Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Saw Shark

Thursday, June 4th, 2020 9:13 am

Here's everything you need to know about this ocean fish.

There are quite a few sharks to catch and donate in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including the saw shark, which is now appearing in the ocean around islands in the Northern Hemisphere.

To be specific, the saw shark will appear on islands in the Northern Hemisphere from June to September. According to our friends at Prima Games, it will appear on islands in the Southern Hemisphere from December to March. The saw shark will only appear in the ocean between 4 p.m. and 9 a.m.

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Like other sharks (and the suckerfish), the saw shark shadow has a fin that sticks up out of the water. If you’ve yet to see one of these shadows in your own game, check out our gameplay clip below to see exactly what they look like. That way, you’ll have a better idea of what to look for around your own island.

If you want to speed up your search for a saw shark, remember that you can use Fish Bait to cause a random fish to instantly appear in the water in front of you. There’s unfortunately no guarantee that a saw shark will appear using this method, but it may allow you to find one faster than if you were searching for this fish normally.

Also keep in mind that you’ll need to donate a saw shark to Blathers if you want to complete your museum collection. After that, you can sell any extra saw sharks you may catch for 12,000 Bells each at Nook’s Cranny (or even more if you 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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