Animal Crossing: New Horizons: How To Catch A Hammerhead Shark

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Hammerhead Shark New Horizons

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The Hammerhead Shark is a bit of a goof with its ridiculously wide head, and it’s yours to catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons from June 1st.

One of many sharks added to the game to celebrate the start of summer, the Hammerhead Shark is going to be one of the most sought after fish in the whole game for many. It’s one of the only sharks that can actually be displayed in a normal tank.

Here’s everything you need to know to catch the Hammerhead Shark in New Horizons, one of the many new fish for June.

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Hammerhead Shark Quick Facts

Hammerhead Shark New Horizons
Hammerhead Shark New Horizons
NameLocationTime of DayPriceC.J. PriceSeasonality
Hammerhead SharkSea4PM-9AM8,000 Bells10,000 BellsJune-September

Here’s what you say when you catch the Hammerhead Shark in New Horizons:

“I caught a hammerhead shark! I hit the nail on the head!”

As you can tell, the Hammerhead has a very wide head and is of a medium-large size.


Hammerhead Shark Location, Time of Day & Size

The Hammerhead Shark in New Horizons can be found in the sea around your island from 4PM to 9AM. If you’re specifically looking for the Hammerhead, remember that all sharks have fins that come out of the water.

Like all sharks, it is a large size. If you can bear to think of them, it is the same size or slightly larger than a Sea Bass when in the water.


Hammerhead Shark Blathers Donation

Hammerhead Shark New Horizons 1
Hammerhead Shark New Horizons 1

Here’s what Blathers has to tell you about the Hammerhead Shark when you go to donate it:

“The hammerhead shark is known for its distinctive, hammer-shaped head, hence the name. Er, obviously. Anyhoot, this oddly shaped head allows the beast to see 360 degrees around itself, from top to bottom. Imagine being able to see so widely! You could check for untied shoelaces AND imminent rain simultaneously!”


Hammerhead Shark Bells Price

Hammerhead Shark New Horizons
Hammerhead Shark New Horizons

The Hammerhead Shark in New Horizons will fetch you 8,000 Bells when sold to Nook’s Cranny. This makes it one of the most valuable fish in the whole game, though there are plenty more valuable fish.

You can also hold onto it until C.J. comes to your island, who will buy it for 20% more than usual for 10,000 Bells.


When Are Hammerhead Sharks Available Until?

Like all the sharks added at the start of the month, Hammerhead Sharks are available to catch from the start of June until the end of September.

While sharks are overall far rarer than every other normal fish, the fact that they are around for so long means that you are almost certain to catch them before they rotate out of the game.

Just in case you struggle to find them in that time, don’t forget that you can always lean on time travel to get you back to a specific date. It’s your game, you play however you like.

The Hammerhead Shark is one of 80 fish in total in New Horizons to catch if you want to unlock the Golden Fishing Rod.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which is out now exclusively for Switch, is going to hammer away at any social life you may have. From our review:

“New Horizons is a great continuation of an already fantastic series of games, and paying back Tom Nook’s loan has never been so fun.”

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