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"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.

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

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
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
Flag of Japan Japanese クマゼミ Kumazemi
Flag of France small French Cigale géante
Flag of Spain Spanish Cigarra gigante
Flag of Germany small German Riesenzikade
Flag of Italy small Italian Cicala gigante
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Reuzencicade
Flagofchinasmall Chinese 熊蝉 Xióngchán
Flag of South Korea Korean 곰매미 Gommaemi

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