There are 80 bugs to catch throughout the year in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but none of them are as tricky to find as the mole cricket. It is the only bug in the entire game that requires you to play with sound on, and you won’t be able to see it when it’s around. It’s not the most profitable bug out there, but it’s still important for your Critterpedia, so here’s how to find and catch one.
How To Catch A Mole Cricket
- Requires: 1x shovel, 1x net, sound on
To catch a mole cricket, you’ll have to listen for, well, cricket noises. As you walk around your island, a friend’s island, or a Mystery Tour island, you might hear a rapid chirping sound. Walk around and listen for it to get louder; when the sound is at its loudest, you should take out your shovel and start digging in the immediate area. It will probably take a few tries, but once you find the spot, the mole cricket will pop out of the ground as you dig the hole. When this happens, quickly switch to your net and catch it.
Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to catch a mole cricket if you’re hard of hearing or can’t play with sound; you would just have to keep digging around your island until one pops out of the ground. You can, however, limit the areas a mole cricket could spawn by laying down paths, planting flowers, and placing items on the ground.