Animal Crossing: Every New Fish Coming in July | Screen Rant


Animal Crossing: New Horizons players in the Northern hemisphere will start seeing new fish swimming around their islands this month.

As a new month arrives, Animal Crossing: New Horizons players in the Northern hemisphere can expect to see some new fish swimming around their islands. With each new month, players typically have the chance to find the newest catches of the day. There are 80 fish total to be caught in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, though they cycle seasonally. During the month of July, there will be 58 total fish to catch in the Northern hemisphere and 31 total in the Southern hemisphere.

While players in the Southern hemisphere will need to wait a little while for some fresh catches, players in the Northern hemisphere can expect to find five new fish scattered throughout the waters around the island. While there aren’t any quite as valuable as the June arrivals, two are worth a whopping 10,000 bells each. Here are all the new fish coming in July.

All Fish Coming To The Northern Hemisphere In July In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

A player catches a Blue Marlin from the pier of her island in the rain in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

This month’s lineup has a few familiar fish, worth between 250 and 10,000 bells. Players who like collecting can make extra money from finding these fish. They can also build their collections in the encyclopedia and the museum.

For some of the rarer entries on this list, players should remember to try crafting plenty of fish bait, making time for Mystery Island Tours, and fishing when it rains to increase their chances of nabbing that rare catch.


The Sweetfish is a mid-size fish that calls the river home. Its shadow is medium-sized, which won’t let it stand out much among the other river fish. They can be caught all day or night. They sell for 900 bells each. They are fairly common, making them a good source of bells for anglers in the game.


The Napoleonfish is the largest fish in the wrasse species. The Napoleon fish is rare and rather large, distinguished by its blue color and humped head. Its shadow appears huge in the sea, where it can be caught. Napoleonfish are active between 4 a.m. and 9 p.m. each day. Once a player delivers the first one to Blathers, each Napoleonfish caught is worth 10,000 bells.

Puffer Fish

The Puffer Fish is a fairly uncommon fish in the game. Despite this, they aren’t worth very much when sold, only pulling in 250 bells. Puffer Fish can be caught in the sea any time during the day and night.

Blue Marlin

Blue Marlins are swimming up to island piers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons this July. They are large, with shadows that appear similar in size to the Arapaima. Many of them appear too far away from the pier, and they are scarce in the game despite being active all day and night. They are fairly valuable, worth 10,000 bells each.

Ocean Sunfish

The Ocean Sunfish will be floating around the sea surrounding players’ islands in the Northern hemisphere in July. They are easy to mistake for sharks, as their shadows are large with an obvious fin. They are also fairly rare to find. They are active between 4 a.m. and 9 p.m., and they are worth 4,000 bells each.

Fish Leaving the Northern Hemisphere at the End of July in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Players and villagers compete this July in the Fishing Tourney in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Anglers doing their best to complete their collections will want to start seeking out the Tadpole. They have a tiny shadow and are located in ponds. While they aren’t worth very much at only 100 bells each, and while they are common, players won’t be able to find them again after July 31 until next March.

Though there are no new fish entering or leaving islands in the Southern hemisphere this month, players in both hemispheres should get their lines ready, as July brings the Fishing Tourney event to the game. In this special event, players compete with their villagers to see who can catch the most fish in the least amount of time. CJ, who helps host the event, might also buy some fish for a higher price than Timmy and Tommy will!

Next: Animal Crossing Fishing In Real Life Highlights Mechanic’s Weirdness

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available on the Nintendo Switch.


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Maria Meluso is a writer, editor, academic, and game-lover based in the United States. She has written dozens of guides on a wide range of topics and has previous experience writing and editing for both print and digital publications. She is a graduate from and current Master of Arts in Writing candidate at Missouri State University’s College of Arts and Letters. She aspires to write video game guides, tutorials, and scripts, and films. Her inspiration often comes from the history and folklore of Ireland. She is an avid researcher, a passionate Simmer, a lover of all things fantasy, and a proud cat mom.

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