- "WHOA! I caught a golden stag! The light, the blinding light!" —City Folk
- "Whoa! I caught a golden stag! Better not spend it all at one place!" —New Leaf
|Scaribidae - Scarab Beetles|
|Months available||July to August|
|Times available||5 PM to 8 AM|
|Location||On palm trees|
|Rarity||Rare (New Leaf - On Island)|
Very Rare (City Folk, New Leaf - In town)
|Sell price||12,000 Bells|
|Name in other languages|
The Golden Stag (オウゴンオニクワガタ, Ōgon'onikuwagata)is a rare beetle that is tied with the Horned Hercules at 12,000 Bells as the most expensive insect in the game. Its first appearance is in Animal Crossing: City Folk. It is rare, and it can be found only on palm trees. It can be caught if the player approaches it as slowly as possible.
| ''As their name states, these bugs have golden bodies, but looks like it has a silver body when on a palm tree. Raising them is tough."|
In Pocket Camp
In New Horizons
Donating to the museum
In City Folk
Though less dramatically shaped than most stag beetles, this bug's gold, shiny color makes up for it! Another notable point about the species is the friendly way males and females interact. The most successful families are the ones that get along best, eh wot? Well done... vile bugs."
After donation, the Golden Stag can be found on the second tier of the insect section in the first enclosure, walking on the tree stump towards the back. Once the Hercules Beetle has been donated, both will fight on the stump - lifting one another up in the air then tipping each other over.
In New Leaf
Upon donation to the museum, the Golden Stag can be found on the stump in the upper right room of the Insect section. If the Horned Hercules is also in the museum, the two will be fighting on the stump.
"Golden stags are named after their unique gold color and are highly prized by collectors. They shine like gold when their bodies are dry, but when it's humid, they actually look black. Golden stags have short mandibles that aren't good for fighting, but males sometimes fight for territory. The males are surprisingly friendly to the females, which gives these beetles a likeable quality."
In New Horizons
"Yes. Yes. The golden stag beetle is quite the prize thanks to its metallic gold coloring. But let me speak plainly...The golden stag is NOT made of gold. It is made of BUG, through and through. And thus it is vile! Golden stag? Bah! Gross stag is more like it.
Names in other languages