Migratory Locust

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"I caught a migratory locust! I wonder if it flies south for the winter..." —Animal Crossing
"I caught a migratory locust! Migrate into my pocket!" —City Folk
"I caught a migratory locust! It migrated to a good spot!" —New Leaf
Migratory Locust
Scientific name Locusta migratoria
Family Acrididae - Grasshoppers
Time of year September to November (Animal Forest, Wild World)
August to November (City Folk, New Leaf)
Time of day 8am to 5pm(November, Animal Forest),
8am to 7pm(All games)
Location Grass
Size 58 mm
Rarity Uncommon
Selling price 1,350 Bells(Animal Forest),
600 Bells(City Folk, New Leaf)
800 Bells(Wild World)
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

The Migratory Locust (トノサマバッタ, Tonosamabatta) is an insect in the Animal Crossing series. It first appears in Doubutsu no Mori and again in Animal Crossing: Wild World, Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It makes a unique sound, best described as a stick rattling against a metal fence, distinguishing it from other insects in the game.

Donating to the Museum[edit]

Like all insects in the Animal Crossing series, the Migratory Locust can be donated to the Museum by talking to Blathers, who will give a small talk on it.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"I have a rather difficult time dealing with the soft underbellies of grasshoppers. They're...vulgar. And their legs! Why do they come off so easily when one merely handles the beasts? Blech! Simply horrid!"

In Wild World[edit]

Upon donating to the Museum, Blathers the curator will say;

"I wonder if the migratory locust thinks about where it's going to go next? Frankly, I suspect it plans not at all and just flies about willy-nilly... Hardly a recommended way of traveling, eh wot? Hoo... But I digress..."

In City Folk[edit]

Blathers will say this upon donation:

"Ah, hoo, migratory locusts. As their name suggests, they fly far...quite far, in point of fact. These insects will fly as a group into fields, devour all the crops, and completely devastate the land. Just one of these beasts is sufficiently horrifying, so imagine how abominable a swarm would be... Blech!"

The Migratory Locust can be found near the Dung Beetle and Long Locust.

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon being donated, the locust can be found in the first room of the bug exhibit jumping around near some bushes. The exhibit has this to say about the Migratory Locust:

"Migratory locusts are large insects that can jump up to 32 feet (9.8 meters), as they open their wings when they jump. These locusts love to eat and can consume their own weight in food every single day. As a group, their hunger is enough that a million locusts can consume one ton of food per day. Oddly, when migratory locusts grow up surrounded only by other locusts, their shells will be enitrely black."

Encyclopedia information[edit]

Wild World[edit]

Migratory Locust (Wild World).gif    ''Despite their appearance, they are skittish."
  • Size- 58 mm
  • Season- Fall
  • Time- Midday

City Folk[edit]

Migratory Locust (City Folk).png     ''Despite their large size, these are skittish and scare easily."
  • Size- 58 mm
  • Season- Fall
  • Time- Morning to dusk

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