How to Get Summer Shells Fast | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

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This is a guide to collecting Summer Shells, a DIY material in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). To learn how to get Summer Shells and where they can be used, please read on.

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Shell Series
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Where Do Summer Shells Appear

Along the Beach During Summer

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Summer Duration
Northern Hemisphere June 1 to August 31
Southern Hemisphere December 1 to February 28

You can pick up Summer Shells along the beach during the season of Summer. It is hard to miss because of its vibrant blue color.

List of Seasons and Seasonal DIY Items

How to Get Summer Shells Fast

Check the Beach Frequently

Shells reappear on the beach every 30 minutes, so it is best that you visit the beach every now and then.

In our tests, a maximum of 16 shells re-appeared on the beach after 30 minutes or more.

Elapsed Time Shells Picked Up
20 mintues 0 - 1 shells
30 minutes 15 to 16 shells
1 hour or more 15 to 16 shells

Results verified by the Game8 walkthrough team.

We recommend checking the beach every hour

Based on the results from the table above, we recommend checking the beach every hour or so. If you cannot wait, you can skip the time ahead for more shells to reappear.

Time Traveling Guide

If None Appear, Pick Up All Other Shells

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If there are still no Summer Shells appearing on the beach, you can try picking up all the other shells that are there, so there is space for Summer Shells to appear.

How Do You Use Summer Shells?

Use Summer Shells To Craft Shell Items

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Shell Wreath
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Shell Wand
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Underwater Wall
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Underwater Flooring
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Water Flooring
Tropical Vista Image
Tropical Vista
Starry-Sands Flooring Image
Starry-Sands Flooring
Shellfish Pochette Image
Shellfish Pochette
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Summer-Shell Rug

Summer Shells are used as a DIY crafting item to create the item(s) shown above.
List of Shell Series Furniture & Item Recipes

Get Summer Shell Recipes from Balloons

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Summer Duration
Northern Hemisphere June 1 to August 31
Southern Hemisphere December 1 to February 28

You can get summer-shell related recipes during the season of Summer where you can get Summer Shells.

How to Get Presents from Balloons | Spawn Rates

Get the Shell Wreath Recipe During the Daily Broadcast

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When Isabelle announces the official start of Summer, she will send you the DIY recipe for the Shell Wreath.

Don't worry if you miss her announcement, though! You can still get it from balloon presents!

How to Find Isabelle | Recipes from Isabelle

Summer Shells Can be Sold for 600 Bells

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You can sell Summer Shells for 600 Bells. However, selling them as a Shell item is much more expensive, so if you'd like, you can sell those instead after you collect the Shell series.

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