How to catch a Walking Leaf in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Secure this sneaky bug by learning how to catch a Walking Leaf in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Leaf us alone! Ahh, fine, if you want to learn how to catch a Walking Leaf in Animal Crossing: New Horizons then we can help you out. These little bugs have appeared in northern hemisphere islands from July, but they can prove surprisingly hard to spot until you get up close. Below, you’ll find all the information you need to catch a Walking Leaf in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

How to catch a Walking Leaf in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to catch a walking leaf animal crossing: new horizons
 
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Like the forest-floor equivalent of the Hermit Crab, Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Walking Leaf is a new bug that camouflages itself in an attempt to stay hidden. If you’re hoping to catch one then you’ll need to grab a net and head out during the months of July - September in the northern hemisphere, or January - March in the southern hemisphere. Here are the key details about the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Walking Leaf:

  • When: All Day, July - September
  • Where: Ground, near trees, disguised as a leaf
  • Value: 600 Bells

Much like the Hermit Crab which disguises itself as a shell, the Walking Leaf will disguise itself as a leaf, appearing as the same shape as a piece of furniture when dropped from your inventory or shaken out of a tree. Naturally if you see one of these on the ground you’ll rush over to grab it, but instead of a new table or fridge, you’ll find the Walking Leaf pop out from its disguise and start waddling away. Don’t let it get too far though! Whip that net out and take a swing.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Walking Leaf guide
 
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Because it doesn’t travel very fast, it should be pretty easy to catch a Walking Leaf once you know what you’re looking for. Wander around your island and keep an eye out for anything that looks like a piece of furniture on the ground (a leaf with a chunk missing). If you see one, get your net out then approach and swing!

Related: How to catch a Miyama Stag

Now that you know how to catch a Walking Leaf in Animal Crossing New Horizons, you may want to visit our July bug and fish list to see everything else you could catch. You can also click here to see our full insect catalogue to know when every single bug in the game arrives.

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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