Animal Crossing New Horizons: When Does Flick Come to Your Island?

Animal Crossing New Horizons: When Does Flick Come to Your Island?

Flick the chameleon is a roaming trader who loves to deal in bugs and bug-themed art. Here's all the details you need.

Showing up unannounced from time to time in Animal Crossing New Horizons, Flick the Chameleon is a travelling merchant who buys bugs and sells statues. We'll tell you everything you need to know below, as well as the question of when does Flick come to your island?

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When Does Flick Come to Your Island In Animal Crossing New Horizons?

Unfortunately there isn't a set date or schedule to Flick's arrival; he'll show up randomly according to his own whims, though you should expect to see him at least once a fortnight. That being said, there's no particular weather or event restrictions to stop him from showing up. Once he is there, he'll stay for the whole day, giving you a good chance to make use of his services.

Where to Find Flick

Flick doesn't have a particular spot, he just meanders about all the accessible areas of your island, so there's a chance to miss him if you're not careful. Make sure to check the whole island on a daily basis!

Should I Sell Bugs to Flick?

Flick has two major uses: he'll buy bugs off you, and he'll build statues of insects if you have them ready. We'll cover the first of those to begin with - and yes, you absolutely should sell insects to him, assuming you were going to sell them to the Nooks. Flick will give you an extra 50% increase in the price of any bug you sell him, so a tarantula worth 8000 bells will actually get you 12000 if you sell to him. You won't get any other bonus or unlock anything new, but you wouldn't at Nook's Cranny either, so when selling insects it's better to go to the bug-eyed bug-lover.

How to Get Insect Statues From Flick

Flick's other purpose is to create statues based on insects you give him. However, this comes with some restrictions; you don't have to pay him any money, but you do need to provide three separate specimens for him to work with, all at once. So if you wanted a stinkbug statue (and why wouldn't you?), you'd need to hand Flick three stinkbugs in one go. He also won't take more than one commission at a time, so make sure you know which statue you want, because you won't get another until his next visit.

Once you do give the bugs to Flick, he'll hang around as normal accepting further insect sales for the rest of the day. The next day you'll get a statue of that bug in your mailbox, so make sure to check for it!

Flick's statues can be used like any other furniture items to decorate your home. | Joel Franey/USgamer, Nintendo

Not to bug you, but why not check out some of our other Animal Crossing content? You can find Caty's review of New Horizons awaiting you here, or see how you can make use of a wide-mouthed tiger here. You heard me.

Joel Franey

Guides Writer

Joel loves books, games, comics and drinks that make a person feel like they just got kicked in the head by a mule. He has a Masters in writing from Sussex, which he somehow got by writing about Superman. He is absolutely NOT three children in a long coat, so please stop asking.

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