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Sell fruit, fish, shells, bugs, or other unused stuff to Nook. He’ll only give you 25% of what you paid for the item though.
Sell stuff at the Flea Market (Third Saturday of Each Month). You’ll be able to get twice as much as you’d get from Nook. You can’t sell bugs or fish at the Flea Market though.
Maximize your time by not selling cheaper fish. You’re better off throwing it back in the water and fishing for more expensive fish. That way you won’t have to go back and forth between Nook’s and the river/sea so many times.
Maximize your time by not selling cheaper shells. Only pick up White Scallops and Pearl Oysters. They’re the most and expensive. You may also find coconuts wash ashore. Pick them up and plant them near the shore to grow palm trees. Each coconut is worth 500 bells!
Send presents to the villagers in your letters and they’ll send you furniture or different kinds of fruit that are not native to your town. They’re worth 500 bells instead of 100, but if you plant them you’ll have many trees with lots of fruits that are worth 500 bells! You can also get non-native fruits by visiting your friends’ towns via DS to DS connection or WiFi.
Deposit money in your bank account and you’ll earn interest every month. You can also cheat by changing the date and get a lot of money in interest. However, be careful because the town will be full of weeds. If you decide to do it, you might as well do it several times to make it worthwile.
Shake trees and you’ll find a few bells here and there or even hidden furniture. If the bees come out, they will most likely sting you, but you should try to catch them, as they’re worth 4,500 bells at Nook’s!
Fish at the ocean at night time, when it’s snowing or raining. If you see a huge fish shadow, go get it! It will be a living fossil fish, which is worth 15,000 bells.
Hit all the rocks in town once a day. One of them will contain money bags. Hit it several times consecutively, and you’ll get more money (sometimes up to 20,000 bells!). You can dig three holes around yourself and the rock so when you hit it you don’t accidentally step back. You have to do this before hitting each rock for the first time though.
When you see “stars” in the ground, use your shovel to dig out a fossil, which you can donate at the museum (for free) or sell it to Nook for big bucks after it’s been identified by Blathers the owl. Sometimes it won’t be a fossil, but you can still sell the Gyroids. Pitfall seeds are worthless though.
You’ll receive money in a letter from your Mom on January 1st – It will contain 10,000 bells.
House and Store Upgrades
Golden Bug Net
You’ll need to catch every type of bug in the game to get the Golden Bug Net!
If you bury a regular shovel in the ground and then dug it up after 24 hours, it will become a Golden Shovel.
Golden Fishing Rod
You’ll need to catch every type of fish in the game to get the Golden Fishing Rod!
When you shoot 15 items successfully, a Golden Slingshot will appear flying in the sky. Shoot it down, and there you have it!
Get the Golden Axe, Bug Net, Fishing Rod, Watering Can, and Slingshot. Tortimer will give you the Golden Timer.
Golden Watering Can
If you manage to keep your surroundings clean and perfect for 16 days, Pelly or Phyllis will give you the Golden Watering Can.
Plant Red Roses together until Black Roses appear. When they start dying, water them with the Golden Watering Can and you’ll have Golden Roses the next day! Best of all, Golden Roses don’t die.
When you see Pascal, give him a Scallop Seashell and you’ll get the Golden Axe. But first, you’ll have to trade some stuff in order to get the Sea Seashell:
Purchase a Red Turnip from Joan. Give it to Wendel for a Turban or Country Guitar when he shows up in town. If he gives you a Turban, you can trade it to Sahara for a Massage Chair or a Red Vase. If you got the Massage Chair, give it to Tortimer on the next holiday and he’ll give you the Scallop Seashell.
If you get enough points from the HRA (Happy Room Academy), you’ll win the following House Models:
One Story House Model: 70,000 points
Two Story House Model: 100,000 points
Big Mansion Model: 150,000 points
Donate more items to the museum than anyone else in your town. When the collections are complete, you’ll get the Museum Model.
Buy a Pink Box when it’s available. On the top shelf, you’ll see an Indigo GameCube and some games below it.
You can earn the Fish, Bug, and Flower Trophy by catching the biggest fish at the Fishing Tourney, the biggest bug at the Bug-Off Tourney, and having the best garden during the Flower Fest. Purple and black flowers will make you a better candidate at the Flower Fest. Nook doesn’t sell them. They will grow in town randomly once a week. Pick them up, put them in your dresser, and use them all when it’s time for the Flower Fest.
Donate bells at the Town Hall for the following rewards:
10,000 Bells: Green Feather
200,000 Bells: Blue Feather
500,000 Bells: Yellow Feather
800,000 Bells: Red Feather
1,100,000 Bells: Purple Feather
1,400,000 Bells: White Feather
6,400,000 Bells: Rainbow Feather
In the second week of October, during the Acorn Festival, give Cornimer some Acorns in order to get Mush Furniture:
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 Table: 120 Acorns
Mush TV: 140 Acorns
Rewards from Savings:
Save Bells at the Post Office and you’ll get Rewards according to your amount of savings:
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
Become a member of the Happy Room Academy. When they send you their weekly score, it will be on “Academy” paper.
Tom Nook sells paper and bottles. Buy it, write a letter, put it in the bottle, and throw it in the ocean. You’ll get a reply in “Bottle” paper.
If you win a special event like a tourney, you’ll get the prize with a letter in “Formal” paper.
Become a member of Crazy Redd’s underground shop, and he’ll send you the weekly password in “Fox” paper.
Buy insurance from Lyle. When you get paid after an accident, you’ll receive a letter in “Insurance” paper.
Order something from the catalog at Nook’s. The order comes with a “Nook” paper note.
On a wintery day, make a snowman. He’ll send you a present on a letter written in “Snowman” paper.
Make a deposit in your bank account at the Post Office. You’ll receive monthly statements in “Town Hall” paper.
Other Hints and Secrets
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.
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
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
Medicine Chest, Lab Chair, Amazing Machine, Complex Machine, Lab Bench, Florence Flask, Unknown Machine
Wallpaper: Lab Wall
Flooring: Lab Floor
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
Rocking Horse, Cradle, Wobbelina, Elephant Slide, Baby Bed, Dolly, Train Set, Clackercart, Merry-Go-Round, Stroller
Wallpaper: Playroom Wall
Flooring Playroom Rug
Pirate (Available only through Pascal)
Helm, Ship Compass, Barrel, Anchor, Keg, Ship Cannon
Wallpaper: Sea View
Flooring: Ship Deck
Flying Saucer, Lunar Rover, Asteroid, Satellite, Space Station, Moon, Rocket, Lunar Lander, Spaceman Sam, Space Shuttle
Wallpaper: Lunar Horizon
Flooring: Lunar Surface
Western Fence, Storefront, Cow Skull, Tumbleweed, Saddle Fence, Wagon Wheel, Watering Trough, Well, Desert Cactus, Covered Wagon
Wallpaper: Western Vista
Flooring: Western Desert
Lucky Items for Better HRA Scores
Big Festive Tree
Lefty Lucky Cat
Lucky Black Cat
Lucky Gold Cat
K.K. Slider Songs
You’ll get these every time you go to a concert at the café (Saturday from 8pm to 12am). You’ll be able to put the different music tracks in your stereo at home and play them whenever you want.
Go K.K. Rider
I Love You
K.K. D & B
K.K. Love Song
Marine Song 2001
The K. Funk
To the Edge
Two Days Ago