The Mitten Crab in Animal Crossing New Horizons is a new creature that you can catch starting September. Interestingly, you don’t have to dive underwater to catch it. If you want to know how to get your hands on it, our guide on how to catch a Mitten Crab in ACNH will teach you the easy process.
Mitten Crab in Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch
The first thing you should know is the time of the year when this crab can be caught. For Northern Hemisphere folks, the months of availability are September to November and for those in the Southern hemisphere, it’s March to May.
You need to look for it in the river from 4 pm to 9 am so make sure to only check the rivers on your islands and not the ocean. It’s shadow size is small.
How to catch it?
You need to use your fishing skills to capture the Mitten crab in ACNH. Equip a fishing rod from your inventory. If you don’t have it, you can either buy it from the Resident Services or craft a fishing rod yourself.
Next, move towards the water body (in this case, the river) and look for fish. Cast your rod right in front of the shadow you see and wait for the fish to bite. When the bobber goes underwater, reel it in by pressing A. After catching it, you can donate it to Blathers or sell it for 2000 Bells.
Animal Crossing New Horizons has introduced a whole new world of activities as an addition to catching bugs, fishes and deep sea creatures. There’s never a dull day on your island! You can read our quick guides on how to catch the rare migratory locust, walker cicada, rice grasshopper, soft-shelled turtle and more. Plus, there’s a Sunday event in August where you can enjoy a Fireworks show. During this time, you can also buy Redd’s Raffle’s tickets, win a Fountain Firework and get Bopper headbands.
To have the best island ever, you can also head over to our ACNH wiki because we have a huge amount of helpful information there. Don’t miss out!