about their favorite games. First-person shooters and Battle Royale games are what you can usually find Nicholas playing when he isn't writing. We will congratulate you if you can find a bigger Call of Duty fan than Nicholas, who has been playing since he got Call of Duty 2 with his first Xbox 360. [email protected]