How to get Scorpion on New Horizons Animal Crossing and Landing on Scorpion Island:
During the warmer months, you might find Scorpion running around your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Because of its status as a rare insect, you will find yourself not only catching Scorpions for museum donations but because they can give you a good number of Bells at Nook’s Cranny.
This guide explains everything you need to know – from the basics of capturing Scorpions to how to force a Spawn Scorpion yourself.
Scorpion is a rare bug found in New Horizons during curfew, between 19:00 and 04:00, and between May and October. Even so, they will only appear on your island at rare intervals.
Scorpion replaces Tarantula as the most dangerous insect on your island during those months, and the method to catch one of the insects is very similar to how you find Tarantulas.
When you approach Scorpion, they will look at you and lift their front claws. If you keep moving when this claw is raised, Scorpion will attack you. It is possible to capture Scorpion while running towards you, but you will most likely miss and be stung. If this happens, then you will faint and return to your home, with Scorpion running away.
To capture Scorpion successfully, approach it slowly with your net raised, which you can do by pressing the [A] button. Stop moving whenever the Scorpion raises its claws until it returns to normal and you can keep moving. Keep doing this until you stand close enough to the Scorpion and, when the time is right, swing your net to catch it.
Scorpion Prices at Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Scorpion might be hard to catch, but, like Tarantula, it’s worth it.
The selling price of Scorpion on New Horizons is 8,000 Bells, which means that the value of the Scorpions inventory will give you a good number of Bells.
Although you might rarely find Scorpion on your island, out there, among the waves, there is an island full of Scorpions, which you might visit on a Mystery Island tour. If not, then you can always force Scorpions to appear in particular circumstances.
What is Scorpion Island, how do you spawn Scorpion Island and make the most of your visit?
‘Scorpion Island‘ is a version of the Scorpion’ Tarantula Island,’ which is the name given by the fan community to Mystery Island which you can visit which is home to the Tarantula supplies that never ends.
If you want to do the Mistery Island tour, then you must first exchange 2,000 Nook Miles for a Nook Miles Ticket, which can then be redeemed at the airport. Islands that you visit will be chosen at random, so there is no guarantee that you will land on Scorpion Island. Instead, you only need to continue to redeem Nook Miles and use the ticket until you are lucky.
However, Scorpion Island will only appear at night, which is also when Scorpion can be found on your island, so don’t hide your tickets during the day although you can still produce good numbers of Bells, because many of these Mystery Islands are home to exotic fruits and flowers that are not found on your island.
When you finally land on Scorpion Island, you must fill your inventory with as much Scorpion as possible. We recommend that you discard additional tools or materials that you might carry. If you do need more tools, especially new net, then you can buy the device for 100 Nook Miles from the pilot.
Don’t worry if you get stung by Scorpion on Mistery Island, because you will wake up next to the pilot, not at your house. This means that you can take as much risk as you like when capturing Scorpion in Mistery Island.
How to force your Scorpion Spawn to make your own Scorpion Island:
If you want to get money from capturing Scorpions in New Horizons, then you can always force these insects to spawn on Mistery Island. This is done the same way as Tarantulas are forced to spawn.
First, you need to clean everything from your island – dig up all the trees, take all the flowers, destroy all the rocks after eating the fruit and anything that can cause other insects to spawn. Next, throw all these ingredients on the beach, because you don’t need them anymore.
Now that the island is clean, it is an empty sight for Scorpions to appear. However, before you start hunting, you should make some safe area, by digging a circle with a hole. This will allow you to escape quickly from Scorpion if necessary or trap Scorpion if it happens to appear there, which will allow you to capture it easily.