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 includes a Complete Fish List, Complete Bug List and Complete Sea Creatures List. If you're looking for specific fish or bugs, we can tell you how to catch the elusive Coelacanth, Mahi-Mahi, Giant Trevally, Stringfish, Golden Trout and all the Sharks and Beetles, along with a full list of critters leaving at the end of the month (unless you visit Kapp'n's Boat Tour islands, of course!).

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, where and when to find special characters like Gulliver, Sable, Label, Wisp, Celeste, Pirate Gulliver and Jack, plus tips on using the Star Wand, Tool Ring, Rock Trick, Cutting Down and Moving Trees, using amiibo on Harv's Island, How to Back Up Your Island Data, How to Time Travel, How to Get a 5-Star Island Rating and a whole lot more.

If it's new content you're looking for help with, we can help you find gyroids, unlock Brewster's café, use the new Pro Camera App for selfies, enact new ordinances, get the beloved Froggy Chair, and even learn How to Cook.

And finally, Where to Buy Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch, if for some reason you haven't yet picked up the game, and How To Buy The Happy Home Paradise DLC, too!