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I have mastered taking off my pants! To remove your pants, simply put on a full-length dress. This places your shirt and pants into your inventory. Then just put on a different shirt and boom, you got your dress off and your pants off! I have also just discovered the same method can be used to remove your shirt as well! Instead of re-equiping a shirt after ...


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No, you cannot. The bird is simply there to let you know that there's a new post on the message board that you haven't read yet. This is actually a very common question for every game, and often people will post trolling messages trying to get players to jump through hoops to catch it, but the sad reality is you cannot.


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Usage of QR Codes is unlocked at the Able Sisters clothing shop after becoming friends with Sable. If you've played previous entries in the Animal Crossing series, you might be familiar with this process: you simply chat with Sable at least once a day for a number of days, and she gradually becomes more friendly with you. As far as I can recall, this is ...


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Okay, so I did a few experiments in the past few days, and I will post what I found and what I didn't. For reference, when I say "adjacent tiles" I mean the three tiles above, the three tiles below and the two tiles on each side of the bush. You can plant bushes alone in the village. By that I mean that you can plant bushes anywhere in the main village if ...


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You are punished for changing the game time (no matter how much, it seems), but not the system time. Here's what happens: If you change the time on your 3DS system, Animal Crossing seems to simply think that's the time it is now. Trees grow, events change, the only "bad" things that happen would have happened with the flow of time. Even going back in time ...


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Always, always sell to Re-Tail. They will always buy your items at a higher price than the Nook stores will. While the Nookling store does upgrade in this game, they upgrade only based on the amount you have spent in their store, not the combined buy/sell amount. You can see all shop upgrades here and their requirements on their respective pages, where you ...


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No, you can't change your face or gender after creating your character, you'd have to make a new one. You can however make a new, non-mayor character that is female (they will have to more or less start over with various things like house payments, encyclopedia, catalog). In addition you can also use a Mii Mask from Harriet to look female (I believe you can ...


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You always need to have at least one space surrounding a tree, so you can't plant it directly next to a wall, a house, or another tree. Doing so will just be a waste and the sapling will wilt and die. X = Tree O = Surrounding space OOO OXO OOO As an easy test, make sure you can run in a circle around the hole that you dug for your sapling. However, I ...


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Here's a list, with the first column being the in-game name, the second being the description of the real piece, the third being a description of the fake: Ancient Sculpture A short metal idol Fake has eyes with pupils. Animal Sculpture Two boys suckling a wolf Fake has one boy. Beautiful Sculpture Topless woman with no arms ...


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This link has some pretty good information on 'Perfect Fruits'. It looks like when you plant a 'Perfect fruit' tree you get a random amount of shakes before it dies. It would be pointless to NOT plant/shake the tree when you have them available. You should always have some perfect fruits on hand for when your 'Perfect Fruit' trees die. Sidenote from the ...


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First, you will need to have a Shampoodle's on Main Street. You can get Shampoodle's by spending 10,000 Bell at the Able Sisters after unlocking Kicks. You can do this after spending at least 8,000 Bells in the Able Sisters after you have played the game for at least 10 days. Then, when Shampoodle's is open for business, she will ask you a couple of ...


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According to an Animal Crossing: New Leaf wiki, the Backyard Gardener badge can only be obtained through planting flower seeds; replanting doesn't count: Planting flowers taken from the Tropical Island, Villages you have visited and replanting flowers do not count towards your total needed. (I assume you meant replanting flowers, since drag-and-drop for ...


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Here is a good video that shows a strategy for catching bees: Basically, you want to run away from them as soon as you can, and wait for them to follow you (run 6-8 squares away), and the moment the bees come on screen, press A as soon as they appear and you should catch them. In the video, she suggests running up, so you ...


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They're not sad, they're thinking. They've always done this when opening the menu to my recollection. Have someone take a picture of you when you're in deep thought and you'll probably be frowning too. It's just a natural human thing to do that's included as a bit of realism/personality for the character. There's no way to stop it, it's just their ...


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You can not have multiple save files of individual towns on the same 3DS system. Every time you save your game it generates a new, random "Save ID" and stores that ID in both the SD/Savegame and the 3DS's system memory. Trying to load a save with mismatched IDs will result in being forced to wipe the save. This prevents two things: Having two ...


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The Animal Crossing: New Leaf catalog is accessable from a machine within T&T Mart and later upgrades to that store, and includes: Furniture Wallpaper Flooring Shirts Pants Dresses Hats Glasses Shoes/Socks Umbrellas/Parasols Stationary Music Gyroids* Fossils* That said, all items that are available in the catalog are not necessarily available for order....


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Silver and Gold Tools are upgraded versions of the regular versions of the tools, which usually confer a benefit like making it easier to catch things, better durability, etc. The acquisition methods vary depending on the tool. Axes Silver Axe Upgrade: Always creates rare stump designs, lasts longer than the regular axe Cost: 8 Medals Acquisition: Buy at ...


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You cannot place bugs/fish on the ground outside. You cannot mail bugs/fish. You cannot display bugs/fish in Re-Tail. As far as I know, these are the only ways that you can transfer items betweens players. So, based on this I would say that it is not possible to trade bugs/fish between players.


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You're only able to have one ordinance active at a time (which I believe Isabelle states when you unlock the ability). They cost 20,000 bells to enact, and they do not go into effect until the day after you enact them.


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Medicine is an item that can heal sick villagers and cure bee stings. One dose is available from the "Nookling stores T&T Mart & Up" every day for 400 Bells. If stung, there will be a hive shaped wound on the right section of the players eye. The sting can be hidden with sunglasses. Without the medicine, the sting will heal within a day. ...


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After trying out some random button mashing out of frustration and doing some research to confirm my findings, there is a way to skip the songs and go straight to or from the island. Once he starts singing, you can either press A or B repeatedly (I tested and both buttons work, not just B, as many sites report), or rapidly tap on the touchscreen and he'll ...


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There's no "punishment" for letting villagers go, the main gameplay reasons to keep the village "fresh", new people, new experiences, new furniture (the items a villager gives you is often related/from their interior decorating). There is however the issue of character portraits. If you are nice to a villager for a long time they will eventually give you a ...


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Donate 20 items to the museum. These must include at least one item from each category (Bugs, Fish, Paintings, Fossils). Talk to Blathers on 14 different days. Enter the museum when Blathers is thinking. Talk to him and he will propose the second floor as a public works project.


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You can fix messy hair by going to Shampoodles. Shampoodles can be found on main street.


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I left a turnip out for a few weeks, it rotted (as turnips do) and attracted ants & flies. In short, they did not consume it. So no, ants & flies won't eat food you leave behind.


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You can create a snowpeople with the snowballs. There should be a few snowballs lying around, roll them around snowy parts and they'll grow bigger, on pavement/sand to make they get smaller. You can roll one on top of the other and they'll turn into a snowperson, depending on the proportions of the balls rolled, you can create snowman, snowmam, snowboy or ...


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No, there isn't. The bird is just there to notify you that there are new notices on the bulletin board. If there are any unread notices the bird will appear, otherwise you won't see it.


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Other flesh and blood players can donate to public works projects, even people just visiting your town, not just other residents! Hope for rich friends! Villagers do contribute towards public works projects, but the amount tends to be so negligible that you'll still end up paying for the majority of the project yourself. They do this automatically, and ...


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The Early Bird and Night Owl extend the hours, not shift them. So using the Early Bird ordinance will result in all shops opening 3-4 hours earlier (depends on the shop) and closing at the regular time. The night Owl ordinance will result in all shops open at regular time, and closing 3-4 hours later.


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