This is a guide to breaking rocks in the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. Learn how to eat fruit to gain stamina and what items you can find from breaking rocks, as well as how to move rocks.
The first thing you'll need is an Axe or Shovel. Any kind will do, so craft a Flimsy Axe or Flimsy Shovel if you haven't made one yet.
Normally, when hitting rocks, you'll knock out items like Stones and Iron Nuggets, but to break them you'll need a little power boost. By eating a fruit, you can gain a point of stamina, up to a maximum of 10 points. For each point of stamina, you'll be able to smash a rock completely using a Shovel or Axe.
The Stamina meter will be visible in the top right of the screen after eating a Fruit.
With at least one stamina point, you'll be able to break a rock by pressing A while standing next to it with a Shovel or Axe equipped. Let out your stress on something solid!
These items have been confirmed to be found inside Rocks. However, when searching for items like Iron Nuggets, it is better to hit rocks without breaking them, as breaking a rock will limit you to only one item, while hitting a rock will allow you to obtain several items in one go.
A broken rock will reappear the next day, in a random spot somewhere on your island.
A maximum of 6 Rocks can exist on your island at a time. When breaking several Rocks at a time, they will reappear one by one each day.
Rocks cannot appear next to buildings, cliffs, water, and infrastructures. Rocks also do not spawn on the beach. If you have the Island Designer app, rocks will not appear on top of or next to hard paths such as stone or wood.
To move the placement of your rocks, you first need to destroy them. If you want to control where they respawn, you can take the time to cover the island with items or fences, so that rocks will only spawn at the position where you would like them to be.
Take note that this process is long and may take from hours to days to finish. You can also time-travel to make the rocks appear faster and speed up the process.
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I accidentally broke a rock by hitting it too many times in one day
The only purpose of breaking rocks is so that it can be repositioned the next day.
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