After catching the Vampire Squid, Octopus and Giant Isopod, there is another sea creature that you need to get your hands on. That’s the Horseshoe Crab. Not sure of its months of availability, spawn timings, location and selling price? Don’t worry we will explain all of that in our guide on how to catch a Horseshoe Crab in ACNH.
Horseshoe Crab Animal Crossing New Horizons
Here are the months in which you can catch this sea creature.
- North Hemisphere: July to September
- South Hemisphere: January to March
The timings to catch it are 9 pm to 4 am so you have to be ready to encounter this crab while it is dark outside. Once you do catch it, you can earn 2500 Bells by selling it. If you don’t want to sell it, you can donate it to Blathers’ Museum. When you talk to Blathers about this creature, he will say that it resembles a scorpion more than a crab with its long tail. He will also tell you some interesting trivia about it as usual.
How to Catch it?
Make sure you have your wet suit on and then go ahead and swim in the ocean. If you don’t have one, buy it from Nook’s Cranny for 3,000 Bells. You can also wear a snorkel mask but it is not compulsory, it is just a cosmetic addition. But a wet suit is absolutely mandatory for a swim.
Once you are in the water, look for a medium sized shadow that doesn’t move too fast. Unlike the other fast sea creatures like the Gigas Giant Clam, this one is not going to give you any headache. You can easily dive (by pressing Y) and catch it.
This is everything you need to know to catch a Horseshoe Crab in ACNH. Keep reading to know more about the summer update including Pascal’s appearance, Pirate Gulliver’s items and more. And while you are here, check out our Animal Crossing New Horizons Wiki as well.