There are eighty different insects to catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but only a select few, like the ant and the fly, require specific circumstances to appear. Most of them will be open for you to sneak up on with your net as they fly or crawl around your island, among the trees and flowers, or even in the water. However, the flea is notoriously difficult to catch. You need to know your neighbors well to catch a flea. The flea population is currently widespread over the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Since it is now April in the Southern Hemisphere, gamers there have had to cope with the flea’s “curse” ever since the game’s release in the Northern Hemisphere. How to capture a flea in Animal Crossing: New Leaf is covered in detail here. The time has come to begin;
How to Catch a Flea in Animal Crossing
Fleas can only be obtained in Animal Crossing: New Horizons by picking them off the heads of villagers infested with them. You should talk to and check in on your neighbors every day, as you should be doing this anyway, until one of them complains about feeling itchy. Until then, you should talk to and check in on them every day. You may observe little black dots bouncing around them before you initiate a conversation.
You need only bring out your net and smash them over the head to defeat them. You might have to move back a little bit so that you don’t inadvertently draw them back into the conversation, but even if you do, there is no reason for you to be concerned because the fleas aren’t going away. Villagers typically take offense when caught in the net, but in this instance, they will be grateful to you for “lifting the curse.” And you’ve done it! You’ve captured a flea.
What To Do With A Flea
When you bring a flea back to your base in New Horizons, it will be added to your Critterpedia just like any other fish or bug you have captured there.
If you have reached that point, it is possible to either give it to Blathers at the museum or sell it to Timmy and Tommy at Nook’s Cranny. You can also sell it to the special visitor Flick, who will purchase bugs from you for a price 150% higher than the market value.
- Nook’s Cranny price: 70 bells each
- Flick price: 105 bells each
If you do not intend to sell any additional fleas, you can construct a one-of-a-kind display item by setting them as an item. This item is distinct from the usual tank that most other insect displays have. If you have a spare one lying around, give it a shot!
Are fleas rare in Animal Crossing?
If a flea can be spawned in the game, it has either a 0.5 or a 1.0 percent probability of doing so at any given time.
When can you catch fleas in Animal Crossing?
You have a chance of encountering a flea-infested villager during the months of April and November in the Northern Hemisphere and between the months of October and May in the Southern Hemisphere. They will appear to have little black spots moving around their bodies, and when you speak to them, they will complain that they are itchy. Gross! Simply strike them with your net in order to catch the flea.
Why can’t I find a flea in Animal Crossing?
Fleas can only be obtained in Animal Crossing: New Horizons by picking them off of the heads of villagers that are infested with them. You should talk to and check in on your neighbors every day, as you should be doing this anyway, until one of them complains about feeling itchy. Until then, you should talk to and check in on them every day.
What is the hardest bug to catch in Animal Crossing?
The monarch of all creatures and one of the most difficult to capture, the tarantula is on par with the scorpion when it comes to the level of difficulty and rarity of the encounter. In spite of the fact that it does not command quite the same price as the giraffe stag or the golden stag, it is still a really expensive bug.
How do you attract rare bugs in Animal Crossing?
Flowers serve as a magnet for a wide variety of insects, particularly butterflies. Because of this, it is recommended that you plant a few flower beds all throughout your island. This way, you won’t have to waste time traveling there just to find out if there are any unique bugs for you to catch. Additionally, the rarer the color, the higher the probability that uncommon insects will show up there.