How to catch Arapaima in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Animal Crossing New Horizons keeps getting new fishes and insects every month. Since it’s June already, new fishes and insects will start spawning on your island. The game has got a load of new creatures arriving on the island right now. One of them is Arapaima. The most striking aspect of the Arapaima is its size. Once you catch it, you will notice that it is one of the biggest fishes in the game. The phenomenal creature is not only big but equally rare too. You need to make sure you are searching for it in the proper time else you won’t be able to catch it. If you are looking to find the Arapaima and can’t find it, read on to find out how to catch it.

How to catch Arapaima in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

How to catch Arapaima in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

First of all, let’s talk about the requirements you need to meet to find the Arapaima. Like many other fishes on the island, the Arapaima only spawns at a specific time. Here are the details of the same:-

  • Time (Northern Hemisphere): 4 pm – 9 am, June – September
  • Time (Southern Hemisphere): 4 pm – 9 am, December – March
  • Location: River
  • Size: Large
  • Price: 10,000 Bells

Once you have the above conditions met, you can go on your quest to find the Arapaima. The massive creature spawns only between 4 pm – 9 am, so you need to make sure you go fishing late afternoon and later to be able to find it. Also, do note that the fish only spawns between June to September, so you need to make sure you are in those months. However, if you are in the Southern Hemisphere, you need to be between the months of December-March to be able to catch the Arapaima in the game. The Arapaima spawns in the river, so you need to make sure you are fishing in the river to be able to find it. You need to be searching for large shadows, and once you find one, make sure you cast your line properly.

It might be that that sometimes large fishes are not spawning. For that, you need to craft the bait. Crafting the bait is really easy, all you need to do it get one Manila Clam. It can be obtained by going to the shore and digging places with water spurting out with a shovel. Go to your workbench and craft the fishing bait. Once that is done, put the fishing bait into the river, and a fish will spawn instantly. Keep trying it again and again until you are able to obtain the Arapaima in the game.

Many people who catch the Arapaima do not sell it. The reason for that is that it is one of the biggest fishes in the game, so you might as well want to showcase it. Nonetheless, if you are overburdened with a loan and having a hard time paying it off, the Arapaima can lessen that load considerably, given the fact that it costs a whopping 10,000 bells. Go to Nook’s cranny to sell it.

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That’s all you need to know about how to catch Arapaima in Animal Crossing New Horizons. If you need any other help regarding Animal Crossing New Horizons or any other game out there, do let us know in the comments section below, and we will be happy to help you out.

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