Animal Crossing Tarantula IslandSource: iMore

Best answer: Yes. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can get injured by wasps, scorpions, or tarantulas like in past games. While tarantulas and scorpions will knock you out, a wasp will leave a welt. If you happen to get stung, you can visit the Residental tent and purchase medicine. You can also purchase extra to take with you for emergencies. Just don't get stung multiple times.

Dangers of the Nook Inc. Island Getaway Package

While Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of the best and most adorable games on the Nintendo Switch, but that doesn't mean everything is rainbows and sunshine. Yes, Tom Nook promises to whisk you away to a tropical paradise; and that is just what he does. Unfortunately, with an untamed landscape at your feet, there are bound to be a few setbacks when you traverse the terrain. If this is your first outing, or you are coming back to enjoy some sweet, sweet DLC, you might want to prepare yourself.

With overgrowth, weeds, and hardly a soul in sight, there are more than a few dangers on the island. Like past games, the leading cause for injury is those pesky bugs: wasps, scorpions, and tarantulas. If you're unlucky enough to encounter one of these dangerous bugs, you can end up with a nasty bump.

I feel better already!

Animal Crossing New Horizons When Villagers are sick: Animal Crossing New Horizons MedicineSource: iMore

Bug bites can be nasty, but Timmy and Tommy Nook have just the thing to help you out. Like past Animal Crossing games, you can purchase medicine to heal any inflicted injuries. If you don't want to keep coming back to the shop every time you get into a battle of the bugs, you can pick some up for the road.

Beware, though; if you get stung more than once, or a scorpion or tarantula bites you, you'll end up back in your home like the previous games. While not the worst thing to happen, it certainly can be a pain if you wanted to cash in on those tarantula bells.

Your island awaits

Animal Crossing New Horizons Nintendo Switch

Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch

Create your paradise

Build your perfect island getaway from the ground-up, or not — your island, your rules in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Create the ideal town, catch bugs and fish, or set your tent somewhere in the wilderness and enjoy your getaway package however you please.

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