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Animal Crossing Pirate Gulliver Guide - All Pirate Items In New Horizons

Here's when and where pirate Gulliver (or Gullivarrr) shows up, how to help him, and every pirate-themed item he can give as a reward.


Part one of Animal Crossing: New Horizons' summer update has arrived, and it's brought a brand-new special visitor: Gullivarrr! Although it's just Gulliver doing pirate cosplay, he offers a different set of prizes than when he visits as regular Gulliver--and while Gullivarrr also requires your help getting back to his (pirate) ship, helping him works differently, too. It's less confusing than it sounds!

Gullivarrr is a separate visitor from Gulliver, and according to dataminer Ninji, you can get both of them in the same week--just not on consecutive days. Gullivarrr's appearance is random, but you do need to have purchased a wet suit (from Nook's Cranny or via Nook Shopping) before he'll visit. You'll know it's Gullivarrr instead of regular Gulliver right away, as he wears a pirate outfit and talks like any good pirate would.

Drink good soda responsibly, I guess.
Drink good soda responsibly, I guess.

When And Where Does Gullivarrr Show Up?

Gullivarrr is one of the random visitors in New Horizons, which means he can show up on any given weekday. You can see our Animal Crossing special visitors guide for more details about visiting NPCs and their prerequisites.

If Gullivarrr is around, he'll be somewhere on your beach, and you'll need to wake him up (by talking to him with A). He'll be around all day long, so there's no huge rush. Once you've talked to him, he'll ask for your help finding his communicator so he can get back to his ship.

How To Find Gullivarrr's Communicator

  • Requires: 1 x wet suit

While regular Gulliver will have you combing the beach for five different communicator parts, pirate Gulliver will ask you to look for his communicator in one piece--the catch is that it's somewhere in the ocean. You'll need a wet suit in order to find and return his communicator; see our guide on how to swim in New Horizons if you aren't sure how to use it.

You can find the communicator the way you would any sea creature: Swim until you find bubbles floating to the surface, then dive to retrieve what's below. The communicator has a small-sized shadow and shouldn't take you more than a few tries to find. When you have it, make sure you return it to Gullivarrr, who will send you a gift in the mail the next day.

All Pirate Items (Gullivarrr Rewards)

Below is a list of all the pirate-themed furniture and clothing items you can receive from Gullivarrr as a reward for helping him. Items marked with an asterisk (*) have multiple color variants.

All the pirate items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including all three color options for the pirate dress (far left), pirate outfit (middle), sea captain's coat (right), and pirate bandanna (bottom).
All the pirate items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including all three color options for the pirate dress (far left), pirate outfit (middle), sea captain's coat (right), and pirate bandanna (bottom).
  • Pirate barrel
  • Sideways pirate barrel
  • Pirate-ship cannon
  • Pirate-ship helm
  • Pirate-treasure chest
  • Pirate-treasure crown
  • Pirate-treasure robe
  • Pirate's hat
  • Pirate bandanna*
  • Pirate eye patch
  • Pirate beard
  • Pirate dress*
  • Pirate outfit*
  • Pirate pants
  • Pirate boots
  • Sea captain's coat*
  • Pirate wall
  • Pirate flooring
  • Pirate rug

What About Rusted Parts?

Rusted parts are an ultra-rare crafting material. So far, there seems to be only one DIY recipe that requires rusted parts: the Robot Hero, a large Gundam-inspired furniture item. You can purchase the Robot Hero recipe for 5,000 Nook Miles once Resident Services has upgraded to a full building.

You can only get rusted parts when Gulliver visits. Luckily, this applies to pirate Gulliver, or Gullivarrr, as well! Just like with regular Gulliver, make sure to check the recycling bin in Resident Services the day after he visits. There will be one rusted part there waiting for you!

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