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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)
"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.

Further information[]

Main article: Pentatomidae on Wikipedia

In other languages[]

Language Name Translation
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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