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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Cheats For Nintendo Switch

  1. Wish Upon A Star

    If you see a shooting star, tilt the camera up, make sure you aren't holding anything, and quickly press the A button to wish on it. The fragments will wash up on the shore the next day.

    You get 1 star fragment per wish your villager makes for a maximum of 20 fragments. However you can get extra star fragments if you have visitors on your island that also make wishes; for every 5 wishes your visitor makes then you will get 1 extra star fragment. You can get a max of 20 extra fragments from visitors for a total of 40 maximum fragments per day.

    Note: Only 10 fragments can show up on the beach at a time. Pick the fragments up and check back later to find more.

    Contributed by: discoinferno84 

  2. Money From Rocks

    Each day, one randomly chosen rock in your town will produce bells if you hit it with your shovel. You can hit it up to eight times, resulting in successively larger payouts per hit. Be sure to dig holes behind your character beforehand so they won't get knocked backward upon impact.

    Contributed by: discoinferno84 

  3. Money Tree

    When you see a glowing gold crack in the ground you'll dig up a bag of bells. If you bury a bag of bells of any amount in the glowing hole, you will grow a money tree with three bags of bells on it when it fully grows that are each equal to the amount planted.

    Note: If you plant a bag with more than 10,000 bells in it, there's a chance that the bags on the tree will only have 10,000 bells in them.

    Contributed by: Krim2k10 

  4. Faster Crafting

    Once you begin to craft a recipe and the materials are being tossed around, press the A button repeatedly and it will speed up the process.

    Contributed by: 326jordan 

  5. Trees with Furniture

    Every day, there are two trees on your island that will give you a piece of furniture if you shake them. There's at least one tree at each mystery island that will drop furniture as well. Keep in mind that it only falls if you shake the tree rather than hitting it with an axe, and that fruit trees don't drop furniture.

    Contributed by: 326jordan 

  6. The Secret to 5 Star islands.

    The Key Thing required to push a Island from 4 to 5 Stars is decoration coverage.
    Every white chequered square on your minimap and main map designates a area, Similar to the first games Screens. To be eligible for 5 stars you need to have at least 1 decoration in every square on that map.
    Including the rocky areas in the top corners of the map and all the beaches.
    After that it's simply a matter of having enough total decorations, villagers and facilities to get your Islands hidden point score above certain Thresholds.

    Contributed by: Nintyuk 

  7. Resetting Tool Durabillity

    To completely reset your tool's durability, customize it at any workbench. Note that this does not work on flimsy tools or on axes.

    Contributed by: asagii 

  8. Bedhead (messy hairstyle)

    If you don't play the game for at least 30 days, your character will wake up with messy hair the next time you play and it will become one of the hairstyles you can select from your mirror.

    Contributed by: Tom_Wake 

  9. Sable's pattern designs

    After opening the Able Sisters tailor shop, be sure to talk to Sable (the brown hedgehog in the back) at least once every day. She will be quiet and reserved at first, but will slowly become friendlier with each day that you talk to her. After 7-10 days, Sable will greet you with a pack of special patterns that you can use in customizations. You can get one new pack per day, there are 10 packs in total, and each comes with 20 patterns.
    Sable's patterns do not appear in your Custom Designs app; you can only see them by opening the customization screen on an item that accepts custom designs, then choosing the new "Pattern" option to the left of "Custom Design."

    Contributed by: scratchohey 

  10. Never get stung by wasps again

    Tired of getting a face-full of wasps when you shake a tree? Here's an easy way to safely catch them every time:

    Before you start, equip your net. Before shaking, make sure that the squares of land down-left and down-right of the tree are clear of items, plants, or any other obstacles. Shake the tree while standing due south (with the tree directly "above" you from your perspective). If a wasp nest falls out, your character will briefly turn toward it in shock before the bugs start chasing you. However, with your net already equipped and your character automatically facing the swarm, you can simply mash the A button repeatedly. As soon as you regain control, you'll drop the net right on top of the wasps.

    Contributed by: scratchohey 

  11. Increase chance of flowers cloning/breeding

    Having players who don't live on your island water your flowers increases their chance of cloning (making a duplicate of the flower) or cross-breeding (having two touching flowers create a new flower). The more people who water the flowers, the better the odds get. Having five different people water your flowers gives the maximum effect, and will give them a gold sparkle.

    Contributed by: Fryizle 

  12. Plant and Grow Coconut Trees Anywhere on Your Island

    Coconut trees will not grow and mature on grass unless you place down a square of the sand path via the Island Designer App and plant the coconut tree on the sand path tile.

    Contributed by: ZombieGirlN64 

  13. Villagers Crafting DIYs

    You may come across an animal villager crafting in their home. Talking to them will provide you with a DIY recipe. The villager will continue crafting for approximately 3-4 hours before a different villager begins crafting in their own home. You can get a maximum of 3 recipes per day from your own island villagers. A villager will usually be crafting when you first open your file on a new day, except when they are sleeping, in which they will be crafting upon waking up. This cycle is consistent except when a 2nd island resident logs in, which can alter the villagers' crafting schedules such as extending the duration a certain villager is crafting or restarting the crafting schedule if one player already received all 3 recipes for the day.

    Contributed by: Wetflix 

  14. Unlockable Locations

    Various buildings, stores, and services can be added to your town by speaking to certain characters and fulfilling requests.

    Buy at least 5,000 bells worth of clothing from Mabel at Nook's Cranny, then talk to her the third time she's in town. Able Sisters
    Once you have Blathers in your town, donate 15 different specimens of fish, bugs, or fossils to him. Museum
    When Redd visits your town, buy the painting he offers for 4,980 Bells and offer it to Blathers, who then will upgrade the Museum the next day Museum Upgrade
    After your first house upgrade, talk to Timmy, collect and give him 30 pieces each of wood, hardwood, and softwood, and 30 iron nuggets. Nook's Cranny
    After 30 days have passed and 200,000+ Bells have been spent at Nook's Cranny, Isabelle will announce that the store is being expanded. Nook's Cranny Upgrade
    After the three villagers you build houses for arrive, Tom Nook will announce the upgrade. Resident Services Building

    Contributed by: discoinferno84, TyVulpine, Blk_Mage_Ctype 

  15. Reactions

    After unlocking Nook's Cranny, island residents can randomly teach you up to 1 reaction per day. Different resident personalities will teach you different reactions, however some reactions can only be obtained once you are best friends with a resident. There are 40 total reactions to unlock.

    Cranky personality Agreement, Worry, Sheepish-ness, Bewilderment
    Lazy personality Bashfulness, Sorrow, Mistaken, Shyness
    Big sister personality (best friend) Confident
    Sweet personality (best friend) Daydreaming
    Unlocked by default Delight, Joy, Greeting, Surprise
    Jock personality Encouraging, Sneezing, Distress, Shocked!
    Jock personality (best friend) Flourish
    Peppy personality Happiness, Aggravation, Sleepy, Curiosity
    Cranky personality (best friend) Inspiration
    Snooty personality Intense, Thought, Sighing, Amazed
    Big sister personality Laugher, Cold chill, Apologetic, Disagreement
    Snooty personality (best friend) Love
    Peppy personality (best friend) Mischief
    Sweet personality Pleased, Fearful, Sadness, Glee
    Lazy personality (best friend) Pride
    Smug personality (best friend) Showmanship
    Smug personality Smirking, Resignation, Heartbreak, Dozing

    Contributed by: Samurai Bandit 

  16. Secret K.K. Slider Tracks

    When K.K. Slider hold concerts in your town square on Saturdays, he will take requests for songs after 6 p.m., and players can enter in the title of any track they wish to hear and obtain a copy of the first track they request each week. There are three tracks that do not appear in the Special Goods section of Nook Shopping and must be obtained by requesting the title from K.K. Slider when he is giving a concert in your town square.

    K.K. Slider concert, Saturdays after 6 p.m. Animal City
    K.K. Slider concert, Saturdays after 6 p.m. Drivin'
    K.K. Slider concert, Saturdays after 6 p.m. Farewell

    Contributed by: MegaNiko17 

  17. Happy Home Academy (HHA) Rewards

    HHA is a service that evaluates your house interior design every Sunday with a letter. HHA assigns a number score and a rank (B/A/S), along with a tip on improving your score.

    1. Exclusive One Time Rewards
    HHA will send you exclusive one-time rewards for meeting certain score thresholds (see checklist below). They will send you only one gift per week, starting with the lowest requirement reward then working their way up.

    2. House Upgrade Rewards
    HHA will send you a gift each time you upgrade your house, for a total of seven gifts. Tent to house upgrade is usually a DIY, then followed by furniture gifts.

    3. Extra Furniture Gifts
    HHA can also send you furniture gifts if you follow their advice and resolve their critiques. Ex: Furniture having a unified color, no cockroaches, no non-furniture items on the floor, etc.

    4. Tips for Improving your HHA Score:
    Display rare furniture, multiple items from the same set or theme, essentials (bed, table, chair, dresser), Feng Shui (red items on east side, yellow on west side, green on south side), furniture having a unified color theme, and in season furniture. Make sure furniture aren't inappropriately facing the wall, that there are no cockroaches, no trash and no non-furniture items littering the floor.

    Source: Companion Guide

    20,000 Points Bronze HHA Plaque
    70,000 Points Bronze HHA Trophy
    50,000 Points Gold HHA Plaque
    150,000 Points Gold HHA Trophy
    10,000 Points HHA Pennant
    30,000 Points Silver HHA Plaque
    100,000 Points Silver HHA Trophy

    Contributed by: Wetflix 

  18. DAL rewards

    There are 11 DAL exclusive items you can get for flying via Dodo airlines. You unlock them based on a hidden reward system.

    You get 1 reward point each time you visit another player's island. Up to 3 points per day.
    You can also get 1 reward point per day if you go on a Mystery Island or Harvey's island.

    100 reward points DAL apron
    200 reward points DAL backpack
    130 reward points DAL cap
    15 reward points DAL eye mask
    300 reward points DAL model plane
    50 reward points DAL mug
    250 reward points DAL pilot jacket
    30 reward points DAL slippers
    75 reward points DAL sunglasses
    5 reward points DAL tee
    160 reward points DAL umbrella

    Contributed by: Samurai Bandit 

  19. Unlock Golden Tools

    Break 100 of any axe type Golden Axe
    Donate all bugs to the museum Golden Net
    Donate all fish to the museum Golden Rod
    Rescue Gulliver 30 times Golden Shovel
    Shoot down over 300 balloons to enable a gold balloon to spawn. Pop it and the recipe is inside Golden Slingshot
    Get a 5 star Island Evaluation Golden Watering Can

    Contributed by: Grubmeyer