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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Tarantula Hours | When do spiders spawn?

There aren’t many threats to players in Nintendo’s cutesy life simulator, Animal Crossing: New Horizons. That being said, there are a couple of nasty creatures to watch out for and big, hairy spiders are one of them! If you want to avoid encountering any spiders — or even seek them out to fill in your Critterpedia and/or earn Bells — then you’ll definitely want to know the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Tarantula hours.

Here’s everything you need to know about what time Tarantulas can be found in the first Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch game.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Tarantula Hours | When do spiders appear?

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Tarantula hours

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Tarantula Hours

  • Tarantulas can be found in Animal Crossing: New Horizons between the nighttime hours of 7 pm and 4 am.
    • Times are relevant to your location, so you don’t need to account for any other timezone(s).
  • Spiders will only spawn between the months of November and April.
  • Even during that six-month period, Tarantulas are a rare spawn that you won’t encounter too frequently.

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Outside of the real-world timeframes mentioned above, you won’t encounter Tarantulas in Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch. That could be a good or a bad thing, depending on who you ask.

Although they can be scary, facing your fears and capturing Tarantulas in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a great way to earn Bells. In fact, lots of players specifically seek out a location dubbed “Spider Island” in order to earn themselves a really big payday. With Tarantulas selling for an impressive 8,000 Bells a piece, it doesn’t take catching many to line your pockets.

In order to catch a spider without getting a nasty sting (which leads to you being knocked out and the creature escaping), approach it slowly while holding the “A” button to ready your net. When the Tarantula rears up as if it’s about to attack, stop moving and wait for it to return to its normal state. At that point, it’s safe to start approaching again.

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