Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Rice Grasshopper
This grasshopper is smaller than other jumping insects.
There are two kinds of grasshoppers to collect and donate in Animal Crossing: New Horizons - the grasshopper and the rice grasshopper. While the regular grasshopper has been available to capture since July, the rice grasshopper only started appearing on islands in the Northern Hemisphere in August.
Here’s everything you need to know about finding and catching a rice grasshopper in New Horizons.
Players with islands in the Northern Hemisphere can encounter the rice grasshopper from August to November. According to AllGamers, players with islands in the Southern Hemisphere can find this insect from February to May. The rice grasshopper can appear on the ground at any time between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.
The rice grasshopper is smaller than a regular grasshopper, as well as other hopping insects, like the migratory locust. Check out our short gameplay clip below to see one of these insects in action.
A single rice grasshopper can be sold for 400 Bells at Nook’s Cranny. Remember, you can earn even more Bells for these insects if you sell them to Flick when he visits your island. Plus, you’ll need to donate one to Blathers if you want to finish your museum’s insect collection.
Since insects appear at random, it may take you some time to actually find a rice grasshopper on your island. That being the case, check out the ChargePlay Clutch from HyperX. It can extend your device’s battery life so you can play New Horizons (and other Switch games) for a longer period of time before having to charge your Switch. Head over to HyperX’s website to learn more about the ChargePlay Clutch and the company’s other Switch accessories.
To learn more about Animal Crossing: New Horizons, or to view the rest of our guides for the game, check out our previous coverage.
Disclosure: Nintendo gave SuperParent a code for Animal Crossing: New Horizons for coverage purposes. In addition, HyperX is a sponsor of SuperParent.