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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sharks Have Shown Up in the Northern Hemisphere

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ sharks have arrived in the Northern Hemisphere. People can now start scouring the seas to look for telltale shadows that a finned creature is there. Keeping an eye out is a good idea, because even the “least” desirable of the current sharks, the Hammerhead Shark, still will get you 8,000 bells when sold. (The Great White Shark is the most desirable, as it is worth 15,000 bells.) 

There are four sorts of Animal Crossing: New Horizons sharks you’ll find in the Northern Hemisphere’s seas. The Whale Shark will be around all day. If you pop by at night, which is designated as the period between 4pm and 9am local time each day, you have a chance of seeing a Great White Shark, Hammerhead Shark, or Saw Shark in the sea. However, take care. While all shark shadows have a fin, there is also a Suckerfish appearing around this time. It also is found in the sea all day and has a fin. However, its shadow is smaller than a shark’s, which helps to set it apart. All four of the sharks will be around until September 2020 ends.

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Those in the Southern Hemisphere can start celebrating too, as some special Animal Crossing: New Horizons fish are showing up too. People can now catch an Oarfish or a Stringfish on their islands. The Stringfish will be in a clifftop river or pond and it will have an incredibly large shadow. You’ll only see it at night, just like most of the Northern Hemisphere’s sharks. The Oarfish is around in the sea all day and has a huge shadow.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available for the Nintendo Switch. As a reminder, three new seasonal items are temporarily available in-game in June 2020 and Cyrus and Reese’s wedding season event is on.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.