Learn how to effectively fill your pockets with scorpions by getting or creating the Infinite Scorpion Island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). Read on to learn strategies, as well as tips and tricks on catching scorpions.
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|Where to Find||On the ground|
|7 PM to 4 AM||7 PM to 4 AM||7 PM to 4 AM||7 PM to 4 AM|
|7 PM to 4 AM||7 PM to 4 AM||None||None|
|7 PM to 4 AM||7 PM to 4 AM||7 PM to 4 AM||7 PM to 4 AM|
|None||None||7 PM to 4 AM||7 PM to 4 AM|
Scorpions only appear late at night. If you want to catch this critter, you'll either need to wait until 7 PM, or set your clock forward a few hours.
Scorpions are one of the highest-selling bugs, so if you need that quick cash to pay your house loan, getting to Scorpion Island is a great way to earn lots of Bells. With a selling price of 8,000 Bells at Nook's Cranny, catching scorpions is a high-risk, high-reward activity.
The biggest benefit to hunting Scorpions on a mystery island is that you wake up on the same, small island if you get stung and pass out.
They will also spawn at a higher rate than on your own island, so you can quickly get back to hunting without worrying about missing out if one of them catches you!
There are two ways to get to a Scorpion Island:
There is a variety of island types you can land on in a Mystery Island Tour, and one of them spawns infinite Scorpions 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.
If you still have no luck getting to the Infinite Scorpions Island, you can 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 Scorpions to spawn.|
Unlike other bugs, rain does not deter Scorpions 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 will leave less options for the game to spawn bugs other than the coveted Scorpion.
Though creating your own Tarantula and Scorpion Island is still possible, 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, Mole Cricket, and Moquito 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 scorpion-hunting!
If you're planning to sell your Scorpions, 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, you can wait for the next Bug-Off and you'll be able to sell him your Scorpions. Be sure to check you island's Bulletin Board to the left of Resident Services to know when the next Bug-Off will be!
After getting bitten by a scorpion, you will faint and the screen blacks out. However, you will wake up at the island port, and you can continue your bug catching.
You can dig a perimeter of holes that you can jump into for safety. Scorpions will not be able to jump over them, so you can safely stay out of reach.
While in your safe space, you can catch a scorpion chasing you by using your net to catch the critter. It won't reach across the hole!
First, you should 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!
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|Things to Do Every Day||Island Designer and Terraforming Unlock Walkthrough|
|New Horizons 100% Checklist||Time Traveling Guide|
|How to Increase Inventory Space||How to Get Presents from Balloons|
|How to Get New Villagers||How to Kick Out Villagers|
|How to Get Specific Villagers You Want||How to Raise Your Island's Star Rating|
|Infinite Tarantula Island - How to Get or Create It||Redd Art Guide | List of Fake Art and Real Art|
|How to Get Villager Photos and Posters||How Often Does a Message in a Bottle Spawn?|
|Secrets and Hidden Content | Did You Know?||Tripping and Bad Luck|
|Infinite Scorpion Island - How to Get or Create It||-|
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