Questions tagged [animal-crossing-new-leaf]

a 2013 life-simulation game developed by Nintendo EAD and MonolithSoft, New Leaf is the 4th game in the Animal Crossing series. The player is a mayor of a town full of anthropomorphic animals, and sets about improving their home and entire town in various ways.

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How do I take off my pants?

So I was in my New Leaf house and I accidentally put on a pair of pants instead of displaying them. Then I went and clicked on myself and I have no option to take off my pants. Ever. I swapped them ...
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The Internet keeps me from dreaming

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf's Dream Suite, Luna keeps telling me that I can't dream because of an unstable internet connection. I am connected to the Internet on my 3DSXL and can use other networked ...
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How do “Perfect” Fruits work?

I got a perfect orange! I heard I can plant this to grow 3 more perfect oranges, but if I shake the tree it might die. How does this work exactly? Does each perfect tree only grow 3 fruits, does it ...
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Can I make separate save files/towns/mayors in Animal Crossing: New Leaf?

My wife and I bought an Animal Crossing: New Leaf Special Edition 3DS-XL for my daughter. We are wondering if there is a way to have separate saves (separate towns) so that each of us can have our ...
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Can I change my gender?

I don't want to be a boy anymore. Is there any way to change your gender once you get off the train in Animal Crossing: New Leaf?
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How can I import patterns via QR code?

I've seen tons of Animal Crossing: New Leaf patterns posted across the internet accompanied by QR codes, implying that there's a way to scan those QR codes in-game to import those designs. However, I ...
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Where can bushes be planted?

I purchased a "Y-hibiscus starter" from the tropical island's shop today. After some research I discovered that this would grow into a new class of plants -- bushes. Do bushes have the same growing ...
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Can I force someone to leave my city?

My quiet little town has run into some trouble. Recently, I tried building my third bridge only to be informed that a citizen's home was too close to the build site. Upon closer inspection, I learned ...
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Can you have negative profit in the stalk market, or does it 'bottom out' at zero?

The stalk market badge in New Leaf has a badge for making a profit selling turnips. The bronze requires a total cumulative profit of 500,000 bells. I'm interested to know how this is calculated - if ...
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Are there any spacing rules for trees?

I want to clear out a spot for a small orchard near my train station so my visitors have immediate access to any fruits they might need. I'd like to make it as compact as possible. What are the ...
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Am I punished for playing with the game clock?

A time honored tradition is "time traveling" by scooting the game clock ahead in Animal Crossing to catch bugs/fish at certain times, make more bells, get rare items and all sorts of other things. ...
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Will it ever rain on the island?

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, will it ever rain on the Island? I want to catch a snail on one of the hibiscus bushes.
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Will NPC villagers contribute to public works projects?

Isabelle hinted that villagers could donate to public works projects but that they probably won't succeed without my input. So I assume I'm definitely going to have to chip some in for this stuff to ...
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Catch the bird on top of the notice board?

When I walk near the train station there is a notice board. Almost every time, sitting atop it, is a yellow bird that will fly away when I get close. Is there some way to capture this bird??
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Will the ants eat my fruit?

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, I have perfect peaches scattered around my entire town. On different occasions, I spot an army of ants swarming around a perfect peach. Will they eventually eat the peach ...
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Can I talk to the blue alpaca?

Reese's boyfriend seems to constantly be asleep. When I try and talk to him, she warns me that he's been hard at work all night, but I can't actually enter the shop at night. Is there any way to ...
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Does a non-mayor player get requests for public work projects?

Can a non-mayor user get public project requests or are these only given to the mayor? My girlfriend and I play the game and she's the mayor, but I'm the one playing all the time with my second non-...
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Should I convince villagers to stay, or send them packing?

I had a villager come up to me today and tell me that she was leaving in a few days. I can't stand the thought that Piecaken is not a good village for everyone, so I convinced her to stay. Now I find ...
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What items can be bought from the catalog?

I keep looking around and everything I keep finding about catalogs isn't very specific or doesn't mention it. This is my second Animal Crossing since The GC one so I haven't dealt with a catalog in ...
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How can I trade fish/bugs between characters?

Something I did in the first Animal Crossing was make a house on an alternate character solely to showcase bugs/fish I felt were too cool to only leave in the museum. However bugs can't be mailed or ...
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How do I get music for my home?

I recently received a music player from one of my villagers, but when I tried to turn it on, it said that I "didn't have any music on me". How can I "get music on me"?
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How exactly do the Early Bird/Night Owl Town Ordinances work?

According to this site the key benefits of either the Early Bird/Night Owl town ordinance are: The villagers of the town change their schedule to fit the new time The villagers wake up and the shops ...
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Do I only get one chance at passing Gracie's fashion check?

Gracie finally, well, graced my town today for the first time! I was nervous about passing her fashion check, but I decided to go ahead and try it anyway with only a mere two items (Basketball Shorts ...
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Does this method count as planting?

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you can get the Backyard Gardener badge by planting 100 plants. There are two ways to drop a plant(more specifically a flower) to the ground: by dragging the flower icon ...
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Should I sell to Nook or Re-Tail?

I noticed that the nice people at Re-Tail buy my used goods/fish/bugs/misc. at a higher price than the Nook crime family will. In past games, however, you needed to have a combined buy/sell amount at ...
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How can I identify forged paintings?

I've heard rumors online that you can identify forged paintings in Animal Crossing: New Leaf before purchasing them from Redd's Gallery. I've noticed that Redd sells more than one painting when he ...
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Do special NPCs leave when friends visit?

Today, I had Saharah, the carpet-selling camel, in my town. Since this was only my first day playing, I couldn't buy any carpet from her as she would not sell me carpeting for my tent. Some of my ...
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Is there a way to remove custom designs from the ground?

While I was half asleep, I had the brilliant idea to make some fancy roads with QR code paths and paste them on the ground. Now, being awake, I realized that I really messed up. After messing around a ...
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Dark lines flickering between vertically aligned designs on the ground - but only some of them

I recently made a few designs in ACNL to serve as roads for my town. Everything looks okay when I put them down, except for one thing. Dark lines are flickering in the vertical space between designs ...
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What determines the New Year's reward I get, and (how) can I get them all?

According to the Prima guide (which is also amazingly unreliable so far), the New Year's countdown gifts from Isabelle vary. To quote their table, Gift Value Note Bell ...
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Do your villagers remember you when they move out or not?

I keep getting different answers, and none of them seem specific to Animal Crossing New Leaf, so I'm not sure if my villagers who move out will remember me or not. What determines it? I know that they'...
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How long until you can see your town history?

How long does your town tree have to grow until you can sit on it and see your town's history?
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Is there an in-game catalog?

Previous entries into the Animal Crossing series offered an in-game catalog at Nook's shop where I could review all of the items I've obtained in the game. In New Leaf, the shops have changed ...
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Planting money trees?

In the previous games of Animal Crossing, players were able to plant money trees. Is it possible to plant money trees in New Leaf? If so, how?
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What public works do I need for my “perfect town”?

I've been trying to achieve perfect town rating, but Isabelle keeps telling me that the only thing I need are more public works. The thing is... I have tons of them, and yet she tells me I need more! ...
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Increasing Premium Items at Re-Tail in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

One of my villagers mentioned that you can get Re-Tail to buy more than one item at premium prices if you get streetpasses - but I've been unable to get this to happen. I regularly get streetpasses ...
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If you delete a character, does its designs stay?

In New Leaf, your character can make designs and display them on the ground to create "pathways". If a character puts down pathways and then you delete that character, will pathways still be there?
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How long will Nintendo store my dream town?

According to the the Animal Crossing Wikia: If the dream world is not updated or visited for a very long time, it will be automatically deleted from Nintendo's servers. This will wipe every ...
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Where can I find medicine?

I know it is possible to be stung by bees in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. I learned that the hard way when I was trying to find my furniture tree. Now, I have an eye swollen shut and all of my towns ...
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Does Re-Tail force you to leave at closing time?

In previous entries to the Animal Crossing series, the main shop in the village (some variation of Tom Nook's shop) responded to closing time. The music would change very near to closing time (~5 ...
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Is there any upgrade to Shampoodle?

I've been getting my hair changed everyday just in case there is an upgrade available, but if there's not I don't really feel the need to change my hair every day. Does Shampoodle every upgrade? ...
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Do “acres” still matter for how I plant trees/flowers?

In the first Animal Crossing there were sectors of the map like A1 and D4, and to get a perfect town you needed just enough, but not too many, trees/etc in all areas. Does New Leaf work like that in ...
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How can I fix messy hair in Animal Crossing?

I time-warped in Animal Crossing: New Leaf so I could get to the award ceremonies for the Bug-Off. I time-warped a year ahead, and now my hair's all messy. How can I put my hair back to normal?
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If I buy a new copy of Animal Crossing, will it remember my save data?

I lost my retail copy of Animal Crossing, If I get a new cartridge can I resume playing on my 3DS or is that gone for good?
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Why is my character feeling sad?

Every time I open my inventory.. or catch a fish I believe.. My character frowns. Is there something I can do to stop this? Its a bit annoying since I feel I am doing an ok job but if I stop to look ...
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Where does my Piggy Bank money go?

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, I received a piggy bank from the Post Office as a reward for saving up 1,000,000 bells. I was wondering what it did, so I put it on my sleek table and touched it. I heard ...
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Is there a prize for buying carpets and wallpapers from Sahara?

I wanted to know: does Sahara give you a prize for buying a specific amount of her items, or does she give you absolutely NO award for buying her items?
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Which items are stackable?

Which items are stackable in Animal Crossing: New Leaf? Offhand, I know I can stack fruit, coins and sacks of money. Anything else?
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Are dandelions flowers or weeds?

I picked a dandelion this morning, but rather than disappear it went into my inventory. So are they considered flowers or weeds? If I just leave them be, will they lower my town's happiness levels? ...
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How long will items stick around when dropped?

If I drop an item on the ground in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, how long will it stick around? I am not talking about displaying an item or a pattern but taking, say, a stack of gold and dropping it ...