Animal Crossing: Wild World Nintendo DS Cheats

Rating 21

Instant tile change

Go to the gate keepers and ask Booker to change the flag. Choose the design that is on your floor tiles. Afterwards, change the flag again to another design. However, do not swap it but change it instead. When you go out you will notice that your tiles have changed.

Rating 18

Bells from fossils

  • Dig up fossils around your town (stars on the ground) and have Blathers check them. Be sure not to donate it, even when he asks if he can keep it. Afterwards, sell them to Nook. Most fossils are worth up to 2,000 Bells.

  • Dig up a load of fossils before a Flea Market day. and keep them. Then, take all the furniture out of your house and fill it with the fossils. Do this on the day before or else the animals pop in after you close an inventory screen, try to buy things, and they do not come back. Sometimes you can sell them in the region of 10,000 Bells per fossil.

  • There is a wolf named Wolfgang that sometimes appears during the flea market day. If you set up a Full Body Dinosaur Set, you can set the price up to 200,000 Bells. Also, if it is early (between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.), he will be so tired that he might pay up to 450,000 Bells.

Rating 18

Red Tulips glitch

On a random day, after connecting to Wi-Fi, you might receive a letter in the mail that is totally blank. The letter also contains a glitched Red Tulips furniture item. Do not place it in your home or else the tulips will disappear and the location where you placed them cannot be used ever again. When you get these tulips, delete the message or plant them outside and pick them up again so they become normal red tulips. If you place them inside your house, it is recommended that you restart your town.

Rating 18

Easy way to grow coconut trees

Plant your coconut trees along the shore of the ocean, making sure the trees are planted just along the line of the shore and the main land. If the trees are planted completely on the tanned part of the shore, or completely on the main land, they will wither away. You will not have to ever water the trees.

Rating 17

Golden Shovel hint

Take your Golden Shovel and dig in random spots until you eventually dig up 100 Bells.

Rating 17

Restock Tom Nook's store

To restock Tom Nook's store with all new furniture, save the game and go to your phone. Select "Reset Clock" and change the date.

Rating 16

Cure bee stings without medicine

  • After getting stung, home and go to sleep. Turn off the Nintendo DS, then turn it back on and the sting should be gone.

  • If you shake a tree and a bee hive drops, quickly run inside the nearest house. If you don't make it and get stung, talk to your Gyroid and save the game. When you play again the sting will disappear.

Rating 15

Roman Candles and Sparklers

To get Roman Candles and Sparklers, talk to Tortimer during the Fireworks Show.

Rating 15

Rock hints

  • Keep hitting rocks you come across with your axe or shovel until you find a special one that gives a bag of Bells. Keep hitting the rock until the bags stop appearing. Note: This happens no more than once per day.

  • Take out your shovel and hit rocks with it until you find one that spits out Bells. Some of these can go up to 20,000 Bells. If you want to get as many Bells as possible, dig three holes away from the rock before hitting it. This will keep you in front of the rock because of the holes and thus you can hit it more times. Note: Do not put holes everywhere or the money bags will not appear.

Rating 14

Weird noises

When the Able sisters have the King Tut Wig in stock, select it and say” I want to try it on." A low pitched version of the normal clothing sound will play, followed by a weird noise.

Rating 13

Different bed

-Go to the bottom of the bed inside your house and press A. Then, pick out a bed from your pockets. Note: You need bed or bench in your pockets beforehand.

Rating 13

Know if animals are home

At 6 p.m., animals that are in their homes will turn their house lights on.

Rating 13


First, have a friend visit your town and buy something from Nook's store. You will then get a notification that he is upgrading and you will get Nookington's. In Nookington's, there will be a hairdresser that charges 3,000 bells to get a haircut and asks you three questions to get your true hair style. She will ask you three questions that each have two answers for you to choose. Choosing either A (the top answer) or B (the bottom answer) will determine which haircut you receive. Below is a list of all the hairstyles, colors, and how to get each style:

AAA Buzz cut
AAB Starting Hair
ABA Single Spike
ABB Bowl Cut
BAA Big Spike
BAB Long and Wavy
BBA Bangs
BBB Spiked up

AAA Starting Hair
AAB Wavy
ABB Short + Bangs
BAA Wings
BAB Single Pigtail
BBA 2 Pigtails
BBB 3 Pigtails

The hairdresser will then ask you what color you are feeling. Your response (warm or cold) will determine which hair color you get:
Fiery Red
Flirty Pink
Light-Hearted Blonde
Safe Light Brown

Lush Green
Mysterious Dark Brown
Radiant White
Young Blue

Rating 12

Town Tunes

To play songs, talk to Pelly (right booth) in Town Hall and select Town Tunes. Play the listed songs by inputting the corresponding notes. Note: lower case letters indicate low notes, upper case letters are higher octave notes.

Bolero Of Fire from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time f d f d A f A f
Clocks by Coldplay A e c A e c A e G e b G e b G e
Come As You Are by Nirvana a a b c _ f c f c c b a G a a z
Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne a a e a f a e a d c b c d c b g
Dr. Robotnik's Song from Sonic 2 f d d f d d f d C _ B _ A _ B _
Epona's Song from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time D B A _ D B A
Imperial March from Star Wars e e e cge cge
In The End by Linkin Park d A _ A _ f _ e _ e _ e _ e f d
Jingle Bells e e e z e e e z e g c d e _
Jurassic Park Theme C B C _ g _ f _ C B C _ g _ f _
Mary Had A Little Lamb E D C D E E E [little screaming face] D D D [screaming face] E G G Z
Minuet Of Forest from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time d D B _ A B A or d D B A B A
Mortal Kombat Theme a a c a d a e d _ c c e c f c g f
Nocturne Of Shadow from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time C _ B B d B A f
Prelude Of Light from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time D A _ D A B D
Red Pikmin song from Pikmin C _ B _ G C B _ G _ _ _ _
Requiem Of Spirit from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time d _ f _ d _ A f d
Saria's Song (full) from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time F A B _ F A B _ F A B E D _ B C
Saria's Song from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time f A B _ f A B
Serenade Of Water from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time d _ f _ A _ A _ B or d f A A B
Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple g _ a _ b _ _ g _ a _ c b _ _
Song Of Storms from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time d f D _ d f D
Song Of Time from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time A e f _ A e f
Speak Softly Love from The Godfather F B D C B D B C B G A E _ z z z
Speed Of Sound by Coldplay F B G F B G F B D A G D A G D A
Star Wars Theme g (2 face with _ in mouth) d _ _ c b _ a _ G _ _ D _
Sun's Song from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time A f D _ A f D
Super Mario Brothers Theme e e _ e _ c e _ G _ _ z g z z z
Teenage Dirtbag c e e d _ c _ e _ b _ b _ c z z
Tetris Theme e _ b c d _ c b a _ b c e _ _
The Exorcist Theme d _ e _ c d _ f _ G _ e f _ d
The Godfather Theme B _ _ _ ABC_ _ _ B _ GF _ _
The Legend Of Zelda Theme A _ e _ _ A A B C D E _ _ z z z
The Simpsons Theme F_ _ A _ G _ D C _ _ A_ F_ D
This Ain't A Scene Its An Arms Race by Fall Out Boy F D G A _ A _ G A _ B _ C _ D _
Thunderstruck by AC/DC D C B C B A B G A G A F G E F E
YMCA by The Village People e _ _ d _ e d z z d _ _ c _ d c
Zelda Forest song F A B _ F A B E D _ B C B G e _
Zelda's Lullaby from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time B D A _ B D A
Zeldas Lullaby A _ _ C _ G _ F G A _ _ C _ G _

Rating 12

Special events

Below is a list of special events followed by when they occur:

Acorn Festival The second week of October.
Bug-Off Every third Sunday in June-September from 12:00 Noon to 6 p.m.
Fireworks Show Every Saturday in August from 7 p.m. to 12 p.m.
Fishing Tourney Every third Sunday in January, March, May, November and December from 12:00 Noon to 6 p.m.
Flea Market Every first Saturday in the month.
Flower Fest Second week if April.

Rating 12

Party Poppers

To get Party Poppers, speak to Tortimer on New Year's Eve.

Rating 12

Look like Mario

First, be sure you must have Nookington’s unlocked. Make a new resident, but be sure this resident is not your first. Name him Mario and try to get brown or black hair. If his hair is not brown or black, change it at the barber shop with 3,000 Bells. When the hair stylist is asking questions, hit the buttons in this order: first window: A, second window: B, third window: B. When she asks warm or cold, select "Cold", then "Mysterious!". Next, go to the Able Sisters with 1,500 Bells. This step will take a while. Find the following items or ask a friend for them: Big Bro's Hat and Big Bro Mustache. Next, make a design with dark blue overalls and yellow buttons. Also make a red shirt in the background. Put it all on and you will look like Mario.

Rating 12

Cockroach in museum

Catch and donate a cockroach to the museum, then go to the Bug Room. It will be running around on the floor. If stepped on, the following message will appear: “Dear Patrons, please do not step on this specimen as it was donated by . Thank you.” Note: The message varies for every town.

Rating 11

Making animals angry

  • To make someone in your town mad at you, walk into them for a while and push them around. If done correctly, they will become mad and steam will shoot out of the top of their head, but won't remain mad for too long.

  • To make a neighbor mad, hit them repeatedly with a net. This will take some time, but if done correctly, steam will eventually shoot out of their head and they will yell at you.

  • When an animal has just moved in, keep talking to them. They will eventually say things like "Can you wait? I'm still unpacking!"

  • Keep talking to an animal that really wants to move and they'll eventually say something like "No! I've already made my mind."

  • Push animals around a lot, especially into ponds, rivers, or the ocean.

  • When animals ask you to deliver an item, they will say, "Better not open it!". Open it to make them mad at you.

Rating 11

Working for Tom Nook

If you already have one character, create another one and talk to Tom Nook. He will talk to you and offer you a part time job. Finish all of the tasks he gives you and he will give you 12,000 Bells. Drop the 12,000 Bells on the ground in front of your house, then get your other person and collect the Bells from the front of your house. Afterward, kick the extra person out of town.

Rating 11

Ignored by Tom Nook

If another person enters your town and you go into the store, Tom Nook will not talk to you when you enter and leave the store.

Rating 11

Shells hint

Go to the beach and look for shells every day. Do not bother picking up the Sand Dollars, Dall Tops, Venus Combs, or any other shells worth less then 500 Bells. Keep an eye out for shells called "White Scallop" and "Pearl Oyster". They are the rarest.

Rating 11

Make animals move into your friend's town

When an animal in your town moves out, link to a friend's game. Chances are, they'll move into your friend's town.

Rating 11

Restocking items

To restock an already purchased item from Tom Nook or the Able sisters, first purchase the item. Then, change the system date forward or backward, and then back to the original day when you purchased the item.

Rating 11

Flower hints

  • Speak with Tortimer during the Flower Fest for free flowers.

  • To get free flowers and win the Flower Fest, take the flowers from your neighbor's houses. To get more, go to your neighbors' houses every day. Do this every day and you’ll win the Flower Fest.

  • After picking a flower, go to your pockets and drag the flower to your player. If your player is a girl, she will put it in her hair. If you pick a Dandelion, drag it to your player so they hold it in their hand. Then press A and your player will blow the Dandelion. This only works with the Dandelion puffs. If you drag a Rose to your player, they will hold it in their mouth. You can put Clovers into your girl player's hair.

Rating 10

Tom Nook's job duties

When working for Tom Nook, he will have you do the following duties:

Change into work clothes
Plant trees and flowers
Meet your neighbors
Deliver some furniture
Compose mail
Deliver carpet
Deliver watering can
Write an ad on the bulletin board.

Rating 9

Alternate inventory patterns

Find a pattern that you like on a shirt and drag that shirt over the invisible space on the lower left corner of the touch screen to drop it there. You can also go to the patterns section of your inventory, choose a desired pattern, and drag it to a similar invisible space in the lower-left corner of the touch screen.

Rating 9

Character’s appearance

When creating a new resident, you can get an appearance you like the best. The choices you pick for Kapp'n‘s questions determines your appearance, though you cannot figure out what you will exactly look like. When you get out of the cab and do not like your appearance, turn off the game and try again. Try to use different answer combinations until you find an appearance  you like.

Rating 9

Change roof color

The color of the roof on your first house will be the same as the Nintendo DS menu color. Pick any color desired from the Nintendo DS menu color before moving in.

Rating 9

Easy fruit hints

  • To get fruit faster, move time one month forward. Your trees will now have fruit.

  • Send a letter to a villager with a gift in it and they might send you fruit. Most of the time the fruit is not native to your town so plant it for even more money.

Rating 8

Easy money

To easily get money, go the bank and save all the money you have into your account. Then, save the game and turn off the DS. Change the system date to ten or more years later and your money should go up to 99,999 Bells.

Rating 8

Catching fleas

When you see black dots jumping off and onto one of your animal friends, hit the animal with a net to catch a flea. The animal will not become angry but simply turn and look at you.

Rating 8

House upgrades

Unlock the following upgrades for your house by paying back the corresponding amounts of debt:

Back room 848,000 Bells
First house expansion 19,800 Bells
Left room 598,000 Bells
Right room 728,000 Bells
Second house expansion 120,000 Bells
Upstairs room 298,000 Bells

Rating 8

Bank interest hints

  • Put any amount of money into your savings account and once there are about 50,000 bells in your account, save the game and turn off the Nintendo DS. Go to the DS’ system settings and change the date to the year 2099. When you resume the game as the same character, you’ll receive a letter from the Post Office stating that you have around 99,999 bells. This money is already in your savings account. Note: You will get many weeds from doing this.

  • If you have more than 700,000 bells, you can probably get 99,999 bells in just about a year by changing the Nintendo DS system date to the year following. You will eventually receive a letter in the mail saying that you have a certain number of bells. If you are rich then this will usually yield 99,999 bells.

  • While your player is sleeping, select the phone and choose "Set Date And Time" and change the date to January 1st. You can repeat this any number of times by setting the date to a year later, though you will have a lot of weeds.

Rating 8

Balloon presents

Balloon presents always arrives when the time ends in a "4" and the wind is heard.

Rating 7

Bells from plants

  • At 12:30 on any day, walk along the beach shore looking for fruit. Any fruit you find along the shore can be sold for 500 Bells.

  • To get more money for fruit, go to your friend's town where, instead of only 100 Bells, you will get 500 Bells per fruit.

  • Go to an online friend's town, pick their fruit, and plant it in your town. You can make more money from outside fruit.

  • When Joan the turnip peddler comes to your town on Sunday mornings, ask her if she has Red Turnips. If she sells them to you, plant them right away. Water them every day for a week, then dig them up on Saturday. Red Turnips sell at Nook's shop for 16,000 Bells.

  • Eventually you will get a coconut, either by finding one or your mom might mail you one. Plant them after five to seven days, they will become trees. Sell the coconut at Tom Nook’s for 500 Bells.

  • After you plant flowers for Tom Nook, talk to him for your next task. After that, go out and pick up the flowers you planted to sell them back.

  • Get a Golden Shovel and bury some money in the ground. Water the plant and eventually a money tree grow in the week, month, or year.

Rating 7


Unlock the following bonuses by performing the corresponding tasks:

Golden Bug Net Catch one of each type of bug.
Golden Fishing Rod Catch one of each type of fish.
Golden Roses Plant red roses next to one another until black roses appear. Use the Golden Watering Can to water dying black roses and they will appear as golden the next day.
Golden Shovel Bury a regular shovel in the ground and dig it up after 24 hours.
Golden Slingshot Shoot 15 items out of the sky and a Golden Slingshot will appear in the sky. Shoot it down to collect it.
Golden Timer Get the Golden Axe, Golden Bug Net, Golden Fishing Rod, Golden Shovel, Golden Slingshot, and Golden Watering Can. Then, Tortimer will give you the Golden Timer.
Golden Watering Can Keep the environment perfect for sixteen consecutive days.
Museum Model Donate the most items to the museum by the time it is completed.

Rating 7

Run through friend glitch

When connected with a friend, go into any building and run full speed at each other. If done correctly, you should run through each other..

Rating 7

Donation rewards

Donate the following amounts of Bells to Boondox to unlock the corresponding Feathers.

1,100,000 Bells Purple Feather
1,400,000 Bells White Feather
10,000 Bells Green Feather
200,000 Bells Blue Feather
500,000 Bells Yellow Feather
6,400,000 Bells Rainbow Feather
800,000 Bells Red Feather

Rating 7

Make Mr. Resseti: pop up on opposite side

When Mr. Ressetti is about to pop up from the ground, run to the side of the door that does not have the mail box. He should appear on the opposite side.

Rating 7

Stuck in hole glitch

Dig a hole and dig in the same location for ten days. On the eleventh day, walk over the same spot where you have been digging and you should fall in. You cannot get out. Note: This has the same affect as the Pitfall.

Rating 7

Free furniture

To get free furniture, check the recycling box at the town hall. Also, the lost and found at the Main Gate may have free furniture. Talk to Booker the dog to get to the lost and found.

Rating 6

Saving rewards

Unlock the following rewards by saving the corresponding amounts of Bells at the Post Office:

Box of Tissues 1,000,000 Bells
Pelly's Picture 100,000,000 Bells
Phyllis' Picture 500,000,000 Bells
Piggy Bank 10,000,000 Bells
Town Hall Model 999,999,999 Bells

Rating 6

Birthday Cake

When you play the game on your birthday, someone from your town will give you a Birthday Cake.

Rating 6

Become friends with Pete

  • Pete the delivery pelican flies over your town almost every day at 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. Hit him with a slingshot and he will scream and fall to the ground with a loud boom. Talk to him and he will tell you about himself.

  • Use the following trick to make Pete the delivery pelican appear quicker. Wait until 8:59 a.m. or 4:59 p.m. on the phone in your room. Then, wait for him and shoot him down. Save the game and repeat.

Rating 6

Animal Crossing Island (Japanese version)

To get a whistle that call's Kapp'n and takes you to the Animal Crossing Island, connect to four friends houses and give Tom Nook 50 fossils.

Rating 6


Gulliver always flies above your town at 32 minutes past the hour, every hour.

Rating 6

Bells from fishing and bugs

  • The best way to get started in the game is by purchasing a fishing rod or bug net. Set out to catch fish, only keeping the ones at least worth 1,000 bells. When catching bugs, listen to their sounds or watch for their colors.

  • Shake trees until a hive of bees appear and start catching them with your net. Each bee will fetch you 4,500 Bells.

  • Buy a fishing rod and fish in the ocean during night time when it snows or rains. You’ll eventually see a giant fish shadow, which is a living fossil fish, worth 15,000 Bells.

  • First, make sure it is August or July in your town, then catch as many rare fish and bugs as you can. Remove all the furniture out of your main room and put all the bugs and fish in there, filling your room up as much as possible. Now change the date to the first Saturday in August or July. Make sure it is 12 a.m. or later as you wait in your room. An animal will eventually come in to buy your stuff. Speak to it and wait until it stops in front of a fish or bug. They will only buy three things, but you can go into another room then come back out. Repeat until all the bugs and fish are gone and you should have about 200,000 bells. Repeat this to become rich. Note: Plant palm trees by the beach to get more rare bugs. Also, the best time to find a shark is during firework shows.

  • Put three Barred Knifejaws, five Sea Horses, ten Horse Mackrels, three Bitterlings, and a few Sea Butterflies in your house the day before the Flea Market. Be sure to remove all your furniture to make plenty of room. Charge the animals double for each fish to make over 35,000 Bells for some fish. Also, when they stop looking at items, go upstairs and downstairs again to make them look at something else.

  • When the Fishing Tourney arrives, turn in the biggest fish possible for a good win. When you win, put the trophy in your dresser and sell the clothes and paper if want to. Set the date back and win again repeatedly until you have six trophies. Sell five of them and keep one to make lots of Bells.

  • Sometimes when you catch a rare fish, throw it back into the sea or river. It will become more common every time this is done.

  • Different bugs and fish appear in different seasons. Sharks and scorpions, for example, are summer creatures.

Rating 6

Fake paintings hint

Even if you buy fake paintings from Crazy Redd, you can order the real ones from the catalog as long as you Blathers doesn’t check them out.

Rating 5

Acorn hint

Use the following trick to make a lot of acorns. First, make sure it is October 7th. Gather fifteen acorns (plus ten in the mail sockets) and bury them next to the far left edge of the map. Continue until there are only rotten acorns remaining. Gather rotten acorns and bury them apart from the nice acorns. Now advance the time to the12th or 13th of October and do the same thing. Sometimes you can get around forty or more each time  Going back to the October 7th will probably net you about twenty or thirty. Bury the rotten acorns and advance to October 13th again. Repeat until you get enough acorns. Note: 240 acorns are required to get everything from Cornimer.

Rating 5

More storage space

Buy or trade for a dresser and place it in your room. Walk up to it and press A. A screen will appear with six inventory sized pull-overs. Drag items in here to put them into your dresser, which you can take whenever you want.

Rating 5

Dr. Shrunk's emotions

When Dr. Shrunk goes to your town for the first time, he will ask you how your emotions are going. Say "I'm in a slump" and he'll give you a list of emotions to learn. Choose one of them to learn how to express that emotion. After that, express your new emotion with a friend. I will be the little bunny pictures right under the speech bubble.

Rating 5

K.K. Slider's songs

Go the The Roost cafe (basement of your museum) on Saturday nights between 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight and talk to K.K. Slider. when he asks you if you are there for a song, say "No thanks" and sit down until the song is finished. He will then give it to you for your radio and ask if you have a request. Below are all the songs you can request, which are case sensitive.

Agent K.K
Aloha K.K.
Cafe K.K.
Comrade K.K.
Forest Life
Go K.K. Rider
I Love You
Imperial K.K.
K.K. Aria
K.K. Ballad
K.K. Blues
K.K. Bossa
K.K. Calypso
K.K. Casbah
K.K. Chorale
K.K. Condor
K.K. Country
K.K. Cruisin'
K.K. D & B
K.K. Dirge
K.K. Dixie
K.K. Etude
K.K. Faire
K.K. Folk
K.K. Fusion
K.K. Gumbo
K.K. Jazz
K.K. Lament
K.K. Love Song
K.K. Lullaby
K.K. Mambo
K.K. Marathon
K.K. March
K.K. Metal
K.K. Ragtime
K.K. Rally
K.K. Reggae
K.K. Rock
K.K. Rockabilly
K.K. Safari
K.K. Salsa
K.K. Samba
K.K. Ska
K.K. Song
K.K. Soul
K.K. Steppe
K.K. Swing
K.K. Tango
K.K. Technopop
K.K. Waltz
K.K. Western
King K.K.
Lucky K.K.
Marine Song 2001
Mountain Song
Mr. K.K.
My Place
Only Me
Rockin' K.K.
Senor K.K.
Soulful K.K.
Steep Hill
Surfin' K.K.
The K. Funk
To the Edge
Two Days Ago

Notes: The "K.K. Song" is actually music from Mario Paint. The "Forest Life" song is the theme from the original Animal Crossing on the Gamecube.

Rating 5

Animal obsessions

Below is a list of animals followed by their most likely obsessions:

A black cat named Kiki Obsessed with clothing.
A blue anteater with a yellow muzzle named Cyrano Obsessed with fossils.
A blue anteater with dark blue hair named Pango Obsessed with clothing.
A blue cat with dark blue stripes named Rosie Obsessed with clothing.
A brown cow with golden horns and a white muzzle named Patty Obsessed with fossils.
A brown horse named Elmer Obsessed with bug-catching contests.
A gray wolf named Luke Obsessed with fossils and bug-catching contests.
A light brown squirrel named Peco/Pecan Obsessed with clothing.
A patchwork bear named Kody Obsessed with fossils.
A pink rabbit named Ruby Obsessed with clothing.
A tan lion with a golden mane named Bud Obsessed with fishing contests.
A white mouse named Dora Obsessed with White Furniture.
An orange frog with black spots named Drift Obsessed with fishing contests.

Rating 5

Tom Nook's home

To enter Tom Nook's home, go to the back of Tom Nook's shop between 12:00 and 2:00 P.M. Using a shovel, hit the back wall three times. Then, hit the front entrance once to be able to enter Tom Nook's home. You will see him wearing pajamas with a teddy bear.

Rating 5

Flying lights

During bright lights, all pine trees in your town are decorated with lights. If you shake one of them, the lights will stay in the same position but the tree sways back and forth, making it look like the lights are flying.

Rating 5

Tom Nook's store point rewards

Accumulate the following amounts of PIM points to unlock the corresponding rewards. PIM points are earned by making purchases at Tom Nook's store:

10,000 PIM points Nookway model and 10% discount
20,000 PIM points Nookington's model and 20% discount
3,000 PIM points Nook' n Go model and 5% discount
300 PIM points Nook's Cranny model and store membership

Rating 5

Getting money

To earn money you can fish, catch bugs, and look for treasures. When fishing, only keep fish that are worth at least 1,000 Bells. When catching bugs, catch them by listening to their sounds or watch for their colors.

Rating 5

Big Dot Shirt

To get the Big Dot Shirt, go to the pattern page. Select a design and drag it to the bottom left hand corner. The Big Dot Shirt will now be in your pockets.

Rating 5

Share items with friends

Use this trick if you have a friend that also owns the game and he or she has an item that you like. First, go to your friend's town or invite them over to yours and ask them to drop the desired item. Take it and, because you are holding it, the item should now be in the catalog at Tom Nook's store. You have to buy it, but now you and your friend will have the item. Return the item to your friend. Note: This doesn't work with Gyroids or fossils.

Rating 5

Trap animals

Get a shovel and surround them with holes to make them trapped.

Rating 5

Avoid Resetti

Drop a bunch of items on the ground in front of your house where Resetti usually appears. You can now turn the game off without saving since Resetti will not appear because of the items blocking his location.

Rating 5

Dog under your bed

Leave the Golden Shovel in your house next to a Four Leaf Clover. The next day, there should now be a dog under your bed upstairs. Note: This doesn't work in the Japanese version.

Rating 5

Avoid bee stings

To  prevent yourself from getting stung by bees, run as far away from the bees as possible and press Start. When prompted to save, select "Yes" and you will end up with no bee stings. This may take more time but it's a good method in case there's no house around or no umbrella to twirl.

Rating 4

Tarantula and scorpion fight

Donate a tarantula and scorpion to the museum, then go into the bug section and you will see them fight.

Rating 4

Crazy Redd's passwords

To enter Crazy Redd's tent, use the following passwords:

Ask and you shall - Be charged
An open wallet - Is often empty
Bottom dollar - Top dog
Crazy Redd - Is 35
Even robbers - Have safes
Fan in one hand - Cash in other
Foot in the door - Eye on prize
For my fans - Shop here again
Get an education - Or win it big
Give 2 cents - Ask for change
Head in the sand - Find something
Hot and cold - Money makes it
I'm all alone - But I have cash
Life expectancy - Redd is 35
Look at people - Wallets full
Look back - What did you miss
No money - Means no fun
Roses have - High prices
Rough childhood - Lax adulthood
Spoiled rotten - Bean curd
Talk is cheap - So is Redd
The grass is greener - On my side
The pen - Is cheaper
Tom Nook - One ugly fellow
What smells? - Bean curd.
What's inside - Is fabulous
When the cat's gone - Mice shop
Why buy the cow - Buy milk here!

Rating 4

Witch's Hat glitch

Buy a Witch's Hat from the Able Sisters and put it on. Then, go to your town gate and, using your stylus, run full speed at Copper. If done correctly, Copper's mouth will go through your hat.

Rating 4

Red weed

Get the maximum number of weeds possible in your town and large red flower-like weed will appear. The red weed can only be removed after all the normal weeds are gone.

Rating 4

Broken axes hint

If you hit rocks with an axe frequently to get bells, eventually your axe will break. Use your shovel since it can't break.

Rating 4

Picture of Saharah

To get a Picture of Saharah, get all carpet and wallpaper from her.

Rating 4

Finding items rocks

If an animal is staring at a rock, there usually is something in it (such as a Pill Bug).

Rating 4

Pikmin easter eggs

When Gulliver falls in your town, he sometimes references Pikmin with phrases such as "I would love to see the flowers bloom out of your seed-shaped head..."

Rating 4

Feung Shei/luck

To gain Feung Shei, or luck, place certain colored items in certain areas of your house.

  • Yellow (East)
Blue Bed
Blue Table
Classic Sofa
Snowman TV
Flying Saucer
Lunar Lander
Striped Cone
Steam Roller
Cement Mixer
Judge's Bell
Picnic Table
Elephant Slide
Oil Drum
Mama Bear
Samurai Suit
Cash Register
Jasmine Bonsai
Lucky Gold Cat
Lefty Lucky Cat
Lucky Cat
Tea Vase
Flowery Painting
Rare Painting
Common Painting
Gold Stereo
Hi-Fi Stereo
Gold Econo-Chair
Mountain Bike
Bug Trophy
Fish Trophy
Flower Trophy
Mummy's Casket
Alarm Clock
Odd Clock
Basic Yellow Bed
Pineapple Bed
Clothes Closet
Diver Dan

  • Red (West)
Mush Bed
Mush Stand
Mush Table
Mush TV
Iron Frame
Orange Cone
Traffic Cone
Detour Arrow
Saw Horse
Red Corner
Tiki Torch
Lawn Mower
Garden Gnome
Red Drum
Haz-Mat Barrel
Giant Dharma
White Golf Bag
Clear Model
Red Armchair
Red Sofa
Apple TV
Maple Bonsai
Quince Bonsai
Red Vase
Metal Guitar
Nice Painting
Trash Bin
Red Boom Box
Red Clock
Basic Red Bed
Life Ring
Fire Hydrant
Candy Machine
Gas Pump
Miniature Car
Executive Toy
Vacuum Cleaner

  • Green (South)
Green Bed
Green Bench
Green Chair
Green Counter
Green Desk
Green Dresser
Green Lamp
Green Pantry
Green Table
Green Wardrobe
Ranch Armchair
Ranch Couch
Ranch Tea Table
Desert Cactus
Tall Cactus
Round Cactus
Bird Bath
Train Set
Ship Cannon
Green Drum
Baby Panda
Deer Scare
Green Golf Bag
Green Lava Lamp
Hospital Bed
Pear Wardrobe
Pear Dresser
Grapefruit Table
Lime Chair
Azalea Bonsai
Hawthorn Bonsai
Holly Bonsai
Mugho Bonsai
Ponderosa Bonsai
Pine Bonsai
Iris Chair
Iris Table
Froggy Chair
Lily-Pad Table
Mugho Bonsai
Rock Guitar
Coconut Palm
Corn Plant
Weeping Fig
Lady Palm
Fan Palm
Rubber Tree
Snake Plant
Retro Fridge
Jade Econo-Chair
Billiard Table
Mahjong Table
Tennis Table
Festive Tree
Big Festive Tree
Sleeping Bag
Basic Green Bed
Book's Cranny
Museum Model
Table Lamp
Clothesline Pole

  • Red or yellow (West or East)
Apple Clock
Music Box

  • Red or green (West or South)
Watermelon Chair
Watermelon Table
Tulip Chair
Tulip Table
One-Story Model
Two-Story Model
Mansion Model

  • Yellow or green (East or South)
Melon Chair
Lemon Table
Daffodil Chair
Daffodil Table
Glow Clock
Treasure Chest
Tea Set

  • The following items are lucky no matter they are placed in your house:

G Logo
Luigi Trophy
Mario Trophy
Angler Trophy
Fishing Trophy
Spring Metal
Autumn Metal
Samurai Suit
Tanabata Palm
Treasure Chest
Tissue Box
House Model
Manor Model
Post Model
Piggy bank
Festive Tree
Big Festive Tree
Birthday Cake
Bug Trophy
Flower Trophy
Garden Gnome
Ivory Piano
Lefty Lucky Cat
Lovely Phone
Lucky Black Cat
Lucky Cat
Lucky Gold Cat
Music Box
Piggy Bank
Racoon Figurine
Samurai Suit
Treasure Chest

Rating 4

Bells from insurance

-First, get the King Tut Head at the Able Sisters or from a friend. This item makes you trip every so often when worn. Then, buy accident insurance from Lyle the Weasel on Saturdays for 3,000 Bells. Every time you trip or get stung by a bee you will get 100 bells in  the mail from Lyle. Put on the King Tut Head and fall ten times to get a maximum of 1,000 Bells from Lyle in the mail (if you don’t get any other mail). This method is a slow way to get money but can get you some steady cash.

Rating 4

Lily's horse's name

The name you enter at the beginning of the game will be same as the name of Lily's horse.

Rating 4

Kick dirt into holes.

If you find yourself without a shovel, press B when you have nothing in your hand to kick dirt into the holes.

Rating 3

Have more neighbors

-After first settling in your town, advance time by one day, then backwards, then forward. Repeat this and more neighbors will have moved in your town quickly.

-When you visit other towns, you might meet a new friend. If you really hit it off with one of the locals, he might decide to move to your town. If he likes his new home, your town might soon be flooded with even more neighbors. Note: This often works with Opal the elephant and Camofrog the frog.

Rating 3

Home point rewards

Unlock the following rewards by getting the corresponding amount of HRA points:

Mansion model 150,000 points
One story house model 70,000 points
Two story house model 100,000 points

Rating 3

Nintendo WiFi downloads

Below are dates Nintendo released downloadable content followed by the item available on that date. Note: An account with Nintendo.com and Nintendo WiFi ID are required. For instructions, go to nintendowifi.com.

1/07/07 Greenpipe
1/12/06 Coin
10/01/06 Firebar
11/03/06 Koopa Shell
12/05/06 Mushroom Mural and Block Floor (1 Year Anniversary)
2/09/07 Pikmin
2/14/06 Flagpole
3/11/07 Blue Falcon
3/16/06 Brick Block
4/18/06 Fire Flower
5/20/06 ? Block
6/22/06 Super Mushroom
7/24/06 Starman
8/26/06 1UP Mushroom
9/30/06 Cannon

Rating 3


Below is a complete list of fishes followed by their selling values, locations, and best time to catch:

Angelfish 3,000 Bells; river (rare) May to October, morning, evening, night.
Arapaima 10,000 Bells; river (rare) July to September, morning, evening, night.
Arowana 10,000 Bells; river (rare) June to September, morning, evening, night.
Barbel Steed 200 Bells; river all year, all day.
Barred Knifejaw 5,000 Bells; ocean (rare) March to November, all day.
Bitterling 900 Bells; river November to February, all day.
Black Bass 300 Bells; river all year, all day.
Blue Gill 120 Bells; river all year, noon.
Blue Marlin 10,000 Bells; ocean (rare) July to Sept, all day.
Carp 300 Bells; river all year, all day.
Cat Fish 800 Bells; pond May to October, morning, evening, night.
Char 3,800 Bells; waterfall Mar to June and September to November, morning, evening.
Cherry Salmon 1,000 Bells; river March to June and September to November, morning, evening.
Clownfish 650 Bells; ocean April to September, all day and May to August, noon.
Coelacanth 15,000 Bells; ocean during rain or snow (rare) all year, morning , evening, night.
Craw Fish 250 Bells; holding pond April to Sept, all day.
Crucian Carp 120 Bells; river all year, all day.
Dab 300 Bells; ocean October to April, all day.
Dace 200 Bells; river all year, morning, evening, night.
Dorado 15,000 Bells; river (rare) June to September, morning, noon, evening.
Eel 2,000 Bells; river June to Sept, morning, evening, night.
Football Fish 2,500 Bells; ocean (rare) November to March, morning, evening, night.
Freshwater Goby 300 Bells; river (rare) all year, morning, evening, night.
Frog 120 Bells; holding pond May to August, all day.
Gar 6,000 Bells; pond (rare) June to September, morning, evening, night.
Giant Snakehead 5,500 Bells; pond July to August, noon.
Gold Fish 1,300 Bells; river (rare) all year, all day.
Guppy 1,300 Bells; river (rare) April to November, noon.
Hammerhead Shark 8,000 Bells; ocean (rare) June to September, all day.
Horse Mackeral 150 Bells; ocean all year, all day.
Jelly Fish 100 Bells; ocean August, all day.
Killifish 300 Bells; holding pond (rare) April to August, all day.
King Salmon 1,800 Bells; river (rare) September, all day.
Koi 2,000 Bells; river (rare) all year, morning, evening, night.
Loach 300 Bells; river March to May, all day.
Ocean Sunfish 4,000 Bells; ocean (rare) April to September, morning noon, evening.
Octopus 500 Bells; Ocean September to January and March to July, all day.
Olive Flounder 800 Bells; Ocean (rare) all year, all day.
Pale Chub 200 Bells; river all year, noon.
Piranha 2,500 Bells; river (rare) June to September, noon, night.
Pond Smelt 300 Bells; pond December to February, all day.
Popeyed Goldfish 1,300 Bells; river (rare) all year, all day.
Puffer Fish 240 Bells; ocean July to September, all day and August, all day.
Rainbow Trout 800 Bells; river March to June and September to November, morning, evening.
Red Snapper 3,000 Bells; ocean all year, all day.
Salmon 700 Bells; river September, all day.
Sea Bass 160 Bells; ocean all year, all day.
Sea Butterfly 1,000 Bells; ocean December to February, all day.
Seahorse 1,100 Bells; ocean April to November, all day and May to September, noon.
Shark 15,000 Bells; ocean (rare) June to September, morning, evening, night.
Squid 400 Bells; Ocean December to Aug, all day.
Stringfish 15,000 Bells; river (rare) December to February, morning, evening, night.
Sweetfish 900 Bells; river July to September, all day.
Tuna 7,000 Bells; ocean (rare) November to March, all day.
Yellow Perch 240 Bells; river October to March or November to February, all day.
Zebra Turkey Fish 400 Bells; ocean April to November, all day and May to September, noon.

Rating 3

Mush furniture

Unlock the following Mush furniture pieces by getting the corresponding amounts of Acorns at the Acorn Festival, and then give them to Cornimer:

Mush Bed 170 Acorns
Mush Chair 40 Acorns
Mush Closet 80 Acorns
Mush Dresser 60 Acorns
Mush End Table 10 Acorns
Mush Lamp 25 Acorns
Mush Stand 100 Acorns
Mush Stool 5 Acorns
Mush TV 140 Acorns
Mush Table 120 Acorns

Rating 3

Ghost fish glitch

Occasionally, when you are fishing in a river, fish might swim away from your bait and into the cliff face.

Rating 3

Unmarked package from Nintendo

If you use Action Replay codes too much, Nintendo will send you an unmarked package. This is extremely annoying because Tom Nook will not trade with you until you deliver it. However, it’s impossible to deliver and thus you must either start your town over or use Action Replay to sell your hacked Royal Crowns to the Able Sisters or on Wi-Fi.

Rating 3

Tom Nook's store expansions

Obatin the following expansions for Tom Nook's store by performing the corresponding tasks:

Nook 'n Go Buy 25,000 Bells worth of merchandise.
Nook's Cranny Available at start.
Nookingtons Buy 240,000 Bells worth of merchandise and have a visiting friend buy something from Tom Nook.
Nookway Buy 65,000 Bells worth of merchandise.

Rating 3

Opening deliveries

When animals ask you to deliver something, select it from your pocket if it is a letter or a package. An "Open It?" option will appear, which lets you open the item. Note : If you open a package and talk to the animal that you are delivering it for, they will become very angry.

Rating 3

Mail hints

  • Change the system date to January 1st to get a letter from your Mom with 10,000 Bells.

  • Talk to the same person on Nintendo Wi-Fi ten times to receive more money.

Rating 3

Customize your town

To have a different town theme, go to the Able Sisters shop and talk to Mable to ask her to design your own pattern. That pattern is what your ground will look like so plan it carefully. Pay 350 Bells and go outside. Go to the menu screen and select the pattern area, then drag your pattern to the last icon. That pattern will appear on the ground. Continue to do this until your entire town is covered with your pattern.

Rating 3

Super Mario Sunshine easter egg

Go upstairs and listen to the music. If you listen carefully you’ll notice that it is the same music when you are picking a level with the stars in Super Mario Sunshine.

Rating 3

Shoot through Town Hall glitch

Equip your slingshot and go to the Town Hall. Go to the door but stay a distance away, then shoot when you are just under the edge of the part that sticks out. It should go through a solid part of the Town Hall. You can also move closer to shoot through it better.

Rating 3

Move through stairs glitch

Push one of your visitors toward the stairs and, if done correctly, you should have run through it.

Rating 3

Pitfall Seeds

Occasionally go to Booker and see if there are any Pitfall Seeds in the lost in found. You can also dig in star-shaped holes in the ground to find one.

Rating 3

Bells from furniture

When the flea market comes around, walk by or talk to everyone outside. Then, go inside your house and pick some furniture that you do not want. When someone comes to your house, greet them and they will start walking around. When they stop to look at an item, speak to them and say you’ll sell it for a low amount of bells. Afterward, walk out of your house and go back inside to find another person in your house saying "Low prices? I'm in." Do the same to everyone and you’ll eventually have enough money to go to other houses and get whatever you want.

-Place all your items into a dresser and sell all your junk furniture items on a flea market day by changing the date. Check the town news board to find out when your flea market days are. The trick is to make sure you only sell to your residents well into the night since  your loopy and drowsy neighbors will not think straight and buy furniture for a price 150% more and 200% more, especially if they are in love with an item. On average, by selling a room-full of junk furniture you can make around 18,000 bells in a night.

Rating 3

Shells and values

Below is a list of shells that can be found followed by their value. Note: Not listed is the “Pearl", a one time item that's supposedly worth about 600 Bells:

Conch 300 Bells
Dall's Top 90 Bells
Porceletta 30 Bells
Sand Dollar 60 Bells
Venus Comb 150 Bells
White Scallop 450 Bells

Rating 2

Lyle's Accident Insurance

  • Lyle will be outside your door every Saturday, offering insurance until you finally buy it. Once you buy it, the next day he will have sent you 100 Bells for each time you tripped, fell in a hole, or got stung by a bee.

  • On Saturdays, you'll notice someone walking around your house in a suit. This is Lyle. He'll offer you "Accident Insurance" for 3,000 Bells. While the way he talks and the yellow star in his eye make it seem like a scam, it really is not. Buy the insurance and if you ever fall over, get stung by bees, or fall in a pitfall trap, he will send you 100 Bells for each event. Note: Definitely take advantage of this. The next Saturday, he will offer you fraud insurance for 6,000 Bells. If you buy it and ever receive an item that is fraudulent, you will get back the amount of bells you paid for the item(s). Both are definitely useful.

  • Buy the insurance from Lyle. Animals sometimes say "I hear there is an insurance scam going on! Be careful!", but he is actually trustworthy and you should buy his insurance. First, bring about 7,000 Bells to Redd's and become a member. Redd appear at random. When taking Lyle's quiz, he will ask you what day you want Redd to appear and, even though Lyle claims he has no association with Redd, Redd will appear. Next, shake trees repeatedly until a bee appears and stings you. Do not put medicine on it. Lyle will send you a letter with 100 Bells attached. Also, spend a few thousand Bells on the Tut helmet and run all the way down to the beach. You will fall and Lyle will send you another letter with 100 Bells. Note: Lyle does not send letters when you fall in a pitfall.

Rating 2

Free item hints

  • Look in the sky during a perfectly clear night and tap when a shooting star appears to get a special gift the next day.

  • When animals are saying” I love you, I love you not", always choose "No", "I love you" and "I love you" to get a free item.

  • Every day, one tree in town will have a random item. Note: If a neighbor is looking at a tree, there's an item in it.

  • To get free items from other animals, equip your own fishing rod or net and keep talking to them if they are also holding a net or a fishing rod. They will say that it's a beautiful day for fishing or bug catching. Keep talking to them until they say "Why don't we have a competition?". Accept the competition and catch whatever they ask you to catch. When you have caught it, bring it back to the animal and talk to them to get a prize in return. Note: This works more than one time on the same animal.

  • Send your neighbors letters and attach items you do not want. They will usually send you furniture, clothes, and rare fruits the next day.

Rating 2

Unlimited Royal Crowns glitch

Buy the Royal Crown at the Able Sisters, then save and end the game. Turn off the DS and change the time to 12:00 a.m. Turn the game on, then save and turn it off again. Change the time to 12 p.m. and play again. There should be another Royal Crown at the Able Sisters that you can buy. Note: You need around1,200,000 bells for each crown.

Rating 2


Become friends with the following characters by performing the corresponding tasks:

Blathers Talk to him when he looks sad to find out that he does not like bugs. Continue to talk to him on every day until he stops talking about his bug phobia.
Brewster Keep buying coffee from Brewster at the café every day.
Celeste Talk to Celeste at the observatory every day and tell her "You're cute".
Sable Go in the Able Sisters store, then find Sable near the sewing machine and talk to her every day.

Rating 2


If you are mean to Kapp'n, you will end up ugly or might have a scowl, whereas if you are very nice and give straight answers about your gender, you will look very nice and smile. You can always change your hair at Harriet's, but your face stays the same. The nice answers are the ones at the top of the list, but they are mixed when it comes to gender.

Rating 2

New haircuts styles

To be offered a haircut style in the opposite gender of your character, get all six types of haircuts from Harriet on consecutive days. The following day, get another haircut from her and she will offer you the new haircut.

Rating 2

Unlimited K.K. Slider songs

When you start the game, go to the screen where you select your player and go to the phone to select "Reset Time". Set it to a time when K.K. Slider comes to the museum (between 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.) and start the game. After you get your song, go back, save, then go back to the player selection screen. Reset the clock again to the original time and once you start your game again, save and repeat those steps. Note: This takes some time.

Rating 2

Tom Nook's bulletin board message hint

When Tom Nook has you write the bulletin board message, you can type just one letter and he will accept it.

Rating 2

Change roof color without house upgrade

Once you get the Nookington's version of your local store, there will be an upper level where Tommy and Timmy will be. Go to a wall with wallpapers and floorings and at the end of the counter there will be a paint bucket. Tommy or Timmy will tell you that they will be able to paint it soon if you decide to buy the color. Each day, there is a new color of paint.

Rating 2

Make animals move

Use the methods below to get an animal to leave your town:

  • Put pitfall traps around their house or near where they are walking. Watch them while they ask for help. Note: Make sure the right animal falls in the trap.

  • Hit them with a net repeatedly. To do this without talking to them and make sure they are not facing you. They will get angry and possibly move.

  • Keep pushing them around until they get angry.

  • Never help or talk to them. Also, if are sick, do not give them medicine.

Rating 2

Hold 2,574,999 Bells

Write ten letters and attach 99,000 Bells to each of them. Fill your inventory with bags of 99,000 Bells and fill your wallet that is shown to the left of your character. You will now have 2,574,999 Bells.

Rating 2

Complete the museum

  • To finish the museum collection, go fishing for the following fish first: Sea Bass, Bluegill, Crawfish, Frog, Crucian Carp, Catfish and other fish sold below 1,000 Bells. Give them to the museum. Now look for more expensive fish and donate them. Note: Donated fish will also become more common, so look into donating Snappers.

  • To finish the bug collection, first donate all four Cicadas, a Mosquito, a Fly, and a Honeybee. Also donate any common butterflies. Next, find the Stag Beetles (found at night) and the Oak Silk Moth. Oak Silk Moths are brown and hang on trees. Next, start digging up fossils. If it’s not a torso, skull, or tail, donate it. After you donate some small fossils like ammonites and dinosaur tracks, look for skulls. Donate Sabertooth and Mammoth skulls first since they are very easy to complete.

  • Also, save up about 5,000 Bells for when Redd appears. If you get Lyle and say which day you want Redd to appear, Redd will appear on that day. Buy a painting from him. If it is fake, dump it and fish for Snakeheads and Bass. If it is real, donate it. To also make the museum successful, go to the coffee shop once every day and after your cup, go back in the chair and say to Brewster, "I love this place!" if the option is available.

Rating 2

Kiki's Delivery Service easter egg

One of the random animals in Animal Crossing is a cat called Kiki, who is a reference to the Studio Ghibli anime film Kiki's Delivery Service. In the film, Kiki has a cat called Jiji (or Gigi).

Rating 2

Gamecube easter egg

Buy the Pink Box and on the top shelf of the box there will be an Indigo Gamecube with a controller. There are a also few Gamecube games on the bottom shelf.

Rating 2

Animal conversations

In your town, when two animals are staring at each other, they are really talking to each other. Press A or tapping them with the stylus to listen to their conversation. Sometimes you will get involved in the conversation, such as if an animal asks you your opinion on a question asked by another one. If the animals don‘t like each other, they’ll get mad when they are done talking.

Rating 2

Predicting Sea Bass catch

This glitch lets you learn if the fish that you are catching is a Sea Bass. Go to the sea with your fishing pole equipped and cast your rod once you find a fish. Once the fish takes the bait, try to reel it in. Normally, when pressing the button repeatedly reeling the fish in, you will hear splashing noises as the fish is struggling. However, if it is a Sea Bass, the splashing sound effect won‘t play. If you don’t hear any splashing noise, let the fish go if you do not want to catch a Sea Bass. Note: This only occurs about 60% of the time, only with the Sea Bass.

Rating 2

Wishy the shooting star

On clear nights, you might see a shooting star fly across the top screen. You can look for him visually on the top screen or listen to the glittery sound effect. Press A while during this to get a present in the mail from Wishy the Star. Be sure your hands are empty. Note: Wishy appears on clear nights  from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Rating 2

Tom Nook job hints

  • To finish your first job from Tom Nook easily, put all of your flowers in your house if you are the first citizen. If not, store them in a wardrobe.

  • To do your second job easily, talk to each person twice before you go to work.

  • To deliver your furniture and carpet quickly, just deliver it and go back to work without decorating until you are finished with work.

  • To write your letter quickly, simply write "BUY" and send it.

  • To finish your message board, simply put a single letter on the board.

Rating 2


Unlock the following Paper by performing the corresponding tasks:

Academy paper Sign up with the HRA. When they send your scores, it will be on the Academy Paper.
Bottle paper Buy a bottle and paper from Tom Nook, then write a letter in the bottle and throw it into the ocean. The reply that you receive will be on Bottle Paper.
Formal paper Win a special event. The note you receive with your prize will be on Formal Paper.
Fox paper After becoming a Crazy Redd tent member, his weekly password will arrive on Fox Paper.
Insurance paper Buy accident insurance from Lyle. After you need to use the insurance, your settlement will arrive with a note written on Insurance Paper.
Nook paper Order an item from Tom Nook's catalogue. Your order will be sent with a letter on Nook Paper.
Snowman Make a snowman, and the gift that it sends you will come with a note written on Snowman Paper.
Town Hall Deposit money in your Post Office bank account. The monthly statements are written on Town Hall Paper.

Rating 2

Metroid and Star Fox easter eggs

After shooting down a UFO, successfully help Gulliver and talk to him and he might say something like "I am not sure if our kind has made contact before. Tell me, do you know a certain bounty hunter who rolls into a ball? And a small fox? He flies a fighter. Perhaps you have seen it?" These are references to Samus Aran from the Metroid series and Fox McCloud of the Star Fox series.

Rating 2

Furniture themes

Below is a list of all furniture themes followed by the including pieces. Note: Most items are available in either Tom Nook's store or Redd's tent:

  • Western theme
Western Fence, Storefront, Cow Skull, Tumbleweed, Saddle Fence, Wagon Wheel, Watering Trough, Well, Desert Cactus, Covered Wagon.
Wallpaper: Western Vista
Flooring: Western Desert

  • Boxing theme
Ringside Table, Boxing Barricade, Judge's Bell, Weight Bench, Red Corner, Blue Corner, 2 Neutral Corners, Boxing Mat, Speed Bag, Sandbag
Wallpaper: Ringside Seating
Flooring: Boxing Ring Mat.

  • Construction theme
Iron Frame, Wet Roadway Sign, Orange Cone, Traffic Cone, Striped Cone, Jackhammer, Saw Horse, Detour Arrow, Handcart, Manhole Cover, Cement Mixer, Steam Roller
Wallpaper: Blue Tarp
Flooring: Closed Road

  • Space theme
Flying Saucer, Lunar Rover, Asteroid, Satellite, Space Station, Moon, Rocket, Lunar Lander, Spaceman Sam, Space Shuttle
Wallpaper: Lunar Horizon
Flooring: Lunar Surface

  • Mad Scientist theme
Medicine Chest, Lab Chair, Amazing Machine, Complex Machine,
Lab Bench, Florence Flask, Unknown Machine
Wallpaper: Lab Wall
Flooring: Lab Floor

  • Pirate theme
Helm, Ship Compass, Barrel, Anchor, Keg, Ship Cannon
Wallpaper: Sea View
Flooring: Ship Deck
Note: Available only through Pascal.

  • Mossy Garden theme
Bird Feeder, Bug Zapper, Picnic Table, Birdhouse, Hammock, Tiki Torch, Backyard Pool, Barbecue, Lawn Chair, Mr. and Mrs. Flamingo, Sprinkler, Garden Gnome, Lawn Mower, Bird Bath
Wallpaper: Backyard Fence
Flooring: Backyard Lawn

  • Nursery theme
Rocking Horse, Cradle, Wobbelina, Elephant Slide, Baby Bed, Dolly, Train Set, Clackercart, Merry-Go-Round, Stroller
Wallpaper: Playroom Wall
Flooring: Playroom Rug

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Getting presents

  • Your mom will send you a present at the beginning of fall. It can be an acorn, a cherry, or other things to help you in your game.

  • To get free presents every ten minutes, go to the very top of your town while the time ends in a “4”, such as 2:44. Walk along the top of your town to find a present on a balloon. Get your slingshot and shoot the balloon the present is hanging on to pop it. Collect the present.

  • When the Animals are singing from happiness, talk to them a few times. They might give you items, a mat, wallpaper, or clothing.

  • Be careful when shooting down the balloon gifts near a river or on a bridge. The gift may fall into the river and sink and your character will be surprised.

  • No presents appear when it’s raining.

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Detecting Crazy Redd's forged items

If a yellow star shaped object appears on his eye, then the item is most likely forged.

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Unlock the listed trophies by performing the corresponding tasks:

Bug trophy Catch the biggest bug in the Bug-Off.
Fish trophy Catch the biggest fish in the Fishing Tourney.
Flower trophy Create the best garden in the Flower Fest.

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Know exactly what you need in your town from Phyllis:

Ask Phyllis about the environment and she'll tell you exactly what you need. For instance, Pelly will tell you "Add some green" when you need trees, but Phyllis will specifically say what you need. You can see Phyllis from about 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Note: Use Phyllis when you try to get special Jacob's Ladder flowers and the Golden Watering can.

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Touch screen interaction

If you spot an animal on your touch screen, tap on them and they will either bow or wave to you.

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Preparing for special events

  • Flea Market: During a flea market, animals will enter your house and buy things. Remove all of your furniture and replace it with items you don‘t want, especially duplicate items. Place your normal furniture on the top floor since they only look in the main room. You can also get some of your items back, though it isn’t guaranteed that you will get all of it. Look in the dumpster at the Town Hall for items such as hats, flowers, and other things animals think are bad.
  • Bug-Off: A contest to see who is the best bug catcher in town. First, get a small bug that’s slightly larger than the bug in the lead. You will see approximate sizes when you look at the bugs you caught in your lifetime. Tap the butterfly icon when you open the menu and get something slightly bigger. Do this repeatedly, then end with an Emperor Butterfly that’s around 115 mm long. Tortimer will give you items each time you break the old record. If you win, the next day you’ll get a trophy.
  • Fishing Tourney: A contest to see who can catch the biggest fish. Fish like tuna, ocean sunfish, and gars are useful. Don’t keep seahorses, crucian carp, bluegill, clownfish, and jellyfish. A good idea is to catch fish and save them for the tourney.
  • Yay Day: You can write anything, even "You're ugly" or "Go away!" as a compliment. They would be flattered anyways, because animals don’t seem to understand English. Afterward, on Yay Day, they will say funny things like "You really think of 'you're ugly' when you see me? Gosh. I'm flattered!"
  • Flower Contest: Who can plant the biggest and best garden. An easy way to win is by stealing your neighbor's plants. Hold thirteen flowers, along with a net and a watering can. Plant them around your house while making sure there is a way to get into your house without stepping on your flowers. Win to receive a trophy.
  • New Year's Day: Play at 11:59 p.m. and stay at the Town Hall plaza for a countdown and fireworks. Collect your mail and go to the post office to save letters after 9:00 a.m. You will then get a present from your mother with 10,000 Bells.
  • Birthday: People will give you gifts on your birthday. A special person will give you a birthday cake, while your Mother tries to celebrate by sending you a letter. Before your birthday, empty out all your letters so you have enough room for new letters.

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Jacob's Ladder flower

To make Jacob's Ladder flower appear at a random location in your town, get your town to "Perfect" status from Phyllis or Pelly.

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Find animals in their homes

Go to the gate and ask Copper to open them for DS to DS visitors. After the gates are open, all animals in your town can be found in their homes. This makes finding them easier.

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Nature look

To have a nature look, go to Harriet's and answer some questions. When she asks about colors, tell her you want cool colors and say that you want your color to be "lush". After a few seconds, your hair will turn green so you look like leaves and plants. If your person is a girl, look for clothes with flowers on it and put them on. If you are a boy, design a shirt with a tree or plant on it. Then, donate to 10,000 bells to Boondox to get the Green Feather the next day. Wear it as a hat.

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Selling price for items

When selling items to Tom Nook or Mabel, they will only give you 25% of the original price that you bought it for.

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Animal Crossing easter egg

When riding in Kappn's taxi at the beginning of the game, you can hear the song Kapp'n sings in the original Animal Crossing. There’s also a little figurine on the dashboard of Kapp'n in his boat.

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Snowman furniture

To be awarded two Snowman furniture instead of one, find the two snowballs in your town. Roll them to a medium size and then stack them by walking one into the other at the bottom left of your town. You must make the snowman in the farthest lower right square and make him perfect to get two Snowman furniture.

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Snowman series

During winter, collect the entire Snowman series to sell it for around 107,000 Bells.

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Selling with other devices

When connecting via Wi-Fi mode or DS to DS, trade objects since outside things sell more in your town. For example, a television with VCR can sell for 3,000 Bells at Nook's, but they can sell yours for 8,000 Bells.

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K.K. Slider: Request a song

Fill your pockets so there's no room for anything else,  preferably with any items you can consume, equip, or toss. Ask  K.K. Slider to play a song and if you do not like it, K.K. will not give you a bootleg and you can listen to another song. If you still don't like it, toss, eat, equip, etc. an item to make room and then request the song that you wanted.

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Keep turnips longer

-To keep turnips longer then a week, set them on top of a table in your house. They will remain fresh until you find a good price to sell them. Be sure to surround the part of the table with items before you drop the turnips so that it doesn't go on the floor. Put 100 turnips on each spot so that you can get more on the table.

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Mario Bros. easter eggs

  • Find a Pinball Machine. Zoom in and place it so that it’s facing away from you while you are facing down. Look carefully at the designs to see Mario on the bottom part and the Mushroom Kingdom on the top part.

  • In the clothes shop, sometimes they will sell a Luigi hat, called "Lil Bro's Hat". There is also a hat with an “M” on it called the “Big Bro’s Hat”. Also, sometimes you will find the "Big Bro's Mustache" and the "Big Bro's Shirt", which all are things Mario wears.

  • In Pierce's (the blue eagle) room, open the refrigerator and a message “What are Luigi's clothes doing in here?" will appear.

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White Turnips that last forever

On Sunday mornings, Joan the turnip seller will come to your town. Buy as many White Turnips as possible. If the turnips stay in your inventory until the following Sunday, they will rot and cannot be sold to Tom Nook. However, if you want your turnips to live forever, first into your house and go next to a table that can have items placed on it. Drop a tool item (fishing rod, shovel, axe, etc.) under you, then go into your inventory and drop the desired amount of turnips. If done correctly, the turnips should land on the table and stay there. Since they are not in your pockets, they will not rot and die. When Tom Nook has good prices for the Stalk Market, grab the turnips from the table and sell them.

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Tortimer easter egg

Enter the Post Office and talk to Pelly at the Civics part. If you look closely at the background, you can see a bit of Tortimer's face behind a counter.

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Determine when Pascal appears

Speak with any sea animal, such as Marina (the squid that calls you blurp),. Occasionally they will say something like "Today is Thursday, the best day to collect shells!". This means that Pascal will probably appear on Thursday (that day). Note: sea animals are the animals that are on the beach frequently.

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Choose room color

The room color in your first house will be the same as the Nintendo DS menu color. To choose a room color, change the Nintendo DS menu color before you move in.

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Erase bulletin board posts

To get rid of a post off the bulletin board, change the DS system year to 2099 then back to the current year. Go to the bulletin board and the message will be gone. However, lots of weeds will appear in your town.

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Cure a sick neighbor

When one of your neighbors falls ill, don’t give them medicine. Instead, open your main gate then close it again. They will suddenly be cured from their sickness.

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Prevent animals from moving

  • Talk to animals when they are in their house and their stuff is in boxes. Keep chatting until they start saying things like, "I'll have to think this over..." or "Maybe I should stay..." This works especially well with Mabel (the bear) or Ribbot (the robotic frog).

  • When a neighbor is moving (there are boxes in his house), talk to them a lot and choose "Don't go" or "That can't be" until he starts saying "Maybe I'll reconsider" or something similar.

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Tarantula/scorpion bite

If you see a tarantula or scorpion, you will hear a shuffling sound. If it bites you, the screen will go black and you will appear in front of your house. If you donate it to the museum, the bug's head will follow while trying to bite you, just like the piranha that tries to get you in the Fish exhibit.

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Tom Nook's picture

Keep putting money into your account at the town hall until you are sent a safe. Carry your safe in your pocket and talk to Tom Nook at his store. Give him the safe when he asks for it and he will give you a glamour shot of himself.

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Common personalities

Below is a list of a few common personalities followed by their descriptions and an example:

  • Male
  • Oddballs: Commonly say things that make no sense. They have imaginary alter-egos and are obsessed with food. Oddballs are the easiest boys to get pictures from. Example: Alfonso the Caiman.

  • Muscle Men: Very fond of talking about working out, or jogging. They're also more of a loner type and are never included in rumors. It's a bit tougher to get a picture of them in your house. Example: Teddy the Grizzly Bear.

  • Grumpy Men: Their favorite words are negative, such as "slacker", "idiot", "wimp." They are not the friendliest people but it pays off to be their best friend. It is very difficult to get their picture. Example: Apollo the Bald Eagle.

  • Female
  • Valley Girls: These girls can be annoying. They are not smart and tend to say "like" a lot. They get jealous very easily so be careful what you say to them. Most of them are boy crazed, except for a special few. It is very easy to get their picture. Example: Rosie the Blue Cat.

  • Normal Girls: These girls are very sweet and generous. They are clueless about love and never talk about it. Once in a long while they will talk to you about how they were really bad with the HRA at first. This will make them depressed for a short amount of time. It is a bit tougher to get their picture. Example: Deena the Duck.

  • Divas: These girls are very stuck up and snooty. They get mad very easily, and when they do, they tend to say negative things. Most of them are obsessed with the "Ms. Nintendique" gossip magazines. It is very difficult to get their photo.

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Mr. Resetti's home

To find Mr. Resetti's home, first restart the game twice to make Mr. Resetti appear. Then, use a shovel to hit the rocks until one of them cracks. Continue to hit that rock until you create a hole. Enter that hole to find Mr. Resetti's home.

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Gracie's moldy shirt

Once in a while you will get a bonus item on the certificate from Gracie, the rare Moldy Shirt. You cannot re-order it from your catalog so don't sell it to Tom Nook.

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Winning Fish/Bug Tournaments

If you are in the lead of a competition, talk to Tortimer and keep it on the first few things he said. Don’t let anyone submit a fish or bug, then close the Nintendo DS until the tournament is over.

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Katie and Katlyn

When the little kitten Katie is in your town, she'll cry and say "My mom is in ". In that person's town, the mother will tell you the same thing but referring to Katie. Bring the kitten to the mother to be rewarded with a painting by Katie or a portrait of Katie and Katlyn.

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Disappearing Bottle Mail glitch

First, buy a Bottle Mail from Tom Nook. Then, select the "Write a message" option but leave it blank. Go to a bridge in your town and go to the edge opposite of the way the way the river is flowing. Release the bottle. It should go under the bridge. Your character will turn 180 degrees while watching it flow away. If done correctly, the Bottle Mail will not reappear from under the bridge on the other side.

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Bee sting dialogue

Get stung by bees after 11 o'clock at night and talk to an animal that's still awake. They will sometimes say they mistook you for a monster.

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Flower Trophy hints

  • To win the Flower Trophy and beat all the competition in your town, plant a bunch of Purple and Black colored flowers. These flowers are very rare and Tom Nook doesn't sell them. To find them, walk around your town and look for them growing. They grow randomly only once a week. When you find one, pick it and put it in your dresser. When it's time for the Flower Fest, take the collection and make your entire garden out of them. With this garden, you will win the contest and receive the Flower Trophy.

  • To win the Flower Trophy , take all of the flowers form your neighbor's gardens during the Flower Festival and plant them around your own house.

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Multiple K.K. Slider songs in one Saturday

If you have more than one character/player, you can request a song for each of them from K.K. Slider when he appears at The Roost. After getting the song you want, save and switch to another character. You can only do this once per character per Saturday night.

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Golden Axe

To get the Golden Axe, give a Scallop Seashell to Pascal. To get the Scallop Seashell, you will be need to make some trades. Purchase a Red Turnip from Joan and trade it to Wendel for a Turban or Country Guitar. If Wendel gives you a Turban, trade it to Sahara for a Massage Chair or Red Vase. If Sahara gives you a Massage Chair, trade it to Tortimer on the next holiday to be give the Scallop Seashell.

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4-Leaf Clover

4-Leaf Clovers will randomly appear with weed patches that are dug up. Use them as a hair accessory or bookmark.

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Coconuts will randomly appear on the beach.

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Legend Of Zelda easter eggs

  • Go to a neighbor's house that has the Kiddie furniture series, the set with the floor that looks like puzzle pieces. Find the long dresser that takes up two squares and press A (or tap yourself) while facing it to open the drawer. A message will appear saying "You found 10 rupees! Lucky! Too bad you can't use them in this town."

  • There is a triforce on the back of Katrina's tent.

  • Sometimes Tom Nook and Redd will sell item from the series, such as the Triforce and Master Sword. Sometimes neighbors will also have these items. Give them shells and talk to them until they give it to you.

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Read other animal's letters

When delivering a letter for an animal, go to your pockets, touch the letter, and choose "Read it?" Note: The animal who wrote it will be angry.

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Stay at Able Sisters after closing time

Walk into the Able Sisters shop at 10:58 p.m. and you’ll be able to stay in the shop for as long as desired.