Horned Atlas

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"I caught the atlas beetle! It's black and looks tough! It's the strongest beetle!" —Wild World
Horned Atlas
Atlas Beetle
Horned Atlas NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Chalcosoma
Family: Scarabaeidae - Scarab beetles
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 Scarabée Atlas
 Scarabée Atlas
 Escarabajo astado atlas
 Escarabajo astado atlas
 Scarabeo atlas

The Horned Atlas (コーカサスオオカブト, Kōkasasuookabuto), known as the Atlas Beetle before Animal Crossing: New Leaf, is an insect found in Animal Crossing: Wild World, Animal Crossing: City Folk, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It is sold for 8,000 Bells. It appears during the summer evenings, between June and August, and during 5 PM to 8 AM.

Catch details[edit]

Wild World[edit]

Atlas Beetle WW Sprite.png    ''These beetles are the strongest in the world."
  • Size- 120 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Night

In City Folk[edit]


Horned Atlas
"I caught an atlas beetle! At last, beetle!"

Description The world's strongest beetles have three horns--the keys to their strength!
Time of year Jul – Aug
Time of day 5 PM – 8 AM
Peak times N/A
Location On palm trees
Bug size 120 mm
Rarity Very rare
Selling price  8000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]


Horned Atlas
"I caught a horned atlas! It's like a weight has been lifted!"

Time of year Jul – Aug
All year (Tortimer Island)
Time of day 5 PM – 8 AM
Peak times N/A
Location On palm trees (can be found on Tortimer Island)
Size 152 mm
Rarity Very rare
Selling price  8000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Horned Atlas

Event availability None
Location Sunburst Island
Size 138.9 mm - 165.2 mm
Rarity ★★★
Catch rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling price  4,000 Bells
Request reward  1,500 Bells
3 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie (20%), Bronze Treats (30%)

In New Horizons[edit]


Horned Atlas
"I caught a horned atlas! I didn't even need a map!"

Time of year North: Jul – Aug
South: Jan – Feb
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]

As with all insects in the Animal Crossing series, the Horned Atlas can be donated to the museum by talking to Blathers, who will give a small talk on it.

In Wild World[edit]

"I find most things about beetles like this repellant, but the MOST repellant are the thin wings that they keep hidden inside. You know of what I speak? After landing, seeing that little piece of wing sticking out of their backs! Blech! Just another example of how insects scoff at proper manners and tidiness!"

In City Folk[edit]

"Crowned with three horns, the atlas beetle is known as the strongest of the dynastid beetles. Blech, I wonder if it had three horns when it was in its larval form... I simply loathe larvae. All squishy and squirmy... Nightmarish, really."

After donation, the Atlas Beetle can be found on the middle terrace, on the first palm tree overlooking the Scorpion, Tarantula and rafflesia flower.

In New Leaf[edit]

The Horned Atlas, as known in the game, is displayed on the upper-left room of the bug exhibit with the following description:

"Horned atlases are still known as the strongest of the dynastid beetles. The 3 horns make them look like a mash-up of a dynastid beetle and a stag beetle! In the pupal stage, they already have 3 horns and tend to be pretty strong."


Real-world information[edit]

The Atlas beetle, Chalcosoma atlas, and Caucasus beetle, Chalcosoma causasus, are found in southern Asia, particularly Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. The two species both exhibit extreme sexual dimorphism: while females are typically around 4 to 6 cm in length, males can reach 13 cm (with Caucasus beetles slightly larger than Atlas beetles), one third of which can be the three large horns for which the beetles are known. These horns are used by the males to fight for mating rights. The males have a reputation as the strongest animals relative to body size, able to lift more than 800 times their body weight. Their strength, combined with their aggressiveness during mating duels, have made the beetles quite popular with local gamblers.

While very similar, the two beetles can be distinguished by the shape of the lower horn and the texture of the females' skin. Caucasus beetles have a small "tooth" that juts upward from the middle of the horn, while Atlas beetles' horns curve more smoothly. Female Atlas beetles have somewhat prickly skin, while female Caucasus beetles are rougher.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese コーカサスオオカブト
Caucasus beetle, lit. "Caucasus giant helmet (bug)"

Korean 코카서스장수풍뎅이
Caucasus beetle, lit. "Caucasus rhinoceros beetle"

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
高卡萨斯南洋大兜虫 / 高卡薩斯南洋大兜蟲
gāokǎsàsī nányáng dàdōuchóng
Caucasus beetle, lit. "Caucasus giant helmet bug from Nanyang"

Russian Жук-атлас
Atlas beetle

Dutch Atlaskever Atlas beetle

German Atlaskäfer Atlas beetle

European Spanish Escarabajo astado atlas Atlas horned beetle

European French Scarabée Atlas Atlas scarab

Italian Scarabeo atlas Atlas scarab