If you've picked up Animal Crossing: New Horizons recently, before you get to rare fish and bugs or deciding where to put your tent (don't worry too much - you can move your tent or house later) you'll no doubt have come across the first head-scratching decision you have to make in the game, asked by Timmy and Tommy Nook – 'If you could only bring ONE thing with you to a deserted island, what would it be?'

You've given four options to pick from:

  1. A sleeping bag
  2. A lamp
  3. Some food
  4. Something to kill time

Previous Animal Crossing games would ask you a series of questions at the start of a new game that would have an impact on how things played out the moment you arrived in the town, so it's understandable that you might be a bit nervous about answering this particular question.

You know what? You don't need to be, because the answer is irrelevant. You actually get all four of the listed items the moment you arrive on the island – so you could say this is a little in-joke by the developers. Guffaw!

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This article is part of our Animal Crossing: New Horizons walkthrough, which covers How To Fish with Complete Fish List and How To Catch Bugs with Complete Bug List. If you're looking for specific fish we can tell you how to catch the elusive Coelacanth, Mahi-Mahi, Giant Trevally, Stringfish and Golden Trout, along with a list of Fish And Bugs leaving at the end of June and the Best Custom Design Codes and Islands we've found so far. We can also help with How to Spot Redd's Fake Paintings and Statues, How To Make Bells Fast, How to Breed Flowers, How To Get More DIY Recipes, How to Upgrade Nook's Cranny, plus tips on using the Star Wand, Tool Ring, Rock Trick, Cutting Down And Moving Trees, and using amiibo on Harv's Island.

And finally Where To Buy Animal Crossing: New Horizons On Nintendo Switch if for some reason you haven't yet picked up the game.