Centipede

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Centipede
Centipede NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Lithobius forficatus
Family: Lithobiidae -brown centipedes
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 ムカデ
 蜈蚣
 Mille-pattes
 Ciempiés
 Centopiedi
 Многоножка
 지네
 蜈蚣
 Mille-pattes
 Ciempiés
 Hundertfüßer
 Duizendpoot

A Centipede (ムカデ, Mukade) is a type of bug found, like Pill Bugs, under rocks by striking it with a Shovel or an Axe. They can be found from 4 PM to 11 PM in all games. They are worth 300 Bells.

Catch details[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

#61

Centipede
"I caught a centipede! It's got a million legs! Or, you know, a hundred."

Description Very few of these actually have more than 100 legs. They have nasty bites.
Time of year Jun - Feb
Time of day 4 PM - 11 PM
Peak times N/A
Location From hitting rocks
Bug size 25 mm
Rarity Very uncommon
Selling price  300 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In New Leaf[edit]

#69

Centipede
"I caught a centipede! Impede the centipede!"

Time of year Jun - Feb
Time of day 4 PM - 11 PM
Peak times N/A
Location From hitting rocks
Size 152 mm
Rarity Very uncommon
Selling price  300 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In New Horizons[edit]

#77

Centipede
"I caught a centipede! 99 more and I'll have a dollarpede!"

Time of year North: Sep – Jun
South: Mar – Dec
Time of day 4 PM – 11 PM
Location From hitting rocks
Weather Any weather
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 300 Bells
 Flick 450 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


Donating to the museum[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

Upon donation to the museum, Blathers will say this about the Centipede:

"Indeed, centipedes are quite fast to boot, wot? If the beast attacks us, how will we flee to safety? Moreover, they have hard shells, so we can't stop it with a furious stomping... We're doomed!"

The Centipede can be found on the second level, near the rafflesia, along with the Fly and Flea.

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon being donated, the Centipede can be found in the upper left room of the bug exhibit, near the rafflesia. The exhibit has this to say about the Centipede:

"Despite the name, centipedes have a varying number of legs, from about 30 to 46 rather than 100. They also have forcipules, which are the modification of the first pair of legs, that inject venom. Centipedes are sometimes used as ingredient in herbal medicine, though the effect is questionable."

In New Horizons[edit]

When asked about the bug, Blathers will say the following:

"The centipede's name means '100 legs.' But I tell you now, that's a lie! These ugly bugs can have as few as 15 pairs of legs...or as many as 171. But because of how their bodies are segmented, they never have exactly 100! Hoo! It's true! You know what else is true? Centipedes are carnivorous, aggressive, and venomous! And their bite is quite painful too! Hoo-rrible things, I say"

The centipede can be found in the leftmost glass display with the Pill Bug and the Moth.

Real-world information[edit]

The centipede in this game appears to be the brown centipede, found in Europe. Unlike what most people think, centipedes are not insects. They actually belong to the class of animals known as Chilopoda, which are close relatives to millipedes and small myriapods known as symphylids.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ムカデ
mukade
Centipede (Etymology unknown)

Korean 지네
jine
Centipede (Etymology unknown)

Simplified Chinese 蜈蚣
wúgōng
Centipede (from location of discovery)

Russian Многоножка
Mnogonozhka
Myriapod

Dutch Duizendpoot Thousand feet

German Hundertfüßer Derived from hundert Füße (hundred feet).

European Spanish Ciempiés Hundred feet

European French Mille-pattes Thousand feet

Italian Centopiedi Hundred feet

Trivia[edit]

  • The Prima City Folk Guide incorrectly states in their bug guide that Centipedes are found on flowers instead of rocks. This may have caused confusion to some players looking for the Centipede.