Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Horned Atlas

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 9:06 am

You have a short time to catch these bugs.

We’re quickly approaching the end of August, which means Animal Crossing: New Horizons players with islands in the Northern Hemisphere only have a short time left to capture lots of different bugs before they go away for the year. One of these is the horned atlas, which can appear on the sides of palm trees late in the day (and early in the morning).

The horned atlas can appear on islands in the Northern Hemisphere from July to August. According to AllGamers, it can appear on islands in the Southern Hemisphere from January to February. The horned atlas can appear on the side of a palm tree at any time between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m.

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The horned atlas is a dark bug that has three horns sticking up from the top of its head. One is sticking straight up from the middle of the insect’s head, while the horns on the left and right side of the insect’s head are curved. Check out our short gameplay clip below to see what a horned atlas looks like when it’s hanging on the side of a palm tree.

Horned atlases can be sold for 8,000 Bells each at Nook’s Cranny, or for even more if you sell them to Flick when he visits your island. Remember, you’ll also need to donate one of these insects to Blathers at the museum if you want to finish your museum’s bug collection.

The horned atlas isn’t a very common bug, so it may take you some time to track one down. 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
Editor-in-Chief

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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