List of Tools | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

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This is a list of tools available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. To learn where to find the Axe, Fishing Rod, Net, Shovel, Slingshot, Watering Can, as well as the price of each tool, see the list below.

List of Tools


The Axe can be used to chop down trees on your island, both for materials and for landscaping. Chopping down a tree will leave a stump behind that can be dug up, so you will need both an Axe and a Shovel if you truly want to get rid of a tree. If you want to get materials without cutting down the tree, you need to use Stone Axes.

DIY Item Required Materials
Flimsy Axe IconFlimsy Axe
Stone IconStone (×1)
Tree Branch IconTree Branch (×5)
Stone Axe IconStone Axe
Wood IconWood (×3)
Flimsy Axe IconFlimsy Axe (×1)
Axe IconAxe
Wood IconWood (×3)
Iron Nugget IconIron Nugget (×1)
Flimsy Axe IconFlimsy Axe (×1)
Golden Axe IconGolden Axe
Gold Nugget IconGold Nugget (×1)
Axe IconAxe (×1)

List of Axes

Fishing Rod

The Fishing Rod is one of your most useful tools in this game, as it lets you catch fish from rivers, ponds and the sea. Fish is an endless source of Bells, so you'll use a lot of Fishing Rods!

To fish, simply cast your lure near the shadow of a fish and wait for it to notice. Once it does, it will draw near, and bob towards the lure. It will eventually bite, usually on the 3-5th bob. Pressing A immediately after it does so will allow you to reel it in.

DIY Item Required Materials
Flimsy Fishing Rod IconFlimsy Fishing Rod
Tree Branch IconTree Branch (×5)
Fishing Rod IconFishing Rod
Iron Nugget IconIron Nugget (×1)
Golden Fishing Rod IconGolden Fishing Rod
Gold Nugget IconGold Nugget (×1)
Fishing Rod IconFishing Rod (×1)

List of Fishing Rods


The Net is another super useful tool, as it lets you catch bugs, which can also be sold to earn Bells. Bugs can be found in a variety of different places, but to catch one, you will need to sneak up on it by holding A while using the Net and moving your stick very slightly, then releasing the A button when you are close enough for your Net to reach.

DIY Item Required Materials
Flimsy Net IconFlimsy Net
Tree Branch IconTree Branch (×5)
Net IconNet
Iron Nugget IconIron Nugget (×1)
Flimsy Net IconFlimsy Net (×1)
Golden Net IconGolden Net
Gold Nugget IconGold Nugget (×1)
Net IconNet (×1)

List of Nets


The Shovel can be used to dig up fossils, gyroids, plants and pitfall seeds. It can also be used to dig up stumps and bury other items in the ground (such as fruit to grow a new tree). If you dig a hole in the ground, it will remain there until you use the Shovel on the spot again, or kick the ground with the Y button to fill it back in.

DIY Item Required Materials
Flimsy Shovel IconFlimsy Shovel
Hardwood IconHardwood (×5)
Shovel IconShovel
Iron Nugget IconIron Nugget (×1)
Flimsy Shovel IconFlimsy Shovel (×1)
Golden Shovel IconGolden Shovel
Gold Nugget IconGold Nugget (×1)
Shovel IconShovel (×1)

List of Shovels


The Slingshot can be used to shoot down the mysterious gifts that float up in the sky. Usually you can hear a gift blowing in the wind, so you will want to look up to see where the gift is. Position yourself underneath it, then fire upward to break the balloon carrying it and claim the present for yourself. Be careful to not shoot it down too close to water, as it might fall in and disappear!

While the Slingshot seems to be unbreakable and can shoot and infinite amount of shots, the present will gradually move further and further away, until it eventually becomes inaccessible, so be sure to shoot it down before then!

DIY Item Required Materials
Slingshot IconSlingshot
Hardwood IconHardwood (×5)
Golden Slingshot IconGolden Slingshot
Gold Nugget IconGold Nugget (×1)
Slingshot IconSlingshot (×1)

List of Slingshots

Watering Can

The Watering Can is used to water flowers in your town and keep them healthy.

Withered flowers can be revived by watering them, so be sure to keep it handy. Watering flowers will also help with cross-pollination, which is vital to getting the best town rating, so don't underestimate its usage!

DIY Item Required Materials
Flimsy Watering Can IconFlimsy Watering Can
Softwood IconSoftwood (×5)
Watering Can IconWatering Can
Iron Nugget IconIron Nugget (×1)
Golden Watering Can IconGolden Watering Can
Gold Nugget IconGold Nugget (×1)
Watering Can IconWatering Can (×1)

List of Watering Cans

Travel Tools

These tools are used to get around the island. The Vaulting Pole will let you cross rivers and the Ladder will let you go up cliffs. Both are needed to fully explore your island, so unlocking them should be your top priority!

DIY Item Required Materials
Ladder IconLadder
Wood IconWood (×4)
Softwood IconSoftwood (×4)
Hardwood IconHardwood (×4)
Vaulting Pole IconVaulting Pole
Softwood IconSoftwood (×5)

List of Travel Tools


Wands are a new feature to Animal Crossing: New Horizons that allow you to save a total of up to eight outfits, so that you can quickly change into them at any time. Since each outfit can consist of headgear, accessories, shirts, pants, socks, and shoes, these wands can effectively be used to save some space in your house storage! Note that no matter how many wands you have, the same eight outfits will save and become accessible for each wand.

Also, if you change outfits via a wand, then drop the wand off somewhere, you will revert to your original clothing. This means that a wand needs to stay in your inventory to work. To change the outfits that you shortcut to your wand, use a wardrobe or closet in your house.

DIY Item Required Materials
Bamboo Wand IconBamboo Wand
Star Fragment IconStar Fragment (×3)
Bunny Day Wand IconBunny Day Wand
Star Fragment IconStar Fragment (×3)
Cherry-Blossom Wand IconCherry-Blossom Wand
Star Fragment IconStar Fragment (×3)
Cosmos Wand IconCosmos Wand
Star Fragment IconStar Fragment (×3)
White Cosmos IconWhite Cosmos (×1)
Golden Wand IconGolden Wand
Gold Nugget IconGold Nugget (×2)
Star Fragment IconStar Fragment (×3)
Hyacinth Wand IconHyacinth Wand
Star Fragment IconStar Fragment (×3)
Pink Hyacinth IconPink Hyacinth (×1)
Ice Wand IconIce Wand
Star Fragment IconStar Fragment (×3)
Iron Wand IconIron Wand
Iron Nugget IconIron Nugget (×3)
Star Fragment IconStar Fragment (×3)
Lily Wand IconLily Wand
Star Fragment IconStar Fragment (×3)
White Lily IconWhite Lily (×1)
Mums Wand IconMums Wand
Star Fragment IconStar Fragment (×3)
Yellow Mum IconYellow Mum (×1)
Mushroom Wand IconMushroom Wand
Star Fragment IconStar Fragment (×3)
Pansy Wand IconPansy Wand
Star Fragment IconStar Fragment (×3)
Yellow Pansy IconYellow Pansy (×1)
Rose Wand IconRose Wand
Star Fragment IconStar Fragment (×3)
Red Rose IconRed Rose (×1)
Shell Wand IconShell Wand
Star Fragment IconStar Fragment (×3)
Summer Shell IconSummer Shell (×)
Star Wand IconStar Wand
Star Fragment IconStar Fragment (×3)
Tree-Branch Wand IconTree-Branch Wand
Tree Branch IconTree Branch (×5)
Star Fragment IconStar Fragment (×3)
Tulip Wand IconTulip Wand
Star Fragment IconStar Fragment (×3)
Red Tulip IconRed Tulip (×1)
Wand IconWand
Star Fragment IconStar Fragment (×2)
Wedding Wand IconWedding Wand
Star Fragment IconStar Fragment (×3)
Windflower Wand IconWindflower Wand
Star Fragment IconStar Fragment (×3)

How to Use Wands | List of Wands

Golden Tools

To make the Golden Tools, first you need to unlock their respective DIY Recipes. Learn how to unlock them by clicking the button below!

Golden Tool Unlock Conditions
Golden Axe ImageGolden Axe ・Break 100 Axes
Golden Shovel ImageGolden Shovel ・Help Gulliver 30 times
How to Help Gulliver
Golden Fishing Rod ImageGolden Fishing Rod ・Complete the Fish Critterpedia
How to Catch All Fish
Golden Net ImageGolden Net ・Complete the Bug Critterpedia
How to Catch All Bugs
Golden Slingshot ImageGolden Slingshot ・Shoot down 300 Balloons
How to Get Presents from Balloons
Golden Watering Can ImageGolden Watering Can ・Increase Island Star Rating to 5 stars
How to Increase Island Star Rating

How to Get All Golden Tools

Other Items

The following items are typically obtained through some type of seasonal event or have no practical usage, other than acting as a novelty item you can show off.

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List of Other Items

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