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kupo1121
 
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Stinky
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1/6 9:33pm
Hey,

So I know that Giant Petaltails are now out from 5pm-7pm. Problem is, I have no idea how bug spawning works in NL. Can I just walk around my town endlessly and new ones will spawn or do I have to go inside everytime I run through my town?

I just searched for 2 whole hours (5-7pm) and not 1 Giant Petaltail even spawned in my town. How is that possible? I walked into a building, came right back out, and did a run through my entire town and never even saw one. It isn't like a saw it and missed it, not 1 even spawned...EVER?!?!?

I know they are rare, but THIS rare just seems unlikely. For every other bug of that "rarity" I have at least seen 1 spawn within a 1-2 hour time frame I don't understand what I am doing wrong. Is it more likely to spawn by rivers?

I know the trick of cutting down all your trees but I'd prefer not to do that. If anyone has any help on the matter, please let me know.
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mariaacww
 
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Mariah
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8/1 7:04pm
They don't appear every day. Maybe that's just one of the days they don't.
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Wild_Explorer
 
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Michelle
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7/29 9:18pm
I never saw one in my town
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kupo1121
 
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Stinky
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1/6 9:33pm
That would explain it. Thanks Maria, I wish there was a way to know what days they did spawn though...
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NicksFixed
 
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Gethin
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They do spawn every day [no bug has a day off !!] ... They're a little rare though, and you can only have so many bugs in your town at one time ... If you walk around, catch everything you see, then go inside Re-Tail to sell them ... Going into a building "refreshes" the bugs If you "refresh" every few rounds, you'll get one easier ...
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kupo1121
 
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Stinky
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1/6 9:33pm
Does scaring them off count just as much as catching them and then selling them?
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NicksFixed
 
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Gethin
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I would say yes ... You're clearing a space for a new bug by scaring them, just as you would be clearing a space by catching them ... Of course, that doesn't mean that another of the same bug will spawn in it's place ... But, you can't really scare petaltails anyway !!
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ecko_pedal
 
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Chris
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9/18/2013 5:23pm
...I saw (and caught) one for the first time about an hour ago. I was just walking around and it was sitting on a rock, and I figured, "Ehh... might as well..." I didnt realize it was considered "rare" or even hard-to-catch.
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kupo1121
 
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Stinky
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1/6 9:33pm
Consider yourself lucky Ecko. It's in the class of the rarest bugs in the game (Golden Stag, Scoprion, Tarantula, etc.)

And thanks Nicks! I finally caught one like 3 minutes ago (my time has always been off since I started the game by 1 hours so I reset it back to normal which is ACC time so I caught it 6:57pm...JUST MADE IT!).

Catching the bugs and selling them really helped I think! YAY! Done for August!!!!
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NicksFixed
 
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Woo !! Now you can relax !! And do the long wait for September to roll around !!
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Draggie
 
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6/17 7:12am
In all of the games, I have never seen one, then, last night I saw my first ever giant dragonfly!

I was so happy! Until I realized I didn't have a net.
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kupo1121
 
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Stinky
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That happened to me Draggie the first time I saw a Scorpion so I know the feeling It will come around again hopefully lol They are both just as rare as each other so you can only hope >_<
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Draggie
 
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Ugh, I was soooo annoyed. I had all my letters and pockets emptied for trading and I'll probably never see it again, >.<
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3/1 9:37am
I have seen one in my town so far. Just when I had pressed the A button to go in to my house I saw it flying past me, and I couldn't stop my character from going in. I went out immediately but it was gone. >___<
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