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Grasshopper Gallery

"I caught a grasshopper! They're a grass act!" —New Horizons

The Grasshopper (キリギリス, Kirigirisu?) 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 New Leaf this mistake was amended and the Katydid is now a separate bug.

Donation to the museum[]

As with all bugs in the Animal Crossing series series, the grasshopper can be donated to the Museum by talking to Blathers, who will give a talk on the bug.

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[]

After catching a grasshopper, it can be donated to the museum. There, Blathers the curator will speak about it:

"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."

Capture quotes[]

"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
"I caught a grasshopper! They're a grass act!" —New Horizons

Encyclopedia information[]

Wild World[]

Encyclopedia Information
Grasshopper (Wild World) "They look like chubby crickets. Unlike crickets, though, they don't eat bugs."
Size 43 mm
Time All day
Season Summer
Icon Grasshopper (Wild World icon)

City Folk[]

Encyclopedia Information
Grasshopper (City Folk)
"These eat until their stomachs bulge. When hungry, they may eat each other."
Size About 43 mm
Time Noon
Season Summer

New Leaf[]

Encyclopedia Information
Grasshopper encyclopedia (New Leaf)
"I caught a grasshopper! Seems it's hopped its last!"
Size 35
Time Morning - Evening
Season Summer

New Horizons[]

Encyclopedia Information
""I caught a grasshopper! They're a grass act!""
Current Active Hours 8am-5pm
Months active (north) Jul. to Sept.
Months active (south) Jan. to Mar.

Further information[]

Main article: Grasshopper on Wikipedia

Grasshoppers are a medium to large herbivorous insect. Adults can reach up to 1 to 7 centimeters, 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.

In other languages[]

Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese キリギリス Kirigirisu -
France French Sauterelle -
Spain Spanish Saltamontes -
Germany German Grashüpfer -
Italy Italian Cavalletta -
The Netherlands Dutch Sprinkhaan -
China Chinese 蚱蜢 Zhàměng -
South Korea Korean 여치 Yeochi -

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