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You can make the most of your island getaway with these helpful tips for the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system.


Night and day

You can try to play during different times of the day—you never know what kind of surprises you might find. You can catch different kinds of bugs in the morning than you can at night. And when night falls on the island, it’s a great time to look out for shooting stars in sky!


Wasp going on here?

If you stumble across a wasp’s nest or encounter another dangerous insect on your island, you may get stung! You can visit resident services for medicine to cure your symptoms. You can also craft medicine if you have the DIY Recipe and necessary ingredients.


Flower power

Planting flowers can add lots of color to your island. When you plant flowers, be sure to water your garden plot daily until your plants bloom. If you want, you can pick the flowers or cross-pollinate them. You may grow a rare color!


Mystery Island Tours

You can visit Orville at the island airport to book a Mystery Island Tour. These trips to another island give you a chance to gather resources and catch bugs and fish. You can find fruit and flowers that many not be native to your island, and you can bring them back to your own island and plant them.


Getting crafty

Your island has a wealth of natural resources that can be used to craft tools, furniture, and other creature comforts—as long as you have the right DIY recipe! You can learn DIY recipes as you go about your day and participate in typical island activities. You may even find a DIY recipe in a message bottle on the beach or hanging from a floating balloon.


Castaway sighting

Your deserted island is surrounded by the sea, which means you may come across a castaway from time to time. If you spot Gulliver the seagull on your beach, you can try to wake him up and lend him a helping hand. You might get a sweet reward in return!


ESRB Rating: Everyone with Comic Mischief