- "I caught a grasshopper! They're a grass act!" —New Horizons
The Grasshopper (イナゴ, Inago?) is a fairly common bug that can be sold a low price. It is found from mid-summer until the start of fall. In GCN games it is only found in the bushes, however in Wild World and City Folk it is simply found on the ground in no specific location.
In Wild World and City Folk the in game model incorrectly shows a type of bush-cricket known as a Katydid, while the inventory icons resembled a grasshopper. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf this mistake was amended and the Katydid is now a separate bug.
Donation to the museum
In Animal Crossing
"I actually find their voices quite soothing. On an autumn evening, when their cries fill the air... Delightful! Their appearance however, is not in the least bit engaging, and actually borders on repugnant. As for myself, I find them no better than cockroaches. Blech! Vile. Vile indeed. Truly, dirtily vile, eh wot?"
In Wild World
"Autumn bugs like this one often sound alluring, wot? Even so, one look at their plump, repellant bellies is all it takes to......snap me back to reality! Blech! So very vile..."
In City Folk
"Have you ever noticed that these little fellows have a tendency to easily lose or break a leg? Hoo, yes, you catch one in your net, but in doing so you pop off a leg. Then you grow sad and nauseated. And then the broken-off leg keeps kicking despite being no longer attached! And then you flee in terror!"
The grasshopper can then be found on the central terrace of the bug room, by the easternmost stump, along with the Walking Leaf.
In New Leaf
In New Leaf an information board in the bug exhibit will list information about this bug.
"Grasshoppers are known for their unique songs, but unlike crickets, it doesn't come from their wings. Rather, the chirping sound comes from their rubbing their legs together. They look like a thicker version of locusts, but some species of grasshoppers actually eat locusts."
In New Horizons
In New Horizons, upon donation or selecting "Tell me about this!", Blathers the curator will say (with abhorrence):
"Grasshoppers are known for making a "chirping" sound. Though it doesn't sound like chirping to me... They make this rude racket by rubbing their hind legs against their wings. And though they eat seeds and pollen, they sometimes prey on smaller insects too. I say! Such violent table manners should not be tolerated! Horrible hoppers."
- "I caught a grasshopper! You have much work to do, grasshopper!!!" —Animal Crossing
- "I caught a grasshopper! No vacationing for these guys, even in the summer!" —Wild World
- "I caught a grasshopper! Hop on over here!" —City Folk
- "I caught a grasshopper! Seems it's hopped its last!" —New Leaf
| "They look like chubby crickets. Unlike crickets, though, they don't eat bugs."|
Further informationGrasshoppers are a medium to large herbivorous insect. Adults can reach up to 1 to 7 centimetres, depending on the species. Like their relatives the 'katydids' and 'crickets', they have chewing mouth parts, two pairs of wings, one narrow and tough, the other wide and flexible, and long hind legs for jumping. Grasshoppers usually have large eyes, and are colored to blend into their environment, usually a combination of brown, grey or green. Grasshoppers can be found almost everywhere in the world, except for the colder regions near the North and South poles.
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