How to Get Horned Atlas in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The Horned Atlas is one of the unique bugs that players can acquire in Animal Crossing: New Horizons during July.

One of the most exciting aspects of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is when a different month arrives. The reasoning for why it is an exciting time when a different month comes is the addition of bugs that were not available for players to encounter and catch in the previous month. This will be the case for July, as players will have a group of bugs that they now have the opportunity to catch. One of these bugs is the Horned Atlas, and we have everything you need to know to catch a Horned Atlas covered for you. 

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Horned Atlas Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Players will find that the Horned Atlas will spawn on the palm trees on your island. You will be able to find this creature on trees between 5 PM and 8 AM, which means that players do have to dedicate a portion of time during a specific period of time to have a chance of getting this bug for their collection.

The Horned Atlas will spawn in the world of the latest entry in the fan-favorite Nintendo franchise between July and August, which means that players who are interested in getting this bug will have plenty of time to do so throughout the next couple of months.

Horned Atlas Animal Crossing New Horizons

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This particular bug will net players a total of 8,000 Bells when they sell it, meaning that those who can get their hands on one of these critters will be rewarded handsomely. 

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Do you want to learn more about Animal Crossing: New Horizons besides how to catch a Horned Atlas? If so, be sure to check out our dedicated hub for the high-profile game or three of our most recent pieces of coverage below:

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