|Every Animal Crossing
town is exactly the same size and all of the towns share the
same basic structures. Although the layout of your town may
differ from your friends' towns they all have the same buildings
that are shown here in this guide. Check your town map (given to you by Tom Nook at the beginning of the game or by Copper when visiting another town) to find where these familiar structures are located. There are some places you may
want to memorize the location of very quickly (Tom Nooks and
Post Office) because you will find that you visit them often.
Use the map to the right to familiarize yourself with these
||Home sweet home, your crib, your
humble abode, or whatever you want to call it. It's basically
the place you will end up storing all your useless junk. The
best thing about your home is that it's yours to do whatever
you want with. You can change the color of your roof, decorate
it with eclectic furniture, display your patterns on your door
for all your friends to see, or just be a total slob (if you
don't mind getting a low HRA score). Your house will eventually
undergo 4 upgrades. The bigger your house, the more useless
junk you can store. Your home is also your saving place. You
must talk to the Gyroid that is outside your door to save your
progress. Don't forget to do this before shutting off your game
or you will get a not-so-friendly visit from Mr. Resetti.
9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(Nook 'N Go: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.)
||Residents in Charge: Tom Nook, Tommy and
Tom Nook is the businessman that runs the local shop. This
entrepreneurial raccoon makes his living selling furniture
and other knickknacks that no true Animal Crossing collector
can do without. You will spend a lot of time either buying,
selling or getting codes from Tom Nook. Be sure you memorize
where his shop is because you will find yourself going there
quite often and it's best if you know the shortest way to
When you first start the game Nook grants you a loan to get
started. Eventually you will pay off your loan and Nook will
offer an upgrade to your house. Your house will undergo 4
size upgrades and each time Nook will give you an advance
on the construction costs. As you payoff your debt to Nook
he will upgrade his store with the money he earned from all
the interest and inflated expenses he charged you. As his
store grows the selection of items grows. Nook will also hold
an occasional sale to show his gratitude towards his favorite
patron. You can find one of a kind items at Nooks sales such
as pinwheels, balloons and grab bags.
Nook isn't as money hungry as he may seem. For every major
purchase you make Nook will give you a raffle ticket to use
in his monthly raffle. The raffle is held on the last day
of every month and usually has some very hard to find items.
The more you buy the more chances you have at winning. Keep
in mind that the raffle tickets are good only for the month
in which you received them. You cannot carry them over to
the next month's raffle so spend them while you have them!
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||Resident in Charge: Porter
All Aboard! You can't stay cooped up in your town forever.
Have you ever wondered what your friend's town looks like?
Well then, take a trip. Hop on the train and visit your friend's
town. Turnip prices may be lower there or you may be able
to sell the ones you have at a higher price. Tom Nook's store
(the ubiquitous Tom Nook seems to have a monopoly on the retail
market) in your friend's town may have a different selection
of furniture. Your friend's town may have a different native
fruit. There are many reasons to travel to new and exciting
places and the only way to get there is via the Train Station.
There are 15 different types of Train Stations and the type
of Train Station you have will determine what type of Train
Station model you get later on in the game.
At the Train Station a monkey named Porter will greet you.
Eerily enough the train conductor looks identical
to Porter. Long lost brother perhaps? While on your trip you
may run into a couple of friendly faces. Once in a while you
will run into a freak show named Blanca. This is your chance
to show off some of your artistic skills (or lack thereof).
Blanca will ask you to give her a new face. Always wanted
a villager that looks like Groucho Marx? Well, now is your
Be sure to visit the Train Station every Saturday night between
8 p.m. and Midnight to jam with your favorite traveling musician
Totakeke (K.K. Slider). He will accept requests and play you
tunes to get those feet moving!
If you're ever bored with the humdrum of your town and want
to see new and exciting faces head down to your Train Station
and take a trip. There's a whole new world out there! Back
Residents in Charge: Copper and Booker
Since there aren't any real laws in Animal Crossing the Police
Station acts as an information center and lost and found.
Sometimes you will notice that items you buried suddenly went
missing. These items usually turn up at the Police Station.
You can sometimes find stuff that your fellow villagers have
lost. Booker is gullible and will believe you if you say the
lost items are yours.
Copper is always up to date on the current and upcoming events.
If there are any special visitors coming to your town he will
know when they are coming. If there are any special visitors
currently in your town he will know where to find them. Talk
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|| Resident in Charge: Blathers
At first your Museum is empty (don't ask who funded a Museum
with no collection), but soon your local Museum will have
a collection that will even rival the Louvre. Ok, well maybe
that's going too far. It will, however, be a place to showcase
some of the cool things you find in Animal Crossing. The museum
is separated into 4 collections: Fossils, Insects, Fish, and
Art. If you have any fish, insects, or artwork that you would
like to donate simply talk to Blathers and he will accept
any kind donations you have to offer. Fossils are a bit different.
You must send any fossils you find to the Museum within a
letter for inspection. They will send the specimen back to
you with a complete analysis on what type of fossil you have
found. You can then bring in your specimen to Blathers to
donate. Once you have completed all the collections you will
receive a Museum Model in the mail. Back to
|| Residents in Charge: Pelly,
Phyllis, and Pete
Everybody loves getting mail. Your fellow villagers are no
exception. You can write and send letters to your fellow villagers
via the town Post Office. However, you can only send mail
to villagers within your own town (the Post Office hasn't
figured out that there's a train that goes to other towns).
Any time you want to pay off some of your debt to Tom Nook
you must do so at the Post Office. Once you have paid off
all of your debts you can save money in your savings account.
The Post Office will reward you with special rare items when
you've saved up enough money. You will get a box of tissue
for saving 1,000,000 Bells, a piggy bank for saving 10,000,000
Bells, a mailbox for 100,000,000 Bells, and a Post Office
model for saving 999,999,999 Bells. This may seem like an
unreasonable goal, but you will soon find it's not as hard
as it looks.
The Post Office is also home to your local ETM. If you have
a Gameboy Advance, an e-Reader and Animal Crossing e-Cards
you can scan them in at your local ETM and you will receive
a nice letter from one of the Animal Crossing characters along
with a piece of furniture. Be careful when you visit the Post
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|| The Wishing Well is the place to get info
on the status of your town and also doubles as a meeting area
for special events. In order to get the Golden Axe you must
keep your town in tip-top shape for 2 straight weeks. The
Wishing Well will tell you how your town is doing. If it tells
you that a certain acre is amiss you should hightail it over
there and fix it up proper. Usually it means that there are
too many or too few trees. Flowers do not factor into the
On certain special events the Wishing Well acts as a gathering
place and is usually where you will find Tortimer. Make sure
you check the Wishing Well during these times to talk to Tortimer.
Most of the time he will give you a memento of the occasion,
which is usually a rare gift not found elsewhere. Back
24 Hours. Emptied
every Monday and Thursday at 6:00 a.m.
|| Ever wondered what to do with your old raffle
tickets or trash that you fished out of the lake? Take it
to the Dump and let the trash crew deal with it. Tom Nook
will usually take your unwanted junk off your hands at no
cost, but he's not open 24 hours and sometimes you just don't
feel like going through the hassle of talking to Nook. That's
what the Garbage Dump is for. Your fellow villagers also use
the dump to get rid of any unwanted stuff. Sometimes you can
find some real gems there that your fellow villagers, for
some reason or other, did not want. So make sure you stop
by your local Dump and check out what's there and ignore your
friends that say trash digging is for Hobos. Back
7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
|| Residents in Charge: Sable
and Mabel Able
Sable and Mabel Able are the town's Tailors and the place
where you can create your own patterns. They will charge you
a small fee to produce your own patterns, but if you have
a Gameboy Advance and a link cable you can use their services
for free. Not only that, but you can download the program
to your GBA and create patterns on the go. You can use your
patterns on clothes, your door, signs, walls, floors, umbrellas,
or even the flag on your island. Sometimes you'll even see
your fellow villagers wearing your designs. You can only hold
eight designs at a time, but you can save up to 96 different
designs at the Able Sister's Shop. You can even use our Pattern
Maker to show off your patterns to your fellow ACC users.
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| Most of the year the lighthouse is run by
Tortimer, but during the Winter he will go on vacation and
ask you to watch over it. If you do a good job during Tortimer's
week long vacation you will receive a box of chocolates and
a lighthouse model. Back
| Have you ever wondered about that tune that
plays when you enter buildings? That tune you hear is your
Town Melody and it can be changed at the Melody Board outside
the Post Office. You can keep the default one, create your
own, or use special e-Reader cards to change
the melody using an e-Reader and a Gameboy Advance. Show off
your creativity or use some tunes created by your fellow ACC
users at our Town Tunes section.
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