5 Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Tips for Beginners

Ready to dive into Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp? Here are a few things you should know!

At long last, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is out! After getting through the tutorial, you may be wondering, "What's next?" Well, here are a few pointers to keep in mind as you start crossing those animals.

1. Head to OK Motors for one free camper makeover.

The kind birds at OK Motors are more than happy to help you customize your camper! When you start the game, you can only change its colors, but the more you play, the more customization options you unlock.

2. Don't be afraid to pick up loads of items.

Try to pick up multiples of a variety of items. Sooner or later, you'll find an animal or two that will ask you for them. You start with an inventory capable of holding 100 items, and that number increases at specific level milestones. If you find yourself having trouble holding all your items, don't be afraid to list them for sale, or to sell them to the vendors in the market place.

Chances are, your friends just cannot get monarch butterflies to spawn, and seeing one or two in your market box will save their hide!

3. Once you have acquired an animal, you can remove their coveted items.


Love the look of an animal but LOATHE the items you need to invite them to your camp? Easy -- once you've successfully invited them, chuck out their furniture! You do unfortunately waste bells, resources, and time in crafting those items, but you can always hold onto them in case another animal needs them, or sell them to vendors at the Market Place to regain a few of those bells.

4. You don't have to stay married to the "style" of camp you pick at the beginning.

No matter how you answer the questions at the beginning of the game, you'll be able to build any and every kind of furniture you want. The only things that question determines are what furniture Isabelle gives you and what animal you'll befriend first. 

5. Keep helping animals even after they've started visiting your camp.

Help as many animals as you can, and you'll be leveling up and bringing in bells like crazy! I like opening the map and checking every area to see what folks are needing. That way I don't have to go to every area and talk to the animals to see what they need.

Have fun! The more you play, the more you'll streamline certain activities and figure out what works best for you. I've spent a lot of time playing so far (as you can tell by my level hiking up so dramatically between screenshots), so stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp tips and tricks!


23 year old cat lover in Wisconsin. I love promoting indie games! Currently part of GameSkinny's JTP.

Published May. 18th 2020

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