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Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) - Secrets and Hidden Content

There's more to your island than meets the eye in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). Learn about the secrets and hidden content you may stumble upon as you explore your island getaway!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Secrets

Fun Facts

The Hidden Bug

ACNH - A resident spies a hidden bug in Blather
A hidden bug hides in the backroom of Blather's Museum. Stand near the stairs, use the camera app, and move the interface to the top left of the screen to see it. Depending on the time of day, you might see a Moth, Centipede, or a group of Ants.

Tom Nook and Jolly Redd

ACNH - Tom Nook announces the arrival of a certain shady character
Donate 60 items to the museum before the Town Hall is built, and there'll be a personal announcement from Tom Nook regarding the arrival of a certain shady character!

Redd Announcement
Tom Nook's

Learn more about Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler from our article below:

How to Unlock Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler

Roll Up Your Sleeves!

Robes and Sleeves
Loose Sleeves Rolled-Up Sleeves

Holding a ladder while wearing clothing with loose sleeves, such as kimonos and certain robes, causes you to roll up the sleeves!

The Alien Broadcast

ACNH - An alien broadcast playing on a television set

Wisp is far from the spookiest thing in your island! Tune in to your TV at exactly 3:33 AM on a Saturday and you'll catch a glimpse of the mysterious alien broadcast.

ACNH - A resident acts scared in reaction to the alien broadcast

Is the alien simply trying to communicate, or does this otherworldy visitor have more sinister intentions?

Frog Villagers and Rain

ACNH - Henry makes a comment about the weather.PNG
Being amphibians, Frog villagers don't mind the rain. They're the only villagers who don't wear raincoats, hats, or use an umbrella when they roam around your island while raining!

List of Frog Villagers

Pascal Eats Scallops

ACNH - Pascal tries to eat a scallop

If you swim close to the net after meeting Pascal, you'll see him trying to crack the scallop open with the shell necklace he wears. This is based on the behavior of real-life sea otters. They use tools such as rocks and shells to crack open shellfish.

How to Find Pascal

Did You Know ...?

New Horizons Game Tips

Get the ACNH Nintendo Switch from the Mail

ACNH - A mail from Nintendo about the JoyCon controllers
When you play the game with the ACNH Joy-Con controllers, you'll get the ACNH Nintendo Switch as thanks for using the specially colored controllers.

Get the Hedge DIY from Leif

ACNH - Leif giving the resident a thank you gift for being such a loyal customer
If you're a new player or missed getting the Hedge DIY on the Nature Day event the first time, you can get it again without time traveling — this time, from Leif!

To get the DIY, Leif has to visit your island three times, and you need to buy at least one item from him during these days.

ACNH - Leif gives the resident the Hedge DIY recipe
On the third day and after buying from him, Leif will give you the Hedge DIY as thanks for being his best customer!

How to Unlock Leif's Garden Shop

Tell Notifications Apart

ACNH - A Nook Miles Plus Icon in the cellphone

You can actually tell by the icon on your phone whether you cleared one of the daily Nook Miles+ tasks or the achievement-like Activities! Nook Miles+ tasks will display a plus while the normal Activities won't.

Nook Miles Activities & Rewards List

Slingshot Durability

ACNH - Timmy informs the resident of the price of a colorful slingshot.PNG

The Slingshot you can buy for 900 Bells has the same durability as the Slingshots you can buy for 2,500 Bells. Talk about a rip off!

Guide to Nook's Cranny

Investigating Lost Items

ACNH - A lost item in a player

Investigating a lost item often results in a more detailed description of the item. Read this carefully as it's actually a clue to whom the item belongs!

ACNH - A resident gives a neighbor

In this example, the bag is described as being old fashioned with a focus on utility over style. This fits the description of a cranky villager, like Del!

Need more help with lost items? Check out our guide below:

Lost Item Guide

Special Fish and Bug Displays

ACNH - A spidercrab placed in the rocky part of the island
Different types of fish come in different aquarium shapes and sizes when displayed. The same goes for certain sea creatures, such as crabs and seaweed.

List of Sea Creatures
List of Fish

The Bulletin Board Birds and Owls

Birds on the Bulletin Board
Yellow Birds White Owls

Walking by your town hall, you'll sometimes notice a Yellow Bird perched on the Bulletin Board. At night, the feathery visitor is a White Owl instead.

Learn more about them by clicking our guide below!

What is the Bulletin Board | How to Make Messages for Visitors

Fun Facts

Common Catchphrases

Drake and Bill share the same catchphrase, "Quacko".

Drake Bill

Similarly, Bertha and Zucker share the catchphrase, "Bloop".

Bertha Zucker

Marine Song 2001

ACNH - K.K. Slider Song - Marine Song 2001
Did you know that Marine Song 2001 is the only song that K.K. Slider doesn't sing, though he sings a great cover for it on request? It's sung by that famous sailor and part-time bus driver, Kapp'n!

Incidentally, it's the only song you can get in the game that has actual vocals when played on the radio. It's also one of the longest songs!

How to Unlock K.K. Slider and Request Songs

A Smirking Reaction

ACNH - Tom Nook reacts with surprise to a resident smirking

Villagers and NPCs react differently to your smirk reaction. They'll either smirk along with you or react in shock!


Tripping Reactions
Surprise Shock

Villagers also react in surprise or shock when you trip in front of them. Watch your step!

Apologetic Orville

ACNH - Orville gets teary-eyed as he reacts apologetically

Orville reacts differently to the Apologetic Reaction. Unlike other villagers and NPCs, he'll get teary-eyed when he bows apologetically! Oh, drumsticks...

The Best Gift Was Living on the Island

ACNH - Pietro rejects the gift of Bells

Thinking of gifting villagers with bells? Unfortunately, your villagers would always refuse your gift.

Stuck on how to raise your friendship levels with your villagers? Check out our guide below:

How to Raise Friendship Guide

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