Catlover is right about sneaking up behind them with your net out - as long as they don't see you, you can creep up on them, even from the side.
The biggest problem with catching the tarantula/scorpion is finding them in the first place! I made a concerted effort over the past four or five days to catch them, as I rarely, if ever, saw them for most of June and July. One night, I played for three hours and saw only one tarantula and two scorpions! And, you only have ONE chance at catching them when you see them. Fortunately, I managed to catch a tarantula last night, so I only have the scorpion left.
As for the banded dragonfly, I was very fortunate to be standing by the river, getting ready to cast my net when I saw a banded dragonfly hovering next to me. I quickly switched to my net, swung, and caught it - pure luck, I know! I hope the petaltail will be as easy.
AC player since the Game Cube
""Now, it’s all about timing. The bees will make their way toward you, and with perfect timing, you can swing your net just in time and nab one (the rest of the swarm will fly away).
This is much easier to do if you run to the left or right, because you then have more space between you and the bees.""
okay, I've caught lots of bees before, and I can give you two tips about it.
first of all, don't run to the side. Run north, then when you take out the net you automatically face down.
Also, the erratic bee trick: run north, make sure you have another wieldable item in addition to your net, be it another net, an umbrella, a tool, whatever. Now keep pressing left and right alternately on the Dpad to switch between your net and another tool. As you do this, the bees will circle around randomly instead of rushing at you. when they get close, swing at them.
How can you follow a dragonfly at a reasonable pace
Especially the banded and petaltail; they've usually flown off my screen before I even realize they're there. I tried following a petaltail, but it kept flying over the river, until eventually it disappeared in a wooded area.
The one I caught seemed to be leisurely flying back and forth, and I was very lucky to catch it.
On that note; I do think dragonflies are mainly around water. Real dragonflies lay their eggs in the water, so they are often seen there. In AC, I've seen a couple of dragonflies far away from water, but not nearly as many as I've seen near any type of water
You wanna know how I got my scorpion? When it was on a bridge. 0_0 Its tail was facing toward me...so I just snuck up behind it and caught it. I stayed up on the 4th of July until like 1:30 to get it though.
Catlover, Remember when we couldnt find the petaltail and we looked for THREE HOURS?! I hear the chances over WiFi are the same as when not on WiFi. =O
Thank goodness! I've caught bees in my old town, but now I can't get any of them! I search and search all the time, but they never appear anymore... Well, they do, but for some odd reason they're impossible to get my hands on.
Sometimes I lie on my bed, look to the stars and think,
"What ever happened to the ceiling?"
stinkybobinky, my technique normally works, you just need to time it right: How I managed to catch the bee was to switch my items with the contol pad until my net was out when they are in front of me and swoosh! A bee! To escape from them, just run and when they start catching up run in a small circle and keep running away, repeat this until you reach safety. It doesn't always work though.
As for the banded dragonfly, I caught it by trapping it in the northeastern corner of town. and my sister, she just caught it over the ocean 6 times in a row!!!!
I caught my first when I read this.Ive never been KO,they jump in rivers
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Great guide! I always have trouble catching dragonflies for some reason, I'm still hunting the Petaltail Dragonfly. I'd like to make note though, that I have caught a Scorpion using the "cliff method".
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