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End-Game Checklist - K.K. Slider Show
This is a complete list of what to do after clearing the main part of Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). If you've hosted K.K. Slider and are unsure on what to do next, read on to find our guide on the many challenges that still await you. This is a must-read for anyone aiming to 100% clear the game!

End-Game Collections to Complete

For this guide, we consider the first K.K. Slider show to be the end of the main game and story. After this, you unlock Island Designer and Tom Nook has no more tasks for you.

Golden Tools Fish Bugs
Fossils Works of Art Furniture and DIY items

Get All Golden Tools

Golden Tools
After clearing the game, we recommend starting by collecting all the Golden Tools. In New Horizons, all the Golden Tools are made with DIY, so why not craft your friends some shiny tools once you have the recipes?

How to Get All Golden Tools

Complete the Fish Critterpedia

One of the oldest and most standard collections in the Animal Crossing series the Fish collection. In this game there are 80 different fish and some are very rare or have special conditions, so catching them all is going to take a quite the effort.

Here on Game8 you can, of course, find a complete list of all fish, as well as fish listed by month, so check out the link below if you want to complete your fish collection!

Complete List of Fish

Complete the Bug Critterpedia

Bug catching
Just like Fish, completing the Bug collection is one of the oldest traditions of the series. There are also 80 bugs, and catching all of them will take as much effort and know-how as catching all the fish!

See our complete list below, as well as lists of Bugs available every month.

Complete List of Bugs

Find and Donate all Fossils

All Fossils

The amount of fossils that appear on your island every day is limited, so make sure to find them all every day and complete the Fossil collection at the museum.

Complete Fossil List | How to Find Fossils

Collect All the Works of Art

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The Art Gallery upgrade is now available, and you can now collect works of art to donate to the Museum! Check the secret beach for Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawaler to buy paintings, statues, and sculptures!
Complete List of Artworks and Forgeries | How to Spot Fake Art

Collect Furniture and DIY Recipes

Blue Cute Furniture Series Room

Collecting Furniture to make your ideal rooms is also one of the collections you can best work on after clearing the game. Since DIY was added in New Horizons, collecting recipes from Message Bottles, Villagers or Balloons every day is also very important!

There is also a lot of Furniture sold at Nook's Cranny, so both time and effort are necessary if you wish to collect all Furniture.

List of DIY Crafting Recipes

Improve Your Deserted Island Life

Ways to Improve Your Island Lifestyle
Upgrade Nook's Cranny Pay off your loan Raise Island Rating Aim for HHA top scores

Upgrade Nook's Cranny

Upgraded Nook

If Nook's Cranny is upgraded, the amount of items sold increase by a lot, making it a lot more useful. We're still investigating the exact requirements to unlock the shop upgrade, but it's clear that you need to sell and buy items a certain amount of times and Bells to trigger it, so make sure to buy and sell items every day.

How to Upgrade Nook's Cranny

Pay Off Loans and Expand Your House

Pay Off Loans at the ABD

You can expand your house (and storage!) to the maximum size by paying off all your loans. In total, you need 5,696,000 Bells to pay off everything, so we recommend making money and paying off your loans little by little every day.

How to Pay Off Loans | House Upgrades

Raise Your Island Image to 5 Stars

Island Evaluation - 5 star ranking (Japanese)

The highest evaluation you can get for your island is 5 stars, and by reaching that goal you obtain the Golden Watering Can. Place furniture and improve infrastructure with bridges and inclines to, as Isabelle puts it, decorate the island from head to toes!

This challenge is easily one of the harder on the list, and could be considered the True Ending of the game!

How to Raise Your Island Star Rating

Aim for the Happy Home Academy Top Score

Happy Home Academy - S Rank

No Golden tool awaits you, but once you're done decorating your island, it's time to shine up your interiors too! To get higher scores, use furniture and items from the same Series, use Seasonal sets and your limitless imagination.

And if you find you're struggling with the latter, you can always get inspiration from others over at the House Design Share Board.

How to Raise Your HHA Rank

Become the Ultimate Designer

Master Craftmanships
Pro Custom Designer Island Tune Maestro Hybrid Flower Master Pro Island Designer

Become a Pro Custom Designer

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Using the Custom Design app, you can make the perfect designs and patterns for clothes, items, walls and floors. Why not take it a step further and make your own brand?

You can share your designs with other players, so put it out there if you make something you feel like showing off!

How to Share Custom Designs Online

Become an Island Tune Maestro

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You can change the tune that plays every hour or when you talk to villagers into something completely your own. There's a lot of things you can try, like making tunes for each season or basing it on your favorite songs, so give changing the Island Tune a shot!

We at Game8 don't have much talent for making melodies, but we have prepared a board for everyone to share theirs, so click below for some musical inspiration.

Island Tune Share Board

Become a Master Hybrid Flower Gardener

Hybrid Lilies

If you plant your flowers in a certain way and take good care of them, hybrid flowers with rare colors will grow. Among them are wonders like the Gold Roses and Black Tulips, but there are many flowers sure to brighten up your island and stand out!

It also helps on your Island evaluation, so why not boost your scenery with some hybrid flower power?

How to Make Hybrid Flowers

Become a Pro Island Designer

Nintendo Direct - Waterfall

With the Island Designer app, you can completely change the layout of your island. Of course, some things are unchangeable, but aside from those few locked facilities and locations, nothing stands in your way of becoming a terraforming master of epic dimensions.

You can make your Island something truly unique, recreate spots from your favorite games or set up things for maximum profit, just turn on the app and get building!

How to Use the Island Designer App

Other End-Game Activities

Other End-Game Goals
Play All Events Clear Nook Mileage Challenges

Play New Events


In addition to the main story, there are character events such as Celeste's Shooting Stars events, or helping Gulliver and Wisp. These events often reward you with furniture and DIY recipes that you can only get this way, meaning you'll want to keep an eye out for visiting special characters.

Not to mentioned all the seasonal and time-limited events! Let's participate in as many events as possible.

List of Events

Clear All Nook Mileage Challenges

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The Nook Mileage programme will reward you with Nook Miles for doing various tasks on your island, which can then be used for unique rewards or Mystery Island Tours.

Many of the activities will requre a lot of time and effort, and will be a great challenge for anyone looking to 100% clear the game.
Nook Mileage Program Activities & Rewards List

Related Links


All Tips & Tricks

Beginner Guides
Beginner's Guide to Animal Crossing New Horizons Unchangeable Features
Choosing a Hemisphere Best Island Layouts
What Should You Choose to Bring to the Island? Picking an Island Name
Best Tent Location How to Cross the River and Water
How to Get Furniture and Materials for House Kits How to Climb Cliffs
Gameplay Basics
What Happens When You Eat Fruit? How to Get Rid of a Bee Sting
What Happens When You Faint? When Does a New Day Start?
How to Use the Camera How to Use the Rescue Service
How to Add Best Friends Wind and Weather
Tips and Tricks
Things to Do Every Day All Island Shops and Facilities Upgrades
New Horizons 100% Checklist Time Traveling Guide
How to Increase Inventory Space How to Get Presents from Balloons
Max Villagers and How to Get New Villagers to Move In How to Kick Out Villagers
How to Get Specific Villagers You Want How to Raise Your Island's Star Rating
Infinite Tarantula Island Art Guide | List of Artworks and Fakes
List of All K.K. Slider Songs -
Money, Miles and Shopping
Nook Mileage Program Activities & Rewards List Nook Miles+ Challenges and Rewards
Nook Stop Explained Spending Nook Miles
How to Get Nook Miles Fast How to Make Money Bags (Bell Bags)
How to Get Bells (Money) Fast Money Rock and How to Hit the Rock 8 Times
How to Grow Money Trees from Glowing Spots How to Get Bank Interest
Should You Use the Drop-Off Box? How to Get the Royal Crown
House and Storage
How to Pay Off Your Loan and Upgrade Your Tent and House How to Move Your House
How to Store Furniture and Other Items Designing Your House - How to Use Storage and Decorating Mode
How to Raise Your Happy Home Academy (HHA) Rank Feng Shui Color and Effect Guide
How to Get Rid of Cockroaches | Catching Cockroaches How to Get Moving Wallpaper
How to Get Moving Flooring List of Roof Colors
Reimagine Your Character
How To Make A Passport | Passport Title List Changing Hair and Face
How to Get / Fix Bedhead -
Reshape Your Island
How Close Can You Plant Trees? How to Chop Wood and Pull Up Trees
How to Get Palm Trees on Your Island How to Build a Bridge
How to Build Slopes, Stairs and Inclines How to Break Rocks
How to Change the Island Tune How to Use Island Designer
List of NookPhone Apps Mystery Island Tour and Nook Miles Ticket Guide
How to Unlock Reactions How to Send Letters and Postcards
Wish on a Shooting Star to Get Star Fragments Lost Item Guide
Party Play | Playing on One Switch Online Play
What Can You Do Online? -
System Info
System Requirements List of Controls
Maintenance | How to Fix an Error How to Delete Save Data
How to Add or Delete Players Can You Transfer Data From Pocket Camp?
amiibo Compatibility NookLink Features
The Language Setting How to Pre-Load


2 Anonymousabout 1 month

I dont want golden tools!! I want the old characters to come back, even just for visits at the cafe huhuhuhu

1 Anonymousabout 2 months

I've just unlocked the Island Designer and I've been designing my island for a week now. Looking forward to more events and characters in the future!

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