Walking Stick

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"I caught a walkingstick! It's a walking...stick?" —Wild World
"I caught a walkingstick! A stick...that walks?!" —City Folk
"I caught a walking stick! Check out its walking schtick!" —New Leaf
Walking Stick
Japanese ナナフシ Korean 긴수염대벌레 Chinese 竹节虫
French Phasme Italian Insetto stecco Spanish Insecto palo
German Stabschrecke Dutch Wandelende tak Russian Палочник
Walking Stick NH.png
Scientific name Ctenomorphodes chronus
Family Phasmatidae
Time of year July to November
January to May (Southern Hemisphere in NH)
Time of day 4 AM to 7 PM (Wild World)
CF onwards: 4am to 8am, 5pm to 7pm (July - August, all months in NH), 4am to 7pm (September - November)
Location On trees
Size 85 mm
Rarity Rare
Selling price 600 Bells
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

The Walking Stick [nb 1] (known as the Walkingstick prior to New Leaf) is a bug in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: Wild World. Starting with Animal Crossing: City Folk, the Walking Stick has a counterpart: the Walking Leaf.

Catch details[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

Walking Stick WW Sprite.png    ''They will cut off their own legs when preyed upon. Like a lizard's tail, the legs grow back."
  • Size- 85 mm
  • Season- Fall
  • Time- Midday

In City Folk[edit]

Walking Stick CF Icon.png     ''These will tear their legs off to flee predators... but their legs then grow back!"
  • Size- About 85 mm
  • Season- Fall
  • Time- Morning to dusk

In New Leaf[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]


Walking Stick
"I caught a walking stick! Check out its walking schtick! Look, these are the jokes, OK?"

Time of Year North: Jul – Nov
South: Jan – May
Time of Day 4 AM – 8 AM; 5 PM – 7 PM
Location On trees (any kind)
Total Catch 20
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 600 Bells
Flick NH Character Icon.png Flick99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 900 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

Blathers will talk about the Walkingstick as he reluctantly accepts the bug into the museum:

"Walkingsticks can skillfully disguise themselves as twigs or thin branches. What deceptive wretches! Just imagine going to grab what you thought was a twig and having it go SQUISH in your hand... Such epic foulness! Just thinking about that dark day gives me owl bumps!"

The Walkingstick can be found on the third platform, on the second tree to the left, in the insect exhibition once donated.

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon being donated, the Walking Stick can be found in the room of the bug exhibit with the light in, resting on a tree in the back.

"Walking sticks disguise themselves to confuse predators and are very closely related to walking leaves. They have cylindrical bodies that look like sticks. Some of them can even change their pigmentation. Females can lay eggs without the males, so most of the walking sticks you see are females."

In New Horizons[edit]

Upon donation or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers will say:

"The walking stick looks just like a twig, does it not? Hoo! It even has knots like a real twig would! These bashful bugs mimic plants in this way to hide from predators. A noble goal, you might say. But though the deceptive wretches fool some, they do not fool me! I see these bugs for what they are... Monsters, plain and simple! I say, did you know that walking sticks can grow to two feet long?! Imagine running into one! Surely I would faint."

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ナナフシ
Lit. "seven segments"

Korean 긴수염대벌레
Lonchodidae, a specific family of walking sticks

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
竹节虫 / 竹節蟲
Lit. "bamboo segmented bug"

Russian Палочник
Walking stick

Dutch Wandelende tak Walking stick

German Stabschrecke Stick insect

European Spanish Insecto palo Stick insect

European French Phasme From order name

Italian Insetto stecco Stick insect


  1. Japanese: ナナフシ Hepburn: Nanafushi

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