Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sea Creature prices – when and where to find every Sea Creature

By Lauren Aitken, Monday, 6 July 2020 10:50 GMT

Swimming and diving have been added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in the new July update and there’s a bunch of shiny new Sea Creatures to find for Blathers.

Not content with collecting art, fossils, bugs and fish, Blathers will now accept all kinds of Sea Creatures throughout July. You can trade Scallops for new Mermaid recipes from Pascal, or you can choose to donate a few to old Blathers.

There are quite a few Sea Creatures to find, but before you can collect them, you’ll need to get a wetsuit so you can swim and dive underwater. After that, feel free to just keep swimming and keep your eye out for silhouettes of the creatures.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – When and where to find every Sea Creature

Sea Creatures can be found in the ocean, though you’ll need to dive down to find them. Each type can be found throughout the ocean, whether that’s close to the shore or a little further away. It’s worth noting that some creatures will try to speed away from you a little faster than others, with faster critters usually being the rare types.

Pearls that can be sued in Mermaid DIY recipes can also be found by diving so hold on to those when you find them.

How to swim in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

To get into the water and find Sea Creatures, you’ll need a wetsuit, which you can pick up from Nook’s Cranny or Nook Shopping for 3000 Bells or Nook Miles. You should also receive a snorkelling mask in the mail, but that’s more for the aesthetic.

After that, you can head to the rocks near the ocean and press A to jump in. You can also walk in off the beach, though running and jumping off rocks or the pier is much more satisfying. Keep pressing A to swim around and press Y to dive if you see a shadow or some bubbles coming out of the water. Press A when you’re near the shadow to catch the critter.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Sea Creature price list

The creatures are likely only available during July, though we may see them again or entirely new creatures in the August summer update. There are over 40 creatures to find, so here’s when you can find them and, more importantly, how much they sell for.

Sea CreatureTimes available Bells
Abalone4 pm -9 am2000
Acorn BarnacleAll day600
Chambered Nautilus4 pm - 9 am1800
Dungeoness crabAll day1900
Firefly Squid9 pm - 4 am1400
Flatworm4 pm - 9 am700
Gazami CrabAll day2200
Giant Isopod9 am - 4 pm12000
Gigas Giant ClamAll day1500
Horseshoe CrabAll day2500
Mantis Shrimp4 pm - 9 am2500
LobsterAll day4500
Moon JellyfishAll day600
MusselAll day1500
OctopusAll day1200
OysterAll day2000
PearlAll day10000
Pearl OysterAll day2800
Red King CrabAll day8000
ScallopAll day1200
Sea AnemoneAll day 500
Sea CucumberAll day500
Sea GrapesAll day900
Sea Pig4 pm - 9 am8000
Sea PineappleAll day1500
Sea SlugAll day600
Sea StarAll day500
Sea UrchinAll day1700
SeaweedAll day600
Slate Pencil Urchin4 pm - 9 am2000
Snow CrabAll day6000
Spider CrabAll day12000
Spiny Lobster9 pm - 4 am5000
Spotted Garden Eel4 am - 9 pm1100
Sweet Shrimp4 pm - 9 am1400
Tiger Prawn4 pm - 9 am3000
Turban ShellAll day1000
Umbrella OctopusAll day6000
Vampire Squid4 pm - 9 am10000
Venus' Flower BasketAll day5000
WhelkAll day1000

You can donate some to Blathers in his museum and the rest you can sell for quite a tidy profit. There are a few creatures, that will net you as much as or more than hunting Scorpions, and it’s a much less dangerous activity.

In the meantime, you can check out our July update guide here, as well as where to find every Mermaid DIY recipe, Fish and Bug in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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