Animal Crossing: New Horizons it has taken over lives, no, the world in general.
But part of what he does Animal crossing So cool (but so frustrating) it doesn’t really tell you how to play it. That’s why elsewhere, you’ll find plenty of beginner’s guides that help gamers catch up on the decades-long knowledge fans have accumulated.
However, this is not a beginner’s guide. No, these are the tips, tricks and tricks that even the most veteran and experienced Animal crossing players may not know about New Horizons. From how to kick a villager, island planners, and 100 percent accurate hybrid flower breeding guides, we’ve got you covered.
There has never been a time when so many people played obsessively Animal crossing At the same time, this has resulted in many fan-made tools and websites that will prove essential in making your island getaway a true escape.
1. All the turnip data you need to buy low, sell high
The turnip game seems to have gone through serious inflation in New Horizons. People will barely get out of bed for a sale price of 500 bells. That could be because we’ve never had so many fan-made tools to predict or even trade the best turnip prices.
First, there’s the Turnip Calculator, which offers a beautifully optimized chart that illustrates your guaranteed minimum, as well as predicts your island’s maximum that week. Keep in mind, though, that it peaks at around 400, so it doesn’t factor in the acts of God that give people those high prices of 500-600. However, if you’re a gambling woman, we suggest the Turnip Prophet, which offers a similar service with much more detailed probability details.
However, when all else fails, try swapping turnips. It’s where people with those incredible prices can line up to provide players with Dodo Codes that grant them access to the lucky island. Keep in mind that many require advice and gifts, and even use guards to make sure there is no nonsense.
Will the Dow Joan turnip market ever recover from this kind of inside information? Well, if the above GIF is an indication, a certain Daisy Mae is making her displeasure quite clear.
2. Do not use the Amazon Animal crossingexcept for this brilliant trick
Listen, IRL Amazon is evil and that is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. While the reasons differ, we are also against the new virtual version of the everything market, also known as Nookazon. In it, you can find a catalog of each piece of furniture and clothing at Animal Crossing: New Horizons, then find sellers and set up a transaction to exchange the goods.
It effectively ruins a lot of the fun of the game.
However, there are exceptions to this rule. A fellow Mashable reporter used Nookazon because he needed specific items to recreate a date with his partner for his next birthday. Then there is also its use to outwit that cunning fox who started showing up on your island with fake art.
Whether it’s a painting or a statue, simply search for any piece in question by name at Nookazon. Compare it to what Redd is selling in your pot, and only buy it if it’s an exact match. You may feel bad about tricking the system. But the only one who really loses here is the scam artist who tries to get you out of your hard-earned bells, so forgive us for not having much sympathy for Redd.
3. Use only guides drawn from data, especially for hybrid flowers
If you thought Animal crossing was a simple game about how to build a nice city, so clearly you have not ventured into hell to breed hybrid flowers in New Horizons. It has obviously become more difficult in the new game. Far from being as easy as using the first how-to guide you Googled, each tutorial has different, if not complete, conflicting information.
However, in the absence of earning a degree in biology and genetics, your best bet for breeding those rare flowers will always come from guides based on information gleaned from the game’s coding (that means it was drawn from the coding itself). Specifically, we recommend this definitive guide, as well as this Google spreadsheet and document. (Although this has a good summary of infographics).
In this case, fans on Reddit will be more likely to get it right than most gaming media. A good way to distinguish between a good guide and a poorly informed one is whether or not it takes into account the genotype (that is, the hereditary traits of that flower). You may even want to stab some of the specific flower parcels that people post for the most efficient ways to get there.
Now that doesn’t solve all our problems. Due to constant updates and the variety of ways rare hybrid flowers can be achieved, you will want to keep an eye out for new guides or updates to the documents we listed above.
4. Talk to friends who visit your island through your IRL phone
Trying to communicate in Animal crossing Chatting on the Switch is a living nightmare. That’s why you should definitely download the Nintendo Switch Online app (on iPhone or Android) and connect it to your game via Nook Link (you’ll also need to do this to download custom QR code patterns, which we’ll see below))
Now, you can text as you normally would and make it appear over your head as in-game speech.
5. Improve your custom designs with these tools and websites
Getting custom design patterns for clothing, paintings, or floor patterns can really bring some personality to your island (for free!) And there are plenty of tools to take advantage of that.
AC Patterns is a one-stop shop for most of your custom design needs. You can search or upload your own patterns in its extensive collection. AC Patterns editor even allows you to literally convert any image from your computer into a QR code that you can then upload to the game.
Treasures can also be found in the subreddits (there is the general r / AnimalCrossing, but also r / AnimalCrossingDesign and r / ACNHqrcodes), as well as a curated Instagram page.
6. The guides drawn from Mystery Islands data help you know what to look for
Once again, data mining fanatics come looking for the ransom. This time, it’s for trusted guides to the Mysterious Islands you can fly to with your Nook Mile ticket.
This entire website (built by Ash Wolf and Ninji) provides interactive maps for each island, along with information gleaned from data on what you can get from each. Again, this always comes with the caveat that the game undergoes constant updates, and certain bugs and fish can only be caught in certain months or hours of the day. So if there are changes or new islands added, we will need new guides for 100 percent accuracy.
However, here is a visualization that someone did with the information from the previous site.
7. Carry a workbench in your pocket at all times
We have all been there. Whether you’re rearranging the trees in a far part of your island or finally finding the mysterious island of the scorpion, the tool you need will inevitably break at that exact moment.
But this trick will always save you no matter what.
Just be sure to carry a DIY workbench and some of the basic supplies you need for such tools in your pocket at all times. It will save you a lot of time and effort.
8. In fact, you can see a forecast on television for the weather of your island
This could be more of a stunning detail rather than a life-changing trick. It has limited utility, especially useful for those looking to breed hybrid flowers or find certain fish and insects that only come out in the rain.
But it is still radical as hell.
If you have a television, you can view an accurate weather forecast for your island’s broadcast at 6:15 a.m., 7:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 6:30 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. (For fun, a Redditor also suggests checking out what sounds at 3:33 a.m. on Saturdays.) That comes directly from the official ANimal Crossing: New HorizonNintendo’s guide, so you know it’s legitimate.
9. Use an island planner before terraforming
Terraforming in Animal crossing It is tedious work, but it can produce surprising results. However, avoid a little pain by avoiding the hours spent on an idea that you finally decide you hate or realize is impossible. Use some of the island planning tools fans are doing instead.
There is the browser game Happy Island Planner, which you can use to plot a map view from top to bottom of your island. But there is also something more detailed in the works.
This one from Bubble Wand Games is still an early build. But it is meant for great things and can be downloaded for free on Mac and Windows.
10. The best trick to get a villager to move quickly
The phenomenon of expelling ugly villagers from your island or even looking for the most coveted is very unique to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. But Nintendo has a bigger heart than most of its gamers, so there is no simplified way to ensure that its most hated villagers catch the hint and the GTFO.
The guides suggest everything from torturing them with nets, ignoring them, or trapping them inside their homes. Others have resorted to reporting these villagers to Isabelle in Resident Services, but all she does is reset them.
TikTok user Meowiko actually found one of the fastest methods, although it still requires trial and error. Be careful, it also involves time travel, so it is not for you if you have taken a moral stance against that.
The truth is that negligence is indeed the key, but it takes too long to be effective on a day-to-day basis.
So here’s the trick: Start by talking to all the villagers you like and want to keep on your island. Do not Talk to those you want to go. Now, travel back in time (i.e. save, close the game app, go to system settings on your Switch, and disable syncing with your time zone) by setting the clock exactly one month in the future. Restart the game and check to see if any of your villagers have a thought bubble above their heads, an indicator that they are considering moving. If you want to stay with a villager, be sure to discourage him.
If none of the villagers you want to leave have thought bubbles, skip another day (again, talk to the villagers you want to stay and ignore the ones you don’t want). Rinse and repeat until the deed is done and your island is free of uggos.
However, even if you can’t drive all the uggos out of your island, at least these tricks will ensure it’s packed with rare flowers and terraformed to perfection.