ムカデ Mukade
#61 #69
Location Price
Under rocks 300 Bells
Size Available in rain
65 mm Yes
Time of year Time of day
June to February 4pm to 11pm
Scientific name Scolopendra subspinipes japonica
Family Scolopendridae
Appearances CF, NL
Rarity Scarce (★★★★)
Regional names Flag of France small Mille-pattes
Flag of Spain Ciempiés
Flag of Germany small Hundertfüßler
Flag of Italy small Centopiedi
"I caught a centipede! Impede the centipede!" —New Leaf

The centipede (ムカデ, Mukade?) is a rock-dwelling bug introduced in City Folk. Like the Pill Bug, the Centipede can be found under rocks by striking it with a shovel or an axe. They can be found between the months of June and February from 4 pm to 11 pm. They are worth 300 bells, which is somewhat low for something so elusive, but typical of bugs. When fleeing from the player they make a rattling sound.

Donation to the museum

In City Folk

Upon donation to the Museum, Blathers will say this about the centipede:

"Indeed, centipedes are quite fast to boot, wot? If the beast attacks us, how will we flee to safety? Moreover, they have hard shells, so we can't stop it with a furious stomping... We're doomed!"

In New Leaf

In New Leaf an information board in the bug exhibit will list this information about this bug.

"Despite the name, centipedes have a varying number of legs, from about 30 to 46 rather than 100. They also have forcipules, which are a modification of the first pair of legs, that inject venom. Centipedes are sometimes used as an ingredient in herbal medicine, though the effect is questionable.

Centipedes can be found on the second level, near the rafflesia, along with the fly.

Capture quotes

"I caught a centipede! It's got a million legs! Or, you know, a hundred." —City Folk
"I caught a centipede! Impede the centipede!" —New Leaf
Japanese Quotes

「ムカデを捕まえた! 見るだけで ムズムズぅ~!」 —City Folk
「ムカデをつかまえた! 見るだけで ムズムズぅ~!」 —New Leaf

"I caught a centipede! I'm itchy from just looking at it!" (translation) (all versions)

Encyclopedia information

City Folk

Encyclopedia Information
Centipede (City Folk)
"Very few of these actually have more than 100 legs. They have nasty bites."
Size About 65mm
Time Evening
Season Summer-Spring

New Leaf

Encyclopedia Information
"I caught a centipede! Impede the centipede!"
Size 159 mm
Time Night
Season Summer-Winter


Further information

Main article: Scolopendra subspinipes on Wikipedia

The centipede in the Animal Crossing series is most likely to be Scolopendra subspinipes, a species found across much of Asia. It can grow to up to 20cm in length, but usually less. This centipede is very aggressive and nervous and ready to strike anything nearby. It will usually try to eat anything that isn't bigger than itself. Its bites are very painful as they contain a concoction of toxins which the centipede uses to kill prey. If a human is bitten by this centipede, severe fever and swelling will occur. It is the only species of centipede known to have killed a person, a seven-year-old girl in the Philippines. Despite this, this species is often kept as a pet by exotic animal enthusiasts.

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