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How To Catch An Octopus In Animal Crossing New Horizons?

One of the sea creatures that you can capture is the Octopus. Find out everything about the Octopus in Animal Crossing New Horizons including spawn timings, months and more.

With the addition of Sea Creatures in Animal Crossing New Horizons, players are gearing up to take dives underwater and catch them all. One of the 40 sea creatures that you can catch is the Octopus. How to catch an Octopus in Animal Crossing New Horizons? Find out in this guide.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Octopus


Here’s the best part about the Octopus in Animal Crossing New Horizons – it is available all day and all year. So there is no time restriction whatsoever! This is the case for the Northern hemisphere and the Southern hemisphere.

Its shadow size will be medium so if you see one moving, quickly dive and grab it. Our guide on how to dive in ACNH will help you out.

When you catch an Octopus, you will see a cute capture quote that goes “It can give four hugs at once!” Animal Crossing New Horizons has really been a beacon of light, especially during the lockdown period.


You can donate it to Blathers’ Museum where the he will give you more details about this sea creature and call it the ‘Ninja of the deep’. If you decide to sell the Octopus, you will receive 1200 Bells in return.

That’s everything you need to know about the Octopus in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Remember that this summer update has added a lot of new things to do for players. While you are swimming around in the ocean, you can also come across Pascal, the red Sea Otter. He’s a laid-back dude who will appear when you fulfill certain conditions. Once you trade a scallop with him, he will give you a Mermaid DIY recipe or a Pearl if you are lucky. Keep these pearls safe with you because all Mermaid DIY recipes include one or more pearls.

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