Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Mitten Crab

Friday, September 4th, 2020 8:48 am

Everything you need to know!

Rivers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons are home to more than just “regular” fish. For instance, you can find multiple kinds of turtles in the game’s rivers, as well as a few bugs (like the diving beetle) that hang out on the surface of the water.

Another unique creature that lives in rivers is the mitten crab, and it’s currently appearing on islands in the Northern Hemisphere.

Specifically, the mitten crab can appear on islands in the Northern Hemisphere from September to November. According to GameWith, they’ll appear on islands in the Southern Hemisphere from March to May. Mitten crabs can appear in the river between 4 p.m. and 9 a.m.

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Mitten crabs have a small shadow. Check out our gameplay clip below to see exactly what this shadow looks like.

You can sell mitten crabs for 2,000 Bells each at Nook’s Cranny, or for even more if you sell them to C.J. when he visits your island. Just remember that you’ll need to donate one of these critters to Blathers at the museum if you want to finish your museum’s fish collection.

In our experience, the mitten crab is pretty uncommon, and it may take you a while to catch one. 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

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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