Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is finally here, bringing all the joy and fun of the Animal Crossing series to the Nintendo Switch. If you’re diving into the latest entry of the franchise, you’re going to want all the help you can get making the most of all the new changes and systems. Thankfully, we’ve put in the hard work, so you won’t have to. Below you’ll find an assortment of guides and other info to help you get the most out of your deserted island package.

Last updated on November 4, 2021.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide

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Below you’ll find an assortment of guides which will help you gather, make money, and expand your island like a pro. First up are some new guides for the Happy Home Paradise DLC.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise Guides
How to get Poki Start earning the new curreny in Animal Crossing: Poki!
Put on your work uniform It's time for work, which means you'll need a work uniform.

Here is a large collection of guides for Animal Crossing: New Horizons to help you with every aspect of the game. Whether you're into fishing, catching bugs, or decorating your house (or something else!), we've got a guide for you.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Guides
Animal Crossing: New Horizons walkthrough Everything you need to make it through the first day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Does Animal Crossing: New Horizons have co-op multiplayer? Find out whether you can play Animal Crossing: New Horizons with your friends on the Nintendo Switch.
How to play with friends Get your airport up and running and learn how to play with your friends in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
How to time travel Tired of waiting for things to finish? Learn how to time travel and skip ahead in New Horizons.
How time works Get a quick 101 on how time passes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch.
How to get the Fishing Rod Learn how to craft the Fishing Rod so you can catch loads of fish on your deserted island.
How to change your look Everything you need to know to get started customizing your look with new options.
How to catch bugs Tired of bugs getting away? Use this handy guide to learn how to sneak up on those pesky pests.
How to get more hairstyles Unlock more hairstyles and hair colors to help you customize your look with this handy guide.
How to cure Wasp stings Tired of running around with a fat eye? Here's what you need to know to cure Wasp stings in New Horizons.
How to get the Museum Find out how to get Blathers to your island so that he can open up the Museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
How to chop down trees Learn how to weild the mighty axe and chop down trees for good in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
How to get the Vaulting Pole Everything you need to know to craft the Vaulting Pole and start hopping over rivers.
How to make Bells fast Use these tried and true methods to start earning loads of Bells quickly in New Horizons.
How to get more inventory space Stuff more junk in your pockets by learning how to increase your inventory space.
How to get the Ladder A quick guide on how to craft the Ladder, one of the most useful tools in New Horizons.
How to get the shovel Everything you need to know to get your hands on one of the most useful tools in Animal Crossing.
When does time reset? Find out exactly what time each day begins in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
How to build bridges and inclines Spruce up your island by learning how to build bridges and inclines in New Horizons.
How to wake Gulliver Wake up that sleeping sailor on your island shores using these quick and easy tricks.
How to buy and sell Turnips Come to terms with the stalk market and how to make Bells buying and selling Turnips.
How to grow a Money Tree Plant Bells in the ground using a handy trick and you could reap quite a reward.
How to get Isabelle Learn how to upgrade your camp with one of the best characters in the Animal Crossing series.
All fish A complete guide to all of the fish you can catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Are there unbreakable tools? Find out if you can unlock unbreakable tools in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Can you move rocks? Everything you need to know about moving rocks in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
How to catch the Stringfish Use this handy guide to help increase your chances of catching the Stringfish.
How to unlock Terraforming Everything you need to know to unlock the Island Designer app on your Nook Phone.
How to add friends Learn how to invite people to your friends list in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Redd's art guide - how to spot fake art Not sure how to spot fake art? Let us help with this comprehensive guide to Redd's art.
Where does Redd's boat dock? Find out where Redd docks his boat in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
How to get Redd to your island Want to buy some art? Here's what you need to do to get the sly fox, Jolly Redd, to your island.
How to find Leif and buy shrubs Find out where Leif sets up shop and how to buy shrubs from him.
How to catch fleas Help your itchy villagers by learning how to catch fleas.
Complete fruit list Here's a complete list of all the fruit in New Horizons.
How to catch ants Put your Rotten Turnips to good use and learn how to catch ants.
How to get Log Stakes Having trouble building your first bridge? Here's what you need to do to get Log Stakes.
How to kick villagers out Find out what you need to do to kick out villagers you don't want.
How to get Kicks to your island Learn how to get Kicks to your island so you can buy new bags, shoes, and more.
How to catch a shark Catch the most ferocious predators of the sea with this handy guide on how to catch a shark.
Do you need cedar or oak trees? Find out whether you need those cedar or oak trees on your island.
Flower breeding guide A complete guide to breeding flowers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
How to catch small fry fish Find out what a small fry fish is and how to catch in.
How to grow Purple Tulips Learn how to expand your garden and grow rare Purple Tulips.
How often does Redd appear? Confused about Redd and how often he appears? Here's what you'll want to know.
Can you catch birds? Looking to make some new feathered friends? Here's what you need to know about catching birds in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
How to get May Day Tour tickets Learn how to get your May Day tour ticket and enjoy this seasonable event.
How to use Bell Vouchers Stock up on extra Bells by learning how to use your Bell Vouchers.
Can you craft in bulk? Learn more about the crafting system with this handy guide to one of the most asked questions from the community.
Aluminum Briefcase guide Learn all about the Aluminum Briefcase, including what it does, how to get it, and how much it costs.
How to rearrange wall hangings Check out the room decorator with this handy guide on how to rearrance wall hangings in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
How to get Mario items Give your villager and island some Mario flair with the themed items.
How to get Shamrock Day items Celebrate Shamrock Day by unlocking some funky new items.
Transfer an island from one Switch to another Learn how to transfer your island from one Nintendo Switch to another.
How to make a snowman Discover the best way to make a perfect snowman.
How to increase house storage Keep more things by increasing how much stuff you can store in your house.
Sit anywhere on and island No chair? No problem! Sit wherever you want.
All mushroom season DIY recipes Learn all the recipes that come with the mushroom season.
Mushroom season end date Those in the northern hemisphere can learn when mushroom season ends.
How to get mushrooms There's no point learning recipes if you can't get mushrooms!
How to use mushrooms Once you've got mushrooms, you need to know how to use 'em.
Share your island dream Let other players into your island dream.
Dream and visit other islands Start dreaming and astral projecting your way onto other islands.
Activate island backup Keep your island safe by activating the island backup system.
Unlock pirate clothing Look like a real pirate digging for treasure by unlocking the pirate clothing.
Wooden Ladder Set-Up Kit Start making handy ladders so you can ascend to new heights.
Change Ordinances Change your island Ordinances in Animal Crossing.
Unlock an extra ABD Take an ABD with you everywhere so you can access your Bells at all times.
Make a storage shed Create a storage shed so you can free up your pockets.
Unlock Brewster and The Roost Open up a coffee shop on your island by finding a new feathered friend.
Cooking: DIY recipes & ingredients Become a culinary master by unlocking cooking, finding DIY recipes, and getting ingredients.
Remove the food buff After eating food, you're much stronger. Which can be a problem. Here's how to get rid of the buff.
Make a rock garden Take your gardening skills to new heights by making a rock garden.
Stamp Rally guide Everything you need to know about the Stamp Rally activity.
Increase friendship levels Why not improve your friendship with your villagers? It's well worth the effort.
All June fish (both hemispheres) Discover which fish are coming to the game in June whether you're in the northern or southern hemisphere.
All July fish (northern hemisphere) Learn which fish are available in July in the northern hemisphere.
Start the Wedding Day event It's Wedding Day time! Learn how to start this lovely event.
All Wedding Day furniture and clothing Every item you can purchase and unlock during the Wedding Day event.
Heart Crystals Discover how to earn the max amount of Heart Crystals each day.
Unlock the Wedding Wand What you need to do in order to get the Wedding Wand.
Wedding Fencing DIY recipe Unlock the Wedding Fencing DIY recipe.
Can you have pets? Learn what you can keep as a pet in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
All July bugs (northern hemisphere) A list of all the bugs coming to the northern hemisphere in July.
How to swim Swimming has been added to the game!
All sea creatures All the sea creatures you can find while out swimming.

Now that you have everything you need, be sure to check back here often for even more guide content as we dive deeper into Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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