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Stinkbug NH Icon.png Stinkbug  
Artwork of stinkbug
Real-world info
Name: Palomena prasina
Family: Pentatomidae
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages

The stinkbug is an insect introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf found on trees. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it now spawns on flowers, and it can be caught from spring to mid fall.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


"I caught a stinkbug! Yup, yup, that stinks all right!"

Time of year Apr – Oct
Time of day All day
Peak times N/A
Location On trees (hardwood and cedar)
Size Unknown
Rarity Very common
Selling price  120 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Horizons[edit]


"I caught a stinkbug! It lives up to its name!"

Time of year North: Mar – Oct
South: Sep – Apr
Time of day All day
Location On flowers
Weather Any except rain
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 120 Bells
 Flick 180 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon being donated, the stinkbug can be found in the room of the bug exhibit with the light in, resting on a tree near the light.

"Stinkbugs are known for their foul smell, enough to drive away most predators and people. The smell is so strong that if they release it in an airtight place, they pass out from their own smell. They like to gather in clumps to stay warm in sunshine, though they will seek out warm houses as well."

In New Horizons[edit]

"I daresay the name says it all... Stinkbugs are known for their stench. Hoo! Peeyew! As it happens, these crop-eating pests use straw-like mouths to pierce plants and drink the juices. And when threatened, they use a smelly chemical in their belly to release their odious odor! Hoo! How DO they live with themselves?""


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese カメムシ

Korean 노린재

Simplified Chinese 椿象

Russian Щитник

Dutch Schildwants

German Stinkwanze Stinkbug

European Spanish Chinche

European French Pumpum (NL)
Punaise (NH)

Italian Cimice