Elephant Beetle

Elephant Beetle
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Scientific NameMegasoma elephas
AppearancesAnimal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
LocationClinging to palm trees.
Date AvailabilityJuly - August
Time Availability7pm - 8am
Sales Price8,000 Bells

The Elephant Beetle is one of the largest beetles available in the Animal Crossing series so far, yet it sells for less than the Rainbow Stag. It never appeared in the first Animal Crossing, but was able to make it into the last two installments.


[edit] How to Catch

Just like the Rainbow Stag, the Elephant Beetle can only be found hanging onto palm trees planted on the shore of your Town’s beach. Due to it’s massive size, it’s quite hard to miss unexpectedly hanging around a hoard of tropical trees where rare bugs are commonly scarce, which is a plus.

[edit] Player

This is what your player says when you catch a Elephant Beetle:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"I caught an elephant beetle! The heavyweight of beetles!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

I caught an elephant beetle! The heavyweight champion!

[edit] Menu

When looking at the Elephant Beetle in the bug menu it will say this:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

They are the heaviest beetles in the world. Their horns look like elephant trunks.

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

The heaviest beetles in the world are named for their trunklike horns.

[edit] Museum

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

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"I wonder what elephant beetles were called before there were elephants? No, wait, I don't wonder! I don't even care! Hoo hoo! Well, moving on…"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

"True to its namesake, the elephant beetle is among the heaviest of all the dynastid beetles. As you might imagine, with parents that big, the babies are also accordingly huge. About the size of your fist! Such foulness! Just think of those monstrous larvae! The horror of it all!"

[edit] Real Life

Coincidentally enough, the Elephant Beetle is related to the Rhinoceros Beetle, an entirely different breed(yet a relatively understandable fact). Male larvae from this species grow up to have two horns while the female larvae end up with none at the end of the adult stage.

Last edited by Amsey on 10 July 2012 at 06:31
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