The world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons has a variety of creatures that players can encounter and catch. Some of these unique creatures are found in aquatic environments, with one of them being the Whale Shark. This fish would be an excellent addition to the collection of any player. Fortunately, we have everything you need to know to encounter and catch the Whale Shark in Animal Crossing: New Horizons covered for you.

Whale Shark Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Players will find that the Whale creature will spawn in the sea, so those interested in obtaining this aquatic creature will need to visit the sea on their island or someone else's island. However, players can not find these creatures in the sea at any time of the year. The Whale Shark will spawn in the sea between June and September in the Northern Hemisphere. Animal Crossing: New Horizons players in the Southern Hemisphere will be able to encounter and catch the Whale Shark from December to March. 

It is also important to note that this creature will spawn at any time of the day. Players can encounter and catch the Whale Shark at any time of the day which means you do not have to set aside some dedicated time between during a specific schedule if they want to have a chance at catching one of these critters in the sea. 

Whale Shark Animal Crossing New Horizons

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You will find that this aquatic creature is large, which means those looking to catch the Whale Shark will need to focus on large shadow sizes when fishing in the sea. This particular creature is worth a total of 13,000 Bells, so players can acquire a large amount of Bells if they gather and sell one of these creatures. 

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There is no doubt that players can reap some benefits by taking the time to search out and catch these sharks in the sea surrounding their island. 

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