Great Purple Emperor

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Great Purple Emperor
Great Purple Emperor NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Sasakia charonda
Family: Nymphalidae
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 オオムラサキ
 大紫蛱蝶
 大紫蛺蝶
 왕오색나비
 Sasakia charonda
 Grand empereur pourpre
 Marip. emperador japonés
 Marip. emperador japonés
 Farfalla imperatore viola
 Сасакия харонда
 Japan-Schillerfalter
 Paarse keizervlinder

The Great Purple Emperor[nb 1] (known as the Purple Butterfly prior to New Horizons) is bug in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Doubutsu no Mori. After Doubutsu no Mori e+, the Purple Butterfly remained absent from the Animal Crossing series until Pocket Camp, where it was available for a limited time as part of the 'All Aflutter Butterfly Goals' event. It later reappeared once again in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

#4
Great Purple Emperor
"Yes! I caught a great purple emperor butterfly! This butterfly supposedly comes from a far-off island!"

Time of year Jun – Aug
Time of day 8 AM – 5 PM
Location Flying near flowers
Selling price  2000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In Pocket Camp[edit]

#26

Great Purple Emperor

Event availability All Aflutter Butterfly Goals
Location Sunburst Island
Size 105.1 mm - 114.9 mm
Rarity ★★★
Catch rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling price  2,000 Bells
Request reward  1,500 Bells
3 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie (20%), Bronze Treats (30%)


In New Horizons[edit]

#7

Great Purple Emperor
"I caught a great purple emperor! Its purple reign is over now!"

Time of year North: May – Aug
South: Nov – Feb
Time of day 4 AM – 7 PM
Location Flying near flowers
Weather Any except rain
Spawn requirement Catch 50 total bugs
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 3000 Bells
 Flick 4500 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


Donating to the museum[edit]

As with all bugs in the Animal Crossing series, the Great Purple Emperor can be donated to the museum by talking to Blathers, who will also tell the player some information about the donation.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"There's an old saying among some of my contemporaries: "Butterflies are beautiful, yet moths are monstrous." Well, if you were to ask me, I'd say they were all the same! By which I mean disgusting! Truly hoo-rrific, wot wot!"

In New Horizons[edit]

"The great purple emperor lives high in the treetops and is renowned for its pretty purple-hued wings. Its impressive bird-like wingspan and elusive nature have made it a favorite among butterfly aficionados. But truth be told, the so-called great purple emperor has some not-so-great personal peculiarities. For one...it has two horrid HORNS upon its head when it is in its caterpillar form. For two...it has been known to dine on feces and animal carcasses! Hoo! That's why I call it the Emperor of EWWW!"

When donated, the great purple emperor can be found flying between the trees in the main room of the bug exhibit, being one of the few butterflies not found in the butterfly room.

Gallery[edit]

Real-world information[edit]

A sasakia charonda

Sasakia charonda, also known as the Japanese emperor or giant purple emperor, is a species of butterfly native to eastern Asia (including all of Japan, the Korean peninsula, mainland China, northern Taiwan, and northern Vietnam). It is the national butterfly of Japan. Small Wikipedia logo.png More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.

Trivia[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese オオムラサキ
ōmurasaki
Great purple

Korean 왕오색나비
wang-osaengnabi
Emperor five-colored butterfly

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
大紫蛱蝶 / 大紫蛺蝶
dàzǐjiádié
Great purple butterfly

Russian Сасакия харонда
Sasakiya kharonda
Scientific name

Dutch Paarse keizervlinder Purple emperor butterfly

German Japan-Schillerfalter Japanese emperor butterfly

European Spanish Marip. emperador japonés Japanese emperor butterfly

European French Sasakia charonda Scientific name

Quebec French Grand empereur pourpre Great purple emperor

Italian Farfalla imperatore viola Purple emperor butterfly

Notes[edit]

  1. Japanese: オオムラサキ Hepburn: Oomurasaki