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Hermit Crab
Hermit Crab.jpg
Scientific NameCoenobita cavipes
Time of YearAll year
Time of DayAll day
RarityCommon - 5
Selling Price1,000
Species Number#48

The Hermit Crab is an insect that can be found on the island. It appears all year. It will appear all day. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 1,000 Bells.


The Hermit Crab is found on the island.

The Museum

The Hermit Crab can be donated to the museum. Upon doing so, the following text is given by Blathers:

"Hermit crabs live in empty shells they can fit their bodies into. As they grow, they find bigger shells. They're quite picky about each new shell and first measure the opening with their claws. The shells they choose usually fit well, and they'll sometimes fight one another over ownership rights."


Upon catching the insect, the player will say the following:

"I caught a hermit crab! Finally, it came out of its shell!"