Net

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Artwork of a player holding a net in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The net is a tool used to catch insects as well as arachnids and crustaceans, which can be found all around town. Catching and donating insects is required to complete the museum's collection. All insects that are caught with a net are recorded in the player's encyclopedia.

Usage[edit]

A player holding the net in the water

Using the net will cause it to swing in front of the player. If the net strikes an insect, the player will successfully catch it. Striking flowers will cause the petals to fly, though it does no actual damage to them. Striking a villager three times with a net will prompt an immediate reaction (the villager tells the player to stop doing it) and make them angry or upset. The player can also hit the net on a fish shadow and it will swim away.

In Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori, Doubutsu no Mori e+, New Leaf, and New Horizons, the player can hold the "A" button with a net to move very slowly, and when the button is released, they will swing the net.

More advanced versions of the net can also be obtained. The Silver Net and Golden Net are larger than the standard net, increasing their range and making it much easier to catch insects.

Obtaining[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Nets in Animal Crossing

# Item Image Buy price Sell price Available from
57 Golden Net Golden Net Not for sale Cannot be sold  Tortimer
61 Net Net  500 Bells  125 Bells  Tom Nook's store
Includes data sourced from this Item Spreadsheet, compiled by TimeSword3D, AlexBot2004, Cuyler, Ruthless Cutie, SuperHamster, and vmario.

In Wild World[edit]

Nets in Animal Crossing: Wild World

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Info
Net Net WW Inv Icon.png  500 Bells  125 Bells  Tom Nook's store
Standard net
Golden Net Golden Net WW Inv Icon.png Not for sale  125 Bells  Tortimer (after collecting every insect in the game)
Larger net size

In City Folk[edit]

Nets in Animal Crossing: City Folk

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Info
Net Net CF Icon.png  500 Bells  125 Bells  Tom Nook's store
Standard net
Silver Net Silver Net CF Icon.png  500 Bells  125 Bells  Tom Nook's store
Larger net size
Golden Net Golden Net CF Icon.png Not for sale  125 Bells  Tortimer (after collecting every insect in the game)
Largest net size

In New Leaf[edit]

Nets in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Item Image Buy price Sell price Available from Note
Net Net NL Icon.png  500 Bells  125 Bells  Timmy and Tommy (May also be offered for sale from Isabelle at the beginning of the game)
Standard net
Silver Net Silver Net NL Icon.png  500 Bells  125 Bells  Museum Shop (Available for sale after donating 30 insects to the museum)
Larger net size
Golden Net Golden Net NL Icon.png Not for sale  125 Bells  Nat (during the Bug-Off after collecting every insect in the game)
Largest net size

In New Horizons[edit]

Nets in New Horizons will break after a specific amount of uses. Making a successful catch with a net, whether that is an insect, one of Wisp's souls, a cherry-blossom petal, maple leaf, or snowflake, will reduce its durability. A net's durability is not reduced when swinging the net or failing to catch anything.

Nets in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Item Image Buy price Sell price Available from Durability Customizable
Colorful Net Colorful Net  2,500 Bells  625 Bells  Nook's Cranny (upgraded)
30 Yes
Flimsy Net Flimsy Net  400 Bells
 100 Nook Miles
 100 Bells  Resident Services Tent
 Nook's Cranny
 Wilbur
 Crafting
10 No
Golden Net Golden Net Not for sale  10,400 Bells  Crafting
90 No
Net Net  900 Bells  225 Bells  Resident Services Tent
 Nook's Cranny
 Crafting
30 Yes
Outdoorsy Net Outdoorsy Net  2,500 Bells  625 Bells  Nook's Cranny (upgraded)
30 Yes
Star Net Star Net  2,500 Bells  625 Bells  Nook's Cranny (upgraded)
30 Yes
Includes data sourced from this Item Spreadsheet, compiled by 6480, noizhub, Ricky, chaiinchomp, saberslime, robotic_scarab, mollumisc, sunmarsh, kyrokey, obstinateRixatrix, jackiwi, Zalex, SuperHamster, kait, hyuum, Azarro, Czarcasm, cinnamon_swirlix, astronomyfortwo, Welcius, glowtopia, BriKun, Alyrei, dodocodes.com, StevieCoops, sneeze, Shiny190, TwistedPeach, LavaToaster, capstone, vmario, rocklamp, Alexis, Aeon, and PanchamBro.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese あみ
Ami

Korean 잠자리채
jamjarichae

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
捕虫网 / 捕蟲網
Bǔchóng wǎng
Insect trap

Russian Сачок
Sachok
Net

Dutch Net -

German Kescher Landing net

European Spanish Red Net

European French Filet Net

Italian Retino Net