Mole Cricket

Mole Cricket
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Scientific NameGryllotalpa brachyptera
AppearancesAnimal Crossing
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Date AvailabilityNovember - May
Time AvailabilityAll Day
Sales Price200 Bells AC
280 Bells ACWW & ACCF
Cage Size1x1

The Mole Cricket is a rare bug first introduced in Animal Crossing and made a return in all other games.


[edit] How to Catch

The Mole Cricket will be found underground. You will know when it is near when it emits a croaking sounds from underneath the ground. The croaking will grow louder as you get closer. Once you identify the area that the sound is at its loudest, you will need to equip your shovel and dig where you think it might be. As soon as you discover it, the mole cricket will jump out of the whole and start to jump away. You will need to now equip your net and be fast at catching it, because if the mole cricket is located near water, it will try to jump into it to avoid being caught.

[edit] Player

This is what you player says when you catch a Mole Cricket:

[edit] Animal Crossing

"I caught a mole cricket! I wonder if he hates bright lights...(You know, because he's a MOLE cricket?)"

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"I caught a mole cricket! I don't see any moles on you, guy!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

"I caught a mole cricket! Proceeding with interrogation!"

[edit] Menu

When looking at the Mole Cricket in the bug menu it will say this:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

These live underground but can fly and swim. They're multitalented.

[edit] Museum

If you donate this bug to the Museum, Blathers will say this:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"The mole cricket is a bug, of course, but it resembles a mole! Hence the name. It's clear once you inspect it's lower half that it is most definitely a cricket. Blech! Add "imitating moles" to the list of unforgivable things bugs are capable of!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

"As both mole crickets and moles dig holes, it's said many parts of their bodies evolved on similar paths... But the mole is nowhere near as off-putting as this bug... How could they be? Moles don't have antennae."

[edit] Real Life

In real life, mole crickets have thick-bodied shells, big black eyes, and wings. Mole crickets can fly as far as eight kilometers. They use their large forelimbs to burrow into the ground and to swim. Mole crickets are omnivores and prefer to eat things such as larvae, grass, and worms. Mole crickets are nocturnal, meaning they are awake at night and sleep in the day. They create large and extensive tunnels in the ground under lawns and golf courses so that they are rarely seen. Most mistake them for cockroaches as call them pests. In Asia, some people eat them.

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Last edited by Aurigae on 11 July 2012 at 09:19
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