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
"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
Walker Cicada NH.png
Scientific name
Meimuna opalifera
Family
Cicadidae (cicadas)
Months available July to September
Times available 8am to 4pm(Doubutsu no Mori),
8am to 5pm(Animal Crossing, Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf)
Location On trees
Size 44 mm
Rarity Very common
Sell price 200 Bells(Doubutsu no Mori),
400 Bells(Animal Crossing, Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ツクツクホウシ
Simplified Chinese 寒蝉
French Cigale cicadelle
Spanish Cigarra común
Italian Cicala sputacchina
Russian Горная цикада

Korean 애매미
Traditional Chinese 寒蟬
Quebec French Cigale cicadelle
Latin American Spanish Cigarra común
German Bergzikade
Dutch Bergcicade


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]

#29

Walker Cicada
"I caught a walker cicada! Pffft... I walk all the time and no one calls me "Walker <Player>.""

Alternate catch quote: "I caught a walker cicada! It must hate getting its feet wet."

Time of Year North: Aug – Sep
South: Feb – Mar
Time of Day 8 AM – 5 PM
Location On trees (hardwood and cedar)
Rarity
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.

In New Horizons[edit]

"The walker cicada is quite the noisy thing. I tell you, this impolite pest simply canNOT abide the quiet. In the heat of summer, the male strikes up a strange rattling song, hoping to woo a mate. When other male cicadas hear this rhythmic racket, they join right in... As if it were a sing-a-long!
My head aches at the thought of it."

The Walker Cicada can be found in the bug exhibit of the museum right when you walk in, on the trees with the rest of the cicadas.

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]


Real-world 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
tsukutsukuhōshi
Meimuna opalifera

European French Cigale cicadelle Leafhopper cicada


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