Bell Cricket

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"I caught a bell cricket! I don't know the face...but the name sure rings a bell!" —Animal Crossing
"I caught a bell cricket! The littlest musician!" —Wild World
"I caught a bell cricket! How many Bells is it worth?" —City Folk
"I caught a bell cricket! Odd, it doesn't look like money..." —New Leaf
Bell Cricket
Bell Cricket NH.png
Scientific name
Homoeogryllus japonica
Months available September to October
Times available 5pm to 8am
Location Grass
Size 18 mm
Rarity Rare (Doubutsu no Mori, Animal Crossing)
Uncommon (Wild World)
Common (City Folk, New Leaf)
Sell price 430 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese スズムシ
Simplified Chinese 铃虫
French Grillon du Midi
Spanish Grillo campana
Italian Suzumushi
Russian Домашний сверчок

Korean 방울벌레
Traditional Chinese 鈴蟲
Quebec French Grillon du Midi
Latin American Spanish Grillo campana
German Singgrille
Dutch Belkrekel

The Bell Cricket (スズムシ, Suzumushi) is an insect in the Animal Crossing series. It can be found in autumn, between the months of September and October. It can be found in tall areas of grass in Animal Crossing, although it is heard only. In Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk, it can be found anywhere on the ground and is easier to catch than in the previous game.

Catch details[edit]

Wild World[edit]

Bell Cricket WW Sprite.png    ''Their chirps are extremely high pitched."
  • Size- 18 mm
  • Season- Fall
  • Time- Night

City Folk[edit]

Bell Cricket CF Icon.png     ''The frequency of their song is so high that it can't be transmitted over the phone."
  • Size- About 18 mm
  • Season- Fall
  • Time- Dusk to night

New Leaf[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]


Bell Cricket
"I caught a bell cricket! It would make a great bellhop!"

Time of Year North: Sep – Oct
South: Mar – Apr
Time of Day 5 PM – 8 AM
Location On the ground
Total Catch 0
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 430 Bells
Flick NH Character Icon.png Flick99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 645 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

Upon donation to the museum, Blathers the curator will say the following:

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"I actually find their voices quite soothing. On an autumn evening, when their cries fill the air...Delightful! Their appearance however, is not in the least bit engaging, and actually borders on repugnant. As for myself, I find them no better than cockroaches. Blech! Vile. Vile indeed. Truly, dirtily vile, eh wot?"

In Wild World[edit]

"The chirping of the bell crickets is interesting and even rather charming, wot! But the movement of their wings when they cry out... Blech! Gives me hives..."

In City Folk[edit]

"Bell crickets top my list of insects one should never look at directly... Such a vision of horror! A slick black body, long antennae, and foul wings that shake when it chirps! Blech! How can one be expected to abide such an odious monster?!"

The Bell Cricket is located on the second tier of the insect section, in the area just above the ramp from the first level.

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon being donated, the Bell Cricket can be found in the upper left room of the bug exhibit, near the rafflesia.

"The chirping sound of bell crickets is considered beautiful and tends to represent the coming of fall. This easily recognizable chirping is created when males of the species rub their forewings together. The resulting sound is much higher in pitch than the human voice, so it can't be heard over a phone."

In New Horizons[edit]

"The call of the bell cricket heralds the arrival of autumn. And I concede that it is a rather pleasant sound. What I do NOT find pleasant is the way these things rub their strange wings together to make their song! Ick and blech! And to make matters worse, bell crickets have been known to shed two of their four wings! And they simply leave these wings where they fall, as if it were litter! I simply cannot abide such odious behaviour."

When donated, it can be found in the northern room of the bug exhibit, in the center case with the other jumping bugs.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese スズムシ
Bell cricket (lit. "bell bug")

Korean 방울벌레

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
铃虫 / 鈴蟲

Russian Домашний сверчок
Domashnij sverchok
Home cricket

Dutch Belkrekel Bell cricket

German Singgrille Singing Cricket

European Spanish Grillo campana Bell cricket

European French Grillon du Midi Cricket from the South of France

Italian Suzumushi From Japanese name

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