Bug-Off is a recurring event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that takes place during the summer months.
The event takes place either on the third or fourth Saturday of the month, depending on what hemisphere the players reside in.
Northern Hemisphere Bug-Off 2021 Dates
- June 26th, 2021
- July 24th, 2021
- August 28th, 2021
- September 25th, 2021
Southern Hemisphere Bug-Off 2021 Dates
- January 16th, 2021
- February 20th, 2021
- November 20th, 2021
- December 18th, 2021
The event introduces Flick, a special character, who sets up his tent outside Resident Services as early as 5 a.m. However, the event doesn't begin until 9 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m.
To begin the event, Animal Crossing players will need to interact with Flick. Patrons of the fifth title in the franchise can participate as many times as they want. Sadly, only the first try is free, while all subsequent tries will cost 500 bells each.
Every player gets three minutes to complete the challenge and the task involves collecting as many bugs as possible. Each bug guarantees 1 point, with 2 points being awarded as a bonus if players manage to catch at least 3 bugs during the challenge. Naturally, these bugs can be exchanged for exclusive items later on.
Bug-off trophies and rewards in Animal Crossing
After catching as many bugs as possible, players can interact with Flick to exchange them for rewards and trophies.
Interestingly, completing this event with friends will give players a heftier reward. Depending on the number of bugs the group catches, players will be able to earn 10 bonus points.
Additionally, Animal Crossing players can earn Bronze, Silver and Gold trophies once they earn 100, 200 and 300 points respectively.
Flick will offer the following rewards when players trigger the reciprocity clause. It is important to note that the special character will offer the following rewards in no specific order.
The rewards are:
- Toy Cockroach
- Toy Centipede
- Termite Mound
- Artisanal Bug Cage
- Bug Cage Bag
- Bug Aloha Shirt
- Spider Doorplate
- Ladybug Rug
- Ladybug Umbrella
- Butterfly Backpack
- Butterfly Wall
- Butterfly Wand
These rewards are extremely desirable, and considering that the event only takes place during the summer months, players shouldn't think twice about participating.