Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a King Salmon

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 7:56 am

Head to the mouth of the river to catch this one.

There are three kinds of salmon available to catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. While the cherry salmon is available to catch during multiple months of the year, the other two (the salmon and the king salmon) will only appear for a single month before disappearing.

Here’s everything you need to know about finding and catching a king salmon in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!

King salmon will appear on islands in the Northern Hemisphere in the month of September. According to GameWith, they’ll appear on islands in the Southern Hemisphere in March. Salmon can appear at the mouth of the river at any time of day. This is the area where a river opens up into the sea.

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King salmon have a large shadow (larger than the shadow for the regular salmon). Check out our gameplay video below to see the exact shadow you’re looking for when you’re trying to catch one of these fish.

A single king salmon can be sold for 1,800 Bells at Nook’s Cranny, or for even more if you sell it to C.J. when he visits your island. Keep in mind that you’ll also need to donate one of these fish to Blathers at the museum if you want to finish your museum’s fish collection.

In our experience, the king salmon is a fairly common fish in New Horizons. Even so, it will still take you quite some time to track down one of every fish in the game. That being the case, you may want to check out the ChargePlay Clutch from HyperX. It can extend your device’s battery life so you can play New Horizons (and other Switch games) for a longer period of time before having to charge your Switch. Head over to HyperX’s website to learn more about the ChargePlay Clutch and the company’s other Switch accessories.

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. In addition, HyperX is a sponsor of SuperParent.

Brandy Berthelson
Editor-in-Chief

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’s Social Pro Daily. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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