25) F.A.Q./ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (FOR BEGINNERS AND NOVICES):
All answers given by myself unless otherwise noted. PLEASE do
not e-mail me with questions or post on the GameFaqs AC Message Board
until you have read this the WHOLE WAY THROUGH...
About The Game:
Q: Should I buy this game?
A: Yes. Absolutely. Your life won't be complete without it.
Seriously. Alright, alright, here's a more detailed answer... It depends. If
you work or go to school a lot (and I mean a LOT, like where you wouldn't be
able to play the game for days at a time), then try renting it first. Since it
works on real time, then the game keeps going even when you stop playing. So if
you stop playing for 4+ days or so, sometimes your town will have lots of weeds
you'll have to pull, or some of your villagers will move out. This game is good
if you don't necessarily need for a game to have a big, advanced storyline. Or
perfect graphics (the graphics are great, but a lot of people like perfection.
Q: Is this game like the Sims?
A: It's the same concept (control your own life, meet people, make
friends, etc.), except it's about 2,000% better than the Sims because
it's so much more detailed. You can control what you say to others.
You can create patterns, get original 8-bit Nintendo games that you can
play on your GameCube, go fishing, go bug-catching, buy stuff, sell
stuff... I could go on and on. Just trust me.
Q: So this game works on "real time"... What's that mean?
A: It means that even when you're done playing and turn off your
GameCube, time is passing in your game. If you don't play for a few
days, your house may become infested with cockroaches and your
villagers will be upset that you haven't come to see them.
Q: That sounds like a lot of trouble for just a game.
A: First of all, Animal Crossing is not just a game, it's a state of
mind. It's a way of life. Secondly, it's not so much trouble. Just
taking a bit of time to talk to everyone and pull out the weeds in your
town is enough to keep most of the villagers happy.
Q: What's this e-Reader I've heard so much about?
A: The e-Reader is a product from Nintendo that plugs into your Game
Boy Advance. Using either the cards that it comes with or cards you
buy separately, you can swipe the cards and get new items in Animal
Crossing or play old Nintendo games on your GBA. For more information,
please check out NHaines's FAQ at
log on to Nintendo's website at www.nintendo.com
Q: I have a Game Boy Advance and a GameCube/GBA Link Cable! Now where do I
get the E-cards?
A: Wal*Mart, Fry's (best bet), Target, and basically any other video game
store. Beware of clueless game store clerks, though!
Q: Do you have a list of the available e-cards?
A: Of course! Here they are:
Series 1 Character Cards:
001 -- K.K. Slider
002 -- Rover
003 -- Porter
004 -- Tom Nook (Nook's Cranny uniform)
005 -- Tortimer
006 -- Mr. Resetti
007 -- Blathers
008 -- Sable Able
009 -- Mabel Able
010 -- Kapp'n
011 -- Bob
012 -- Mitzi
013 -- Punchy
014 -- Ankha
015 -- Paolo
016 -- Teddy
017 -- Potia
018 -- Peanut
019 -- Bliss
020 -- Bunnie
021 -- O'Hare
022 -- Bill
023 -- Joey
024 -- Maelle
025 -- Biff
026 -- Lobo
027 -- Rasher
028 -- Pigleg
029 -- Rhoda
030 -- Plucky
031 -- Tad
032 -- Drift
033 -- Chevre
034 -- Bangle
035 -- Rowan
036 -- Buck
037 -- Bluebear
038 -- June
039 -- Cheri
040 -- Apollo
041 -- Cube
042 -- Flash
043 -- Yodel
044 -- Faith
045 -- Bud
046 -- Flossie
047 -- Pinky
048 -- Nibbles
049 -- Dotty
050 -- Scoot
051 -- Boris
052 -- Goose
053 -- Admiral
054 -- Kody
055 -- Pierce
056 -- Puck
057 -- Bones
058 -- Dora
059 -- Spike
060 -- Jane
Series 1 Design Cards:
D01 -- Shine Sprite
D02 -- Jumpman Mario
Series 1 Music Cards:
M01 -- Only Me
M02 -- K.K. Faire
M03 -- DJ K.K.
M04 -- Mr. K.K.
Promotional Cards (found only in issues of Nintendo Power):
PR -- Link Design card
- Series 1 card lists posted by myself, Pikachu_4_President
Series 2 Character Cards:
061 -- Tom Nook (Nook 'n' Go uniform)
062 -- Pelly
063 -- Copper
064 -- Saharah
065 -- Joan
066 -- Jingle
067 -- Redd
068 -- Stinky
069 -- Olivia
070 -- Purrl
071 -- Eloise
072 -- Elina
073 -- Eunice
074 -- Baabara
075 -- Dozer
076 -- Grizzly
077 -- Cookie
078 -- Butch
079 -- Filbert
080 -- Sally
081 -- Doc
082 -- Coco
083 -- Pompom
084 -- Derwin
085 -- Bubbles
086 -- Chief
087 -- Dobie
088 -- Sampson
089 -- Limberg
090 -- Curly
091 -- Lucy
092 -- Ava
093 -- Leigh
094 -- Chuck
095 -- Patty
096 -- Jay
097 -- Midge
098 -- Puddles
099 -- Lily
100 -- Camofrog
101 -- Boots
102 -- Iggy
103 -- Tybalt
104 -- Cyrano
105 -- Yuka
106 -- Elmer
107 -- Peaches
108 -- Vladimir
109 -- Poncho
110 -- Peewee
111 -- Sprocket
112 -- Marcy
113 -- Kitt
114 -- Buzz
115 -- Roald
116 -- Aurora
117 -- Olive
118 -- Franklin
Series 2 Design Cards:
D03 -- Samus's Suit
D04 -- Pikmin Pattern
D05 -- Star Fox Emblem
D06 -- K.K. Tour Tee
Series 2 Music Cards:
M05 -- K.K. Country
M06 -- K.K. Parade
M07 -- K.K. Aria
M08 -- Senor K.K. (with an accent over the "n")
Series 2 Player Cards:
P01 -- Boy (1)
P02 -- Girl (1)
P03 -- Boy (2)
P04 -- Girl (2)
Series 2 Sibling Cards:
B01 -- Resetti Brothers
- Series 2 Character Cards list posted by omnitarian
Series 3 Character Cards:
119 -- Tom Nook (Nookway uniform)
120 -- Phyllis
121 -- Booker
122 -- Wendell
123 -- Katrina
124 -- Gulliver
125 -- Tangy
126 -- Monique
127 -- Kitty
128 -- Opal
129 -- Stella
130 -- Cashmere
131 -- Chow
132 -- Goldie
133 -- Bea
134 -- Ricky
135 -- Blaire
136 -- Gaston
137 -- Claude
138 -- Weber
139 -- Mallary
140 -- Bertha
141 -- Wolfgang
142 -- Chico
143 -- Anicotti
144 -- Truffles
145 -- Cobb
146 -- Betty
147 -- Hank
148 -- Stu
149 -- Belle
150 -- Anchovy
151 -- Otis
152 -- Jeremiah
153 -- Huck
154 -- Ribbot
155 -- Liz
156 -- Velma
157 -- Rolf
158 -- Snooty
159 -- Sydney
160 -- Winnie
161 -- Cleo
162 -- Annalise
163 -- Rex
164 -- Maple
165 -- Hornsby
166 -- Cesar
167 -- Rio
168 -- Carrie
169 -- Mathilda
170 -- Quetzal
171 -- Hopper
172 -- Ursala
173 -- Lulu
174 -- Pango
175 -- Tom Nook (Raffle Day uniform)
176 -- Timmy
177 -- Chip
178 -- Blanca
179 -- Kabuki
180 -- Ellie
181 -- Groucho
182 -- Maddie
183 -- Static
184 -- Snake
185 -- Rocco
186 -- Candi
187 -- Sue E.
188 -- T-bone
189 -- Twiggy
190 -- Jambette
191 -- Sven
192 -- Gonzo
193 -- Leopold
194 -- Cupcake
195 -- Queenie
196 -- Friga
197 -- Farley
Series 3 Design Cards:
D07 -- Hero's Tunic
D08 -- Triforce Tile
D09 -- Kirby Wallpaper
D10 -- Resetti's Wrath
Series 3 Music Cards:
M09 -- K.K. Elude
M10 -- K.K. Lullaby
M11 -- K.K. Condor
Series 3 Player Cards:
P05 -- Boy (3)
P06 -- Girl (3)
P07 -- Boy (4)
P08 -- Girl (4)
P09 -- Boy (5)
P10 -- Boy (6)
Series 3 Sibling Cards:
B02 -- Mable & Sable
B03 -- Timmy & Tommy
- Series 3 card lists posted by mdude4
Series 4 Character Cards:
198 -- Tom Nook (Nookington's uniform)
199 -- Pete
200 -- Copper
201 -- Tommy
202 -- Gracie
203 -- Redd
204 -- Jack
205 -- Kiki
206 -- Tabby
207 -- Tom
208 -- Dizzy
209 -- Vesta
210 -- Tutu
211 -- Biskit
212 -- Lucky
213 -- Hazel
214 -- Mint
215 -- Gabi
216 -- Genji
217 -- Freckles
218 -- Deena
219 -- Rollo
220 -- Freya
221 -- Penny
222 -- Rizzo
223 -- Spork
224 -- Hugh
225 -- Egbert
226 -- Oxford
227 -- Bessie
228 -- Piper
229 -- Twirp
230 -- Ace
231 -- Emerald
232 -- Cousteau
233 -- Prince
234 -- Alli
235 -- Billy
236 -- Zoe
237 -- Ozzie
238 -- Ed
239 -- Octavian
240 -- Aziz
241 -- Murphy
242 -- Pudge
243 -- Tiara
244 -- Sandy
245 -- Astrid
246 -- Amelia
247 -- Gwen
248 -- Boomer
249 -- Axel
250 -- Nate
251 -- Bitty
252 -- Gruff
253 -- Huggy
254 -- Valise
255 -- Wisp
256 -- Don
257 -- Rosie
258 -- Woolio
259 -- Daisy
260 -- Pecan
261 -- Pippy
262 -- Pate
263 -- Fang
264 -- Carmen
265 -- Hambo
266 -- Hector
267 -- Petunia
268 -- Robin
269 -- Wart Jr.
270 -- Alfonso
271 -- Nosegay
272 -- Savannah
273 -- Tank
274 -- Louie
275 -- Mr. Resetti
Series 4 Design Cards:
D11 -- Yoshi's Egg
D12 -- Poke Ball
D13 -- Li'l Miser Shirt
D14 -- Kapp'n's Kisser
Series 4 "G" Cards:
G01 -- Copper & Booker
Series 4 Music Cards:
M12 -- K.K. Chorale
M13 -- K.K. Folk
M14 -- Comrade K.K.
Series 4 Nintendo (8-bit) Game Cards:
N01 -- Ice Climber
N02 -- Mario Bros.
Series 4 Player Cards:
P11 -- Girl (5)
P12 -- Girl (6)
P13 -- Boy (7)
P14 -- Girl (7)
P15 -- Boy (8)
P16 -- Girl (8)
Series 4 Sibling Cards:
B04 -- Pelly & Phyllis
- Series 4 card lists posted by myself, Pikachu_4_President
Q: What is a "pitfall"? Is it a game?
A: Not in Animal Crossing. A pitfall is an item. It looks like a
white circle with a large red exclamation point on the front. Bury it
and then you or one of your villagers will fall in it after walking
over it. It's meant to be a prank to play on your townsanimals.
Q: What kind of fruits are there?
A: Apples, pears, cherries, peaches, oranges, and coconuts (only found
on the island).
- answer by TRDNiteLife
Q: Why does my character have horns?
A: She/he doesn't. It's hair sticking out from underneath their hat.
Q: Why do I keep finding soccer/basket/volleyballs around my village? What am I
supposed to do with them?
A: Sometimes, when asking a villager for a favor, they will say they're bored
and mention that if they had a ball to play with, they would be happier. It is
your job to kick the ball over to them. After you do that, talk to them, and
they will thank you. Also, you can kick the ball over to an townsanimal (even if
they didn't ask for one) and they will kick it around. You can kick it back and
forth between yourself and the villager.
Q: Do you really get presents from your villagers on your birthday?
A: Depends. If they've already asked you what your birthday is and
you have been being completely nice to each and every villager (even
the not-so-nice ones), you will most likely get presents. My birthday
is October 6th, and I got presents from almost every villager in my
town. Plus, one of them was even standing outside my house waiting for
me with a present that turned out to be an NES game!
Q: What if I get something from someone to return to someone else, but
the person I have to return it to has moved?
A: You'll have to go to the town they moved to and give it to them
there, or, if you don't know where they went, you'll have to carry the item
for a few days and then go to the Well. Say you have something to apologize
for, and the Well should take the item.
Q: How many Computer-Controlled Characters can I have?
A: 15, not counting Nook, The Able Sisters, the Post Office staff, or
anyone else not living in a house. You can have 4 human characters, but only 1
will be able to play at one time, and you will not be able to see the other
human characters in their houses.
Q: What's this "island" I've heard about?
A: You can only get to it using a GameCube/Game Boy Advance Link Cable
to link up your GameCube and a GBA. The fishing is better on the
island, you can create designs for free, talk to the animals there, and
do all sorts of other nifty things that you can't do on the mainland.
Q: What can I do after I pay off all of my house extensions?
A: Donate bugs, fish, paintings, and fossils to the museum.
If you haven't visited the island yet, do that.
Go bug your friends/relatives' neighbors in their towns.
Catch every species of bug and fish in the game (I believe
there's 40 for each).
Stare in awe at the statue you've received for paying off your
Work on creating new designs.
Work on getting every item available in the game (this includes
all the shirts, in which case it could take you years to collect
Get a new memory card and start another town.
Spread the word about how wonderful this game is. Start a fan
- answer posted by myself with help from dman53 and ACTrader
Q: What can I do after Nook closes his store at night?
A: Clean your house.
Catch fish and/or bugs and store them in your house until you can
Re-arrange your furniture.
Answer your mail.
Dig up all the fossils, etc. and send them to the museum (the
Post Office is open 24 hours a day).
Do chores for the villagers that are still awake.
Wake up the villages sleeping in front of their houses.
Cut down trees that are too close together.
Catch bugs and fish and carry them around with you. Talk to villagers and
they might buy them for lots of money.
Wake up your villagers. At least six of mine will fall asleep in
front of their houses at night. Make sure they go into their houses,
because sometimes they'll walk around a bit and then fall back asleep
Q: This game includes Feng Shui, doesn't it? How do I use it to my
A: Yes, this game uses Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art of arranging
furniture to encourage the flow of good chi (energy) and a happy,
healthy life. Using it will earn you more luck in finding items and money. To
use it, arrange your furniture like this:
Orange furniture in the North (top of your house) for finding bells and items
Yellow furniture in the West (left of your house) for finding bells and items
Red furniture in the East (right of your house) for finding items
Green furniture in the South (bottom of your house) for finding bells and items
- answer posted by myself with help from Knightshade
Q: Why did you create this FAQ?
A: Several reasons, really. To help out those on the Animal crossing
Message Board, because they asked me to. I also did it for my sister,
who hasn't been playing the game nearly as long as I have. And because
I wanted to give back to those on the Message Board who have always
been so kind and helpful to me.
Q: I'd like to give something back to you for creating this FAQ. What can I
A: Drop me an e-mail to say thanks! Just that makes all this work fun and
worthwhile. But, if you really feel the need to go above and beyond, I'd like
two things: I'm trying to find AC plush dolls. They were only made in Japan.
I'm looking for the Tom Nook, Porter, Rover, Girl with net, Boy with net, and
Boy with fishing rod. If you have a friend in Japan or something, they might
have one. I've tried eBay and ufocatcher.com, but they're too expensive.
Also, e-mail me for a list of the e-cards I need to complete my set. Also, I'm
looking for anything and everything Animal Crossing (Doubutsu no Mori)-related
from Japan. I'm also looking for promotional AC 3-D models from video
game/software stores. All items I'd be willing to pay or trade for.
Q: How do you get the golden tools?
A: If you have an extra shovel, bury it in a glowing spot. A golden
sapling will appear. After a few days, shake the full grown tree and
out will fall a golden shovel. After catching one of every type of
fish, Tortimer will give you a golden fishing rod. After catching one
of every type of bug, you will get a golden net. After keeping your town
"perfect" (please see "How do I get a 'perfect town'?") for two straight weeks
according to the Well, you will get a golden axe.
Q: What do these golden items do?
A: With the shovel, you can dig up random places and find money bags
worth 100 bells. With the axe, it will never break. The golden
fishing rod makes fishing easier, the bobber doesn't have to be as
close to the fish to get a bite, and it takes longer for the fish to
steal your bait. You also get a fish weather vane on your roof. The golden net
is two to three times bigger than a normal net, which makes it a little easier
to catch bugs. You also get a butterfly weather vane on your house. (Thanks to
Loto610 for the golden net information!)
Q: Can I trade or sell golden tools?
How Do I...
Q: How do I plant a tree?
A: Plant fruit by digging a hole where there's lots of sunlight
(not by a house or around lots of other trees), and click on a fruit in
your inventory. Choose the "plant item in ground" option and your
character will automatically plant the fruit. Remember not to step on
the sapling at all!
Q. How do I write a letter?
A: Pick up some stationary. Click on it in your inventory and choose
"write a letter." A keyboard will come up on the screen. All the
buttons on the GameCube controller on the screen are labeled. Simply
follow that on-screen picture to see which buttons do what. When done,
press the Start button. Be sure you use proper punctuation and that
your spelling is correct, or else whoever gets the letter may write
back saying they don't understand.
Q: How do I get the present floating around tied to a balloon?
A: Wait for it to land on a tree, then shake the present out of the
Q: How do I catch a bee?
A: It's not as easy as one might think. Try running real fast and then, when
they're real close to you, run in a circle. Apparently bees don't turn as well
as your character does, and they will keep going straight. Repeat the process,
and they will be further behind you. Turn and get your net ready. When they've
almost caught you, release the A button.
Q: How do I get rid of a villager I don't like?
A: The easiest way to do it (without having any other memory cards or towns) is
to ignore them. Don't write to them, don't do favors for them, and don't talk
to them. Ignore them, and eventually they will probably leave.
Q: I shined up Gracie's car 'til it sparkled and she still insulted me and
gave me cheap clothing! How do I get a Gracie original?
A: Be sure to tap the button as fast as you possibly can, or even faster than
that! A good way to do this is to get a capped pen, set it horizontally on the
controller, and kind of "rub" the pen across the controller to make it tap very
- answer posted by Loki 174
Q: How do I talk to Pete?
A: At 9am and/or 5pm, stand in front of the Bulletin Board in front of your
house. As the clock chimes, you'll hear his wings pounding as he flies
overhead, then he'll land in front of the board. Immediately walk over to him
and press the A button like you would talk to any other animal. If he has mail
to deliver to your house, he'll talk to you for a bit, then when the
conversation's over, he'll walk over to your mailbox, flip the flag up, and
put mail in your box, then he'll fly off again.
Q: How do I get an item from/return an item to an animal that's sleeping?
A: Here's a fun little secret I learned while playing Animal Crossing. You know
how a townsanimal gets mad at you when you push them around? Well, they don't
get mad at you if you push them around while they are sleeping. This information
comes in very handy when you need to talk to them after their usual bedtime. If
the animal has fallen asleep in front of their house, push them far enough away
from their house so that you can stand between them and the house. Standing
between the animal and their house prevents them from walking inside after you
wake them up. Then, simply talk to the animal as you normally would. They will
thank you (or yell at you, depending on their mood) for waking them up, and then
try to walk into their house. Immediately press the A button to talk to them
again, and you can give or retrieve the item.
Q: How do I get a "perfect town"?
A: According to Tips & Tricks magazine, follow these steps to earn a perfect
1. Be sure to ask the Well "How are things"? and pay close attention to
what it tells you. If it says "In areas where there is very little
green..." make sure you plant at least nine trees per acre, except the
acre your house is in (B-3), the acre the Wishing Well is in, all of
the F acres, the Museum acre and the acre with the large lake (where
fishing tourneys are held). If the Well says you have too many trees,
make sure you have less then 16 trees in the acre it specifies. Once
you've statisfied the specific are requirements...
2. Keep track of where trees are by drawing the gridlines for your town
on a piece of paper, and putting dots where the trees are. Once you
have this information collected...
3. Check to make sure you have 12, 13, or 14 trees per acre, except those
mentioned above. These acres are worth two points. If you have nine,
ten, 11, 15 or 16 trees in an acre, that acre is worth one point. If
you have less than nine or more trees per acre, those acres are worth
zero points. If you have trash anywhere but in the Dump, that acre
will be worth zero points. If you have three or more weeds in an acre,
that acre is worth zero points, unless you have flowers planted in
that acre. One flower reverses the negative effect of one weed, two
flowers reverses the negative effect of two weeds, and so on.
4. When you reach 34-60 points, you will get the perfect town message
from the Well. Maintain your town this way for two weeks (replant dead
trees, pick up trash, pull weeds, etc.), and you'll receive the Golden
Q: How do I make a snowman?
A: Please refer to the "Snowman F.A.Q." in the "Special Event/Holiday F.A.Q."
Q: What are some good ways to make money?
A: Money-wise, the game is pretty balanced. If you are patient, you
can collect fruit daily and sell them for money. If you are not quite
THAT patient, you can collect shells hourly or so along the beach for a
less consistent but reasonable money source. If you want to work for
it, and have a low skill level, and no patience, you can catch bugs.
Some are very easy to catch. If you have a higher skill level, you
should fish. A player good at button timing and speed can quickly land
pay dirt after pay dirt by hitting the ocean during off hours of the
day. If you want to farm cash, you can plant and maintain foreign
fruit, which with some work can become pretty easy and lucrative,
although a little time intensive, very simple and reliable. If you
enjoy treasure hunting, you can shake trees for minor payoffs and
occasional gifts, and occasional bee attacks. If you've got the skill
you can turn the bee attacks into opportunities for quick 4500 bell
hits as you search. If you like treasure hunting but prefer a more
controlled method, and have more patience, you can hunt down the red
rock and try to score 13,300 from it. People who mine and mail with
sufficient patience will get rewarded with extra fossils that sell for
hard cash. Risk-takers can invest their hard-earned bell in trees that
just might sprout and triple their investment. SMART opportunity
takers will always plant that tree or not, based on the shiny spot's
position, surrounding landscape, and whether or not it rained
yesterday. Property mongers will sell everything and buy everything to
keep the flow of bell up while increasing their item catalog.
Travelers can go get foreign deals and profits. Socials will run quest
after quest, attaining merchandise and either hoarding all the spoils
or selling 90% of it, turning a profit THAT way. The ultra-patient
will invest a lot of time in socializing with the villagers, improving
the landscape, writing letters, and increasing the town size - happy
villagers that like you will have a naturally high freebie return
rate (it's true - the better your PR with someone, the better deals and
specials you can snag), and a town of 15 villagers that all like you
can pay back bigger on a daily basis than anything else. It's the gift
that keeps on giving, so long as you give back. And REAL risk takers
can play the turnip market, and try not to lose their shirt as they
invest many thousands in the hopes of earning millions.
- answer posted by shockfrost
Q: I'd like to make more money. I've heard about "money trees." What are
they, and how do I grow one?
A: After digging up a "glowing spot" with your shovel (you'll know
what I'm talking about when you see one), you should get a bag worth
1,000 bells. Plant it in the ground and a little sprout will come up.
For the next 24 hours, the tree will be in the sapling stage, so do not
run over it and hopefully, if it has lots of sunlight, it will grow
into a money tree.
Q: Which NES games can I get and how can I get them?
A: Balloon Fight
Clu Clu Land
Clu Clu Land D
Donkey Kong Jr.
Donkey Kong Jr. Math
Donkey Kong 3
Ice Climber (series 4 e-Reader card)
Mario Bros. (series 4 e-Reader card)
Super Tortimer (a fake NES game, given to you by Tortimer on 4/1)
You can get these games through presents on your birthday, E-Reader cards,
trading, as rewards for helping your neighbors, shaking them out of
trees, finding them in the dump or as a lost item at the police
station, and the first person to move into town on a brand-new memory
card will receive a letter from Nintendo that contains two NES games
and a song from K.K. Slider to put into your tape player.
- game list posted by ACTrader
Q: How do I get my townsanimals to wear my design?
A: Enter the Able Sisters' Design House. Go up to an article of clothing on
display, and press the A button. Mabel will talk to you about the design of
the clothing, and you'll get a list of options. Choose "Display mine!" and
then choose one of your patterns. She will get rid of the current design on
display and your design will appear on the article of clothing. Then the
other townsanimals may see your design and decide to wear it.
Q: Where can I find more patterns?
A: T. Cromis (see the link to his website below) also lets me bug him. He will
do any design you ask for, and he's very nice. For more texture websites, see
the "Helpful Websites" section.
Q: I heard that Tom Nook expands his store. When does that happen?
A: After reaching a total of 25,000 bells by buying or selling items,
Tom Nook will close Nook's Cranny and re-open the store under the name
Nook 'N' Go. After you've spent or made a total of 65,000 bells in
Nook's store, he will close Nook 'N' Go and re-open the store under the
name Nookway. After his transactions total 150,000 and someone from
another village has visited Nookway in your town, he will close his
store for the last time and re-open it as Nookington's. Each time he
closes his store, he will send you a letter, and you will not be able
to buy anything from him for a whole day. However, you will find that
each upgraded store includes more items.
Q: Why does Nook keep giving me raffle tickets?
A: Because on the date he tells you, he will hold a raffle. For every
five tickets you collect, you get a chance to win a prize at the
raffle. Nook will hold the raffle at his store (you won't be able to
buy anything on raffle day).
Q: How do I trade? Do I need to use the Internet?
A: No, you do not need to use the Internet. If you know anyone that
has the AC game and you'd like to trade (or give) an item, go to Tom
Nook's store and talk to him. When he asks what he can do for you,
choose "Other Things" and then choose "Hear Code." He will ask you the
name of the town and the person you want to send the item to. Type in
the information and then confirm it with Nook. He will then ask what
item you'd like to give. Click on the item in your inventory and then
he will give you a password. Write down the password very carefully on
a piece of paper and give it to the person you sent the item to. All
they have to do to pick up the item is go to Nook's store in their own
village and choose "Say Code." Then they will have to type in the
password you gave them, and Nook will give them the item. A good place
to trade items is on the GameFaqs Animal Crossing Trading Board:
Q: I'm having trouble making the codes work. What do I do?
A: Try changing the lower-case L's to capital i's or vice-versa.
Q: What's with the animal that sells turnips every Sunday from 6am-12pm?
A: Her name is Sow Joan, and she is a boar. If you buy the turnips, remember
what price you bought them at. Then check Tom Nook's store every day and ask
him (under "Other Things") what price he'll pay you for your turnips. The idea
is to sell them to Nook for more money than what you paid Joan for them. You
have a week to do so; if you don't sell them within a week, they will go bad and
you won't be able to sell them at all.
Q: Who is Mr. Resetti and why should I not upset him?
A: Mr. Resetti is a mole that will appear if you reset your game.
Each time you reset your game or don't save before turning off your
GameCube, he will pop up in front of you and lecture you relentlessly
and make you feel like a total heel. If that's not bad enough, and you
keep resetting or not saving, he'll reset your game himself!