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Mole Cricket
Mole Cricket.jpg
Scientific NameAtractylodes japonica
Time of YearNovember to May
Time of DayAll day
RarityUncommon - 4
Selling Price200
Species Number#38

The Mole Cricket is an insect that can be found underground. It appears between the months of November and May. It will appear all day. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 200 Bells.


The Mole Cricket is found underground. The player will have to dig it up with a shovel.

The Museum

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

"Mole crickets live underground in tunnels they dig themselves, moving freely through the soil. Their forelimbs resemble those of moles and are very suitable for the task of digging. They have large wings that allow them to fly, but they can also swim if the need arises. In the past people used to think the noise they made underground was actually coming from worms."


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

"I caught a mole cricket! And I didn't even have to reset!"