How to catch a Robust Cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Our sturdy guide will help you catch a robust cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Go big or go bust. If you’re trying to catch a Robust Cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, we can make sure you’re definitely doing the former. This loud bug is a noisy neighbor during the summer months, so give your island some peace and quiet by learning how to catch Robust Cicada with our guide below.

How to catch a Robust Cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to catch robust cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
 
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So you think you’re a tough guy? Well this bug is pretty sturdy, but following the steps below you should catch it with ease. To catch a Robust Cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons you need to have a net ready from 8am - 5pm during July and August in the northern hemisphere (Jan-Feb in the southern hemisphere). Here are all the details you need to know about the Robust Cicada:

  • When: 8am - 5pm, July - August
  • Where: On Trees
  • Value: 300 Bells

The Robust Cicada only appears on trees, and due to its vibrating body, should be quite easy to spot. If you want to catch one you need to prepare your net in advance, hold down the A button and slowly walk towards the tree, only swinging when close. If you run or sprint near the tree with the cicada on then you’ll scare it off. Patience is key. 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Robust Cicada
 
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Related: How to catch a Miyama Stag in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Now that you know how to catch the Robust Cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, be sure to deliver the first of those bad boys to Blathers’ museum. After that you can drop them to Timmy and Tommy for 300 bells, or wait for Flick to visit for an extra bell boost. If you’re after more bugs, check out our July bug and fish list to see all the new critters that have arrived. Otherwise, click here to head to our Animal Crossing: New Horizons game hub for more tips, tricks and features for the game.

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