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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Announces the Bug Catching Event for the Southern Hemisphere

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Announces the Bug Catching Event for the Southern Hemisphere

Animal Crossing: New Horizons have announced the Bug-Off event for fans living in the Southern Hemisphere. So, those who are fans of bug-catching should gear up with their Switch consoles for the special event.


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It’s the month of November, meaning the fans in the Southern Hemisphere will soon welcome Summer. This season is famous for bug catching. So, the social simulation game Animal Crossing: New Horizons came up with the Bug-off event for bug-catching fans.


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During this event, fans would not only able to catch a variety of bugs in-game. But they would also collect points for those bugs that could later be redeemed for exciting prizes.

When is the Bug-Off event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

The Nintendo game hosts this special bug-catching event only during Summer. However, the dates will differ according to the player’s location. The players living in the Northern Hemisphere will experience Summer from June to August. Meanwhile, those in the Southern Hemisphere have Summer from December to January.

Hello to all my friends in the southern hemisphere. Today is the first Bug-Off of the season for you! Warm up your nets, and catch as many as you can. Remember—there will be a Bug-Off from 9 AM to 6 PM on the third Saturday of every month from November to February. Good luck!

— Isabelle (@animalcrossing) November 19, 2022

So, Animal Crossing players in Southern Hemisphere will have a Bug-Off event from November (the last month of Spring0 to February. It is a limited-time event as it only happens during Summer. But that doesn’t mean it will take place daily throughout the four months.


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Instead, this event only takes place every third Saturday from November to February in the Southern Hemisphere. Let’s take a look at the exact dates of the Bug-Off event.

  • November 19, 2022
  • December 17, 2022
  • January 21, 2023
  • February 18, 2023

How to enter this bug-catching Animal Crossing event?

On the day of the Bug-Off event, the players first need to visit Flick, who will be standing in front of the Resident Services. The event would start as soon as the players go and talk to the red chameleon. But the event starts at 9 AM and goes on till 6 PM.

Further, the Animal Crossing: New Horizons players get to participate infinite times on every Bug-Off event day. The first entry into the special event is free, but the later ones would need an entry fee of 500 Bells. But if players play with their friends, all entries are free.

How does this special event work?

As soon as the players talk to Flick, the event kicks off. They will have three minutes to catch as many bugs as possible. Each bug would earn players one point, but the game will reward an additional 2 points for capturing more than three bugs.

All the bugs caught during an attempt get stored in Flick’s cage. Then the player can decide whether to sell or keep them. On selling the bugs directly to Flick, players can sell it for 1.5x the standard pricing. But players should remember that they can go for another attempt only after clearing the cage.

Prizes after completing the New Horizons Bug-Off event


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The points that players gather from the Bug-Off event can later be redeemed for various prizes. There are 13 exclusive prizes available that players can get using the points. All these prizes would cost 10 points. Let’s look at all the prizes available during the event.

  • Artisanal Bug Cage
  • Bug Cage
  • Bug Wand
  • Butterfly Backpack
  • Bug Aloha Shirt
  • Butterfly Wall
  • Ladybug Rug
  • Ladybug Umbrella
  • Spider Doorplate
  • Termite Mound
  • Toy Centipede
  • Toy Cockroach
  • Spider Web

Aside from the 13 prizes, players would also get special trophies for collecting a specific number of points. For 100 points, players will get a Bronze Trophy. But for 200 and 300 points, the game will reward Silver and Gold Trophies.


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