Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys lost it during her Animal Crossing: New Horizons broadcast when she was continuously bested by the island’s pesky bugs.
Animal Crossing saw the release of its latest installment New Horizons on March 20. The relaxing social simulation game was a much needed break for players, as they were whisked away to their very own uninhabited tropical island.
However, Twitch personality Pokimane found aspects of the laidback title frustrating, as the land’s wildlife seemed to get the best of her. The streamer lost it when she struggled with the game’s bug catching mechanics.
Pokimane loses it over Animal Crossing’s bugs
The latest Animal Crossing title has taken Twitch by storm, as popular streamers such as Pokimane have been playing it for their viewers. In the series, players are given a net to catch insects and wildlife, however the Moroccan-Canadian has been struggling with this mechanic.
In a hilarious video she uploaded to her YouTube channel on March 27, the star compiled clips of her being bested by the island’s inhabitants. “He was literally in my net!” the streamer exclaimed, after an insect escaped her catching attempt.
In another clip, Poki gets chased by a tarantula, only to get bitten after failing to capture it. She then lost it when another of the bug crawled away from her into a hole, and began to jokingly break down ‘crying’ before ranting, “They got into the water! They fall off ledges! They go into holes!?! Holes!?! Just stay where I put you!”
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Catching insects wasn’t the only thing she had trouble with. She also became frustrated with the game’s fishing, as she accidentally scared off a fish after trying to re-position her hook in the water.
Faced with another hard lesson about the games design, she found herself being swarmed by wasps after chopping down a tree. Only problem is, since she was visiting another island, she had no buildings to run into for cover.
“Oh no, no, no, no! How do I lose them? Oh my God! I can’t go indoors!” she exclaimed, before admitting defeat and getting stung by the pesky insects.
While the streamer seemed to struggle with the creatures, she eventually managed to capture a spider running at her and celebrated the victorious moments – something that all AC players can relate to.
Animal Crossing originally made its North American debut in 2001 on the GameCube, and the adorable simulation franchise has gone on to become a cultural phenomena. Despite releasing a week ago at the time of writing, New Horizons has already become the fastest selling Switch title to date in Japan.