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    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
    
    ======
    Anklyo
    ======
    
    Anklyo Skull
    Price: 3,500
    
    Anklyo Torso
    Price: 3,000
    
    Anklyo Tail
    Price: 2,500
    
    =====
    Apato
    =====
    
    Apato Skull
    Price: 5,000
    
    Apato Torso
    Price: 4,500
    
    Apato Tail
    Price: 4,000
    
    ==========
    Dimedotrodon
    ==========
    
    Dimedotrodon Skull
    Price: 5,500
    
    Dimedotrodon Torso
    Price: 5,000
    
    Dimedotrodon Tail
    Price: 4,500
    
    =========
    Iguanodon
    =========
    
    Iguanodon Skull
    Price: 4,000
    
    Iguanodon Torso
    Price: 3,500
    
    Iguanodon Tail
    Price: 3,000
    
    =======
    Mammoth
    =======
    
    Mammoth Skull
    Price: 3,000
    
    Mammoth Torso
    Price: 2,500
    
    =====
    Pachy
    =====
    
    Pachy Skull
    Price: 4,000
    
    Pachy Torso
    Price: 3,500
    
    Pachy Tail
    Price 3,000
    
    ========
    Parasaur
    ========
    
    Parasaur Skull
    Price: 3,500
    
    Parasaur Torso
    Price: 3,000
    
    Parasaur Tail
    Price: 2,500
    
    ======
    Pleiso
    ======
    
    Pleiso Skull
    Price: 4,500
    
    Pleiso Neck
    Price: 4,500
    
    Pleiso Torso
    Price: 4,500
    
    =====
    Ptera
    =====
    
    Ptera Skull
    Price: 4,000
    
    Ptera Body
    Price: 4,000
    
    Ptera Left Wing
    Price: 4,500
    
    Ptera Right Wing
    Price: 4,500
    
    ==========
    Sabertooth
    ==========
    
    Sabertooth Skull
    Price: 2,500
    
    Sabertooth Torso
    Price: 2,000
    
    ======
    Seismo
    ======
    
    Seismo Skull
    Price: 5,000
    
    Seismo Chest
    Price: 4,500
    
    Seismo Hip
    Price: 4,000
    
    Seismo Tail
    Price: 4,500
    
    =====
    Stego
    =====
    
    Stego Skull
    Price: 5,000
    
    Stego Torso
    Price: 4,500
    
    Stego Tail
    Price: 4,000
    
    =====
    T-Rex
    =====
    
    T-Rex Skull
    Price: 6,000
    
    T-Rex Torso
    Price: 5,500
    
    T-Rex Tail
    Price: 5,000
    
    ========
    Tricera
    ========
    
    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
       ----------------
    
    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
       -----------
    
    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
        ---------
    
    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
    ______________________
    
    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
    ___________
    
    
    -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
    _________________
    
    
    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
    __________
    
    E-mail: Nnfan125@aim.com
    
    AIM: spanieldk
    
    GameFAQS Boards: Nfan13
    
    
    XII. Closing
    __________
    
    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