The Tarantula is a dangerous bug but also one of the most expensive from Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). Learn how to catch the Tarantula and how much they sell for below!
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|Location||On the Ground|
|Time||7 PM to 4 AM|
|Months||November to April (NH)
May to October (SH)
|Sell Price||8,000 Bells|
The tarantula is a dangerous bug that can you when trying to catch it. Although not as rare as beetles, the tarantula can sell for a good 8,000 Bells
|Northern Hemisphere||Southern Hemisphere|
|November to April||May to October|
The Tarantula comes out during the winter and spring season: November and April in the Northern Hemisphere, and May to October in the Southern Hemisphere.
You can find it on the ground from 7 PM to 4 AM.
Equip your Net
|2||Approach the Tarantula carefully until it raises its legs in warning.|
|4||Move slowly forward until it stands up again.|
|5||Repeat until you are close enough to catch it.|
|6||Swing your net!|
|Alternative||Search for Infinite Tarantula Island!|
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!
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.
Take note that whenever the tarantula’s legs rise up, it’s dangerous to approach it, so only approach it whenever the legs are down. Whenever it raises its legs, its ready to pounce, and whenever its legs are relaxed, its guard is down.
Once you've inched close enough, release the A Button to swing your net. You'll then be a proud owner of a Tarantula!
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!
“I caught a tarantula! The situation just got hairy!”
| “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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