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Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) - How to Catch a Tarantula Easily

The Tarantula is a Dangerous Bug from Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). Learn how to catch the Tarantula and how much the sell for below!

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ACNH - ScorpionScorpion ACNH - TarantulaTarantula ACNH - WaspWasp

How to Catch a Tarantula

ACNH - Catching a Tarantula

Steps Directions
  Equip your Net ACNH - Net
2   Approach the Tarantula
3   Swing your net!
Alternative   Search for Infinite Tarantula Island!

1. Equip Your Net

To catch a bug, you'll need to equip your net! Press the X Button to go into your pockets and select your net.

You can also select it from your Tool Ring!

2. Approach Bug

The Tarantula can get startled if you move too closely too quickly. Hold down the A Button and move the Right Stick to approach it carefully.

3. Swing Your Net

Once you've inched close enough, release the A Button to swing your net. You'll then be a proud owner of a Tarantula!

Look for Infinite Tarantula Island (Alternative)

ACNH - A resident runs around in Tarantula Island

Alternatively, you can try look for Infinite Tarantula Island or create your own Infinite Island with Mystery Island Tours!

Check out our guides below to learn how to do it!

ACNH - Infinite Tarantula Island Guide Banner ACNH - Infinite Scorpion Island Guide Banner

Tarantula Location and Times

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Tarantula Times

Location On the ground
Time November to April
North Hemisphere
7 PM to 4 AM
May to October
South Hemisphere
7 PM to 4 AM

You can find the Tarantula On the ground from 7 PM to 4 AM.

Find the bug in November to April on the Northern Hemisphere, or May to October on the Southern Hemisphere.

Tarantula Months

Northern Hemisphere
Southern Hemisphere
Northern Hemisphere Calendar
January ACNH - Tarantula July
February ACNH - Tarantula August
March ACNH - Tarantula September
April ACNH - Tarantula October
May November ACNH - Tarantula
June December ACNH - Tarantula
Southern Hemisphere Calendar
January July ACNH - Tarantula
February August ACNH - Tarantula
March September ACNH - Tarantula
April October ACNH - Tarantula
May ACNH - Tarantula November
June ACNH - Tarantula December

Tarantula Sell Price

Sell Price 8,000 Bells
Type Dangerous
Rarity ★★★☆☆

The Tarantula is a uncommon bug and sells for 8,000 Bells.

Tarantula Additional Info

Dialogue When Caught

I caught a tarantula! The situation just got hairy!

Dialogue When Donated to Blathers

  As giant spiders go, the tarantula is said to be quite docile. But have you ever seen such foul fuzziness?!

 It is a fact, tarantulas have barbed belly hair. I say again...BARBED. BELLY. HAIR!

 These awful arachnids let loose their spiky, itchy hairs to protect themselves from predators.

 But seeing how tarantulas also prey on frogs, mice, and even birds, one must ask...

 Who needs protecting from whom?! Hoo! Who indeed!

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