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Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch Surgeonfish

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Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch Surgeonfish

Animal Crossing New Horizons is full of unique fish, fossils, and bugs, with some of them only being obtainable under certain conditions such as the time of year, time of day, and location. If you’ve been on the lookout for a particular fish that looks just like Dory from Finding Demo, then here’s what you need to know about how to catch Surgeonfish in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

Getting Surgeonfish in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Like getting any other fish in Animal Crossing, you’re going to first need a fishing rod and some luck. If you have not obtained the fishing rod just yet, you can read more about doing that right here.

To get the Surgeonfish, there are certain conditions that you have to meet before finding it, like making sure that you’re playing the game sometime in April through September if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere. If you’re playing the game right now (March), you just need to wait until April or time travel a bit.

If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, you can grab the Surgeonfish through the months of October – May. Luckily, the fish can be caught during any time of the day and only in the sea. So don’t try fishing in the rivers or small ponds or anything like that because you won’t find it there.

Once you finally get your hands on the Surgeonfish, you can either sell it to Timmy and Tommy at Nook’s Cranny for 1000 Bells or donate it to Blather’s Museum.

Time needed: 5 minutes.

To sum up how to catch Surgeonfish in Animal Crossing New Horizons:

  1. Fish at any time of the day during the months of April – September.

    If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, aim for October – May.

  2. Fish in the sea and not in rivers or ponds. The fish will have a small shadow.

Now that you know everything there is to know about how to catch Surgeonfish in Animal Crossing New Horizons, make sure to check out our extensive Guide Wiki for the game right here; it’s full of handy guides that’ll help you get every fish and bug out there like Golden Trout and the Peacock Butterfly.

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