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"I caught a grasshopper! You have much work to do, grasshopper!!!" —Animal Crossing
"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
Grasshopper NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Melanoplus sanguinipes
Family: '
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese キリギリス
Simplified Chinese 蚱蜢
French Sauterelle
Spanish Saltamontes
Italian Cavalletta
Russian Кузнечик

Korean 여치
Traditional Chinese 蚱蜢
Quebec French Sauterelle
Latin American Spanish Saltamontes
German Grashüpfer
Dutch Sprinkhaan

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.

Catch details[edit]

Wild World[edit]

Grasshopper WW Sprite.png    ''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 CF Icon.png     ''These eat until their stomachs bulge. When hungry, they may eat each other."
  • Size- 43 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Noon

In New Leaf[edit]


"I caught a grasshopper! Seems it's hopped its last!"

Time of Year Jul - Sep
All year (Tortimer Island)
Time of Day Jul:
4 PM - 5 PM
Aug - Sep:
8 AM - 5 PM
Tortimer Island:
8 AM - 5 PM
Peak Times Sep
Location On the ground
Tortimer Island
Size 34 mm
Rarity Common
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 160 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Horizons[edit]


"I caught a grasshopper! They're a grass act!"

Time of Year North: Jul – Sep
South: Jan – Mar
Time of Day 8 AM – 5 PM
Location On the ground
Total Catch 0
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 160 Bells
Flick NH Character Icon.png Flick99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 240 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

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. "

In New Horizons[edit]

Blathers will say the following once donated:

"Grasshoppers are known for making a "chirping" sounds. Though it doesn't sound like chirping to me... They make this rude racket by rubbing their hind legs against their wings. And though they eat seeds and pollen, they sometimes prey on smaller insects too. I say! Such violent table manners should not be tolerated! Horrible hoppers."

When donated, it is found in the back room of the bug exhibit in the tank to the left of the lab.

Real-world information[edit]

A grasshopper in real life

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese キリギリス

Korean 여치

Simplified Chinese 蚱蜢

Russian Кузнечик

Dutch Sprinkhaan Grasshopper

German Grashüpfer Grasshopper

European Spanish Saltamontes Grasshopper

European French Sauterelle Grasshopper

Italian Cavalletta Grasshopper