When Does Flick Visit in Animal Crossing

In Animal Crossing New Horizons, Flick is known as a special visitor. The boy is actually a new addition to the series and for those who are looking for the way to make a lot of money to build up your island, he is the right one that you should be on the lookout for. Your bugs will be purchased at a higher price than what you can get at Nook’s Cranny, so it is good to save up some critters for when he arrives.

When does Flick show up in Animal Crossing New Horizon?

Flicks will visit at random time, meaning there is no special way to get him to show up to your island. In this case, all that you need to do is to be on the lookout for him every day. Due to his appearance (bright red chameleon in the black leather vest), it is hard for you to miss him. Even though his visits are unfortunately random, he will be on your island for about 24 hours, starting from 5 AM to 5 AM, so there is nothing to worry as you will have plenty of time to track him down.

When Does Flick Visit in Animal Crossing

However, Flick will not just show up for random visits. He will be there to host the competition of Animal Crossing New Horizons called Bug Off. He is the replacement of Nat from City Folk and New Leaf. If you want to know more about the Bug Off competition, the information is available below.

Selling bugs to Flick

Selling bugs to Flick

Your bugs will be bought by Flick for 150% their market value during both his random visits and the Bug Off competition. For instance, you will get 12,000 Bells for tarantulas instead of the usual 8,000 Bells. If those annoying water ruins tarantula farming, you will get 3,000 Bells instead of the usual 2,000 Bells. On top of that, the less rare bugs such as butterflies or locusts, the Bells can add up if you save your catches for the visit of Flick, so it is able to be worth the time it takes waiting around for him to arrive.

Bug models from Flick

Flick will not only buy your bugs but will also trade you bug models. In order to commission a bug model, you will need to hand him three of the same bug. All that you need to do is to talk to him and choose Tell me about your art instead of selling him bugs. This trading process will get you one model of the bug that you want, which will be delivered by mail in a day. You can place the models as decorative furniture or sell them for Bells. Everything is worth three times the value of whatever bug they are modeled after, which makes sense, as they cost three of that bug to produce.

The list below is the information about some bugs in the game.

Bug Months Location Time Sell Price
Agrias Butterfly Apr – Sept (N), Oct – Mar (S) Flying near flowers 8 AM – 5 PM 3000
Ant All year On spoiled turnips All day 80
Atlas Moth Apr – Sept (N), Oct – Mar (S) On trees 7 PM – 4 AM 3000
Bagworm All year Shake tree All day 600
Banded Dragonfly May – Oct (N), Nov – Apr (S) Flying 8 AM – 5 PM 4500
Bell Cricket Sept – Oct (N), Nov – Apr (S) Flying 8 AM – 5 PM 4500
Blue Weevil Beetle July – Aug (N), Jan – Feb (S) On the ground 5 PM – 8 AM 430
Brown Cicada July – Aug (N), Jan – Feb (S) On coconut trees All day 800
Centipede Sept – June (N), Mar – Dec (S) On hardwood or cedar trees 8 AM – 5 PM 250
Cicada Shell July – Aug (N), Jan – Feb (S) Hit rocks 5 PM – 11 PM 300
Citrus Long Horned Beetle All year On trees All day 10
Common Bluebottle Apr – Aug (N), Oct – Feb (S) On tree stumps All day 350
Common Butterfly Sept – June (N), Mar – Dec (S) Flying near flowers 4 AM – 7 PM 300

Bug Off competition

Just like in any previous Animal Crossing games, there are two competitions in the Animal Crossing New Horizons hosts: a fishing tournament and a bug catching competition. Flick is in charge of a host of the Bug Off competition. Actually, Animal Crossing New Horizons has not had a Bug Off competition just yet, unless you have time traveled to skip ahead to one.

Here is the schedule of the planned Bug Off competition in Animal Crossing New Horizons which takes place on the third Saturday of the following months:

Northern Hemisphere:

  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September

Southern Hemisphere:

  • January
  • February
  • November
  • December

The best bugs to sell to Flick

The most expensive bugs are the ones that sold to Flick. For your information, bugs do not stack in your inventory. It means you will either need to sacrifice home storage space or stack their tanks up somewhere if you are searching to hold onto some for the upcoming visit of Flick. In case you are going to go through the trouble of saving up bugs, they might as well be the ones that you can get the most Bells out of.

Here is the list of the most valuable bugs that you are able to sell to Flick that are currently available in April, on both Northern and Southern Hemisphere islands. Keep in mind that the prices have been adjusted from the original value to the 150% value that will be paid by Flick for every bug.


Bells Bug
12,000 Tarantula
4,500 Atlas Moth
4,500 Agrias Butterfly
3,750 Madagascan Sunset Moth
3,750 Wasp
3,750 Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing
3,750 Peacock Butterfly
3,600 Orchid Mantis
3,600 Jewel Beetle
3,000 Giant Water Bug
2,250 Tiger Beetle
1,500 Hermit Crab
1,500 Paper Kite Butterfly
1,500 Man-Faced Stink Bug


Bells Bug
12,000 Scorpion
6,750 Banded Scorpion
3,750 Wasp
3,600 Orchid Mantis
2,250 Tiger Beetle
1,500 Hermit Crab
1,500 Man-Faced Stink Bug
1,500 Paper Kite Butterfly