Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Mole Cricket

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Mole Cricket

Mole Crickets are very hard to catch, but if you use your ears you'll be able to find one. Here's how to catch a mole cricket.

Mole Crickets are one of the harder bugs to catch in Animal Crossing New Horizons. You'll likely have run past them hundreds of times already, as they are actually buried in the ground, right under your feet. There is a way to track them down though, which we'll teach you in this guide. We'll also take a look at how much you'll get for selling a Mole Cricket.

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How to Catch a Mole Cricket in Animal Crossing New Horizons

To catch a Mole Cricket in Animal Crossing New Horizons you'll need to keep an eye out for some chirping. Run around your island until you hear the sound of a cricket, and try to home in on the sound. This will take some trial and error, but try to locate the area where the sound is the loudest. Now it's just a case of digging with your shovel until it pops out. We recommend setting your net to be one press of the d-pad away from your shovel as once the bug pops out, you will need to get it with your net.

How Much Do Mole Crickets Sell For?

Mole Crickets are pretty hard to track down and you'll wear through your shovel trying to find them. They are only worth 500 Bells, which isn't exactly worth it, so we recommend just donating them to Blathers and then ignoring them.

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How Often Do Mole Crickets Spawn?

Mole Crickets spawn often, and in our experience there is always one on your island at all times. Just run around until you hear it chirping. Headphones may help with this, though rest assured these bugs do make a lot of noise.

For more on Animal Crossing New Horizons be sure to check out Caty's review. Elsewhere there's Hirun's write-up of the wedding that took place in the game.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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