- "I caught a hermit crab! Finally, it came out of its shell!" —New Leaf
|Time of year|| March to December (Doubutsu no Mori e+)|
All year (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
|Time of day||All day|
|Location||Crawling on beach|
|Rarity||Uncommon (Doubutsu no Mori e+, Animal Crossing: New Leaf)|
|Selling price|| 200 Bells (Doubutsu no Mori e+),|
1,000 Bells (Animal Crossing: New Leaf) (1,200 Bells with Bell Boom ordinance)
|Appearances|| Doubutsu no Mori e+,|
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Hermit Crabs (ヤドカリ, Yadokari), a type of crab, are a bug that can be caught in the Animal Crossing series. This bug can be caught in the Japanese-exclusive Doubutsu no Mori e+ and in Animal Crossing: New Leaf on Tortimer Island. It sells at Re-Tail for 1,000 Bells.
Donating to the museum
In New Leaf
"Hermit crabs live in empty shells they can fit their bodies into. As they grow, they find bigger shells. They're quite picky about each new shell and first measure the opening with their claws. The shells they choose usually fit well, and they'll sometimes fight one another over ownership rights."
After being donated, the Hermit Crab can be found in the first room of the bug exhibit next to the pond.
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