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List of Guides and Content
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1. Current Events 2. Popular Guides 3. Event List
4. Custom Design 5. Villagers 6. Island Upgrades
7. DIY Items 8. Materials 9. Tools
10. Flowers 11. Fish 12. Bugs
13. Sea Creatures 14. Database 15. Tips & Tricks
16. News & Updates 17. Message Boards 18. Game Info

ACNH Things to Do This Month

Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) This Month and Current Events

ACNH - Tanabata (thumb)Tanabata July 1–7
Make a wish with the Bamboo Grass this Tanabata season.

Buy your own (or a couple!) from Nook Shopping.
Marine Day(?) July 8–22
We'll keep you updated once the event drops!
Bastille Day(?) July 10–20
We'll keep you updated once the event drops!
ACNH - C.J. Fishing Tourney (thumb)C.J.'s Fishing Tourney July 10
Cast your lines and ready your nets for the third Fishing Tourney of the year!

Join the biggest seasports challenge of the season at the plaza.
ACNH - Seasonal Items - Rodeo-Style Springy Ride-OnCowboy Festival July 15–August 15
Ride 'em, cowboy! Get the Rodeo-Style Springy Ride-On for Brazilian Festa do Peão de Barretos season!

Bring the rodeo home from Nook Shopping!
ACNH - FlickFlick's Bug-Off June 26
(Northern Hemipshere)
Set your eyes on the prize for Flick's Bug-Off!

Catch as many bugs as you can and trade in points for rewards!

Guides Popular Right Now

Hot Guides
ACNH - Nook Shopping Seasonal ItemsNook Shopping Seasonal Items ACNH - July To-Do ListJuly To-Do List
ACNH - C.J.C.J.'s Fishing Tourney Guide ACNH - ACNH - FlickFlick's Bug-Off Guide
ACNH Popularity Ranking.pngVillager Popularity Ranking ACNH - How to Kick out VillagersHow to Kick Out Villagers
Building And Plot Sizes_Partial Bottom Image.jpgAll Building and Plot Sizes ACNH - How to Make Money with Fish BannerHow to Get Money with Fish
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Top Dream AddressesTop Dream Addresses Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Custom Designs Portal.pngCustom Designs Portal

ACNH List of Events

Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Events
List of Events

Events by Month
January To-Do Partial.pngJanuary To-Do List and Events February To-Do Partial.pngFebruary To-Do List and Events
March To-Do and Events BannerMarch To-Do List and Events April To-Do and Events BannerApril To-Do List and Events
May To-Do List partial.pngMay To-Do List and Events June To-Do List partial.pngJune To-Do List and Events
July To-Do List Partial Thumbnail.pngJuly To-Do List and Events August BannerV2.jpgAugust To-Do List and Events
September To-Do Partial.pngSeptember To-Do List and Events October To-Do Partial.pngOctober To-Do List and Events
November To-Do Partial.pngNovember To-Do List and Events December To-Do Partial.pngDecember To-Do List and Events
Visiting Special Characters' Events
C.J.C.J.'s Fishing Tourney Dates and Prizes FlickFlick's Bug-Off Dates and Prizes Guide
Time-Limited Events
Bunny Day partial.pngBunny Day Event Info and Rewards ACNH - How to Get Bunny Day EggsHow to Get Bunny Day Eggs
Nature Day partial.pngNature Day Event Info and Rewards May Day Event.pngMay Day Event Info and Rewards
International Museum Day Event.pngInternational Museum Day Event Info and Rewards Wedding Season Event.pngWedding Season Event Info and Rewards
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Getting Heart Crystals.pngHow to Get the Most Heart Crystals Each Day ACNH - Fireworks Show partialFireworks Shows
Halloween EventHalloween Event Info and Rewards Best Way to Get Halloween CandyBest Way to Get Halloween Candy
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Best Ways to Get Halloween Lollipop.pngBest Way to Get Halloween Lollipop ACNH - Turkey Day Event-min.pngTurkey Day Event
ACNH - List of Turkey Day Dishes Bottom Partial-minList of Turkey Day Dishes and Ingredients ACNH - Toy Day Event Partial BannerToy Day Event
Festivale EventFestivale Event -

ACNH Custom and Pro Designs

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Custom Design Guides

Hand Picked Custom Designs

List of Custom Designs
ACNH - Custom Designs - ClothesClothes and Accesories ACNH - Custom Designs - Face PaintFace Paint
ACNH - Custom Designs - Ground and PathsPaths, Floors and Ground ACNH - Custom Designs - SignsSigns and Decorations
ACNH - Halloween Custom Designs.pngHalloween Custom Designs ACNH - Christmas Custom Designs.pngChristmas Custom Designs
ACNH - ValentineValentines Custom Designs ACNH - Face-Cutout Standee Custom DesignsFace-Cutout Standee Custom Designs

Make Your Own Custom Designs

How to Make Custom Designs
ACNH - How to Make Custom Fireworks Designs partialHow to Make Custom Fireworks Designs ACNH - Custom Wooden Path InstructionsHow to Make Wooden Paths
ACNH - Custom Brick Path InstructionsHow to Make Brick Paths ACNH - Custom Platform InstructionsHow to Make Platforms
ACNH - Custom Dirt Path InstructionsHow to Make Dirt Paths | The Path ACNH - Custom Tatami InstructionsHow to Make Tatami Mats
ACNH - Custom Seashells InstructionsHow to Make Seashell Paths ACNH - Custom Sweets InstructionsHow to Make Sweets Floor Designs
ACNH - Custom Flowerbed InstructionsHow to Make Flowerbeds ACNH - Custom Flower Patch InstructionsHow to Make Flower Patches
ACNH - Custom Tiles InstructionsHow to Make Tile Patterns ACNH - Custom Stepping Stones InstructionsHow to Make Stepping Stones
ACNH - Custom Large Stone Tiles InstructionsHow to Make Large Stone Tiles and Slabs

ACNH List of Characters

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List of Characters

Character Lists

List of VillagersList of Villagers New VillagersNew Villagers Special VillagersSpecial Villagers
3236255Starting Villagers New Villager IconVillager Ranking Special CharactersCharacters

Villagers by Personality

Big Sister Cranky Jock Lazy
Normal Peppy Smug Snooty

Villagers by Species

Alligator Icon.png Alligators Anteaters Icon.png Anteaters Bears Icon.png Bears Birds Icon.png Birds
ACNH - Bulls.png Bulls Cats Icon.png Cats Chickens Icon.png Chickens Cows Icon.png Cows
Cubs Icon.png Cubs Deer Icon.png Deer Dogs Icon.png Dogs Ducks Icon.png Ducks
Eagles Icon.png Eagles Elephants Icon.png Elephants Frogs Icon.png Frogs Goats Icon.png Goats
Gorillas Icon.png Gorillas Hamsters Icon.png Hamsters Hippos Icon.png Hippos Horses Icon.png Horses
Kangaroos Icon.png Kangaroos Koalas Icon.png Koalas Lions Icon.png Lions Monkeys Icon.png Monkeys
Mice Icon.png Mice Octopuses Icon.png Octopuses Ostriches Icon.png Ostriches Penguins Icon.png Penguins
Pigs Icon.png Pigs Rabbits Icon.png Rabbits Rhinos Icon.png Rhinos Sheep Icon.png Sheep
Squirrels Icon.png Squirrels Tiger Icon.png Tigers Wolves Icon.png Wolves

Villagers by Initial Letter

S T U V W X Y Z -

ACNH Facilities and Island Upgrades

Shops and Facilities.png
How to Unlock Shops and Facilities

ACNH Facilities
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Resident Services.pngResident Services Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Unlocking the Museum.pngMuseum
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) NookNook's Cranny Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Able Sisters Tailor Shop.pngAble Sisters
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Airport.pngAirport Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Make the Campsite.pngCampsite
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) HarvHarvey's Island & Photopia ACNH Jolly ReddJolly Redd's Treasure Trawler

ACNH DIY Item List


List of DIY Recipes

DIY Recipe Collections

Buyable DIY Recipe Collections
Pretty Good Tools DIY for Beginners
Test Your DIY Skills Wildest Dreams

DIY Guides

DIY Guides
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Building Fences.pngHow to Make and Break Fences Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Building the Perfect Snowboy.pngHow to Make a Perfect Snowman (Snowboy)

DIY Item Series

DIY Series
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Fruit Series.pngFruit Series Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Trash Series.pngTrash Series
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Space Series.pngSpace (Celeste) Series Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Mermaid Series.pngMermaid Series
Time-Limited Series
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Bunny Day Series.pngBunny Day Series Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Zodiac Series.pngZodiac Series
Seasonal DIY Series
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Bamboo Series.pngBamboo Series Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Cherry-Blossom Series.pngCherry-Blossom Series
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Shell Series.pngShell Series Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) TreeTree's Bounty Series
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Maple-Leaf Series.pngMaple-Leaf Series Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Mushroom Series.pngMushroom Series
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Ice (Frozen) Series.pngIce (Frozen) Series Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Snowflake Series.pngSnowflake Series
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Festive Series.pngFestive Series -

ACNH DIY Material List

DIY Materials 01.png
List of Materials

Common Materials
clay.pngClay Clump of Weed.pngClump of Weed Tree  Branch.pngTree Branch
Hardwood.pngHardwood Wood.pngWood Softwood.pngSoftwood
Stone.pngStone Iron Nugget.pngIron Nugget Gold Nugget.pngGold Nugget
Bamboo Piece IconBamboo Piece Bamboo Shoot IconBamboo Shoot -
Star Fragments
Star Fragment IconStar Fragment Large Star Fragment IconLarge Star Fragment ACNH - Aquarius Fragment Icon.pngZodiac Fragment
Seasonal Materials
Young Spring Bamboo IconYoung Spring Bamboo Cherry-Blossom Petal IconCherry-Blossom Petal Summer Shell IconSummer Shell
Acorn IconAcorn Pine Cone IconPine Cone Skinny Mushroom.pngMushroom
Maple Leaf IconMaple Leaf Snowflake IconSnowflake Large Snowflake IconLarge Snowflake
ACNH - Blue Ornament Icon.pngOrnament Water Egg.pngBunny Day Egg -

ACNH List of Tools

Tools Banner.png

List of Tools

All Tools
Axe.pngAxes Fishing Rods.pngFishing Rods net.pngNets Shovels.pngShovels
Slingshots.pngSlingshots Watering Cans.pngWatering Cans Vaulting Pole.pngTravel Tools Other.pngOther Items
Tool Guides
How to Use Wands | List of All Wand Types
How to Get All Golden Tools
How to Get and Use Wet Suits
How to Get and Use Snorkels

ACNH Flower Guide

List of Flowers Banner.png
List of Flowers

Flower Related Links
Flower Breeding Guide |
How to Make Hybrid Flowers
ACNH WindflowersWindflowers ACNH RosesRoses ACNH HyacinthsHyacinths
ACNH MumsMums ACNH LiliesLilies ACNH TulipsTulips
ACNH PansiesPansies ACNH CosmosesCosmoses ACNH BushesBushes
ACNH Lily of the ValleyLily of the Valley

ACNH Fish Guide

List of Fish Banner.png
Complete List of Fish

Fish Guides
Complete Fishing Guide | How to Catch Fish Easily
Fish Prices List
Fish by Location
Sea FishSea Fish River FishRiver Fish Pond FishPond Fish
Fish by Month
January February March April
May June July August
September October November December

ACNH Bug Guide

List of Bugs Banner.png
Bug Encyclopedia

Bug Pages
How to Catch Bugs | List of Rare Bugs
Bug Prices List
Beetles.jpegBeetles Stags.jpegStags Butterflies.jpegButterflies
Dragonflies.jpegDragonflies Moths.jpegMoths Grasshoppers.jpegGrasshoppers
Crickets.jpegCrickets Mantises.jpegMantises Cicadas.jpegCicadas
Dangerous Bugs.jpegDangerous Bugs Others.jpegOthers -
Bugs by Month
January February March April
May June July August
September October November December

ACNH Sea Creatures Guide

Deep Sea Creatures Front Page Header.png

List of All Sea Creatures

Sea Creatures Guides

How to Catch Sea Creatures Easily

List of Sea Creatures

Abalone ImageAbalone Acorn Barnacle ImageAcorn Barnacle Chambered Nautilus ImageChambered Nautilus Dungeness Crab ImageDungeness Crab
Firefly Squid ImageFirefly Squid Flatworm ImageFlatworm Gazami Crab ImageGazami Crab Giant Isopod ImageGiant Isopod
Gigas Giant Clam ImageGigas Giant Clam Horseshoe Crab ImageHorseshoe Crab Lobster ImageLobster Mantis Shrimp ImageMantis Shrimp
Moon Jellyfish ImageMoon Jellyfish Mussel ImageMussel Octopus ImageOctopus Oyster ImageOyster
Pearl Oyster ImagePearl Oyster Red King Crab ImageRed King Crab Scallop ImageScallop Sea Anemone ImageSea Anemone
Sea Cucumber ImageSea Cucumber Sea Grapes ImageSea Grapes Sea Pig ImageSea Pig Sea Pineapple ImageSea Pineapple
Sea Slug ImageSea Slug Sea Star ImageSea Star Sea Urchin ImageSea Urchin Seaweed ImageSeaweed
Slate Pencil Urchin ImageSlate Pencil Urchin Snow Crab ImageSnow Crab Spider Crab ImageSpider Crab Spiny Lobster ImageSpiny Lobster
Spotted Garden Eel ImageSpotted Garden Eel Sweet Shrimp ImageSweet Shrimp Tiger Prawn ImageTiger Prawn Turban Shell ImageTurban Shell
Umbrella Octopus ImageUmbrella Octopus Vampire Squid ImageVampire Squid VenusVenus' Flower Basket Whelk ImageWhelk

ACNH Database

Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Database.png

Database Information
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Fossil List.pngList of Fossils ACNH KK Songs.pngList of KK Slider Songs
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Furniture List.pngList of Furniture Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Clothing List.pngList of Clothing

ACNH Tips & Tricks

Animal Crossing Beginners Tips and Tricks.png

All Tips & Tricks

Beginner Guides

Beginner Guides
BeginnerBeginner's Guide to Animal Crossing New Horizons ACNH Unchangeable FeaturesUnchangeable Features
ACNH Hemispheres.pngChoosing a Hemisphere ACNH Island LayoutsBest Island Layouts

Gameplay Basics

Gameplay Basics
ACNH Tool Durability.pngHow to Know a Tool's Durability ACNH Adding Best FriendsHow to Add Best Friends
ACNH Nook Shopping AppHow to Get the Nook Shopping App ACNH Wind and WeatherWind and Weather

Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks
ACNH How to Raise Your IslandHow to Raise Your Island's Star Rating ACNH Island Upgrades Walkthrough.pngIsland Designer Unlock Walkthrough
ACNH Works of Art.pngRedd Art Guide ACNH Get Villagers You WantHow to Get Specific Villagers

Money, Miles and Shopping

Money, Miles and Shopping
ACNH How to Get Nook Miles Fast.pngHow to Get Nook Miles Fast ACNH How to Get Bells Fast Banner.pngHow to Get Bells (Money) Fast
ACNH Money Rock and How to Hit the Rock 8 Times Banner.pngHow to Hit the Money Rock 8 Times ACNH How to Grow Money Trees from Glowing Spots.pngHow to Grow Money Trees from Glowing Spots

House and Storage

House and Storage
ACNH Upgrading Your HouseAll House Upgrades and How to Pay Off Your Loan ACNH Decorating Your HouseHow to Use Storage and Decorating Mode
ACNH HHA Rank.pngHow to Raise Your Happy Home Academy (HHA) Rank ACNH Feng Shui.pngFeng Shui Color and Effect Guide

Reimagine Your Character

Reimagine Your Character
ACNH Edit Passport.pngHow To Make A Passport | Passport Title List ACNH How to Change Hairstyle.pngChanging Hair and Face
ACNH Bedhead HairHow to Get and Fix Bedhead -

Reshape Your Island

Reshape Your Island
ACNH How to Chop Wood and Pull Up Trees.pngHow to Pull Up and Move Trees ACNH How to Break Rocks Banner.pngHow to Break and Move Rocks
ACNH How to Build a Bridge.pngHow to Build Bridges ACNH How to build an incline.pngHow to Build Slopes, Stairs and Inclines


ACNH Mystery Island List.pngMystery Island Tour and Nook Miles Ticket Guide ACNH Meteor Showers and Shooting Stars.pngWish on a Shooting Star to Get Star Fragments
ACNH Party Play (Local Multiplayer).pngParty Play | Playing on One Switch ACNH Online Play.pngOnline Play

System Info

System Info
ACNH MaintenanceMaintenance | How to Fix an Error ACNH Island Backup.pngIsland Backup and Restoration | How to Recover Save Data
ACNH How to Delete and Transfer Save Data Banner.pngHow to Delete and Transfer Save Data ACNH Restart game.pngHow to Restart Your Game

ACNH News and Updates

Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) News and Updates.png

DLC and Event Updates
List of New Features.pngList of New Features DLC events partial.pngList of New Horizons DLC
April Ver. 1.2 Update.pngApril Ver 1.2 Update Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Summer Update Wave 1.pngJuly Ver 1.3 Update
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Summer Update Wave 2.pngAugust Ver 1.4 Update Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Fall and Halloween Update.png September Ver 1.5 Update
ACNH - Winter Update Bottom Partial-min.pngNovember Ver 1.6 Update ACNH - January UpdateJanuary Ver 1.7 Update
ACNH - February 25 Update Partial Banner.pngFebruary Ver 1.8.0 Update 1st Anniversary Event Banner.png1st Anniversary Event
ACNH - March 18 Update.pngMarch Ver 1.9.0 Update
Merchandise and Promotions
List of Animal Crossing Sanrio Collaboration Pack Collection Banner.pngSanrio amiibo Pack Build-A-Bear Animal Crossing CollectionBuild-A-Bear Collection
ACNH - How to Use the Island Tour Creator BannerHow to Use the Island Tour Creator ACNH - Orignial Soundtrack and Sheet MusicOrignial Soundtrack and Sheet Music
Bugs and Patch Updates
maintenance partial.pngMaintenance | Fix Errors Update Information.pngHow to Update and Update Patch Notes
Game Glitches
4th level partial.pngHow to Climb the 4th Cliff Level cliff edge tree partial.pngHow to Plant Trees on Clifftop Edges
1x1 Item Duplication Glitch partial.png1x1 Item Duplication Glitch [Fixed] Item Duplication Glitch partial.png2x1 Item Duplication Glitch [Fixed]
Best Item Duplication Glitch Partial.pngBest Item Duplication Glitch [Fixed] How to Plant Trees on Paths Banner.pngHow to Plant Trees on Paths [Fixed]
Pre-Release Content
Animal Crossing Direct.pngAnimal Crossing Direct Demo Version Information.pngIs there a Demo?
List of Pre-Order Bundles.pngPre-order Bonuses Switch Giveaway Partial.pngGiveaways
How to Pre-Load (Download before Release).pngHow to Pre-load

ACNH Message Boards

Animal Crossing New Horizons Message Boards

Message Boards

List of Message Boards
Discussion Board (1801) Friend Request Board (3802)
Review Board (31) Custom Design Share (230)
Recipe & Fruit Trading (230432) House Design Share (444)
Memes Board (94) Island Tune Share (47)
Easter Egg and Bunny Day Recipe Trading (148) Turnip Price Trading Board (3776)

What Kind of Game is Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Product Information and Official Site

Animal Crossing Case
Release Date March 20, 2020
Price $59.99 + Tax
Developer Nintendo
Genre Simulation, Casual, Slice of Life
Supported Languages English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Russian, Dutch
Number of Players Online: 1 to 4 Players
Local Play: 1 to 8 Players
Online Play: 1 to 8 Players
Japanese Title あつまれ どうぶつの森(Atsumare Doubutsu no Mori)
Official Site Animal Crossing Offical Site
Official Twitter Animal Crossing Offical Twitter

Enjoy Life on a Deserted Island

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Unlike other games in the Animal Crossing series, this time your new living space will be set on a deserted island. Arrive through the skies and make dozens of new friends in this new distant home!

Build Your Own Tools and Furniture!

Part of moving to a deserted island includes making lots of DIY tools and furniture. For the first time ever, enjoy crafting your own household items and tools that will make your lifestyle much easier.

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  • Hello I'm Ella! I am very new to this game, and I would love to get some friends so we can help each other out (mostly me bc I suck lol) <3
    My friend code is SW-2733-6247-8602 if you would like to add me :)
    (btw my island is crap so don't expect paradise lol)

  • >>[230431]
    oh my goodness, thank you natali!! 😭💖 blue is my favorite color, but my favorite color combination is blue & pink & i guess my love for pink kinda just... overflowed on my island 🤣 but that means so much!! i can't wait to see your island!!

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