Goliath Beetle

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"I caught the goliath beetle! It's... GOLIATH!" —Wild World
Goliath Beetle
Goliath Beetle NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Goliathus goliatus
Family: Scarabaeidae - Scarab Beetles
Cetoniinae - Flower Scarabs
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 Scarabée Goliath
 Scarabeo Golia
 Scarabée Goliath

The Goliath Beetle (ゴライアスハナムグリ, Goraiasuhanamuguri) is a red and black beetle that sits on palm trees during the summer months in the evening. It is an expensive insect, selling for 6,000 Bells.

Catch details[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

Goliath Beetle WW Sprite.png    ''The largest of its kind, they're also good fliers."
  • Size- 90 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Warm nights

In City Folk[edit]


Goliath Beetle
"I caught a goliath beetle! GOOOOOOOOOLIATH!"

Description The largest of its kind in the world, these can fly like birds.
Time of year Jun – Sep
Time of day Jun; Sep:
7 PM – 8 AM
Jul – Aug:
5 PM – 8 AM
Peak times N/A
Location On palm trees
Bug size 90 mm
Rarity Very rare
Selling price  6000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]


Goliath Beetle
"I caught a goliath beetle! Hah! He doesn't look so big."

Time of year Jun - Sep
All year (Tortimer Island)
Time of day Jun; Sep:
7 PM - 8 AM
Jul - Aug:
5 PM - 8 AM
Tortimer Island:
5 PM - 8 AM
Peak times N/A
Location On palm trees (can be found on Tortimer Island)
Size 108 mm
Rarity Very rare
Selling price  6000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Goliath Beetle

Event availability None
Location Sunburst Island
Size 98.2 mm - 117.9 mm
Rarity ★★★
Catch rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling price  4,000 Bells
Request reward  2,000 Bells
4 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie, Bronze Treats, Sparkle Stones (1.6%)

In New Horizons[edit]


Goliath Beetle
"I caught a goliath beetle! Am I a legend or what?"

Time of year North: Jun – Sep
South: Dec – Mar
Time of day 5 PM – 8 AM
Location On palm trees
Weather Any weather
Spawn requirement Catch 100 total bugs
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 8000 Bells
 Flick 12000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

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

In Wild World[edit]

"Horned beetles are said to be the largest of the beetle families, wot? Indeed, in some regions, this is the largest beetle on record. It certainly has the largest repulsiveness quota. Hardly something to brag about..."

In City Folk[edit]

"Goliath beetles are a variety of fruit beetle with a very long scientific name. As stands to reason, given their name, these beetles are incredibly strong. Beyond that morsel of knowledge, I know little, because they utterly REPULSE me..."

It can be found in the middle terrace on the lonely palm tree to the right of the exhibit.

In New Leaf[edit]

"Goliath beetles, named after the legendary giant, are among the largest insects in the world. The larvae can weight four ounces or more. Once matured, they are only half that weight, however. They spend their days flying from tree to tree to feed on tree sap or fruits."

It can be found in the left most wall, in the far left room, on the palm tree closest to the top left corner.

In New Horizons[edit]

"Hoo! Ewww! The goliath beetle is a colossal creature that can grow up to four-inches long. Yes, they love to sup on sap and pollen, and frolic among the flowers. But did you know, the goliath beetle has a horn upon its head that it uses to fight its foes? And picture this... Each one of this behemoth's legs ends in pinchers! Deep...calming...breaths..."

It can be found in the main bug room on a big tree on the top right corner.

Commissioning a model[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if the player brings three Goliath Beetles to Flick to commission a model, he will say the following:

"R-really? You want a sculpture of a goliath beetle? Fell juggernaut of the backyard? It is the exquisite intersection of mighty strength and graceful grace! Plus those cool white markings! I promise this will be my gigantic-est masterpiece, and I shall title it The Grand Goliath Beetle!"


Real-world information[edit]

The Goliathus giganteus (the Goliath Beetle) and the other five members of the genus are all natives to Africa, primarily around the equatorial tropics. Unlike other scarab beetles in the sub. family of Cetoniinae (flower scarab beetles), it requires a high protein diet as a larva - in captivity the larvae can eat cat and/or dog food alongside dried leaves. Like its relatives, adults prefer to feed on sugar-rich fluids like tree sap and the juice from fruits. As in other horned scarabaeoid beetles, only the males possess the tiny horns; females have shorter, rectangular heads.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ゴライアスオオツノハナムグリ
Goliath large-horned flower scarab

Korean 골리앗왕꽃무지
Goliath scarab

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
歌利亚大角花金龟 / 哥利亞大角花金龜
gēlìyà dàjiǎo huājīn'guī
Goliath large-horned flower scarab

Russian Жук-голиаф
Goliath beetle

Dutch Goliathkever Goliath beetle

German Goliathkäfer Goliath beetle

European Spanish Goliat Goliath

European French Scarabée Goliath Goliath beetle

Italian Scarabeo Golia Goliath beetle