Saw Stag

From Nookipedia, the Animal Crossing wiki
"Yes! I caught a saw stag beetle! Look at those mandibles!" —Animal Crossing
"Right on! I caught a saw stag beetle! Look at its chin... what an amazing specimen!" —Wild World
Saw Stag
Saw Stag NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Prosopocoilus inclinatus
Family: Lucanidae - Stag Beetles
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 ノコギリクワガタ
 锯锹形虫
 鋸鍬形蟲
 톱사슴벌레
 Lucane inclinatus
 Lucane inclinatus
 Escarabajo ciervo sierra
 Escarabajo ciervo sierra
 Coleottero cervo
 Жук-олень
 Sägezahn-Hirschkäfer
 Zaaghertkever

The Saw Stag, known as the Saw Stag Beetle prior to Animal Crossing: New Leaf, is a beetle that appears in all Animal Crossing series games. It can be sold for 2,000 Bells.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

#30
Saw Stag
"Yes! I caught a saw stag beetle! Look at those mandibles!"

Time of year Jul – Aug
Time of day 7 PM – 8 AM
Location On trees
Weather Any weather
Selling price  2,000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In Wild World[edit]

#41

Saw Stag
"Right on! I caught a saw stag beetle! Look at its chin... what an amazing specimen!"

Description Though nocturnal, they also appear during the day.
Time of year Jun - Aug
Time of day All day
Peak times 11 PM - 8 AM
Location On trees
Bug size 65 mm
Selling price  2,000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In City Folk[edit]

#47

Saw Stag
"Yahoo! I caught a saw stag beetle! Look at those mandibles!"

Description Though typically nocturnal, these can be found during the day.
Time of year Jul – Aug
Time of day All day
Peak times N/A
Location On trees (any kind)
Bug size 65 mm
Rarity Rare
Selling price  2,000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In New Leaf[edit]

#54

Saw Stag
"I caught a saw stag! Is carpentry big in the bug world?"

Time of year Jul - Aug
All year (Tortimer Island)
Time of day All day
Peak times 7 PM - 8 AM
Location On trees (any kind) (can be found on Tortimer Island)
Size 54 mm
Rarity Rare
Selling price  2,000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In Pocket Camp[edit]

#17

Saw Stag

Event availability None
Location Sunburst Island
Size 44.1 mm - 63.6 mm
Rarity ★★
Catch rate 9.3677%
Selling price  1,200 Bells
Request reward  1,500 Bells
3 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie (20%), Bronze Treats (30%)


In New Horizons[edit]

#55

Saw Stag
"I caught a saw stag! Now I can't unsee it!"

Time of year North: Jul – Aug
South: Jan – Feb
Time of day All day
Location On trees (any kind)
Weather Any weather
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 2,000 Bells
 Flick 3,000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


Donating to the museum[edit]

As with all insects in the Animal Crossing series, the Saw Stag can be donated to the museum by talking to Blathers, who will give a small speech about it.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"They're called beetles, wot? The lugs of the insect world. Insects with armor plating on their backs, you know. Their armor, it...opens up, revealing wings, which they use to fly. It's really quite unnatural. Then, there's that thin membrane-like covering where their heads connect to their bodies. Most foul!"

In Wild World[edit]

"<Player's name>, have you ever had a saw stag beetle adhere to your clothes? Their little claws are so sharp, it's nigh impossible to untangle the wretches. It's terribly rude, really. It's not enough to be vile, they must be clingy, too!"

In City Folk[edit]

Blathers will comment on the donation to the museum as follows:

"The saw stag beetle's most distinguishing feature is its large, curved jaw, wot? The larger the specimen, the more teeth in its jaw. Among collectors, the teeth settle a specimen's worth. I don't suppose bugs have dentists... Hoo, I'm quite sure that would be the worst job of all time."

After donation, the Saw Stag Beetle can be found on the top tier of the insect section, on the fourth tree from the lantern on the left side.

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon donation to the museum, the Saw Stag can be found clinging to a tree in the top right room of the Insect section. The exhibit has this to say about the Saw Stag:

"The most distinguishing feature of saw stags are their large, curved jaws. The inner parts of their jaws look like saws, which is how they get their moniker. When they feel vibrations, they stop moving right away and feign death as a defense mechanism."

In New Horizons[edit]

When donating to the museum, Blathers will say the following:

"The saw stag got its name from the shape of its pincers. That is, its pincers look like jagged saws! And I tell you, the bigger the beetle, the more saw-like teeth its giant jaws have. I saw the saw stag seems more at home in a horror film than in nature. I have terrified myself just talking about it."

Gallery[edit]

Real-world information[edit]

The Prosopocoilus inclinatus (Saw Stag Beetle) is one of the most common Japanese stag beetles. They are kept as pets in Japan, much like many other beetles. The mandibles on its head change shape as the beetle grows - the larger it becomes, the greater the angle and size the mandibles become.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ノコギリクワガタ
nokogiri-kuwagata
Saw stag beetle

Korean 톱사슴벌레
topsaseumbolle
Saw stag beetle

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
锯锹形虫 / 鋸鍬形蟲
jù qiāoxíngchóng
Saw stag beetle

Russian Жук-олень
Zhuk-olen'
Stag beetle

Dutch Zaaghertkever Saw stag beetle

German Sägezahn-Hirschkäfer Saw-toothed stag beetle

European Spanish Escarabajo ciervo sierra Saw stag beetle

European French Lucane inclinatus Inclinatus stag beetle - from specific name

Italian Coleottero cervo Stag beetle