How to Catch a Grasshopper in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Grasshoppers have arrived in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Here's how to catch the high jumping creatures and how much they're worth.

A new month is underway and that means plenty of new creatures are headed to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you’ve played recently, you may have noticed that your island is overrun with grasshoppers, as they are one of the new July bugs. Well, in this guide we will tell you everything you need to know about how to catch a grasshopper in New Horizons, as well as what times and months they appear and how many Bells they’re worth. Let’s get started!

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Much like real-life, New Horizons grasshoppers will start to appear now that the summer sun is shining. Players in the Northern Hemisphere will be able to catch grasshoppers from July-September, while those in the Southern Hemisphere can catch them from January-March. Further, the high jumping bugs can be found chilling in the grassy areas on your island from 8 AM – 5 PM local time. 

To actually catch a grasshopper in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you’ll simply need to sneak up behind them with a net and capture them before they hop away. Like most any bug, if you’re too loud, they’ll run away and disappear. However, if you sneak up on them, you should be able to catch them no problem. After you have a grasshopper or two in your possession, you’ll be able to sell them for 160 Bells or donate them to Blathers. 

If you need a break from catching grasshoppers, there is a plethora of new fish that were introduced to the game this July as well. So if you need a change of pace, grab your fishing pole and some bait and head to the water. If you’re not tired of catching bugs yet, you can start preparing for the next Bug Off event which will task players with catching a certain number of bugs in a timed trial in exchange for some cool rewards.

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Nintendo has also announced a series of summer updates, the first of which will allow players to swim and dive in the water for all sorts of new creatures. The update is also set to bring new quests and NPCs to the game that should keep players entertained during the coming months.

Check out one of our video guides for the popular game where we take a look at how to catch sharks:

If you’re an avid bug hunter, we have tons of great guides on our homepage that will help you catch the new July creatures. Additionally, in the links below you’ll find some of our more recent Animal Crossing: New Horizons coverage that should help you get started.

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