How to Find Jack's Halloween Items | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) - How to Find Jack

Trick or treat! The Halloween Czar, Jack, is here to spread spooks and tricks on your island!

Learn more about Jack's tricks and treasts, when Jack visits your island, and how to fix him not showing up by reading our guide!

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Jack's Trick or Treat

ACNH - A screenshot of Nintendo Direct with Jack saying Trick or Treat

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Trick or Treat Schedule Troubleshooting

How to Play Trick or Treat

ACNH - Jack asking for Candy

Have candy ready to give to Jack on your first meeting to receive an exclusive Halloween item! Jack will also automatically teach you the Haunt Reaction.

Continue giving Jack Candy to exchange for items. Giving him Lollipops gives you more special items! Refusing to give him candy and he'll turn you into a monster with face paint!

List of Halloween Items

Jack's Visit Schedule

ACNH - Jack greeting a villager Halloween with a Lollipop

Date & Time October 31 (Halloween)
5:00–12:00 midnight
Location Near Resident Services

Jack will visit on Halloween and will stay until midnight of the same day.

Why Isn't Jack Showing Up? (Troubleshooting)

ACNH - A resident receives a letter from Jack

Jack is a special character who only visits your island during Halloween. Make sure that your Nintendo Switch's time and date setting is properly configured!

Time Traveling Guide

Who is Jack?

About Jack

JP: パンプキング • FR: Jacqu'O • SP: Soponcio
Type Special Character
Birthday October 31
First Appearance
Animal Forest

Jack is an orange pumpkin first introduced in Dobotsu no Mori (Animal Forest). He visits players' islands during Halloween to ask for candy and provide spooks-tastic items!

Did you know...

  • ... that Jack is one of the few non-animal beings in the Animal Crossing franchise?
  • ... that Jack's birthday is exactly the same day as Halloween?

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