There Are New Rewards On The App

If you download the Nintendo Switch Online app on your phone, you can connect it to Animal Crossing: New Horizons for daily rewards. A few new ones were just added, including a cute balloon, a raccoon clock, and Nook-branded... toilet paper? Ok then!

Custom Polish Effects

We weren't convinced by the new polishing feature, until we unlocked the ability to add custom polish effects. Now, we're polishing EVERYTHING. Note that this is only available to Happy Home Paradise owners!

Track Your Turnips On The App


With the Nintendo Switch Online phone app, you can also track your turnip prices — it won't tell you the prices right now, but it'll show you if they're trending up or down, at least! The Turnip Tracker is at the bottom of the newspaper, which is also a new (and very informative) feature.

Customise Seasonal Furniture Without Materials With ReTail

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Never have enough pumpkins to customise your spooky furniture? Well, now you can just pay Cyrus some bells at his ReTail shop on Harv's Island and cut out the middleman middlegourd.

Multi-select Items To Put In Storage

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Praise the god of tidying up, because now you can multi-select items when you're using the Storage Shed, for easy and fast clean-up.

Brewster Gives You Rewards

Visit Brewster at The Roost every day for a cup o' joe, and eventually he'll start giving you gifts (and being nicer to you in general). Check out our guide for the full list!

You Get More Gyroids After It Rains

It is a truth universally acknowledged that all Animal Crossing players in possession of a good shovel must be in want of a gyroid. Sadly, you can only get one a day on Kapp'n's boat tours. OR CAN YOU? If your island has a rainy day, check the buried treasure the next day and you just might find more gyroids! We had this happen, and got two more than usual. Nice!

Katrina's Predictions Actually Have Effects

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Katrina is one of the unlockable shops on Harv's Island, and she's able to predict your luck for the day for the price of 1,000 Bells. But the luck actually does something! For example, we got good "health" luck, which increased how much strength we got from eating fruit. There's also an effect that raises your luck with money, making you dig up more from glowing spots and earn more from money rocks.

Bad Luck Has Rewards

Katrina can also predict that you have bad luck. In the past, this meant tripping over all day, and it was annoying, but now you can pay her to erase the bad luck if you don't want it. However, that said, you may actually want to have bad luck — Katrina will send you pity presents the next day, including her very own crystal ball, or "Power Stone".

If A Shopkeeper Is Visiting Your Island, Their Co-Op Shop Is Closed For The Day

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Isn't that just adorable?

Search For Dream Islands By Name

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We're pretty sure this one is new — you can now search for a dream island by typing in a name. No more having to type out the dream codes! If your friend's island has an unusual name, they'll appear high up on the list. You could also search for islands with the same name as yours, or just type in a fun-sounding name like "Hyrule" or "Heaven" and see where it takes you.

Villagers Can Float On The Ocean

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In Happy Home Paradise, villagers that you've built houses for will hang out on the beach at the rear of the island. Sometimes they'll be exercising, or doing a group hula dance, but sometimes you can spot them gently floating on the ocean, too. Aww!

Doing Daily Stretches Will Win You Prizes (Eventually)

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We haven't seen this happen yet, but if Isabelle says it, it must be true.

Daily Stretching Has Accessibility Options

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You don't have to participate in the stretching if you have mobility issues — you can press buttons instead! That way, you don't have to miss out on the prizes!

Use Your Friends' ABDs

Visiting your friends' islands, but don't have enough pocket money to buy everything in their shop? If they have an ABD (that's an Automatic Bell Dispenser... or an ATM, if you'd rather) outside, you can use it to access your own money (not theirs, because that would be stealing).

Happy Home Paradise Also Has Message-In-Bottle Recipes

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Make sure to check your HHP beaches, because you'll find messages in bottles with recipes, just like on your home island, mystery islands, and Kapp'n's islands. In total, you can get at least four recipes a day if you visit them all!

Moss And Vines Can Be Used In Recipes

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Pick up the glowing moss and vines on islands that you visit, because they're needed for moss and vine recipes, like this lovely... moss... dress...???

The Moss Recipes Have Glowy Effects

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You'll want to turn off the lights if you use the glowing moss recipes, because all of them appear to have a lovely glowing effect. The wallpaper, the floor, and even the rug will all give off light — although the rug has to be walked on to give off the twinkly sparkles.

Redd Now Sells Ice-Cream

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Redd's shop on Harv's Island now has a raffle, like during Fireworks season, and for 500 Bells a pop you can pull a ticket. There are 30 prizes to win, including fans, drinks, and ice cream. Be careful — consuming the food and drink will make it disappear!

Happy Home Paradise Islanders Give You Gifts

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Make sure to talk to your Happy Home Paradise residents after their houses are complete, because they'll give you a gift as a thank you. The gift seems to be tied to the items you used to decorate their house, which means you can unlock rare items faster this way!

Moving Buildings Costs Less

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Tom Nook has had a change of heart, and now charges only 10,000 Bells instead of 50,000 Bells to move a villager's house. Thanks, Tom.


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!

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