Animal Crossing New Horizon: Complete guide to all the new seasonal changes happening in May 2022

Changing seasons and months not only impact the real world, but also affect Animal Crossing New Horizons. The life sim title follows a similar roller coaster of changes the real world is experiencing. This adds an interesting layer to the game and keeps it pretty fresh throughout the year. With new events every month, players can also find new DIY recipes, bugs, sea creatures, and fish that come and go on your island in May.


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May has arrived on the island with changes that players would love. Breaking with the monotony of daily tasks, here is a list of incredible events that will enter Animal Crossing New Horizons.

Animal Crossing New Horizons seasonal events and changes in May

2022 has already registered many changes in the list of events in place and has even skipped some. The studio not only shortened Pave’s Festivale in February to just one day, but also scrapped Nature Day. With these changes already underway, here’s a look at the events that will end in May.


Children’s Day: (April 28 – May 5): Nook’s cranny will feature The Carp Banner and Newsprint Helmet as seasonal during this time.

May 1 (May 1 – May 7): Like every year, even this Rover will offer rewards for completing the May Day Tour.

Mothers’ Day: The mom thank you cup and carnations will be up for grabs at this event.

International Museum Day: (May 18 – May 31): Another great chance for players to choose gold museum plagues by the stamp rally in the museum.

Cheese Roll: (May 22 – May 31): Get the Double Gloucester Cheese item during the last stage of May with this event.


Young spring bamboo season (February 25 – May 31): The last opportunity for players to choose all bamboo furniture will end in May. Players can collect raw materials from bamboos and use them to forge items such as Grove Wall, Noodle Slide, Shoot Lamp, Wand, Light Bamboo Rug, Green-Leaf Pile, and Pan Flute DIY.

There’s a massive list of animals that will leave the island and might arrive, making room for the next creatures to take over. The list of new creatures arriving in the month is as follows.


  • Great Purple Emperor (4 a.m. to 7 p.m.): Can be found randomly on the island and offers 3,000 Bells as a reward when sold.
  • Banded dragonfly (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.): Catch these tricky dragonflies and flip them for 4,500 Bells.
  • Pondskater (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.): Only sells for 130 bells and is available at certain times near the ponds.
  • Diving Beetle (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.): Likes to sleep near calm water-like ponds and offers 800 Bells in return.
  • Violin beetle: Available all day but only carries a mediocre price of 450 Bells.
  • Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Catching this giant Birdwing won’t be an easy task as it costs a decent price of 4,000 Bells.
  • Beetle Rosalia Batesi: Available throughout the day but only found on tree stumps and can be exchanged for 4,000 Bells.
  • Scorpio (7 p.m. to 4 a.m.): Likes to stay underground and sells for the high price of 8,000 bells.

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  • Frog: Easily found on the island as it sells for the low price of 150 bells
  • Catfish (4 p.m. to 9 a.m.): These fish are known to invade ponds and when caught can sell for 800 Bells,
  • Snack on fish (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Found mostly in river belts and can enrich your pockets with 1,500 Bells,
  • Angelfish (4 p.m. to 9 a.m.): Another flowing river dweller, but it can get you 3,000 bells when sold,
  • Betta (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Find these fish to make a quick profit of 2,500 Bells
  • Rainbowfish (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.): A beautiful fish that can serve as a great addition but does not offer much value in return as it sells for 800 Bells.
  • giant trevally: Available at all times and can yield 4,500 bells.
  • mahi mahi: Seen mostly on the dock throughout the day and it can sell for 6,000 bells.

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  • Sea urchin: Readily available all day and carries a resale price of 1,700 bells.
  • Slate pencil urchin (4 p.m. to 9 a.m.): It will only net you 2,000 bells and can only be found at a certain time.
  • Gigas giant clam: Can be found throughout the day but is hard to catch, as it sells for an extremely high price of 15,000 bells.
  • Spotted Garden Eel (4 a.m. to 9 p.m.): Can be found within the specified time frame and can be picked up for a moderate price of 1,100 bells.
  • Vampire Squid (4 p.m. – 9 a.m.): Only available at a specific time and sells for the high price of 10,000 Bells

Keep your eyes peeled for all these seasonal items and creatures because they won’t be sticking around for long.

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