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Learn how to effectively fill your pockets with tarantulas by getting or creating the Infinite Tarantula Island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). Read on to learn strategies, as well as tips and tricks on catching tarantulas.

When Does the Tarantula Show Up?

Northern Hemisphere

January February March April
7 PM to 4 AM (Next Day) 7 PM to 4 AM (Next Day) 7 PM to 4 AM (Next Day) 7 PM to 4 AM (Next Day)
May June July August
None None None None
September October November December
None None 7 PM to 4 AM (Next Day) 7 PM to 4 AM (Next Day)

Southern Hemisphere

January February March April
None None None None
May June July August
7 PM to 4 AM (Next Day) 7 PM to 4 AM (Next Day) 7 PM to 4 AM (Next Day) 7 PM to 4 AM (Next Day)
September October November December
7 PM to 4 AM (Next Day) 7 PM to 4 AM (Next Day) None None

Appears Only at Night

Tarantulas only appear late at night. If you want to catch this critter, you'll either need to wait until it gets pretty late, or set your clock forward a few hours.
Time Traveling Guide

Why Do You Need to Go to Tarantula Island?

Get Instant Bells

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Tarantulas are one of the highest-selling bugs

If you need that instant cash to pay your house loan, getting to Tarantula Island is the fastest way to go to get those Bells. With a selling price of 8,000 Bells at Nook's Cranny, catching tarantulas is a high-risk, high-reward activity.

How to Get to Infinite Tarantula Island - Mystery Island Tours

Fly to a Tarantula Island

There is a variety of island types you can land on in a Mystery Island Tour, and one of them spawns infinite tarantulas.

To learn more about other types of islands, check out our Mystery Island Tours guide.
Mystery Island Tours and Nook Miles Ticket Guide

Nook Miles Ticket is Required

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Before getting to fly to an island, you need to redeem 2,000 Nook Miles for a Nook Miles Ticket.
How to Get Nook Miles Fast

Create Your Own Tarantula Island

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If you still have no luck getting to the Infinite Tarantula Island, you can create your own. Read the next section to learn how.

How to Create Your Own Infinite Tarantula Island

Things to Note

  • Make sure that tarantulas are in season. Check our chart above to learn more.
  • Check the time—tarantulas only appear at night.
  • Prepare your tools, even extras. This is going to be a lot of chopping and digging.
Game8's Own Infinite Tarantula Island Test Conditions
Hemisphere Southern
Month May
Time 9 PM
Weather Rainy
Island Tour Type Normal Island

Rain Might Be a Big Factor


Our successful creation of a tarantula island happened when it was raining; all other tests did not have rain and proceeded to spawn other bugs other than tarantulas.

Rain keeps most bugs away such as beetles and butterflies, which led us to believe that rain may be a big factor for the island to only spawn tarantulas.

Clear Out the Land

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This means chopping down all the trees and digging out their stumps, destroying all the rocks, and plucking out all the weeds and flowers. You will need a clear area of land. This will prevent the chances of any other bug spawning.

Get Rid of All Other Bugs

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Wharf roaches always spawn on rocks on the shore!

To get tarantulas to spawn, you need to get rid of all the other bugs on the island. After clearing the land, this should be a lot easier because they do not have any other place to spawn.

If it is raining, there is no possibility of flying bugs to spawn.

Scare Wharf Roaches Off the Shore

The only bug that will spawn at this time is wharf roaches. You can scare them away by running to them.

Wait as Tarantulas Spawn on Your Island

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Run around the island to give them time and space to spawn. Also, keep checking the rocks on the shore for wharf roaches so you can scare them away.

Infinite Tarantula Island Tips and Tricks

Maximize Pocket Space

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After upgrading your pocket space, you should be able to carry 40 items. Upgrade your pocket space first before you go tarantula-hunting!
How to Increase Inventory Space

Sell the Tarantulas to Flick

If you're planning to sell the tarantulas, it is better to sell them to Flick than at Nook's Cranny, because it is confirmed that Flick buys bugs for a higher price.

Nook's Cranny 8,000 Bells
Flick Under investigation

Flick's Bug-Off Dates and Prizes Guide

Don't Worry About Getting Bitten

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You will respawn back to the island port

After getting bitten by a tarantula, you will faint and the screen blacks out. However, you will wake up at the island port, and you can continue your bug catching.

Strategies for Catching Tarantulas

Dig Holes Around You For Safety

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You can jump over holes

You can dig a perimeter of holes that you can jump into for safety. Tarantulas also cannot jump over holes.

You can catch a tarantula across a hole

While in your safe space, you can catch a tarantula chasing you by using your net to catch the critter across the hole.

Clear Out the Land

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Get rid of all the weeds, flowers, and rocks for better visibility

To avoid surprise attacks, you can clear out the land so you can see the tarantulas better.

To learn more about tarantulas, see our page dedicated to them.
How to Catch a Tarantula Easily

Related Links


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Beginner Guides
Beginner's Guide to Animal Crossing New Horizons Unchangeable Features
Choosing a Hemisphere Best Island Layouts
What Should You Choose to Bring to the Island? Picking an Island Name
Best Tent Location How to Cross the River and Water
How to Get Furniture and Materials for House Kits How to Climb Cliffs
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What Happens When You Eat Fruit? How to Get Rid of a Bee Sting
What Happens When You Faint? When Does a New Day Start?
How to Use the Camera How to Use the Rescue Service
How to Add Best Friends Wind and Weather
Tips and Tricks
Things to Do Every Day All Island Shops and Facilities Upgrades
New Horizons 100% Checklist Time Traveling Guide
How to Increase Inventory Space How to Get Presents from Balloons
Max Villagers and How to Get New Villagers to Move In How to Kick Out Villagers
How to Get Specific Villagers You Want How to Raise Your Island's Star Rating
Infinite Tarantula Island Art Guide | List of Artworks and Fakes
List of All K.K. Slider Songs -
Money, Miles and Shopping
Nook Mileage Program Activities & Rewards List Nook Miles+ Challenges and Rewards
Nook Stop Explained Spending Nook Miles
How to Get Nook Miles Fast How to Make Money Bags (Bell Bags)
How to Get Bells (Money) Fast Money Rock and How to Hit the Rock 8 Times
How to Grow Money Trees from Glowing Spots How to Get Bank Interest
Should You Use the Drop-Off Box? How to Get the Royal Crown
House and Storage
How to Pay Off Your Loan and Upgrade Your Tent and House How to Move Your House
How to Store Furniture and Other Items Designing Your House - How to Use Storage and Decorating Mode
How to Raise Your Happy Home Academy (HHA) Rank Feng Shui Color and Effect Guide
How to Get Rid of Cockroaches | Catching Cockroaches How to Get Moving Wallpaper
How to Get Moving Flooring List of Roof Colors
Reimagine Your Character
How To Make A Passport | Passport Title List Changing Hair and Face
How to Get / Fix Bedhead -
Reshape Your Island
How Close Can You Plant Trees? How to Chop Wood and Pull Up Trees
How to Get Palm Trees on Your Island How to Build a Bridge
How to Build Slopes, Stairs and Inclines How to Break Rocks
How to Change the Island Tune How to Use Island Designer
List of NookPhone Apps Mystery Island Tour and Nook Miles Ticket Guide
How to Unlock Reactions How to Send Letters and Postcards
Wish on a Shooting Star to Get Star Fragments Lost Item Guide
Party Play | Playing on One Switch Online Play
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System Info
System Requirements List of Controls
Maintenance | How to Fix an Error How to Delete Save Data
How to Add or Delete Players Can You Transfer Data From Pocket Camp?
amiibo Compatibility NookLink Features
The Language Setting How to Pre-Load


11 Anonymous14 days

Hi There are you a youtuber

10 Anonymousabout 1 month

Done doing this! definitely worth the effort its so easy to get tarantulas now. Now to wait for flick....

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