Spiny Lobster ACNH Northern Hemisphere

In the popular game known as Animal Crossing New Horizon, December is like the hectic month as a lot of creatures in the game are going to disappear for a while. Before the month ends, as a player, you need to do your best to grab what you can.

For those in the Northern Hemisphere, one of the creatures that you have to hunt before the month ends is called Spiny Lobster. What is Spiny Lobster? Find out about everything by reading the entire post.


Spiny Lobster ACNH

    • Scientific Name: Panulirus argus
    • Family: Palinuridae
    • Appearances: New Leaf, Pocket Camp, New Horizon
    • New Horizons: #33
    • Location: Bottom of the ocean
    • Price: 3,000 Bells, 2,200 Bells (PC)
    • Size: 13.20 inches
    • Shadow Size: Large, fast
    • Time of Year: September, 16th to December (New Horizon, north) and April to June (New Horizon, south)
    • Time of Day: 9 PM to 4 PM

The creature called Spiny Lobster in Animal Crossing New Horizon can be described as a big benthic animal. Before making an appearance in Animal Crossing New Horizon, it was also included in Animal Crossing New Leaf. Besides, it also features in Animal Crossing Pocket Camp, where it is counted as a seawater fish instead of a sea creature.

As one of the sea creatures, Spiny Lobster is usually found at the bottom of the ocean. There is no other way to catch it other than by diving. For everyone who wants to catch this sea creature, here are the steps to follow:

how to get Spiny Lobster

    1. The first thing that should be done is to equip your diving suit.
    2. After getting the wet or diving suit, it is time for you to go dive into the ocean and go near the bubbles by pressing the A button.
    3. According to Game 8, the Spiny Lobster casts a big shadow size. To approach it, you have to swim above the shadow by moving the right stick.
    4. When you think you are close to the creature or if you are on the top of it, please hit the Y button to dive into the ocean.
    5. Just like that, you are able to catch the Spiny Lobster in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

By following these steps, you should be able to catch the Spiny Lobster in Animal Crossing New Horizon.   In case you are having a hard time, you are encouraged to seek help from the members of the communities or forums related to Animal Crossing. There are a few of the communities and forums related to this game and most of them are free to access. If you want, you might also try to reach out to the developers of the game called Animal Crossing through social media even though there is no guarantee that you will get a response.

For those in the Northern Hemisphere, Spiny Lobster is only available for you from October to December. It means December is the last chance for you to get it before the month ends. The best time to catch it is from 9 PM to 4 PM.

After successfully catching Spiny Lobster, you can go to the Nook’s Cranny and sell this rare creature for 3,000 Bells. If you think the price is low, you might want to see Flick and sell the one in your hand to him instead. Unfortunately, there is no way to visit him any time you want. If you want to meet him to sell the Spiny Lobster, you can just wait for him to visit your island. If you want to finish your collection in the museum, do not forget to donate one of these that you have caught to Blathers at the museum.

Aside from Spiny Lobster, there are two more creatures that can be collected by those in the Northern Hemisphere before December ends. Those creatures are Pike and Mussel. Pike is a fish while Mussel is a sea creature, just like Spiny Lobster. Not only included in the same classification, the way to catch Mussel is also the same, which is by diving into the ocean. As for the Pike, you can catch it in the river. Do not miss the chance of collecting all of them as they are worth collecting and selling.

Compared to the ones in the Northern Hemisphere, the ones in the Southern Hemisphere are a bit lucky as they have more options of creatures to catch before December ends. These include Common Butterfly (bug), Yellow Butterfly (bug), Peacock Butterfly (bug), Firefly (bug), Ladybug (bug), Violin Beetle (bug), Pill Bug (bug), Centipede (bug), Cherry Salmon (fish), Char (fish), Chambered nautilus (sea creature), Firefly squid (sea creature), and Lobster (sea creature).

As you probably know, the Spiny Lobster is not the only sea creature in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Apart from this one, the game has a lot of other sea creatures to catch, including:

    • Abalone
    • Acorn Barnacle
    • Chambered Nautilus
    • Dungeness Crab
    • Firefly Squid
    • Flatworm
    • Gazami Crab
    • Giant Isopod
    • Gigas Giant Clam
    • Horseshoe Crab
    • Lobster
    • Mantis Shrimp
    • Moon Jellyfish
    • Mussel
    • Octopus
    • Oyster
    • Pearl Oyster
    • Red King Crab
    • Scallop
    • Sea Anemone
    • Sea Cucumber
    • Sea Grapes
    • Sea Pig
    • Sea Pineapple
    • Sea Slug
    • Sea Star
    • Sea Urchin
    • Seaweed
    • Slate Pencil Urchin
    • Snow Crab
    • Spider Crab
    • Spotted Garden Eel
    • Sweet Shrimp
    • Tiger Prawn
    • Turban Shell
    • Umbrella Octopus
    • Vampire Squid
    • Venus’ Flower Basket
    • Whelk

As the sea creatures that are usually found at the bottom of the oceans, all of them mentioned above can be caught by diving, just like catching Spiny Lobster. If you are wondering if there is an alternative way to collect all of them, unfortunately, there is no other way as of now.

Do not worry about getting deep into the ocean as it is easy. As explained above, the steps to catch the sea creatures include equipping the wet or diving suit, getting closer to them, and then when you think you are close enough, dive into the sea. It is really easy as it sounds and it will not take too much of your time.