How to catch a Napoleonfish in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Are you trying to catch a Napoleonfish in Animal Crossing New Horizons? With the summer months in full swing, there are a few fish you should grab while you still can. The Napoleonfish is one of the rarer and more valuable fish you can spot during July and August. Here’s how to catch a Napoleonfish in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

How to catch a Napoleonfish in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Here are the stats for the Napoleonfish:

  • Fish: Napoleonfish
  • Northern Hemisphere Seasonality: July-August
  • Southern Hemisphere Seasonality: January-February
  • Active Hours: 9 am – 4 pm
  • Location: Sea
  • Shadow: XX-Large
  • Price: 10,000 Bells

The Napoleonfish has a short seasonality, with it being available only during the summer months of July and August. You’ll find it during the daytime between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm. You can catch this fish out in the sea, which means you can catch it off the pier or the shores of your island. There are a few things to look out for when searching for the Napoleonfish.

Napoleonfish | ACNH

First of all, this fish has the largest shadow size. You may have some trouble catching the Napoleonfish because it shares the same shadow size as the Sea Bass, a much more common fish. Fishbait is unnecessary, but you can still use it to avoid running around and getting the fish to spawn. 

To increase your odds of catching the Napoleonfish in the Northern Hemisphere, try fishing before 4 pm during July. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, do the same thing during January. One thing to pay attention to is your controller rumbling when you hook a Napoleonfish.

When you do finally get lucky and reel one in, you can fetch 10,000 Bells for it. Now that you know how to catch a Napoleonfish in Animal Crossing New Horizons, it’s time to try your luck! You may want to check out our fish prices and locations guide to see what else you can check off your Critterpedia this month.