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How to catch a Vampire Squid in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to catch a Vampire Squid in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

With the new Summer update to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there are 40 new fish and deep-sea creatures to catch. There are many cool and exciting creatures to find out about. One, in particular, is very much worth chasing down though. Use this guide to learn how to catch a Vampire Squid in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Be warned though, this won’t be easy as the Vampire Squid is super fast. Although it does spawn under bubbles while swimming like other fish, it’s also a rare spawn.

The Vampire Squid only spawns from May to August in the Northern Hemisphere and from November to February in the Southern Hemisphere. It will spawn during the day from 9 am to 4 pm. And when you’re during those times, go out into the water and start diving for it. It’s a pretty good idea to pick up any shadows you can, but the Vampire Squid in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is very prized. It’s highly valuable, but hard to catch. You need to do some prep work as well, like unlocking the Swimsuit in Nook’s shop.

You can also use the time skip trick to jump ahead and get the game up to the point where the Swimsuit or any other needed item spawns in the Nook shop. You won’t always want to wait the day for new items to spawn, so keep that trick in mind.

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If you’re looking for a video guide on how to catch a Vampire Squid in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, that’s below.

Just like any other fish in the Summer update, you need to equip the Swimsuit, bought from the Nook Terminal for  3,000 Bells, and hit A nearby to the water. You will hop in and be able to swim around. When you see a shadow, swim over to it, and hit Y, you will dive down under the water and can begin hunting your prey. There are 40 new sea creatures in the game, so it won’t always be the one you’re looking for.

You do have to be quick though, the Vampire Squid in Animal Crossing: New Horizons moves quick, making it one of the hardest creatures to hunt down. Aside from the Pearls in the new update, it’s also one of the most valuable. Selling the Vampire Squid is worth 10,000 Bells a pop. So get out there and start hunting if you’re hurting for Bells.

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