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This page shows how to find Jack during Halloween, in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch). Read on to learn when, where, and how to find Jack, whether he appears outside of Halloween, as well as what you can do with Jack when you find him.

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Who is Jack?

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Appearance Date October 31 (Halloween)
Appearance Location Near Resident Services
Appearance Time 5:00 pm to midnight

Jack, the Czar of Halloween, appears only in on Halloween in ACNH. Take advantage of his visit and give him as much candy as possible!

Halloween Event Guide

How to Find Jack?

Jack will Visit October 31

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Ready to receive all your candy is the beloved Halloween pumpkin character, Jack! He will show up on Halloween, so go treat (or trick!) him after 5 PM.

Does Jack Visit on Other Days?

After time travelling to each day in October, we have confirmed that Jack only visits the island on Halloween. However, you can keep time travelling to October 31 to keep him around.

Time Traveling Guide

Things to Do with Jack

Your First Meeting with Jack

An Item in Exchange for Candy

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Have candy ready to give to Jack on your first meeting with him, and he will automatically trade it for an exclusive Halloween item!

List of Halloween Items

Learn the Haunt Reaction

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After trading your candy for an item, Jack will also automatically teach you the Haunt Reaction.

How to Unlock Reactions

Get Halloween Items

Continue giving Jack Candy to exchange for items. Giving him Lollipops gives you more special items!

Give Jack Candy

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Keep giving Jack candy and he will continue giving you Halloween-themed items. Sometimes, he'll give you something he's already given you, but keep trying until you have all items from Jack as possible.

Best Way to Get Halloween Candy

Give Jack Lollipops

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Lollipops are Jack's favorite! Give him some and he will give you special items!

Best Way to Get Halloween Lollipops

Refuse to Give Jack Candy

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If you refuse to give the Czar of Halloween the Candy he wants, he will cast a spell that turns you into a monster! Don't worry. Jack is just having fun with Face Paint and you can remove it if you want to.

How to Use and Erase Face Paint

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