Codes

  • 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!

    EffectCode
    L ButtonBlack and white
    NeitherColor
    R ButtonSepia tone

    Contributed By: MasterPeteDiddy.

Glitches

  • Tweeter/Bean glitch

    Position your character next to something (like in front of a building door) and have your friend pushing you while you are repeatedly pressing A with your Tweeter or Beans equipped. Eventually you will get pushed onto/into places you aren't supposed to be like the roof of a building, or into a river or ocean. In places where there's no corners you can dig holes to prevent yourself from sliding around while your friend pushes you.

    Contributed By: prsflnt2.

Unlockables

  • ATM Savings Rewards

    Save the following amounts of bells in the ATM (located in the post office) to have a gift mailed to you.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    ABDAchieve a balance of 100,000,000 bells
    Aluminum briefcaseAchieve a balance of 5,000,000 bells
    Box of TissuesAchieve a balance of 100,000 bells
    Letter SetAchieve a balance of 500,000 bells
    Mailman's HatAchieve a balance of 50,000,000 bells
    Piggy BankAchieve a balance of 1,000,000 bells
    Post-office posterAchieve a balance of 10,000,000 bells
    SafeAchieve a balance of 20,000,000 bells

    Contributed By: Stevewins123 and rdrcr420.

  • Badges

    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.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Amateur Turnip TraderEarn 500,000 Bells worth of profit in Joan's turnip trade.
    Avid Bell SaverDeposit 1,000,000 or more Bells into your savings account.
    Backyard GardenerPlant over 100 trees and flowers from the state of seeds or sapplings.
    Balloon BusterShoot down 100 or more balloons.
    Balloon HunterShoot down 30 or more balloons.
    Balloon MasterShoot down 200 or more balloons.
    Bronze MedalistEarn 300 or more medals from the tropical island's tour games.
    Catalog Maniac BronzeUnlock 20% of Timmy & Tommy's shop catalog.
    Catalog Maniac GoldUnlock 80% of Timmy & Tommy's shop catalog.
    Catalog Maniac SilverUnlock 50% of Timmy & Tommy's shop catalog.
    Dive MasterCatch 1,000 or more sea creatures.
    DreamerVisit Dream Suite 50 times or more.
    Expert AnglerCatch 2,000 or more fish.
    Expert Bug CatcherCatch 2,000 or more insects.
    Expert ShopperPurchase 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 EncyclopediaCatch 80% or more of the fish specimens.
    Fish ManiacCatch 50% or more of the fish specimens.
    Gardening SpecialistPlant over 500 trees from the state of seeds or sapplings.
    Gold MedalistEarn 5,000 or more medals from the tropical island's tour games.
    Good Host/HostessInvite more than 50 other players to visit your town.
    Good SamaritanHelp your neighbors by performing 50 favors for them.
    Good ShopperPurchase 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 AmbassadorInvite more than 500 other players to visit your town.
    Great Host/HostessInvite more than 200 other players to visit your town.
    Great SamaritanHelp your neighbors by performing 100 favors for them.
    Happy Homer BronzeEarn 50,000 points or more from the Happy Home Academy (HHA).
    Happy Homer GoldEarn 150,000 points or more from the Happy Home Academy (HHA).
    Happy Homer SilverEarn 100,000 points or more from the Happy Home Academy (HHA).
    Heavy SleeperVisit Dream Suite 200 times or more.
    Insect EncyclopediaCatch 80% or more of the insect specimens.
    Insect EntomologyComplete the insect encyclopedia.
    Insect ManiacCatch 50% or more of the insect specimens.
    K.K. Slider DiehardWatch K.K. Slider perform at Club LOL on Saturday nights more than 100 times.
    K.K. Slider FanWatch K.K. Slider perform at Club LOL on Saturday nights more than 20 times.
    K.K. Slider Fanboy/FangirlWatch K.K. Slider perform at Club LOL on Saturday nights more than 50 times.
    Letter AuthorMail 100 or more letters.
    Letter WritterMail 50 or more letters.
    Master AnglerCatch 5,000 or more fish.
    Master Bug CatcherCatch 5,000 or more insects.
    Master ShopperPurchase 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 TraderEarn 10,000,000 Bells worth of profit in Joan's turnip trade.
    Mr./Mrs. SandmanVisit Dream Suite 500 times or more.
    Neighborhood TravelerVisit a different town over 100 times.
    PostmasterMail 200 or more letters.
    Pro DiverCatch 200 or more sea creatures.
    Pro Turnip TraderEarn 3,000,000 Bells worth of profit in Joan's turnip trade.
    Prof. of IchthyologyComplete the fish encyclopedia.
    Prof. of SeafoodComplete the deep-sea encyclopedia.
    Refurbishing BeginnerRefurbish 30 or more items at Re-Tail.
    Refurbishing ExpertRefurbish 100 or more items at Re-Tail.
    Refurbishing MasterRefurbish 200 or more items at Re-Tail.
    Seafood EncyclopediaCatch 80% or more of the deep-sea specimens.
    Seafood ManiacCatch 50% or more of the deap-sea specimens.
    Silver MedalistEarn 1500 or more medals from the tropical island's tour games.
    Skilled AnglerCatch 500 or more fish.
    Skilled Bug CatcherCatch 500 or more insects.
    Skilled DiverCatch 100 or more sea creatures.
    Space TravelerVisit a different town over 500 times.
    Streetpass BeginnerGet tagged via Streetpass more than 100 times.
    Streetpass ExpertGet tagged via Streetpass more than 300 times.
    Streetpass MasterGet tagged via Streetpass more than 1000 times.
    Town ConciergeHelp your neighbors by performing 300 favors for them.
    Tycoon Bell SaverDeposit 100,000,000 or more Bells into your post office savings account.
    Village GardenerPlant over 250 trees and flowers from the state of seeds or sapplings.
    Village LeaderExceed 200 hours of play time.
    Village of HonorExceed 500 hours of play time.
    Village RepresentativeExceed 50 hours of play time.
    Wealthy Bell SaverDeposit 10,000,000 or more Bells into your savings account.
    Weed BusterPull 2,000 or more weeds.
    Weed HunterPull 500 or more weeds.
    Weed MenacePull 5,000 or more weeds.
    World TravelerVisit 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.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    1-Up MushroomFortune Cookie #24
    ? BlockFortune Cookie #25
    ArwingFortune Cookie #36
    Bad Bro's StacheFortune Cookie #44
    Big Bro's MustacheFortune Cookie #45
    Bill BlasterFortune Cookie #28
    BlockFortune Cookie #17
    Block FloorFortune Cookie #02
    Blue FalconFortune Cookie #34
    Blue PikminFortune Cookie #14
    CoinFortune Cookie #18
    Fi MaskFortune Cookie #50
    Fire BarFortune Cookie #27
    Fire FlowerFortune Cookie #20
    Goal PoleFortune Cookie #19
    Green ShellFortune Cookie #22
    Hero's BootsFortune Cookie #49
    Hero's CapFortune Cookie #08
    Hero's ClothesFortune Cookie #03
    Hero's PantsFortune Cookie #05
    KartFortune Cookie #32
    Majora's MaskFortune Cookie #09
    Master SwordFortune Cookie #35
    MetroidFortune Cookie #47
    Midna's MaskFortune Cookie #11
    Mushroom MuralFortune Cookie #01
    Peach's ParasolFortune Cookie #07
    PikminFortune Cookie #33
    PipeFortune Cookie #26
    Random ItemFortune Cookie #16
    Random ItemFortune Cookie #06
    Random ItemFortune Cookie #30
    Random ItemFortune Cookie #04
    Random ItemFortune Cookie #38
    Red PikminFortune Cookie #13
    S.S. DolphinFortune Cookie #39
    Samus MaskFortune Cookie #10
    Super MushroomFortune Cookie #21
    Super StarFortune Cookie #23
    Toad HatFortune Cookie #12
    TriforceFortune Cookie #37
    Triple BananasFortune Cookie #48
    Triple Red ShellsFortune Cookie #31
    Varia SuitFortune Cookie #46
    Varia Suit PantsFortune Cookie #42
    Varia Suit ShoesFortune Cookie #43
    Virtual BoyFortune Cookie #40
    Wii Balance BoardFortune Cookie #41
    Yellow PikminFortune Cookie #15
    Yoshi's EggFortune Cookie #29

    Contributed By: Lillym1000 and Zerukin.

  • 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.

    Contributed By: WoIfOfLight, NozawaJess, and lucazlt.

  • HHA Prizes

    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.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Arched Golden DoorGet a score 700,000 (theme challenge)
    Gold HHA PlaqueGet a score of 70,000
    Gold HHA TrophyGet a score 100,000
    Gold House ModelGet a score 150,000
    Golden ExteriorGet a score 500,000 (theme challenge)
    Golden FenceGet a score 900,000 (theme challenge)
    Golden MailboxGet a score 1,100,000 (theme challenge)
    Golden RoofGet a score 300,000 (theme challenge)
    HHA JacketGet a score 30,000
    HHA PennantGet a score of 20,000
    HHA teeGet a score of 10,000
    Silver HHA PlaqueGet a score of 50,000
    Silver HHA TrophyGet a score of 90,000
  • Museum Shop Items

    If you already have the second floor in the museum unlocked, new items will be available for sale in the museum gift shop after making a certain number of donations to the museum. Donate each of the following to unlock these items for sale.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Dig-Site FloorDonate 30 fossils
    Dig-Site WallDonate all fossils
    Jungle FloorDonate at 50 insects
    Jungle WallDonate all insects
    Museum ModelComplete the museum
    Paintball FloorDonate 20 works of art
    Paintball WallDonate all works of art
    Silver NetDonate at 30 insects
    Silver RodDonate 30 fish
    Silver ShovelDonate 15 fossils
    Underwater FloorDonate 50 fish
    Underwater WallDonate all fish

    Contributed By: turtle4apple.

  • Nookling store upgrades

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Super T&TT&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 EmporiumYou 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 Mart10 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.YYou 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.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Golden AxeTalk to Leif the sloth after purchasing at least 50 tree saplings from the gardening shop.
    Golden Fishing RodTalk to the fishing tournament host after catching every fish in the game.
    Golden NetTalk to the bug catching tournament host after catching every bug in the game.
    Golden ShovelTalk to Leif the sloth after purchasing at least 50 fertilizers from the gardening shop.
    Golden SlingshotShoot down the present with 3 gold balloons attached to it.
    Golden Watering CanTalk to Isabelle after maintaining 15 days of perfect environmental conditions.
    Silver AxePurchase from the island shop for 8 medals.
    Silver Fishing RodPurchase from the museum's second floor extension after donating at least 30 fish.
    Silver NetPurchase from the museum's second floor extension after donating at least 30 bugs.
    Silver ShovelPurchase from the museum's second floor extension after donating at least 15 fossils.
    Silver SlingshotShoot down the present with 2 silver balloons attached to it.
    Silver Watering CanTalk to Leif the sloth after purchasing at least 50 flower seeds from the gardening shop.

    Contributed By: Supersmashmater.

  • Unlockable Locations

    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.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Club LOLHave 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 ShopHave 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 CenterPull 30 weeds, plant 30 flowers or trees, OR water 30 plants.
    KicksSpend at least 8000 bells in the Able Sisters' shop.
    Museum ShopDonate 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 MachineTalk 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 CenterTurn 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.
    ShampoodleSpend at least 10,000 bells in Able Sisters' or Kicks. It must be at least 10 days since Kicks was built.
    The Island ResortStart 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 CaféDonate 50 items to the Museum, and have the Museum Shop already unlocked. Talk to Blathers 7 days after the Museum Shop's opening.

Easter Eggs

  • Magic Rocks

    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.

    Contributed By: ultimatemrbl98 and DeviantSniper.

  • 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.

Secrets

  • 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.

  • Balloon Frequencies

    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.

  • Cliff Diving

    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. Also, if your having a bad day or have a King Tut mask, you can jump in to rivers. How? I'll tell you. Find a corner to the river. make 2 holes and make sure they are one hole apart. Right now, you cant get in. So put a item in either one. Then go in the middle, turn around without moving, then dig it out. While your character shows you what you dug up, the back round will start to glitch and shake around. Put the item back and you will start. Then, you run at a angle which makes dust particles at your feat (Remember, you have to have a King Tut mask or be having a bad day to trip). Then you will trip in to the river, and you will be able to walk around in the river just like your on the ground (No water particles will appear). Warning: If you walk on the sides or up a bridge, you will do a magic jump up onto the ground or bridge.

    Contributed By: discoinferno84 and Zs497.

  • 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.

    Contributed By: matt2325 and Kelsey619.

  • 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.

    Contributed By: AskaLangly and mnemeth2005.

  • 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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