A brand-new event has arrived in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, unlike any other event before it! “Summertime Bug Catching” involves — what else? — catching bugs for prizes! Since this is a new type of event, it’s understandable that you might be a little lost as to how it all works. Don’t you worry about a thing, young grasshopper. Let’s walk you through how to play “Summertime Bug Catching.”
How it works
“Summertime Bug Catching” is pretty simple when you break it down. During the event period, new Event Goals are available, all involving catching a certain number of bugs. If you meet those goals, you’ll receive fortune cookies as prizes. There are three bugs you’ll need to focus on, all of which are found on Sunburst Island: the fruit beetle, horned dynastid and goliath beetle. Easy peasy, right? Keep scrolling for a full list of goals you’ll need to hit, along with their rewards.
Note: This event runs from Aug. 22 at 11:00 p.m. PST to Aug. 29 at 10:59 p.m. PST.
During “Summertime Bug Catching,” certain bugs have a higher spawn rate (how often each bug will appear) — the goliath beetle and cyclommatus stag. Here’s a full list of spawn rates during the event, as well as catch rates from using honey:
|Bug||Spawn Rate||Catch Rate with Honey|
Players also have the option of purchasing beetle honey during the event, which, when used at the hollow stump on Sunburst Island, allows them to obtain 10 bugs at once, with guaranteed captures for at least one fruit beetle and one horned dynastid. Each bottle of beetle honey costs 15 Leaf Tickets.
To buy beetle honey, just tap the hollow stump on Sunburst Island and scroll down to “beetle honey” at the bottom of the menu.
Event Goals and prizes
The following are the fortune cookies you can receive from the event, as well as the criteria you’ll need to meet to get them.
Bluebear’s party cookie
To receive Bluebear’s party cookie, you’ll need to complete 5 out of 5 of the following goals. Once you’ve completed these goals, you can move on to the next ones.
Catch Fruit Beetle x 1
Honey x 1
Catch Fruit Beetle x 5
Catch Fruit Beetle x 10
Catch Horned Dynastid x 1
Honey x 1
Catch Horned Dynastid x 3
Plain Chocolate Bar x 3
Julian’s stardust cookie and Bunnie’s li’l red cookie
To receive Julian’s stardust cookie, you’ll need to complete 3 out of 5 of the following goals. To receive Bunnie’s li’l red cookie, you’ll need to complete 5 out of 5 of the following goals.
Catch Goliath Beetle x 2
Gourmet Waffle x 1
Catch Goliath Beetle x 1
Plain Pound Cake x 3
Catch Horned Dynastid x 10
Leaf Tickets x 10
Catch Horned Dynastid x 5
Plain Lollipop x 3
Catch Fruit Beetle x 20
Leaf Tickets x 10