Giant Beetle

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Giant Beetle
Giant Beetle.png
Scientific NameDorcus hopei
AppearancesAnimal Crossing
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
LocationOn Trees
Date AvailabilityJuly - August
Time Availability11pm - 8am
Sales Price10,000 Bells
Tank Size1x1

The Giant Beetle is a rare bug that clings to the trees of your town. This bug has made an appearence in each of the games that have been released.


[edit] How to Catch

Like the other tree - clinging beetles, the key is to be quiet. Before attempting your catch, you should first learn the length of your net. The farther away you can safely stand to swing, the better. The closer you get, the higher risk of it flying away. Stand as far back from the beetle as possible, and quickly swing your net as fast as you can. Be sure not to miss, for if you do, the bug will quickly fly away.

[edit] Player

This is what you player says when you catch an Giant Beetle:

[edit] Animal Crossing

"Whooa! I caught a giant stag beetle! It's...well, it's GIANT!!! (Seriously! Look at it! It huge!)"

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"Woah! I caught a giant beetle! He's so big and chunky and cool-looking, huh? He's the king of beetles!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

Whoa! A giant beetle! Augh, don't squish me!

[edit] Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Whoa! I caught a giant stag! Small world, isn't it?

[edit] Menu

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

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

These shy beetles are nocturnal. They live five years, so they make good pets.

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

Nocturnal and very skittish, their long lives make them popular pets.

[edit] Animal Crossing: New Leaf

[edit] Museum

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

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

" If you took this to a shop, they'd be willing to pay quite well for it, hoo. But to me, it just looks like a glorified, expensive cockroach!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

The giant beetle boasts a massive horn, and yet it's said this bug is actually something of a milquetoast. Apparently this bug would prefer to stay inside where other creatures won't bother it. How precious. Even I could handle being near such a shy insect! I shan't be touching it, though...

[edit] Animal Crossing: New Leaf

In New Leaf, the information board displaying the Giant Beetle will read:

Giant stags are huge stag beetles with one tooth in each side of their large jaws. They're very territorial but careful at the same time, so they usually hide in holes in trees. They have a long life span. Records show that some have lived up to five years. They're very popular among collectors as pets, so they commonly fetch a high price.

[edit] Trivia

  • Despite this bugs name, the Giant Beetle really isn't all that big.

[edit] Real Life

In Japan, the Giant Beetles are called "Oo-kuwagata", a translation of simply 'Giant Beetle'. They, at times, fetch 300,000 yen. Although, in this decade they fetch 10,000 yen, the same bell amount they can be sold for in the Animal Crossing Series.

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Last edited by Justin on 4 July 2013 at 23:03
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