Beginner's Tips & Tricks | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

This page contains our tips and tricks for beginners in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch. If you are just getting started in Animal Crossing, be sure and check out our beginner guides from the list below.

Animal Crossing Tips and Tricks

Beginner Guides

Beginner Guides
BeginnerBeginner's Guide to Animal Crossing New Horizons Unchangeable FeaturesUnchangeable Features
Which Hemisphere Should You Choose.pngChoosing a Hemisphere Choosing the Best IslandBest Island Layouts
What Should You Choose to Bring to the Island - Partial.pngWhat Should You Choose to Bring to the Island? Picking an IslandPicking an Island Name
Choosing the Best Tent LocationBest Tent Location How to Cross the River and Water Banner.pngHow to Cross Rivers and Waters
How to Get Furniture and Materails For House Kits.pngHow to Get Furniture and Materials for House Kits How to Climb Cliffs.pngHow to Climb Cliffs
What is the Bulletin Board Partial Banner.jpgWhat is the Bulletin Board? -

Gameplay Basics

Gameplay Basics
Tool Durability partial.pngHow to Know a Tool's Durability Eating fruit partial.pngWhat Happens When You Eat Fruit?
How to Get Rid of a Bee Sting Banner.pngHow to Get Rid of a Bee Sting Fainting partial.pngWhat Happens When You Faint?
New Day Partial (1).pngWhen Does a New Day Start? How to Use Camera.pngHow to Use the Camera
Rescue Service Partial Thumbnail (1).pngHow to Use the Rescue Service How to Add Best Friends - Partial (1).pngHow to Add Best Friends
Nook Shopping partial (1).pngHow to Get the Nook Shopping App Wind and Weather partial.pngWind and Weather

Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks
Things to Do Every Day Banner.pngThings to Do Every Day Island Upgrades Walkthrough Banner.pngIsland Designer and Terraforming Unlock Walkthrough
Checklist ThumbnailNew Horizons 100% Checklist Time Traveling Guide - Partial.pngTime Traveling Guide
How to Increase Inventory Space - Partial.pngHow to Increase Inventory Space How to Get Presents from Balloons.pngHow to Get Presents from Balloons
Get Villagers partial.pngHow to Get New Villagers Kick out Villagers partial.pngHow to Kick Out Villagers
Get Villagers You Want partial.pngHow to Get Specific Villagers You Want How to Raise Your IslandHow to Raise Your Island's Star Rating
infinite tarantula island partial (1).pngInfinite Tarantula Island - How to Get or Create It works of art partial.pngRedd Art Guide | List of Fake Art and Real Art
How to Get Villager Photos & Posters Thumbnail.pngHow to Get Villager Photos and Posters message bottle partial.pngHow Often Does a Message in a Bottle Spawn?
Secrets Did You Know Banner V2.jpgSecrets and Hidden Content | Did You Know? Tripping and Bad Luck BannerTripping and Bad Luck
Infinite Scorpion IslandInfinite Scorpion Island - How to Get or Create It -

Money, Miles and Shopping

Money, Miles and Shopping
Nook Mileage Program Partial.pngNook Mileage Program Activities & Rewards List Nook Miles+ Partial (1).pngNook Miles+ Challenges and Rewards
Nook Stop Features ExplainedNook Stop Explained What Should You Spend Nook Miles OnSpending Nook Miles
How to Get Nook Miles Fast.pngHow to Get Nook Miles Fast money bags partial.pngHow to Make Money Bags (Bell Bags)
How to Get Bells Fast Banner.pngHow to Get Bells (Money) Fast Money Rock and How to Hit the Rock 8 Times Banner.pngMoney Rock and How to Hit the Rock 8 Times
How to Grow Money Trees from Glowing Spots.pngHow to Grow Money Trees from Glowing Spots Bank Interest Partial.pngHow to Get Bank Interest
Should you use the drop-off box Partial (1).pngShould You Use the Drop-Off Box? How to get the Crown JP header.pngHow to Get the Royal Crown
List of Nook Shopping Seasonal ItemsList of Nook Shopping Seasonal Items How to Get and Use Bell Vouchers Partial Banner.jpgHow to Get and Use Bell Vouchers

House and Storage

House and Storage
house upgrade partial.pngAll House Upgrades and How to Pay Off Your Loan How to Store Furniture and Other Items.pngHow to Store Furniture and Other Items
How to decorate house partial.pngHow to Use Storage and Decorating Mode HHA rank partial.pngHow to Raise Your Happy Home Academy (HHA) Rank
Feng Shui partial.pngFeng Shui Color and Effect Guide cockroaches partial.pngHow to Catch / Get Rid of Cockroaches
Moving wallpapers partial.pngHow to Get Moving Wallpaper Moving Flooring Partial.pngHow to Get Moving Flooring
house customization partial.pngList of House Customization Options -

Reimagine Your Character

Reimagine Your Character
Edit Passport Partial.pngHow To Make A Passport | Passport Title List How to Change Hairstyle.pngChanging Hairstyle and Face Guide
bedhead partial.pngHow to Get Bedhead / Fix Bedhead -

Reshape Your Island

Reshape Your Island
How Close Can You Plant Trees partial.pngHow Close Can You Plant Trees? How to Chop Wood and Pull Up Trees.pngHow to Chop Wood and Pull Up Trees
palm trees partial.pngHow to Get Palm Trees on Your Island Cherry Blossom Tree partial.pngHow to Get a Cherry Blossom Tree
How to Break Rocks Banner.pngHow to Break Rocks How to Plant Flowers partial.pngHow to Plant Flowers
How to Build a Bridge.pngHow to Build a Bridge How to build an incline partial.pngHow to Build Slopes, Stairs and Inclines
house plot partial.pngHow to Get More Housing Kits | Selling Plots of Land change island tune partial.pngHow to Change the Island Tune
How to Use Island Designer AppHow to Use Island Designer Create Paths partial.pngHow to Create Paths
Shaped Ponds partial (1).pngHow to Make Shaped Ponds waterfalls partial.pngHow to Make Waterfalls
How to Keep Trees SmallHow to Keep Trees Small and Stop Tree Growth Building And Plot Sizes_Partial Bottom Image.jpgAll Building and Plot Sizes

Activities

Activities
List of NookPhone Apps.pngList of NookPhone Apps What You Can Get on a Tour.pngMystery Island Tour Guide
Reactions Partial (1).pngHow to Unlock Reactions Sending Letters partial.pngHow to Send Letters and Postcards
Wish on a Shooting Star to Get Star Fragments.pngHow to Get Shooting Stars | Meteor Shower Guide Lost Item Partial.pngLost Item Guide
Party Play (Local Multiplayer).pngParty Play | Playing on One Switch How do you play online.pngOnline Play
What Can You Do Online partial.pngWhat Can You Do Online? Raise Friendship partial.pngHow to Raise Friendship | Activities with Villagers
Treasure Hunt partial.pngHow to Play Treasure Hunt with Villagers diving partial.pngSwimming and Diving
player birthday partial.pngPlayer Birthday Party | What Happens on Your Birthday? villager birthday partial.pngCelebrating Villager Birthdays | Villager Birthday List
Dream Suite partial.pngDream Suite Guide - How to Visit Islands in Dreams How to Add Friends Bottom Partial.jpgHow to Add Friends

System Info

System Info
maintenance partial.pngMaintenance | How to Fix an Error Island Backup partial.pngIsland Backup Restoration | How to Recover Save Data
How to Delete and Transfer Save Data Banner.pngHow to Delete and Transfer Save Data add or delete players partial.pngHow to Add or Delete Players
ACNH Restart game partial.pngHow to Restart Your Game Can You Transfer Data From Pocket Camp - Partial.pngCan You Transfer Data From Pocket Camp?
nooklink features partial.pngNookLink Features amiibo Compatibility.pngamiibo Compatibility
List of Controls - Partial.pngList of Controls language partial.pngThe Language Setting
System Requirements.pngSystem Requirements Do You Need NSO header.jpgDo You Need Nintendo Switch Online?

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3 Dylan6 months

>>1 It isn't really similar to the sims but I know a lot of people who love the sims AND animal crossing (myself included)

2 Anonymous8 months

>>1 It doesn't play exactly like the Sims, but I'm sure your kid will love it anyway! :)

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