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Animal Crossing Community (or just ACC) is your one-stop fan site for information about all releases of the Animal Crossing games. Here you can set up and show off your catalog to others, create and vote on Patterns, trade in-game items, create Town Tunes or just chat with other members on our many Forums. You can also find comprehensive information in our game guides, safely swap Friend Codes using our friend code tool and for fun, participate in an online Treasure Hunt by collecting bells around the site.

This is just the tip of the ACC iceberg as there's a ton to explore and to do here. We're always adding new features and with each new release from the Animal Crossing franchise, there will be even more exciting changes on ACC. If you are a new user, click here to get started. Or, you can browse the site on your own and find other new members in the Getting Started board. Whenever you need any help with anything related to the site, you can use the (help icon) on the top right of the page, ask one of our friendly Scouts, or post your query on the Site Support board.

Once again, welcome to our Community. We hope you enjoy everything we have to offer and that you make some great friends here!

Animal Crossing: New Leaf - for Nintendo 3DS
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is the latest release in the series. Designed for the Nintendo 3DS console, the game features numerous changes and additions to the Animal Crossing format, as well as utilizing the best aspects of its predecessors.
Animal Crossing: City Folk - for Nintendo Wii
Animal Crossing: City Folk (Let's Go to the City) is the third game in the Animal Crossing series. It holds many new features, and also brings in other aspects found in its predecessors. Visit the city to shop, get a makeover, have your fortune told and acquire emotions. Back at town, different things happen everyday.
Animal Crossing: Wild World - for Nintendo DS
AC: Wild World is the second game in the franchise. Brand new features were introduced including many new items and collectibles.
Animal Crossing - for Nintendo Gamecube
AC:Gamecube is the first in the Animal Crossing series. Fishing, Bug Hunting, Fossil collecting, and even simply exploring, there's always something to do and find every day. Even when you're not playing, the game lives on day by day, just like real life. Check out the Trading boards to find other users to trade items with using ACC's own Trading Post.
Donate to ACC
Do you love ACC? Want to say "thanks" for having such a cool place to hang out and and explore? Check out our donation page to find out how you can give a little bit back to ACC. As a thanks for your support, we have several fun perks we are sure you will enjoy.

Join the ACC Development Team
Do you have elite coding or graphical skills? ACC has a development team dedicated to improving this awesome community, and now is your chance to join that team and become a direct contributor to the code base. Joining the ACC development team and working with our smart team of developers is also a great way to improve your own skills as well! Click here to read more about the role and access the application form.

Site Announcements
2/9/2017 11:57:24 AM
SPT for Media & Events - Apply soon
Recently we announced that we are looking for a new Special Projects Team which would deal with Media & Events. In short, we'd like to get the Community involved in organising site events, and also for the Community to contribute to the content we post on ACC social media accounts.

We'd like to thank those who have sent in applications already. It's been lovely to hear your ideas, and to see that there is a good amount of interest in helping ACC.

If any more of you are thinking of applying, but are not quite sure what would be involved, here's a more detailed explanation of what type of work you would do if you join the Media & Events SPT.

We would like Members to work with the Staff on one, or more, of the following:

• April Fools' Day Pranks - ACC is known to go completely silly every April Fools' Day. However, some in the Community aren't too fond of the pranks that the Staff pull. If you feel that your ideas would be better, and if you think that you could help define ideas posted by others, then we would welcome your input. Any ideas not used on one April Fools' Day can always be used on another one.

• Official ACC Newsletter - We would love to have an ACC Newsletter. However, it needs to be a collaboration between the Staff and the Community so that the news items are balanced. Apply to join this SPT if you can help organise, set-up, and create content for the newsletter

• Official Contests - There are various types of contests that could be run on ACC, such as keyboard art, room design, pattern, fan-fic, and graphics. These are just a few. We need help not just running the contests, but also need help with new ideas for contests.

• Site Communication - Some in the Community feel that much is missing in terms of communication from the Staff. If you feel that the Staff don't always know what the Community wants to hear, and have ideas about content which should be posted on the Announcements Board or the ACC Noticeboard, then apply to join this special projects team and make regular suggestions for content that can be communicated.  

• Site Events - These events would be similar to the recent "Halfway through GC" event. We want to hear about ideas for events we could run to engage all, or some of, the Community, and we need help to organise and run the events. The events can be related to Animal Crossing, or the site.

• Social Media - ACC has a Facebook and Twitter account, where we regularly post content. However, you may have ideas about using other types of social media platforms, or have ideas about content and styles of posting. If you are a natural with social media, then apply to join the SPT and show us your style.

Anyone who feels that they'd be great with any one, or more, of the areas above should apply to join the new Media & Events Special Projects Team. We would like to hear from you by Sunday the 12th of February 2017 at 5:00pm. The reason for this deadline is because it will take about 2 weeks to set everything up, and thereafter we'd like to give the team a couple of weeks to have a chance to contribute to April Fools' Day pranks this year. However, if you see this announcement at any time after the deadline, you are more than welcome to still submit an application and join the team later on in the year.

To apply, send one private thread and include the following people:

Devin2600, Dimentio95, iolite, wakkitty, yankees24cano

In your message, you should tell us which area, or areas, you think you can help with. You should also give us a couple of examples of the type of ideas that you would contribute if you were in the team.

Thank you in advance, and we look forward to receiving your applications.

1/31/2017 8:07:50 PM
First new Dev and Scout in 2017
We are pleased to announce that DaBraxMan has joined the Staff as a Scout, and SeverusSnape394 has joined as a Developer.

You can congratulate them both in this thread.
1/31/2017 8:02:57 PM
Special Projects Team needed for Media & Events
Hi everyone!

We are now hiring for a Special Projects Team that will help with Social Media, and help with event planning on ACC. The latter will include planning pranks for April Fools' Day.

So, if you have groaned at the Staff pranks on April Fools' Day, or had better ideas for contests and events, now is your chance to really get your ideas heard and implemented.

If you are interested in joining the new SPT, please contact us by creating a private thread and adding the following people:

Devin2600, Dimentio95, iolite, wakkitty, yankees24cano

We appreciate that not everyone will have ideas about every area. So, when you contact us, please tell us whether you see yourself as able to help promote us on social media, or whether you are more suited to creating pranks or organising events. Please also give us a couple of examples of what you think would be great ideas that you could contribute.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.
12/31/2016 11:57:46 PM
Feature and Operational Updates
Hello everyone!

Firstly, I'd like to apologise for being behind in informing you all of feature updates recently, and will endeavour to be more timely from now on.

In November, feature update 1.10.0 went live and a full list wasn't provided in the Site Announcement. In addition, 1.11.0 went was deployed a couple of weeks ago without a Site Announcement. The features now available are all listed further below.

Recently, a new notice thread was added to the ACC Noticeboard. It's called My Catalog - Welcome amiibo. The recent Welcome amiibo update to New Leaf has brought with it many items to the game - much more than was anticipated. We will update the ACC Noticeboard thread as we add items to the My Catalog section of ACC. Please click on the "Notify Me" button for the "My Catalog - Welcome amiibo" notice if you wish to be kept informed about new items added to the catalogue. Apologies for not adding many items thus far.

2016 has been a great year on ACC with collaboration between Staff and Members, and we hope to see that continue in 2017. To that end, we will soon be looking for Members to join another Special Projects Team - this time for the planning of April Fools' Day pranks. The current Special Projects Team for Game Guides has been great in helping finishing off some of the guides we needed to turn into static pages, and we will be bringing more guides to you in 2017.

The features deployed in 2016 were made possible only because of the Dev work done by ACWWFreakazoid, aldericon, AnnetteSR and GoldenCelebi. A huge thank you goes out to them for their outstanding commitment in bringing in new features and fixes despite the very old code.

And speaking of Devs, we still need more of them. If you are comfortable with coding, and are willing to learn and work with an ancient code, please be sure to apply for a Dev position via this page. Even if you don't wish to work with the old code, we'd still like to hear from you if you are willing to help rewrite ACC in a more modern language.

Once again, apologies for the delay in updating you of the feature deployments, and apologies for the delay in adding the Welcome amiibo items to My Catalog. We should be moving forward with the latter very soon. (Yes, sooner than the Bell Shop "soon").

Wherever you are, the Staff at ACC would like to wish you all a Happy New Year, and may 2017 bring you joy and luck.

Here are the features deployed recently. If you have any issues or questions pertaining to these features, please post on this thread.

1.10.0 - November
GameCube Tools Guide
- This is an update to an existing guide which was previously only about Golden Tools. We've improved upon the part about Golden Tools, and also added in useful information about the regular tools.

• GameCube Villager Guide - The Villager Guide was also an existing guide and has been tidied up.

• Images for New Leaf Welcome amiibo cards - You can find these by scrolling down the page and looking for the Gameplay section in the left margin. In that section you will see a link called amiibo Cards. Click on that link to be taken to a new page with two search options. The first search option is a drop down list, and you can choose New Leaf Welcome amiibo there. If you wish to look at all the cards available, ignore the second box called Name/Theme/Series and, click on the blue Search box.

• New Leaf April Fool's Day Guide - This guide explains April Fools' Day in New Leaf, and contains only the birthday and favorite saying of the villagers because this is all we could verify in-game from the villager pictures. Please post on this thread on the Site Support board if you can verify the rest of the information, specifically special talent, dream job and number of siblings. Please also post there with the same type of information for the Welcome amiibo villagers and we can use that for a future Villager Guide.

• New Leaf Harvest Festival Guide - This is a comprehensive guide to playing the Harvest Festival, and also provides helpful tips to those with new towns.

• New Leaf Island Guide - This is an in-depth guide about the Island, starting with how to unlock it, and moving on to how to use it, what each Special Character is there for, what items are available to purchase with medals, and the amenities. The guide also contains very useful information for Club Tortimer users, giving plenty of advice on how to deal with different types of situations that may be encountered.  

• New Leaf Island Extras Guide - The Island needed its own guide, and so did the Island Tours. However, since there is so much more information to share, we've added an Island Extras Guide too. This guide contains handy information on which tours you can go on to pick fruit and flowers, or catch bugs and fish, all of which you can bring back to your town to use, sell or donate.

• New Leaf Island Tours Guide - This guide already existed in the Guides section but some of the information was updated and some was made clearer.

• New Leaf Mushroom Guide - Everything you need to know about Mushrooms in New Leaf is in this guide. It covers the November mushrooms, and also the special tree stumps that attract mushrooms all year round.

• New Leaf Snowpeople Guide - This is an extensive guide covering everything you need to know about building snowpeople and obtaining the special items that are on offer during snow season.

1.11.0 - December
Amendment to Adoption Page
- The option to be adopted by a Scout runs out after two weeks of joining. However, the top of the page still showed the word "Congratulations!". This has now changed to "We're Sorry!".

• Link to profile from Friend Code requests - Whenever a friend code request is received, an alert appears in the left margin in the My ACC section. The actual alert is a link to one of the Friend Code pages. Once on this page, if you wishe to check the profile of the person requesting the Friend Code exchange the natural action to take is to click on the username. However, doing this used to lead only to the Wifi ratings for that person, and not their profile. Now, the username links to the profile of the Member, and the stars under the ratings section link to their ratings. In addition, the same changes have been applied to the My Friend Codes page where names are listed of all the people with whom friend codes have already been exchanged.

• New Leaf Badge Guide - Everything you need to know about obtaining badges from Phineas is in this guide.

• New Leaf Bug Guide - This is a snazzy new look for this type of guide, and the bug guides for the other Animal Crossing games will likely be updated in a similar style. This guide contains handy tables showing you which bugs are available in the game and when, what they look like, where they can be caught, and how much they sell for.

• New Leaf Cookie Guide - This guide covers both types of cookies available in New Leaf - those from Redd, and those from the Nooklings. New cookies available in Welcome amiibo have also been added.  

• New Leaf Festivale Guide - The Festivale Guide covers all aspects of playing Festivale, catching feathers, and obtaining the Pavé furniture items.

• New Leaf Fish Guide - This is a new look for this type of guide, and the fish guides for the other Animal Crossing games will likely be updated in a similar style. This guide contains handy tables showing you which fish are available in the game and when, what they look like, where they can be caught, and how much they sell for.

• New Leaf Island Tours Guide - This guide already existed in the Guides section and was a very long page to scroll through. A feature that was deployed in 1.9.0 was applied to this guide and this cuts out the lengthy page. Instead, the information is presented in smaller pieces and you can choose what is displayed by clicking on the buttons at the top of the guide.

• New Leaf Seafood Guide -  This guide contains handy tables showing you which seafood are available in the game and when, what they look like, and how much they sell for.

• New Leaf Shampoodle's Guide - This is the Shampoodle's Guide for New Leaf. Please note that a feature that was deployed in 1.9.0 is being used in this guide. Instead of having a long guide to scroll through, the information is presented in smaller pieces and you can choose what is displayed by clicking on the buttons at the top of the guide.

• New Leaf Toy Day Guide - This guide contains everything you need to know to prepare for Toy Day, and ensure that your villagers receive the presents they most desire.

• Welcome amiibo villager residents added to My Town - In the My Towns section of the site, you can show information pertinent to your town, and this includes showing which villagers reside there. We've added the Welcome amiibo villagers to the page so that you can show which ones are in your town. To show which villagers you have in your town, click on the My Towns link in the left margin. On the My Towns page, in the blue bar showing your town name you will see Town Edit Links » preceding the following links Info | Tune | Residents | Museum | PWPs | ACC Users. Click on Residents and you will be taken to a page listing all the residents that can possibly move into a New Leaf town. Select the residents in your town, then scroll down and click on Save Changes.

• Wifi Rating Stars to be more obvious when clickable - Those who wifi usually get wifi ratings which are shown as orange stars. Some of these wifi ratings are clickable and take you to a wifi ratings page, but it hasn't always been obvious which stars are clickable. Now, the cursor changes from an arrow to a hand icon when hovering over clickable wifi rating stars.

11/22/2016 12:05:24 PM
Update 1.10.0 and New Leaf game update
This is late news and some of you would already have noticed that Update 1.10.0 went live last week. In this update we've added more Game Guides, this time concentrating on New Leaf. Since the Harvest Festival and snow season are both looming in New Leaf, you'll be glad to know that both guides are available, with pictures, in the New Leaf guides section here. These guides were previously available on a sticky on the New Leaf board, but didn't have pictures.

For those of you who may not know, Nintendo released an update to New Leaf which you can download from your console. This turns your existing New Leaf game into New Leaf: Welcome amiibo.

Since the update to the game, we've also added New Leaf Welcome amiibo cards to ACC. You can find these by scrolling down the page and looking for the Gameplay section in the left margin. In that section you will see a link called amiibo Cards. Click on that link to be taken to a new page with two search options. The first search option is a drop down list, and you can choose New Leaf Welcome amiibo there. If you wish to look at all the cards available, ignore the second box called Name/Theme/Series and, click on the blue Search box.

You can also help us to get out guides quicker by providing as much information as possible for New Leaf. Whether the guide is related to the original New Leaf, or the updated version, we like to create our guides with information gained directly from playing. Therefore, if you feel you have something to offer, please post in the following threads:

• Welcome amiibo Information - Post here with information gained directly from playing the updated game, and let us know what's changed or different.
• Roost coffee preferences - If you have chosen to build the coffee shop as a Public Works Project, and you spend time working there, let us know how everyone prefers their coffee.
• New Leaf April Fool's Day Guide - We've got all the information we can from the animal pics in the game. So we know the favourite saying, and we have the birthdays. We would like confirmation of the other information, which is: Special Talent, Dream Job & Number Of Siblings.
• Post information corrections here for AC Events, Catalogs, FAQ, Help & Staff Threads - Here, you can specifically help with the new items found in New Leaf: welcome amiibo. Items will be added today to the My Catalog section of ACC, but these won't be all of the items. If you've been listing the new items as you've been playing, please feel free to help out by posting in this thread.

Thank you, and enjoy the new cards and guides!

This Month in AC: New Leaf
Mon, Feb 27
Get ready to party, because Pave's coming to town! Read more
This Month in AC: City Folk
Flea Market
Sun, Feb 26
Have something you don't want? Sell it to your villagers, of course! Read more
Mon, Feb 27
Win candy by playing games with your villagers. Give that candy to Pave to get some rare treats! Read more
Will you play AC Mobile?
Last Week's Poll:
What's your favorite thing to do on the Island?
Catch bugs
41.6% (97 votes)
Going on tours with other users
22.3% (52 votes)
Going on tours by myself
11.2% (26 votes)
Swimming and diving
12.9% (30 votes)
12.0% (28 votes)
Today's Birthdays!
Tuesday, February 21