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How to catch a Vampire Squid in Animal Crossing New Horizons

How to catch a Vampire Squid in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Do you want to know how to catch a Vampire Squid in Animal Crossing New Horizons? There are forty new sea creatures available in the first wave of the summer update. You can pick up a wet suit, and start swimming in the waters around your island. This subcategory of critters is like fish and bugs, so you will need to search during the proper months and hours of the day.

How to catch a Vampire Squid in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Here’s the seasonality, active hours, and price of the Vampire Squid:

  • Sea Creature: Vampire Squid
  • Location: Sea
  • Seasonality: May-August (Northern Hemisphere)
  • Active Hours: 4 pm – 9 am
  • Shadow: Medium
  • Price: 10,000 Bells

The Vampire Squid hangs out in the waters around the island, like all deep-sea creatures. You can see this creature from May through August in the Northern Hemisphere. There’s a reasonable amount of time during the day where you can spot a Vampire Squid. It’s available between 4 pm, and 9 am. 

Like the Giant Isopod, the Vampire Squid has a very fast movement speed. Look out for bubbles coming from the water, and a medium-sized shadow. Make sure to swim slowly and get as close to the bubbles as possible. Once you’re close enough, dive down and try to catch it. If you are too far away when you submerge, the Vampire Squid will try and swim away.

Keep in mind this creature is speedy, so you will need to make sure you stay on it. While the speed is technically the same as the Giant Isopod, it’s not as challenging to catch. Follow these tips, and you should be able to find yourself a Vampire Squid in ACNH with no problems. Good luck out there, and be sure to check out our master list of deep-sea creatures to check them off your Critterpedia list.

Vampire Squid FAQ

How much does a vampire squid sell for in Animal Crossing New Horizons?

A vampire squid sells for 10,000 Bells in Animal Crossing New Horizons. You can only sell sea creatures to Nooklings, as CJ will not buy them at this point in the game.

How do I get a vampire squid in Animal Crossing New Horizons?

Get a wet suit and search the waters around your island. Look for a medium size shadow, and swim up to it slowly. Dive down and catch it when you’re close enough.

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