It’s a new month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which means a fresh slate of things to catch. One such collectible includes the pond-dwelling frog ... which also happens to be a villager type. Surely you see where this is going, right?
New Horizons fans love to mess with their villagers, and one popular method involves giving characters a pet version of their own species. Hamsters will watch in awe, for example, as a “real” hamster spins around in their little wheels. Frogs are a little different, though.
For one thing, the flavor text you get when you catch an amphibian breaks the fourth wall and pokes fun at the strange doubling-up of the situation.
animal crossing knows #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/UYJhvKFlyg— Patricia Hernandez (@xpatriciah) May 6, 2020
When you actually present a villager with a specimen, though, they’ll act as if you’re giving them any old thing. This can lead to some amazing exchanges, as you see in the social media posts below.
Just gave Jeremiah a frog o_o #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/cL17u8pZtq— MGFC | CuppaJoe (@_CuppaJoe_) May 6, 2020
Gave my frog villager a pet frog. I feel... real weird about it#AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/J7eeWihB4b— jess, queen of nightmares (@writejessr) May 1, 2020
I was trying to get a pic of the frog I gave Lily, but I was carrying a second frog. And she bought it off me. i'm #AnimalCrossing #ACNH pic.twitter.com/4Py8l8njZw— Panic! At The Dispo (Kristin) @ Lyra Isle (@dispositiongay) May 4, 2020
I immediately ran into Henry after catching a frog so I HAD to show him and he got the speech bubbles wanting to leave LOL #AnimalCrossing pic.twitter.com/x0sZjCJbFt— pocket papa (@mochi_horizons) May 4, 2020
I gave Henry a frog as a joke and idk what I was expecting but I'm a little horrified at his reaction lol#AnimalCrossing #ACNH pic.twitter.com/FTYeHPdUui— Taylor Francis (@TaylorNFrancis) May 2, 2020
...gave costeau (a frog) a frog and he wants to dolphin kick it? #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/fV2dm64NDm— ras (@rayzasison) May 2, 2020
gave her a frog and. hm #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/ytEPxLgSf1— mara (@coophone) May 1, 2020
The lazy villagers who say they kinda want to eat the frogs may sound horrifying, but today I was surprised to learn that frogs can actually be cannibals in real life. They’re not discriminating about it, either — some frogs will eat their own siblings!
To balance out this terrible knowledge, I now present you with the nice scenery that you can enjoy at the museum, should you choose to donate the frog rather than try and torture a villager with it.
oh, to be a frog surrounded by butterflies in a museum #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/cT7ywYmnPy— lunica static came home!!! ✨ (@lunica20320) May 6, 2020
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