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Check this Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH) guide on Bug Off (Flick). Including Bug Off prize items, bug models, Bug Off event in August, Bug Off points & carry over!!!

Guides On Bug Off

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Bug Off Event Time Info

What Is The Bug-Off?

Bug Off

The Bug-Off is a summer event that is officiated by none other than the bug-loving Flick. On the morning of a Bug-Off, you will get an announcement from Isabelle saying that the event will be held that day!

Bug Off Schedule & Basic Info

DateNorthern Hemisphere:
June 27th (Sat.)
July 25th (Sat.)
Aug. 22nd (Sat.)
Sept. 26th (Sat.)
Southern Hemisphere:
Nov. 21st (Sat.)
Dec. 19th (Sat.)
Jan. 16th (Sat.)
Feb. 20th (Sat.)
TimeMorning until 6pm
Entry Fee500 Bells
※ (First time is free)

※ These are the only dates we've confirmed for the event so far. There may be others.
※ Time and date changing was used for the purposes of verifying this information!!!

Bug Off In August

If you are living in Northen Hemisphere, there will be a Bug Off event on August 22nd. There are other fun events such Fireworks Show and Redd's Raffle. Read the guide below to learn more!

Check Out August To Do List From Here

Catch For 3 Minutes

Bug Off

Once you start a round, you'll have three minutes to run around & catch as many bugs as you can! Once the round is over, go back to Flick in the town center.

Sell Bugs To Flick After

Bug Off

You'll be able to sell the bugs you catch to Flick for more than their usual price. Given that the entry fee is only 500 Bells, you'll be able to make a hefty profit. This event goes on until 6pm, so make sure to do it over & over!

Check Out A List Of Other Events Here

Earn And Redeem Points

Redeem Points

In exchange for catching bugs, Flick will reward you with points which you can spend to buy bug-related items! It seems that if you catch over 3 bugs, you'll get a bonus!

How To Earn Bug Off Points Effectively

4 Ways To Prepare

  • Check which bugs appear that month
  • Plant flowers around the plaza
  • Prepare Tree Trunks & Rotten Turnips
  • Invite other players & get bonus points

Check That Month's Bug Selection


Before taking on the Bug Off, it's important to learn which bugs appear in whatever month you're currently in. In August, cicadas and butterflies appear, so you'll want to plant many flowers and trees to get them to spawn.

Check All Bugs That Appear In August Here

Plant Many Flowers Around The Plaza


Bugs such as butterflies and mantises spawn on top of flowers. By planting many flowers around the plaza, you can catch many bugs right after the Bug Off starts.

Butterflies Are Easiest To Catch

Unlike other insects, butterflies don't disappear if you approach them by running. Focus on catching butterflies to earn points fast.

Prepare Tree Trunks & Rotten Turnips


Besides tree and flowers, bugs also spawn on tree trunks and rotten turnips. Place them before the Bug Off starts to increase your chances of catching more bugs.

Rally Flower Area & Tree Trunk Area Back & Forth

▲With this method, you can catch 16 insects in 3 minutes

After you've planted enough flowers around the plaza and placed enough tree trunks, start the Bug Off. By running back and forth between the area with flowers and area with tree trunks, bugs will respawn, allowing you to catch tons!

Ignore Fast Moving Bugs

Dragonflies and grasshoppers are hard to catch due to their incredible speed. Try ignoring them and focus on catching other insects.

Invite Other Players & Get Bonus Points

▲Flick will give you bonus points for bugs caught by other players

Invite other players to your island during the Bug Off and participate in the event together. Flick will give you a bonus point each time the total number of bugs all players caught exceeds a certain amount. You can earn a max of 10 bonus points.

Number Of Bugs All Players Caught & Bonus Points

Number Of Bugs All Players CaughtBonus Points
5 ~ 9 bugs5 points
9 ~ 14 bugs7 points
15 or more bugs10 points

If You Caught More Than 3 Bugs, You Get A Bigger Bonus

In addition to the bonus points mentioned above, if you contributed to your team by catching more than 3 bugs, you get 2 extra bonus points.

You Can Carry Over Your Points

9 points

Note that the points you've earned can be carried over to spend on next Bug Off if you didn't use them all up. If you couldn't reach 10 points and get a prize, simply save them up and earn more points on the next Bug Off.

Bug Off Prizes List

List of Bug-Off Rewards

Artisanal Bug CageArtisanal Bug CageBug Aloha ShirtBug Aloha ShirtBug CageBug Cage
Bug WandBug WandButterfly BackpackButterfly BackpackButterfly WallButterfly Wall
Ladybug RugLadybug RugLadybug UmbrellaLadybug UmbrellaSpider DoorplateSpider Doorplate
Termite MoundTermite MoundToy CentipedeToy CentipedeToy CockroachToy Cockroach

Use The Bug Wand To Transform

Bug Wand

By using the Bug Wand you obtained from the Bug-Off, you can change your outfit instantly. You can register your favorite outfit on your wand from your closet.

Some Prizes Can Be Customized


The Spider Doorplate, which is one of the prizes of the Bug Off, can be customized by using a Customization Kit. Collect all variations by earning many points and get rewards from Flick.

Learn How To Customize Furniture From Here

How To Get Bug Off Trophy


▲Flick will send you a trophy via post

When your total accumulated Bug Off points reaches a certain amount, Flick will send you a trophy via mail. See the table below on how many points you should earn to collect all 3 trophies.

Bug Trophies & Required Points

TrophyAccumulated Points
Bronze Bug Trophy100 Points
Silver Bug Trophy200 Points
Gold Bug Trophy300 Points

How To Meet Flick

Randomly Appears


Flick randomly shows up to your island, seeking his soul bug. When you see him on your island, make sure to talk to him before 5am.

Flick Appearance Schedule

Day of the WeekRandom
PlaceOn the island

What You Can Do With Flick

Make A Bug Model

bring 3

By bringing 3 of the same bug species to Flick, you can get a model of that bug. The model will be delivered via mail on the next day.


▲A model of a Cricket

Sell Bugs To Flick


You can sell your bugs to Flick. Flick will pay you a lot more (x1.5) than you would get at Nook's Cranny. It can therefore be a good idea to save up your expensive bugs for when Flick comes!

Check Out A Full List Of Bugs Here!

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Anonymous 18

LMAO do you talk to your villagers? Because mine never shut up about it for at least a week in advance. Plus it's on the noticeboard. You get loads of notice in-game.

Anonymous 17

Pretty sure Isabelle mentioned the bug off earlier in the month, and it's on the town notice board a week in advance.

Anonymous 16

I only found out it existed when I logged in at 7pm to find Flick (only his second time on my island since I bought the game), telling me "the June bug-off is over"... and I'm like the what is over?? And you can't even sell bugs to him. -_-

Anonymous 15

They should really tell you the day before in game. I would never in a million years have known I had to log in in the morning only today for this without looking it up online. Forcing you to research every possible before it happens to take part? Kind of messed up.

Anonymous 14

Pro tip: set out spoiled turnips in a few places. They spawn ants at a near 100% rate, and sometimes flies, too. Easiest way to get points. My best score was either 15 or 17 bugs caught using this strategy.

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