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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What is the best orientation for growing flowers?

I went on Thonky's Animal Crossing New Leaf Wiki and read the hybrid flowers guide. It said change the orientation for increased likelihoods. I'm having trouble understanding what this means. The ...
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How do I earn Play Coins?

On my Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the T&T store is selling Fortune Cookies for 2 Play Coins. I went to my home screen, and realized that I had 1 Play Coin. How do I obtain more Play Coins?
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Is there any way to speed up time in Animal Crossing?

I am currently building my first house (just paid the downpayment) and waiting a full day to start designing my house is too long. Is there a way to speed it up?
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When does the day refresh?

On Animal Crossing: New Leaf (and older games) there are many things to do. Some things are digging up holes, mining rocks, shaking trees, going to stores, ect.. When do these things re-appear (...
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Are trees required in New Leaf to have a perfect town?

In the older games, I could have no trees, but lots of flowers and have the perfect town status. Does it work the same way in New Leaf?
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What can I do with snowballs?

It's winter in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and snowballs have spawned all over my town. So far the only thing I've been able to do is to push them around, and into the river that runs through the town. ...
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What would happen if my happy home showcase is house full and I get another via streetpass?

I'm just curious about what would happen if my happy home showcase slot was full when I got another via streetpass? Will it disappear randomly or when the person is out of range? Is there any further ...
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How can I unlock the Club LOL?

Sharing my town with younger sibling. We have all shops but no Club LOL. I never saw Dr. Shrunk after the T&T upgrade (we now have the TIY upgrade). If he did visit and we missed him, will we get ...
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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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Are eShop download “game-saves” saved to your SD card?

Once a game is downloaded from the eShop, is the game save saved on the SD card or the console? If it's saved on the SD card, can it be loaded by the same game on a different console? I'm wondering ...
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Is it possible to transfer your town from a physical copy of the game to the digital copy?

So I have 2 copies of Animal Crossing New Leaf for the 3DS. I have a physical cart version and a digital version I downloaded from the eShop. I use them both on the one console. The time has come ...
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What counts towards the Host badges?

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, everyone is well aware that Phineas, the scoutmaster, hands out badges when you've achieved something. Well, I am having difficulty understanding the qualifications. I ...
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Can I ever dive into the river with my Wetsuit?

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, I know that you can swim in the ocean when you have your Wetsuit on. However, when I try to dive in the river, my character just moves his arms in a way that he's ...
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When do scorpions appear, and how do I catch them?

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, I have seen a scorpion only once. It was in front of the mayor's office, and when I got close to it, I fell and my game reset. Does anyone know how to catch it? Even more,...
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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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What determines the weather?

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, some days it rains and some days it is sunny. I wonder: what determines the weather in the town each day? Is it due to weather in reality or did Nintendo just install ...
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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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Is there an alternate way of making houses appear in the Showcase?

Is there any way to get houses up in the showcase, other than streetpassing another player who has their 3DS set so the info can be sent? I'm never around people who are doing this. Is there an ...
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How do I unlock the sewing machine? [duplicate]

I keep seeing on websites like Tumblr and Twitter that you can read QR codes with the sewing machine in the Able Sisters shop. How do you get the Sewing Machine?
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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 Map Editor?

In a recent question that I saw in the Animal Crossing: New Leaf tag, someone answered, saying that there was a map editor. Is there such thing as a map editor in the game? If there is, where is ...
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Why does my camp site suck so bad?

I built a camp site as one of my community works projects but I can't go in it and no one else is ever there. I finished paying for it and then a day later it said it was done but it doesn't seem done....
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What do I use the coffee beans for?

In "Animal Crossing: New Leaf," the owner of Roost Cafe lets you work part-time and gives you some beans, according on how well you served the customers. The problem is, I don't know how to use them! ...
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What is the purpose of the extra chair is Shampoodle's?

In Shampoodle's in "Animal Crossing: New Leaf," Shampoodle's has an extra seat next to the one you sit in. What is it for?
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Bell-carrying Bamboo?

In "Animal Crossing: New Leaf," I am growing a bamboo shoot that I bought from the emporium. I am curious to know: can bells be produced in these plants? Can ANYTHING be produced by these plants?
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Special tree stumps?

In "Animal Crossing: New Leaf," I used my ax to cut down a tree. To my surprise, there was a Triforce mark on it! What does this special type of tree stump do? What is the probability of getting ...
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Is “K.K. Song” played in Club LOL?

I wanted to know whether or not K.K. Song can be played while DJ KK is doing his thing. I have stood around his preformances and not heard him play the song.
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When does a fruit turn rotten?

In "Animal Crossing New Leaf," my friend's "perfect fruit" turned out to be rotten. How do perfect fruit turn rotten?
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What happened to my clothes?

In "Animal Crossing New Leaf," I time-warped to October 31st, the day of Halloween. I tried to win at a game of rock-paper-scissors with Wolfgang, but I lost, and he changed my Blue-zap outfit to a ...
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What does the Fire Hydrant do?

In "Animal Crossing New Leaf," I see that one of the suggested public works projects was a fire hydrant. If I decide to put that public project up for donations, what will it do? Will there be a fire ...
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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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How do I get all fruits in Animal Crossing?

In my town, the only fruits I have on the trees are peaches. I've heard of getting other fruits, such as an apple or an orange. How can I get those fruits?
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No new villager has created a plot to move in yet?

I've had a normal villager move out four days ago, and no new plot has appeared. Usually when a villager of mine moved out, two days pass and a new plot appears, or a camper the day after they move. ...
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How can I get rid of unwanted visitors?

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, a character has been hanging out in the shopping district for a few days. She has never lived here, there is no campsite available and she is not a specialty character. ...
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At what times can I visit Dr Shrunk?

I know I can visit the nightclub starting at 8pm. But if I'm trying to learn emotions, at what time should I show up to catch Dr Shrunk setting up? I've tried absurdly early (before I go to work, at ...
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Can I get a new Mannequin if my character has moved to a new town?

Well I was a citizen in my brothers town in AC, eventually I got a mannequin from Sable, then I got my own copy of the game and moved to a new town. I kept all of my belongings, including the ...
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When and where can you catch Salmon and King Salmon?

When exactly can you catch Salmon and King Salmon? The guidebook (which is notoriously unreliable) says Sea (early September) River (late September). Is it anywhere in the sea? Or just under the ...
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Can a villager destroy my orchard?

Let's say my town fruit is pears, and I plant 3-4 orange trees in a cluster for ease of picking. Can a new villager pick that exact spot for his house and destroy my ability to get oranges? And if so, ...
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How many money rocks are there?

I'm getting kind of broke in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, so I've started to look for money rocks. How many money rocks are there in total?
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When does Autumn begin?

I just realized that Autumn is coming up soon, but I wasn't sure when it arrives in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Does anyone know a specific date?
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Do friends' villagers retain their original furniture?

I was wondering, if a villager from my town (who I have given furniture to replace their original set) moves to a friend's town, will he retain the furniture I have given him or reset back to what he ...
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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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What are the greenery requirements for a perfect town rating?

I've been trying for a perfect town rating for a number of weeks now, and I fixed the cleanliness issues and developing issues. Now, whenever I talk to Isabelle, she'll tell me we're so close to ...
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Help with Animal Crossing save transfer [duplicate]

I am currently borrowing New Leaf from my step sister and I have now bought a copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf for myself.. I am NOT the mayor on her game card, when I transfer my save data from her ...
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How do I get a certain villager?

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, is there a way to gain a particular villager? For example, if I want Benjamin to join my town, how do I increase the chance of that villager moving in?
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Am I less likely to get a villager if my friend already has them?

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, can the game still give me a certain villager if a friend already has that villager? For example, I visit a friend's town and they have Benjamin. Is the game less likely ...
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K.K. Slider Bootleg From Other Town?

I know that K.K. Slider gives one bootleg per person, but if a friend from another town came over on Saturday night and requested a song, would he get a bootleg such that he could get one from his ...
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How do I plant flowers in the beginning of the game?

In various guides I see the same advice: The [Gardening] store opens five days after the player has created their town. The player must also pull weeds and plant flowers a combined total of 30 ...
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Character Recognition of Villager Moving to Another Town

I know that villagers that move from a friend's town will retain "memories" of their old town for a while and that they stop mentioning the old town after a while. However, during this time period, if ...
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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 ...