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Dungeness Crab ACNH: How to Catch and Price

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In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the Dungeness Crab is needed for the Turkey Day dinner celebration.

The crab makes its first appearance in the series in New Horizons, meaning most players won't be aware of how to catch it for this event.

How to Catch the Dungeness Crab

The Dungeness Crab can be found by diving in the ocean, from November to May on the Northern Hemisphere.

As for the Southern Hemisphere, it's the direct opposite and can be found from May to November.

The crab can be found at any time of day and its shadow size below the player will be medium. It's worth 1,900 bells.

How to Dive in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

1. Buy a Wetsuit

To catch the Dungeness Crab, players must first purchase the Wetsuit item, which was added in the version 1.3.0 update.

You can purchase the Wetsuit at Nook's Cranny on your island or they can be purchased with Nook Miles in the Nook Stop.

How to Catch the Dungeness Crab
Photo of the Nook Stop's Wetsuit / Photo via Ashley Cortez/Nintendo

This version of the Wetsuit costs 800 miles and is arguably the nicer-looking Wetsuit of the two.

How to Catch the Dungeness Crab
Photo of the Nook Shopping Wetsuit / Photo via Ashley Cortez/Nintendo

Another version of the Wetsuit can be purchased in the Nook Shopping on the Nook Stop for 3,000 bells, much like the version in Nook's Cranny.

2. Go Diving

To dive, the player must equip the Wetsuit, go to one of the edges of their island and get in the water.

There are multiple points on the island to do this, specifically on any part where the beach meets the water, the rocks and the pier.

From there, the player can begin swimming around the ocean until a shadow appears near them, meaning a creature is below.