Cheats & Guides
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Cheats For 3DS
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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: Pepsi
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
View town's history
If you sit on the ledge at your Town Plaza tree, requires the tree to grow for 100 days (100 hrs), and wait a few seconds the credits will roll by showing your town history.
Contributed by: castlevania_CoD
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
Tweeter/Bean glitch (Pre-Patch)
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
Waking Gulliver Quickly
Whenever you encounter Gulliver, it takes a few tries to wake him up. However, you can skip this process entirely by equipping the Megaphone and yelling his name.
Contributed by: discoinferno84
If you go to the Campground at night, you'll find that Harvey has lit the bonfire. Stand next to and face the bonfire, and press the A button. Your character will perform a unique dance, and Harvey will play his tambourine. The full dance lasts five seconds, and can be canceled by pressing the directional pad.
Contributed by: discoinferno84
3:33 Alien Trick
At 3:33 am on a Saturday or Sunday Night, turn on the TV in your house. An alien will show up on the screen, delivering a strange message. You don"t get anything from it, but it is still a cool experience!
Contributed by: gryffindor04
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.
Unlockable Fortune Cookie #25 ? Block Fortune Cookie #24 1-Up Mushroom Fortune Cookie #36 Arwing Fortune Cookie #44 Bad Bro's Stache Fortune Cookie #45 Big Bro's Mustache Fortune Cookie #28 Bill Blaster Fortune Cookie #17 Block Fortune Cookie #02 Block Floor Fortune Cookie #34 Blue Falcon Fortune Cookie #14 Blue Pikmin Fortune Cookie #53 Chihuahua Ornament Fortune Cookie #18 Coin Fortune Cookie #55 Dachshund Ornament Fortune Cookie #54 Dalmation Ornament Fortune Cookie #50 Fi Mask Fortune Cookie #27 Fire Bar Fortune Cookie #20 Fire Flower Fortune Cookie #19 Goal Pole Fortune Cookie #22 Green Shell Fortune Cookie #49 Hero's Boots Fortune Cookie #08 Hero's Cap Fortune Cookie #03 Hero's Clothes Fortune Cookie #05 Hero's Pants Fortune Cookie #32 Kart Fortune Cookie #56 Labrador Ornament Fortune Cookie #09 Majora's Mask Fortune Cookie #35 Master Sword Fortune Cookie #47 Metroid Fortune Cookie #11 Midna's Mask Fortune Cookie #01 Mushroom Mural Fortune Cookie #57 New Nintendo 3DS Fortune Cookie #07 Peach's Parasol Fortune Cookie #33 Pikmin Fortune Cookie #26 Pipe Fortune Cookie #04 Random Item Fortune Cookie #06 Random Item Fortune Cookie #16 Random Item Fortune Cookie #30 Random Item Fortune Cookie #38 Random Item Fortune Cookie #13 Red Pikmin Fortune Cookie #39 S.S. Dolphin Fortune Cookie #10 Samus Mask Fortune Cookie #21 Super Mushroom Fortune Cookie #23 Super Star Fortune Cookie #12 Toad Hat Fortune Cookie #37 Triforce Fortune Cookie #48 Triple Bananas Fortune Cookie #31 Triple Red Shells Fortune Cookie #46 Varia Suit Fortune Cookie #42 Varia Suit Pants Fortune Cookie #43 Varia Suit Shoes Fortune Cookie #40 Virtual Boy Fortune Cookie #41 Wii Balance Board Fortune Cookie #51 Wii U Console Fortune Cookie #52 Wii U Console (Black) Fortune Cookie #15 Yellow Pikmin Fortune Cookie #29 Yoshi's Egg
Contributed by: Lillym1000, xixDUDE312xix
ATM Savings Rewards
Save the following amounts of bells in the ATM (located in the post office) to have a gift mailed to you.
Unlockable Achieve a balance of 100,000,000 bells ABD Achieve a balance of 5,000,000 bells Aluminum briefcase Achieve a balance of 100,000 bells Box of Tissues Achieve a balance of 500,000 bells Letter Set Achieve a balance of 50,000,000 bells Mailman's Hat Achieve a balance of 1,000,000 bells Piggy Bank Achieve a balance of 10,000,000 bells Post-office poster Achieve a balance of 20,000,000 bells Safe
Contributed by: rdrcr420, Stevewins123
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.
Unlockable Earn 500,000 Bells worth of profit in Joan's turnip trade. Amateur Turnip Trader Deposit 1,000,000 or more Bells into your savings account. Avid Bell Saver Plant over 100 trees and flowers from the state of seeds or sapplings. Backyard Gardener Shoot down 100 or more balloons. Balloon Buster Shoot down 30 or more balloons. Balloon Hunter Shoot down 200 or more balloons. Balloon Master Earn 300 or more medals from the tropical island's tour games. Bronze Medalist Unlock 20% of Timmy & Tommy's shop catalog. Catalog Maniac Bronze Unlock 80% of Timmy & Tommy's shop catalog. Catalog Maniac Gold Unlock 50% of Timmy & Tommy's shop catalog. Catalog Maniac Silver Catch 1,000 or more sea creatures. Dive Master Visit Dream Suite 50 times or more. Dreamer Catch 2,000 or more fish. Expert Angler Catch 2,000 or more insects. Expert Bug Catcher 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 Catch 80% or more of the fish specimens. Fish Encyclopedia Catch 50% or more of the fish specimens. Fish Maniac Plant over 500 trees from the state of seeds or sapplings. Gardening Specialist Earn 5,000 or more medals from the tropical island's tour games. Gold Medalist Invite more than 50 other players to visit your town. Good Host/Hostess Help your neighbors by performing 50 favors for them. Good Samaritan 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 Invite more than 500 other players to visit your town. Goodwill Ambassador Invite more than 200 other players to visit your town. Great Host/Hostess Help your neighbors by performing 100 favors for them. Great Samaritan Earn 50,000 points or more from the Happy Home Academy (HHA). Happy Homer Bronze Earn 150,000 points or more from the Happy Home Academy (HHA). Happy Homer Gold Earn 100,000 points or more from the Happy Home Academy (HHA). Happy Homer Silver Visit Dream Suite 200 times or more. Heavy Sleeper Catch 80% or more of the insect specimens. Insect Encyclopedia Complete the insect encyclopedia. Insect Entomology Catch 50% or more of the insect specimens. Insect Maniac Watch K.K. Slider perform at Club LOL on Saturday nights more than 100 times. K.K. Slider Diehard 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 Mail 100 or more letters. Letter Author Mail 50 or more letters. Letter Writter Catch 5,000 or more fish. Master Angler Catch 5,000 or more insects. Master Bug Catcher 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 Earn 10,000,000 Bells worth of profit in Joan's turnip trade. Master Turnip Trader Visit Dream Suite 500 times or more. Mr./Mrs. Sandman Visit a different town over 100 times. Neighborhood Traveler Mail 200 or more letters. Postmaster Catch 200 or more sea creatures. Pro Diver Earn 3,000,000 Bells worth of profit in Joan's turnip trade. Pro Turnip Trader Complete the fish encyclopedia. Prof. of Ichthyology Complete the deep-sea encyclopedia. Prof. of Seafood 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 Catch 80% or more of the deep-sea specimens. Seafood Encyclopedia Catch 50% or more of the deap-sea specimens. Seafood Maniac Earn 1500 or more medals from the tropical island's tour games. Silver Medalist Catch 500 or more fish. Skilled Angler Catch 500 or more insects. Skilled Bug Catcher Catch 100 or more sea creatures. Skilled Diver Visit a different town over 500 times. Space Traveler 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 Help your neighbors by performing 300 favors for them. Town Concierge Deposit 100,000,000 or more Bells into your post office savings account. Tycoon Bell Saver Plant over 250 trees and flowers from the state of seeds or sapplings. Village Gardener Exceed 200 hours of play time. Village Leader Exceed 500 hours of play time. Village of Honor Exceed 50 hours of play time. Village Representative Deposit 10,000,000 or more Bells into your savings account. Wealthy Bell Saver Pull 2,000 or more weeds. Weed Buster Pull 500 or more weeds. Weed Hunter Pull 5,000 or more weeds. Weed Menace Visit a different town over 250 times. World Traveler
Contributed by: lj_sephiroth
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.
Unlockable Get a score 700,000 (theme challenge) Arched Golden Door Get a score of 70,000 Gold HHA Plaque Get a score 100,000 Gold HHA Trophy Get a score 150,000 Gold House Model Get a score 500,000 (theme challenge) Golden Exterior Get a score 900,000 (theme challenge) Golden Fence Get a score 1,100,000 (theme challenge) Golden Mailbox Get a score 300,000 (theme challenge) Golden Roof Get a score 30,000 HHA Jacket Get a score of 20,000 HHA Pennant Get a score of 10,000 HHA tee Get a score of 50,000 Silver HHA Plaque Get a score of 90,000 Silver HHA Trophy
Contributed by: jackthecat1216, djwilz2
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.
Unlockable 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 (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 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 Pull 30 weeds, plant 30 flowers or trees, OR water 30 plants. Garden Center Spend at least 8000 bells in the Able Sisters' shop. Kicks 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 Talk to Sable (in the Able Sisters store; the one sewing machine) once for 10 consecutive days and on the 11th day it will be added to the back of the store. QR Machine 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 Spend at least 10,000 bells in Able Sisters' or Kicks. It must be at least 10 days since Kicks was built. Shampoodle 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 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
Contributed by: m__oLo___m___, Aeramis, Sonicfan96
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.
Unlockable Donate 30 fossils Dig-Site Floor Donate all fossils Dig-Site Wall Donate at 50 insects Jungle Floor Donate all insects Jungle Wall Complete the museum Museum Model Donate 20 works of art Paintball Floor Donate all works of art Paintball Wall Donate at 30 insects Silver Net Donate 30 fish Silver Rod Donate 15 fossils Silver Shovel Donate 50 fish Underwater Floor Donate all fish Underwater Wall
Contributed by: turtle4apple
Dr. Shrunk Rewards
After you've seen all of Dr. Shrunk's comedy performances, talk to him one last time. He'll teach you the Shrunk Funk Shuffle, which is the animation he uses at the end of his shows. He'll also give you a unique jacket.
Unlockable Talk to Dr. Shrunk after seeing all of his performances. Dr. Shrunk's Jacket Talk to Dr. Shrunk after seeing all of his performances. Shrunk Funk Shuffle
Contributed by: discoinferno84
Silver & Golden Tools
These are tools in the game that you unlock.
Unlockable Talk to Leif the sloth after purchasing at least 50 tree saplings from the gardening shop. Golden Axe Talk to the fishing tournament host after catching every fish in the game. Golden Fishing Rod Talk to the bug catching tournament host after catching every bug in the game. Golden Net Talk to Leif the sloth after purchasing at least 50 fertilizers from the gardening shop. Golden Shovel Shoot down the present with 3 gold balloons attached to it. Golden Slingshot Talk to Isabelle after maintaining 15 days of perfect environmental conditions. Golden Watering Can Purchase from the island shop for 8 medals. Silver Axe Purchase from the museum's second floor extension after donating at least 30 fish. Silver Fishing Rod 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 15 fossils. Silver Shovel Shoot down the present with 2 silver balloons attached to it. Silver Slingshot Talk to Leif the sloth after purchasing at least 50 flower seeds from the gardening shop. Silver Watering Can
Contributed by: Supersmashmater
K.K. Slider's Special Songs
Once you unlock Club LOL, you can see K.K. Slider performing there between 8 PM and 2 AM every Saturday night. While you can let him choose what song he plays, there are a few that can only be unlocked by typing in a special request or going on a specific day. Note that when you request a song, you must type in its exact title, with no extra punctuation. K.K. will send you a copy of K.K. Birthday in the mail on the day after the performance.
Unlockable Request Hypno K.K. at Club LOL. Hypno K.K. Watch K.K. perform on the Saturday before your birthday. K.K. Birthday Request K.K. Island at Club LOL. K.K. Island Request K.K. Stroll at Club LOL. K.K. Stroll
Contributed by: discoinferno84
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!
Effect Black and white L Button Color Neither Sepia tone R Button
Contributed by: MasterPeteDiddy
Nookling store upgrades
Unlockable 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 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
Contributed by: Sonicfan96
Walkthroughs & FAQs
|General FAQs||FAQ by Liquefy||708K|
|General FAQs||FAQ/Walkthrough by super_luigi16||292K|
|In-Depth FAQs||Bug List by seifd and Gatestoyourface||3K|
|In-Depth FAQs||Cafe Guide by LordBlumiere||16K|
|In-Depth FAQs||Fish List by seifd and Gatestoyourface||4K|
|In-Depth FAQs||Forged Art Detection Guide by Caleb_W||16K|
|In-Depth FAQs||Hybrid Flower Guide by Dork_Vader||4K|
|In-Depth FAQs||Island Tour Guide by yoda2323||66K|
|In-Depth FAQs||Item Duplication Glitch FAQ by solidus snake777||9K|
|In-Depth FAQs||Item List by Liquefy||620K|
|In-Depth FAQs||Japanese Item List by Liquefy||790K|
|In-Depth FAQs||Korean Item List by Liquefy||605K|
|In-Depth FAQs||Money Guide by turtle4apple||46K|
|In-Depth FAQs||Public Works Project Guide by turtle4apple||42K|
|In-Depth FAQs||Resetti Transcript by Liquefy||20K|
|Maps and Charts||Shop Operating Hours Chart by zero9g9||180K|
Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome Amiibo Cheats For 3DS
Unlockables with Splatoon amiibo
Unlockable Scan in Callie amiibo Cece Scan in Inkling Boy, Girl, or Squid amiibo Inkwell Scan in Marie amiibo Viché
Contributed by: Cringeberry
Monster Hunter Amiibo
Any Monster Hunter Amiibo will work. Tapping it invites Felyne who can also bring in an RV full of Monster Hunter themed furniture.
Unlockable Use any Monster Hunter Amiibo Felyne
Contributed by: ElectricNerd
Scan An Amiibo From the Zelda or Splatoon Series to be visited by a Unique Villager From Their Respective Games
Unlockable Scan the Ganondorf (Smash Bros.) Ganon (Pig Ganon) Scan the Wind Waker Link Medli (Wind Waker) Scan the Ocarina of Time Link W. Link (Wolf Link)
Contributed by: BlueRingUmbreon, Crow554