Animal crossing tips

Alien invasion

If players are awake on Saturdays at 3:33 a.m, the game has a little secret. If players sit in front of a TV at the right time on the right day, Animal Crossing has a really cool surprise for them - an alien invasion, or so it seems. The aliens will speak their language and perhaps warn players of their impending arrival. It's a really cool and scary feature for players who enjoy that sort of thing.

Demon dogs

In keeping with the scary theme from the first Animal Crossing secret here, this one is also a bit frightening, but cool nonetheless. When players interact with the doghouse furniture item, which is craftable, they are met with frightening red eyes and a ferocious growl.


Perhaps the most popular monster of all-time, Godzilla can be purchased as a "monster statue" from Nook's Cranny. When placed, this statue has an interesting interaction option. The feared Titan can breathe fire when interacted with. This is a really great little Easter egg for fans of Animal Crossing and Warner Brothers' MonsterVerse.

Shopping after hours

While Nook's Cranny closes at 10 p.m. and the Nook boys will kick players out after that, the Able Sisters Tailor Shop does not. Many players might think they close when it becomes closing time, but they won't kick them out at any point.

Fishing after it rains

Fishing after it has rained on the island will increase the chances of finding rare fish. These are great for donating to the museum or bringing in a lot of bells. Fishing after it rains and even while it rains can get players some really rare fish. What are some other secrets, tips and tricks for players to try out in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

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If you shake a tree and bees come out and you're not good with the net or near a house...

Just press Start, then choose Save and Continue, and presto! Bees are gone. I'm sure many know this already but I thought I would share anyway :)

Try playing the game with headphones, it'll make you appreciate it in a new way.

How to set the time as precisely as possible.

The way I do it is like this:First, I go to "". Then I open ACNL, go to the time settings, and set the clock one minute ahead of the government time WITHOUT pressing continue. After that, I wait until the time on the website is about to reach the next minute. A split second before the government time changes to my ACNL time, I press continue. Now the time should be almost exactly synced up to the real world's time!NOTE - The ACNL time changes as soon as you press continue, not when you press OK on the prompt Isabelle gives you afterward.

Dropping Unwanted Eaten Fruit.

Not sure if I'm late to the party with this but I just found out today that if you sit on a toilet then you "drop" all fruit you have currently eaten... Genius move Nintendo