Every AC:WW 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) 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 common structures.
At first your house will be quite small, the roof color depends on the color you
pick for your DS layout. The location depends on where you say you like living to
Kapp'n at the beginning, for example if you say you like living near the museum,
you will live near the museum! Inside you have your small downstairs where you can
put furniture, and then an upstairs, where you can lie on your bed and save. After
you start the game, and are introduced to your house, Tom Nook will give you your
first mortgage, every time you pay off a mortgage your house will be upgraded, until
you reach the full 'mansion' style, where you wont have to pay any more mortgages!
Your house can be totally customized with wallpapers, carpets and furniture. Every
room except the 'attic' can be furnished!
Tom Nook's Store
9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Nook 'N Go: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.)
Residents in Charge: Tom Nook, Tommy and Timmy
At first Tom Nooks store will be called 'Nook's cranny' and will only have a few
items in everyday, but as you spend more money he will upgrade. Here is a list of
how much you need to spend to get the next upgrade:
25000 bells- Nook 'n' go
Total of 65000 bells- Nook way
Total of 240000 bells and have a friend visit your town- Nookingtons
When a shop upgrades it's interior expands, and more items are available at one
time. When you have Nookingtons, paint is sold, so you can change the color of your
roof at any time, 1 of 16 colors will be available everyday. Nookingtons also includes
a hair salon, where you can get your hair style and color changed for 3000 bells.
The first three stores are only one floor, but Nookingtons has two, on the first
floor tools, paper, medicine and plants can be bought and on the second paint, furniture
and wallpaper/carpets can be bought. On the top floor you will be 'served' by Tommy
and Timmy Nook.
The entrance to the hair salon 'shampoodle' is at the back of the first floor. If
you get one of all kind of haircut you may then get a style from the other gender,
e.g. if you are a boy you can get a girls haircut. Nook also has a points system,
for every item you buy you gain points, the more expensive the item, the more points
that are gained, When you earn a certain amount of points you earn a store discount
and you receive a model of a nook store. Here is a list of the points needed to
get a model and a discount:
You can check your points balance by going up to the points machine and pressing
'A' or tapping it, then selecting balance inquiry.
If you talk to any of the Nooks (that includes Tommy and Timmy) you get a list of
If you want to get some money, select 'I want to sell', then using the stylus drag
the items you want to sell from your inventory to the blue area, then click confirm
to here the offer.
If you want to sell select 'we have a deal' then you will receive the money and
lose the items.
If you decide you don’t want to sell you can select quit on the
inventory screen, or 'no, thanks' after the offer. The second option is
your catalog; select it to get a list of all the items you have ever
bought/owned. Along the left side you have the groups, the leaf is
furniture, the second is wallpaper, the third is carpets, the top is
clothes, the umbrella is your umbrellas, the hat is accessories and
hats, the paper is paper, the 'wooden' looking block are your nebuloids
etc (dug up from ground; not orderable) and the skull are fossils (dug
up from ground; not orderable). In the middle of your screen is the
list of items, drag down the green circle to look up and down at the
list, and select any item you want to order, it will display the price
of the item, and a picture of it on the top screen. Click the trolley
icon to buy the item, or select quit to exit the catalog. If you order
an item it will arrive in approximately a day attached to a letter off
The last option
is turnip prices, select it to see how much Tom will buy turnips for
that day, this price will randomly rise and fall, so sell them at a
good time! Turnips can be bought off Joan every Sunday before 12PM. So
try and sell them for more than you bought them! Note: Turnip prices do not affect the selling
price of a red turnip; the price of a red turnip depends on its size.
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Residents in Charge: Copper and Booker
Inside the town gate you will find Booker and Copper, Booker, the dog on the left
is in charge of anything town related, to find out if anyone special is in town
select ‘what’s new?’ also to get free items from the lost and found select something
lost to get the item screen of lost items. Drag any you want into your inventory
to claim them!
You can also change the design on the flag outside the town gate, when you select
‘change flag’ you will get the option to delete the current pattern and use a different
one by choosing ‘use this’ or swap the patterns by choosing ‘swap it!’ (this is
similar to the patterns in the Ables shop) or you can cancel by choosing forget
If you select where am I, you will get the option to hear an explanation of the
town flag, lost items or when someone special is in your town.
The dog on the left is Copper; he handles anything to do with wi fi or visiting
another town. To issue yourself a friend code you need WiFi and then select friend
code, again, to hear an explanation of everything select where am I!
If you wish to open your gates to invite someone select ‘invite guests’ you can
then select weather or not you want them to visit through DS to DS or WiFi, or if
you want to visit someone select ‘I wanna go out’ then choose weather you want to
visit through DS or wi fi. To do anything WiFi related you need a WiFi connector
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Residents in Charge: Blathers, Celeste and Brewster
There are many rooms to the museum. In the main entrance you will find Blathers. Talk
to him and select ‘donate’ to donate any bugs, fish, paintings or fossils.
If you want a fossil checked without donating it, select check a fossil and give
it to him, he will identify it and return it. Once identified Nook will pay money
for it, if its not identified its worth nothing! If you want to donate something
that you are unsure has already been donated, select Exhibits to get a quick list
of everything in the museum, switch between bugs, fossils, fish and paintings by
tapping the icons at the bottom of the list, when you are done select quit to get
a short announcement from Blathers on how good the collection is and to exit that
screen. If you wish to hear the long story about the museum, choose 'Where am I?'
From his main menu. From the main lobby you will see six doors to go through (not
including the exit at the back).
The bottom right door leads to the aquarium where you can see all the donated fish.
The room in front of the aquarium is the fossil collection where you can view all
the dinosaur skeletons and donated pre-historic items. At the top is the insect room
where all the donated bugs and insects are displayed.
Off to the left you can view the painting gallery, which will remain uncompleted
for quite a while!
Up the stairs you can talk to Celeste about your town’s observatory. Talk to her
to get a rather small menu. Select where am I for a description, or ‘you’re cute’
to get an angry reply of ‘just look through the telescope.’ Constellations are the
joined groups of starts you see at night on the top screen of your DS. If people
visit your town when it is night at your town they will be able to see them as well!
Stand in front of the telescope and tap it or press ‘A’ to get some more options
from Celeste, to create or modify a constellation select ‘constellations,’ to view
the constellations made or to check when they are visible select ‘stargazing.’ If
you want to erase one of the constellations made select erasing!
Go back down the stairs into the main lobby and then down the stairs in the bottom
left corner to go down to ‘the roost. ’ This is the café, sit on the high seat to
get the option of buying a cup of coffee for 200 bells. Like Sable from the Able
sisters shop, at first Brewster (the pigeon that works at the roost) will be unsure
of you and not be very conversational, buy a cup of coffee every day for a while
and eventually he will ask you if you like milk in your coffee and be more talkative
to you. Occasionally on the high seat next to the wall you will find Rover the cat
or Phyliss from the town hall sitting there. To talk to them stand behind them and
tap them, Rover will be quite polite, but Phyliss tends to tell you to leave her
alone. On Saturdays come to the roost after 8 o’clock to find Totakeke (K.K. Slider,)
talk to him to request a song, or hear a random one, after he plays and the credits
finish he will give you the song free, go to your home and insert it into your tape
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Residents in Charge: Pelly and Phyllis
You will probably visit the town hall quite a lot, wether it’s to mail a letter
or pay off your mortgage. During the day you will find Pelly working their, but
Phyllis takes over the night shift. You will always find the bulletin board outside
on the left of the town hall, this is where you can write something or you can read
about up-coming town events or other random things like the ‘talking to myself’
On the inside there is the recycle bin to the right, any items residents no longer
want are normally found here, you can take anything out of it or discard your own
junk like tires you may have fished out of the stream/sea. On the floor at the front
you can see two mats, one green with a house on and a red one with a letter on.
Stand on one of them to be served for that particular part. The green mat area represents
your civic center. Talk to Pelly/Phyllis to get the option menu. If you select ‘the
environment’ you will receive a comment that reflects how tidy your town is. To
get perfect status you will need plenty of trees and flowers, you will find Phyliss
gives you a better idea of what you need to do to improve your town as she is more
‘rude’ about it. If you select ‘town tunes’ from the menu you can change the town
tune, which is heard every time you talk to someone or when the town bell chimes
on the hour. If you want to ‘donate’ to Boondox, an apparently poor town you can
select donate from the menu, if you donate a certain amount you will receive letters
from Boondox and sometimes a feather accessory for your hair. For more information and tips on
donating, please visit the Boondox Donation guide.
If you want to move a character from one game card to another you can select ‘im
moving’ then make sure the other game card is set in immigration mode which is accessible
from the main game menu. If you move you cannot take any of your items or music
and your WiFi settings are erased!
Now onto the red mat! This acts as the town post office; from here you can save
any letters you want to permanently keep by selecting ‘save a letter’ and using
the stylus to drag them from your inventory to the save slots, or you can mail any
letters you have written by selecting ‘mail a letter’ and dragging them into the
send slots and selecting confirm. You can also select ‘deposit’ to pay off some
of your mortgage, this will probably one of your main uses in the town hall, when
the pay screen opens you can select how much you wish to pay, it also displays how
much you have left. This option disappears once all of your mortgages are paid.
Finally you can select ‘access account’ to save or withdraw any bells you have;
this becomes really useful when you have too much money as you can earn prizes by
saving up a total of bells.
Box of Tissues Save 1,000,000 bells.
Pelly's Pic Save 100,000,000 bells.
Phyllis's Pic Save 500,000,000 bells.
Piggy Bank Save 10,000,000 bells.
Town Hall Model Save 999,999,999 bells.
Obviously you cannot withdraw any bells if they aren’t any saved, so you will have
to select save to add them to your account, this Is the same as depositing bells
to Nook, select how much you want to save and select confirm! Back to
Resident in Charge: Redd
Redd sells some items that aren’t available at Nook’s shop. He will always have
three items in stock when he visits; 2 furniture items and a painting. Without talking
to Lyle, Redd will appear on a random day of the week. If Lyle visits, he will stand
outside your house, and temporarily follow you as you walk around. Talk to him and
he will ask you what day you would like Redd to visit. When Redd comes for the first time
you will not be able to get in because you didn’t receive a password off him in advance.
What to do? Why talk to your residents of course! Eventually one of them will tell you the
password. Head back to Redd's tent, which is always situated outside the town hall, and
enter the password (all passwords are case sensitive).
Once in you will have to pay a one time fee of 3000 bells to become his new ‘cousin’
before he will let you buy anything. Once you become part of his ‘family’ you will
receive a letter with his password in advance every time he is coming (the password
changes every time). Redd also charges higher prices than Nook would for his items!
The ‘Redd only items’ that can only be bought from him give you an HRA score boost
and cannot be bought from Nook (unless you order them after buying them).
The paintings he sells can also be donated to the museum gallery, but completing
the gallery will be a challenge because most of the time the paintings are FAKE!
This means they are pretty much worthless, as Nook only buys them for 10 bells,
to get 100 bells for a fake painting you will have to buy the insurance of Lyle.
To determine if a painting is fake or not you will have to give it to Blathers or
check your catalog. If the painting is added to the catalog it means it is real!
Q: “Ask and you shall” A: “be charged”
Q: “An open wallet” A: “is often empty”
Q: “Bottom dollar” A: “top dog”
Q: “Cat's away” A: “mice shop”
Q: “Courage is nice” A: “cash is freedom”
Q: “Crazy Redd” A: “is 35”
Q: “Even robbers” A: “have safes”
Q: “Fan in one hand” A: “cash in other”
Q: “Foot in the door” A: “eye on prize”
Q: “For my fans” A: “shop here again”
Q: “Get an education” A: “or win it big”
Q: “Give 2 cents” A: “ask for change”
Q: “Golden ingots?” A: “Redd's bells”
Q: “Head in the sand” A: “find something”
Q: “Honest souls” A: “can be bought”
Q: “Hot and cold” A: “money makes it”
Q: “I'm all alone” A: “but I have cash”
Q: "Life Expectancy" A: "Redd is 35"
Q: “Look at People” A: “wallets full”
Q: “Neighbor raccoon” A: “one ugly fellow”
Q: “No flowers” A: “just cash”
Q: “No Money” A: “means no fun”
Q: “Roses have” A: “high prices”
Q: “Rough childhood” A: “lax adulthood”
Q: “Someone to wed” A: “no way Nook”
Q: "Spoiled rotten" A: "bean curd"
Q: “Talk is cheap” A: “so is Redd”
Q: “Thankless task” A: “goes unpaid”
Q: “The grass is greener” A: “on my side”
Q: “The pen” A: “is cheaper”
Q: “Tom Nook” A: “one ugly fellow”
Q: “Top Dollar” A: “top dog”
Q: “Turn back” A: “what'd you miss”
Q: “What smells?” A: “bean curd.”
Q: “What's fabulous” A: “is inside”
Q: “What's inside” A: “is fabulous”
Q: “When the cat's gone” A: “mice shop”
Q: “Why buy the cow” A: “buy milk here!”Back to Top