Helping Pirate Gulliver (Gullivarrr) and Rewards | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

Pirate Gulliver

Different from his normal Sailor self, Gulliver dons a Pirate outfit and offers new rewards for helping him find his way back.

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Where to Find Pirate Gulliver

Added with July 3 Update

Summer Update

Update Date June 3, 2020

For this savvy version of Gulliver to start washing up on your beaches, you'll first need to update your game when the first Summer Update is released the 3rd of July, 2020.

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Appears on Your Beach

Pirate Gulliver on Your Beach

Like the normal version of Gulliver, Pirate Gulliver will wash up on your beaches, mumbling in his sleep and begging to be woken up for rewards. His speech is slightly different, and he dons a pirate-like outfit.

Rewards for Helping Sailor Gulliver

How to Help Pirate Gulliver

Prepare a Wet Suit

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To help this new version of Gulliver, you need another new item, the Wet Suit. The lost captain has dropped his Communicator in the sea and you need to dive to find it.

How to Get and Use Wet Suits

Talk to Gullivarrr Until He Wakes Up

Wake up Pirate Gulliver

Like always, Gulliver (or Gullivarrr, as his name changes to) will be sleeping like a log on your beach and you need to talk to him several times to wake him up.

Swim and Dive to Find the Communicator

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Find the Communicator!

Unlike the normal Gulliver, however, you have to find his Communicator out at sea by swimming and diving near bubbles. You might end up finding Sea Creatures instead, but keep searching for small shadows and you should be able to find the Communicator with no trouble!

List of Sea Creatures

Return the Communicator to Gullivarrr

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Once you have found the Communicator, return to Gullivarrr and hand it over. He will thank you and send your reward in the mail the next day!

What You Can Do with Pirate Gulliver

Help Him and Get Rewards

Pirate-Themed Things from Gulliver

Gulivarr will reward you with a Pirate-themed Item or piece of Clothing. You'll only get one per time, so it will probably take a while before you can gather everything.

List of Gullivarrr Pirate Items

Pirate Furniture

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Pirate-Treasure Chest.pngPirate-Treasure Chest Pirate Wall.pngPirate Wall Pirate Flooring.pngPirate Flooring Sideways Pirate Barrel.pngSideways Pirate Barrel

Pirate Clothes

Pirate Clothes
Pirate Bandanna - Black.pngPirate Bandanna Pirate Hat.pngPirate's Hat Pirate-Treasure Crown.pngPirate-Treasure Crown
Pirate Eye Patch.pngPirate Eye Patch Pirate Beard.pngPirate Beard Pirate Dress - Black.pngPirate Dress
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Pirate Clothes Variations

Pirate Bandanna
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Sea Captain's Coat
Pirate Coat - Black.pngBlack Pirate Coat - Blue.pngBlue Pirate Coat - Red.pngRed
Pirate Outfit
Pirate Outfit - Black.pngBlack Pirate Outfit - Blue.pngBlue Pirate Outfit - Red.pngRed
Pirate Dress
Pirate Dress - Black.pngBlack Pirate Dress - Blue.pngBlue Pirate Dress - Red.pngRed

Obtain Rusted Parts the Next Day

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The day after you complete Gulliver's request, you will have Rusted Parts in the Recycle Box. They can be used as DIY materials so make sure to get them!

Rusted Part from the Communicator

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If you chose not to return Gulliver's Communicator, it will become a Rusted Part the next day. If this happens, Rusty Parts will not spawn in the Recycle Box.

How to Farm Pirate Gulliver's Quest

This method uses time travelling. For those who do not wish to time travel, we recommend checking your beaches every day and trading with others!

How to Do Pirate Gullivarrr's Quest Quickly

1 Find Gullivarrr on your island.
2 Find his communicator and give it to him.
3 Save and close your game, then change the date one day forward.
4 Open your mailbox and get the reward from Gullivarrr's letter, then save and end the game.
5 Return to the previous day and find Gullivarrr again.
6 Repeat from step 2.

1. Find Gullivarrr on your Island

First, you need to find a day where Gullivarrr is on your island. Special Visitors will appear randomly, usually once per week, so it might take a while to find him.

2 Find and return his Communicator

After waking Gullivarrr up and agreeing to help him, go swimming and find the Communicator. Then return it to Gullivarrr to complete the quest.

Note that Gullivarrr will disappear if the time goes past 5:00 AM, where a new day starts, so make sure you have plenty of time to find his communicator.

3. Save and close the Game

Once done, save and end your game, then change the date on your Switch through settings.

4. Get the Reward

After changing the date one day forward, grab the letter from Gulivarr from your mailbox and claim the reward. Then save and end your game again.

5. Return to Gullivarrr

Once you've closed the game, return the date to the previous day again in settings, then go find Gullivarrr. He will be sleeping somewhere on your beach again, and you can do the quest again for a new reward.

Time Traveling Guide

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2 Anonymous7 months

>>1 Nope, he’s a new visitor, independent of the normal Gullivar. Unfortunately, you’re just getting a little unlucky. He’ll show up eventually...

1 Anonymous10 months

Do I need to do anything to trigger the pirate version? I've gotten 2 normal Gullivers twice after the update

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