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A 2020 community simulator game developed and published by Nintendo. It was released on March 20th, 2020 for the Nintendo Switch.

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How does guest watering work?

I don't get what 'unique visitor' means. Does it have to be like visitors from other islands or just different players from the same island / same system? I had one of my family members create an ...
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Determining Cartridge version based on Case Clues

I've mostly migrated over to a digital game library but still enjoy having a small collection of physical games, such as first-party Nintendo. But these days even having a physical edition feels ...
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2 consoles, 2 players with 2 homes, 1 Island

Can 2 players, each with their own console and game card, using WiFi or local play, live on the same island with separate homes? My daughter and I play, sometimes at the same time, sometimes not. We ...
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Is there a way to prevent Nook from auto selling a spot?

My SO has that problem, but I never encountered it myself. It seems that Nook, when someone moves out, will auto fill the spot left with a random villager, and that in usually 2-3 days, sometimes ...
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How do you unlock the co-op with other shops on Harv's Island?

When I go to Harv's Island, the only option he has is the photo studio. Screenshots from other people online show a path to the right of his house, but mine just has a clothesline that you can't cross....
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How did my friend get a flimsy shovel without a recipe?

I was helping my friend collect some bells to pay off their house loan (not tent) in Animal Crossing New Horizons. We were making good use of the flimsy shovel until it finally broke. The weird thing, ...
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Multiple of one villager?

I was actually wondering if it's possible to have two of the same villager on one island as I want Papi but my fiancé does too. I have one for her already as she doesn't like doing the online trading ...
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Switch: The game is rated for toddlers 3+ but very much text they can not yet read

Animal Crossing™: New Horizons is rated for toddlers 3+ but very much text they can not yet read. Is the text also available as audio? The language 3+ toddlers understand roughly, but the text not at ...
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When will invited persons show up?

In Animal Crossing: New Horizon, me and my two daughters live on an island. I invited one person to move to the island and my daughter invited two, but nothing has happened. Did I mess it up by asking ...
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When does the game determine which fossils are which?

When does the game determine which fossils are which? When they are "buried" at 5am? When I dig them up? Or when Blathers assesses them? For example, if I dig up a fossil, does the game ...
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Can I time travel to the next time a villager asks to move out or do I have to play the whole 15 days

I’m trying to get entirely new villagers on my island, but it's a 15 day period between the time a new villager moves in and an old villager asks to move out. I’m wondering if I could time travel to ...
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When does Katrina offer purification after bad luck in ACNH?

I have got bad luck from Katrina several times now, but she never offer me purification services. What am I doing wrong? Does purification needs to be unblocked or am I missing some dialog option?
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Where is Pave and why is Festival not being celebrated?

Today I logged on to animal crossing new horizons. I was expecting Isabelle to were a fun hat, confetti flying around, villagers dancing, and Pave in the plaza. Instead I got nothing. I have the ...
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Can I get all the fruit types by visiting Random Islands?

I don't have a Switch Online subscription, and have no intention of getting one, so the only way (aside from physical LAN meetups) that I can get fruit that isn't native to my island is to use Nook ...
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NookLink with a child account

I want to use the NookLink features in the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app with my child's account. When I sign in on the NookLink I see my adult account and the child. When I select the child ...
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Does every local villager need Nintendo Switch Online to play online?

If I own AC New Horizons, and have Nintendo Switch Online, it is a given that I can add/remove friends as well as visit other friend's islands. However, what I want to know is this -- if I do not own ...
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How to remove flowers efficiently in ACNH?

I've let flowers take over half of my island in ACNH, and I would like to clear the large space they take. I don't particularly care if they just disappear or get sold. What is the most efficient way ...
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Switch - Can I buy a DLC on my main account and play it with the game owned by a second account?

I play Animal Crossing with a digital copy in a second profile linked to my friend's account. I want to buy the DLC on my main account. This DLC will be shared to the second account in this situation? ...
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Can you copy the same Animal Crossing island to two different Switches?

I have one Switch (Switch-a) that I borrowed and was being used by two kids. I bought two more Switches (Switch-b, Switch-c). Can you copy the same island to two different switches without limitations,...
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How do I stop villagers from moving away after telling them to?

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons my son accidentally told one of his villagers that they should "follow their dreams" when they said they wanted to leave. He'd actually like them to stay. Is there a ...
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Kapp'n won't take me on boat ride

My kids are playing Animal Crossing New Horizons and Kapp'n won't take us on his boat. I have verified and they have enough Nook Miles (over 15k). We are not playing in English but if I translate ...
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Why doesn't Redd ever come to my island?

I have been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons every single day since the update where Redd comes to your island to sell art. I've managed to get him 2 or 3 times, but after that, he just never ...
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How to find Jack on my Animal Crossing island?

So Jack is supposed to be the island between 5 P.M and Midnight by Resident Services, but he's not there. I've tried look everywhere, including going into and out of buildings, restarted the game and ...
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Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to move out most recent villager? [duplicate]

My wife has 8 villagers; 7 of which she wants to keep on her island in ACNH, but the most recent is one she'd like to get rid of (and then go on Nook Mile Island Tours to find a new one). We've been ...
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Can you spend your time just walking around in Animal Crossing?

My three-year-old daughter loves to just walk around the landscape of whatever game I've got in my Nintendo Switch at the time, which is great, but I'm trying to play LoZ: Skyward Sword at the minute ...
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How to use the custom design app to make a checkered pattern with sharp corners?

I'm trying my hand at my first custom design. I want to make a red/pink/white checkered picnic blanket. Sounds simple, right? I made my design using the 3x3 pen tool, marking 3x3 squares in different ...
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Why did some of my fruit trees not grow to the next stage?

In the picture below, I have separated my trees with 2 horizontal spaces and 1 vertical space from the next tree. They are all non-native trees and were planted on the same day. (The holes are for ...
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Will I lose my Nook Stop bonus streak?

I have a pretty good streak going with checking the Nook Stop every day for the bonus miles. However, tomorrow the Resident Services tent will be closed because they are upgrading to a building so I ...
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If I speed up time, what are the consequences?

Is there any way to expedite tomorrow or advance when the town is depleted? If I change my clock in system settings, will that mess up my town? (How?)
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Do trees drop furniture in all colors and varieties or only the types sold in the shop in ACNH?

I've been shaking my hardwood and cedar trees every day to get two pieces of furniture. However all the furniture I get seems to be the same colors sold in the shop: I only get the pink "cute&...
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What is the house upgrade order in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

I play Animal Crossing: New Horizons and I'm wondering what the house upgrading order because I want to know what's next in the housing upgrades.
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Can the second player's "mom" mail a foreign fruit?

I would like to know if it is possible for the second character's mom to send a foreign fruit just like the primary character's mom did.
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I missed Redd on his first visit to my Animal Crossing: New Horizons island. When does he come back?

The recent update to Animal Crossing New Horizons added Redd as an occasional NPC. According to this guide, the first time he appears, Isabelle announces it. The problem is, I forgot to talk to him ...
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How to trigger the nature day event?

My island is a Northern Hemisphere island. Nature day is a event beginning on 23rd Apr, and ending on 4th May. My game version is currently 1.10.0 I've set my system date to 22nd April, saved the game,...
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Will my turnips rot if I visit another island that has time-travelled?

I know that if I set my system time back to the past, any turnips that I have will rot. But if I am visiting another island, and that player has his system time set to the past or to the future, do my ...
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In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, what happens if you time travel earlier in the day?

Let's say it's Sunday, and I buy a bunch of turnips, but while I'm trying to buy them, noon rolls around and now I can't buy any more turnips. If I turn the clock back an hour, will any of the ...
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How long do I have to wait for the next villager to ask me about moving?

A villager wanted to leave my island, and I didn’t want them to so I said to stay. Will another villager ask to leave the same day or will I have to wait another 15 days for a villager to want to ...
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In animal crossing new horizons, do old villagers that move out remember you when you meet them again?

I had Chrissy move out, and I ended up seeing her again. When I met her, she had no clue who I was, even if she said she will never forget me. Is that just what villagers say when they leave as well?
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Can one Animal Crossing New Horizons digital copy be used on two Switches with two islands

Can one Animal Crossing New Horizons digital copy be used on two Switches with two islands? I have two switches. I am happy to configure one as primary and the other as secondary under the same ...
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Does Animal Crossing: New Horizons have an offensive words filter for the island name?

In the Bridge chatroom, today we had a discussion on whether Animal Crossing: New Horizons would allow the name "Tardanas" (a name that was randomly generated by one of the online name generators) ...
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Does rain count as me watering, or a visitor watering?

In Animal Crossing New Horizons, I understand that rain waters all flowers on the island. However, there’s a mechanic where folks visiting your island who water your flowers can have the waterings ...
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Can someone have a villager move to their island if they have a villager in boxes?

My friend has all of their plots full, and one of their villagers is in boxes right now. They are offering for Tex, who’s on my island, and I have to get him in boxes today since Freya is in my ...
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Is there an upper limit of how much money you can throw in a gold hole?

Sometimes you can dig up gold, and then put back an amount in that hole. Then, a couple days later, you get back 3 times the amount. I've been putting 99,000 bells in these holes, but my SO is ...
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What counts as "getting away" for the cast master achievement in Animal Crossing New Horizons?

I'm going for the cast master achievement in New Horizons. I know i broke my streak at 58, and that i wont be able to see what my current streak is, but i am wondering what counts as "getting away". ...
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Best way to store items after you fill your items storage?

I filled up my entire storage and need more room to store stuff. I have now resorted to placing everything i can into a room on both the floor and the walls. My walls are literally filled with ...
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Cannot assist with shop upgrade quest on animal crossing: new horizons

I am not seeing the quest my daughter has for upgrading the shop. I have had to co-op with her resident, drop all the resources I have and then swap leader in order that we can carry on. I am ...
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Am I able to get fall recipes in bottles?

I've been trying to collect the fall recipes, namely the maple leaf and the mushroom set, but I have no success thus far from bottles washed up in the beach... so, is it possible to obtain said ...
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Game owner and Resident Representative is moving to their own Switch, what's left behind?

My situation is best described by a short timeline: Me living together with girlfriend, I have a Switch, she also has an account on it, and that is her primary Switch. She buys ACNH on her account. ...
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Furniture spawn manipulation and money trees

You can manipulate which trees will drop furniture when you shake them by planting a certain number of trees in order, guaranteeing that you get furniture from the same two trees every day. Cut down ...
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Can I give villagers clothes in AC:NH?

I'm currently on day 5 of playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons. I want my villagers to look cool, so can I give them clothes?