Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Scorpion

In Animal Crossing New Horizons there are a number of activities for players to complete on their islands. One activity players can undertake is bug catching. There are a great number of bugs for players to catch in Animal Crossing New Horizons with some being more rare than others. Rare bugs are spawns that rarely appear on islands. These rare bugs sell for high number of bells and must be caught to complete your Critterpedia. To help you find one of the rare bugs use our how to catch Scorpion guide below.

Scorpion Critterpedia Information

Image showing the Scorpion Citterpedia information.

The rare Scorpion is a bug you can catch in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Like other rare bug getting the Scorpion to spawn is largely up to chance. Here is Critterpedia information to help you catch the Scorpion:

  • Northern Hemisphere Spawn: May – October.
  • Southern Hemisphere Spawn: November – April.
  • Catchable Hours: 7 PM – 4 AM.
  • Price: 8,000 Bells.

Scorpions typically spawn during the night time of the spawn periods listed above. These bugs can often be found scurrying around your island or on mystery islands. Before attempting to catch a Scorpion you will need to make sure you have a net.

How to Catch the Scorpion

Image showing how to catch a Scorpion in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

Note: Rare bugs are rare spawns which means some may get it soon while other’s may take a little longer. Don’t give up.

To find a Scorpion for yourself you will want to roam your island during the time window listed above. During this period of time you may encounter a Scorpion on your island. When you do encounter a Scorpion keep in mind it is similar to the Tarantula as it will attack you if you attempt to rush up to it. If you get hit by a Scorpion you will pass out and wake up at your house.

Alternative: There is a Scorpion Island that has a low chance of spawning on Mystery Islands tours (1%). This is a potential option if you are having trouble finding Scorpions on your island.

To catch a Scorpion what you want to do is approach it slowly with your net at the ready (hold A with net equipped to creep forward). While inching forward the Scorpion may rear up at you. Simply freeze then wait for it to relax. Inch forward again until you are within catching range and catch the rare bug.

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