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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!

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How to Unlock Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler

Step Direction
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.

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.

Talk to Blathers Twice if Necessary

If you've met the requirements, but Blathers doesn't mention art when you talk to him the first time just speak to him again. After you do, you'll be able to donate art to him.

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

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.
How to Find Redd?

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.

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.

You can find Redd walking around your island so he can finally invite you to his Treasure Trawler!

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

Redd will sell you once piece of art a day, but take care as some of his pieces may not be authentic!

How to Spot Fake Art

Donate Real Art to the Museum

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

Once you confirm your art is real, you can donate it to Blathers at the Museum and it will get placed into the new Art Gallery.

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.

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.

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