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The stinkbug, Pentatoma japonica, is a bug found in New Leaf and New Horizons. It is found on trees from April until October in New Leaf, and March until October but on flowers in New Horizons.

Capture quotes

"I caught a stinkbug! Yup, yup, that stinks all right!" —New Leaf
"I caught a stinkbug! It lives up to its name!" —New Horizons

Donation to the museum

In New Leaf

The information board in the bug exhibit will list the following information about this bug:

"Stinkbugs are known for their foul smell, enough to drive away most predators and people. The smell is so strong that if they release it in an airtight place, they pass out from their own smell. They like to gather in clumps to stay warm in sunshine, though they will seek out warm houses as well."

In New Horizons

When either donating to the museum or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers the curator will say (with abhorrence):

"I daresay the name says it all... Stinkbugs are known for their stench. Hoo! Peeyew! As it happens, these crop-eating pests use straw-like mouths to pierce plants and drink the juices. And when threatened, they use a smelly chemical in their belly to release their odious odor! Hoo! How DO they live with themselves? "

Encyclopedia information

New Leaf

Encyclopedia Information
Stinkbug encyclopedia (New Leaf).jpg
"I caught a stinkbug! Yup, yup, that stinks all right!"
Size 15.5 mm
Time All day
Season Spring-Fall

New Horizons

Encyclopedia Information
"I caught a stinkbug! It lives up to its name!"
Current Active Hours All day
Months active (north) Mar. to Oct.
Months active (south) Sept. to Apr.


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In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese カメムシ Kamemushi
France French Punaise
Spain Spanish Chinche
Germany German Stinkwanze
Italy Italian Cimice
The Netherlands Dutch Schildwants
Russia Russian Щитник Shchitnik
China Chinese 椿象 Chūnxiàng
South Korea Korean 노린재 Norinjae

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