It’s the start of a new year in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and a new month brings new fish and deep sea creatures — for some of us, at least. Quietness characterizes winter’s critter scene in Animal Crossing, but for players in the northern hemisphere, it’s downright sparse: January has a heaping helping of nothing new. But our southern hemisphere friends are getting into the busy season, with valuable fish just a cast away.
Here’s every new January fish and sea creature in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
January Fish Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Northern Hemisphere)
There’s nothing new this month for the northern hemisphere, as mentioned. However, the usual culprits still lurk around in the rivers and sea, including the red snapper and black bass, and December brought a few new fish you can still find this month.
January Fish Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Southern Hemisphere)
The sea is somewhat bountiful in the southern hemisphere in the new year. January brings only a handful of new fish in New Horizons, but some come with a lovely big price tag.
|Sweetfish||900 Bells||River||All hours, Jan – March|
|Pufferfish||250 Bells||Sea||All hours, Jan – Mar|
|Napoleonfish||10,000 Bells||Sea (huge shadow)||4 a.m. – 9 p.m., Jan – Feb|
|Blue Marlin||10,000 Bells||Sea (huge shadow)||All hours, Jan – Mar, May – Oct|
|Ocean Sunfish||4,000 Bells||Sea (large shadow with fin)||4 a.m. – 9 p.m., Jan – Mar|
January Sea Creatures Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Northern Hemisphere)
Just like with the fish, there’s nothing new or noteworthy in January’s New Horizons sea creatures for the northern hemisphere. Fortunately, many of the underwater surprises are available all year, including the scallop and pearl oyster.
January Sea Creatures Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Southern Hemisphere)
January brings three new sea creatures to stick in those southern hemisphere museums.
|Giant Isopod||12,000 Bells||Bubbly spots in the ocean||9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. – 4 a.m., Jan – Apr|
|Moon Jellyfish||600 Bells||Bubbly spots in the ocean||All hours, Jan – Mar|
|Horseshoe Crab||2,500 Bells||Bubbly spots in the ocean||9 p.m. – 4 a.m., Jan – Feb|