- "I caught a centipede! It's got a million legs! Or, you know, a hundred." —City Folk
- "I caught a centipede! Impede the centipede!" —New Leaf
|Scientific name||Scolopendra gigantea|
|Time of year||June to February|
|Time of day||4pm to 11pm|
|Sale price||300 Bells|
|Appearances|| Animal Crossing: City Folk,|
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
|Regional names|| Mukade (ムカデ?)|
|Animal Forest||Not Present|
|Animal Crossing||Not Present|
|Dōbutsu no Mori e+||Not Present|
|Animal Crossing: Wild World||Not Present|
|Animal Crossing: City Folk||Bug #61|
|Animal Crossing: New Leaf||Bug #69|
The Centipede is a rock-dwelling bug introduced in Animal Crossing: City Folk. Like the Pill Bug, the Centipede can be found under rocks by striking it with a shovel or an axe. They can be found between the months of June and February from 4 pm to 11 pm. They are worth 300 bells, which is somewhat low for something so elusive, but typical of bugs. When fleeing from the player they make a rattling sound.
Donating to the Museum
In City Folk
"Indeed, centipedes are quite fast to boot, wot? If the beast attacks us, how will we flee to safety? Moreover, they have hard shells, so we can't stop it with a furious stomping... We're doomed!"
In New Leaf
In New Leaf an information board in the bug exhibit will list information about this bug.
"Despite the name, centipedes have a varying number of legs, from about 30 to 46 rather than 100. They also have forcipules, which are a modification of the first pair of legs, that inject venom. Centipedes are sometimes used as an ingredient in herbal medicine, though the effect is questionable.
Bug Encyclopedia Information
In City Folk and New Leaf, Players can access information about fish and bugs in the encyclopedia. Regarding the centipede:
| ''Very few of these actually have more than 100 legs. They have nasty bites."|
Further InformationThe centipede in this game appears to be the giant centipede, found in the Amazonian jungle. Unlike what most
people think, centipedes are not insects. They actually belong to the class of animals known as Chilopoda, which are close relatives to millipedes and small myriapods known as symphylids. Centipedes are venomous, and some species can cause a fair amount of harm if they bite.
The smaller centipedes feed on insects such as moths and beetles, but the Giant centipede in particular feeds on prey as large as mice.