Tips for catching scorpions in ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’

Making Bells in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is not easy, but there are at least many ways to do so. One of the best ways to become rich fast is by capturing this pesky insect in the game.

For those who picked Northern Hemisphere in Animal Crossing: New Horizonsthey’ll no longer have access to tarantulas temporarily. Instead of tarantulas, they’ll now be facing the menacing scorpions.

Like tarantulas, the scorpions in the game are hostile, meaning they will charge at the players if they notice that they are being stalked or followed. On the other hand, these sell heavily at Flick and Nook’s Cranny, which buy the insect for 12,000 and 8,000 Bells, respectively. Here are some tips to farm the insect.

Go on a Mystery Island tour

Scorpions spawn between 7 PM and 4 AM. During this time, players should go on a Mystery Island Tour as there’s a chance that they could be on an island that spawns scorpions endlessly. Even if they don’t get to an island in such conditions, they can still farm it with the right trick.

Players should eye and island that’s flat. These are the ones with bamboo usually. They should then pick up all flowers, chop down all trees and their stumps, and pluck all the weeds. This makes it more likely for scorpions to spawn.

Take advantage of a glitch

There’s allegedly a glitch in the game that freezes scorpions. When players are being chased by a scorpion in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, they should try to find a fossil to dig up. Upon doing so, the scorpion will freeze in place, making it much safer and easier to catch.

It’s best to use this trick as early as now as Nintendo could fix it in an update since it’s now been discovered already.

Dig holes first

Before trying to catch a scorpion, some players will set up a specific area to run to. This area will be littered with many holes on the ground. Like tarantulas, scorpions can’t jump to pass holes, which goes to the advantage of players as they can do just that.

What happens is that the scorpion will be slowed down significantly as it works its way around the holes. This makes it easier for the player to time his catch right.

The scorpion in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is intimidating, to say the least. However, it players master the art of catching one; they’ll be rich in an instant.


Image used courtesy Nintendo/Youtube

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