How to catch Giant Cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Get some piece of quiet on your island by learning how to catch the Giant Cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Would you keep it down out there? No? Well now you’ve asked for the net! The song of the Giant Cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is either calming or infuriating, but however you feel, you’ll want to learn how to catch this big bug. To help you out, we’ve put together a guide with all the details you need to know about how to catch a Giant Cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

How to catch Giant Cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to catch Giant Cicada in Animal Crossing New Horizons
 
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To catch a Giant Cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you need to be out and about during the months of July and August. The Giant Cicada – much like the rest of its churring brethren – can be found on trees, making a ruckus. Here are the key details you should know about the bug:

  • When: 8am - 5pm, July - August
  • Where: On Trees
  • Value: 500 Bells

The Giant Cicada is quite easily spottable as it’s roughly twice the size of the other bugs you’ll see on trees, and as a black bug, it stands out quite clearly from the trees it rests on. It also makes a much deeper churring noise than most other cicadas, so should be quite recognizable. Run around the tree-filled areas of your island and you’ll be bound to find one before long.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Giant Cicada guide
 
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To catch it, you need to get your net out and hold the A button to approach slowly, net raised. If you sprint or run too close to the cicada it will fly off. Approach slowly and swing from in front of the tree to catch a Giant Cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Related: How to catch brown cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

After picking up your new pal, be sure to drop one off with Blathers – though you shouldn’t expect him to be happy about it! Any extras you collect can be sold to Timmy and Tommy for 500 bells or saved for a visit from Flick if you want to make a bit more.

Now that you know how to catch a Giant Cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, be sure to head over to our full list of new bugs and fish for July so you can catch up on the other new arrivals. For everything else Animal Crossing: New Horizons, click here to visit our game hub.

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