How to Get Mushrooms and How to Use Them | Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

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This is a guide to collecting Mushrooms, a set of seasonal DIY materials in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). To learn how to get Mushrooms and where they can be used, please read on.

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Elegant Mushroom IconElegant Mushroom Flat Mushroom IconFlat Mushroom Rare Mushroom IconRare Mushroom Round Mushroom IconRound Mushroom Skinny Mushroom IconSkinny Mushroom

When Do Mushrooms Appear

Mushrooms Appear During the Mushrooming Season

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Northern Hemisphere November 1 to November 30
Southern Hemisphere May 1 to May 31

Mushrooms will start to appear during the last month of Fall. This is known as Mushrooming Season, and it occurs in November for Northern Hemisphere players, and May for Southern Hemisphere players.

How to Get Mushrooms Fast

Plant Trees Close to Each Other

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5 pieces of mushroom will grow around Hardwood and Pine (Cedar) trees each day during Mushrooming Season. We recommend planting trees close to each other so you can collect them easily.

How Close Can You Plant Trees?

Consider cutting down trees if there is too much

If you have a lot of trees scattered around your island, you might want to consider decreasing its number, as it may take you time to look for the 5 pieces of mushroom each day.

Time-Travel and Collect

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Mushrooms will not increase unless you have the daily broadcast

Up to 30 mushrooms can appear on your island at a time, but mushrooms will not appear for the day unless you have the daily island-wide broadcast, even if you skip 2 days or more.

Be sure to skip one day at a time, listen to the broadcast, and save. You can do this for 6 days, and then collect the 30 mushrooms.

Time Traveling Guide

Mushrooms disappear after the Mushrooming Season

Once the new month starts at 5 AM (December for Northern Hemisphere, and June for Southern Hemisphere), all grown mushrooms around the island will be gone.

However, mushrooms that you have picked up and dropped will not disappear.

Mushroom Growth Guide

  • Mushrooms do not increase by breeding.
  • 5 pieces of mushroom grow around trees and stumps each day.
  • Up to 30 pieces of mushroom can appear on your island at a time.
  • Mushrooms do not grow around Fruit trees and Bamboo.
  • Mushroom appearance rates depend on your island rating.

Mushrooms Do Not Increase by Breeding

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Unlike flowers, mushrooms do not increase in number by breeding. They will naturally grow around trees in a fixed number each day.

5 Pieces of Mushroom Grow Around Trees and Stumps Each Day

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Each day, 5 pieces of mushroom will grow around your island. You can find them around Hardwood or Pine (Cedar) Trees, or stumps.

One mushroom, in particular, called Rare Mushroom, can be found buried around trees.

Up to 30 Pieces of Mushroom Can Appear On Your Island at a Time

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The max number of mushrooms that can appear on your island at a time is 30. Take note that no more mushrooms will appear after this until you pick them up, even if you skip the time.

Mushrooms Do Not Grow Around Fruit Trees and Bamboo

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Please take note that mushrooms do not grow around Fruit and Bamboo trees.

Mushrooms Do Not Grow on Mystery Islands

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Mushrooms do not grow on Mystery Islands, so it is not necessary to go on a Mystery Island tour to get some mushrooms.

Mushroom Appearance Rates Depend on Your Island Rating

In our tests, the higher your island's rating, the higher the chances of getting Elegant Mushrooms and Rare Mushrooms.

Mushroom 3-Star 4-Star 5-Star
Round Mushroom IconRound Mushroom Very common Common Common
Skinny Mushroom IconSkinny Mushroom Very common Very common Common
Flat Mushroom IconFlat Mushroom Very common Common Common
Elegant Mushroom IconElegant Mushroom Very Rare Rare Rare
Rare Mushroom IconRare Mushroom Very Rare Rare Rare

Walkthrough team's results of picking 100 mushrooms for 3 to 5 Star-Islands each

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Mushroom 3-Star 4-Star 5-Star
Round Mushroom IconRound Mushroom 32 19 27
Skinny Mushroom IconSkinny Mushroom 34 41 23
Flat Mushroom IconFlat Mushroom 28 23 22
Elegant Mushroom IconElegant Mushroom 3 8 15
Rare Mushroom IconRare Mushroom 1 9 13

How Do You Use Mushrooms

Use Them for DIY Crafting

Mushroom Wreath ImageMushroom Wreath Mushroom Wand ImageMushroom Wand Mush Wall ImageMush Wall Mush Umbrella ImageMush Umbrella
Mush Table ImageMush Table Mush Partition ImageMush Partition Mush Parasol ImageMush Parasol Mush Low Stool ImageMush Low Stool
Mush Log ImageMush Log Mush Lamp ImageMush Lamp Forest Wall ImageForest Wall Forest Flooring ImageForest Flooring

Mushrooms are used as a DIY crafting material to create the item(s) shown above.

List of Mushroom Series Furniture & Item Recipes

Sell Them for Instant Bells

If you need extra Bells, Elegant and Rare Mushrooms sell for over 10,000 Bells. However, as mushroomas are time-limited materials, we recommend using them to craft items instead.

Mushroom Sell Price
Round Mushroom IconRound Mushroom 200 Bells
Skinny Mushroom IconSkinny Mushroom 300 Bells
Flat Mushroom IconFlat Mushroom 200 Bells
Elegant Mushroom IconElegant Mushroom 10,000 Bells
Rare Mushroom IconRare Mushroom 16,000 Bells

Eat Them for a Temporary Strength Boost

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Like fruits, you can eat mushrooms for a temporary boost of strength. This allows you to dig up trees and break rocks.

If you'd like to learn more about what happens if you eat fruit, or any other food, check out the page below.

What Happens When You Eat Fruit?

List of Mushroom Materials

All Mushroom Materials
Elegant Mushroom IconElegant Mushroom Flat Mushroom IconFlat Mushroom Rare Mushroom IconRare Mushroom
Round Mushroom IconRound Mushroom Skinny Mushroom IconSkinny Mushroom -

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List of Materials

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Stone.pngStone Iron Nugget.pngIron Nugget Gold Nugget.pngGold Nugget

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