Animal Crossing: New Leaf Cheats For 3DS

  1. Hit Balloon Presents with Net

    If ballooned presents come from the coastal side of town, go to the cliff the rest of town is on. Before the balloon reaches the cliff, hit it with your net. Also, if the present comes from the other side of the town, as the balloon reaches the cliff it will lower allowing you to hit as well.

    Contributed by: AskaLangly 

  2. Easier bug and fish catching!

    When hunting for a certain type of catch, such as sharks or palm tree bugs, this trick will help. Search the area where you are looking for the creature, and if it isn't there hit start and save, but continue playing. This will reset the bug and fish spawns in your game, and it only takes a few seconds.

    Contributed by: kybotica 

  3. Avoid Bee Stings Easily

    To easily avoid being stung by a bee, simply press 'Start' and select 'Save and Continue.' This will refresh the environment and cancel the flying bees, avoiding the need to run into a building or to try and catch them. The beehive will still be on the ground after the save completes.

    Contributed by: darkninja157 

  4. Balloon Frequencies

    Whenever the time on the clock ends in 4 (i.e. 12:34 or 8:54), a balloon may appear on one of the sides your town. This means you can get up to 6 balloon presents an hour. You must be outside for the balloon to appear.

    Contributed by: ChubbyMuffin77 

  5. Avoid Triggering Beehives in Trees

    To shake trees for money and furniture safely without fear of getting attacked by bees, go to the Train Station and open your train gate to visitors. Beehives will not spawn when your train gate is open.

    Contributed by: Nut_Nut 

  6. Skip Kapp'n's Song

    While traveling to or from the Tropical Resort, while Kapp'n is singing tap the the B button rapidly. He'll suddenly stop singing and say a few things and then drop you off. This saves a lot of time.

    Contributed by: SuperSensei 

  7. Extra item space

    Whenever you're full of items in your inventory, you can store your items inside letters, preventing you from having to come back to get whatever you missed. This gives you 10 extra item spaces, handy for selling your bug/fish load from the island.

    Contributed by: matt2325 

  8. Change the Club LOL Gyroids

    If you go into Club LOL during the morning or afternoon before the show you can walk up on the stage. If you click A on one of the Gyroids you can choose to swap it with one in your inventory. This can give a new back beat to some of KK's songs while he is DJing or playing guitar!

    Contributed by: Aleu1010 

  9. Cliff Diving

    It's possible to perform cliff dives straight from your town and into the ocean. Look carefully for a section of the cliff that doesn't have any beach area beneath it. Stand near the edge, equip the Wet Suit, and press the A button. Your character will jump off the cliff and land in the water below. Also, if your having a bad day or have a King Tut mask, you can jump in to rivers. How? I'll tell you. Find a corner to the river. make 2 holes and make sure they are one hole apart. Right now, you cant get in. So put a item in either one. Then go in the middle, turn around without moving, then dig it out. While your character shows you what you dug up, the back round will start to glitch and shake around. Put the item back and you will start. Then, you run at a angle which makes dust particles at your feat (Remember, you have to have a King Tut mask or be having a bad day to trip). Then you will trip in to the river, and you will be able to walk around in the river just like your on the ground (No water particles will appear). Warning: If you walk on the sides or up a bridge, you will do a magic jump up onto the ground or bridge.

    Contributed by: discoinferno84 

  10. Tweeter/Bean glitch

    Position your character next to something (like in front of a building door) and have your friend pushing you while you are repeatedly pressing A with your Tweeter or Beans equipped. Eventually you will get pushed onto/into places you aren't supposed to be like the roof of a building, or into a river or ocean. In places where there's no corners you can dig holes to prevent yourself from sliding around while your friend pushes you.

    Contributed by: prsflnt2 

  11. Magic Rocks

    Like in the previous Animal Crossing games, there is a rock in each town that, if you hit it with a shovel or axe, gives out money. It only does this once per day, of course, but you can get up to 16,000 bells if you hit it enough. Every day there will be an extra rock in your town. Hit it with a shovel and it will break and reveal a different mineral. You can take these to Cyrus (once he wakes up) and use them as an additional way to make your furniture different. Or you can just sell them. Once you have the silver shovel, you have a chance of making gems come out of the money rock instead of bells. Also, you can take 3 gold gems to Cyrus and he'll make you a random piece of a special gold furniture set.

    Contributed by: ultimatemrbl98 

  12. View town's history

    If you sit on the ledge at your mayor planted tree after it has grown for a month and wait a few seconds, credits will roll by showing your town history.

    Contributed by: castlevania_CoD 

  13. Unlockable Locations

    Most, if not all of these require it being 10 days past the start of the game, and most will all be available in the public works list.

    Code Effect
    Have Nookling Junction upgrade for the first time, give Dr. Shrunk permission when he visits your house, and obtain signatures from other villagers. Club LOL
    Pull 30 weeds, plant 30 flowers or trees, OR water 30 plants. Garden Center
    Donate at least 20 items (at least one from each category) to the museum, and talk to Blathers daily; the shop will become a works project. Museum Shop
    Spend at least 8000 bells in the Able Sisters' shop. Kicks
    Spend at least 10,000 bells in Able Sisters' or Kicks. It must be at least 10 days since Kicks was built. Shampoodle
    Have your fortune read (which happens whenever Katrina visits your town) 20 times. Then speak to her and the shop will be added to the works list. Fortune Teller Shop
    (Req: 7 days after game start) Talk to Isabelle when she is sleeping. Dream Suite will be added to the public works list. Dream Suite
    Donate 50 items to the Museum, and have the Museum Shop already unlocked. Talk to Blathers 7 days after the Museum Shop's opening. The Roost Café
    Start up the game after finishing your upgrade to a house. Tortimer will greet you at the start up; meet him at the docks. You can go one day later. The Island Resort
    Turn off your 3DS without saving, and when you start up your town, Mr Resetti will say that the Reset Centre closed, then its a works project. Reset Center
    Talk to Sable (in the Able Sisters store; the one sewing machine)for 10 days straight and on the 11th day it will be added to the back of the store. QR Machine

    Contributed by: m__oLo___m___ 

  14. Silver & Golden Tools

    These are tools in the game that you unlock.

    Code Effect
    Purchase from the museum's second floor extension after donating at least 15 fossils. Silver Shovel
    Purchase from the island shop for 8 medals. Silver Axe
    Purchase from the museum's second floor extension after donating at least 30 bugs. Silver Net
    Purchase from the museum's second floor extension after donating at least 30 fish. Silver Fishing Rod
    Talk to Leif the sloth after purchasing at least 50 flower seeds from the gardening shop. Silver Watering Can
    Shoot down the present with 2 silver balloons attached to it. Silver Slingshot
    Talk to Leif the sloth after purchasing at least 50 fertilizers from the gardening shop. Golden Shovel
    Talk to Leif the sloth after purchasing at least 50 tree saplings from the gardening shop. Golden Axe
    Talk to the bug catching tournament host after catching every bug in the game. Golden Net
    Talk to the fishing tournament host after catching every fish in the game. Golden Fishing Rod
    Talk to Isabelle after maintaining 15 days of perfect environmental conditions. Golden Watering Can
    Shoot down the present with 3 gold balloons attached to it. Golden Slingshot

    Contributed by: Supersmashmater 

  15. ATM Savings Rewards

    Save the following amounts of bells in the ATM (located in the post office) to have a gift mailed to you.

    Code Effect
    Achieve a balance of 100,000 bells Box of Tissues
    Achieve a balance of 500,000 bells Letter Set
    Achieve a balance of 1,000,000 bells Piggy Bank
    Achieve a balance of 5,000,000 bells Aluminum briefcase
    Achieve a balance of 10,000,000 bells Post-office poster
    Achieve a balance of 20,000,000 bells Safe
    Achieve a balance of 50,000,000 bells Mailman's Hat
    Achieve a balance of 100,000,000 bells ABD

    Contributed by: Stevewins123 

  16. HHA Prizes

    Prizes are dependent on which mode you are playing under. Prizes for the theme challenge cannot be earned while under the standard mode and vice-versa. Speak to Lyle about changing to and from the theme challenge.

    Code Effect
    Get a score of 10,000 HHA tee
    Get a score of 20,000 HHA Pennant
    Get a score of 50,000 Silver HHA Plaque
    Get a score of 70,000 Gold HHA Plaque
    Get a score of 90,000 Silver HHA Trophy
    Get a score 100,000 Gold HHA Trophy
    Get a score 150,000 Gold House Model
    Get a score 300,000 (theme challenge) Golden Roof
    Get a score 500,000 (theme challenge) Golden Exterior
    Get a score 700,000 (theme challenge) Arched Golden Door
    Get a score 900,000 (theme challenge) Golden Fence
    Get a score 1,100,000 (theme challenge) Golden Mailbox
    Get a score 30,000 HHA Jacket

    Contributed by: jackthecat1216 

  17. Nookling store upgrades

    Code Effect
    10 days after your town is open and the you have spent at least 12,000 bells in Nookling Junction. Also, you must have moved out of a tent. T&T Mart
    T&T Mart must have been open for 10 days, and you must have spent 25,000 bells there. Also the Gardening Store must have been open for 10 days. Super T&T
    You must have spent 50,000 bells at Super T&T and it must have been open for 21 days. T.I.Y
    You must have spent 100,000 bells at T.I.Y and completed 4 Gracie Fashion Checks at Satisfactory level, and T.I.Y must have been open for 30 days. T&T Emporium

    Contributed by: Sonicfan96 

  18. Badges

    Occasionally, when you complete certain requirements, Phineas will arrive in your town to give you a badge for accomplishments in the game. These accomplishments range from the amount of Bells saved, to how often you catch bugs, fish and sea life. Badges appear as a section of your town ID card.

    Code Effect
    Catch 500 or more insects. Skilled Bug Catcher
    Catch 2,000 or more insects. Expert Bug Catcher
    Catch 5,000 or more insects. Master Bug Catcher
    Catch 500 or more fish. Skilled Angler
    Catch 2,000 or more fish. Expert Angler
    Catch 5,000 or more fish. Master Angler
    Catch 100 or more sea creatures. Skilled Diver
    Catch 200 or more sea creatures. Pro Diver
    Catch 1,000 or more sea creatures. Dive Master
    Catch 50% or more of the insect specimens. Insect Maniac
    Catch 80% or more of the insect specimens. Insect Encyclopedia
    Complete the insect encyclopedia. Insect Entomology
    Catch 50% or more of the fish specimens. Fish Maniac
    Catch 80% or more of the fish specimens. Fish Encyclopedia
    Complete the fish encyclopedia. Prof. of Ichthyology
    Catch 50% or more of the deap-sea specimens. Seafood Maniac
    Catch 80% or more of the deep-sea specimens. Seafood Encyclopedia
    Complete the deep-sea encyclopedia. Prof. of Seafood
    Shoot down 30 or more balloons. Balloon Hunter
    Shoot down 100 or more balloons. Balloon Buster
    Shoot down 200 or more balloons. Balloon Master
    Earn 300 or more medals from the tropical island's tour games. Bronze Medalist
    Earn 1500 or more medals from the tropical island's tour games. Silver Medalist
    Earn 5,000 or more medals from the tropical island's tour games. Gold Medalist
    Plant over 100 trees and flowers from the state of seeds or sapplings. Backyard Gardener
    Plant over 250 trees and flowers from the state of seeds or sapplings. Village Gardener
    Plant over 500 trees from the state of seeds or sapplings. Gardening Specialist
    Pull 500 or more weeds. Weed Hunter
    Pull 2,000 or more weeds. Weed Buster
    Pull 5,000 or more weeds. Weed Menace
    Deposit 1,000,000 or more Bells into your savings account. Avid Bell Saver
    Deposit 10,000,000 or more Bells into your savings account. Wealthy Bell Saver
    Deposit 100,000,000 or more Bells into your post office savings account. Tycoon Bell Saver
    Earn 500,000 Bells worth of profit in Joan's turnip trade. Amateur Turnip Trader
    Earn 3,000,000 Bells worth of profit in Joan's turnip trade. Pro Turnip Trader
    Earn 10,000,000 Bells worth of profit in Joan's turnip trade. Master Turnip Trader
    Purchase 500,000 Bells worth of items at Timmy & Tommy's, Leif's gardening store, Abel Sisters, Kicks, GracieGrace, Redd's, or the Museum gift shop. Good Shopper
    Purchase 2 million Bells worth of items at Timmy & Tommy's, Leif's gardening store, Abel Sisters, Kicks, GracieGrace, Redd's, or the Museum gift shop. Expert Shopper
    Purchase 5 million Bells worth of items at Timmy & Tommy's, Leif's gardening store, Abel Sisters, Kicks, GracieGrace, Redd's, or the Museum gift shop. Master Shopper
    Refurbish 30 or more items at Re-Tail. Refurbishing Beginner
    Refurbish 100 or more items at Re-Tail. Refurbishing Expert
    Refurbish 200 or more items at Re-Tail. Refurbishing Master
    Unlock 20% of Timmy & Tommy's shop catalog. Catalog Maniac Bronze
    Unlock 50% of Timmy & Tommy's shop catalog. Catalog Maniac Silver
    Unlock 80% of Timmy & Tommy's shop catalog. Catalog Maniac Gold
    Earn 50,000 points or more from the Happy Home Academy (HHA). Happy Homer Bronze
    Earn 100,000 points or more from the Happy Home Academy (HHA). Happy Homer Silver
    Earn 150,000 points or more from the Happy Home Academy (HHA). Happy Homer Gold
    Watch K.K. Slider perform at Club LOL on Saturday nights more than 20 times. K.K. Slider Fan
    Watch K.K. Slider perform at Club LOL on Saturday nights more than 50 times. K.K. Slider Fanboy/Fangirl
    Watch K.K. Slider perform at Club LOL on Saturday nights more than 100 times. K.K. Slider Diehard
    Help your neighbors by performing 50 favors for them. Good Samaritan
    Help your neighbors by performing 100 favors for them. Great Samaritan
    Help your neighbors by performing 300 favors for them. Town Concierge
    Mail 50 or more letters. Letter Writter
    Mail 100 or more letters. Letter Author
    Mail 200 or more letters. Postmaster
    Get tagged via Streetpass more than 100 times. Streetpass Beginner
    Get tagged via Streetpass more than 300 times. Streetpass Expert
    Get tagged via Streetpass more than 1000 times. Streetpass Master
    Visit a different town over 100 times. Neighborhood Traveler
    Visit a different town over 250 times. World Traveler
    Visit a different town over 500 times. Space Traveler
    Invite more than 50 other players to visit your town. Good Host/Hostess
    Invite more than 200 other players to visit your town. Great Host/Hostess
    Invite more than 500 other players to visit your town. Goodwill Ambassador
    Visit Dream Suite 50 times or more. Dreamer
    Visit Dream Suite 200 times or more. Heavy Sleeper
    Visit Dream Suite 500 times or more. Mr./Mrs. Sandman
    Exceed 50 hours of play time. Village Representative
    Exceed 200 hours of play time. Village Leader
    Exceed 500 hours of play time. Village of Honor

    Contributed by: lj_sephiroth 

  19. Fortune Cookie Prizes

    Buy purchasing a Fortune Cookie from any of the Timmy and Tommy-owned stores, you can trade in a Lucky Ticket for any of the prizes below.

    Code Effect
    Fortune Cookie #01 Mushroom Mural
    Fortune Cookie #02 Block Floor
    Fortune Cookie #03 Hero's Clothes
    Fortune Cookie #04 Random Item
    Fortune Cookie #05 Hero's Pants
    Fortune Cookie #06 Random Item
    Fortune Cookie #07 Peach's Parasol
    Fortune Cookie #08 Hero's Cap
    Fortune Cookie #09 Majora's Mask
    Fortune Cookie #10 Samus Mask
    Fortune Cookie #11 Midna's Mask
    Fortune Cookie #12 Toad Hat
    Fortune Cookie #13 Red Pikmin
    Fortune Cookie #14 Blue Pikmin
    Fortune Cookie #15 Yellow Pikmin
    Fortune Cookie #16 Random Item
    Fortune Cookie #17 Block
    Fortune Cookie #18 Coin
    Fortune Cookie #19 Goal Pole
    Fortune Cookie #20 Fire Flower
    Fortune Cookie #21 Super Mushroom
    Fortune Cookie #22 Green Shell
    Fortune Cookie #23 Super Star
    Fortune Cookie #24 1-Up Mushroom
    Fortune Cookie #25 ? Block
    Fortune Cookie #26 Pipe
    Fortune Cookie #27 Fire Bar
    Fortune Cookie #28 Bill Blaster
    Fortune Cookie #29 Yoshi's Egg
    Fortune Cookie #30 Random Item
    Fortune Cookie #31 Triple Red Shells
    Fortune Cookie #32 Kart
    Fortune Cookie #33 Pikmin
    Fortune Cookie #34 Blue Falcon
    Fortune Cookie #35 Master Sword
    Fortune Cookie #36 Arwing
    Fortune Cookie #37 Triforce
    Fortune Cookie #38 Random Item
    Fortune Cookie #39 S.S. Dolphin
    Fortune Cookie #40 Virtual Boy
    Fortune Cookie #41 Wii Balance Board
    Fortune Cookie #42 Varia Suit Pants
    Fortune Cookie #43 Varia Suit Shoes
    Fortune Cookie #44 Bad Bro's Stache
    Fortune Cookie #45 Big Bro's Mustache
    Fortune Cookie #46 Varia Suit
    Fortune Cookie #47 Metroid
    Fortune Cookie #48 Triple Bananas
    Fortune Cookie #49 Hero's Boots
    Fortune Cookie #50 Fi Mask

    Contributed by: Lillym1000 

  20. Having the opposite gender's hairstyles

    After getting 15 haircuts on your gender, Harriett will offer to let you get the male hairstyles if you're female and female hairstyles if you're male.

    Contributed by: WoIfOfLight 

  21. Museum Shop Items

    If you already have the second floor in the museum unlocked, new items will be available for sale in the museum gift shop after making a certain number of donations to the museum. Donate each of the following to unlock these items for sale.

    Code Effect
    Donate at 30 insects Silver Net
    Donate at 50 insects Jungle Floor
    Donate all insects Jungle Wall
    Donate 30 fish Silver Rod
    Donate 50 fish Underwater Floor
    Donate all fish Underwater Wall
    Donate 15 fossils Silver Shovel
    Donate 30 fossils Dig-Site Floor
    Donate all fossils Dig-Site Wall
    Donate 20 works of art Paintball Floor
    Donate all works of art Paintball Wall
    Complete the museum Museum Model

    Contributed by: turtle4apple 

  22. Secret Photo Filters

    When having your TPC photo taken in the photo booth, holding down either shoulder button will apply a special filter to your photograph!

    Code Effect
    Black and white L Button
    Sepia tone R Button
    Color Neither

    Contributed by: MasterPeteDiddy 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

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Other Public Works Project Guide by turtle4apple 42K
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