What Can You Do Online? | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

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This is a list of activities and things to do when playing online in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). Check out our practical to-do list when you're on a friend's island, as well as games you can play together!

Practical Actitivites - To-Do List on Other Islands

This is a list of things you should do when you're on another island!

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Go Shopping!

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Each island sells a different set of flower seeds, and some items are only available during a specific season.

Shop for clothes, furniture, and flower seeds that you don't have on your island. If they have visitors like Kicks and Saharah, then even better!

Sell Your Native Fruit

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Native Fruit 100 Bells
500 Bells (on other islands with a different native fruit)
Foreign Fruit* 500 Bells

*Foreign fruit refers to any other type of fruit that is not native to your island.

If your friend's native fruit is different than yours, you can sell your native fruit to their island for 500 Bells each, instead of selling them for 100 Bells on your island.

Sell Your Turnips

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If your friend's turnip prices are higher than yours, you can visit your island to sell your turnips! Make sure to send a tip as thank-you gift!
Daisy Mae's Turnip Buying and Selling Guide

Make Wishes During Meteor Showers

Making a Wish on a Friend
Make wishes together with friends! When you make wishes on a friend's island during a meteor shower, you will also get star fragments on your island the next day!
How to Wish on Shooting Stars | Meteor Shower Guide

Water Each Others' Flowers for a Higher Chance of Cross-Breeding

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When more people water your flowers, the success rate of cross-pollination will be higher.

You can tell how many people have watered your flowers through the sparkle animation. When a lot of people water a flower, it will have golden sparkles instead of silver.

Watered by 1 Person Watered by Several People
Normal Sparkles Golden Sparkles

Cross Pollination and How to Make Hybrid Flowers

Get DIY Recipes from Friends' Villagers

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You can visit your friend's neighbors to receive DIY Recipes from vaillgers who are crafting on their workbenches. Each player will get the recipe when they talk to the respective villager.

You can tell when somebody's home when there is smoke coming out of their chimney.

List of DIY Recipes | How to Get DIY Crafting Recipes

Pick Up Weeds

Help beautify a friend's island, and get materials on the side! Pick up weeds that you can sell or use to craft items. When Leif is visiting, you can sell weeds for 20 Bells each. That's twice the price than at Nook's Cranny!
How to Unlock Leif's Garden Shop

Trade Items and Recipes

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Complete the different kinds of fruits by trading with your friends. You can also trade other items such as recipes, DIY items, fossils, and artworks, if you have duplicates. Both sides will benefit from it!

Catalogue Items from Each Other

To "catalogue items" means that you can pick up an item to put in your pockets, and it will be added to your catalogue. This is beneficial since the item will be available to purchase through Nook Shopping.

You cannot place items when playing online, but you can drop items for other players to pick up.

Farm for Materials

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This is useful if you have friends playing on the opposite hemisphere, since you will experience different seasons! You can get DIY Recipes that are limited to a season, but of course you would also need the limited-time materials to craft it.

During Spring, you can get young spring bamboo, and during Fall, you can shake trees to get acorns and pinecones!

Fun Activities

This is a list of fun activities to do when playing with your friends online. The more people you have over on the island, the better!

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Dress-Up Parties

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Dress to impress at your friend's island! This is perfect for seasonal events such as Bunny Day and Halloween!

Fashion Shows

This requires a little bit of a setup, so you can have a runway to showoff your look! With a wand, you can transform into 8 outfits. Maybe the best-dressed gets a reward?

Birthday Parties

Celebrate birthdays, or any other occasion, with your friends! Especially at this time where we need to stay indoors, there are always ways to spend time with your loved ones. Grab some poppers and start the party! Don't forget to bring gifts!

Museum Dates

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This is enjoyable when you have donated a lot to the Museum. Stroll around with a partner, and enjoy the exhibits.

Music Jams

Place instruments and play them together with your friends! You can start a rock band, or even an orchestra, with the right instruments!

Island Tours

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Flex your 5-star island with your friends by giving them an island tour! Show off your creative areas, and who knows, maybe you'll inspire them too!

Competitive Games

You can play simple games with your friends such as Tag, and Hide and Seek, or opt for competitive games, that although need some amount of preparation, are guaranteed to be fun when playing with your friends! Set up the stage, prepare rewards, and let's get competitive!

Games that Require a Timer Games that Don't Require a Timer
  • Tag
  • Hide and Seek
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Fishing Competition
  • Bug-Catching Competition
  • Bug and Fish Frenzy
  • Hidden Items
  • Labyrinth Tour
  • Musical Chairs
  • Go, Zap Rangers!
  • Net-Whacking
  • Obstacle Race
  • Lucky Digger
  • Lottery
  • Bingo
  • Requires the Colorful Wheel

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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
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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

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