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How To Catch A Scorpion In ACNH

Finding it tough to catch a scorpion in Animal Crossing New Horizons? It is indeed. But, don't worry. Follow these tips that will help you catch scorpions in ACNH.

If you want to get your hands on the dangerous scorpion, you have to take some risks and have impeccable timing. It’s not easy to catch a scorpion in Animal Crossing New Horizons because it will crawl its way towards you quickly. It will then proceed to sting you which will make you faint! But don’t worry, in this guide, we will explain how to catch a Scorpion easily.

How to Catch a Scorpion in ACNH?


This rare bug will be available for catching during the months of May, June, July, August, September and October in the Northern Hemisphere. The timings to catch it are 7 pm to 4 am which means that you have to look for it during night time. In the Southern Hemisphere, you can catch scorpions from November to April.

If you approach a scorpion while it is looking at you, it will raise its claws to threaten you. Within no time, it will advance towards you and then crawl away when you fall to the ground.

To catch it, you need to equip a net just like you do for all bugs. Next, hold the A button to sneak up on the scorpion. Release the button when you are ready to swing at it and catch it.


You can also maintain a safe distance until the scorpion lowers its claws. Once the scorpion does this – walk towards it, swing with your net and catch it. You might have to do this multiple times to get closer to it because the scorpion will keep raising and lowering its guard.

After you catch it, you can either donate it to Blathers’ Museum or sell it for 8000 Bells.

If you don’t see scorpions spawning on your island, try going on a Mystery Island tour where you might just end up on ‘scorpion island’ packed with loads of scorpions. Use 2000 Nook Miles to get a Nook Miles ticket with which you can visit a random island. If you are lucky, it can be the one with scorpions, but no promises. In case you get stung there, you will respawn on the Mystery Island itself. Due to this, you can easily farm scorpions there.


So, this is all about catching scorpions in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Be sure to check our ACNH wiki for more such helpful tips!