Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Great White Shark

Thursday, June 4th, 2020 9:40 am

Here's when and where you can catch this large fish in New Horizons.

The great white shark is one of the most valuable creatures in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you’ve yet to capture one, our guide is here with everything you need to know about this massive fish!

The great white shark will appear in the ocean around islands in the Northern Hemisphere from June to September. According to Prima Games, it will appear around islands in the Southern Hemisphere from December to March. The great white shark may appear at any time between 4 p.m. and 9 a.m.

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Like other sharks in New Horizons (as well as the suckerfish), the great white shark has a shadow with a fin that sticks up out of the water. You can see what one of these shadows looks like in our short gameplay clip below. Please keep in mind that even though we captured a great white shark off of the pier in our video, the shark can appear elsewhere in the ocean as well. It’s not limited to only appearing around the pier.

If you want to potentially speed up your search for a great white shark, remember that you can use Fish Bait to cause fish to instantly appear in the water. You aren’t guaranteed to run into a great white shark using this technique, but it may allow you to find one faster than if you weren’t using the bait.

Finally, great white sharks can be sold for 15,000 Bells each at Nook’s Cranny. If you want to earn even more Bells for these fish, you can hold onto them and sell them to CJ when he visits your island.

To learn more about Animal Crossing: New Horizons, or to view the rest of our guides for the game, check out our previous coverage.

Disclosure: Nintendo gave SuperParent a code for Animal Crossing: New Horizons for coverage purposes.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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