In Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH), there is a Mystery Island that respawns Infinite Tarantulas. You can also transform your own island into a Tarantula Island. To learn how, as well as other tips and tricks on catching tarantulas, make sure to read this guide!
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NH: November to April
SH: May to October
|Times||7 PM to 4 AM|
|Where to Find||On the ground|
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.
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Tarantulas are one of the highest-selling bugs. If you need cash to pay your house loan, getting to Tarantula Island is a great way to earn lots of Bells!
With a selling price of 8,000 Bells at Nook's Cranny, catching Tarantulas is a high-risk, high-reward activity.
The biggest benefit to hunting Tarantulas on a Mystery Island is that you wake up on the same island if you get stung and pass out.
They will also spawn at a higher rate than on your own island, allowing you to quickly get back to hunting!
There are two ways to get 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 at a high rate!
To learn more about other types of islands, check out our Mystery Island Tours guide.
To fly to a mystery island, you need to redeem 2,000 Nook Miles or trade online for a Nook Miles Ticket.
No luck getting to the Infinite Tarantula Island? Just create your own! Read the next section to learn how.
|1||Pick all the flowers and weeds by pressing the Y button.|
|2||Chop down all the trees with an axe and pull up the stumps with a shovel.|
|3||Eat fruits to break all the rocks with a shovel or axe.|
|4||Wait for the Tarantulas to spawn.|
Unlike other bugs, rain does not deter Tarantula from spawning so once you find an raining mystery island, your best bet would be to stay on it!
Bamboo Islands reduce the spawn chances of any bugs found on water becuase these island have no rivers or ponds. This leaves less options for the game to spawn bugs other than the coveted Tarantula.
Players have noticed these islands spawn Tarantulas and Scorpion slower and less frequently in the past months. Instead, other bugs such as the Giant Water Bug, spawn more instead of their target bug.
We speculate that Nintendo patched in an update that decreased the spawn rates of rarer bugs and increased more common ones.
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
If you're planning to sell your Tarantulas, save them for when Flick visits your town! Flick will buy any insect at double the value than what it sells for at Nook's Cranny.
|Nook's Cranny||8,000 Bells|
If you can't find Flick on regular days, wait for the next Bug-Off to sell him your Tarantulas. Be sure to check your island's Bulletin Board to the left of Resident Services to know when the next Bug-Off will be!
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.
Dig a perimeter of holes that you can jump into for safety. Tarantulas will not be able to jump over them, so you're safe.
While in your safe space, catch a Tarantula chasing you by using your net to catch the critter. It won't reach across the hole!
Get rid of all the weeds, flowers, and rocks for better visibility and to avoid surprise attacks. Drop the items cluttering up your inventory on the beach!
|Tips and Tricks|
|ACNH 100% Checklist||Daily & Weekly To-Do List|
|Island Designer Unlock Walkthrough||How to Raise Your Island's Star Rating|
|How to Kick Out Villagers||How to Get New Villagers|
|How to Get Specific Villagers You Want||Time Traveling Guide|
|How to Get Villager Photos and Posters||How Often Does a Message in a Bottle Spawn?|
|How to Increase Inventory Space||How to Get Presents from Balloons|
|Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler||List of Haunted Art|
|How to Get Infinite Tarantula Island||How to Get Infinite Scorpion Island|
|How to Get All Fruits||Secrets and Hidden Content|
|What is Luck?||How to Use the Warp Pipe|
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