Animal Crossing: Wild World Fossil Guide
Written by Nfan13


Table of Contents
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I. Introduction
II. Frequently Asked Questions
III. The Fossils
IV. Museum Exhibits
V. Fossils with Neighbors
     Va. Flea Market
     Vb. Letters
     Vc. Task
VI. Fossils with Tom Nook
VII. Wi-Fi Information
VIII. Thanks
IX. Legal Stuff
X. Version History
XI. Contact
XII. Closing


I. Introduction
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     I am making this guide on account of fossils. In both the GCN and the DS
version, what this guide is about, I fallen in love with fossils. They are a
great way to make money and kind of like playing the lottery. I've always been
interested in dinosaurs and archaeology, so I found this feature to be a
pleasant surprise. Please take your time to enjoy this guide and use it as
reference for any questions you might have. If you have any unanswered 
questions or concerns, feel free to talk to me on the message boards, my name
is Nfan13, or e-mail me at Nnfan125@aim.com. Please make sure to put AC:WW
as the subject otherwise your mail will be deleted. I won't be able to
answer every e-mail so please keep this in mind as I don't want an 
overflow of e-mails. You can also IM me on AIM. My sn in spanieldk.
Thanks and remember to enjoy.


II. Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: What are fossils and how do I find them?
A: Fossils are items you dig out from the ground at small star-shaped symbols
and in their original state must be identified by Blathers in the museum before
they are of much use. After that, you can donate them to the museum if you have
already donated the one you have, sell them to Tom Nook, display them in your 
house, or give them to a neighbor. Please note however that there are other
items buried underground, so pay attention to what you dig up!

Q: How often can I find fossils?
A: On average, you can find three fossils in your town per day. However, if
your 
town is overrun with weeds or covered with patterns, this leaves less stops for
a fossil to be underground (a fossil can't be under rocks, where a flower or
tree is, etc.) and you may not find some or any that day.

Q: You said you could display them in your house. Do they count for HRA points?
A: Yes, a display fossil, such as a dinosaur egg or amber, is worth 300 points.
A skeleton fossil, such as a T-Rex skull or apato torso, is worth 1,000 points.

Q: Do I need any tools to dig up fossils?
A: Just a shovel or golden shovel. Having a golden shovel does not affect what
kind of fossils you dig up and a normal shovel can be bought from Tom Nook's
store.

Q: Do I have to mail in my fossils like in the GCN version?
A: Nope, just talk to Blathers.

Q: Do fossils show up in the catalog?
A: Yes, and in their own section too! A new one will show up every time
Blathers 
identifies it for the first time. NOTE: Even though they are in the catalog,
you 
cannot buy them.

Q: How did you get this information?
A: Through experimentation and the "Official Guide of NP" (see Thanks section).
I had to do a little bit of time traveling for the sake of this guide, but my 
town is recovering. *Sigh* A lot of weeding ahead of me!

Q: Can I visit your town?
A: Sure, why not? (See "Wi-Fi Information" section)
III. The Fossils
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Fossils are listed by what set they are in and "price" means how many bells you
get for selling them to Tom Nook. They are divided into two types: BONES and 
DISPLAYS.

BONES

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Anklyo
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Anklyo Skull
Price: 3,500

Anklyo Torso
Price: 3,000

Anklyo Tail
Price: 2,500

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Apato
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Apato Skull
Price: 5,000

Apato Torso
Price: 4,500

Apato Tail
Price: 4,000

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Dimedotrodon
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Dimedotrodon Skull
Price: 5,500

Dimedotrodon Torso
Price: 5,000

Dimedotrodon Tail
Price: 4,500

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Iguanodon
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Iguanodon Skull
Price: 4,000

Iguanodon Torso
Price: 3,500

Iguanodon Tail
Price: 3,000

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Mammoth
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Mammoth Skull
Price: 3,000

Mammoth Torso
Price: 2,500

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Pachy
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Pachy Skull
Price: 4,000

Pachy Torso
Price: 3,500

Pachy Tail
Price 3,000

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Parasaur
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Parasaur Skull
Price: 3,500

Parasaur Torso
Price: 3,000

Parasaur Tail
Price: 2,500

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Pleiso
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Pleiso Skull
Price: 4,500

Pleiso Neck
Price: 4,500

Pleiso Torso
Price: 4,500

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Ptera
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Ptera Skull
Price: 4,000

Ptera Body
Price: 4,000

Ptera Left Wing
Price: 4,500

Ptera Right Wing
Price: 4,500

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Sabertooth
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Sabertooth Skull
Price: 2,500

Sabertooth Torso
Price: 2,000

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Seismo
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Seismo Skull
Price: 5,000

Seismo Chest
Price: 4,500

Seismo Hip
Price: 4,000

Seismo Tail
Price: 4,500

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Stego
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Stego Skull
Price: 5,000

Stego Torso
Price: 4,500

Stego Tail
Price: 4,000

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T-Rex
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T-Rex Skull
Price: 6,000

T-Rex Torso
Price: 5,500

T-Rex Tail
Price: 5,000

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Tricera
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Tricera Skull
Price: 5,500

Tricera Torso
Price: 5,000

Tricera Tail
Price: 4,500

DISPLAYS

Amber
Price: 1,200

Ammonite
Price: 1,100

Archaeopteryx
Price: 1,300

Dino Droppings
Price: 1,100

Dinosaur Egg
Price: 1,400

Dinosaur Track
Price: 1,000

Fern Fossil
Price: 1,000

Peking Man
Price: 1,100

Shark Tooth
Price: 1,000

Trilobite
Price: 1,300



IV. Museum Exhibits
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Name: refers to the name that appears on the display

Length: refers to the length that appears on the display (only applies to
BONES)

Time: refers to the period of time that the dinosaur came from that appears on
the display (only applies to BONES)

Color: color of the stand (only applies to BONES; DISPLAYS are all on identical
brown podiums)

Room: whether they are in the first room (1) or the second room (2)


BONES

ANKLYO
Name: Anklyosaur
Length: 36.1 feet
Time: Late Cretaceous
Color: Blue
Room: 1

APATO
Name: Apatosaurus
Length: 68.9 feet
Time: Late Jurassic
Color: Yellow
Room: 1

DIMEDOTRODON
Name: Dimedotrodon
Length: 11.5 feet
Time: Early Permian
Color: Teal
Room: 2

IGUNODON
Name: Iguanodon
Length: 32.8 feet
Time: Early Cretaceous
Color: Red
Room: 2

MAMMOTH
Name: Mammoth
Length: 13 feet
Time: Pleistocene Cenozoic
Color: Blue
Room: 2

PACHY
Name: Pachycephalosaur
Length: 13.1
Time: Late Cretaceous
Color: Green
Room: 1

PARASAUR
Name: Parasaur
Length: 29.5 feet
Time: Late Cretaceous
Color: Purple
Room: 1

PLEISO
Name: Plesiosaur
Length: 23.6 feet
Time: Late Cretaceous
Color: Yellow
Room: 2

PTERA
Name: Pteranodon
Length: 30.2 feet
Time: Late Cretaceous
Color: Purple
Room: 2

SABERTOOTH
Name: Sabertooth Tiger
Length: 6.2 feet
Time: Pleistocene Cenozoic
Color: Beige
Room: 2

SEISMO
Name: Seismoaur
Length: 113.2 feet
Time: Late Jurassic
Color: Green
Room: 2

STEGO
Name: Stegosaur
Length: 30.5 feet
Time: Late Cretaceous
Color: Purple
Room: 2

T-REX
Name: T. Rex
Length: 47.6 feet
Time: Late Cretaceous
Color: Teal
Room: 1

TRICERA
Name: Triceratops
Length: 30 feet
Time: Late Cretaceous
Color: Red
Room: 1


DISPLAYS


AMBER
Name: Amber
Room: 2

AMMONITE
Name: Ammonite
Room: 1

ARCHAEOPTERYX
Name: Archaeopteryx
Room: 1

DINO DROPPINGS
Name: Dino Droppings
Room: 1

DINO EGG
Name: Dino Egg
Room: 2

DINO TRACK
Name: Dino Track
Room: 2

PEKING MAN
Name: Peking Man
Room: 2

SHARK TOOTH
Name: Shark tooth
Room: 1

TRILOBITE
Name: Trilobite
Room: 1



V. Fossils with Neighbors
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      As mentioned in the Frequently Asked Questions section, fossils can be
given to neighbors and are an important part of a lasting relationship with
them. There are three things you can do to use fossils as an interaction tool
with other residents of your town. You can sell them at the flea market, mail
them in a letter, or use to complete a neighbor's requested task.

   Va. Flea Market
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Obviously, you can display fossils in your house, and therefore sell them in
the flea market. The flea market happens the first Saturday of every month
(except January and August) and lasts all day long. Instinctively, a neighbor
may not always go to a fossil in your house, so I recommend setting them up so
a neighbor has nowhere to go but to a fossil. Since this guide gives you Tom
Nook's selling prices, sometimes you can sell them for a bit more depending on
your relationship. I don't recommend to sell them over 2,000 Bells of Nook's
price because most neighbors would normally not buy it.

   Vb. Letters
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Mailing letters to fellow villagers is a great way to build lasting friendships
and sometimes receive rare items. Likewise, you can mail items along with a
letter and usually receive something in return. When attaching a fossil to a
letter, you can maximize how much a villager appreciates the gift. It is
important to try and fill up all the stationary as much as possible and to
mention items in the game by their name. A neighbor looks at a letter & gift as
especially good when the name of the item attached is mentioned in the letter.
For an example, let's say I mailing Tank a pleiso skull. I would compose the
letter in the following way,


          Dear Tank,
  
          Thanks for being so nice 
          to me all the time. I 
          really appreciate it, 
          so here's a pleiso skull
          for you. Enjoy!

              Your friend, Daniel

Doing so almost guarantees a nice gift in return and makes it seem like you
are serious about the game. Exactly what it seems the developers wanted.
Technically, you could write about anything and just include the words "pleiso
skull", but I like doing it the way I have it.

     
    Vc. Task
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Ever notice how some characters carry a specific tool around all the time and
they only talk about whatever part of the game is involved with that tool? Like
when they walk around with a shovel and talk about fossil collecting? Well,
once in a while, an animal with a shovel will either talk about how they can't
find a fossil or how they are looking for a specific kind of fossil. Mostly,
they just want any fossil as long as it has been identified by Blathers and
I must forewarn that they reward the same no matter what fossil you get them.
Let's say you have a T-Rex skull and an amber. Which would you give to the
animal to complete their "task"? If you said amber, you're right. If you said
the T-Rex skull, you need to pay close attention to what I'm about to say.
Since animals reward the same for every fossil, you want to give them the
cheaper one and sell the more expensive. It won't make any difference as to
how happy they are, and you'll walk away with more Bells in your pocket.
The exception is when they are looking for a specific type of fossil.
For example, Dizzy once told me he was looking for a dimedotrodon fossil,
but he couldn't find any. If an animal tells you they are looking for a
SPECIFIC type of fossil, you can only give them that type. With the Dizzy
situation, you could either give him a dimedotrodon skull, torso, or tail
and he would be equally as happy. While these kind of tasks usually take
longer, usually you will get a much better reward so they are
definitely worth it. 


VI. Fossils with Tom Nook
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Selling fossils with Tom Nook is very simple. Simply go to his shop, talk to
him and tell him you want to sell, and simply drag your fossil into the upper
menu and hit confirm. It works the same as selling any other item.
(You can also sell them to Timmy and Tommy upstairs if you have the
Nookingtons expansion; the procedure is identical to Nook's.) Please note,
though that unidentified fossils sell for 0 Bells, so you need to have
Blathers identify them first. See "The Fossils" section for Nook's selling
price.


VII. Wi-Fi Information
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So, you wanna visit my town, huh? Well then, there are a couple rules I gotta
mention first:

1.) NO HACKERS OR SEEDS!!!!! I worked very hard on my town and don't want it
ruined.

2.) If I can't see you and you've been gone too long, game over.

3.) Please, please, please don't chop down trees, pick fruit, etc. without
asking me first.

4.) Anything else I forgot that can be potentially harmless to my game,
character, or town WILL result with expulsion.

Please understand that I'm not trying to be strict or gruff, I simply don't
want anything to mess what I have now.

NOTE: If you want me to come to your town I'll be more than happy to and
follow all the rules you have.

NAME: Daniel
TOWN NAME: Ghettos
FRIEND CODE: 0258-5877-3600

I have three other characters, but they're mostly for storage. If you want to
interact with any of them, just tell me later.

But alas, that's only half the Wi-Fi, I'll need your info. too!!!!

* If you are a GameFAQS member, you can easily reach me on the 
  "AC:WW Online" Board by making a topic with my name (Nfan13) somewhere in
  the title. (NOTE: This is the best way to reach me.)

* If you are not a GameFAQS member, you can send me an e-mail at
  Nnfan125@aim.com, but I may not get back to you for some time.

I also have MKDS and MPH, but we can swap codes and talk about those some
other time.


VIII. Thanks
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-Thank you Nintendo for making such a great game for all of us to enjoy

-Thank you GameFAQS for giving me the opportunity to spread my information
to other gamers

-Thank you all my friends, you know who you are, that helped me speed
things up

-Thank you "The Official Guide From Nintendo Power" for T-Rex prices,
Seismo neck price, and fern fossil price

-Thank you for reading this guide because I'm glad someone may be able
to benefit from this guide


IX. Legal Stuff
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This may only be used publicly or privately with written permission from 
author. Any websites, magazines, etc. hosting this guide are doing so as
an infringement of the law.

All trademarks and copyrights belong to their original owners and all 
throughout this guide should be observed.

Copyright 2007 Nfan13


X. Version History
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v1.0- (finished on 6-21-06) Wrote the guide

v1.9- (finished on 6-22-06) Added Museum Exhibits, Fossils With Tom Nook, 
       Fossils With Neighbors, and a question to Frequently Asked Questions

v2.0- (finished on 6-23-06) Added Triceratops Length and Time

v2.1- (finished on 6-26-06) Reformatted margins 

v2.2- (finished on 6-27-06) Reformatted margins

v2.3- (finished on 6-27-06) Fixed margins, AGAIN, and changed font

v2.6- (finished on 6-28-06) Re-worded part of Introduction, added a
       a Frequently Asked Question, added Contact section.

v3.0- (finished on 1-31-07) Updated question in "Frquently Asked Questions"
       section, and added "Wi-Fi Information" section. Changed Copyright year.


XI. Contact
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E-mail: Nnfan125@aim.com

AIM: spanieldk

GameFAQS Boards: Nfan13


XII. Closing
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Thanks again for reading my guide. Please note this is my first FAQ and rate
it with that in mind. Keep on playin' Animal Crossing and work to get those 
fossils!!!!!

-Nfan13

Guide v3.0
Last Update: 1-31-07