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"I caught a grasshopper! You have much work to do, grasshopper!!!" —Animal Crossing (GCN)
"I caught a grasshopper! No vacationing for these guys, even in the summer!" —Wild World
"I caught a grasshopper! Hop on over here!" —City Folk
"I caught a grasshopper! Seems it's hopped its last!" —New Leaf
Scientific name Melanoplus sanguinipes
Time of year August to September (Animal Forest)
July to September (Animal Crossing, Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf)
Time of day 8am to 5pm (Animal Forest, New Leaf)
7am to 8pm (Animal Crossing, Wild World, City Folk)
Location On the ground
Size 43 mm
Rarity Common
Selling price 130 Bells (Animal Forest),
160 Bells (Animal Crossing, Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf)
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

The grasshopper (キリギリス, Kirigirisu) is an insect that can be sold for 160 Bells. It is found from July until September.

Donating to the Museum[edit]

As with all insects in the Animal Crossing series, the grasshopper can be donated to the Museum. Blathers will give a talk on the insect.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"I actually find their voices quite soothing. On an autumn evening, when their cries fill the air... Delightful! Their appearance however, is not in the least bit engaging, and actually borders on repugnant. As for myself, I find them no better than cockroaches. Blech! Vile. Vile indeed. Truly, dirtily vile, eh wot?"

In Wild World[edit]

"Autumn bugs like this one often sound alluring, wot? Even so, one look at their plump, repellant bellies is all it takes to......snap me back to reality! Blech! So very vile..."

In City Folk[edit]

After catching a grasshopper, it can be donated to the museum. There, Blathers the curator will speak about it:

"Have you ever noticed that these little fellows have a tendency to easily lose or break a leg? Hoo, yes, you catch one in your net, but in doing so you pop off a leg. Then you grow sad and nauseated. And then the broken-off leg keeps kicking despite being no longer attached! And then you flee in terror!"

The grasshopper can then be found on the central terrace of the insect room, by the easternmost stump, along with the Walking Leaf.

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon being donated, the grasshopper can be found in the room of the bug exhibit with the Rafflesia in, hopping around in the center of the room. The exhibit has this to say about the grasshopper:

"Grasshoppers are known for their unique songs, but unlike crickets, it doesn't come from their wings. Rather, the chirping sound comes from their rubbing their legs together. They look like a thicker version of locusts, but some species of grasshoppers actually eat locusts. "

Encyclopedia information[edit]

Wild World[edit]

Grasshopper (Wild World).gif    ''They look like chubby crickets. Unlike crickets, though, they don't eat bugs."
  • Size- 43 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- All day

City Folk[edit]

Grasshopper (City Folk).png     ''These eat until their stomachs bulge. When hungry, they may eat each other."
  • Size- 43 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Noon

Further information[edit]

A grasshopper in real life

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Sauterelle Grasshopper
Italian Cavalletta Grasshopper

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