Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Cricket

Thursday, August 27th, 2020 8:35 am

You may hear this insect before you see it!

There are a few insects in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that make noise, allowing you to potentially hear them even before you see them. One of these bugs is the cricket, which is about to start appearing on islands in the Northern Hemisphere.

Specifically, crickets will appear on islands in the Northern Hemisphere between September and November. According to AllGamers, they’ll appear on islands in the Southern Hemisphere from March to May. Crickets can appear on the ground between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m.

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Crickets are small brown insects that make a high-pitched noise as they sit on the ground. Check out our gameplay clip below to hear this sound, so you’ll know exactly what to listen for as you play your own game.

Crickets aren’t very valuable. They can only be sold for 130 Bells each at Nook’s Cranny, though you can earn a bit more Bells for them if you sell them to Flick when he visits your island. Either way, it’s worth catching at least one of these insects so you can donate it to Blathers at the museum.

In our experience, the cricket is a common insect in New Horizons. Even so, it will still take you quite some time to track down one of every bug in the game. That being the case, you may want to check out the ChargePlay Clutch from HyperX. It can extend your device’s battery life so you can play New Horizons (and other Switch games) for a longer period of time before having to charge your Switch. Head over to HyperX’s website to learn more about the ChargePlay Clutch and the company’s other Switch accessories.

To learn more about Animal Crossing: New Horizons, or to view the rest of our guides for the game, check out our previous coverage.

Disclosure: Nintendo gave SuperParent a code for Animal Crossing: New Horizons for coverage purposes. In addition, HyperX is a sponsor of SuperParent.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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