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 Creature||Times available||Bells|
|Abalone||4 pm -9 am||2000|
|Acorn Barnacle||All day||600|
|Chambered Nautilus||4 pm - 9 am||1800|
|Dungeoness crab||All day||1900|
|Firefly Squid||9 pm - 4 am||1400|
|Flatworm||4 pm - 9 am||700|
|Gazami Crab||All day||2200|
|Giant Isopod||9 am - 4 pm||12000|
|Gigas Giant Clam||All day||1500|
|Horseshoe Crab||All day||2500|
|Mantis Shrimp||4 pm - 9 am||2500|
|Moon Jellyfish||All day||600|
|Pearl Oyster||All day||2800|
|Red King Crab||All day||8000|
|Sea Anemone||All day||500|
|Sea Cucumber||All day||500|
|Sea Grapes||All day||900|
|Sea Pig||4 pm - 9 am||8000|
|Sea Pineapple||All day||1500|
|Sea Slug||All day||600|
|Sea Star||All day||500|
|Sea Urchin||All day||1700|
|Slate Pencil Urchin||4 pm - 9 am||2000|
|Snow Crab||All day||6000|
|Spider Crab||All day||12000|
|Spiny Lobster||9 pm - 4 am||5000|
|Spotted Garden Eel||4 am - 9 pm||1100|
|Sweet Shrimp||4 pm - 9 am||1400|
|Tiger Prawn||4 pm - 9 am||3000|
|Turban Shell||All day||1000|
|Umbrella Octopus||All day||6000|
|Vampire Squid||4 pm - 9 am||10000|
|Venus' Flower Basket||All day||5000|
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.