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・You can now Dive and Swim, so grab your Snorkels and Wet Suits here!
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July Events
Complete list of things to do in July
July Fish | July Bugs | July Sea Creatures

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See all the things to do in July in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH), for the Nintendo Switch. These include the arrival of the Summer Update (Version 1.3), new features, all July events, bugs, fish & sea creatures that are coming and leaving in July, July-exclusive recipes & items, and all July birthdays!

July Checklist (Click to jump!)
Calendar New Features Bugs & Fish Sea Creatures
DIY Recipes Items Birthdays Daily To-dos

List of All Events

List of Events in July

July Event Calendar

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
7/1
Curt's Birthday
7/2
Agent S's Birthday
7/3
Summer Update Arrives
Blaire's Birthday
7/4
Apollo's Birthday
7/5
Samson's Birthday
7/6
Mira's Birthday
7/7
Bree's Birthday
7/8
Jeremiah's Birthday
7/9
Huck's Birthday
・Static's Birthday
7/10
Mott's Birthday
7/11
Fishing Tourney
Victoria's Birthday
7/12
Olive's Birthday
7/13
Twiggy's Birthday
7/14
Dizzy's Birthday
7/15
Caroline's Birthday
7/16
Frita's Birthday
7/17
Jay's Birthday
7/18
Croque's Birthday
7/19
Nibbles's Birthday
7/20
Yuka's Birthday
7/21
Prince's Birthday
7/22
Chow's Birthday
7/23
Elvis's Birthday
7/24
Maelle's Birthday
Rex's Birthday
7/25
Bug-Off
Peck's Birthday
7/26
Curly's Birthday
7/27
Erik's Birthday
Ketchup's Birthday
7/28
Truffles's Birthday
7/29
Lionel's Birthday
7/30
Frank's Birthday
7/31
Grizzly's Birthday
Julia's Birthday

Note: In the Southern Hemisphere seasonal events (excluding birthdays) take place in January.

Starting July 3: Find Pascal and Pirate Gulliver

Find Pascal the Sea Otter

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Event Duration July 3, 2020 - TBA

With the Version 1.3 Update, you will be able to find Pascal while swimming in the ocean. When you find him, trade your scallops for his Mermaid DIY recipes!

How to Find Pascal

Find Pirate Gulliver

Pirate Gulliver
Like the sailor version of Gulliver, Pirate Gulliver will wash up on your beaches, mumbling in his sleep and begging to be woken up for rewards. His speech is slightly different, and he dons a pirate-like outfit.

How to Find Pirate Gulliver

July 11: C.J.'s Fishing Tourney

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Fishing Tourney Date July 11, 2020
2nd Saturday of July

The Fishing Tourney event is back! Prepare your fishing rods and practice your fishing skills to win prizes!

Learn more about C.J.'s Fishing Tourney and the list of prizes you can get through our guide below!

C.J.'s Fishing Tourney Dates and Prizes Guide

July 25: Flick's Bug-Off Event (Northern Hemisphere)

Flick

Bug-Off Date July 25, 2020
4th Saturday of July

On Saturday, July 25, 2020, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Flick will hold another Bug-off event. You can participate by talking to Flick, in front of Resident Services. Catch as many bugs as you can within 3 minutes!

Bug-Off Rules and Prizes

New Features Beginning in July

Swimming and Diving

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The ocean is finally open for you to swim and dive! The Summer Update unlocks the ocean, and allows you to jump in, swim, dive, and hunt for new sea creatures!

How to Swim and Dive

Catch New Sea Creatures

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It looks like diving also comes with the ability to catch new sea creatures! While swimming, you will see shadows in the water, just like when fishing. Dive after the shadow and you can catch that sea creature!

List of Sea Creatures

Donate Sea Creatures to the Museum

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Aside from trading scallops for Pascal's DIY recipes, you can also donate all new sea creatures to the Museum. Head over to Blathers with your new sea creatures and he'll be happy to take them from you!

How to Unlock and Upgrade the Museum

Bugs and Fish Available in July

All Bugs and Fish Available in July

To see the complete list of bugs and fish available in July, check out the following pages.

Northern Hemisphere
July Bugs July Fish
Southern Hemisphere
January Bugs January Fish

New Bugs and Fish Available in July

Check out the critters that have started appearing this July (Northern Hemisphere).

New Bugs Available in July

No. Name Location Months Time of Day
19 Grasshopper ImageGrasshopper On the ground July to September 8 AM to 5 PM
26 Brown Cicada ImageBrown Cicada On trees July to August 8 AM to 5 PM
27 Robust Cicada ImageRobust Cicada On trees July and August 8 AM to 5 PM
28 Giant Cicada ImageGiant Cicada On trees July to August 8 AM to 5 PM
30 Evening Cicada ImageEvening Cicada On trees July and August 4 AM to 8 AM|4 PM to 7 PM
31 Cicada Shell ImageCicada Shell On trees July and August Any time
49 Blue Weevil Beetle ImageBlue Weevil Beetle On palm trees July and August Any time
51 Earth-Boring Dung Beetle ImageEarth-Boring Dung Beetle On the ground July to September Any time
52 Scarab Beetle ImageScarab Beetle On trees - all July and August 11 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
55 Saw Stag ImageSaw Stag On trees - all July and August Any time
56 Miyama Stag ImageMiyama Stag On trees July to August Any time
57 Giant Stag ImageGiant Stag On trees - all July and August 11 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
59 Cyclommatus Stag ImageCyclommatus Stag On palm trees July and August 5 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
60 Golden Stag ImageGolden Stag On palm trees July and August 5 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
61 Giraffe Stag ImageGiraffe Stag On palm trees July and August 5 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
62 Horned Dynastid ImageHorned Dynastid On trees July to August 5 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
63 Horned Atlas ImageHorned Atlas On palm trees July and August 5 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
64 Horned Elephant ImageHorned Elephant On palm trees July and August 5 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
65 Horned Hercules ImageHorned Hercules On palm trees July and August 5 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
66 Walking Stick ImageWalking Stick On trees - all July to November 4 AM to 8 AM|5 PM to 7 PM
67 Walking Leaf ImageWalking Leaf Under trees July to September Any time

New Fish Available in July

Name Shadow Size Area Times Sell Price
26 Sweetfish IconSweetfish Medium ShadowMedium River Any time 900
52 Napoleonfish IconNapoleonfish Huge ShadowHuge Sea 4 AM to 9 PM 10000
55 Puffer Fish IconPuffer Fish Medium ShadowMedium Sea Any time 250
67 Blue Marlin IconBlue Marlin Huge ShadowHuge Pier Any time 10000
70 Ocean Sunfish IconOcean Sunfish Dorsal Finned ShadowDorsal Finned Sea 4 AM to 9 PM 4000

Bugs and Fish Leaving in July

These critters will not be available until their next seasonal month so be sure not to miss them!

Bugs Leaving in July

No. Name Location Months Time of Day
24 Honeybee ImageHoneybee On flowers March to July 8 AM to 5 PM

Fish Leaving in July

Name Shadow Size Area Times Sell Price
14 Tadpole IconTadpole Tiny ShadowTiny Pond Any time 100

Note: These lists are based on Northern Hemisphere dates. In the Southern Hemisphere, these bugs and fish appear in January. We will continue to update this page. If you can provide any kind of verifiable info about bugs not shown in the list, be sure and send us a picture in the comments.

Sea Creatures Available in July

All Sea Creatures Available in July

To see the complete list of sea creatures available in July, check out the following pages.

Northern Hemisphere Southern Hemisphere
July Sea Creatures January Sea Creatures

New Sea Creatures Available in July

Check out the sea creatures that have started appearing this July (Northern Hemisphere).

Name Shadow Size Time of Day Sell Price
9 Moon Jellyfish ImageMoon Jellyfish Medium Shadow SizeMedium Anytime 600
35 Giant Isopod ImageGiant Isopod Large Shadow SizeLarge 9 AM to 4 PM |
9 PM to 4 AM
9000
36 Sea Pineapple ImageSea Pineapple Large Shadow SizeLarge 9 PM to 4 AM 1500

Sea Creatures Leaving in July

These sea creatures will not be available until their next seasonal month so be sure not to miss them!

Name Shadow Size Time of Day Sell Price
1 Seaweed ImageSeaweed Large Shadow SizeLarge Anytime 600

July Exclusive DIY Recipes

Get Mermaid Series DIY Recipes

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Trade your scallops for Pascal's Mermaid DIY Recipes, which go perfect with the Shell series!

How to Get Mermaid DIY Recipes

Shell Wreath DIY Recipe

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Recipe Availability June 1 to August 31
(Northern Hemisphere)
December 1 to February 29
(Southern Hemisphere)

If you missed it in June, you still have a chance to get the Shell Wreath DIY recipe from Isabelle! Remember to get yours, to complete the Shell Series Furniture collection!

Shell Series Furniture & Item Recipes

July Exclusive Items

Dive In with Wet Suits!

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Wet Suits, which is needed to go swimming and diving, can be purchased at Nook's Cranny and Nook Shopping. There are design variations so make sure to check every day!

You can also get the official Nook Inc. Wet Suit by exchanging 800 Nook Miles.

How to Get Wet Suits

Get a Free Snorkel

Diving and Swimming
You will get a Snorkel as a thank you for updating to Version 1.3, so dive right in!

Snorkels are not required to go swimming.

How to Get a Snorkel

Celebrate Tanabata with Bamboo Grass

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Tanabata is celebrated in Japan during July 7, and in celebration of this event, you can purchase Bamboo Grass through Nook Shopping until July 31.

Place them outside and read wishes written by your neighbors!

Pick Up Summer Shells

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Item Availability June 1 to August 31
(Northern Hemisphere)
December 1 to February 29
(Southern Hemisphere)

If you missed them in June, you have another chance to pick up Summer Shells from the beach!

How to Get Summer Shells Fast

List of Villager Birthdays in July

Curt Image
Curt

(July 1)
Agent S Image
Agent S

(July 2)
Blaire Image
Blaire

(July 3)
Apollo Image
Apollo

(July 4)
Samson Image
Samson

(July 5)
Mira Image
Mira

(July 6)
Bree Image
Bree

(July 7)
Jeremiah Image
Jeremiah

(July 8)
Huck Image
Huck

(July 9)
Static Image
Static

(July 9)
Mott Image
Mott

(July 10)
Victoria Image
Victoria

(July 11)
Olive Image
Olive

(July 12)
Twiggy Image
Twiggy

(July 13)
Dizzy Image
Dizzy

(July 14)
Caroline Image
Caroline

(July 15)
Frita Image
Frita

(July 16)
Jay Image
Jay

(July 17)
Croque Image
Croque

(July 18)
Nibbles Image
Nibbles

(July 19)
Yuka Image
Yuka

(July 20)
Prince Image
Prince

(July 21)
Chow Image
Chow

(July 22)
Elvis Image
Elvis

(July 23)
Rex Image
Rex

(July 24)
O
O'Hare

(July 24)
Maelle Image
Maelle

(July 24)
Peck Image
Peck

(July 25)
Curly Image
Curly

(July 26)
Ketchup Image
Ketchup

(July 27)
Erik Image
Erik

(July 27)
Truffles Image
Truffles

(July 28)
Lionel Image
Lionel

(July 29)
Frank Image
Frank

(July 30)
Julia Image
Julia

(July 31)
Grizzly Image
Grizzly

(July 31)

Daily To-Do List

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To learn more about activities you could do every day or every week, check out our guide on Things to Do Every Day!
Things to Do Every Day

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