Walker Cicada

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"I caught a walker cicada! If he'd'a been runnin', I might not have caught him!" —Animal Crossing (GCN)
"I caught a walker cicada! These guys chirp funny!" —Wild World
"I caught a walker cicada! Quite the walker AND the talker!" —City Folk
"I caught a walker cicada! I'm the one walkin' the walk now!" —New Leaf
"I caught a walker cicada! Walking in the rain it seems!" —New Leaf (Rain)
Walker Cicada
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Scientific name Meimuna opalifera
Family Cicadidae (cicadas)
Time of year July to September
Time of day 8am to 4pm(Animal Forest),
8am to 5pm(Animal Crossing, Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf)
Location On trees
Size 44 mm
Rarity Very common
Selling price 200 Bells(Animal Forest),
400 Bells(Animal Crossing, Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf)
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

The Walker Cicada (ツクツクホウシ, Tsukutsukuhōshi) is a very common insect found in the Animal Crossing series. It has a unique sound, different to other cicadas, which is best described as a noise similar to walking on a sticky floor surface. It is the second-most expensive cicada, sold to Tom Nook for 400 Bells, as well as the smallest (44 mm). It is also the only cicada to be found in the month of September.

Catch details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]


Walker Cicada

Time of Year North: Aug – Sep
South: Feb – Mar
Time of Day 8 AM – 5 PM
Location On trees (hardwood and cedar)
Total Catch 0
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 400 Bells
Flick NH Character Icon.png Flick99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 600 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"Cicadas. What can one say about these odd insects? They are certainly...noisy! Noisy enough, I should say! Their horrid caterwauling is awfully irritating, you know. About as musical as a train wreck, eh wot? I'm sure that the cicadas have quite valid reasons for such boisterous behavior, but I dare say there are limits. And they have those membranes on their abdomens, which vibrate to create those disturbing tones...Odius."

In Wild World[edit]

"Depending on where you are in the world, the cry of the walker cicada changes. Who do they think they are? Using dialects and whatnot! I mean, really!"

In City Folk[edit]

Upon donation to the Museum, Blathers the curator will say:

"Apparently, walker cicadas cry out in an attempt to obscure the calls of other, similar cicadas. I should think that to the average fellow, it just sounds like the cicadas are merely singing together. In any case, I don't suggest looking for them. Their voices may fascinate, but their faces nauseate!"

It can be found in the middle terrace on the tree directly in front of the ramp down to the first terrace, in front of the tree stump.

Encyclopedia Information[edit]

After the player has caught a Walker Cicada for the first time, they can find information about it in the bug tab of their encyclopedia.

Wild World[edit]

Walker Cicada WW Sprite.png    ''Their cry signals that the end of summer is near."
  • Size- 44 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Midday

City Folk[edit]

Walker Cicada CF Icon.png     ''The chirp of this cicada means the end of summer is near."
  • Size- About 44 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Morning to dusk

New Leaf[edit]

Further Information[edit]

The Walker Cicada is a species of cicada usually found in North America and is the largest there. It has undergone several name changes such as Tibicen marginalis and T.walkeri. This is where the name 'Walking Cicada' is derived from.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ツクツクホウシ
Meimuna opalifera

European French Cigale cicadelle Leafhopper cicada

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