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This is a guide to Flick's Bug-Off event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn the Bug-Off Dates, the Bug-Off point system, what prizes can be won, and how to get bonus points with online multiplayer!

Flick's Bug-Off 2021 Dates and Time

ACNH - Isabelle from ACNH announces the start of the Bug-Off

Bug-Off Times

Dates (Upcoming) August 28, 2021
North Hemisphere
November 20, 2021
South Hemisphere
Times 9:00 AM– 6:00 PM

The Bug-Off will go on from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., but Flick will hang around the Plaza until 8:00 p.m. You'll be able to sell him bugs until then.

Bug-Off Dates

ACNH - June Bug-Off Announcement

The Bug-Off is held during the Summer.

Northern Hemisphere

June July August September
June 27, 2020 July 26, 2020 August 28, 2020 September 26, 2020
June 26, 2021 July 24, 2021 August 28, 2021 September 25, 2021
June 25, 2022 July 30, 2022 August 27, 2022 September 24, 2022

On the Northern Hemisphere, the Bug-Off will be held on the 4th Saturdays of July, August, and September.

Southern Hemisphere

November December January February
November 21, 2020 December 19, 2020 January 16, 2021 -February 20, 2021
November 20, 2021 December 18, 2021 January 15, 2022 February 19, 2022
November 19, 2022 December 17, 2022 January 21, 2023 February 18, 2023

On the Southern Hemisphere, on the other hand, the Bug-Off it will be held on the 3rd Saturdays of November, December, January, and February.

Not Time-Locked

ACNH - Nintendo Switch - Change Date and Time

If you miss a Bug-Off, just match the date and time of your Switch to the date and time of the Bug-Off!

Learn how to time travel with our guide below.

Time Traveling Guide

What to Do during the Bug-Off

Click the links to jump to a section!
Where to Find Flick How to Play the Bug-Off
Bug-Off Point System Multiplayer Bonus Guide
Bug Selling Guide Prizes and Rewards

Where to Find Flick

In Front of Resident Services

ACNH - Flick stands in front of Resident Services

On the dates when the Bug-Off is hosted, Flick will be waiting in front of Resident Services.

An announcement will begin as soon as you leave your house that a Bug-Off will be hosted that day. If you're planning to participate, head to Resident Services and talk to Flick.

The event ends at 6:00 PM, but Flick will stay in the Plaza until 8:00 PM, so you can sell him bugs until then.

Visits on Other Days

ACNH - Flick on a villager

Flick will sometimes randomly come to the island even on days other than the Bug-Off. You'll be able to sell him bugs for 1.5x more than the usual price. You can also commission him to have a bug model made.

How to Find Flick

How to Play the Bug-Off

ACNH - Flick explains the rules of the Bug-Off in ACNH (Switch)

Step Directions
1 Talk to Flick.
2 Catch as many bugs as you can in 3 minutes.
3 Talk to Flick again to tally up your points!
4 Redeem points with Flick for bug merchandise.

1. Find Flick

ACNH - Flick announces the start of the June Bug-Off in ACNH (Switch)

Talk to Flick to start the timer for the Bug-Off. You can find him in front of Resident Services.

2. Catch Bugs

A villager shows off their catch in ACNH (Switch)

Catch as many bugs as you can within the 3-minute time limit!

3. Talk to Flick

ACNH - Flick tallies up the total points

Talk to Flick after you finish your round of Bug-Off. He will tell you the total number of points you received.

You can look into the cage to keep the bugs you've caught or sell them to Flick for 1.5x the normal price.

4. Redeem Points

ACNH - Flick offers to redeem points

Talk to Flick again to redeem your points for bug merchandise!

Helpful Things to Remember
  • Solo play is free the first time, but the next ones cost 500 Bells.
  • You can participate in a Bug-Off with friends. Multiplayer rounds gives you bonus points.
  • Flick will pay you 1.5x more than the normal selling price of bugs.

Bug-Off Point System

Solo Bonus Guide

ACNH - Flick offers to tally the round results in Bug-Off

Number of Bugs Caught Number of Points
(Bonus included)
1 1 Point
2 2 Points
3 or more Number of bugs caught + 2 Points

You will earn points equivalent to the number of bugs you catch. Also, when you catch at least 3 bugs, you'll get 2 bonus points along with your total, as shown above.

Multiplayer Bonus Guide

ACNH - Flick explains the team bonus

You can earn bonus points while playing in multiplayer, which will let you finish the event with more points more quickly and easily. If you're aiming for the Bug-Off prizes, this is one easy method of doing it.

Our Team's Multiplayer Results

ACNH - Flick tallies up the total points

Total Bugs Caught by All Players Additional Bonus Points
5 - 9 5
10 - 14 7
15 or more 10

Sell Bugs For 1.5x the Price

Flick can buy the bugs you have caught for 1.5x more than the normal price.

How to Catch Bugs | List of Rare Bugs

High-Priced Bugs by Season

June
July
August
September
Icon Name Sell Price Location
80 Scorpion Image Scorpion 8,000 7 PM to 4 AM On the ground
54 Goliath Beetle Image Goliath Beetle 8,000 5 PM to 8 AM On palm trees
58 Rainbow Stag Image Rainbow Stag 6,000 7 PM to 8 AM On trees
34 Banded Dragonfly Image Banded Dragonfly 4,500 8 AM to 5 PM Flying
12 Queen Alexandra Queen Alexandra's Birdwing 4,000 8 AM to 4 PM Flying
9 Emperor Butterfly Image Emperor Butterfly 4,000 5 PM to 8 AM Flying
Icon Name Sell Price Location
65 Horned Hercules Image Horned Hercules 12,000 5 PM to 8 AM On palm trees
61 Giraffe Stag Image Giraffe Stag 12,000 5 PM to 8 AM On palm trees
60 Golden Stag Image Golden Stag 12,000 5 PM to 8 AM On palm trees
57 Giant Stag Image Giant Stag 10,000 11 PM to 8 AM On trees
52 Scarab Beetle Image Scarab Beetle 10,000 11 PM to 8 AM On trees
80 Scorpion Image Scorpion 8,000 7 PM to 4 AM On the ground
64 Horned Elephant Image Horned Elephant 8,000 5 PM to 8 AM On palm trees
63 Horned Atlas Image Horned Atlas 8,000 5 PM to 8 AM On palm trees
59 Cyclommatus Stag Image Cyclommatus Stag 8,000 5 PM to 8 AM On palm trees
54 Goliath Beetle Image Goliath Beetle 8,000 5 PM to 8 AM On palm trees
58 Rainbow Stag Image Rainbow Stag 6,000 7 PM to 8 AM On trees
Icon Name Sell Price Location
65 Horned Hercules Image Horned Hercules 12,000 5 PM to 8 AM On palm trees
61 Giraffe Stag Image Giraffe Stag 12,000 5 PM to 8 AM On palm trees
60 Golden Stag Image Golden Stag 12,000 5 PM to 8 AM On palm trees
57 Giant Stag Image Giant Stag 10,000 11 PM to 8 AM On trees
52 Scarab Beetle Image Scarab Beetle 10,000 11 PM to 8 AM On trees
80 Scorpion Image Scorpion 8,000 7 PM to 4 AM On the ground
64 Horned Elephant Image Horned Elephant 8,000 5 PM to 8 AM On palm trees
63 Horned Atlas Image Horned Atlas 8,000 5 PM to 8 AM On palm trees
59 Cyclommatus Stag Image Cyclommatus Stag 8,000 5 PM to 8 AM On palm trees
54 Goliath Beetle Image Goliath Beetle 8,000 5 PM to 8 AM On palm trees
58 Rainbow Stag Image Rainbow Stag 6,000 7 PM to 8 AM On trees
Icon Name Sell Price Location
80 Scorpion Image Scorpion 8,000 7 PM to 4 AM On the ground
54 Goliath Beetle Image Goliath Beetle 8,000 5 PM to 8 AM On palm trees
58 Rainbow Stag Image Rainbow Stag 6,000 7 PM to 8 AM On trees
34 Banded Dragonfly Image Banded Dragonfly 4,500 8 AM to 5 PM Flying
12 Queen Alexandra Queen Alexandra's Birdwing 4,000 8 AM to 4 PM Flying
9 Emperor Butterfly Image Emperor Butterfly 4,000 5 PM to 8 AM Flying

The prices listed above are their normal prices.

Bug-Off Items and Rewards

Bug Trophies

Once you accumulate at least 100 Points, you will receive a bug trophy in your mail the next day.

Bug Trophies
Bronze Bug Trophy ImageBronze Bug Trophy
100 Points
400 Bells
Silver Bug Trophy ImageSilver Bug Trophy
200 Points
425 Bells
Gold Bug Trophy ImageGold Bug Trophy
300 Points
450 Bells

Flick's Bug Merchandise

Bug-Off Prizes
ACNH - Bug Wand ImageBug Wand Toy Cockroach ImageToy Cockroach Toy Centipede ImageToy Centipede
Termite Mound ImageTermite Mound Artisanal Bug Cage ImageArtisanal Bug Cage Spider Web ImageSpider Web
ACNH - Butterfly Backpack ImageButterfly Backpack ACNH - Bug Cage ImageBug Cage ACNH - Bug Aloha Shirt ImageBug Aloha Shirt
ACNH - Ladybug Umbrella ImageLadybug Umbrella Spider Doorplate ImageSpider Doorplate ACNH Butterflies Wall ImageButterflies Wall
ACNH Ladybug Rug ImageLadybug Rug

How to Exchange Points for Bug Merchandise

Talk to Flick after the Bug-Off

ACNH - Flick offers to redeem points

After the Bug-Off ends, you can talk to Flick about other things, then select "Redeem Points".

You can trade 10 Points to receive a random piece of bug merchandise. If you don't have enough points to obtain all bug merchandise in one go, you can participate in Bug-Off multiple times to get the points you need.

Bug-Off Tips and Tricks

Plant Lots of Flowers and Trees

ACNH - A villager stands in the middle of a flower field during Bug-Off
It is crucial to have a lot of bugs appearing during the Bug-Off. Plant lots of flowers and trees for bugs to spawn into.

Do Not Stay in One Place

ACNH - A villager chases after a butterfly during Bug-Off
Bugs tend to spawn in places where no player is around. Keep roaming around the island to give the bugs a chance to appear.

Some Bugs Scare Easily

Butterflies will give you several chances to catch them, but some bugs will disappear if you get too close too quickly.

Bugs to look out for on Flowers and Trees

Drone Beetle ImageDrone Beetle Goliath Beetle ImageGoliath Beetle Honeybee ImageHoneybee Ladybug ImageLadybug
Mantis ImageMantis Orchid Mantis ImageOrchid Mantis Stinkbug ImageStinkbug

Bugs to look out for on Tree Stumps and Ground

Citrus Long-Horned Beetle ImageCitrus Long-Horned Beetle Drone Beetle ImageDrone Beetle Jewel Beetle ImageJewel Beetle Rosalia Batesi Beetle ImageRosalia Batesi Beetle
Tiger Beetle ImageTiger Beetle Violin Beetle ImageViolin Beetle

Generally, bugs on Tree stumps might take longer to catch, so we recommend focusing on butterflies and bugs that appear on flowers.

See a list of all Bugs available during this Bug-Off here:

Bugs in June (Nothern Hemisphere)

What to Do if There is No Bug-Off Held on Your Island

Upgrade Resident Services

ACNH - Villagers stand in front of Resident Services

Even if you play on the day of the event, it will not be held if you have not yet upgraded Resident Services.

What You Can Do at Resident Services and How to Upgrade

Participate on a Friend's Island

ACNH - A villager talks to Flick

If there is no time to upgrade Resident Services, you can also participate on a friend's island, where you can even get bonus points for playing together.

Find more friends on our Friend Request board below!

Friend Request Board

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