The Bug-Off is a bug-hunting contest, hosted by Flick, on the fourth Saturday of each month during the summer (June-September in the northern hemisphere). Since this event always occurs on a Saturday, it replaces KK Slider who will visit on the Friday before instead.
During the contest, you can pay 500 bells to enter, then spend 3 minutes caatching as many bugs as you can. When the time is up, return to Flick to collect your points. You gain 1 point for every bug caught, plus an extra 2 points if you caught 3 or more bugs:
|Bugs Caught||Points Rewarded|
|3||3+2 = 5|
|4||4+2 = 6|
|5||5+2 = 7|
|6||6+2 = 8|
After hitting 100, 200 and 300 total points, you'll be told by Flick that you'll get a special reward. Trophies arrive in the mail the next day:
|100 points||Bronze bug trophy|
|200 points||Silver bug trophy|
|300 points||Gold bug trophy|
Once you reach 10 points, you can redeem them for a reward from Flick. There are 13 unqiue rewards to get. The first 13 you recieve will all be unqiue, and will be random after that.
|Artisanal bug cage|
|Bug aloha shirt|