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Simple Animal Crossing New Horizons trick makes catching tarantulas easy

Published: 9/Apr/2020 23:48

by Alan Bernal


Catching tarantulas or scorpions in Animal Crossing: New Horizons can be a dangerous affair, but a clever trick to keep the dangerous critters at bay can help with the hunt.

These eight-legged creatures get aggressive with you if they detect that you’re trying to catch them, making it vital for players to create some distance between them to avoid getting bit.


To accomplish that, take out your shovel and dig up seven holes in the shape of an ‘H,’ preferably with the parallel lines running horizontally to the left and right.

Tarantula and scorpion farming is a great way to get a ton of Bells.

This essentially makes a little cubby that not only gives you a barrier from the bug, but also traps the tarantula on the other side of the ‘H’ since their blind rage will keep them running toward your villager.


The entrapment will only hold them for so long, but it should give a player enough time and space to comfortably add the bug to their collection.

A funny example of how two of these traps can be utilized simultaneously comes from user ‘BukanPokemon’ who set up two of them on either side of a Mystery Island while trying to catch scorpions.

Little drama while trying to catch scorpion from AnimalCrossing

Though there was a “little drama while trying to catch the scorpion,” it was actually a great clip to show how this trick can make for the perfect fail-safe in case the player gets into trouble.


If the tarantula or scorpion manages to make their way out of the enclosure, then keep your cool and simply run to the opposite side of the island where you should have another trap.

The bug will chase you, as is their nature, but you can rest easy knowing that once you make it to the perpendicular line inside of the ‘H’ your villager will simply hop over it.

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Just hop over the middle hole to keep you safe and keep them trapped.

Simply turn around and repeat the attempt to catch them. If it goes wrong again, just run to the other side until you get it.


This technique basically takes away all of the anxiety from seeing a tarantula rushing at you with its eight legs of terror. One of the most disheartening parts of a Tarantula Island run is finding one of the valuable bugs just to get bit and make it disappear upon revival.

You can completely prevent that from happening with a bit of Animal Crossing ingenuity for keeping the pricey critters at a safe distance.

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The Simpsons intro gets epic recreation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 8/Aug/2020 1:00 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:22

by Brent Koepp


An Animal Crossing YouTuber went viral after re-creating The Simpsons’ iconic intro in New Horizons. The player’s incredible mashup is one of the best things you’ll see today.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the world by storm after making its debut in March. The latest release in the long-running franchise introduced new features such as the ability to shape your village however you see fit using terraforming.


The new mechanic has sparked the imaginations of millions of users on social media, and one creator went viral after using the tool to bring The Simpsons to the social-simulation title. Their re-imagination of the classic cartoon’s intro is the perfect crossover.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
A talented creator made The Simpsons intro in Animal Crossing.

The Simpsons re-imagined in Animal Crossing

The Simpsons made its debut in 1989, and has gone on to become a juggernaut in pop culture over the last three decades. In 2020, the animation is in its 31st season. To celebrate, a player re-created the show’s intro in New Horizons.


Gaming YouTuber ‘Great-Bit Arcade‘ uploaded their mind blowing creation to their channel on July 29, and quickly went viral. The video carefully re-creates the animation’s iconic intro, which follows the Simpson family throughout their town of Springfield.

The fan creatively used assets from Animal Crossing to create the town’s nuclear plant, before hilariously cutting to their character writing on a chalk board in school while wearing Bart Simpson’s signature outfit.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
Maggie and Marge Simpson are re-created in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Great-Bit’s video meticulously recreates every scene, from Maggie and Marge driving to Lisa playing her saxophone in school. The YouTuber even created a couch gag with the Simpson family walking in to find Tom Nook and Isabelle taking up all the space on their sofa.


Animal Crossing’s latest release has been a major success for Nintendo. In a quarterly report posted in August, it was revealed the social simulation title has sold over 22.4 million units – making it the second highest-selling game on the console.

New Horizons’ terraforming tool has encouraged players from around the world to share their creations on social media. Fans have reimagined things from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away to Avatar: The Last Airbender using the game’s new feature.