Read this Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH) guide about Tarantula Island. Find out how to get & farm Tarantula, Tarantula Island geography, and tips to spawn Tarantula.
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What's Tarantula Island
The tarantula island is a rare island you can visit from Mystery Island Tour. In this island, tarantula spawns unlimitedly so you can catch as many tarantulas as you want. You can earn up to 312,000 bells if you have 40 pocket storage.
Tarantula Island Available Month
|North Hemisphere||Jan~April, Nov, Dec|
*Only at night
*Only at night
How To Get To Tarantula Island
Go On Mystery Tours
Tarantula Island can be accessed by going on a Mystery Tour from the Airport! However, getting to Tarantula island itself seems to be entirely random. This means that you'll have to keep going on tours until you eventually get it.Check Out Mystery Island Tours Here!
Requires A Nook Miles Ticket
In order to go on a Mystery Tour, you'll need to buy a Nook Miles Ticket. These cost 2,000 Miles & are purchasable from the Nook Stop Shop. This is a hefty sum, so weigh the pros and cons before buying one!Find Out If You Should Buy A Ticket Or Not Here!
Tarantula Island Farming Tips & Guide
Empty Your Inventory Before Going
Each Tarantula you catch can be sold for a massive 8,000 Bells, so you'll want to have as much free space as possible before going!
You Can't Come Back
This goes for all Mystery Island Tours, but once you leave the island, you cannot come back to Tarantula Island! You cannot leave mid-way to sell items.
Tarantula Island Geography
Tarantula Island will have a random villager on it. The island itself seems to have a large central area where tons of Tarantula roam around. This area is surrounded by a river, on the other side of which there is a beach.
↑ The left side of the island.
↑ The right side of the island.
Dig A Perimeter Of Holes
When catching the Tarantula, it can be helpful to establish a perimeter of holes around yourself, as this will block the Tarantula from approaching you but still let you catch them with your net!Check Out How To Catch Tarantulas In Detail Here!
As always, it's important to be careful when catching Tarantulas. Don't approach them too aggressively or you'll get bitten.
Once They Jump, They Dash Straight At You
If you approach the Tarantula (while holding a net only!) while in its threatening pose and you see it jump, that means you're about to be attacked. You probably can't outrun it at this point!
Tarantula Island Video Guide
Japanese Video Guide
For those of you who prefer watching a video (and don't mind one in Japanese), take a look at the above! It will help you get a handle on how to build your moat of holes and how to lure Tarantulas in!