With June arriving, the fish and bugs you can catch in Animal Crossing New Horizons has changed a little. Not only can you catch tiny fish but sharks can now be seen swimming around for you to add to your Critterpedia collection. So that you can get a step closer to filling your museum, here’s everything you need to know about the Whale Shark in Animal Crossing New Horizons, including where to find it and how much it sells for.
Whale Shark Spawn Times & Location
The Whale Shark is the largest fish in the game, just as it is in real life, and can only be caught during the following months for each hemisphere.
- Northern Hemisphere: June – September
- Southern Hemisphere: December – March
During these months, the Whale Shark can be caught at any time of the day. Unlike many other fish, you’re not limited, so you can try to catch it no matter when you’re playing Animal Crossing New Horizons.
How to Catch
As you’d expect from a shark, you can only find the Whale Shark in the sea by the beaches that surround your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons. When there, you need to look for an extra large shadow and a fin poking out the top.
Use your rod and cast the line near the shadow. When the Whale Shark bites and the float goes under the water, press A to reel it in.
Do note though that the Whale Shark is a rare creature, so you’ll need to keep your fingers crossed that it’ll show up. You can use some Fishing Bait nearby to try and boost your chances of it appearing, so give that a try.
Whale Shark Sell Price
Once you’ve caught one and don’t want to donate it to Blathers to show off in his museum, you can sell it to Timmy and Tommy at Nook’s Cranny for 13,000 bells. If CJ has visited your island though, you can sell it to him for 50% more, netting you 19,500 bells.
That’s everything you need to know about the Whale Shark in Animal Crossing New Horizons. For more tips and tricks on the ever-evolving game, be sure to check out our wiki guide or search for Twinfinite.
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