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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Starfish: Is it in the Game?

"I got sea star! Is a group called a constellation?" —New Leaf
"I got sea star! Is a group called a constellation?" —New Leaf | Nintendo

Animal Crossing: New Horizons starfish is a sought after item by players. Do you want to be the aquarium star you always dreamed of in your island community?

Catching starfish—otherwise known as "sea stars" to the Animal Crossing community—is much easier said than done. Truthfully, not much is known about how to catch them in New Horizons. We do know they exist in the franchise, however, as they've appeared in previous games.

Here's everything you need to know about starfish and sea stars in Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Starfish

Sea stars are benthic, deep sea creatures that can only be found by special means. They are available all day, all year round, and will net you 100 bells upon selling. They often appear as cherry-red or sunset-orange five-pointed stars. It's usual size is around 11 in.

It has a small circular shadow that appears on the surface of the water. In New Leaf, it could only be located by diving down to reach it. This is the only game that the sea star has been available in so far.

These star-shaped creatures have hundreds of tiny feet attached to their mobile arms. This allows them to slowly walk and open shellfish for food, making them effective predators.

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Starfish ACNH: Is it in the Game?

Yes, unfortunately, this means that sea stars have not been confirmed for New Horizons.

Players had to obtain a wet suit in order to dive for sea stars and other deep sea fish. It's unclear whether something like that exists in New Horizons, as other deep sea creatures have been able to be caught by a normal fishing pole off the shore.