Great Purple Emperor

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"Yes! I caught a great purple emperor butterfly! This butterfly supposedly comes from a far-off island!" —Animal Crossing (GCN)
Great Purple Emperor
Purple Butterfly
Purple Butterfly Sprite.png
Scientific name Sasakia charonda
Family Nymphalidae
Time of year June to August (PG, DnMe+)
May to August (New Horizons)
Time of day 8AM to 5PM (PG, DnMe+)
4 AM to 7PM (New Horizons)
Location Flying
Size 50-65 mm
Rarity Rare
Selling price 2,000 Bells (PG, DnMe+)
3,000 Bells (New Horizons)
Main Appearances
Other Appearances
Purple Butterfly (Animal Crossing).png

The Great Purple Emperor (オオムラサキ, Oomurasaki) (known as the Purple Butterfly before Animal Crossing: New Horizons) is a rare butterfly. It sells for 2,000 Bells (3,000 Bells in New Horizons), and is easily noticeable. After being absent from the Animal Crossing series following the release of Doubutsu no Mori e+, the Purple Butterfly reappeared in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, where it was available for a limited time as part of the 'All Aflutter Butterfly Goals' event, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Donating to the museum[edit]

As with all fish and 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. Regarding the Purple Butterfly:

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!"

Bug Encyclopedia Information[edit]


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