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Animal Crossing: New Horizons northern hemisphere players will notice tarantulas are now out of season, and here to replace them are scorpions. If you thought tarantulas were a pain to catch, you've got another thing coming when trying to catch scorpions.

Scorpions will be spawning in New Horizons from May all the way to October, but this is an insect you shouldn't wait on as they sell for 8,000 bells each! You'll want to catch scorpions whenever you can to line your pockets.

There are two methods for catching scorpions, and there's a strategy to farm them. First we'll go into the two ways you can catch scorpions without breaking a sweat, then we'll go into how you can set yourself up for farming success.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Scorpion Catching Guide

When Can You Catch Scorpions?

As stated, scorpions will be showing up on your island and elsewhere from May to October in the northern hemisphere.

If you're in the southern hemisphere, scorpions will be available from November to April.

They come out from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m., so stay sharp!

How to Catch Scorpions in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Tarantulas at least gave a warning when they were about to strike (jumping before dashing), making them relatively easy to catch. Scorpions don't give you that benefit.

Since scorpions will run at you without jumping first, you have to take things a little more slowly. You'll notice that when you get near a scorpion, it rears up and prepares to strike. That's the last sign before they make a run for you.

Scorpion Catching Method One

This is the most basic method, and the one I use because I'm lazy. This also works on tarantulas.

All you have to do for this method is creep towards the scorpion while holding the "A" button. 

  1. Hold "A" and creep towards the scorpion.
  2. Move towards it, still holding "A," until it goes into defensive mode.
  3. Stand still until it relaxes, still holding the "A" button.
  4. Move a bit more toward it until rears up again, still holding "A."
  5. Stand still until it relaxes, still holding the "A" button.
  6. Keep doing this until you're just close enough to swing your net down onto the scorpion!

This doesn't take much time, and you should be able to catch the scorpion with the edge of your net.

If you're scared of scorpions or aren't confident in your ability to do the above, consider the following method instead.

Scorpion Catching Method Two

This one actually ties into the scorpion farming method outlined below, but you can use it on your island as well.

This method relies on the fact that you can jump, but scorpions cannot.

Let's lay this one out step by step, too.

  1. See scorpion.
  2. Dig three holes in a row, either horizontally or vertically depending on your position from the scorpion.
  3. Walk up to the scorpion and provoke it to chase you.
  4. Run to the holes and hop over one.
  5. Swing your net and catch the scorpion.

This method is more time consuming and isn't an option if you run into one in some decorated areas. I highly recommend mastering the first method, but this way is great if you're just darned scared of these skittering menaces.

How to Farm Scorpions in New Horizons

This requires some luck, perhaps several Nook Miles Tickets, perseverance, and planning.

Scorpions spawn most frequently in flat areas, and there is one Nook Miles island that is perfect for farming these mean clackers: bamboo islands.

The basic method is to visit a bamboo island, remove all its resources, dig a safety zone, and to bait scorpions towards it for safe catching.

The only tools you actually need on a bamboo island are:

  • Shovel
  • Bug nets
  • Axe (the regular kind to chop down trees, not the stone kind)

However, there's never any guarantee you'll get a bamboo island when traveling by Nook Miles Ticket, so you may want to have your regular array of tools.

You may want two shovels, and two nets.

Step 1. Remove Everything on the Bamboo Island

Anything you can dig up or remove from the ground, you're going to want to deal with.

This means:

  1. Chop down bamboo trees with the axe, then dig up the stumps
  2. Pick all the weeds and flowers
  3. Eat coconuts found on the beaches and smash the island's rocks

What this does is makes it so other types of bugs can't spawn, except wharf roaches. You'll have to chase wharf roaches off.

Just dump anything you don't want in your inventory for this task on the beach.

Step 2. Create your Parameter

Stand in one spot, anywhere on the island, and dig out holes all around you in a square.

This is your safe zone, and is going to be where you bait scorpions into chasing you.

You can hop over the holes with ease — this is your key to success!

Step 3. Start Provoking and Catching Scorpions

It's finally time to start!

How this works is you walk or run around the island until you spot a scorpion, then make use of your safe zone. Here it is step by step:

  1. Walk around the island until you spot a scorpion.
  2. Walk up to it to get it to chase you.
  3. Run to your safe zone and hop over a hole to get into it.
  4. Catch the scorpion with your net from the safety of the other side.
  5. Rinse and repeat!

You may have to chase off wharf roaches from time to time to keep scorpions spawning, but using this method you can get an inventory full of scorpions in an hour or so and rain in those sweet, sweet bells.


And that's how you catch scorpions and farm scorpions in AC:NH. Check out our plethora of other Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides here on GameSkinny!

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Tool Durability & How to Get Golden Tools Fri, 24 Apr 2020 14:01:00 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Once you've played Animal Crossing: New Horizons enough, you start to wonder just how long your tools really last and when you can get access to Golden tools to make island life a little less tedious.

Every primary tool type has a set amount of durability, meaning it can only be used a certain amount of times before it breaks and you have to replace it. Golden varieties of these tools last a significantly longer amount of time, at the cost of your time to craft them, as well as a Gold Nugget.

In this guide, we're going to list out the durability (uses) for each tool's variants, as well as how you can obtain the recipe for the coveted Golden version. As you might expect, getting your hands on these recipes is a time-intensive effort and you will likely be trying to get some of them for months.

It's worth noting that the Ladder and Vaulting Pole, two very important tools to have on-hand, will last forever and never break. Just don't throw them away, lest you get stuck and have to craft new ones!

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Tool Durability & How to Get Golden Tools

Tool Variants

Once Nook's Cranny gets its first upgrade, you are able to buy tools that are equal in durability to the basic upgraded tools. So an Outdoorsy Shovel or Outdoorsy Net will last the same amount of time as a regular Shovel or Net.

Worth keeping in mind, though they are a bit pricey at 2,500 Bells.

New Horizons Shovels
  • Flimsy Shovel — 40 uses
  • Golden Shovel — 200 uses
  • All other Shovels — 100 uses

How to Get the Golden Shovel

You can get the Golden Shovel recipe by helping Gulliver 30 times, after which the recipe will be mailed to you. It requires a Shovel and 1 Gold Nugget to craft.

New Horizons Fishing Rods
  • Flimsy Fishing Rod — 10 uses
  • Gold Fishing Rod — 90 uses
  • All other Fishing Rods — 30 uses

How to Get the Golden Fishing Rod

You can get the Golden Fishing Rod recipe by catching every type of fish, after which the recipe will be mailed to you. It requires a Fishing Rod and 1 Gold Nugget to craft.

New Horizons Nets
  • Flimsy Net — 10 uses
  • Golden Net  — 90 uses
  • All other Nets — 30 uses

How to Get the Golden Net

You can get the Golden Net recipe by catching every type of bug, after which the recipe will be mailed to you. It requires a Net and 1 Gold Nugget to craft.

New Horizons Axes
  • Flimsy Axe — 40 uses
  • Golden Axe — 200 uses
  • Stone Axe — 100 uses
  • Axe — 100 uses

How to Get the Golden Axe

You can get the Golden Axe recipe by breaking a total of 100 Axes, after which the recipe will be mailed to you. It requires an Axe and 1 Gold Nugget to craft.

The Golden Axe functions like the Axe and not the Stone Axe, meaning it will chop down trees after three hits.

New Horizons Watering Cans
  • Flimsy Watering Can — 20 uses
  • Golden Watering Can — 180 uses
  • All other Watering Cans — 60 uses

How to Get the Golden Watering Can

You can get the Golden Watering Can by receiving a 5-star rating for your island at Isabelle. It requires a Watering Can and 1 Gold Nugget to craft.

New Horizons Slingshots
  • Slingshot 20 uses
  • Golden Slingshot — 60 uses
  • All other Slingshots — 20 uses

How to get the Golden Slingshot

You can get the Golden Slingshot recipe by popping 300 balloons, after which a golden balloon will spawn. Pop it, and it will drop the recipe. It requires a Slingshot and 1 Gold Nugget to craft.


Check out our other Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides and other content. You won't regret it!

Animal Crossing New Horizons Anime Outfits: Cosplay It Up! Tue, 21 Apr 2020 19:57:30 -0400 Ashley Shankle


Cowboy Bebop Spike Spiegel Jacket


I'm not going to say that I saved the best for last, but I am going to say this show is better than all these other shows mentioned. Probably by like five miles and a river. Which is really saying something, because most of the anime these outfits came from are really good.


Cowboy Bebop is on a different level, however; and while this top and the alternative below may be less flashy than some of the others on this list, I do feel obligated as a fan to download and wear these. You should, too.



That's it for our long list of anime-inspired custom designs for Animal Crossing: New Horizons! More outfits are sure to come, but these should tide you over as the community picks up steam and pumps out more fantastic tops to share with fellow New Horizons players.


I'd be much-obliged if you took a look at our Final Fantasy outfit list, and feel free to check out one or a few of our many New Horizons guides!


Revolutionary Girl Utena Uniform


I might be old, I don't know. I love Utena, as repetitive and strange as it may be.


The perfect match to this would be a proper Anthy outfit, and an island full of roses. Perhaps some never-ending staircases. Maybe a car to transform into. You know, normal stuff.


Naruto Uzumaki Jumper


We have all of the Big 3 represented here, right? Bleach? Check. One Piece? Check. Time for some Naruto to wrap it all up, much like the series itself did only to return as Boruto.


Puella Magi Madoka Magica Mami Dress


In the same vein as the Madoka outfit, don't go showing off fighting any witches in this thing. It's bad juju.




Puella Magi Madoka Magica Madoka Dress


You're either down with Madoka, or you're not. If you're not, you should be.


It makes sense for so many magical girl shows to be represented among the New Horizons custom content community, but Madoka?


Just don't go entering any contracts or anything while you wear this.


One Piece Luffy Shirt


How many chapters of manga does One Piece have under its arm now? How many episodes of anime? A million?


Luffy and friends have been on an adventure for 23 years. 23 years! It's the best-selling manga ever. Who would have thought this gummy boy could last this long? Gosh.


Steins;Gate Kurisu Top


I hope you're not planning to time travel in New Horizons, but you better do it wearing Kurisu's top if you do. Just, uh, don't mess everything up.


Bleach Byakuya Haori


There aren't actually a lot of Bleach-inspired custom outfits in Animal Crossing: New Horizons just yet, despite the series being one of what the anime community knew as the Big 3 during its run — meaning it was one of the top three most popular shonen series.


Byakuya's haori is a start, and hopefully more get made and shared.


Dragon Ball Z Trunks Jacket


There are not a ton of Dragon Ball Z outfits in New Horizons yet, but I expect that will change as time goes on and content creators decide that they do in fact want to look like Goku.


For now, you'll just have to look like the most stylish half-Saiyan: Trunks. Future Trunks, to be exact. It's just too bad you can't wield a sword!


Kill la Kill Senketsu


I don't have much to say here, but it'd be absolutely perfect if someone would make a transformed Ryuko top so players could slap both this and the transformed top onto a wand and flip between them on the fly.




Konosuba's Megumin Dress


Aqua's all right, I guess. But no one makes things explode better than Megumin.


I said Konosuba's only for the most refined of anime fans in the last slide, didn't I? Obviously, that means people willing to wear this and spam "EXPLOSION" in Animal Crossing.


Konosuba Kazuma Jumper


Konosuba's only for the most refined of anime fans.


Okay, now that we've established I'm a liar, here's Kazuma's ultra-stylish jumper.


This one's to keep in your pocket for those days where you really just want to spam "hai kazuma desu" at your friends in Animal Crossing. Because I do, and do it.


Extra points to you if another friend wears the next top and says...


Gate/stay Night Saber Dress


This is most akin to Saber's outfit in Fate/Grand Order, but if you're familiar with Fate you're familiar with this outfit.


There are a ton of dress designs available for download, but honestly, not many like this one. I'm hoping there are some more similar styles created, but for now, this is a solid choice whether you're a fan of Fate or not.


Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Jotaro Jacket


You can't quite be Jotaro in Animal Crossing, but you can definitely dress like him. Just without Star Platinum backing you up.


I really love this jacket, but you may not want one so flashy. Check out the alternate, more subdued option below.



My Hero Academia Tsuyu Uniform


Tsuyu is my favorite character in the My Hero Academia series, so excuse me while I share her hero costume with the world and implore you to download it.


Download it.


My Hero Academia All Might Uniform


I'm not saying you're going to be popping off any One for All Quirks while wearing this uniform, but you very well may feel like you are. Maybe.


This outfit is a far cry from most of the others listed, but if you're a fan, this is a must-download.


My Hero Academia Shoto Shirt


Outfit two. This time it's Shoto's hero costume! Getting his hair and face might not be an option, but you can at least look as cool as Shoto and pretend to be wielding two elements at once. That's a decor idea, maybe?


My Hero Academia Deku Top


This is the first of four different My Hero Academia clothing pieces on this list.


Deku naturally comes first, and this is certainly the best of the Deku outfits available right now.


FLCL Haruko Coat


FLCL was once a legendary anime. Wait, is it still a legendary anime? They do say legends never die.


Whether you like the show or manga or not, this is a really nice-looking jacket and is just perfect for wielding a bass guitar as a weapon.


Cardcaptor Sakura School Uniform


Sakura and Tomoyo were once anime queens! Heck, as far as I'm concerned, Cardcaptor Sakura is an anime classic, though maybe not the American dub and all its changes. Definitely not the American dub.


One content creator seems to be very keen on CCS and the clothes found in the series. Check their creator code up there to the left in the image and check out their other designs. However, any fan needs the school outfit as seen above.


Sailor Moon Sailor Scout Uniform


I don't think there is any anime series more represented among New Horizons content creators than Sailor Moon.


There are so many Sailor Scout outfits that I'm just going to link you to the "sailor" search on Nook's Island so you can peruse them yourself.


You can find outfits from all the Sailor Moon series, from the original and R to S and Super S. Outfits for every Sailor Scout have already been made too — it would just be too much to list off all the fantastic ones here!


Kimetsu no Yaiba Nezuko Kimono


The turned Nezuko herself serves not just as the Yaiba mascot, but as one of the most popular characters in the series. Don't we all wish we could just hang out and sleep in a box all day? Maybe it's just me...


This is another one I saved an alternative for, because it's hard to just choose one. The bottom one is a little softer, which may be more to your aesthetic.



Kimetsu no Yaiba Tanjiro Haori


Tanjiro's haori is a signature piece of clothing to the Kimetsu no Yaiba series. Chances are that if you're a fan, you want to download this.


You can also download a pattern for Tanjiro's scar for the complete look. Get a friend to dress as Nezuko and travel the world! Well, at least your island.



Kimetsu no Yaiba Zenitsu Haori


This is only the first of three Yaiba characters on this list, so naturally, I had to put my cowardly boy Zenitsu up first. Haori and kimono designs seem to be very popular among the Animal Crossing community.


Below is an alternate by another creator, so choose the one you like best!



Attack on Titan Survey Corps Jacket


There aren't a ton of signature outfits from Attack on Titan, but I think we all can agree this is the big one. It wouldn't be terribly difficult to make yourself look like Mikasa or Eren wearing this, either.


Honorable mention to the design below, which may better suit your aesthetic.



Everyone plays Animal Crossing their own way, and it just so happens a lot of people like to pretty much play dress up. Myself included, of course.


While some Animal Crossing: New Horizons players stick to outfits consisting of actual in-game clothes, others turn to custom content to pick up some extra flair or nab up codes to dress as their favorite game or anime characters.


In this list, we're going to go through some of the best anime custom designs the New Horizons community has worked up so far. From recent popular series like Kimetsu no Yaiba to classics like Cardcaptor Sakura, there's at least one outfit out there for every type of anime fan.


In order to download these designs, you must:

  1. Buy the Pro Designs app upgrade using Nook Miles
  2. \n
  3. Have a Nintendo Switch Online membership
  4. \n
  5. Have the Able Sisters shop unlocked
  6. \n
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update Celebrates New Events and Old Friends Tue, 21 Apr 2020 13:50:32 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

Hot on the heels of the Bunny Day content update, Nintendo announced a series of new events and characters making their way to your island in the latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons updates.

All these updates are completely free for the absorbing island life sim, and the first is available April 23.

First up is Leif, the adorable sloth. He's bringing back his garden shop, and on top of having flowers for sale, he'll let you buy flowering bushes like azaleas and holly as well.

Redd is back too, this time calling himself Jolly Redd and visiting your island's secret beach on his Treasure Trawler. Like always, he'll have a number of works of art you can buy — but they aren't all legitimate.

Naturally, this means the museum is getting an update too with a new art gallery. All this is what dataminers had already found in New Horizons' code, so we won't be surprised if the museum eventually gets a cafe and shop as well eventually.

Nature Day is the next event, running from April 23 through May 5. You'll get bonus Nook Miles and special tasks revolving around — surprise! — nature, planting flowers, and planting trees.

May Day celebrations run from May 1 through May 7. You'll visit a special island and maybe partake in a scavenger hunt of some kind. The trailer shows Rover, the cat who used to greet you first thing in older Animal Crossing games, roving around on the island as well.

Then there's International Museum Day from May 18 through May 31.  You'll get in-game rewards through taking part in the museum's stamp rally. We aren't quite sure how it works, but you'll apparently be going to different stations throughout the various exhibits to collect stamps.

Finally is Wedding Season, which lasts all June. Harvey the groovy canine enlists you to help prepare a venue for Reese and Cyrus'... anniversary. It's not technically a wedding, but you'll still be treating it like one.

New Horizons managed to be an excellent experience even without these classic characters and new events and is already Nintendo's third best-selling title ever according to the NPD Group's Mat Piscatella.

We're definitely looking forward to whatever else Nintendo adds in the future. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Animal Crossing: New Horizons news as it develops.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Final Fantasy Outfit Designs You Need Sat, 18 Apr 2020 10:59:22 -0400 Ashley Shankle


Emet-Selch from Final Fantasy 14


The big bad for the Final Fantasy 14 expansion Shadowbringers, Emet-Selch is a fan favorite from his bejeweled head and slouched shoulders to his ornate flowing robe. I didn't think I'd get to run around in his outfit in New Horizons, but here we are. And frankly, I look wonderful!




Thanks for perusing through these 11 different designs, with many more to come! If you like these creators' designs, check out their other creations at the same terminal using their creator codes.


Check our plethora of Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides here on GameSkinny as well!


Tidus from Final Fantasy 10


We all know you're never going to be able to play anything like Blitzball in New Horizons, but in this outfit you can at least try to pretend. Or, stand on the pier and laugh like a lunatic. You know, whatever you want to do.


Vivi from Final Fantasy 9


If you ever wanted to pretend to be a black mage golem with the capacity to love — or whether you just wanted to pay homage to one of the Final Fantasy series' most beloved characters, this Vivi design is for you!


Lightning from Final Fantasy 13


Final Fantasy 13, and by essence Lightning herself, is one of the most polarizing entries to the mainline Final Fantasy series. Except in Japan, where they seem to really like the game as well as its pink-haired protagonist.


It's not the most fancy top, but it is certainly Lightning's.


Tifa from Final Fantasy 7


Is this the last Final Fantasy 7 character featured here? Let me check my notes...


Yes! And of course, Tifa is one of the most popular characters in the entire franchise. She's no Aerith, though. (Yeah, I said that.)


If the above doesn't tickle your fancy, consider the alternative below.



Crystal Exarch from Final Fantasy 14


This Shadowbringers character is one of the most popular in the series, and now you too can look like you're trying to bring darkness to the land — and without having to wait for it to get added to the Mogstation! What a world we live in.


Yuna from Final Fantasy 10


Yuna isn't very popular in the West, but she is pretty dang popular in Japan. It's no surprise her signature outfit is one of the first Final Fantasy outfits to make its way into New Horizons.


Cloud from Final Fantasy 7


The second Final Fantasy 7 character design included on this list, this Cloud design by Nipah is easy to slap on and just imagine that you're imagining you're in S.O.L.D.I.E.R..


This is also one of the more buff-looking ones featured here, even if Cloud's arms actually look sort of like half-cooked noodles.


Auron from Final Fantasy 10


Whether you care for FFX's Auron or not, you can't say his kimono isn't awesome and it has the added benefit of looking great in-game. I don't have much to say about this one, but I will say I downloaded it to use myself.


Y'shtola from Final Fantasy 14


Y'shtola's Shadowbringers outfit is one of the most popular among FFXIV players so much so that it's even now on the Mogstation.


Well, you don't have to toss Square Enix your hard-earned cash to wear her new dress in Animal Crossing. You just have to enter the code above. They've already gotten enough of my money for glamour items. Until next month, anyway.


Aerith from Final Fantasy 7


First had to be Final Fantasy 7's Aerith, right?


Animal Crossing: New Horizons players are, predictably, fond of Aerith from the original FF7 as well as Final Fantasy 7 Remake. She is the best girl in the game, after all.


At the time of writing, there are more Aerith designs than any other Final Fantasy character. Aside from the very cute one above, consider the following two designs to try on. Whichever you choose is up to your tastes!




You may not be the best at making your own creations using the Pro Designs app in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but a handful of particularly determined and skilled pixel artists are hard at work making and sharing all sorts of outfits for fellow New Horizons players.


In this list, we'll be taking a look at a handful of super cute Final Fantasy outfits remade in Pro Designs by content creators for you to slap on and look like your favorite characters from the series. Well, if you're lucky anyway.


The New Horizons content creator community is slowly but surely uploading their creations to sites like Nook's Island and Nooknet. They're not superhuman, though! Be patient as more outfits get made and uploaded, and check back here as this list grows over the coming months and content creators begin to fully grasp the Pro Designs tools and palettes at their disposal.


In order to download these designs, you must:

  1. Buy the Pro Designs app upgrade using Nook Miles
  2. \n
  3. Have a Nintendo Switch Online membership
  4. \n
  5. Have the Able Sisters shop unlocked
  6. \n
Animal Crossing New Horizons April Insect Guide Mon, 06 Apr 2020 16:42:24 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Much like you see in real life, insects are a seasonal, or even monthly, thing in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Most insects are only available at certain times of the year, and at certain times.

It's April, so here we're going to focus on the insects that can be caught in both the northern and southern hemispheres this month to give to Blathers or sell.

Bugs are a little trickier than fish in that they can be found all over the island in various ways. Here are what the locations mean in the tables below so you have some more context:

  • Flying — These insects will be flying freely about the island.
  • On trees — These insects will be hanging out on tree trunks.
  • In trees — These insects must be shaken down from trees to be caught.
  • Under rocks — These insects will pop out of rocks when you hit them.
  • Tree stumps — These insects will be found sitting atop tree stumps.
  • Flowers — These insects will be found hanging out on flowers.
  • Underground — These insects must be heard and then dug up, without a crack in the ground.
  • Near lights — These insects flutter around the lights on buildings.
  • Rocks at beach — These insects are found on the rock formations on your island's beaches.

And finally: Bugs that will not be available next month are marked with an asterisk (*) by their name!

Northern Hemisphere April Insects

Insect Price Location Time
 Agrias Butterfly 3,000 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Atlas Moth  3,000 Bells On Trees 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Bagworm 600 Bells In Trees All hours
Centipede 430 Bells Under Rocks 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Citrus Long-horned Beetle 350 Bells Tree Stumps All hours
Common Bluebottle 300 Bells Flying 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Common Butterfly 160 Bells Flying 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Darner Dragonfly 230 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Flea 70 Bells On Villagers All hours
Giant Water Bug 2,000 Bells On Freshwater 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Hermit Crab 1,000 Bells Beach 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Honeybee 200 Bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Jewel Beetle 2,400 Bells On Trees All hours
Ladybug 200 Bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Long Locust 200 Bells Ground 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Madagascan Sunset Moth 2,500 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Man-faced Stink Bug 1,000 Bells Flowers 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Mantis 430 Bells Flowers  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mole Cricket 500 Bells Underground All hours
Moth 130 Bells Near Lights  7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Orchid Mantis 2,400 Bells Flowers  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Paper Kite Butterfly 1,000 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Peacock Butterfly 2,500 Bells Windflowers(!) 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Pill Bug 250 Bells Under Rocks 11 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing  2,500 Bells Flying  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Snail  250 Bells On Rocks (Rain) All hours
Spider 480 Bells In Trees  7 p.m. to 8 a.m. 
Stinkbug  120 Bells On Trees  All hours
Tarantula* 8,000 Bells Ground(!!) 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Tiger Beetle 1,500 Bells Ground  All hours
Tiger Butterfly 240 Bells Flying 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wasp 2,500 Bells In Trees(!!!) All hours
Wharf Roach 200 Bells Rocks at Beach All hours
Yellow Butterfly 160 Bells Flying 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.


  • (!) Peacock Butterflies are found specifically on blue, purple, or black windflowers.
  • (!!) Tarantulas are aggressive and will attack you, so creep up on them for your best shot at safety and a catch.
  • (!!!) Wasps drop with their nests and will sting you immediately once they fall unless you run into a building or catch them with your net.

Southern Hemisphere April Insects

Fish Price Location Time
Bagworm 600 Bells In Trees All hours
Banded Dragonfly 4,500 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bell Cricket* 430 Bells Ground 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Centipede 430 Bells Under Rocks 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
 Citrus Long-horned Beetle  350 Bells Tree Stumps All hours
Common Butterfly 160 Bells Flying 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Cricket 130 Bells Ground 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Darner Dragonfly  230 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Flea 70 Bells On Villagers All hours
Hermit Crab 1,000 Bells Beach 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Honeybee 200 Bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ladybug* 200 Bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Long Locust 200 Bells Ground 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Man-faced Stink Bug* 1,000 Bells Flowers 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Mantis* 430 Bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Migratory Locust 600 Bells Ground 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
 Monarch Butterfly  140 Bells Flying 4 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Moth 130 Bells Flying 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
 Orchid Mantis 2,400 Bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Paper Kite Butterfly 1,000 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Pill Bug 250 Bells Under Rocks 11 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Red Dragonfly* 180 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Rice Grasshopper 160 Bells Ground 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Scorpion* 8,000 Bells Ground(!) 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Snail 250 Bells On Rocks (Rain) All hours
Spider 480 Bells In Trees 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Stinkbug* 120 Bells On Trees All hours
Violin Beetle* 450 Bells Tree Stumps All hours
Wasp 2,500 Bells In Trees All hours
Wharf Roach 200 Bells Rocks at Beach All hours
Yellow Butterfly* 160 Bells Flying 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.


  • (!) Scorpions are aggressive and will attack you, so creep up on them for your best shot at safety and a catch.
  • (!!) Wasps drop with their nests and will sting you immediately once they fall unless you run into a building or catch them with your net.


Be sure to check out our list guide of April's fish as well! And of course, take a look at some of our other Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides here at GameSkinny:

Animal Crossing New Horizons April Fish Guide Mon, 06 Apr 2020 16:42:26 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Fishing is a lot of Animal Crossing players' favorite in-game activity, and that hasn't changed in New Horizons even with the Bunny Day egg overdose.

Catching fish is a different sort of stress from catching insects. You've got to have your ears open and be ready to strike when the fish bites! But you can't catch every fish all in one month.

Fish are seasonal just as in real life, meaning you can only catch certain fish at each time of the year. Not only that, but many are only available at particular times of the day. So you've got to be mindful if you're trying to pack your museum with everything available this April.

The only thing to note is that fish with an asterisk (*) next to their name will not be in the waters next month. Catch them while you can!

Northern Hemisphere April Fish

Fish Price Location Time
Anchovy 200 Bells Sea 4 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Barred Knifejaw 5,000 Bells Sea All hours
Barreleye 15,000 Bells Sea 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Black Bass 400 Bells River All hours
Blue Marlin* 10,000 Bells Pier All hours
Bluegill 180 Bells River  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Butterfly Fish 1,000 Bells Sea All hours
Carp 300 Bells Pond All hours
Char 3,800 Bells Clifftop River 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Cherry Salmon 1,000 Bells Clifftop River 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Clownfish 650 Bells Sea All hours
Coelacanth 15,000 Bells Sea (Rain) All hours
Crawfish 200 Bells Pond All hours
Crucian Carp 160 Bells River All hours
Dab 300 Bells Sea All hours
Dace 240 Bells River  4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Freshwater Goby 400 Bells River 4 p.m. to p a.m.
Golden Trout 15,000 Bells Clifftop River 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Goldfish 1,300 Bells Pond All hours
 Guppy 1,300 Bells River 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Horse Mackerel 150 Bells Sea All hours
Killifish 300 Bells Pond All hours
Koi 4,000 Bells Pond  4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
 Loach 400 Bells River All hours
 Neon Tetra 500 Bells River 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 Oarfish 9,000 Bells Sea All hours
 Olive Flounder 800 Bells Sea All hours
 Pale Chub 200 Bells River 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pop-eyed Goldfish 1,300 Bells Pond 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ranchu Goldfish 4,500 Bells Pond 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Red Snapper 3,000 Bells Sea All hours
Sea Bass 400 Bells Sea All hours
Sea Horse  1,100 Bells Sea All hours
Snapping Turtle 5,000 Bells River 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Squid 500 Bells Sea All hours
 Surgeonfish 1,000 Bells Sea All hours
 Tadpole 100 Bells Pond All hours
 Tuna* 7,000 Bells Pier All hours
Zebra Turkeyfish 500 Bells Sea All hours


Southern Hemisphere April Fish

Fish Price Location Time
Anchovy 200 Bells Sea 4 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Angelfish*  3,000 Bells River 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Barred Knifejaw 5,000 Bells Sea All hours
Barreleye 15,000 Bells Sea 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Betta 2,500 Bells River 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Black Bass 400 Bells River All hours
Bluegill 180 Bells River 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Carp 300 Bells Pond All hours
Catfish* 800 Bells Pond 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Char 3,800 Bells Clifftop River 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
 Cherry Salmon 1,000 Bells Clifftop River 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Coelacanth 15,000 Bells Sea (Rain) All hours
Crucian Carp 160 Bells River All hours
Dab* 300 Bells Sea All hours
Dace 240 Bells River 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Freshwater Goby  400 Bells River 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Gar* 4,800 Bells Pond 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Giant Trevally* 4,500 Bells Pier All hours
Golden Trout 15,000 Bells Clifftop River 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Goldfish 1,300 Bells Pond All hours
Guppy 1,300 Bells River 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Horse Mackerel 150 Bells Sea All hours
Koi 4,000 Bells Pond 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Mahi-mahi* 6,000 Bells Pier All hours
Mitten Crab 2,000 Bells River 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Moray Eel* 2,000 Bells Ocean All hours
Neon Tetra 500 Bells River 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Olive Flounder 800 Bells Sea All hours
 Pale Chub 200 Bells River 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pike 1,800 Bells River All hours
Pop-eyed Goldfish 1,300 Bells Pond 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rainbowfish* 800 Bells River 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ranchu Goldfish 4,500 Bells Pond 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ray 3,000 Bells Sea 4 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Red Snapper 3,000 Bells Sea All hours
Ribbon Eel* 600 Bells Sea All hours
Sea Bass 400 Bells Sea All hours
Sea Horse 1,100 Bells Sea All hours
 Snapping Turtle* 5,000 Bells River 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Sturgeon 10,000 Bells River Mouth All hours
 Tilapia* 800 Bells River All hours
Yellow Perch 300 Bells River All hours
 Zebra Turkeyfish 500 Bells Sea All hours



Have you caught all the fish available in your hemisphere for this April yet? Better get to it! Check out our guide on April bugs, too, if you're on the hunt for the current insects; as well as our other Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides here on GameSkinny.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Patch 1.14 Tweaks Egg Drop Rates Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:59:45 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

Nintendo's released yet another patch for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, following last week's cursed land bug fix and balloon bug fix. New Horizons patch 1.14 (or 1.14a depending on region) is equally welcome, as it's set to re-balance Bunny Day Egg appearance rates.

While the exact balancing act is a bit nebulous as of now, the patch notes say the appearance rates have been tweaked until April 11, and underneath that is a smaller note saying they'll be easier to find on April 12.

Eggs being easier to find on April 12 makes sense; it's Bunny Day, after all. Hopefully, "the appearance rate of some eggs has been adjusted until April 11, 2020" means we won't be finding quite so many Eggs until then as well.

New Horizons' Bunny Day has become both running joke and exasperating "feature" since it started on April 1. Egg furniture and outfits are nice — and sell well — but the event replaces most fish with Water Eggs and sends an armada of balloons over your peaceful island on a daily basis. Hopefully, now everyone can enjoy it and regular island life in equal measure.

The full notes are on Nintendo Japan's website. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Animal Crossing: New Horizons news as it develops.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Balloon Glitch Fixed with Another Patch Fri, 03 Apr 2020 13:22:44 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

Nintendo just released Animal Crossing: New Horizons patch 1.1.2a yesterday, fixing a number of glitches and issues that could prevent players from progressing in the game. Today, another new patch goes live, fixing an issue that only started getting attention a couple of days ago: the New Horizons balloon glitch.

Some folks reported issues after reaching the "pop 300 balloons" Nook Miles milestone in the latest Animal Crossing game. Once they collected the miles, balloons stopped appearing — at all. The problem there is you need balloons to get Sky Eggs and craft all Zipper T. Bunny's Bunny Day DIY recipes.

New Horizons patch 1.1.3a fixes the issue, but we're still not really sure how it came about to begin with. The patch notes (thank you, Nintendo Life) just say "Fixed a bug where balloons would not fly under certain conditions." Presumably it was related to the Nook Miles milestone, though the Animal Crossing Reddit community was divided over that. It apparently affected some, but not others.

Either way, it should be fixed now. Gather Sky Eggs to your heart's content.

The original story is over on Nintendo Life. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Animal Crossing: New Horizons news as it flies in.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Patch 1.1.2a Fixes Game-Breaking Bugs Thu, 02 Apr 2020 13:18:37 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

If you fire up Animal Crossing: New Horizons today, you'll notice there's another new update for the island life simulator: New Horizons patch 1.1.2a. The new version fixes a number of bugs, including one potentially game-breaking one that locks you out of expanding your island paradise.

The English patch notes aren't live as of now, but Go Nintendo translated the Japanese notes.

First up is the big nasty: the land bug. Players reported villagers who moved out left behind cursed land plots, or villagers invited to move in never arrived. The land was still marked as sold, though, so nothing could be done with it. Patch 1.1.2a fixes that. If it's happened to you already, though, an event takes place with Nook where the land reverts to you, so you can sell it again.

The other New Horizons bug that could really mess you up involved Nook never asking you to find house plots for new residents. It's not clear why this happened, but it shouldn't happen anymore.

The third big change involves moving buildings. Some players said after they deleted a user from their island, the game locked them out of moving buildings and facilities (which you can normally do at Resident Services). That's an issue no longer.

And finally is the Lodley bug. Lodley is a character you might find on a mysterious island you visit with Nook Miles Tickets, who has items for sale. The problem was that purchasing items from Lodley ended up reducing your overall stock of Bells and Nook Miles. That was entirely unintentional and has now been resolved.

The big thing missing from this patch? Reducing the number of Water Eggs you fish out for Bunny Day.

You can check out the translated summary of New Horizons patch 1.1.2a on Go Nintendo's website. Don't forget you're required to download it before you can start the game too. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Animal Crossing: New Horizons news as it floats on by.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day Guide Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:15:45 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

It's April 1st, and that means it's Bunny Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!

Bunny "Day" is a bit misleading, because the New Horizons event lasts from now until the end of the day on April 12. As we reported before, you'll need to update to version 1.1 and be connected to the Internet when you boot the game.

If you've experienced Bunny Day before, you'll recognize a lot of what's going on in New Horizons' Bunny Day event.

You'll hunt Zipper T. Bunny down in your town and collect eggs. But you won't give them back to Zipper for prizes. You'll use them to craft special Bunny Day DIY projects, and Zipper rewards you if you complete them all.

There's quite a few of them, and we've got them all listed out here.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day Eggs

First up, you'll need to get Eggs so you can craft the Bunny Day items. There are six different types, and you'll need almost all your tools to get them:

  • Earth Egg — Dig up from ground
  • Leaf Egg — Shake from trees (you'll see them hanging there like fruit)
  • Stone Egg — Hit rocks to find
  • Sky Egg — Float by on balloons; make sure you've got a slingshot
  • Water Egg — Fish out of the water
  • Wood Egg — Hit trees to get them. Use a Flimsy or Stone Axe unless you want to chop the entire tree down.

All the Bunny Day items take different types and numbers of Eggs to craft. Fortunately, Zipper actually wants you to succeed in this. If you haven't crafted all the Bunny Day items by April 12, he'll offer an Egg swap, trading you Eggs you need for recipes in exchange for Eggs you don't want.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day DIY

There are 18 Bunny Day recipes to make for Zipper, plus some extras. You'll find Bunny Day DIY Recipes pretty much everywhere, too.

Some float through the sky, some wash up on the beach, Zipper gives you some, and your neighbors give you some too. After collecting a certain number of each egg, you'll figure out some recipes on your own as well.

These ones you figure out are the fashion Bunny Day items, and they're actually separate from the 18 main ones.

Finally, according to GamePedia JP, the last two recipes aren't available until April 12. Zipper gives you the Egg Arch and Egg Basket on the last day in honor of the festival held in the island square. If you make them all, you get a Zipper doll and Egg Wand.

Bunny Day Bed Recipe

  • 1 of each Egg

Bunny Day Glowy Garland Recipe

  • 1 of each Egg

Bunny Day Wreath Recipe

  • 1 of each Egg

Bunny Day Crown Recipe

  • 1 of each Egg

Bunny Day Bag Recipe

  • 1 of each Egg

Bunny Day Rug Recipe

  • 1 of each Egg

Bunny Day Wall Recipe

  • 2 of each Egg

Bunny Day Floor Recipe

  • 2 of each Egg

Bunny Day Wall Clock Recipe

  • 3 Sky Eggs

Bunny Day Lamp Recipe

  • 4 Wood Eggs

Bunny Day Stool Recipe

  • 3 Water Eggs

Bunny Day Vanity Recipe

  • 4 Leaf Eggs

Bunny Day Stool Recipe

  • 3 Water Eggs

Bunny Day Table Recipe

  • 4 Stone Eggs

Bunny Day Merry Balloons Recipe

  • 1 Leaf Egg
  • 1 Sky Egg
  • 1 Earth Egg

Bunny Day Wardrobe Recipe

  • 4 Stone Eggs

Bunny Day Festive Balloons Recipe

  • 1 Wood Egg
  • 1 Water Egg
  • 1 Stone Egg

Bunny Day Egg Arch Recipe

  • 2 of each Egg

Bunny Day Zipper Wobble Doll Recipe

  • 4 of each Egg

Bunny Day Wand Recipe

  • 1 Zipper Wobble Doll
  • 3 Star Fragments

Bunny Day Fence Recipe

  • 1 of each Egg
Earth-Egg Clothes

Earth-Egg Shell

  • 2 Earth Eggs

Earth-Egg Outfit

  • 3 Earth Eggs

Earth-Egg Shoes

  • 2 Earth Eggs
Leaf-Egg Clothes

Leaf-Egg Shell

  • 2 Leaf Eggs

Leaf-Egg Outfit

  • 3 Leaf Eggs

Leaf-Egg Shoes

  • 2 Leaf Eggs
Wood-Egg Outfit

Wood-Egg Shell

  • 2 Wood Eggs

Wood-Egg Outfit

  • 3 Wood Eggs

Wood-Egg Shoes

  • 2 Wood Eggs
Stone-Egg Outfit

Stone-Egg Shell

  • 2 Stone Eggs

Stone-Egg Outfit

  • 3 Stone Eggs

Stone-Egg Shoes

  • 2 Stone Eggs
Water-Egg Outfit

Water-Egg Shell

  • 2 Water Eggs

Water-Egg Outfit

  • 3 Water Eggs

Water-Egg Shoes

  • 2 Water Eggs

Sky-Egg Outfit

Sky-Egg Shell

  • 2 Sky Eggs

Sky-Egg Outfit

  • 3 Sky Eggs

Sky-Egg Shoes

  • 2 Sky Eggs
Egg Party Hat
  • 2 of each Egg
Egg Party Dress
  • 2 of each Egg


And that's all you need to know about Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Bunny Day event. Be sure to check out our other Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides for more tips and tricks, including:

Animal Crossing New Horizons Turnip Guide: Buying, Selling, Storing Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:30:53 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Animal Crossing players have always had something to look forward to once Sunday rolled around, and the same can be said for New Horizons. Come Sunday, you can get yourself a nice fat stack of turnips and try your hand at playing the turnip market.

Anyone can play the turnip market, but you have a distinct advantage at it if you have friends you can visit. Read on to fight out how to get in on the action.

How to Buy Turnips in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Each Sunday morning, you'll have a not-so-surprise visitor come to your island: the adorable boar Daisy Mae, who has taken over Joan's turnip selling business.

You will only be able to buy turnips from Daisy Mae from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, so be ready.

You'll be able to buy as many turnips as you can afford from Daisy Mae, and those turnips will be sellable until she comes back to down. This means you have only one week to sell your turnips!

Daisy Mae sells turnips at different prices each week, you just have to accept the initial cost and hope you can find a higher sale price through the week.

If you still have your turnips the Sunday after you bought them, they will go bad and be unsellable.

Make sure you remember how much you bought your turnips for. I personally write the price down.

How to Sell Turnips in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Tommy and Timmy are more than happy to buy your turnips at a range of prices, from double to triple digits. This is why you need to remember the original price or your turnips.

There will be two prices for your turnips each day at Nook's Cranny — prices will be different between a.m. and p.m. so you should check in the morning and later in the day.

Don't get discouraged if the price one day is especially low. It could easily skyrocket later in the week.

It's worth noting that you can sell turnips at your friends' islands just the same as you can at your own. If you are dead set on making big bells with your investment, be sure to check the prices on their islands through the week as well.

The key to making money selling turnips is to hedge your bets on whether you think you're going to get a better price later in the week than today, and to try to make a hefty profit off your initial investment.

If you haven't found a reasonable price by Saturday, you'll have to take what you can get selling them at your or your friends' island. Otherwise your initial investment has gone to waste.

Predicting Turnip Prices via Calculators

There is no 100% accurate way to predict what your turnip prices are going to do throughout the week, but the New Horizons community has come up with a few tools to give you a better idea over what your turnip prices are going to do throughout the week.

The first turnip calculator to note is the one on NookNet, which is very cute and gives you a platform to track your turnip prices easily.

This other calculator on Github displays charts of potential turnip price curves and the percentages other players have recorded them happening.

It's up to personal preference which tool you decide to use.

How to Store Your Turnips in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Storing your turnips is easier than finding a good price on them, luckily.

My preferred method is to just drop them on the floor of my house. You can't put them in storage, but they can just sit there all week while you wait for a good sale price.

You are able to drop them pretty much anywhere on your island safely, and they will not go bad. You could drop them in a corner, you could leave them strewn about the plaza heck, you can bury them in a hole until you're ready to sell them.

The only way to not store your turnips is in your stomach. Don't eat your turnips. There's no reason to, and you're not going to get them back. Just sell them like a normal person.


That's it for our guide on buying, selling, and storing turnips in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Have you made it big on the turnip market yet? I'm still waiting for my time to shine.

Take a gander at our other New Horizons guides here on GameSkinny:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Flower Breeding Guide Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:51:29 -0400 Ashley Shankle

The selection of flowers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is larger than you'll find in Nook's shop. Like in previous titles, you can crossbreed them to create hybrid flower colors to spruce up your island as you see fit!

Before we get to the myriad of flower color combinations you can play with, we're going to get into how to get your flowers to crossbreed and an effective planting strategy for making the most of your efforts.

How to Get Crossbreed Flowers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Crossbred flowers can only be obtained via two ways:

  1. Crossbreeding flowers yourself
  2. Digging them up with a shovel on Nook Miles adventures or friends' islands, then planting them back home

There are eight types of flowers in the game, all of them with their own basic colors as well as potential hybrid colors.

The flowers and their basic colorations are as follows:

  • Tulips  Red, white, yellow
  • Roses  Red, white, yellow
  • Hyacinths  Red, white, yellow
  • Windflowers  White, red, orange
  • Cosmos  Red, white, yellow
  • Pansies  Red, white, yellow
  • Mums  Red, white, yellow
  • Lilies  Red, white, yellow

Flowers can only crossbreed with their own type, meaning you can't cross white lilies with red roses and hope for a pink hybrid.

How to Crossbreed Flowers

In order to get flowers to crossbreed, you need to have them meet a few conditions:

  1. They must be flowers that are the same type and compatible hybrids
  2. The two flowers must be touching, and there must be space around them for new flowers to sprout
  3. Both flowers must be watered or rained on (hydrated flowers will sparkle)

If you're looking to get several of a particular hybrid color, you should consider planting the two parent plants diagonally from one another to grant maximum space for new plants.

Don't be like me when I first started, and do it right!

You should ensure the area around the plants is free from weeds or other obstacles as well.

There are a few planting strategies you can use to get multiple hybrids at a time, but a common one can be seen below. Flower 1 stands for the first color you want to breed, and Flower 2 stands for the second color.

Grass Flower 1 Grass
Flower 2 Grass Flower 1
Grass Flower 2 Grass

With luck, the two colors will spawn flowers that are the hybrid color you want in the Grass panels.

You can spread the above pattern out well past 3x3, the above is just to give you an idea of how to do it.

It is possible for spawned flowers to come out as their parent colors, so you want to give as many possibilities for hybrid colorations as you can.

How to Move Hybrid Flowers

This really works with any flower, so keep it in mind.

All you have to do to pick up a flower and move it is dig it up by the roots with your shovel, after which it will be in your inventory.

Once you have a plant in your inventory and know where you want to place it, just select it in your inventory and plant it. It's really that easy!

New Horizons Hybrid Flower Combinations

Now let's talk about the possible combinations of flower colors you can make using all of the above in mind.

Each type of flower has its own potential hybrid colorations. I'll admit I haven't come across all of them (I think?) but here are the ones I have confirmed, sorted by flower.

As a reminder, it is very possible to simply get the parent colors when crossbreeding. This is why formations such as the one shown above are so effective!

Tulip Breeding Combinations
  • White + Red = Pink Tulip
  • Red + Red = Black Tulip
  • Yellow + Red = Orange Tulip
  • Orange + Orange = Purple Tulip
Rose Breeding Combinations
  • Red + Red = Black Rose or Pink Rose
  • Red + Yellow = Orange Rose
  • Red + White = Pink Rose
  • White + White = Purple Rose
  • Yellow + Black = Orange Rose
  • Orange + Purple = Hybrid Red Rose
  • Orange + White = Hybrid Red Red
  • Purple + Red = Hybrid Red Rose
  • Hybrid Red + Hybrid Red = Blue Rose

You may have to attempt to breed Blue Roses using several different parent pairs to find one that can spawn them, as not even all Hybrid Red Roses are guaranteed to be able to spawn Blue Roses. Try and try again!

Hyacinth Breeding Combinations
  • White + Red = Pink Hyacinth
  • White + White = Blue Hyacinth
  • Yellow + Red = Orange Hyacinth
  • Orange + Orange = Purple Hyacinth
  • Pink + Pink = Blue Hyacinth
  • Wild Blue + Wild Blue = Purple Hyacinth

*Wild Blue Hyacinths are found on islands and are not the same genetically as the Blue Hyacinths you can breed.

Windflower Breeding Combinations
  • Red + White = Pink Windflower
  • Orange + Red = Pink Windflower
  • White + White = Blue Windflower
  • Blue + Red = Hybrid Red Windflower
  • Blue + Pink = Hybrid Red or Hybrid Pink Windflower
  • Hybrid Red + Hybrid Red = Purple Windflower
  • Hybrid Red + Hybrid Pink = Purple Windflower
  • Hybrid Pink + Hybrid Pink = Purple Windflower
Cosmos Breeding Combinations
  • Red + White = Pink Cosmos
  • Yellow + Red = Orange Cosmos
  • Orange + Orange = Black Cosmos
Pansy Breeding Combinations
  • Yellow + Red = Orange Pansy
  • White + White = Blue Pansy
  • Blue + Red = Hybrid Red Pansy
  • Blue + Orange = Blue Pansy or Hybrid Orange
  • Hybrid Red + Hybrid Red = Purple Pansy
  • Hybrid Orange + Hybrid Orange = Purple Pansy
Mum Breeding Combinations
  • Red + Red = Pink Mum
  • White + Red = Pink Mum
  • White + White = Purple Mum
  • Red + Yellow = Hybrid Yellow
  • Hybrid Yellow + Hybrid Yellow = Hybrid Purple Mum
  • Hybrid Yellow + Hybrid Yellow = Green Mum
  • Hybrid Purple + Hybrid Purple = Green Mum
  • Pink + Pink = Purple Mum
  • Purple + Purple = Green Mum
Lily Breeding Combinations
  • White + Red = Pink Lily
  • Red + Red = Black Lily or Pink Lily
  • Yellow + Red = Orange Lily


There are more mysteries to unravel in Animal Crossing: New Horizons than just flower crossbreeding, but it's certainly one of the most aesthetically pleasing aspects to island customization and is rewarding to pull off well.

Check out some of our other New Horizons guides here on GameSkinny, such as:

Nintendo Nukes Item Dupe Glitch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:37:09 -0400 GS_Staff

While there are perfectly legitimate ways to get more bells in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, most of them don't meet the definition of speed. Since time is money and bells are needed for most anything in New Horizons, some clever island-dwellers discovered an item dupe glitch over the weekend that left them wallowing in cash. 

However, Nintendo's not particularly keen on such practices and has already put the kibosh on the scheme with a new update. Patch 1.1.1 is meant to fix "a serious bug affecting game balance," according to Nintendo, and while the developer didn't specifically reference the item dupe glitch in its patch notes, it's pretty clear what it was meant for. 

Downloading the 1.1.1 update is the only way to experience Animal Crossing's upcoming seasonal event, Bunny Day, which begins on April 1. Further dissuading anyone from taking advantage of the glitch, there is "no local communication compatibility with Ver. 1.1.0 or earlier." 

Anyone wanting to fill their coffers the quick and easy way won't be able to play online, missing out on one of New Horizons' key game mechanics. That's not to mention all of the neat (and sometimes scary) creations other players have dreamed up. 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on Animal Crossing: New Horizons as it breaks. For more on the game's impending seasonal event, head over to our most recent Nintendo Direct coverage

How to Get Animal Crossing New Horizons' Island Designer App Tue, 24 Mar 2020 17:17:10 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

One of Animal Crossing: New Horizons' most exciting features is the island development app. Despite it being shown off in the Animal Crossing Direct a while back, though, don't expect to see it for a while in your town.

There are a number of steps you need to complete to get the island development app, and we're here to break them all down. Once you're finished, you'll be terraforming in no time, considering you have enough bells to buy all of the permits. 

How to Get K.K. Slider in New Horizons

Your first main task is getting K.K. Slider to perform on your island. You can't even think about doing this until Resident Services upgrades and Isabelle comes to town, though. So work on that first. 

Once you've got those things taken care of, speak with Tom Nook in the new-and-improved Resident Services. He'll give you a brief overview of his latest plan, Project K.

As you'd expect, it's all about getting K.K. Slider to visit the island. Nook outlines what's involved, including getting more visitors on the island and raising your island development rating.

Phase one in Project K is all about getting your island noticed, and there are two ways to do that.

Attracting More Visitors to Your Island — The New Horizons Campsite

Visitors equal tourists. 

Nook tasks you with setting up a campsite. Find a spot, then wait until the next day for construction to finish. From there, it's a matter of luck and biding your time.

There's no guarantee you'll get a visitor to the campsite on any given day. If you do, make sure to provide them the souvenir they ask for. That's what lets you invite them to stay on the island for good.

If you've got Animal Crossing Amiibo cards, you can use those once per day to invite a specific animal to the campsite. Some players are reporting it takes several invitations to get them to move in permanently, but as long as you're boosting the number of visitors in general, it's a win-win either way.

Getting More Residents on Your Island

The other thing you'll need to do is boost the number of residents living on your island. By the time you start Project K, you'll have at least five residents. You can get more through the campsite, get lucky and have one move in some random day, or take the initiative and scout them out on islands you visit with Nook Miles Tickets.

One other method of attracting newcomers to the island involves selling off land. If you speak to Tom Nook about infrastructure, he'll give you the option to buy a land plot for 10,000 Bells. You can then set up a tent for a new visitor and, once it's all ready to go, wait for someone to move in.

We haven't confirmed yet how many residents you need on your island, but the maximum of 10 seems to work.

Raising Your Island Development Rating

Next, it's time to focus on island development. Apparently, our favorite pupper performer won't do a gig in any ol' dump with a coffee shop or train station anymore. You'll need to get your island development rating up to three starts or more, and Isabelle gives some general guidelines for how to do that.

More Visitors

Getting more visitors and residents on your island helps raise the development level, so you should already be good to go here.

Island Beautification

One way to improve your island development rating is making it look good. Pick weeds, plant trees — but not too many — and plant flowers. Isabelle should tell you if you go overboard with the tree planting, but in general, try to make sure you keep areas from being clogged with trees.

Island Decorating

One of the biggest factors determining your island rating is the furniture you put outside. Decorating the outdoors isn't just a feature in New Horizons. It's pretty darn important, and your island development rating won't increase if you don't decorate.

Just don't put a dozen of the same thing out, unless it's fencing panels. Sections of fencing help improve your island development as well, and you can get fairly creative with it. Whether you're creating a shop-and-swap section, a fenced-off garden, or just putting up some panels here and there, it counts towards improving your overall rating.

Establish New Businesses

Establishing new businesses on your island is probably the hardest method of raising your development rating early on just because it takes so much time. Fortunately, it seems interacting with Tourist NPCs like Sahara and buying from them when they visit has a positive effect on your rating as well.

Inviting K.K. Slider to the Island

Once your development rating is at least three stars, you'll eventually get feedback from K.S. After a quick phone call, Slider is all set up to play outside Resident Services the next day. Attend his concert, watch the credits roll, and you'll end up back at your house.

Getting the Island Designer App

After you emerge from your home, Tom Nook greets you once again. He lets you know Slider will be there every Saturday from now on and, more importantly, finally gives you the Island Designer App.

You don't have access to all the terraforming features right away. At first, it's just the grass and dirt paths you can lay out. For more options, you'll need to purchase Island Design Permits using Nook Miles.

  • Waterscaping permit: 6,000 Miles
  • Cliff construction permit: 6,000 Miles
  • Arched tile path permit: 2,000 Miles
  • Dark dirt path permit: 2,000 Miles
  • Sand path permit: 2,000 Miles
  • Stone path permit: 2,000 Miles
  • Terra-cotta tile permit: 2,000 Miles
  • Wooden path permit: 2,000 Miles
  • Custom design path permit: 2,300 Miles (this is what lets you use your design creations as paths)


And that's all you need to know for how to get the Animal Crossing New Horizons Island Designer App. You've taken your island from deserted nothing to luxurious paradise, complete with custom layout and weekly concerts. Be sure to check out our other Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides as well, including:

How to Get Isabelle in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Tue, 24 Mar 2020 11:48:56 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

Isabelle, everyone's favorite canine assistant, is in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You'll need to spend some time developing your deserted paradise to get Isabelle on the island.

Depending on how diligent you are, you won't be seeing Isabelle until day eight or nine. Fortunately, it's worth the wait and you'll unlock a number of other important things in the process.

Here's how to get Isabelle in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Getting More Animals in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The first step you'll need to complete is twofold. You'll gather more villagers (islanders?) to your settlement in New Horizons and develop the Nook's Cranny shop.

Once you pay off your tent debt of 5,000 Nook Miles, Tom Nook gives you your first Nook Miles Ticket. You can spend 2,000 Nook Miles to get an additional one as well.

Nook Miles Tickets let you take a plane from Dodo airport to a random, mysterious island. These are an absolute necessity for gathering resources, and you'll sometimes come across a new animal face as well.

If you do find an animal there, speak to them until you can invite them back to your island.

Meanwhile, you should have already unlocked the Museum/Blathers' tent back on the main island. The day after Blathers sets up his tent, speak with Timmy or Tommy Nookling in Resident Services.

They'll ask for your help gathering materials to build the new Nook's Cranny shop, which means finding lots of wood and Iron Nuggets. You'll have a better chance of getting the necessary 30 Iron Nuggets on one of the random islands, so bust out the Nook Miles Tickets again, if you haven't acquired 30 already.

Getting Houses Ready in New Horizons

The day after you finish collecting materials and decide on a spot, Nook's Cranny opens. If you've already recruited at least one islander, Nook's daily broadcast gets interrupted by a call from someone wanting the island getaway package.

We've outlined what happens next in our New Horizons ladder guide, but here's the gist of it. Nook needs your help setting up three new house plots and getting the homes furnished. You'll make a bridge, and find spots for the three houses.

After that, it's up to you to get them fully furnished. Nook provides you the recipes you need for everything, but it'll still take some work. Each house requires three pieces of internal furniture and three pieces of external furniture, and as usual, you'll need a good supply of woods and Iron Nuggets, plus some fruit.

Once you've finished getting all three houses ready, Nook rewards you with some fencing and fence DIY Recipes. You don't have to do anything with these now, but fencing is helpful for raising your island development rating — more on that in our Island Designer App guide.

Resident Services Upgrade and Isabelle's Arrival

Once you've got villagers/islanders for all three empty houses, Resident Services can upgrade. Fortunately, you don't have to do anything else for this upgrade. It does take a few days, though.

Nook makes his usual daily announcement the day after the houses are filled. This time, he says Resident Services is getting a renovation. It's closed the day after that for rebuilding and such, and the day after that, Resident Services is situated in the familiar Town Hall building.

And Isabelle joins Tom Nook's broadcast on that day.

Isabelle handles the daily announcements from then on, and you can speak with her inside Resident Services. She'll look adorable, help with complaints, offer advice for island development, look adorable, and help you change the town tune.


That's that for how to get Isabelle in New Horizons. Head over to our growing collection of Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides for even more tips and tricks, including:

How to Get the Ladder in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Tue, 24 Mar 2020 11:43:12 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

Of all the new tools in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the ladder is probably the one you want the most starting out. It's the only way to reach those tantalizing cliffs lurking just out of reach, with their resources and chances for iron nuggets.

There's no way to buy the ladder or find the DIY recipe in shops. In fact, you won't get the ladder until at least three days into your island experience. Here's how getting the ladder in New Horizons works.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons — How to Get the Ladder

Tom Nook gives you the Ladder DIY Recipe when he asks you to find suitable places for new islanders' homes. There's some disagreement over when and how this happens, though.

Some claim you need to meet and invite three animals before Nook lets you do this, while others say you don't have to invite anyone; it just happens. I invited only one animal, and Nook still asked me to find plots for three houses at a certain point.

I'm guessing that was probably a coincidence, though, because it seems tied to completing Nook's Cranny and not to inviting other animals along. But if you complete Nook's Cranny and nothing happens, pop over to an island using Nook Miles and try to find a new island recruit.

Either way, you'll be making a bridge first before you can get the ladder.

Making a Bridge in New Horizons

The day Nook's Cranny opens, Tom Nook's usual daily broadcast gets interrupted by a phone call. More people want Nook's getaway package, and he promises them furnished homes — the full deluxe treatment.

When you regain control over your character, head to Resident Services.

Speak with Nook until he tells you about his hastiness in promising furnished homes, and he'll ask if you want to be involved. Speak with him again and ask "What Do I Do?" to start the process.

First, he'll tell you the islanders need more space and provides you with a bridge-making kit DIY Recipe. It requires four sets of wooden stakes, four stones, and four lumps of clay.

You can craft one set of wooden stakes with three pieces of regular wood, and clay is a random item that may or may not pop out of rocks when you hit them.

After you've gathered the necessaries and made your bridge kit, don't be hasty about where you build it. This bridge DIY recipe was a one-time thing, and you can't make another one for a while.

Obtaining the Ladder DIY Recpie

After you plunk your bridge down, it won't be ready for another day. Head back to Resident Services anyway, and let Nook know you're finished. He'll give you a run-down of what's next and a ton of new DIY recipes.

One of these recipes is the Ladder (though he doesn't actually tell you it's in there until a bit later).

Unless you've been very industrious with your planting, you'll actually need it to finish getting all the houses ready. One furniture item requires nine tulips, and there just so happens to be an abundance of the lovely flowers on your island's upper levels.

Gather four bits each of wood, hardwood, and softwood, and you're good to go for your Ladder. Fortunately, the  Ladder isn't breakable either, or doesn't seem to be. I've used mine a lot, and nothing untoward has happened yet.


That's all you need to know for how to get the Ladder in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Make sure to check out our growing collection of Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides to help you get the most out of your island experience, including:

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Where to Get Bamboo Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:08:45 -0400 Ashley Shankle

There are more varieties of wood in this world than you can count, and in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there are more sorts than the ones you chop off your native trees. Specifically, bamboo trees.

Bamboo trees don't grow natively on any player island, but they can be found on some deserted islands. That's where your Nook Points come in, and a fair amount of luck.

How to Get Bamboo in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Bamboo can only be found on some of the islands you can visit using Nook Miles Tickets, which cost 2,000 Nook Points.

There is no confirmed way to influence the flora and fauna on any island you visit via Nook Miles Tickets. If you're really on the warpath to get some bamboo planted around your island or just collect it for recipes, you may be in for some heavy Nook Point costs. 

Some islands have bamboo trees growing instead of regular ones. Bamboo trees can be chopped for materials or even dug up and put into your inventory just like regular trees, but there's one unique facet to bringing some bamboo home to plant.

On bamboo islands, you'll likely see several spots on the ground to dig up. These will more often than not have bamboo shoots inside them, which are a far more inventory-friendly option of hauling bamboo home as they do stack.

I've found that I generally only get 5 bamboo shoots per bamboo tree island.

Take them home and plant them like any other tree, and you'll soon be rolling in some aesthetic bamboo to harvest for bamboo pieces and young spring bamboo (which won't be available after May in the northern hemisphere).

Bamboo is used in a variety of recipes down the line. Nook should give you your very first one at some point after you bring bamboo home, so don't delay!


Check out some of our other Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides if you're looking to make the most out of your new home. Happy island living!

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Plant Fruit & Their Prices Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:08:37 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Fruit is an excellent source of supplemental income in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and when eaten, it gives you the much-needed energy to clear out rocks and trees for good. Many players plant fruit trees and even whole orchards to keep their supply coming.

Of course, you have to know how to plant fruit to get started with an orchard or to just get foreign fruit growing on your island. Luckily, it's easy as can be.

In this guide, we will go over not just how to plant fruit, but fruit prices and your best bets for getting coconuts and other foreign fruits on your island.

How to Plant Fruit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

First, you need a shovel. You can obtain your first regular shovel one or the DIY recipe for a flimsy shovel from Nook early on.

Second, you need fruit. Just shake a tree, pick it up, and you're good to go on this front.

Now let's get to it:

  1. Find a location where you want to plant a new fruit tree
  2. Take out your shovel
  3. Press the "A" button to dig a hole
  4. Press the "X" button to open your inventory
  5. Select the fruit you want to grow and press the "A" button
  6. Select "Plant 1" and press the "A" button

That's really all you need to do!

How Long Does it Take for Fruit to Grow?

It can take anywhere from two to five days for fruit to grow once a tree has fully grown or you pick all the fruit off a tree, as there is a bit of randomness to the game's growth patterns.

Native fruit trees generally take two or three days to bear fruit.

Foreign fruit trees can take anywhere from three to five days to bear fruit. These fruits are best used to sell, rather than eat.

Coconuts seem to grow more quickly than the other two, though I personally have not timed them yet.

Animal Crossing Foreign and Native Fruit Prices

As with all the other games in the series, fruit native to other islands is worth more than the fruit native to your own.

If your island's native fruit is apples, then fruits such as peaches, cherries, pears, and so on will sell for more. This is the case even after you plant foreign fruit trees on your island.

  • Native fruit is worth 100 bells
  • Coconuts are worth 250 bells
  • Foreign fruit is worth 500 bells

How to Get Coconuts and Foreign Fruit

As you can tell by their lower price, coconuts are a bit easier to get than most foreign fruits.

How to Get Coconuts

You can obtain coconuts by going on trips using Nook Miles Tickets and harvesting them on deserted islands. These cost 2000 Nook Miles and send you to a randomly generated island.

All of these islands have some palm trees scattered about which you can shake to receive two coconuts. I highly recommend you plant some back at home!

How to Get Foreign Fruit

You may get lucky and have your in-game mom send you some non-native fruit, or a villager may be feeling particularly generous. However, the easiest way to get foreign fruit is to just visit a friend who has a different native fruit on their island.

You can both take some fruit and plant it back home, easy as pie. Again, foreign fruit does take longer to grow than your native fruits but are well-worth the small amount of effort it takes to get them back home and planted.


That's it for our guide on how to play fruit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you found this guide useful, take a gander at our steadily growing list of New Horizons guides or check out some of these specific ones:

Animal Crossing New Horizons Gulliver and Rusted Parts Guide Mon, 23 Mar 2020 11:44:41 -0400 Joshua Broadwell

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' rusted part is a mysterious item that shows up under certain circumstances in the Resident Services recycling bin. But what is the Rusted Part in New Horizons, and what do you do with it?

We're here to answer that.

How to Get Rusted Parts in New Horizons

You'll only ever come across Rusted Parts after you've helped Gulliver out. Gulliver washes up on your beach from time to time. It's completely random, though, so there's no telling when he might show up on the shore.

Once you talk to him enough to wake him up, he asks for your help fixing that most modern of problems: a busted phone.

Talk to Gulliver to get the rusted part in ACNH.

Search around the beach for little holes in the sand, where Gulliver's communicator parts are buried; there will be a slight breeze blowing above them as a visual clue.

Once you've dug up all five and give them back to Gulliver, he'll be on his way. The next day, check out the recycling bin, where you'll find one Rusted Part.

Some reports are going around that you can hold onto the Communicator Parts instead of giving them to Gulliver, and they'll turn into Rusted Parts the next day. We haven't tried this yet, because we actually helped Gulliver out the one time he's washed up so far. We'll update once we can confirm this, though.

Either way, make sure to keep the Rusted Parts you find, because they come in handy for at least one DIY project.

What to do With Rusted Part in New Horizons

So far, we know of one thing you can use the Rusted Parts for in New Horizons. According to Reddit user KitsuneNosa, you need 30 Rusted Parts for the Robot Hero DIY project later in the game. The project costs 5,000 Nook Miles, and it's the same as the Robot Hero from Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

That's the only project we know of so far that requires Rusted Parts. Given how many DIY projects use different quantities and combinations of the same materials, though, they might be used in others as well. Again, we'll update once we know for sure.

If you aren't interested in the Robot Hero but don't want to get rid of the Rusted Parts in case they're useful for something else, just chuck them in storage in your house. There's plenty of space, plus it can help you reach Nook Miles milestones for extra Miles.


That's it for Rusted Parts in New Horizons, but be sure to check out our growing collection of Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides, including: