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Giant cicada Gallery

"I caught a giant cicada! Luckily I didn't need a bean stalk!" —New Leaf

The giant cicada (クマゼミ, Kumazemi?) is a bug introduced in New Leaf. It is uncommon, but in July it is more common than the Walker Cicada.

A different catchphrase is shown when it is caught in the rain in New Leaf. This trait is shared with the Robust Cicada, Walker Cicada, and Evening Cicada.

In Pocket Camp, giant cicadas were added in the summer bug update near the end of June 2020. Unlike the other games, giant cicadas are common, and among the cheapest bugs. They were later removed in September 2020 along with other summer bugs.

Donation to the museum

In New Leaf

Upon donation to the Museum, the information board in the bug exhibit says:

"As the name might indicate, giant cicadas are one of the largest species of cicada in the world. They used to live mostly in warmer western Japan, but they've now also moved to urban eastern Japan. Though they're now common in these areas, they aren't well known in other parts of the world."

In New Horizons

In New Horizons, upon donation or selecting "Tell me about this!", Blathers the curator will say (with abhorrence):

"The giant cicada is rather aptly named. That is, it's a truly enormous bug. Ugh! These beasts spend most of their lives underground where they gorge on tree roots. But once they emerge, they make an awful racket. In fact, some say their song sounds like a shrieking siren. I would rather listen to nails on a chalkboard."

Capture quotes

"I caught a giant cicada! Luckily I didn't need a bean stalk!" —New Leaf
"I caught a giant cicada! Scratch that: a giant WET cicada!" —New Leaf (Rain)
"I caught a giant cicada! I guess it's PRETTY big..." —New Horizons
"I caught a giant cicada! Guess it doesn't feel like singing in the rain!" —New Horizons (Rain)

Encyclopedia information

New Leaf

Encyclopedia Information
"I caught a giant cicada! Luckily I didn't need a bean stalk!"
Size 63
Time Morning - Evening
Season Summer

Further information

Bear cicada.jpg

The bug known as the "Giant Cicada" in New Leaf is actually the Bear Cicada (熊蝉 Kumazemi?), and should not be confused with the Giant Cicada (Quesada gigas) found in the Americas, or the exinct "giant cicadas" of the family Palaeontinidae.

The Bear Cicada is Japan's largest cicada. The adults can emerge anywhere from July to the end of September. The populations have seen erratic increases and decreases all over Japan in recent years.

In other languages

Giant cicada
Language Name
Japan Japanese クマゼミ Kumazemi
France French Cigale géante
Spain Spanish Cigarra gigante
Germany German Riesenzikade
Italy Italian Cicala gigante
The Netherlands Dutch Reuzencicade
Russia Russian гигантская цикада gigantskaya tsikada
China Chinese 熊蝉/熊蟬 Xióngchán
South Korea Korean 곰매미 Gommaemi

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