Top 10 Animal crossing tips

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Remember rainbows? Well we can through Animal Crossing.


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Unload Unwanted Goods to Gulliver

Gulliver is located on Sunburst Island and you can give him 10 unwanted items—either clothes or furniture, or a mixture of both—to him and he'll return back with snacks and sometimes even new villagers. The rewards depend on the quality of goods given. If you want to aim for themed snacks (snacks which work best with villagers who have the matching theme) or villagers, I recommend checking out this page on the Wiki, as it goes into deeper detail on Gulliver and treats.

Shake Trees for Bells

Once a day, you can shake one of the bare trees (meaning one of the trees which don't bear any fruit) to get bells. A bag of bells will fall from one of the trees each day and you can get anywhere from 300–1,000 bells each day from doing so!

You can drop wasp nests on your villagers 😈 But it won't save you

We've covered a lot of cute villager behavior. But let's be honest, some of our Animal Crossing villagers literally deserve to die (or just move the fuck out already, please Hamphrey take the HINT.) In those instances, when the perfect conditions arise, you can actually drop a fat ol' wasp nest on their head. But jokes on you because you're still the one who gets fucked over anyway!

How to Catch Fish

Fishing is one of the most relaxing activities on Animal Crossing. But before you can catch a fish, you will need to craft your won fishing rod. It’s also important to note that certain fish are only available in certain locations. More exotic fish are also available only during specific months. You can research the long list of species that are available in different areas. But the general rule of fishing is that you’ll need to be patient and have the proper timing to catch a fish. Here’s how:

  • Open your inventory and select the fishing rod.
  • Select the option to hold on to it.
  • With fishing rod in hand, head over to a watery area and look for the shadow of a fish. You can also use fishing bait if there is no fish near you.
  • Cast a line in front of the fish by pressing the A button. Wait for the fish to start nibbling. The line has to be in front of the fish or it won’t notice it.
  • If the fish doesn’t notice, you can reel back by pressing A again. You can also cast the rod to a different spot.
  • When you feel your Joy-cons give a distinct rumble, that means that the fish has pulled the bait. Press A to reel it in.

How to Build a Second Floor for Your House

The addition of a second floor is actually quite an advanced step in Animal Crossing. This adds a complete second-floor room to your home. Not to mention, 400 storage slots, totaling 800 storage slots in your house. Unfortunately, this is the kind of upgrade you can’t purchase on demand. You have to wait for Tom Nook to offer you an update of 1.5 million bells for the second floor. The actual cost of having a second floor done is approximately 1.248 million bells. You can prompt Tom Nook to offer you the loan by updating your house as many times as necessary. You can also create significant improvements to your home interiors. Just to note, all your subsequent home loans and payments will be made with bells. And like all infrastructure loans in this game, you need to pay off this loan before you can get a basement upgrade.

How to Travel Back or Forwards in Time

All the events that take place within your village rely on the system clock. Shops follow regular store hours. Different creatures also appear at different times of the day. Visits from guests and the availability of turnips are examples. Switching up time helps you to be able to experience those things on any day you choose. It also works for avoiding tedious moments and skip ahead to the stuff you really like. You can experience daytime events at night and shop at any time. You can even gather resources for a week in just a day by messing with the clock. And the best way, if not the only way, is to change your Nintendo Switch date and time. Here’s how to do it:

  • Select “System Settings.”
  • Look for and click on the “System” button at the bottom.
  • Select “Date and Time.”
  • Make sure that the “Synchronize via Internet” is turned off.
  • Change the Date and Time to whatever you want.

How to Get Superpowers with Fruits

Eating more than ten fruits at a time gives your character superpower-like abilities. For each fruit that you eat, you can do either of two tasks. You can break a large rock or dig up a full tree. The ability to pick up trees enables you to move it to another spot without losing it. It also helps you mine for iron nuggets to craft more tools. Take note though, you need to pull out your shovel for any of these tasks. The type of fruit also doesn’t matter as they have the same effect. You can eat cherry, orange, peach, or pear. You can see how much fruit is in your system in the upper-left-hand corner. The fruit count decreases for each rock broken or tree transplanted. If you happen to not want to do anything physically heavy, you can even opt to sit on your toilet and poop out the fruits. (Yes, this is a new feature).

How to Plant Every Type of Fruit

There are six types of fruits available in animal crossing. These include apple, cherry, peach, pear, orange, and coconut. Since you only get one native fruit, you need to get the other five to have the full set. And while it’s perfectly okay to live on just native fruits, foreign fruits cost five times more upon sale. There are two ways you can get foreign fruits. You can travel to another island to get them or wait for Timmy or Tommy to present you with a foreign fruit. If you choose to be proactive, book a flight through Resident Services to visit a deserted island to get new fruits. Be warned though that the location is completely random. This means you could end up on an island with the same native fruit. You can also visit a friend’s island to get fruits but you need an online multiplayer for that.

K.K. Slider takes secret song requests

If you're not collecting K.K. Slider songs through the kiosk in Resident Services, then you are missing out on some of the greatest bops of the 21st century. Here's the real tip, though: Those official EPs don't even come close to the list of secret songs you can get by requesting special songs when he plays concerts every Saturday night outside Resident Services. Fans are still figuring out all the secret menu songs you can unlock. But we want to believe the below example is true (it isn't), and that K.K. can break out into Wonderwall upon request. FREE BIRD! DO FREE BIRD NEXT!