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Scientific NameBrachypelma smithi
Time of YearJune to August
Time of Day7PM to 4AM
RarityUncommon - 3
Selling Price8,000
Species Number#71

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The Tarantula is an insect that can be found on the ground around town. It appears between the months of June and August. It will appear during the night from 7PM to 4AM. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 8,000 Bells.


The Tarantula is found around ground in town.


This bug will attack the player if they get too close. They will wake up outside their house if this happens.

The Museum

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

"Tarantulas are large arachnids that live in warm areas. They're sometimes kept as pets. They have sharp fangs and while it is painful if you're bitten by one, they aren't deadly to humans. What's scarier is the hair they kick off of their abdomens to protect themselves. The hair can cause serious itching and rashes wherever it sticks and can be rather difficult to remove."


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

"I caught a tarantula! WHAAAA! Destroy it!"