Achievement: *This game is also known as Animal Crossing: City Folk.
Transfer your saved game file from Animal Crossing: Wild World. All your previously unlocked items will now be available for sale in the catalog at Tom Nook's store.
Successfully complete one of the following tasks to get the corresponding bonus:
Box Of Tissues: Deposit 100,000 Bells at the bank.
Gold Card: Reach "VIP" status at the bank.
Piggy Bank: Deposit 10,000,000 Bells at the bank.
Shopping Card: Deposit 10,000 Bells at the bank.
Town Fund Unlockables
Donate the indicated number of Bells to the Town Fund at Town Hall to unlock the corresponding item or structure. Note: These items and structures have no effect other than to show off what you donated.
Bridge is built: 200,000 Bells
Fountain is built: 500,000 Bells
Windmill or lighthouse is built: 1,000,000 Bells
Tom Nook's store prizes
You can earn 1 point for every 100 Bells spent at Tom Nook's store. They can be used to earn the following prizes:
Bad Bro 'Stache: 2,500 points
Banana: 500 points
Hero's Cap, Majora's Mask, or Samus Mask: 6,000 points
Hero's Clothes, Varia Suit, or Wario Hat: 5,000 points
Kart: 10,000 points
Midna's Mask: 6,500 points
Peach's Parasol: 4,000 points
Toad Hat: 3,000 points
Triple Shells: 800 points
Yoshi's Egg: 1,000 points
Tom Nook's store upgrades
After playing the game for at least one week, successfully complete the indicated task to have Tom Nook's store upgraded to the corresponding level:
Nook N' Go: Spend or sell 25,000 Bells at Nook's Cranny, and wait one week from the day Nook's Cranny first began.
Nookway: Spend or sell 90,000 Bells at Nook N' Go, and wait two weeks from the day Nook N' Go first began.
Nookingtons: Spend or sell 250,000 Bells at Nookway, and wait three weeks from the day Nookway first began. Note: Unlike Animal Crossing and Animal Crossing: Wild World, you do not have to have someone come to your village to buy one thing as well to get Nookingtons.
Improvements to your house will cost the indicated amount of Bells:
Normal house: 19,800 Bells
First expansion: 120,000 Bells; results in larger first floor
Second expansion: 248,000 Bells; results in largest first floor
Third expansion: 368,000 Bells; results in second floor
Final expansion: 598,000 Bells; results in basement
Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding tool upgrade:
Golden Axe: Throw an axe into the town fountain to randomly turn it golden.
Golden Fishing Rod: Catch every species of fish.
Golden Net: Catch every species of insect.
Golden Shovel: Bury a normal shovel, then dig it up four days later.
Golden Slingshot: Knock down eight balloons to have a random chance of obtaining it from a balloon.
Golden Watering Can: Earn a "Perfect" town rating for fifteen days, then talk to Pelly at Town Hall.
Silver Axe: Throw an axe into the town fountain.
Silver Fishing Rod: Purchase from Tom Nook's store.
Silver Net: Purchase from Tom Nook's store.
Silver Shovel: Obtain from Resetti's Surveillance Center in the city.
Silver Slingshot: Purchase from Tom Nook's store.
Silver Watering Can: Purchase fifty bags of seeds from Tom Nook's store.
Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding trophy for your house:
- Bug Trophy: Catch the largest bug by the end of the Bug Contest.
- Fish Trophy: Catch the largest fish by the end of the Fishing Contest.
Depending on your regional settings, certain gifts will become available during certain dates.
January 1 - New Year's Day: New Year's Shirt (talk to Tortimer)
January, third Saturday - Fishing Tourney: Fishing Trophy (win the Fishing Tourney)
January, fourth Sunday - Flea Market: Various gifts (buy from neighbors)
February 2 - Groundhog Day (North America): Resetti Model (talk to Tortimer)
February 3 - Bean Day (Japan): Red Ogre Mask, Blue Ogre Mask
February 14 - Valentine's Day: Chocolate Heart (arrives in mail)
February, second Saturday - Fishing Tourney: Fishing Trophy (win the Fishing Tourney)
February, fourth Sunday - Flea Market: Various gifts (buy from neighbors)
February to March (varies) - Festivale: Pave Furniture (give Pave candy)
2008: February 4
2009: February 23
2010: February 15
2011: March 7
2012: February 20
2013: February 11
2014: March 3
2015: February 16
2016: February 8
March 1 to March 3 (Japan): Hinaningyo (buy from Nook)
March 3 - Hinamatsuri/Girl's Day (Japan): Rice Cake (talk to Tortimer)
March 19 - Father's Day (Spain, Italy): Unknown gift
March, third Saturday - Fishing Tourney: Fishing Trophy (win the Fishing Tourney)
March, Sunday before Easter - Mother's Day (UK): No gift
March, fourth Sunday - Flea Market: Various gifts (buy from neighbors)
March to April (varies) - Bunny Day: Egg Furniture and Candy (give Bunny Foil to Zipper T. Bunny, candy and foil found inside eggs hidden around town)
2008: March 23
2009: April 12
2010: April 4
2011: April 24
2012: April 8
2013: March 31
2014: April 20
2015: April 5
2016: March 27
April 1 - April Fool's Day: Leaf (talk to Tortimer)
April, second Saturday - Fishing Tourney: Fishing Trophy (win the Fishing Tourney)
April 22 - Nature Day (North America): Cool Globe (talk to Tortimer)
April, fourth Sunday - Flea Market: Various gifts (buy from neighbors)
May 5 - Boy's Day (Japan): Newsprint Helmet
May, first Sunday - Mother's Day (Spain): No gift
May, second Sunday - Mother's Day (North America, Japan, Germany, Italy, Netherlands): No gift
May, third Saturday - Fishing Tourney: Fishing Trophy (win the Fishing Tourney)
May, fourth Sunday - Flea Market: Various gifts (buy from neighbors)
May last Sunday - Mother's Day (France): No gift
May to June (varies; occurs 40 days after Bunny Day) - Father's Day (Germany): No gift
June, third Saturday - Bug-Off: Bug Trophy (win the Bug Tourney)
June, third Sunday - Father's Day (North America, Japan, UK, France, Netherlands): No gift
June 21 - Midsummer's Day (Europe): Espresso Maker
June, fourth Sunday - Flea Market: Various gifts (buy from neighbors)
July 7 - Tanabata/Starcrossed Day (Japan): Bamboo Grass
July, third Saturday - Bug-Off: Bug Trophy (win the Bug Tourney)
July, fourth Sunday - Flea Market: Various gifts (buy from neighbors)
August, every Sunday - Fireworks Show: Sparkler (talk to Tortimer)
August, third Saturday - Bug-Off: Bug Trophy (win the Bug Tourney)
September, first Monday - Labor Day (North America): Picnic Basket (talk to Tortimer)
September, third Saturday - Bug-Off: Bug Trophy (win the Bug Tourney)
September, fourth Sunday - Flea Market: Various gifts (buy from neighbors)
September to October (varies) - Tsukimi (Japan): Dango
September to October (Autumn Equinox varies) - Autumn Moon (North America): Wheat Bundle (talk to Tortimer)
September to October (Autumn Equinox varies) - Harvest Moon (Europe): Veggie Basket
2009: Oct. 4
2010: Sept 23
2011: Sept 12
2012: Sept 30
2013: Sept 19
2014: Sept 9
2015: Sept 28
2016: Sept 16
2017: Oct 5
2018: Sept 25
October, second Saturday - Fishing Tourney: Fishing Trophy (win the Fishing Tourney)
October, second Monday - Explorer's Day (North America): Sailboat Model (talk to Tortimer)
October, fourth Sunday - Flea Market: Various gifts (buy from neighbors)
October 31 - Halloween: Halloween furniture, accessories, clothing (for furniture, give candy to Jack or buy from Tom Nook; for accessories and clothing, talk to Jack, but do not give candy)
November 1 to 30 - Mushroom Hunting: Mush Furniture (pick mushrooms next to trees, one per day)
November, third Saturday - Fishing Tourney: Fishing Trophy (win the Fishing Tourney)
November, fourth Sunday - Flea Market: Various gifts (buy from neighbors)
November, fourth Thursday - Harvest Festival: Harvest Furniture (talk to Tortimer for Knife and Fork, then trade them with Franklin for furniture)
December 5 - Naughty-or-Nice Day (Europe): Stuffed Stocking (talk to Jingle, normally one present per year unless you change your appearance)
December, third Saturday - Fishing Tourney: Fishing Trophy (win the Fishing Tourney)
December 21 - Midwinter's Day (Europe): Snowglobe (talk to Tortimer)
December 23, 26 to 31: Festive items (buy from Tom Nook)
December 24 - Christmas Eve: Jingle Furniture, Stuffed Stocking (talk to Jingle, normally one present per year unless you change your appearance)
December 26 to December 31 (Japan): Kadomatsu and Kagamimochi (buy from Nook)
- One of the rocks in your town will randomly give Bells when it is hit repeatedly.
- Go fishing in late July or early August at about 7 p.m. to catch the more expensive fish. You can catch a Hammerhead (8,000 Bells), Napoleanfish (10,000 Bells), Red Snapper (3,000 Bells), or Shark (15,000 Bells).
- When fishing in winter, catch and sell the following fish: Red Snapper (3,000 bells), String Fish (15,000 bells), and Tuna (7,000 bells).
- If you find an Elegant Mushroom, it can be sold to Tom Nook for 10,000 Bells.
- On Bunny Day, dig up all the bunny eggs with a shovel. Open the bunny eggs. If they are candy, eat them. If they are bunny foil, keep them. Then, go to the bunny man in front of the main hall. After you get the prizes, sell them to Tom Nook, and save the game. Play a different day, save the game, then start Bunny Day all over again!
Use the following trick to get lots of fruit. Send your town's native fruit in a letter to a resident, and include the word "Fruit" in the message area. Eventually they will reply with fruit (either the same or different) or furniture.
Buying Lots Of The Same Item
Go to Tom Nook's store, and buy everything desired. Then, go upstairs in your house, lie in the bed, and select "Save and Quit". At the very beginning screen, press A, then instead of starting, go to "Others" at the bottom of the menu, and press A. At the next screen, select "Date and Time" at the top of the menu screen, and press A. Set the day to one day before the current date, then go back to the first screen, and start the game. Go to Tom Nook's store to find all the same items that were there before. Repeat this as many times as desired. Note: If you did not save the game before you did this, the mole will appear when you start, and this will not work.
Talk to Tortimer the mayor during the Bug Catching Contest to get a free bug net.
Talk to Tortimer the mayor during the Fishing Contest to get a free fishing rod.
Harvest Furniture Set
Talk to Tortimer the mayor after 3 p.m. on Harvest Day (varies by year) to get a Fork and Knife. Find Franklin the turkey, and trade him the Fork and Knife to get one of the following Harvest furniture items: bed, bureau, chair, clock, dresser, lamp, mirror, rug, sofa, table, television, or wall.
Jingle Furniture Set
Talk to Jingle after 8:00 p.m. on December 24th to get one of the following Jingle furniture items: bed, carpet, chair, clock, dresser, lamp, piano, shelves, sofa, table, wall, or wardrobe.
Buy a slingshot from Tom Nook. Shoot down balloons to occasionally and randomly get one of the following items from the Mario series: 1-Up mushroom, "?" block, brick block, brick flooring, cannon, coin, Fire Bar, Fire Flower, flagpole, green Koopa shell, green pipe, mushroom mural, Starman, or Super Mushroom.
Mush Furniture Set
Look under the various mushrooms that appear in your town during the fall. They usually appear around 3:00 p.m. daily in front of trees. Note: Some new mushrooms can also be seen at about 8 to 9 a.m. You may find an item from the Mush Furniture set (which includes furniture, carpet, wallpaper, and appliances). You can sell unwanted pieces at Tom Nook's store.
Pirate ship items
When Pascal is in your town, have any scallop except white, and approach him. Talk to him, and he will give you one of the following items: anchor, barrel, ship's helm, keg, sea view wallpaper, ship's cannon, ship's compass, or ship's deck flooring.
Snowman Furniture set
After it snows, you can randomly find two small snowballs on the ground. Roll one of the snowballs around, and make it large. Roll the other snowball around, and make it medium. Place the medium sized snowball on the larger one to make a snowman. The snowman will come to life and mail you a random piece of Snowman furniture.
Spooky furniture set
Look for Jack after 6:00 p.m. on October 31st. Note: The real Jack does not follow you around like the villagers dressed like him. Have candy, and talk to Jack. Give him the candy to get one of the following Spooky furniture items: bed, bookcase, carpet, chair, clock, dresser, lamp, sofa, table, vanity, wall, or wardrobe.
Find a coconut that has washed up on the shore. Then, plant it in near the ocean on the coastline.
Town Hall model
After one year has elapsed in your town, you will get a letter from Tortimer with a Town Hall model.
Go to the southeast corner of town on a Monday night after the stores have closed, but before 4 a.m. A voice will talk to you. Follow its directions until you find Whisp the ghost. He will ask you to find his lost lamp. After you find it, go to the your house's attic. Whisp will give you a wish for finding the lamp. You can ask him to get rid of all your town's weeds, remove all the cockroaches, or get a random item.
Alternate shoe color
Find Kicks the skunk, sitting on a set of stairs. Have him shine your shoes, and their color will now match your hair. Note: You can change your hair color at The Shampoodle. Select "Change style" to return your shoes to their original color.
Alternate clothing change sound
Equip one of the Zap Suits to change the sound into a heroic fanfare.
Talk to your neighbors on your birthday.
New message notice
A canary will perch on top of the Message Board outside of Town Hall if you have an unread message there.
Place any of the following items in your house for 7,777 HRA points. They can be obtained as indicated:
Arwing (Star Fox): Spotlight item at Nook's
Dracaena: Spotlight item at Nook's
Ivory Piano: Spotlight item at Nook's
Jack in the Box: Have Jack play three tricks on you on Halloween
Lafty Lucky Cat: Buy from Redd
Lovely Phone: Gift from Katie and Kaitli
Lucky Black Cat: Buy from Redd
Lucky Cat: Buy from Tom Nook
Lucky Gold Cat: Spotlight item at Nook's
Master Sword (The Legend Of Zelda): Spotlight item at Nook's
Music Box: Gift from Katie and Kaitli
Piggy Bank: Put 100,000 Bells in the bank
Raccoon Figure: Buy from Redd
Samurai Suit: Spotlight item at Nook's
Treasure Chest: Spotlight item at Nook's
Triforce (The Legend Of Zelda): Buy from Redd
Washer/Dryer: Buy from Tom Nook
The following fish can be sold for the listed amount of Bells:
Anglefish: 3,000 Bells (rare)
Arapaima: 10,000 Bells (rare)
Arowana: 10,000 Bells (rare)
Barbel Steed: 200 Bells
Barred Knifejaw: 5,000 Bells
Bitterling: 900 Bells
Black Bass: 300 Bells
Blue Marlin: 10,000 Bells (rare)
Bluegill: 120 Bells
Butterflyfish: 1,000 Bells
Carp: 300 Bells
Catfish: 800 Bells
Char: 3,800 Bells
Cherry Salmon: 1,000 Bells
Clownfish: 650 Bells
Coelacanth: 15,000 Bells (rare)
Crawfish: 250 Bells
Crucian Carp: 120 Bells
Dab: 300 Bells
Dace: 200 Bells
Dorado: 15,000 Bells (rare)
Eel: 2,000 Bells
Football Fish: 2,500 Bells (rare)
Freshwater Goby: 300 Bells (rare)
Frog: 120 Bells
Gar: 6,000 Bells (rare)
Giant Snakehead: 5,500 Bells
Goldfish: 1,300 Bells (rare)
Guppy: 1,300 Bells (rare)
Hammerhead Shark: 8,000 Bells (rare)
Horse Mackerel: 150 Bells
Jellyfish: 100 Bells
Killifish: 300 Bells (rare)
King Salmon: 1,800 Bells
Koi: 2,000 Bells (rare)
Loach: 300 Bells
Lobster: 2,500 Bells
Moray Eel: 2,000 Bells
Napoleonfish: 10,000 Bells
Neon Tetra: 500 Bells
Octopus: 500 Bells
Olive Flounder: 800 Bells (rare)
Pale Chub: 200 Bells
Pike: 1,800 Bells
Piranha: 2,500 Bells (rare)
Pond Smelt: 300 Bells
Popeyed Goldfish: 1,300 Bells (rare)
Puffer Fish: 240 Bells
Rainbow Trout: 800 Bells
Ray: 3,000 Bells
Red Snapper: 3,000 Bells
Salmon: 700 Bells
Sea Bass: 160 Bells
Sea Butterfly: 1,000 Bells
Sea Horse: 1,100 Bells
Sea Sunfish: 4,000 Bells (rare)
Shark: 15,000 Bells (rare)
Squid: 400 Bells
Stringfish: 15,000 Bells (rare)
Surgeonfish: 1,000 Bells
Sweetfish: 900 Bells
Tuna: 7,000 Bells (rare)
Yellow Perch: 240 Bells
Zebra Turkeyfish: 400 Bells
The following fossils can be sold for the listed amount of Bells to Tom Nook:
Amber: 1,200 Bells
Ammonite: 1,100 Bells
Ankylo Skull: 3,500 Bells
Ankylo Tail: 2,500 Bells
Ankylo Torso: 3,000 Bells
Apato Skull: 5,000 Bells
Apato Tail: 4,000 Bells
Apato Torso: 4,500 Bells
Archaeopteryx: 1,300 Bells
Coprolite: 1,100 Bells
Dimetrodon Skull: 5,500 Bells
Dimetrodon Tail: 4,500 Bells
Dimetrodon Torso: 5,000 Bells
Dinosaur Egg: 1,400 Bells
Dinosaur Track: 1,000 Bells
Fern Fossil: 1,000 Bells
Icthyo Skull: 2,500 Bells
Icthyo Torso: 2,000 Bells
Iguanodon Skull: 4,000 Bells
Iguanodon Tail: 3,000 Bells
Iguanodon Torso: 3,500 Bells
Mammoth Skull: 3,000 Bells
Mammoth Torso: 2,500 Bells
Pachy Tail: 3,000 Bells
Pachy Torso: 3,500 Bells
Pachy Skull: 4,000 Bells
Parasaur Tail: 2,500 Bells
Parasaur Torso: 3,000 Bells
Parasaur Skull: 3,500 Bells
Pecking Man: 1,100 Bells
Plesio Torso: 4,500 Bells
Plesio Neck: 4,500 Bells
Plesio Skull: 4,500 Bells
Ptera Right Wing: 4,500 Bells
Ptera Left Wing: 4,500 Bells
Ptera Skull: 4,000 Bells
Rapter Torso: 2,500 Bells
Rapter Skull: 3,000 Bells
Sabertooth Skull: 2,500 Bells
Sabertooth Torso: 2,000 Bells
Seismo Chest: 4,500 Bells
Seismo Hip: 4,000 Bells
Seismo Skull: 5,000 Bells
Seismo Tail: 4,500 Bells
Shark Tooth: 1,000 Bells
Stego Skull: 5,000 Bells
Stego Tail: 4,000 Bells
Stego Torso: 4,500 Bells
Styraco Skull: 3,500 Bells
Styraco Tail: 2,500 Bells
Styraco Torso: 3,000 Bells
T. Rex Skull: 6,000 Bells
T. Rex Tail: 5,000 Bells
T. Rex Torso: 5,500 Bells
Tricera Skull: 5,500 Bells
Tricera Tail: 4,500 Bells
Tricera Torso: 5,000 Bells
Trilobite: 1,300 Bells