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These Guides cover the five one day events in City Folk where you can obtain furniture not available at any other time of the year.

Although much time has been spent on researching the information provided, we appreciate that the Guides may be incomplete. If you want to help us to complete these so that the Guides are the best that they can be, then please send a PT to me.

Feel free to point out any spelling mistakes, anything you feel has been missed or let us know if you think that a particular point isn't very clear. Of course, if you find any new information, that too would be extremely helpful.

We hope that you enjoy them and to save you the trouble of scrolling through, here are the links to each Guide covered in this thread.

Festivale
Bunny Day
Halloween
Harvest Festival
Jingle


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Date: On the Monday before Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) which is the day before Ash Wednesday (the start of Lent).

Time: 6am-5:59am the following day



»»» 1.0 - Items to Collect during Festivale
During the event, you are able to collect items from the Pavé Series by providing candy to a colorful Peacock called Pavé.


»»» 1.1 - Pavé Series
Bed
Bookshelf
Bureau
Chair
Chest
Closet
End Table
Lamp
Sofa
Table

Floor
Wall

The furniture can be sold to Tom Nook for 12,000 bells but the Floor and Wall will sell for only 1,800 bells.


»»» 1.2 - Extra Item
There is also a European DLC that matches the Pavé set. It is the Pavé Clock and is available to buy for 4,800 bells from Tom Nook if it has previously been cataloged.




»»» 2.0 - Background to the Event
The confetti begins to fall from the sky at 6am to let you know that it's Festivale time. If you go to the Town Hall, you'll find Pavé the Peacock dancing away outside.  Since he is super fit, he'll continue dancing for the entire 24 hours but he needs some energy. This is where you can help by giving him candy and in return, Pavé will thank you by giving you a random piece of furniture from the Pavé Series.

As with many of the events, there are twists in what first appears to be an easy task.
Unlike the lead-up to Halloween, there is no candy for sale in Nook's.
Pavé wants three pieces of candy for each piece of furniture.  
Pavé doesn't want just any three pieces of candy. Each time, he'll request a specific color too.
Luckily, you can obtain candy from your townies but unlike Halloween, getting all your candy isn't as simple.




»»» 3.0 - Obtaining Candy
Candy can be obtained in two ways:
A few pieces are obtained freely by wearing a Complete Outfit/Look.
The remainder must be earned by playing any of 5 different games with the townies and beating them.

Either way, in order to get any candy at all, your townies need to be awake so for all the early players that think that they can start playing at 6am - think again. You may be awake but your townies may not be!

Therefore, Festivale requires some preparation.




»»» 4.0 - Preparation
There are four areas of preparation for Festivale.
Organising your pockets
Organising your outfit (if you want a few free pieces of candy)
Knowing when to play
Saving time by trapping townies


»»» 4.1 - Preparation: Pockets
During Festivale, you will play games with townies in order to win a piece of candy to give to Pavé but the townies will always want you to forfeit something if you lose the game.

Since you can win a game, you need at least one empty space in your pocket to place a piece of candy and because you can lose a game, you need to have an item in your pocket to give to a townie.

If you have neither a space in your pocket, nor an item to forfeit, townies will not play a game with you so you need to prepare your pockets prior to playing Festivale by doing the following:
Carry 10 empty letters
Remove bells from your wallet
Carry a few pieces of cheap shells and/or native fruit

By carrying 10 empty letters you have a place to store candy every time you win a piece. It is crucial that there is no candy in your pockets because a townie can see into your pockets and will always choose to take candy from you if you lose a game. By storing candy in your letters, it also means that you have the option of just playing games with townies and winning up to 11 pieces of candy before you either unload the candy in a designated area of your town or go to see Pavé.

If townies cannot see any candy in your pocket, their next option will be to take 500 bells from you. So if you don't want them to do this, keep less than 500 bells in your wallet.

In your pockets, you can carry a few cheap shells and/or native fruit as a townie will play for these if you don't have bells or candy. It's not worth carrying other items as you never know when a townie might want to play for those items instead of fruit or shells.

Just remember to carry a maximum of 14 pieces of shells and/or fruit so that you always have space for a piece of candy, otherwise townies won't play.

If you are trapping your townies, you will also need a shovel. A gold or silver shovel will be safe in your pocket but if you are using a regular shovel, a townie will want you to wager that so always keep it in your hands.


»»» 4.2 - Preparation: Outfit
When you begin to play Festivale, you can obtain one piece of candy from the townies wandering outside if you are wearing a Complete Outfit which is also known as a Look.

Some shirts have a matching hat and/or accessory that completes a 'Look'. For example, the Cat Top and the Cat Cap makes up the Cat Look; the Citrus Shirt and the Mandarin Hat make up the Tangerine Look. The shoes you are wearing do not form part of the outfit.

For a list of all the Looks, you can use this guide on Let's Go To The Wiki.

Wear any one of these Outfits and speak to your townies that are wandering outside. They will compliment you on how fabulous you look and you will be rewarded with a piece of candy.

Ensure that you have space in your pockets to receive the candy as if your pockets are full, you won't be offered your free piece the next time you speak to the same townie.

If you start playing games with a townie but are not wearing an Outfit, you cannot later wear an Outfit to get your free piece of candy from that particular townie. However you can still get candy from the other townies that you haven't played games with. Changing into a different outfit will not get you more free candy from the villagers.

Townies in their homes won't give you anything.

Once you get the candy, it's crucial that you hide it in empty letters or drop it off on the ground by the town hall near Pavé otherwise you risk losing it to a townie later.


»»» 4.3 - Preparation: When to Play
Festivale begins at 6am but before any early morning gamers begin to celebrate, there's a crucial point to remember. Just because you are awake, it doesn't mean that your townies are!

Despite it being Festivale, your townies will stick to their usual waking times which are dependant on their personality type.

There are 6 types of personality - 3 types for each gender. These are named below and each type of personality that is mentioned is also a link to a useful list on Let's go to the Wiki which names every townie in that personality group.

Male personalities can be Cranky, Jock or Lazy.

Female personalities can be Normal, Peppy or Snooty.

From a Guide by Liquefy, the waking times of each type of personality are as follows:
Female: Normal - 5:00am
Male: Jock - 6:30am
Female: Peppy - 7:00am
Male: Lazy - 8:00am
Female: Snooty - 9:00am
Male: Cranky - 10:00am

So if you intend to play Festivale early, it is worth finding out when your own townies will be awake.

Bear in mind though that just because they are awake, it doesn't mean that they will leave their houses. If you want to ensure that 5 townies are available to play with, then the best time to start playing Festivale is at 10am when all the townies are awake.

Even if you have just 9 townies, there will still be 5 of them outside by 10am to play games with you.


»»» 4.4 - Preparation: Trapping Townies
Searching for townies can be troublesome on any day but it's particularly hard going during Festivale. A good option is to trap the townies by digging holes around them.

Here is why:
Whether you play or refuse to play a game and irrespective of whether you win or lose, you can't play another game immediately with the same townie unless you leave the acre and return or if you enter and exit a nearby building. If townies are wandering freely, it's hard to judge when you've left the acre. Whether you leave the acre or enter and exit a nearby building, the townie is most likely not in the same place when you return for another game.
Pavé requires 3 pieces of candy of a particular color so you will have to possibly win several games to get the candy you need. Adding search times on top of this means that it can take a long time to acquire just one piece of furniture.
If you leave your townies to wander freely, you may feel compelled to play any game that is on offer simply because you are glad that you found them. Considering that some games are shorter and some offer you a choice of candy, if your townies are trapped, it is easier to refuse to play certain games as you know exactly where to find another townie. This is particularly useful when you are short of time.
The excessive search for townies means a lot of wear on your grass.

It is therefore an enormous help to trap at least 3 of them but far better to trap all 5 of them.

The easiest way to trap them is dig a circle of holes near them, leaving one gap in which to push the townie through. Then quickly leave the circle and dig the last hole.

If you are playing with friends, one of you can keep the townie engaged in a conversation while another digs holes around the townie. You need only 4 holes to trap a townie - north, south, east and west of the spot they are standing on. You can then stand outside of the circle and between two of the holes in order to speak to them. It's easier to speak to them while they are trapped in such a small area as they haven't got space to wander away from you. However, it also means that if you accidentally kick dirt into one of the holes, you may find it difficult to trap them again as you will end up speaking to them instead of digging the hole.

You can try trapping townies in larger areas but if it's too large, it can work against you as the townie may wander away from the edge. This means you'll either have to wait until they are near the edge of the trapped area before you can speak to them or you'll have to cover up a hole to enter the area and then dig the hole again after you leave.

Overall, to save you time and trouble, it may be best to trap them in an area where they have no more than 3-4 tiles of spaces to move in. When you are initially trying to trap a townie, it's easy to dig holes around them if you are leaving 3-4 tiles of space for them to move in and if they try to head towards the exit, you have sufficient space to push the townie in far enough before exiting to dig the final hole. This is also a small enough area for you to be able to stand outside and find a space to speak to them after they are trapped.

Watch out though - pushing townies into an area to trap them may cause upset. Some are easy to pish in but others require effort and these are the ones that will either get mad at you for being mean or they'll feel sad. Both of these moods will be accompanied with the relevant emotional signs - either a steamy exclamation mark or a circle of dark clouds. You will not be able to play games with them while they are showing these physical signs of being upset.




»»» 5.0 - Playing Games
Having made your preparations, it's now time to earn your candy by playing games with your townies. There are five games that you are able to play:
Soccer
ESP Test
Heads or Tails
Guess Which Hand
Rock, Paper, Scissors

You play these games with one of the 5 townies that are wandering outside on the day. When you speak to them at first, they will talk about Festivale unless you are wearing a Look, in which case they will compliment you and give you candy if you have space in your pockets.

You can speak to the townie again straightaway without leaving the acre or entering and exiting a building. This time, they will offer to play one of the 5 games.

You have a choice to refuse to play a game which is a very useful feature for a few reasons:
Some of the games are longer than others so refusing to play these ones will save you time.
Some of the games will offer you a choice of candy color if you win. Considering that Pavé is very specific over which color candy he wants, it's useful to be able to refuse the games that don't give you a choice of color.
After winning a piece of candy, you may forget to hide it. Fortunately a townie always tells you which item they want you to forfeit before you play a game. If they ask you to risk your candy, you will know instantly that you've forgotten to hide it. So being able to refuse to play alows you to hide your candy before you play again.

Whenever you refuse to play a game with a townie, you won't be able to immediately play with that particular townie again. You will either have to leave the acre and return, enter and exit a building or play with another townie first. Either way, whichever game a townie offered before you refused to play, will not necessarily be the same game on offer the next time you play with them.


»»» 5.1 Playing Games - Soccer
This is an imaginary Penalty shoot-out between the Striker who kicks the ball, trying to get it into the Goal and the Goal Keeper who has to block the ball.
You each take turns being the Kicker and the Keeper.
First the townie kicks and you have to block. You have to choose which side you are going to go to block the ball - left or right.
Then it's your turn to kick the ball and you must choose which way you are going to kick the ball - left or right.
If you guess correctly as a Keeper and then a Kicker, its a short game.
This game can result in several draws so can go on for 5 attempts.
If you win, you can't choose the color of candy you receive.


»»» 5.2 Playing Games - ESP Test
This game is a variation of the regular ESP (Extra Sensory Perception) test that uses Zener Cards.
First you have to guess which shape the townie is thinking of from a choice of Circle, Triangle or Square which are the types of grass in the game.
If you get the first answer correct, you then must choose which of the 5 fruits the townie is thinking of.
The game ends if you guess incorrectly in the first round so win or lose, it is very quick.
If you win, you [colour=grass]may choose the color of candy[/color] that you receive.


»»» 5.3 Playing Games - Heads Or Tails
This game is based on the toss of a coin. An imaginary coin is tossed in the air and whichever side it lands on determines the winner.
You choose either Heads or Tails and your townie will be the other option. An imaginary coin is tossed by the townie and the winner is the one who guessed which side it would land correctly.
You have to guess correctly three times to win.
It will end on the first incorrect answer.
If you win, you [colour=grass]may choose the color of candy[/color] that you receive.


»»» 5.4 Playing Games - Guess Which Hand
In this game you are simply guessing which hand a townie is hiding a piece of candy.
You have to get two correct guesses.
The game is over on the first incorrect guess so win or lose, it's over very quickly.
If you win, you can't choose the color of candy you receive.


»»» 5.5 Playing Games - Rock, Paper, Scissors
To play, you must choose either Rock, Paper or Scissors and then the townie chooses one of those items too at the same time. Who the winner is depends on the combination that you both choose.

Rocks can be wrapped in Paper but can't be cut by Scissors.
Scissors can't be used on Rocks but can easily cut Paper.

So winners would be the ones shown in Green from the following combinations:
- Rock - Scissors
- Paper - Rock
- Scissors - Paper

Both you and your townie may choose the same answers and therefore draw. If this happens often, the game can go on for many rounds.
To win, you need to get two correct answers so you need to be lucky to win in just two rounds.
If you are looking to save as much time as possible, it's better to refuse to play this game.
If you win, you can't choose the color of candy you receive.




»»» 6.0 - Hints & Tips:
To maximise your free candy, it's worth getting one character out in a Complete Outfit/Look to get your 5 pieces of free candy. Then remove the Outfit and leave on the ground. Wake up a second character and using the same outfit, get another 5 pieces of candy. Keep doing this until all 4 characters get their candy. This gives you 20 pieces of candy to begin with.

The most obvious items to wager on the games are:
- Bells
- Fruit
- Shells
If you prefer not to use bells and fruit, you may find yourself short on shells but remember that putting candy on the ground will attract ants which can also be used to wager on the games. You can also collect an ant for your Museum and keep them in your house where each one turns into an Ant Farm.

When you lay candy on the ground, it doesn't show what color it is although an information bubble does appear if you hover above it. If you are going to collect quite a few pieces and store them on the ground, it's easier to store and to later collect what you need if you keep the colors separated. One way of doing this is to place one each of blue, green, red and  yellow colored pattern tiles on the ground and drop the candy next to the same colored pattern tile. This is especially useful when playing with friends.

When playing games, it's worth keeping a pen and a scrap piece of paper to note the answers. If the answers are correct, it's worth trying the same answers a second and third time - they often work a second time but only sometimes for a third time. Even when the answer is wrong, it's worth noting down as you can use another answer or the opposite answer the next time you play that game. If you are playing with friends, remember to tell each other the answers.

None of the items given by Pavé are available to order from Tom Nook so get as much as you need or want on the actual day. The Pavé Clock however, is a DLC and can be ordered from Tom Nook if you have it in your catalog.

The furniture Pavé gives you is completely random and not related to the color of candy given to him.

Leftover candy can be fed to Wendell in exchange for a pattern:
Blue or Yellow candy: Colouring Boy pattern
Green or Red candy: Colouring Girl pattern

Don't immediately sell all of the furniture you don't want. There will be many people that don't have complete sets and if you still require some items, you can swap.

If you do sell the furniture, either sell it after you've finished playing or remember to remove the bells from your wallet if you are selling while still playing Festivale.



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[b]The townie personality waking up times are from a Guide by Liquefy. The links for Complete Outfits/Looks and to which townie has which personality are all to lists on Let's Go to the Wiki. The rest of the information has been gained through original research and many hours of gameplay. If you choose to post all or part of this elsewhere, please credit ACC and everyone involved in the creation of this Guide.


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Date: Bunny Day occurs on the same day as Easter Sunday.

Time: 6am-5:59am the following day




»»» 1.0 - Items to Collect during Bunny Day
During the event, you are able to collect items from the Egg Series by giving Bunny Foil to Zipper T. Bunny.


»»» 1.1 - Egg Series:
Bed
Bench
Chair
Clock
Dresser
Lamp
Stereo
Table
Toy Set
Wardrobe

Floor
Wall

The furniture can be sold to Tom Nook for 9,000 bells but the Floor and Wall will sell for slightly less at 8,888 bells each.


»»» 1.2 - Extra Item:
There is also a European DLC that is an addition to the Egg Series. This is the Egg TV and is available to buy from Nook, once cataloged, for  a non-discounted price of 3,600 bells. It sells for 900 bells.




»»» 2.0 - Background to the Event
At whatever time you begin to play on this day, you will very likely notice something odd. You will easily find digspots - in fact you'll find 30 of them! Per character!!
This will be in addition to your daily or expected digspots for a pitfall seed, fossils and possibly gyroids.
So get your shovel out and dig away to unbury decorated eggs - this combines the two Easter traditions of hiding eggs to hunt and also decorating hard boiled eggs.
The main difference with these 'eggs' is that they contain no egg inside the shell. When you open them, you will find either a piece of candy or a special Gold Foil with a picture of a bunny on it. This Bunny Foil is your golden ticket to getting items from the Egg Series.
You simply take the Gold Bunny Foil to the Zipper T. Bunny who will be outside the Town Hall. Start up a conversation with him/her and eventually your Bunny Foil will be exchanged for items from the Egg Series.




»»» 3.0 - Who is that behind the Mask?
For the rest of this Guide, Zipper T. Bunny will be referred to as a male but really, nobody is sure.
If you approach him from behind, you are told off for talking to his tail and the back view of him shows that he is clearly in a Bunny suit that is zipped up the back.
When you talk to him during the process of obtaining the furniture, he also makes references to being hot inside his suit and mask which is a definite giveaway that the Bunny Suit is a disguise.
So, who is it? Personally, I found Resetti in his Surveillance Centre, Kicks on his stoop, Gracie in his shop and everyone else in their place in the City. In the town, everyone else is also in place but obviously there was no accounting for special visitors.




»»» 4.0 - Preparation
Bunny Day requires almost no preparation. The only thing it requires is for you to have a shovel. If you have just started your town and don't have a shovel, don't despair. When you approach Zipper T. Bunny, he will notice your lack of suitable equipment and offer to sell you a shovel for 500 bells.
The only other preparation that you may find convenient, is to empty your pockets before you begin and to ensure that you are carrying 10 empty letters so that you have maximum storage. However, it won't affect your game in any way if you choose not to have space in your pockets and letters.




»»» 5.0 - Obtaining the Egg Series
This is probably the easiest event for acquiring furniture. There are no townies to hinder you and neither are they there to help. You don't even have to look for Zipper T. Bunny as he is conveniently at the Town Hall - doing his best impersonation of a bunny!

However, before you can approach Zipper T. Bunny, you need to find those special Bunny Foils. So start digging.....


»»» 5.1 - Digspots:
Looking for Bunny Egg digspots is the same as looking for Gyroids and Fossils. Some are hard to spot and others are really easy.
If you are having trouble finding the digspots, walk slowly through your town and when you are near a tree, use the 'Up' view so that nearby trees will disappear from the screen, leaving you a great view of hard to see digspots. Buildings will also disappear if you use the 'Up' view when standing behind them.
Towns with little grass or many trees may find it particularly difficult to track down the Bunny Eggs. However, there is an easy solution to this problem too. Simply save and reload. The remaining Bunny Eggs will have respawned in new places for you.
If you do save and reload, this doesn't mean that your character will get more furniture. The game will remember how many Bunny Eggs your character has already opened up and also which items of Egg furniture you've already received.


»»» 5.2 - Breaking open the Bunny Eggs:
You can open the Bunny Eggs as you go along or you can wait until you have a pocketful.
To open a Bunny Egg, you go into your pocket and click on it. You then choose the option to open it. The Bunny Egg will crack, then break open to reveal either a piece of candy or a golden Bunny Foil.
The candy has no part to play in this event but is certainly useful to store away for other Special Events.
Out of the 30 buried Bunny Eggs only 12 contain Bunny Foils. So once you have found those 12 Bunny Foils, there is no need to search for further Bunny Eggs if you don't want to.
You may continue searching for Bunny Eggs if you want the candy but the next event that you will need candy for is Halloween at the end of October.
If you decide not to dig up all the Bunny Eggs on Bunny Day, they will conveniently disappear the next day.
Having located the 12 Bunny Foils, you simply take them to Zipper T. Bunny and exchange each one for a different item from the Egg Series, thereby obtaining the complete set without duplicates.
It doesn't matter whether you go to Zipper T. Bunny with all 12 Bunny Foils at once or whether you go after finding one or a few Bunny Foils. Any method of exchanging the Bunny Foil for furniture will still get you one complete set of the Egg Series (excluding the TV which is a DLC). The game remembers exactly what you have exchanged and received so the first 12 pieces of foil will yield 12 separate pieces from the Egg Series.




»»» 6.0 - Scrambled Eggs
Although Bunny Day is the easiest of the Special Events for acquiring furniture there are a few things to keep in mind as you play:

If you can't play long enough to get all the Bunny Eggs, it is safe to save and reload later as your character will continue where they left off. So, if you had 10 Bunny Eggs still to find, when you reload the same character, you will still have those 10 to find although they will have likely all spawned in different places.
If you leave your Bunny Eggs on the ground and then quit, when you reload, you will find that all the Bunny Eggs have disappeared and been reburied. So you will need to dig them all up again. That Bunny has a lot of explaining to do!
To guarantee that your progress is saved and you don't have to repeat anything, ensure that Bunny Eggs are left in pockets or ensure that you crack them open. Candy and Bunny Foil are safe to leave on the ground and won't disappear between reloading.
If you load a new character, you will again have to find another 30 Bunny Eggs or 12 Bunny Foils as there is a complete set of Egg furniture for each character.
Although characters cannot lay Bunny Eggs on the ground for another character to pick up, you can leave candy and Bunny Foil on the ground for other characters.
It is also safe to leave Bunny Eggs on the ground while you go to the City. Just remember to return via the bus rather than Quit while still in the City.
If you do leave Bunny Foil on the ground for another character to use, you will not necessarily get a second or third complete set of the Egg Series. You may have to turn in all the Bunny Foil with that one character in order to get 3 or 4 completed sets.




»»» 7.0 - Hints and Tips
You cannot carry all of the Bunny Eggs candy and Bunny Foil even if you have empty pockets and 10 empty letters. To make room, you can eat some of the candy or sell it for 100 bells each to Tom Nook.

If you don't want to eat or sell your candy, you can save the 18 pieces. If there are 4 characters in your town, that's 72 pieces you can acquire on Bunny Day.

Although Halloween is the next event where you require candy, it is also easily obtained during Halloween. Therefore candy is best saved up for Festivale as acquiring candy can be extremely frustrating during that event.

Placing one piece of candy on the ground will attract ants. This is useful if you still need an ant for your Museum or you can keep it in your house where it turns into an Ant Farm.

Leftover candy can also be fed to Wendell in exchange for a pattern:
Blue or Yellow candy: Colouring Boy pattern
Green or Red candy: Colouring Girl pattern

If you've found the 12 Bunny Foils and still have unopened Bunny Eggs, you may want to use the Eggs as decorative pieces in your house since they will sit on a table.



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This information has been gained through original research and many hours of gameplay. If you choose to post all or part of this elsewhere, please credit ACC and everyone involved in the creation of this Guide.


.........................................................................................................Links to other Guides

...................................................................................Festivale Halloween   Harvest Festival Jingle


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If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there ~Carroll
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Date: 31st October

Time: 6pm-midnight



»»» 1.0 - Special Items to Collect on Halloween
During the evening, you are able to collect items from the Spooky Series by giving candy to Jack, the Czar of Halloween. You are also able to collect a further 4 special items from both Jack and 5 of your townies by refusing to give candy.


»»» 1.1 - Spooky Series:
Bed
Bookcase
Chair
Clock
Dresser
Lamp
Sofa
Table
Vanity
Wardrobe

Carpet
Wall

All of these items can be sold to Tom Nook for 10,310 bells. The price is based on the North American date for Halloween - 10/31.


»»» 1.2 - The 4 Special Items:
Pumpkin Head
Patched Shirt
Moldy Shirt
Jack-in-the-Box
Tom Nook will not buy the Pumpkin Head or either of the Halloween shirts but will buy the Jack-in-the-Box for 1,031 bells - again, the price is linked to the date.




»»» 2.0 - Background to the Event:
Halloween starts at 6pm when Jack appears in your town. He will remain there until midnight and you have to search your town to find him. When you locate him, give him a piece of candy in return for a piece of the Spooky Series. He then disappears and you have to find him again in order to obtain another piece.

Simple?

Actually, no!

At the same time that Jack visits your town, 5 of your townies who are wandering around town will dress up to look like Jack. They will chase you, appear unexpectedly, force you into conversations and attempt to steal the candy that you need to give to Jack.

There are two ways of distinguishing the real Jack from the townies. The first way is to approach a 'Jack' very slowly. When you are spotted, the real Jack may appear to move towards but will change direction. A townie will actually head straight for you and will chase you if you run away.

The second way to find out if you've come across the real Jack is to go right up to him. If it's a townie, you will have no choice but to talk to them but if it's Jack, he will say nothing and you have to start the conversation.

Despite these two clues as to who is the real Jack, it still takes a lot of time to locate him, given you have to deal with townies along the way. Since Jack also gives repeat items from the Spooky Series, it isn't a case of the game being over after finding Jack 12 times. You have to decide on a gameplay or strategy to 'win' this game.




»»» 3.0 - Gameplay Methods:
There are two ways of playing the Halloween event:
Without wandering townies
With wandering townies


»»» 3.1 - Playing without the wandering townies:
Encountering townies all evening can be very time consuming and put you at risk of not obtaining all 12 items of the Spooky Series. Even if you are careful to avoid them, they can come at you from a direction you aren't expecting, especially when you are heading south or crossing a bridge. If you feel that running into townies all night will be frustrating, simply trap the 5 townies by digging holes around them.

It's easier to do this prior to 6pm as once the event begins, they will engage you in conversation. You have no choice - you will have to talk to them whether you want to or not.

At around 5:30pm, the 5 townies you find wandering around town are the ones that will remain outside during the event - these are the 5 you can trap. At 6pm, they will transform into Jack look-a-likes but will remain trapped by the holes. These holes remain if you enter/exit a building but will disappear if you reload the game.

You will then know that the Jack wandering around is the real Jack -  this saves you a lot of time, frustration and grass wear.


»»» 3.2 - Playing with the wandering townies:
It's easy to play Halloween with trapped townies but you don't get to experience the event fully. Most of the fun is in the race against time to complete your Spooky Series and in protecting your candy from the townies.

Although you have to protect your candy from trapped townies too, at least you know where they are. Wandering townies however, add an extra challenge to the game and you will need to outwit them to succeed.




»»» 4.0 - Preparation for Halloween during October:
Throughout October, stock up on the following:
Candy (31+)
Complete Outfits/Looks (2+)
Ordinary Shirts (10+)


»»» 4.1 - Candy:
From October 1st, Tom Nook will sell one piece of candy daily for a price of 400 bells.
On the night itself, candy is also available from the 5 townies that remain at home but they will only give you candy if you are wearing a Complete Outfit/Look.
Candy can be any one of four colours - red, blue, green or yellow although for Halloween, the colour of the candy is irrelevant.


»»» 4.2 - Complete Outfit/Look:
Some shirts have a matching hat and/or accessory that completes a 'Look'. For example, the Cat Top and the Cat Cap makes up the Cat Look; the Citrus Shirt and the Mandarin Hat make up the Tangerine Look.
For a list of all the Looks, you can use this guide on Let's Go To The Wiki.
If you wear one of the Looks on Halloween night it becomes a Halloween costume and will protect you from being tricked.
It is advisable to have a minimum of two Complete Outfits/Looks for Halloween.


»»» 4.3 - Ordinary Shirts:
In the week leading up to Halloween, buy a few ordinary shirts from the Able Sisters' Shop.
You can also obtain shirts from townies by sending them a short letter with a gift attached (shell, native fruit, anything cheap or unwanted). They will send you fruit or shirts in return. The following is a tried and tested letter that will return fruit and shirts. Write it exactly as shown:

friend friend friend

You need to wear shirts you are willing to lose to obtain the Patched and Moldy shirts from Jack or the townies.




»»» 5.0 - Preparation on Halloween at 5:30pm:
Prepare your items
Prepare your character
Trap your townies (optional)


»»» 5.1 - Prepare your items:
  Hopefully you will already have collected some ordinary shirts that you are willing to lose, lots of candy and some Complete Outfits/Looks. You also need to gather some native fruit and/or some seashells.
If you choose not to trap your townies, it will not be easy to wander around your town after 6pm and you don't want to be caught without the items you need. Although it may be tempting to leave everything in your house, going into and out of your house takes time you don't really have, plus you may get accosted by a townie as you step out of your house. Ideally you should choose 2-4 locations in your town where you can leave a mixture of candy, ordinary shirts, Outfits/Looks, fruit and shells on the ground so that you can stock up quickly whenever you need to.
If you are making these preparations close to 6pm, take note of the 5 townies that are in their homes and use these locations to store your items.


»»» 5.2 - Prepare your character:
Empty your pockets of everything you don't need that evening but if you choose to leave gold and silver tools in your pockets, they will be safe.
Ensure that you have 10 letters (new or old) in your letter slot. Keep 1-2 empty in case you need them for quick storage and in the rest, store candy, ordinary shirts you are willing to lose, fruit and/or shells.
In your pocket, place one piece of candy and 4-5 pieces of fruit and/or shells.
Change into a ordinary shirt that you are willing to lose.


»»» 5.3 - Trap your townies:
The easiest way to trap them is dig a circle of holes near them, leaving one gap in which to push the townie through. Then quickly leave the circle and dig the last hole.

If you are playing with friends, one of you can keep the townie engaged in a conversation while another digs holes around the townie. You need only 4 holes to trap a townie - north, south, east and west of the spot they are standing on. You can then stand outside of the circle and between two of the holes in order to speak to them. It's easier to speak to them while they are trapped in such a small area as they haven't got space to wander away from you. However, it also means that if you accidentally kick dirt into one of the holes, you may find it difficult to trap them again as you will end up speaking to them instead of digging the hole.

You can try trapping townies in larger areas but if it's too large, it can work against you as the townie may wander away from the edge. This means you'll either have to wait until they are near the edge of the trapped area before you can speak to them or you'll have to cover up a hole to enter the area and then dig the hole again after you leave.

Overall, to save you time and trouble, it may be best to trap them in an area where they have no more than 3-4 tiles of spaces to move in. When you are initially trying to trap a townie, it's easy to dig holes around them if you are leaving 3-4 tiles of space for them to move in and if they try to head towards the exit, you have sufficient space to push the townie in far enough before exiting to dig the final hole. This is also a small enough area for you to be able to stand outside and find a space to speak to them after they are trapped.

Watch out though - pushing townies into an area to trap them may cause upset. Some are easy to push in but others require effort and these are the ones that will either get mad at you for being mean or they'll feel sad. Both of these moods will be accompanied with the relevant emotional signs - either a steamy exclamation mark or a circle of dark clouds. You will not be able to play games with them while they are showing these physical signs of being upset.




»»» 6.0 - Halloween! 6pm and the fun begins!:
Halloween has 3 elements to it:
Trick or Treat
Obtaining the 4 Special Halloween items
Obtaining the Spooky Furniture


»»» 6.1 - Trick or Treat:
You play Trick or Treat on the townies at home, the townies outside play trick or treat on you!

»»»  6.1a - Trick or Treat with Stay-at-Home Townies
If you put on a Complete Outfit/Look, you are wearing a Halloween costume and knocking at their door for Trick or Treat. As they are afraid of you playing a trick on them, they will give you a treat - a piece of candy.
Although you will only receive one piece of candy, there is no limit to how many times you can enter their homes so if you need to stock up on candy, simply enter and exit multiple times.
If you are not wearing a Complete Outfit/Look, then you are not considered as being in costume so will not get any candy.
If you haven't trapped your townies, the stay-at-home townies are also useful as shelter when you want to escape from the wandering townies and give yourself time to rearrange your pockets/letters.

»»»  6.1b - Trick or Treat with Wandering or Trapped Townies
The 5 townies outside are all Jack look-a-likes and they will play Trick or Treat on you.
When you are speaking to a townie, if you give them a treat by giving them a piece of candy, they won't play a trick on you.
Since you need your candy to give to Jack in return for a Spooky Furniture item, you cannot give a townie the 'treat' of a piece of candy and so they will play a trick. This usually involves stealing something from you and replacing it with one of the 4 special Halloween items, 3 of which are worthless.
Obtaining all 4 of the Special Halloween items will depend on what you are wearing and what you are carrying in your pockets.
Even if you have trapped your townies, you can still approach them for the purposes of getting the 4 Special Halloween items.


»»» 6.2 - Obtaining the 4 Special Halloween items:
The 4 special Halloween items - a Pumpkin Head, a Patched Shirt, a Moldy shirt or a Jack-in-the-Box are obtainable by refusing to give out your candy.

These items are the trick that is played on you because they almost always involve you losing something or having an item you possess being transformed into one of the Special items. You therefore need to be carrying cheap items that you don't mind losing.

Prepare yourself by ensuring that you are:
Carrying a piece of candy in your pocket only if you are also carrying fruit/shells too.
Wearing an ordinary shirt you are prepared to lose.
Carrying spare ordinary shirts, candy and fruit/shells in your letters.

Note that you can't be wearing a Complete Outfit/Look in order to get 3 of the 4 Special Halloween items. If you have been wearing it and change, remember to store in letters or on the ground to avoid any of it becoming transformed into a Special Halloween item.

When you come across a townie, the first time you refuse to give candy you'll be given a Pumpkin head. If you've been wearing a hat or accessory that isn't part of a Complete Outfit/Look, you will lose it but any fruit/shells and candy will still be safe in your pocket.

If you remove the Pumpkin Head, the next time you come across a townie, you'll be given another Pumpkin Head. Since they are not worth anything, you may not want to collect many. Even after you've collected everything, if you remove the Pumpkin Head but are not wearing a Complete Outfit/Look, you will always get another Pumpkin Head.

Once you have acquired as many Pumpkin Heads as you want, leave one on. The next time you refuse to give candy to a townie, you will lose the ordinary shirt you are wearing and will find yourself wearing a Patched Shirt or a Moldy Shirt instead.

Whichever shirt you get, if you leave it on, you will not get another Halloween shirt. Nor will you get a Halloween shirt if you are wearing a pattern - probably because a pattern can't be permanently taken from you. In order to attempt to get the second Halloween shirt, you will have to put on another ordinary shirt.

You may get the second Halloween shirt at the next try or it may take several attempts. This is why it's best to have a few ordinary shirts collected for the evening. Each time that you try for a Halloween shirt while wearing an ordinary shirt, any candy or fruit/shells in your pocket will be safe.

When you have acquired both of the Halloween shirts, you will need to wear one of them as well as the Pumpkin Head in order to get the final item - the Jack-in-the-Box. The next time you refuse candy to a townie, one of your fruits or shells in your pocket will be taken in exchange for a Jack-in-the-Box. Your candy may or may not be safe. Sometimes fruit or shells will be swapped for a Jack-in-the-Box and sometimes it's the candy so if you want to keep your candy safe, ensure that you store it in your letters.

Both the Pumpkin Head and the Jack-in-the-Box make good decorative items for your house and both will sit on a table.

To prevent getting more Halloween Shirts or a Pumpkin Head you should either keep them on or change into a Complete Outfit/Look. Refusing to give candy while wearing either costume will mean that one piece of fruit or shell in your pocket will turn into a Jack-in-the-Box, which you can sell to Nook.


»»» 6.3 - Obtaining the Spooky Series:
This can only be obtained from Jack by giving him a piece of candy. If you don't give him candy, he will trick you the same as the townies do when you refuse them candy.

Although it can become difficult to locate Jack if you haven't trapped your townies, once you have located him, the process is simple. You just start a conversation and offer Jack the candy when prompted. In return, you will get one of the 12 pieces from the Spooky Series.

The best strategy is to keep one piece of candy and several fruits/shells in your pockets and extra candy/fruit/shells/ordinary shirts hidden in your letters. Having a piece of candy in your pocket and a handful of fruit/shells means that you are usually, but not always, safe when approached by a wandering townie. Most times, they will take a shell or piece of fruit from you but they could take the candy so you can choose to leave all your candy in letters.

However,if you leave all your candy safely hidden in your letters until you find the real Jack there are a couple of pitfalls:
You may have time to get the candy out of a letter because Jack doesn't approach you but a townie could come over while you empty a letter and can then take the candy off you.
You may forget to get the candy from the letter before you start to talk to Jack and since he disappears after every conversation, this will mean you have wasted an opportunity to get an item from the Spooky Series and will need to find him again.

As Jack will give you many repeats of the Spooky Series, you may end up running out of candy. However, putting on a Complete Outfit/Look and visiting a townie at home, will enable you to stock up again.

At the end of each encounter with Jack, he will disappear in a puff of smoke so you will have to search your town again in order to find him and get another piece of the Spooky Series.




»»» 7.0 - Hints & Tips:
If you are playing with your townies trapped, you can still approach them to get the 4 special Halloween items but remember to carry a gold or silver shovel with you in case you accidentally release them by kicking dirt in the hole. Your gold or silver shovel will be safe (as will all gold and silver tools) if stored in your pocket.

None of the Halloween items are available to order from Tom Nook so get as much as you need or want on the actual night.

The Jack-in-the-Box is classified as a Lucky Item by the HRA and is therefore worth 7,777 HRA points if placed in your home.

There are items other than shells and fruit that you can carry to be exchanged for a Jack-in-the-Box and there are also other items that will always be safe but if you are going to experiment, use only items that you are prepared to lose.

If possible, invite some friends round and play the event together. Not only is it easier to trap the townies when there are other people around to help but if there are 4 of you, it's easier to locate Jack if you patrol a quarter section of the town each. Throughout the night you can leave all the furniture you've accumulated to one side and try to acquire complete sets for everyone.

Don't immediately sell all of the furniture you don't want. There will be many people that don't have complete sets and if you still require some items, you can swap.

If you are storing candy on the ground in locations around the town, watch for ants everytime you pass the candies. It's a good time to catch one but remember that an ordinary net may be taken from you so leave the net on the ground after catching an ant. If you still need to donate an ant to the museum, do so immediately or at least ensure you are carrying shells and fruit as your ant can also be taken from you. You can also leave the ant in your house where it transforms into a small Ant Farm.

Leftover candy can be fed to Wendell in exchange for a pattern:
Blue or Yellow candy: Coloring Boy pattern
Green or Red candy: Coloring Girl pattern

If you think Halloween is frustrating, then Festivale in February will test your patience. During Festivale, the colour of the candy is extremely important and you will need to hand over 3 pieces of candy to acquire each item from the Pavé Series. Here too, you will receive repeats and therefore Festivale requires a huge quantity of candy. Unlike Halloween where candy is given freely, Festivale requires you to earn your candy and this makes the process extremely long. To give yourself a head start for Festivale, use some of the time during Halloween to stock up on a large amount of candy which you can save in letters at the Post Office.



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Date: Thanksgiving, fourth Thursday in November.

Time: 3pm-9pm



»»» 1.0 - Items to Collect during the Harvest Festival
During the event, you are able to collect items from the Harvest Series from a Turkey called Franklin. He will give items in exchange for Knives and Forks that you collect from Tortimer.


»»» 1.1 - Harvest Series:
Bed
Bureau
Chair
Clock
Dresser
Lamp
Mirror
Sofa
Table
TV

Rug
Wall

The furniture items can be sold for 3,333 bells each to Tom Nook and the Rug and Wall sell for 1,200 bells each.


»»» 1.2 - Extra Item:
For those collectors amongst you, a knife and fork set can also be kept as a momento of the event.

Any leftover Knife and Fork sets after the event can be sold to Tom Nook for 100 bells each.




»»» 2.0 - Background to the Eventl
At 3pm, you will find Tortimer outside of the town hall along with a couple of tables mostly filled with food, drink and plates. One of the tables however, has a large empty platter with something very crucial missing from it.

When speaking to Tortimer, initially he will talk about the Harvest Feast and tell you that if you want to do the Harvest Festival right, you need a Knife and Fork - after all, you can't eat without the proper tools. He will then give you a Knife and Fork with no further explanation. If you speak to him again, he only gives tiny hints but if you put away the Knife and Fork into an empty letter slot or the ground nearby and then speak to Tortimer, he asks you:

"Why hasn't the Feast started yet? Where's the guest of honor?! Where's the main dish?!"
It seems that the Guest of Honor, Franklin the Turkey, also happens to be the main dish missing from the empty platter and it's your job to hunt him down!




»»» 3.0 - Preparation
Harvest Festival requires no special preparation. However to obtain the items from the Harvest Series, you have to obtain a Knife and Fork from Tortimer and then give them to Franklin, the main dish, erm.....the main guest!

Since this involves a lot of wear on your grass as well as a lot of time going backwards and forwards, it is easier to get several Knife and Fork sets from Tortimer all at once. To this end you will need empty pockets and 10 empty letters in your letter slots.

The first time you approach Tortimer, he will immediately give you a Knife and Fork. Once you place these in an empty letter slot he will give you another Knife and Fork set but it will be for a particular townie. Although he will instruct you to deliver the Knife and Fork to that townie and that he will wait for you while you deliver it, DO NOT do this. Just place the Knife and Fork into another empty letter and speak to Tortimer again. The next set given to you will be for another townie. He will keep giving you a set for each townie that you have in your town irrespective of whether you have ever talked to them or not. After he has given you one set for each townie, all further sets will be for you.

You don't need to remember which cutlery sets are for which townies. This does not seem to matter.

Once you have filled up your letter slots, you can continue speaking to Tortimer for more Knife and Fork sets but you'll need to drop them on the ground each time. Make sure you drop them just outside of the acre that the Town Hall is in, otherwise Tortimer will know that you've dropped them on the ground and won't give you another set. Since the Town hall takes up quite a large part of an acre, you won't have far to go to drop the sets in the next acre but it may be useful to mark the edge of the acre with a particular flower or item.

If your pockets and letter slots are empty, you could carry 25 sets of cutlery before you  go hunting for Franklin.  This will save you a lot of time and grass wear as you can concentrate on searching for Franklin rather than having to return to Tortimer for another Knife and Fork after locating Franklin each time.




»»» 4.0 - 3pm and the Harvest Festival Feast begins......or not!
This event is just like Hide-and-Seek. Franklin can be behind a tree, a building or a sign post. He is fairly easily spotted as he's a very delicious, erm..... a very suspicious looking character wearing a straw hat. He is also very pink with blue-lilac eyelids and beak.

For those who don't have trees in their towns, don't worry - Franklin will still appear but will hide himself only behind buildings and signposts.

In heavily wooded towns, Franklin may be hard to find but you do not need to chop down any trees. When you are in the middle of an area with many trees, simply press the up button on your Wiimote and nearby trees will disappear, thus allowing you a good view.

When you find Franklin, he will be very distressed and tells you that he had thought that he had been invited to a Feast but quickly realised that he was actually the main dish for the Feast. He's therefore hiding from the Mayor and the townies.

He becomes aware that you are carrying a dreaded Knife and Fork set and worries that you intend to eat him. To bribe you into handing over the Knife and Fork, Franklin will give you an item from the Harvest Series.

Unfortunately, he seems not to be able to see the other many Knives and Forks that you are carrying so you cannot get another item from him straightaway. Instead, you have to walk away from the area and allow him to disappear. Once he has disappeared, you must set about finding him again to exchange another Knife and Fork set for another item from the Harvest Series.

It's a lot easier to play with friends as you can all take different areas of the town and then let each other know when Franklin has been found. Not only is it quicker to locate Franklin this way but, once you've found him, you are all able to approach him for an item from the Harvest Series.

If you want, you can pool your items to try for a full set for each player because just like most other special events, you can be given a lot of duplicates.

When all characters move away so that Franklin is off screen, he will then disappear and you have to find him again.




»»» 5.0 - Townies
Occasionally, Franklin will have hidden himself well - too well. If you really cannot find him, simply approach a townie and you will be prompted to hand over a Knife and Fork. In return you will be given a clue as to where Franklin is. For example, you will be told of a shady character wandering near a particular house or building. Sometimes the information is accurate and other times, Franklin won't be at that particular location but will be nearby in that acre.

Clues can be obtained from both townies in their homes and the ones wandering outside but there is a catch! Each townie will give you a clue only once in the entire evening - therefore you have a maximum of 10 clues to Franklin's whereabouts. So only ask a townie for a clue when you really have to.

When you approach a townie for a clue, ensure that you are going to act on it immediately because if you get side-tracked and forget the clue, the townie will not repeat the same clue. After getting a clue, if you still can't find Franklin or you have forgotten the clue, it is possible to get another clue from a different townie but it's a waste to use two clues for one search.

If you talk to a townie without having a Knife and Fork in your pocket first, obviously you can't get a clue. If you have Knives and Forks stored in letters and retrieve one, you won't always immediately get the option to hand it over. To get the option back, simply walk away from the townie or exit their home and then return.

Remember - if a townie has already given you a clue, they will not give you a clue again, irrespective of whether you are carrying a Knife and Fork or not.

With Franklin it doesn't matter whether you have a Knife and Fork ready when you approach him. After the conversation is over, you can either get a Knife and Fork from a letter and speak to Franklin again or if you've completely run out, you can go back to the Town Hall, stock up and return to the same place  - Franklin will stay in place until he's given you an item.




»»» 6.0 - Hints and Tips
You will get several repeats of items throughout the event, so clues from the townies can be helpful, but as you only have a maximum of 10 clues, use them wisely!

Sometimes Franklin will be easily spotted peeking out from the side of a house, a tree or a signpost. Other times he is well hidden behind a building or a house. To save you from using your clues unnecessarily, always walk behind each house and building and press the 'Up' button on your Wiimote to remove the building from view.

If you are the kind of player that doesn't talk to your townies, it's worth doing so before the Festival begins as when you need a clue and need to speak to them, they will just introduce themselves to you instead. You will either have to find another townie to give you a clue or wait until that townie walks away and then find them again to obtain the clue.

It's worth keeping a note of which townies you have already obtained a clue from and which ones you can still approach as this will also save you time and help you judge when is the best time to use up your remaining clues. Keep a note either on a piece of paper or by writing and amending a letter to yourself, which can also be used as storage.

Although the Knife and Fork appear as such while in your pocket, they appear as a paperbag when placed outside or inside your house. The paperbag can be placed on the Fireplace or a table.

Despite the fact that Thanksgiving is not widely celebrated outside of North America, the Harvest Festival will take place in all versions of the game.



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Date: 24th December

Time: 8pm-midnight



»»» 1.0 - Items to Collect on 24th December
During the evening, you are able to collect items from the Jingle Series by tracking down Jingle, the black nosed Reindeer.


»»» 1.1 - Jingle Series:
Bed
Chair
Clock
Dresser
Lamp
Piano
Shelves
Sofa
Table
Wardrobe

Carpet
Wall

All of these items can be sold to Tom Nook for 12,240 bells. The price is based on the date for Christmas Eve in the North American format - 12/24.




»»» 2.0 - Background to the Event
The fun starts at 8pm when Jingle appears in your town. He will remain until midnight and you must search your town to find him. When you find him, he will ask you two questions and your answers will determine whether you get a Carpet, a Wall or a random piece of Furniture from the Jingle Series. To get another item, you must walk away from him, thus allowing him to disappear so that you can find him again.

However, it's not as simple as it first appears as there are three difficulties:

Although easily spotted in his Santa Claus outfit, Jingle can be found outdoors and also inside the houses of townies that aren't at home. Usually you cannot enter a townie's house if they aren't there but during the Jingle event, you can search these homes.  Although the empty homes are easily seen as they don't have lights on, having to search inside as well as outside means that the search for Jingle is not as easy as it could be. Jingle will not hide in your house or in any of the other player houses whether they are occupied or not.
Jingle will give only one present to each person. So to get all 12 items of the Jingle series you have to fool Jingle into thinking you are a different person by wearing a different disguise each time you approach him.  
Jingle gives many repeats so it's not a case of finding Jingle 12 times - you will have to find him many times during the evening in order to complete your collection.




»»» 3.0 - Know your Disguises
Changing your appearance during the evening will ensure that you are different enough to fool Jingle but first you will need to know what disguises can be used.


»»» 3.1 - List of Disguises:
This is a list of items that will work as disguises. Some can be classed as an Accessory and some can be classed as Headgear. In most cases, an accessory can be combined with a piece of headgear to create a different disguise.

»»» 3.1.a - Usable Disguises - Accessories:
Roses (held in your mouth)
Glasses
Masks covering part of your face
Items that appear as Glasses when in pockets, drawers or on the ground. (Eg, beak, pacifier, doctor's mirror)

»»» 3.1.b - Usable Disguises - Headgear:
Hats
Wigs
Helmets
Feathers
Patterns used as Hats
All other Flowers (worn in the hair)
Masks covering all of your face


»»» 3.2 - Unusable Items:
These do NOT work as disguises so keep them stored away for the evening:
Tools
Shirts
Balloons
Mii Masks
Umbrellas
Pinwheels
Patterns used as shirts
Patterns used as umbrellas

NB: Although some believe that Umbrellas will work, I ran this event several times and umbrellas didn't work for me or my visitors.




»»» 4.0 - How Disguises Work
The Jingle night is certainly an event that caters for different types of players. Some players love to dress up and try on different looks, others prefer to use what they have to complete the event quickly. Both types can play this event their way.

However, there are some important points to remember for the use of disguises and knowing these may affect the way you choose to play the event:

Wearing nothing (no accessory or headgear) counts as one disguise.
Jingle only remembers the last 8 disguises you've used. This means that you only need 9 disguises in total to play the event. Once the 9 disguises are used, you simply use them again in the same sequence.
Although 9 disguises are needed, it doesn't mean you need 9 separate accessories and headgear. This is because accessories and headgear can be used separately and the majority of them can also be used in  combination with each other to create new disguises. If you are combining disguises and using them in sequence, you will need just 2 combinable accessories and 2 combinable headgear for the entire event.

Here is an example of how just 4 combinable items (2 headgear and 2 accessories) can be used to make 9 disguises:
1 - Glasses
2 - Hat
3 - Rose
4 - Pansy
5 - Glasses + Pansy
6 - Rose + Pansy
7 - Rose + Hat
8 - Glasses + Hat
9 - Wearing none of the above

Patterns used as hats are also disguises so you can use the 8 patterns you are carrying. The 9th disguise can be to wear no disguise.
Using just 9 disguises only works if you use them in the same sequence throughout the event. If you ever forget the sequence, just use flowers that have spawned in your town that day.
If you don't want to bother with sequences or patterns, ensure you have 16 accessories and/or headgear ready for the event. Keep 8 disguses in your pockets and keep another 8 somewhere in your town. Once you've used the first 8 disguises, drop them off somewhere that isn't near the second set of disguises. Having emptied your pockets of the first set of disguises, pick up the second set and use these. Once these are used, drop them off away from the first set before you pick up the first set again. Each time you use a set, you will have wiped out Jingle's memory of the previously used set. This way, you can always use the disguises in any order that you want to and not have to worry about sequences.  
Repeating the same disguises won't mean that you get the same furniture items for each disguise. The furniture presents from Jingle are completely random.

You now have to choose which method you want to use for the evening as this will determine how much preparation you need to make in advance.

The method you choose will depend on whether you prefer to play quickly as time is short or whether you adore dressing-up!




»»» 5.0 - Preparation
Preparation for this event will be based on how many disguises you want to use.


»»» 5.1 - Preparation before the day:
If you are planning to use 16 disguises because you don't want to bother with sequences, start buying accessories and headgear from the Able Sisters' Shop about 2 weeks before the event. On the day before the Jingle event, check through your drawers. If you haven't got enough disguises, check the catalogue at Nook's to see if you can order anything that you have previously owned.
No matter how many disguises you plan on using, flowers are very useful. You may intend to use disguises such as patterns in sequence but you can easily forget your sequence and having flowers available will quickly fix the problem. If you don't have many flowers in your town, you can buy some from Nook's but it's just as easy to gather the daily generated flowers for a few days before the event.
If you plan on using combinable disguises, remember not to buy full face masks or helmets as they cannot be combined with other accessories and headgear.


»»» 5.2 - Preparation on the day:
Since you have only 4 hours to obtain the Jingle Series, it's best to spend 15-20 minutes prior to 8pm to get your character and items ready.

If you have chosen to use the minimum combinable disguises, you will have 2 x accessories and 2 x headgear. Place one of each in your pocket and place the others in empty letters. It is easy to remember which combinations you've used that way.
If you have chosen to use 9 separate disguises comprising of 8-9 accessories and headgear, then place them in your pockets. Just remember to keep them in the same slots and use them in the same sequence throughout the night.
If you have chosen to use 16 disguises then in order to free up space in your pockets, it's advisable to keep half in your pockets and leave the other half in a convenient place for you to pick up later.
If want to use only patterns, edit them by putting numbers on them. That way you can tell which number you are wearing and which number is next as patterns have to be used in sequence too.
If you will be playing with friends and you have extra disguises available, leave a couple outside each of the 5 empty townie homes that Jingle is going to visit.
It's advisable to leave your letter section full of empty letters so that you have extra storage for the Jingle items there. This saves you time as won't have to unload so often.




»»» 6.0 - Obtaining Items
This event lasts for just 4 hours and in that time, you will get many duplicates from Jingle.

Although he seems to have a ''one present only'' rule when it comes to your character, Jingle doesn't seem to mind going into a townies house more than once. Very unfair!

To maximise your chances of getting all the items from the Jingle Series, you should be aware of the different ways you can play the game when alone or with friends as well as the advantages and disadvantages.


»»» 6.1 - Obtaining Items - Playing Alone:
If for any reason you find Jingle but have run out of disguises and have nothing usable in your pockets or patterns to change into, you can safely leave the house or acre that Jingle is in and return with new disguises. Jingle will stay where you left him until you get a present. This is a huge advantage as when you play with friends, very often one will get a present and leave the area before anyone else arrives, thus allowing Jingle to disappear.
If you have the type of town where flowers are everywhere, you can just use flowers all night. Even if you don't have hybrids or carnations, you still have access to 12 different flowers and since Roses are accessories and the other flowers are headgear, you can combine them for many more disguises and not have to worry about sequences. Neither do you have to worry about friends accidentally taking flowers home with them or leaving them in places where you can't easily find them.

Playing the event on your own doesn't have the social aspect but is still great fun and very enjoyable. The only real difficulty when playing alone is your race against the clock to find Jingle enough times to complete your collection of the Jingle Series.


»»» 6.2 - Obtaining Items - Playing With Friends:
You can all split up to search the town for Jingle. It saves a lot of time this way. Let each other know when and where you find Jingle. Then all of you can go to the same spot and each get a present from him. That is a maximum of 4 presents from Jingle each time he's found.
Another way to save time is to let each other know which houses you've searched so that you don't all keep searching the same ones.
  Multiple players means you can combine your presents at the end and hopefully each get a complete set of the Jingle Series.
If you are using accessories and headgear, you can swap with friends to get new disguises. It also means you are cataloging items that you may not have previously had.
If for any reason, you run out of disguises, your friends can leave to pick up more disguises from their towns for you. Also, when they return all of their previously used disguises will no longer be recognised by Jingle even if the disguises were within the last 8 that they used.  Unfortunately, if you give your recently used disguises to a friend who then leaves and returns, you still cannot use them until you've gone through the process of 9 different disguises.

If someone locates Jingle, gets a present and then leaves the area before the others get there, Jingle will disappear and you will have to find him again. The only time Jingle stays in the area is if nobody has received a present from him.
When there are just 2 or 3 of you playing and you are in the middle of getting presents from Jingle, if someone enters or exits your town, Jingle will disappear irrespective of the fact that not all of you have got a present from him.




»»» 7.0 - Answering Questions
Having tracked down Jingle, to get presents from him, you have to answer his questions. He will ask you the following:

"Say, which do you like better: things you step on or things you lean on?"
You then choose your answer from:
Things you step on!
Things you lean on!

When you choose, Things you step on! , Jingle will then ask:

"OK then, between things you step on and huge things, which do you like more?"
Your options now become:
Things you step on!
Huge things!

If you choose ''Things you step on!'' for the second question, you will get a Carpet. So from now on, always answer ''Huge Things!'' for the second question unless you want another Carpet.

Similarly, if you choose ''Things you lean on!'' in the first question, you will then be asked:

"OK, between things you lean against and huge things, which do you like more?"
Your choice of answers will be:

Things you lean on!
Huge things!

You will get the Jingle Wall by choosing ''Things you lean on! so once again, unless you want another Wall, from now on always choose ''Huge things!'' for the second question.

The 10 furniture items can be obtained by choosing ''Huge things!'' irrespective of how you answer the first question. However, the option for ''Huge Things!'' is second and it's very easy to mistakenly choose the first option many times - be careful.

To summarise:
Things you Step on + Things you Step on = Carpet
Things you Lean on + Things you Lean on = Wall
Things you Step on + Huge Things = Furniture
Things you Lean on + Huge Things = Furniture

If Jingle refuses to give you a present, you need to change your disguise. You don't need to leave the area, simply change in front of him. However if Jingle says he can't give you a present, it means your pockets are full. If you are in a house at the time, you can leave to empty your pockets and return. Jingle will remain unless someone else has already claimed a present from him. If this is the case, simply ask one of your friends to stay in the house until you return. Ensure your friend is actually in the house before you exit.

A really good way to avoid both situations and therefore avoid wasting time is to change into your next disguise immediately after getting the present from Jingle. Even if you are using patterns for disguises, quickly check your pockets too. This gives you the opportunity to see if you need to empty your pockets before you search for him again.




»»» 8.0 - Hints & Tips:
Using patterns as disguises can get complicated. If you use a pattern, you'll get a present. If you edit that pattern or swap that same pattern into another slot, you won't get a present. However, if you copy the pattern into another slot, you will get a present. To keep it simple, it's best to use the patterns you have in sequence. This is easy to do with patterns as you can make your own before the start of the event and put numbers on them. That way you will always know which number to use next.

After you get a present from Jingle, he must be off-screen in order for him to disappear. If he is outside, it means that you need to walk away until you can't see him anymore or walk into the nearest building. If he's in a house, you simply have to exit the house. The natural thing to do is to then begin your search for him by continuing in the direction you are going but often, Jingle will be back at the same place that you just left him, or very nearby. So, whenever you get a present and walk away, it is worth returning to where he has just been. This will save you a lot of valuable minutes of search time if Jingle has reappeared in the same or nearby spot.

If you've used your disguises out of sequence and need to change, don't waste any time by walking away to change your disguise. Jingle is fooled only by your disguise and never notices that you've just changed in front of him.

Sometimes Jingle will recognise you even though you are sure that you've changed into a correct disguise. This will happen when you've just got a present from him while he was outside, changed disguise, walked away and returned to check the area. In this case, he recognises you not because you changed disguise in front of him but because you didn't walk far enough away so that he was completely off screen. He therefore has not had the opportunity to disappear. In this instance, you may remain in the disguise you are wearing and walk away again to allow him to disappear. The next time you find him, your disguise will work.

When you get a present from Jingle while he is in a house, he will disappear as soon as you exit. So when you start your search for him again by checking that same house, if he is in there, you will know you can approach him for another present. When Jingle is outside however, it's not as easy to distinguish whether he's returned to the same spot again or whether you've just not walked far enough away for him to disappear. A good way of finding out whether he has remained or regenerated is to enter the nearest building after you've got a present from him. Then, walk straight back out again and if Jingle is still there, then he has regenerated and you can approach him again for a present.

None of the Jingle items are available to order from Tom Nook so get as much as you need or want on the actual night.

Don't immediately sell all of the furniture you don't want. There will be many people that don't have complete sets and if you still require some items, you can swap.

The Jingle wardrobe and dresser are particularly useful - not only are they storage items but they are also excellent for Feng Shui. Both have a count of red/green so fit very well in the south east corner of a room which requires either a red, green or best of all, a red/green item.  



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