- "I caught a grasshopper! You have much work to do, grasshopper!!!" —Animal Crossing
- "I caught a grasshopper! No vacationing for these guys, even in the summer!" —Wild World
- "I caught a grasshopper! Hop on over here!" —City Folk
- "I caught a grasshopper! Seems it's hopped its last!" —New Leaf
|Scientific name||Melanoplus sanguinipes|
|Time of year|| August to September(Animal Forest),|
July to September(Animal Crossing, Wild World, City Folk)
|Time of day|| 8am to 5pm(Animal Forest),|
7am to 8pm(Animal Crossing, Wild World and City Folk)
|Location||On the ground (Animal Crossing: Wild World, Animal Crossing: City Folk), In bushes (GCN)|
|Rarity||Fairly Common (**)|
|Sale price||160 Bells (GCN,WW,CF), 400 Bells (NL)|
|Appearances|| Animal Forest,|
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
|Regional names|| Saltamontes |
The Grasshopper is a fairly common bug that can be sold a low price. It is found from mid-summer until the start of fall. In GCN games it is only found in the bushes, however in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk it is simply found on the ground in no specific location.
In Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk the in game model incorrectly shows a type of bush-cricket known as a Katydid, while the inventory icons resembled a grasshopper. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf this mistake was amended and the Katydid is now a separate bug.
Donating to the Museum
In Animal Crossing
In Wild World
"Autumn bugs like this one often sound alluring, wot? Even so, one look at their plump, repellant bellies is all it takes to......snap me back to reality! Blech! So very vile..."
In City Folk
"Have you ever noticed that these little fellows have a tendency to easily lose or break a leg? Hoo, yes, you catch one in your net, but in doing so you pop off a leg. Then you grow sad and nauseated. And then the broken-off leg keeps kicking despite being no longer attached! And then you flee in terror!"
The grasshopper can then be found on the central terrace of the bug room, by the easternmost stump, along with the Walking Leaf.
In New Leaf
In New Leaf an information board in the bug exhibit will list information about this bug.
"Grasshoppers are known for their unique songs, but unlike crickets, it doesn't come from their wings. Rather, the chirping sound comes from their rubbing their legs together. They look like a thicker version of locusts, but some species of grasshoppers actually eat locusts."
When the player has caught the grasshopper, they can find information about the bug in the bug menu. Below is the information regarding the grasshopper:
- Size: 43 mm.
- Season: Summer.
- Time: All day.
- They look like chubby crickets. Unlike crickets, though, they don't eat bugs.
- Size: About 43 mm
- Season: Summer
- Time: Noon
- These eat until their stomachs bulge. When hungry, they may eat each other.
|Animal Forest||Bug #14|
|Animal Crossing||Bug #34|
|Dōbutsu no Mori e+||Bug #18|
|Animal Crossing: Wild World||Bug #30|
|Animal Crossing: City Folk||Bug #33|
|Animal Crossing: New Leaf||Bug #37|
Further InformationMelanoplus sanguinipes is a species of migratory grasshopper.