イナゴ Inago
Grasshopper encyclopedia (New Leaf)
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Location Price
In bushes (AF, AC)
On the ground
160 Bells (GCN,WW,CF,NL),
400 Bells
Size Available in rain
43 mm Unknown
Time of year Time of day
August to September (AF),
July to September(PG, WW, CF)
8am to 5pm(AF),
7am to 8pm
Scientific name Melanoplus sanguinipes
Family Acrididae
Appearances AF, AF+, AC, AFe+, WW, CF, NL
Rarity Fairly Common (★★)
Regional names Flag of France small Sauterelle
Flag of Germany small Grashüpfer
Flag of Spain Saltamontes
Flag of Italy small Cavalletta
"I caught a grasshopper! Seems it's hopped its last!" —New Leaf

The Grasshopper (イナゴ, Inago?) 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 Wild World and City Folk it is simply found on the ground in no specific location.

In Wild World and 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

As with all bugs in the Animal Crossing series series, the grasshopper can be donated to the Museum by talking to Blathers, who will give a talk on the bug.

In Animal Crossing

"I actually find their voices quite soothing. On an autumn evening, when their cries fill the air... Delightful! Their appearance however, is not in the least bit engaging, and actually borders on repugnant. As for myself, I find them no better than cockroaches. Blech! Vile. Vile indeed. Truly, dirtily vile, eh wot?"

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

After catching a grasshopper, it can be donated to the museum. There, Blathers the curator will speak about it:

"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."

Capture quotes

"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

Encyclopedia information

Wild World

Encyclopedia Information
Grasshopper (Wild World) "They look like chubby crickets. Unlike crickets, though, they don't eat bugs."
Size 43 mm
Time All Day
Season Summer
Icon Grasshopper (Wild World icon)

City Folk

Encyclopedia Information
Grasshopper (City Folk)
"These eat until their stomachs bulge. When hungry, they may eat each other."
Size About 43 mm
Time Noon
Season Summer

New Leaf

Encyclopedia Information
Grasshopper encyclopedia (New Leaf)
"I caught a grasshopper! Seems it's hopped its last!"
Size 35
Time Moring - Evening
Season Summer


Further information

Melanoplus sanguinipes is a species of migratory grasshopper.
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