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Puffer Fish In ACNH: How To Catch It?

Here's how to catch the Puffer Fish in ACNH. Find out its spawn location, timing, shadow size and more.

A new month brings a host of new creatures in the world of Animal Crossing New Horizons. There’s the Walking Leaf which is an interesting new addition to the game, and then there’s the Puffer Fish that is up for grabs. This fish isn’t that highly coveted but it is still quite a fun catch. In this guide, we will explain everything you need to know about Puffer Fish in ACNH.

How to Catch Puffer Fish in ACNH?


Here are the months in which you can catch a Puffer Fish in ACNH based on the hemisphere:

  • Northern Hemisphere – July to September
  • Southern Hemisphere – January to March

Luckily, it spawns all day so you don’t have to worry about catching it during a specific period. Its spawn location is the sea so that’s where you can focus on for this fish.


In terms of shadow size, it’s pretty medium-sized. Once you catch it, you can sell it for 250 Bells or donate it to the museum.


The process to catch the Puffer Fish is nothing different from the usual. But for those who want to know, here are the steps:


When you see a shadow of a fish, equip a fishing rod from your inventory. If you don’t have one, you can craft one for yourself.

To cast the line, aim in such a way that the lure is near the mouth of the fish and press A. When the fish bites, press A at the right time to reel it in. You have to observe the lure carefully because when the fish bites, it will dip underwater. Fishing is all about timing, even in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

So, this is everything on how to catch Puffer Fish in ACNH. For more useful tips, check out our Animal Crossing New Horizons Wiki.