How to Find Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler Guide | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) - Jolly Redd

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH), Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler offers real and fake artwork as well as furniture available for purchase. Learn more about Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler by reading our guide!

How to Unlock Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler

1 Talk to Blathers at the Museum.
2 Isabelle will announce a suspiscious visitor the next day.
3 Look for Redd and buy art.
4 Donate the art to the Museum.
5 Talk to Redd on the day the Museum is upgraded.

V1.2 update is required to unlock this feature.

1. Talk to Blathers about Art

ACNH - How to Unlock Jolly Redd
After making 60 donations to the Museum, of any combination of Fish, Bugs, and Fossils, Blathers will tell you that he'd like the Museum to be expanded to showcase works of art.

You might need to talk to him twice if you've met the requirements, but Blathers doesn't mention art when you talk to him the first time. After he does, you'll be able to donate art to him.

2. Isabelle Mentions a Suspicious Visitor

ACNH - How to Unlock Jolly Redd
In her daily broadcast, Isabelle will announce that a "suspicious character" is visiting the island.

When you see this announcement, Redd will be standing somewhere on your island. You won't be able to enter his boat until you talk to him!

If you donate 60 items to the museum before the Town Hall is built, and there'll be a personal announcement from Tom Nook regarding the arrival of a certain shady character!

Redd Announcement
Tom Nook's

Who is Redd>

3. Look for Redd and Buy Art

ACNH - How to Unlock Jolly Redd
Once you find and talk to Redd, he will offer to sell you a piece of art. At first, he will sell it to you at a ridiculous price. Keep talking to him to get a Cousin's Discount, lowering the price to 4,980 Bells.

4. Donate the Work of Art to the Museum

ACNH - How to Unlock Jolly Redd
Donate the art you bought to Blathers at the Museum. Blathers will then apply for an expansion of the Museum to have the Art Gallery added. The expansion will take 2 days.

5. Talk to Redd on the Day the Museum Is Upgraded

ACNH - How to Unlock Jolly Redd
It will be announced that the Museum has expanded to have an Art Gallery. You will also be warned of fake art circulating.

Find Redd walking around your island so he can finally invite you to his Treasure Trawler at the back of your island!

What Can You Do at Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler?

ACNH - How to Unlock Jolly Redd
The Treasure Trawler is a suspicious looking store in a ship owned by our favorite(?) cousin Redd! This is where he sells eye-catching but sketchy quality artworks like paintings, statues, and furniture.

Buy Art

ACNH - Redd tells the resident that they can only buy one artwork per day

The place is managed by Redd, a sly fox making his return to New Horizons. He'll be selling Works of Art, and will have no qualms about selling fakes to his cousins!

Paintings and Sculptures | How to Spot Fake Art

You can buy 1 art piece per visit!

Choose which artwork to buy carefully. If you have other players on the island, you can have them buy art on the day of the visit too.

Donate Art to the Museum

ACNH - Blathers informs the resident that information about the donation will be available to read

Donate real art to Blathers at the Museum to be displayed at the Art Gallery. There are paintings, statues, and sculptures to collect, so keep visiting Redd!

How to Unlock and Upgrade the Museum

Buy Furniture

ACNH - Redd talks about a writing poster

Redd also sells furniture of rare colors that are not found at Nook's Cranny. It is also possible that exclusive furniture will be available here in the future.

There were exclusive items in the past games

In the past Animal Crossing games, there were items you could get only through purchasing it from Redd, so we think there might be exclusive items in New Horizons as well.

Why Isn't Redd Showing Up?

Link Your Nintendo Account

"... To participate in this event, players will need to download the latest game update and have a Nintendo Account linked to their user profile."
Source: Animal Crossing Twitter

Similar to the Bunny Day event, you might need to link a Nintendo Account to your profile to trigger the event. Make sure that your game is up to date!

Match Your Switch System to Current Time

Switch Time and Date

Download the latest update which contains the data for the Art Gallery section for the Museum and Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler.

Talk to Blathers

If you already have the Ver. 1.2 update, you need to donate at least 60 Fish, Fossils or Bugs and talk to Blathers to trigger the Art Gallery conversation. After doing so, follow the steps above.

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