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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Spider Crab - How to Catch this ACNH Sea Creature in March

Here's how you capture the elusive Spider Crab in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Every time a new month ticks over in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, players are overcome with excitement. With every new month comes a range of new events, bugs, fish, sea creatures, weather and so much more. However, with the change from February to March, players are left wondering what new critters are available and how to catch them. Today, we’re going to take a look at the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Spider Crab and how to catch it.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Spider Crab times and locations.

The giant Spider Crab is available in March and April across the Northern Hemisphere, meaning players only have a couple of months to catch this monster. Thankfully, it’s available to capture all hours of the day.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Spider Crab – How to catch

The first thing players need to do is put on their swimming costume and snorkel and dive straight into the deep blue sea. From there, players will need to swim around the ocean, looking for a very large shadow. While a very large shadow doesn’t guarantee a Spider Crab, it’s a good place to start.

Once the shadow has been spotted, it’s time to swim. The Spider Crab shadow moves incredibly quickly, so it is vital players use their bursts of speed efficiently. Try and predict the animal’s movement and dive when you cross paths with it.

Once captured, the crab can be donated to Blathers at the museum or sold to the Nook twins for a hefty 12,000 bells.

What else is happening in March?

March has a variety of smaller events and one larger event. During the month, players can purchase items that celebrate Hinamatsuri, Pi Day and Shamrock day. More importantly, however, from March 1, players have the opportunity to purchase a range of Mario themed items. These items are available for a limited time only and include outfits, decorations and a Warp Pipe that allows players to travel across their islands easily.

It’s still unclear whether Nintendo is planning anything to celebrate Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ first birthday, which takes place later this month.

Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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