Animal Crossing New Leaf: August Bugs & Fish

August Bugs and Fish

Following is a list of all the bugs and fish to be captured in New Leaf for the month of August. Let’s get catching!
Prices listed are based on Re-Tail’s buying price.

Blue = not available the previous month. In other words, new!
Red = not available next month. In other words, last chance!

Name 日本語の名前 Location time Price
Raja Brooke アカエリアゲハ by fresh water1 8:00-18:59 2,500
Tiger Butterfly アゲハチョウ1 in the air 4:00-18:59 160
Brown Cicada アブラゼミ on trees 8:00-16:59 200
Pond Skater アメンボ on the water1 8:00-18:59 130
Ant アリ on candy, spoiled turnips2 all day 80
Birdwing アレクサンドラアゲハ near flowers1 8:00-15:59 4,000
Rice Grasshopper イナゴ on the ground 8:00-18:59 400
Golden Stag オウゴンオニクワガタ on palm trees 17:00-7:59 12,000
Giant Beetle オオクワガタ on trees 23:00-7:59 10,000
Banded Dragonfly オニヤンマ in the air1 8:00-16:59 4,500
Mosquito in the air1,2 17:00-3:59 130
Moth around lights1 19:00-3:59 60
Snail カタツムリ on bushes (in rain) all day 250
Dynastid beetle カブトムシ on trees 17:00-7:59 1,350
Mantis カマキリ on flowers1 8:00-16:59 430
Longhorn Beetle カミキリムシ on stumps1 23:00-18:59 260
Stinkbug カメムシ on trees all day 120
Peacock Butterfly カラスアゲハ in the air1 4:00-18:59 220
grasshopper キリギリス on the ground1 8:00-16:59 160
darner dragonfly ギンヤンマ in the air1 8:00-16:59 200
Giant Cicada クマゼミ on trees 8:00-16:59 500
Spider クモ shake from trees2 all day 300
House Centipede ゲジ under rocks 19:00-07:59 250
Diving Beetle ゲンゴロウ on the water 8:00-16:59 800
Atlas Beetle コーカサスオオカブト on palm trees 17:00-7:59 8,000
Fuit Beetle コガネムシ on trees all day 100
Leaf Bug コノハムシ on the ground2 8:00-16:59 600
goliath beetle ゴライアスハナムグリ on palm trees 4:00-7:59;
Scorpion サソリ on the ground1,2 19:00-3:59 8,000
Long Locust ショウリョウバッタ on the ground1 8:00-18:59 200
Cicada Larva セミのぬけがら on trees all day 100
Elephant Beetle ゾウカブト on palm trees 17:00-7:59 8,000
Jewel Beetle タマムシ on trees 8:00-16:59 2,400
tarantula タランチュラ on the ground1,2 19:00-3:59 8,000
Pill Bug ダンゴムシ hit rocks all day 250
Walker Cicada ツクツクホウシ on trees 8:00-16:59 400
Giant Petaltail テイオウムカシヤンマ in the air1 17:00-18:59 8000
Migratory Locust トノサマバッタ on the ground 8:00-18:59 600
Stick Bug ナナフシ on trees 4:00-7:59; 17:00-18:59 600
rainbow stag beetle ニジイロクワガタ on trees 4:00-7:59;
Saw Stag Beetle ノコギリクワガタ on trees all day 2,000
Flea ノミ stuck to villagers2 all day 70
Fly ハエ on spoiled turnips, garbage1,2 all day 60
Bee ハチ shake trees2 all day 2,500
Orchid Mantis ハナカマキリ on white flowers1 8:00-16:59 2,400
Tiger Beetle ハンミョウ on the ground1 8:00-18:59 1,500
Evening Cicada ヒグラシ on trees 4:00-7:59;
Lantern Fly ビワハゴロモ on trees 4:00-7:59;
Wharf Roach フナムシ on the beach all day 200
Scarab Beetle プラチナコガネ on trees 23:00-7:59 6,000
Hercules Beetle ヘラクレスオオカブト on palm trees 17:00-7:59 12,000
Cyclommatus ホソアカクワガタ on palm trees 17:00-7:59 8,000
Agrias Butterfly ミイロタテハ flying near flowers1 8:00-16:59 3,000
Miyama Stag Beetle ミヤマクワガタ on trees all day 1,000
Robust Cicada ミンミンゼミ on trees 8:00-16:59 300
Centipede ムカデ under rocks 16:00-23:00 300
Emperor Butterfly モルフォチョウ Near Flowers1 4:00-7:59;
Oak Silk Moth ヤママユガ on trees 19:00-3:59 1,200

1. Not in rainy weather
2. Not when gates are open

Name 日本語の名前 Location time price
Horse Mackerel アジ ocean all day 150
Sweetfish アユ river all day 900
Arowana アロワナ river 4:00-7:59;
Squid イカ ocean all day 400
Barred Knifejaw イシダイ ocean all day 5,000
Dace ウグイ river all day 200
Moray Eel ウツボ ocean all day 2000
Eel ウナギ river 4:00-7:59;
Ray エイ ocean 4:00-21:00 3000
Angelfish エンゼルフィッシュ river 4:00-8:59; 16:00-3:59 3,000
Saddled Bichir エンドリケリー river 21:00-3:59 4,000
Pale Chub オイカワ river 9:00-15:59 200
Gar ガー pond 4:00-7:59; 16:00-3:59 6,000
Frog カエル holding pond all day 120
Blue Marlin カジキ ocean all day 10,000
Goldfish キンギョ river all day 1,300
Guppy グッピー river 9:00-15:59 1,300
Clownfish クマノミ ocean all day 650
Carp コイ river all day 300
Shark サメ ocean 4:00-7:59; 16:00-3:59 15,000
Crawfish ザリガニ holding pond all day 200
Coelacanth シーラカンス ocean (in the rain) 4:00-8:59; 16:00-3:59 15,000
Hammerhead シュモクザメ ocean 4:00-8:59; 16:00-3:59 8,000
Sea Bass スズキ ocean all day 200
Softshell Turtle スッポン river 16:00-8:59 3750
Red Snapper タイ ocean all day 3,000
sea horse タツノオトシゴ ocean all day 1,110
Butterflyfish チョウチョウウオ ocean all day 1,000
pop-eyed goldfish デメキン river 9:00-15:59 1,300
nibble fish ドクターフィッシュ river 9:00-15:59 1,500
Dorado ドラド river 4:00-21:00 15,000
freshwater goby ドンコ river 4:00-8:59; 16:00-3:59 300
Napoleon Fish ナポレオンフィッシュ ocean 4:00-20:59 10,000
catfish ナマズ pond 4:00-8:59; 16:00-3:59 800
surgeonfish ナンヨウハギ ocean all day 1,000
barbel steed ニゴイ river all day 200
Koi ニシキゴイ river 4:00-8:59; 16:00-3:59 4,000
neon tetra ネオンテトラ river 9:00-15:59 500
Sawshark ノコギリザメ ocean 4:00-8:59; 16:00-3:59 12,000
Puffer Fish ハリセンボン ocean all day 240
Piranha ピラニア river 8:00-15:59; 21:00-3:59 2,500
olive flounder ヒラメ ocean all day 800
Arapaima ピラルク river 16:00-8:59 10,000
crucian carp フナ river all day 120
black bass ブラックバス river all day 300
bluegill ブルーギル river 9:00-15:59 120
Ocean Sunfish マンボウ ocean 4:00-21:00 4,000
Zebra Turkeyfish ミノカサゴ ocean all day 400
killifish メダカ holding pond all day 300
Giant Snakehead ライギョ pond 9:00-15:59 5,500

The location for sea creatures refers to whether you can capture them in the village or on the island.

Sea Creatures
Name 日本語の名前 Location Time Price
pearl oyster アゴヤガイ village all day 1,600
abalone アワビ village 4:00-8:59; 16:00-3:59 400
sea anemone イソギンチャク village all day 100
sea urchin ウニ village all day 800
sea slug ウミウシ village all day 200
Sea Grapes ウミブドウ village all day 600
Horseshoe Crab カブトガニ village 21:00-3:59 1,500
Tiger Prawn クルマエビ village 4:00-8:59; 16:00-3:59 1,600
Turban Shell サザエ village 16:00-8:59 300
mantis shrimp シャコ village 4:00-8:59; 16:00-3:59 1,250
ear shell トコブシ village 4:00-8:59; 16:00-3:59 300
starfish ヒトデ village all day 100
Flatworm ヒラムシ village 16:00-8:59 200
acorn barnacle フジツボ village all day 200
scallop ホタテ village all day 1,000
lobster ロブスター village all day 2,500

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Down Like a Clown

Stalk Market for Monday, July 29

AM: 120

Once again I bought too many turnips. This week they were selling for 100 in Hanabi. I didn’t have the luxury of checking my other towns’ prices because I’m…behind in them. So I bought 6,200 (those last 200 were accidental) at 100 bells apiece. I’m a bit worried this week because I’m a day behind in Kasen—Saturday in addition to having class, was the J-POP Summit in San Francisco, so I was gone all day and didn’t have time to play three games. I caught back up in Quantico yesterday. But I’m still a day behind in Kasen. I’m hoping this doesn’t affect the turnip market in those towns, but I’m a bit fuzzy on what exactly triggers the dreaded downward spiral in prices.

So if Hanabi doesn’t have great prices or if my turnip price scouting fails…I’m screwed.

The Weekend in Hanabi

I haven’t played as much as I’ve wanted to partly because of busyness and partly because I’ve been playing Fantasy Life: Link. I hope to blog about it a little bit because I can take screenshots now. I ♥ games that let me take screenshots! Here’s how Hanabi’s weekend shaped up:

I got an awesome haul from the ore rock!

I got an awesome haul from the ore rock!

unfortunately I keep getting duplicate gold furniture...

unfortunately I keep getting duplicate gold furniture…

So that's why Rooney and Kitt don't get along so well...

So that's why Rooney and Kitt don't get along so well…

I made it over to Bakatown for a catalog party. Thanks Shinkuu! Just a few gaps left!

I made it over to Bakatown for a catalog party. Thanks Shinkuu! Just a few gaps left!

I was busy updating my wishlist Saturday night and so as I double checked everything I sat in Club LOL and requested song after song.

you pick. whatever. Just play. a lot. k?

you pick. whatever. Just play. a lot. k?

Sunday night I ran into the badge man and he gave me the K.K. Slider Fangirl badge. If they only knew I mute it when I do this…


Yesterday I went to Best Buy and downloaded a few double-neck guitars. You can remake them several different colors (they start off yellow), use clothing, or a custom design. I was hoping you could use ore to remake them as well, but you don’t seem to be able to. I would love a sparkly double-neck guitar like a pink rock candy. :)

That doesn't look so pink to me...

That doesn’t look so pink to me…

Today in Hanabi

I’m sure I’ll play more later, but I wanted to get this blog pounded out so I can go catch up in Kasen.

I awoke to a violent thunderstorm. I don’t have any special visitors, but I have a moon for sale.



I think Shep's going disco

I think Shep’s going disco

August Shindigs


I’m so excited that August is almost here. I can’t wait to see the fireworks displays on Sundays. I’m tentatively thinking of opening each Sunday night for a couple hours to celebrate with people. I feel like it’s rough for me to open at night though when half the world is already asleep (stupid GMT -8). But we’ll see how it goes.

August 15th is Obon in Japanese versions of ACNL. I intend to open Kasen for that festival so you can come over and pick up an eggplant cow or a cucumber…um horse? Something like that. If you’re interested, put it in your calendar (I’ll open from 10am – noon PST). If you can’t make it, suggest an alternate time and I may be able to open for you. If you want to come please leave me your friend code. I’ll comment with Kasen’s after I go look it up. Feel free to wear a kimono or happi coat for the spirit of the event.

Last year I danced in the Obon festival in Salt Lake City and got to wear a kimono for the first time. It was a lot of fun.

Me in a kimono last year. Not pictured: flip flops.

Me in a kimono last year. Not pictured: flip flops.

August 16th is my birthday. I’m going to be ooooooooooold. So cheer me up by visiting Kasen and bringing something to Obon festival. 😛

That’s all for now.

P.S. I received a US Copy of Animal Crossing New Leaf from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo
P.P.S. Peaches for my birthday would be awesome. Real ones. Not AC ones.

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Come on In!

Stalk Market for Friday, July 26

AM: 183 Bells
PM: 95 Bells

This getting up early thing is sucking my will to live. I’ll try to remain coherent throughout this post, but I make no guarantees.

Yesterday in Hanabi



It was the grand opening of T&T Emporium. I had no special visitors, but who needs special visitors when you have a 3 story department store with a swanky boutique on the top floor. Before I visited the Emporium I watered absolutely ever flower in the village in anticipation of people coming over today. I get so embarrassed showing off the town when it’s full of wilted flowers. Naturally it rained in the afternoon. $*@(^!!!



I didn’t take too many pictures of the inside of the place, but I had a few bells in my pockets and thought maybe I would buy a piece of furniture for Yumi to take some of the strain off of her pockets. Then I remembered that I have rich town ordinance and everything is more expensive here…so I refrained.

Score! Even though I didn't buy anything she gave me my final mannequin

Score! I bought a shirt and she gave me my final mannequin


I finally made time to visit a few towns via the dream suite yesterday. I still have a looong ways to go for that badge.

First I visited Moonlake (Hi Aurynn! Those glasses look awfully familiar).



And then I hopped over to Frieden. :)

My favorite part? That poor peace sign stretched across the portly penguin. Hehe!

My favorite part? That poor peace sign stretched across the portly penguin. Hehe!




Christmas in July?

Later last night I stopped over at Wasabi village for a Christmas party. That snow looks a little suspect. LOL




Today in Hanabi

Next time I decide to throw a party at 8 am, remind me to go to sleep earlier. I’m beat! And since I’m beat, I’m just gonna post some pics and call it good. :)

An angry mob descended upon the Emporium at 8:58am

An angry mob descended upon the Emporium at 8:58am




I had misfortune upon my health today and was tripping everywhere. Katrina told me I needed an “iconic top” so I put one on. Unfortunately the wet suit nullifies its effects and I tripped as I was attempting to jump off the cliff. Ouch. Too bad I didn’t belly flop.



I had a lot of ice creams left over, so I ate one. Yum.

I had a lot of ice creams left over, so I ate one. Yum.

bell tree!
Only one of my two money trees grew. I’ll have to try again for the other one. Symmetry. :)


Thanks Euphy for helping me get a replacement for Julian’s saw shark. He likes his napoleon fish better than me though. 😛

And now I have to take Locke to go get signatures for a petition for “Make Cheese Not Traps” for Julian. He’s a demanding unicorn!

P.S. I received a US copy of Animal Crossing New Leaf from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo!

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Time of Least Convenience

Stalk Market for Wednesday July 24

AM: 139 Bells
PM: 100 Bells

I kind of shot myself in the foot with my impatience. I’m always jittery with the stalk market when I buy more than about 500 turnips. So, with about 600,000 bells riding on this week’s prices I was ultra nervous. I religiously checked Hanabi, Kasen, Quantico, and my husband’s town of Jisuna which is a day behind…

Hanabi’s prices seemed to be falling, but as you can see spiked up a little today. Kasen appeared to be on a rollercoaster. Jisuna was hard to tell because it was only Monday yesterday (but his pm today is in the 170s, so it may go up). Quantico is many hours behind—as I write this as 2:30pm, it’s 7:30am there. I set it back for the bug tourney and then didn’t want to jinx turnip prices so left it. So I didn’t know how prices were going until late. Quantico’s PM price spiked up to 214 and I sold. I didn’t make a huge profit, but I didn’t lose money.

I want to make a huge profit because I’m giving all proceeds to Yumi to pad her bank account. She’s currently at 11.9 million. I’m going to leave the money in her account until August 1 to get interest, then spend too much on the rest of the Gracie set. It’s so expensive:

The items I need are bolded:

Item price
Gracie wallpaper 124,000
Gracie carpet 124,000
Gracie bed 250,000
Gracie chest 120,000
Gracie lamp 120,000
Gracie bench 110,000
Gracie chair 150,000
Gracie wardrobe 350,000
Gracie low table 68,000
Gracie desk 250,000
Gracie shelf 350,000
Gracie wagon 300,000
Gracie wall clock 150,000
total: 2,466,000

The items I need come out to the trifling sum of 1.77 million bells. Ugh. I intend to buy them starting August 1 because Gracie’s semi-annual sale starts August 15th—also a Japanese holiday and the 16th is my birthday! TMI. rambling. Back on track—some of the items are “sold out” during the sale. I don’t want to miss any of them because I was being overly miserly. But it occurs to me that I’ll have two towns with Gracie Grace now so maybe I should wait? Gah take my money!

Vella and Yumi's shady money exchange.

Vella and Yumi’s shady money exchange.


Nooklings is closed today for upgrading. In honor of its grand opening I’m hosting a party in Hanabi on Friday from 8am PST (GMT -8 —IIRC that’s 0時 東京時間帯) until let’s say Noon or until I fall asleep on my 3DS. Whichever comes first. I thought I’d do it a little earlier in case anyone in Japan wants to visit. :) I’ll leave everything in the shop including Gracie furniture, fertilizer and bushes, but it’s first come first serve. I’ll also leave out the usual assortment of DLC to catalog and maybe some street pass items (pinwheels, ice cream etc.) to take home.

Speaking of DLC, I don’t have any Korean friends or Korean DLC. Does anyone have either DLC I can catalog (and redistribute if it’s orderable) or a friend they could introduce me to?

And does anyone know anything about the Japanese clerk’s shirt that was apparently distributed in error? Completionist me wants one.

The clang of expensive furniture and fertilizer coming!

The clang of expensive furniture and fertilizer coming!

Crash Landing

Yesterday Gulliver washed ashore. He was looking for help getting to a country famous for koalas and kangaroos.




I hooked him up and today received a replica ayers rock. It’s a bit awkward as far as souvenirs go. Where am I supposed to display it? Couldn’t I have gotten a plushie koala or kangaroo? Or a better boomerang than the one Nooklings sells?

replica Ayers Rock

replica Ayers Rock

Up or Down with Antonyms!

Last night Soleil flagged me down with a pressing petition. I rushed over to Quantico (not least because their perfect oranges were selling for double in Hanabi) and got 6 residents behind this…pressing…problem.


Quantico's resident hamster, Flurry signed without hesitation.

Quantico’s resident hamster, Flurry signed without hesitation.




When I returned from orange picking signature gathering and presented Soleil with her full petition, she gave me her picture!


I really want to start working on Shep and Julian for their pictures (also I’m being schmoozy because my birthday’s coming up). It seems like Julian always wants to leave Hanabi. I had to stop him again today. And again he said we were BFFs. He’s kind of a wishy washy unicorn.


Club Tortimer Hopping

I stopped at a few islands last night in search of treasure. I didn’t come across too much, but I did score a white wet suit. I don’t know why I have a wet suit collection, but I do.


Public Works

No one seems to want to suggest anything new lately, so I did the unthinkable and put in the rice rack. It’s only unthinkable cause I kind of like it and I don’t really understand it…

It's situated just left of Felicity's house and just behind O'Hare's.

It’s situated just left of Felicity’s house and just behind O’Hare’s.

Happy Birthday O’Hare!

Speaking of O’Hare—or as my husband calls him, Santos the traitor—today was his birthday. Naturally I avoided him all day because I didn’t have a present. The Able Sisters didn’t have anything I thought he would like. I was about to see what was on sale at Jisuna when Rooney gave me a swell tee which was exactly what I was looking for—modern and orangish. His favorite style and color.

I had to get wrapping paper in Kasen, but I regifted Rooney’s shirt successfully and O’Hare loved it.



Badge Man

I didn’t expect to see Phineas today and I certainly didn’t expect to see him twice. The first time I saw him he gave me the Neighborhood Traveler badge. I guess I’ve gotten out more than I thought…and the second time I saw him he gave me the Silver Medalist badge for getting medals on the island. I blame Club Tortimer for that one.






Now I just need the dream suite badge and the weeding badge. I’m making a list of all the dream addresses you guys (my readers) have submitted. So once I get down to visiting that shouldn’t be very bad. The weed badge sounds impossible. If any of you out there are weed hoarders and need someone to come over for grass day, I’m your weed puller! Otherwise I may have to do something drastic with Quantico.


Despite what seems like countless hours looking for a scorpion I haven’t even seen one lately. I’m still trying…But I finally caught a leaf bug, so the scorpion is the only critter I need for July.
And I think that’s about all that’s new in the land of Hanabi.

P.S. I received a US copy of Animal Crossing New Leaf from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo!