Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Or: All Good Animals Cross to Switch)

Got Celeste and Redd tonight, funnily enough. I somehow missed him earlier. Anyway, it’s full Meteor Showers, so I’m open for an hour or two at Dodo Code 1RV7J.

Redd has fake famous and jolly paintings, if anyone’s interested.

Thank you! I finally got the Moon recipe I wanted!


I both love and dislike the monthly turnover. I found 9 new bugs and a new fish in just a couple hours this morning, which is awesome since it feels so long since I donated to the museum (since the fossil collection is complete). But, I worry that means that I’ll have very little left for the rest of the month. And Redd was docked, but I think the only painting that was real was one I already had purchased (the second repeat in the short time he’s been available).

So, excited for the new stuff, then a steep let down as I know it fades for the rest of the month.

So, are there particular visiting vendors or whatever that people are especially interested in? That I would want to give a shout here if they happen to show up for me?

As in, I had a camel selling rugs and whatnot over the weekend. Should I have mentioned?

Redd is a lucky mixture of (eventually) rare and highly useful to outsiders. As your island develops, eventually there’s about ~7-8 NPCs who will become regular daytime M-F visitors. 3 of them are there every week, guaranteed: Leif, Kicks, and Saharah. The other 4 or 5 have to vie for a random spawn in the remaining two days of the week, so it’s easy to go 2-3 weeks at a time without seeing Redd. Given that he’s also the only source of art for the museum, and that you can only buy one art piece per visit, it could take a year or more to fill out the museum if you rely on his visiting your own island only.

Saharah isn’t nearly as rare, but her wide variety of crazy wallpapers and floorings do make her tantalizing to folks. Similar with Celeste, a nighttime visitor who gives out special recipes. Those three are probably the ones folks are most commonly gonna be interested in :)

Months. 2-3 months with no Redd.

I love collecting the unique wallpapers and floors from Saharah, so yeah, I love dropping by whenever there’s an opportunity to buy those!

That said, I’m starting to get some duplicates, so would anyone here be interested in trading?

Yeah, I know the feeling. I have ideas of how they could switch things up–maybe you only get two or three species out on a given day?–but I’m sure people are used to the game how it is and wouldn’t want that to change. I just try to parcel out my fishing and bug catching so I don’t overdo it.

One thing that bugged me from older games was how the weather would change on the hour. So at 11:59 it’s raining, and then at 12:00 it suddenly stops. They still change the weather on the hour in New Horizons, but at least the rain starts slowing down before it stops on the hour. It feels much more natural that way.

I’m always on the lookout for Celeste, as I really want space recipes.

Oh, also, if your turnip prices (once that economy kicks in) are north of about 300, it’s worth a mention, and once Thursday rolls around north of 200 is worth a mention. :)

Last time Redd was on my island, he had all counterfeits. I bought one for my bedroom wall, but I still only have 3 items in the art wing of my museum…

So heads up for everyone, after logging this afternoon’s turnip prices, I am now at 95% chance for a large spike tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon. The range is between 180 and 540.

Since it will be in the afternoon, that means a good ten hours to try and open up for people if anyone needs to sell. I will post the price I ultimately get as soon as I get it (I’m EST).

My high is 122 so fingers crossed! I will water for you!

Awesome news, Hansey! Fingers crossed – I have a load of turnips that’s just designed to pad the ridiculous bank account, but my girlfriend is depending on selling her latest batch to finally get out from under Tom Nook.

Okay everyone, Isla Calma is open for business! Turnip price is 281, which is not as high as I’d hoped, but hey, it’s three times what I paid so I’m content. DODO is NC264.

A few things:

  1. Tipping is not necessary nor expected. If you feel like it, I wouldn’t mind some watering on the field of red roses on the upper cliffs in the NW… those are the only things I really need watered at this point. But if you’re just looking to jump in and out, that’s totally cool. Seriously, no big deal if you don’t feel like doing it. :)

  2. Saharah is also here today. Last I saw her she was wandering around the south beach in my southern neighborhood. (EDIT: She’s crossed the bridge and is now wandering around the beach near the swimming pool area, just west of the airport.) Only thing she had of note for me was the Misty Garden wallpaper, but I can’t recall whether I got that for bells or tickets, so I don’t know if it is guaranteed or random, I’m afraid.

  3. I left some dupe DIYs on the path between the plaza and Nook’s. Help yourself to any you need.

Feel free to explore if you want. I’ll be around, maybe afk from time to time.

EDIT 2: Also, Sterling is currently crafting a Trophy Case. It’s one of the dupe DIYs I left out, but if you don’t have this DIY, I highly recommend picking it up… it looks amazing. (And you can put things on top of it, like other trophys or whatever.) He’s been crafting all morning, so I’m not sure how much longer he’ll be doing it. Sterling lives in the north neighborhood.

I might do the turnip game anew on Sunday, but I sadly do not have any this week.

Linn is on her way. Do you need a white surfboard?

Ooh, yeah, I don’t have the white one yet! Much appreciated. :D

Your island is lovely, I love all your flower combinations. I will be stealing some of your ideas! Surfboard is in front of your house. Thank you for allowing me to visit.

Edited to add, my dress shop is selling a royal crown (1,2000,000). If of you rich folk are wanting one let me know and I’ll post a code. Saharah is here too.

Thank you! Copy whatever you like, I’ve certainly taken ideas / been inspired by all sorts of islands. Thanks for the surfboard!

Update - Sterling is no longer crafting,but Ankha is. She’s making a butter churn if that’s something you’re interested in. She lives in the south neighborhood.