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"I caught a migratory locust! It migrated to a good spot!" —New Leaf

The migratory locust (トノサマバッタ, Tonosamabatta?) is an extremely skittish bug in the Animal Crossing series.

In the GCN games it jumps extremely far when flushed, and is a great challenge to catch, hence the high sell price. It is the hardest to catch in Animal Forest, as in this version bugs can traverse multiple acres. In Animal Forest+ and beyond it is restricted to the acre in which it appears. In Wild World and City Folk, where acres are no longer visually present, it was less expensive and its jump distance had been reduced.

Donation to the museum

Like all bugs in the Animal Crossing series, the migratory locust can be donated to the Museum by talking to Blathers, who will give a small talk on it.

In Animal Crossing

"I have a rather difficult time dealing with the soft underbellies of grasshoppers. They're...vulgar. And their legs! Why do they come off so easily when one merely handles the beasts? Blech! Simply horrid!"

In Wild World

Upon donating to the Museum, Blathers the curator will say;

"I wonder if the migratory locust thinks about where it's going to go next? Frankly, I suspect it plans not at all and just flies about willy-nilly... Hardly a recommended way of traveling, eh wot? Hoo... But I digress..."

In City Folk

Blathers will say this upon donation:

"Ah, hoo, migratory locusts. As their name suggests, they fly far...quite far, in point of fact. These insects will fly as a group into fields, devour all the crops, and completely devastate the land. Just one of these beasts is sufficiently horrifying, so imagine how abominable a swarm would be... Blech!"

The Migratory Locust can be found near the Dung Beetle and Long Locust.

In New Leaf

In New Leaf an information board in the bug exhibit will list information about this bug.
NL-migratory locust-catch

"Migratory locusts are large insects that can jump up to 32 feet, as they open their wings when they jump. These locusts love to eat and can consume their own weight in food every single day. As a group, their hunger is enough that a million locusts can consume one ton of food per day. Oddly, when migratory locusts grow up surrounded only by other locusts, their shells will be entirely black."

Capture quotes

"I caught a migratory locust! I wonder if it flies south for the winter..." —Animal Crossing
"I caught a migratory locust! Ain't migrating any more!" —Wild World
"I caught a migratory locust! Migrate into my pocket!" —City Folk

Encyclopedia information

Wild World

Bug
Encyclopedia Information
Migratory locust (Wild World) "Despite their appearance, they are skittish."
Size 5 mm
Time Midday
Season Fall
Icon Migratory locust (Wild World icon)


City Folk

Bug
Encyclopedia Information
Migratory Locust (City Folk)
"Despite their large size, these are skittish and scare easily."
Size About 58 mm
Time Morning-Dusk
Season Fall


New Leaf

Bug
Encyclopedia Information
Migratory locust encyclopedia (New Leaf)
"I caught a migratory locust! It migrated to a good spot!"
Size 52 mm
Time Morning-Evening
Season Summer-Fall


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