Secret Photo Filters
When having your TPC photo taken in the photo booth, holding down either shoulder button will apply a special filter to your photograph!
Effect Code L Button Black and white Neither Color R Button Sepia tone
Contributed By: MasterPeteDiddy.
ATM Savings Rewards
Save the following amounts of bells in the ATM (located in the post office) to have a gift mailed to you.
Unlockable How to Unlock ABD Achieve a balance of 100,000,000 bells Aluminum briefcase Achieve a balance of 5,000,000 bells Box of Tissues Achieve a balance of 100,000 bells Letter Set Achieve a balance of 500,000 bells Mailman's Hat Achieve a balance of 50,000,000 bells Piggy Bank Achieve a balance of 1,000,000 bells Post-office poster Achieve a balance of 10,000,000 bells Safe Achieve a balance of 20,000,000 bells
Occasionally, when you complete certain requirements, Phineas will arrive in your town to give you a badge for accomplishments in the game. These accomplishments range from the amount of Bells saved, to how often you catch bugs, fish and sea life. Badges appear as a section of your town ID card.
Unlockable How to Unlock Amateur Turnip Trader Earn 500,000 Bells worth of profit in Joan's turnip trade. Avid Bell Saver Deposit 1,000,000 or more Bells into your savings account. Backyard Gardener Plant over 100 trees and flowers from the state of seeds or sapplings. Balloon Buster Shoot down 100 or more balloons. Balloon Hunter Shoot down 30 or more balloons. Balloon Master Shoot down 200 or more balloons. Bronze Medalist Earn 300 or more medals from the tropical island's tour games. Catalog Maniac Bronze Unlock 20% of Timmy & Tommy's shop catalog. Catalog Maniac Gold Unlock 80% of Timmy & Tommy's shop catalog. Catalog Maniac Silver Unlock 50% of Timmy & Tommy's shop catalog. Dive Master Catch 1,000 or more sea creatures. Dreamer Visit Dream Suite 50 times or more. Expert Angler Catch 2,000 or more fish. Expert Bug Catcher Catch 2,000 or more insects. Expert Shopper Purchase 2 million Bells worth of items at Timmy & Tommy's, Leif's gardening store, Abel Sisters, Kicks, GracieGrace, Redd's, or the Museum gift shop. Fish Encyclopedia Catch 80% or more of the fish specimens. Fish Maniac Catch 50% or more of the fish specimens. Gardening Specialist Plant over 500 trees from the state of seeds or sapplings. Gold Medalist Earn 5,000 or more medals from the tropical island's tour games. Good Host/Hostess Invite more than 50 other players to visit your town. Good Samaritan Help your neighbors by performing 50 favors for them. Good Shopper Purchase 500,000 Bells worth of items at Timmy & Tommy's, Leif's gardening store, Abel Sisters, Kicks, GracieGrace, Redd's, or the Museum gift shop. Goodwill Ambassador Invite more than 500 other players to visit your town. Great Host/Hostess Invite more than 200 other players to visit your town. Great Samaritan Help your neighbors by performing 100 favors for them. Happy Homer Bronze Earn 50,000 points or more from the Happy Home Academy (HHA). Happy Homer Gold Earn 150,000 points or more from the Happy Home Academy (HHA). Happy Homer Silver Earn 100,000 points or more from the Happy Home Academy (HHA). Heavy Sleeper Visit Dream Suite 200 times or more. Insect Encyclopedia Catch 80% or more of the insect specimens. Insect Entomology Complete the insect encyclopedia. Insect Maniac Catch 50% or more of the insect specimens. K.K. Slider Diehard Watch K.K. Slider perform at Club LOL on Saturday nights more than 100 times. K.K. Slider Fan Watch K.K. Slider perform at Club LOL on Saturday nights more than 20 times. K.K. Slider Fanboy/Fangirl Watch K.K. Slider perform at Club LOL on Saturday nights more than 50 times. Letter Author Mail 100 or more letters. Letter Writter Mail 50 or more letters. Master Angler Catch 5,000 or more fish. Master Bug Catcher Catch 5,000 or more insects. Master Shopper Purchase 5 million Bells worth of items at Timmy & Tommy's, Leif's gardening store, Abel Sisters, Kicks, GracieGrace, Redd's, or the Museum gift shop. Master Turnip Trader Earn 10,000,000 Bells worth of profit in Joan's turnip trade. Mr./Mrs. Sandman Visit Dream Suite 500 times or more. Neighborhood Traveler Visit a different town over 100 times. Postmaster Mail 200 or more letters. Pro Diver Catch 200 or more sea creatures. Pro Turnip Trader Earn 3,000,000 Bells worth of profit in Joan's turnip trade. Prof. of Ichthyology Complete the fish encyclopedia. Prof. of Seafood Complete the deep-sea encyclopedia. Refurbishing Beginner Refurbish 30 or more items at Re-Tail. Refurbishing Expert Refurbish 100 or more items at Re-Tail. Refurbishing Master Refurbish 200 or more items at Re-Tail. Seafood Encyclopedia Catch 80% or more of the deep-sea specimens. Seafood Maniac Catch 50% or more of the deap-sea specimens. Silver Medalist Earn 1500 or more medals from the tropical island's tour games. Skilled Angler Catch 500 or more fish. Skilled Bug Catcher Catch 500 or more insects. Skilled Diver Catch 100 or more sea creatures. Space Traveler Visit a different town over 500 times. Streetpass Beginner Get tagged via Streetpass more than 100 times. Streetpass Expert Get tagged via Streetpass more than 300 times. Streetpass Master Get tagged via Streetpass more than 1000 times. Town Concierge Help your neighbors by performing 300 favors for them. Tycoon Bell Saver Deposit 100,000,000 or more Bells into your post office savings account. Village Gardener Plant over 250 trees and flowers from the state of seeds or sapplings. Village Leader Exceed 200 hours of play time. Village of Honor Exceed 500 hours of play time. Village Representative Exceed 50 hours of play time. Wealthy Bell Saver Deposit 10,000,000 or more Bells into your savings account. Weed Buster Pull 2,000 or more weeds. Weed Hunter Pull 500 or more weeds. Weed Menace Pull 5,000 or more weeds. World Traveler Visit a different town over 250 times.
Contributed By: lj_sephiroth.
Fortune Cookie Prizes
Buy purchasing a Fortune Cookie from any of the Timmy and Tommy-owned stores, you can trade in a Lucky Ticket for any of the prizes below.
Unlockable How to Unlock 1-Up Mushroom Fortune Cookie #24 ? Block Fortune Cookie #25 Arwing Fortune Cookie #36 Bad Bro's Stache Fortune Cookie #44 Big Bro's Mustache Fortune Cookie #45 Bill Blaster Fortune Cookie #28 Block Fortune Cookie #17 Block Floor Fortune Cookie #02 Blue Falcon Fortune Cookie #34 Blue Pikmin Fortune Cookie #14 Coin Fortune Cookie #18 Fi Mask Fortune Cookie #50 Fire Bar Fortune Cookie #27 Fire Flower Fortune Cookie #20 Goal Pole Fortune Cookie #19 Green Shell Fortune Cookie #22 Hero's Boots Fortune Cookie #49 Hero's Cap Fortune Cookie #08 Hero's Clothes Fortune Cookie #03 Hero's Pants Fortune Cookie #05 Kart Fortune Cookie #32 Majora's Mask Fortune Cookie #09 Master Sword Fortune Cookie #35 Metroid Fortune Cookie #47 Midna's Mask Fortune Cookie #11 Mushroom Mural Fortune Cookie #01 Peach's Parasol Fortune Cookie #07 Pikmin Fortune Cookie #33 Pipe Fortune Cookie #26 Random Item Fortune Cookie #38 Random Item Fortune Cookie #04 Random Item Fortune Cookie #06 Random Item Fortune Cookie #30 Random Item Fortune Cookie #16 Red Pikmin Fortune Cookie #13 S.S. Dolphin Fortune Cookie #39 Samus Mask Fortune Cookie #10 Super Mushroom Fortune Cookie #21 Super Star Fortune Cookie #23 Toad Hat Fortune Cookie #12 Triforce Fortune Cookie #37 Triple Bananas Fortune Cookie #48 Triple Red Shells Fortune Cookie #31 Varia Suit Fortune Cookie #46 Varia Suit Pants Fortune Cookie #42 Varia Suit Shoes Fortune Cookie #43 Virtual Boy Fortune Cookie #40 Wii Balance Board Fortune Cookie #41 Yellow Pikmin Fortune Cookie #15 Yoshi's Egg Fortune Cookie #29
Having the opposite gender's hairstyles
After getting 15 haircuts on your gender, Harriett will offer to let you get the male hairstyles if you're female and female hairstyles if you're male.
Prizes are dependent on which mode you are playing under. Prizes for the theme challenge cannot be earned while under the standard mode and vice-versa. Speak to Lyle about changing to and from the theme challenge.
Unlockable How to Unlock Arched Golden Door Get a score 700,000 (theme challenge) Gold HHA Plaque Get a score of 70,000 Gold HHA Trophy Get a score 100,000 Gold House Model Get a score 150,000 Golden Exterior Get a score 500,000 (theme challenge) Golden Fence Get a score 900,000 (theme challenge) Golden Mailbox Get a score 1,100,000 (theme challenge) Golden Roof Get a score 300,000 (theme challenge) HHA Jacket Get a score 30,000 HHA Pennant Get a score of 20,000 HHA tee Get a score of 10,000 Silver HHA Plaque Get a score of 50,000 Silver HHA Trophy Get a score of 90,000
Nookling store upgrades
Unlockable How to Unlock Super T&T T&T Mart must have been open for 10 days, and you must have spent 25,000 bells there. Also the Gardening Store must have been open for 10 days. T&T Emporium You must have spent 100,000 bells at T.I.Y and completed 4 Gracie Fashion Checks at Satisfactory level, and T.I.Y must have been open for 30 days. T&T Mart 10 days after your town is open and the you have spent at least 12,000 bells in Nookling Junction. Also, you must have moved out of a tent. T.I.Y You must have spent 50,000 bells at Super T&T and it must have been open for 21 days.
Contributed By: Sonicfan96.
Silver & Golden Tools
These are tools in the game that you unlock.
Unlockable How to Unlock Golden Axe Talk to Leif the sloth after purchasing at least 50 tree saplings from the gardening shop. Golden Fishing Rod Talk to the fishing tournament host after catching every fish in the game. Golden Net Talk to the bug catching tournament host after catching every bug in the game. Golden Shovel Talk to Leif the sloth after purchasing at least 50 fertilizers from the gardening shop. Golden Slingshot Shoot down the present with 3 gold balloons attached to it. Golden Watering Can Talk to Isabelle after maintaining 15 days of perfect environmental conditions. Silver Axe Purchase from the island shop for 8 medals. Silver Fishing Rod Purchase from the museum's second floor extension after donating at least 30 fish. Silver Net Purchase from the museum's second floor extension after donating at least 30 bugs. Silver Shovel Purchase from the museum's second floor extension after donating at least 15 fossils. Silver Slingshot Shoot down the present with 2 silver balloons attached to it. Silver Watering Can Talk to Leif the sloth after purchasing at least 50 flower seeds from the gardening shop.
Contributed By: Supersmashmater.
Most, if not all of these require it being 10 days past the start of the game, and most will all be available in the public works list.
Unlockable How to Unlock Club LOL Have Nookling Junction upgrade for the first time, give Dr. Shrunk permission when he visits your house, and obtain signatures from other villagers. Dream Suite (Req: 7 days after game start) Talk to Isabelle when she is sleeping. Dream Suite will be added to the public works list. Fortune Teller Shop Have your fortune read (which happens whenever Katrina visits your town) 20 times. Then speak to her and the shop will be added to the works list. Garden Center Pull 30 weeds, plant 30 flowers or trees, OR water 30 plants. Kicks Spend at least 8000 bells in the Able Sisters' shop. Museum Shop Donate at least 20 items (at least one from each category) to the museum, and talk to Blathers daily; the shop will become a works project. QR Machine Talk to Sable (in the Able Sisters store; the one sewing machine)for 10 days straight and on the 11th day it will be added to the back of the store. Reset Center Turn off your 3DS without saving, and when you start up your town, Mr Resetti will say that the Reset Centre closed, then its a works project. Shampoodle Spend at least 10,000 bells in Able Sisters' or Kicks. It must be at least 10 days since Kicks was built. The Island Resort Start up the game after finishing your upgrade to a house. Tortimer will greet you at the start up; meet him at the docks. You can go one day later. The Roost Café Donate 50 items to the Museum, and have the Museum Shop already unlocked. Talk to Blathers 7 days after the Museum Shop's opening.
Like in the previous Animal Crossing games, there is a rock in each town that, if you hit it with a shovel or axe, gives out money. It only does this once per day, of course, but you can get up to 16,000 bells if you hit it enough. Every day there will be an extra rock in your town. Hit it with a shovel and it will break and reveal a different mineral. You can take these to Cyrus (once he wakes up) and use them as an additional way to make your furniture different. Or you can just sell them. Once you have the silver shovel, you have a chance of making gems come out of the money rock instead of bells. Also, you can take 3 gold gems to Cyrus and he'll make you a random piece of a special gold furniture set.
View town's history
If you sit on the ledge at your mayor planted tree after it has grown for a month and wait a few seconds, credits will roll by showing your town history.
Contributed By: castlevania_CoD.
Avoid Bee Stings Easily
To easily avoid being stung by a bee, simply press 'Start' and select 'Save and Continue.' This will refresh the environment and cancel the flying bees, avoiding the need to run into a building or to try and catch them. The beehive will still be on the ground after the save completes.
Contributed By: darkninja157.
Avoid Triggering Beehives in Trees
To shake trees for money and furniture safely without fear of getting attacked by bees, go to the Train Station and open your train gate to visitors. Beehives will not spawn when your train gate is open.
Contributed By: Nut_Nut.
Whenever the time on the clock ends in 4 (i.e. 12:34 or 8:54), a balloon may appear on one of the sides your town. This means you can get up to 6 balloon presents an hour. You must be outside for the balloon to appear.
Contributed By: ChubbyMuffin77.
Change the Club LOL Gyroids
If you go into Club LOL during the morning or afternoon before the show you can walk up on the stage. If you click A on one of the Gyroids you can choose to swap it with one in your inventory. This can give a new back beat to some of KK's songs while he is DJing or playing guitar!
Contributed By: Aleu1010.
It's possible to perform cliff dives straight from your town and into the ocean. Look carefully for a section of the cliff that doesn't have any beach area beneath it. Stand near the edge, equip the Wet Suit, and press the A button. Your character will jump off the cliff and land in the water below.
Contributed By: discoinferno84.
Easier bug and fish catching!
When hunting for a certain type of catch, such as sharks or palm tree bugs, this trick will help. Search the area where you are looking for the creature, and if it isn't there hit start and save, but continue playing. This will reset the bug and fish spawns in your game, and it only takes a few seconds.
Contributed By: kybotica.
Extra item space
Whenever you're full of items in your inventory, you can store your items inside letters, preventing you from having to come back to get whatever you missed. This gives you 10 extra item spaces, handy for selling your bug/fish load from the island.
Hit Balloon Presents with Net
If ballooned presents come from the coastal side of town, go to the cliff the rest of town is on. Before the balloon reaches the cliff, hit it with your net. Also, if the present comes from the other side of the town, as the balloon reaches the cliff it will lower allowing you to hit as well.
Skip Kapp'n's Song
While traveling to or from the Tropical Resort, while Kapp'n is singing tap the the B button rapidly. He'll suddenly stop singing and say a few things and then drop you off. This saves a lot of time.
Contributed By: SuperSensei.
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