Giant Stag

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"Whooaa! I caught a giant stag beetle! It's...well, it's GIANT!!! (Seriously! Look at it! It's huge!)" —Animal Crossing
"Whoa! I caught a giant beetle! He's so big and chunky and cool-looking, huh? He's the king of beetles!" —Wild World
"Whoa! A giant beetle! Augh, don't squish me!" —City Folk
"Whoa! I caught a giant stag! Small world, isn't it?" —New Leaf
Giant Stag
Giant Beetle
GiantBeetle.jpg
Scientific name Dorcus hopei
Family Lucanidae - Stag Beetles
Time of year July to August (Animal Forest)
June to August (Wild World, City Folk)
Time of day 11pm to 8am
Location On trees
Size 60 mm
Rarity Rare
Selling price 10,000 Bells
Appearances Doubutsu no Mori,
Doubutsu no Mori+,
Animal Crossing,
Doubutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The Giant Stag Beetle (オオクワガタ, Ōkuwagata); also known as Giant Beetle in Animal Crossing, Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk; or Giant Stag in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, is a rare insect found in every installment of the Animal Crossing series. It can be sold for 10,000 bells. It appears during the summer evenings, between the months of June and August, and between the times 11pm and 8am. It is extremely similar to the Stag Beetle, the only differences being that it is a bit darker and bigger.

Donation to the Museum[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"Your donation of such an obviously valuable insect is really quite generous. To me, however, it's just an overpriced cockroach. And that awful black luster...Horrendous!"

In Wild World[edit]

Upon donating the Giant Beetle to the Museum, Blathers will comment:

"If you took this to a shop, they'd be willing to pay you quite well for it, I'm sure. That said, all it looks like to me is a glorified, expensive cockroach! Perhaps that's just me..."

In City Folk[edit]

Upon donation to the Museum, Blathers will say:

"The giant beetle boasts a massive horn, and yet it's said this bug is actually something of a milquetoast. Apparently this bug would prefer to stay inside where other creatures won't bother it. How precious. Even I could handle being near such a shy insect! I shan't be touching it, though..."

After donation, the Giant Beetle can be found on the top-most level of the insect section, three trees to the right of the lamp on the left-hand side, on the tree between the Walkingstick and Bagworm tree and the Saw Stag Beetle tree.

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon donation to the museum, the Giant Stag can be found on a tree in the back of the upper right room of the insect section. The exhibit has this to say about the Giant Stag:

"Giant stags are huge stag beetles with one tooth in each side of their large jaws. They're very territorial but careful at the same time, so they usually hide in holes in trees. They have a long life span. Records show that some have lived up to five years. They're very popular among collectors as pets, so they commonly fetch a high price."

Encyclopedia Information[edit]

Wild World[edit]

Giant Stag (Wild World).gif ''These shy beetles are nocturnal. They live five years, so they make good pets."
  • Size- 68 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Night

City Folk[edit]

Giant Stag (City Folk).png ''Nocturnal and very skittish, their long lives make them popular pets."
  • Size- About 60 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Night-Morning


Further Information[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Lucane cerf-volant Kite stag. Probably a mistranslation, as the 'Lucanus cervus' lives only in Europe


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