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
Guides On Flick
Bug Off Event Time Info
What Is The 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
June 27th (Sat.)
July 25th (Sat.)
Aug. 22nd (Sat.)
Sept. 26th (Sat.)
Nov. 21st (Sat.)
Dec. 19th (Sat.)
Jan. 16th (Sat.)
Feb. 20th (Sat.)
|Time||Morning until 6pm|
|Entry Fee||500 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 AugustCheck Out August To Do List From Here
Catch For 3 Minutes
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
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
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
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
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 Caught||Bonus Points|
|5 ~ 9 bugs||5 points|
|9 ~ 14 bugs||7 points|
|15 or more bugs||10 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
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 Cage||Bug Aloha Shirt||Bug Cage|
|Bug Wand||Butterfly Backpack||Butterfly Wall|
|Ladybug Rug||Ladybug Umbrella||Spider Doorplate|
|Termite Mound||Toy Centipede||Toy Cockroach|
Use The Bug Wand To Transform
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
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
|Bronze Bug Trophy||100 Points|
|Silver Bug Trophy||200 Points|
|Gold Bug Trophy||300 Points|
How To Meet Flick
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 Week||Random|
|Place||On the island|
What You Can Do With Flick
Make A Bug Model
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.
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!