Cheats, Codes, and Secrets
The following cheats, codes, and secrets are available for Animal Crossing on the Nintendo Gamecube video game console.
Hint: Mr. Resetti
Reset the Gamecube during game play. Start the game again and Mr. Resetti will appear to complain. Repeat this to make him more angry.
Hint: Mr. Resetti in backround
On Saturdays at exactly 8:45 p.m., talk to K.K. Slider (located at the train station). Ask him to play a song. It does not matter if you request it or just play it. During the credits, look in the background very closely to see Mr. Resetti.
Hint: Making Mr.Resetti madder
Reset the game until Mr .Resetti actually makes you write an apology. Rather than writing what he tells you, type "I hate you". This gets him even more frustrated.
Hint: Change item screen background
Get the piece of clothing you want as the background in your inventory. Grab it and drag it to the lower right space. From there, drag it one space down into a blank space, press A, and you will have changed the background.
Hint: View credits
Talk to the dog next to the train station and type three key symbols.
Hint: Easy money:
Hint: Gyroid sale
Do not dig up anything for a few weeks. After about a month, dig up everything in your town. Keep the Gyroids. Send in the fossils. Buy a lot of paper. Send a letter to everyone in the town and invite them to your house in one week. You may also send a small present. Also write a note on the bulletin board. If someone writes one over it, write another. You should now have a lot of Gyroids. You may need to store some of your furniture by burying it. Arrange all the Gyroids so that you can get next to each one. On the day of the sale, nobody will come. If you have another file they can come. You will not get much money. However the HRA will like it. You can keep it like that or sell them all. the point of sending the letters with presents is so that you can get things back. After you sell them all, you probably will have gotten 20,000 to 30,000 Bells and some new furniture.
Hint: Duplicate money and items
This trick requires two Game Boy Advances and a link cable. Connect Game Boy Advance #1 to the Gamecube using your link cable and turn it on. Go to your island (located on the dock at the edge of the ocean). When you finally get to the island, drop off the item or money that you wish to duplicate. Leave the island. When Kapp'n asks if you want to save your island to your Game Boy Advance, select "Yes". After it is done downloading to your Game Boy Advance, you can put it in sleep mode, disconnect it, and set it aside. When you get back to your town, attach Game Boy Advance #2 and turn it on. Leave that screen then immediately return to it. Talk to Kapp'n to go back to your island. After you start leaving you can turn Game Boy Advance #2 off. When you get to your island, pick up the item that you left there then leave the island again. This time when Kapp'n asks you to save your island to your Game Boy Advance, answer "No". When you get back to your town, disconnect Game Boy Advance #2 and connect Game Boy Advance #1 (make sure it is not in sleep mode). Leave the screen and return. Talk to Kapp'n once more. Your island should upload from your Game Boy Advance. When you get to your island, your item will be there again and you will already have it in your pockets. Pick up your item from the ground. You now have two of them. This will also work with multiple items.
Hint: Triplicate items
This trick requires two memory cards that both have town data on them. to do this, load the town from memory card A and then put the item you want to triplicate into your pocket. Travel to the town on memory card B. Put the item into the dump. Go back to town A then save and quit. Load town B and pick up the item. Take it to Tom Nook's store. Talk to him and choose "Other Things." Select "Hear Code" and make a note of Town A's name and your player in Town A. Give Tom the item and he will give you a code. Make a note of that code downn save the game. Load town A and go to Tom Nook's store. Say the code to him and he will give you the item. Say the code again. He will give you the item again. Do this a third time You will have just triplicated your item. One item can be triplicated everyday.
Hint: No room for money
If you find money and have no room, try picking it up and select "Swap". Then, put it in you wallet instead.
Hint: No more garbage
Use the following trick if you are frustrated by digging or fishing and receiving garbage. It only requires you to have 1,500 Bells. Fill all your pockets with bags of Bells (each bag containing 100 Bells, more if desired). When your pockets are full, garbage will not appear. When you dig up something or catch a fish game will say that your pockets are full and ask you if you want to swap the item. Select "Swap" and place the item in your pocket (trading it for the bag of Bells). Then, drag the bag of bells you are holding to your wallet. You will never be bothered by garbage again.
Hint: More room for items
If your pockets are too full to carry any more items, attach extra items to your mail and retrieve them later when you have gotten rid of some other items. This allows you to carry up to ten additional items and is especially helpful when gathering and selling fruit from other towns.
Hint: Easy items
One of the best ways to get new items that you cannot buy is to do work for the residents, and do it often. Do their little chores and they will (more often than not) reward you with things that are hard to come by in Nook's store.
Hint: Quick item
To get something you ordered the day that you ordered it, save, continuen reset the game. After you talk to Mr. Resetti, your items will be in the mail.
Hint: Items on the ground
If you leave items on the ground for a long period of timey might disappear and end up at the Police Station. If you want to save items and you do not have room in your house, bury the items in the ground for safe keeping.
Hint: Give items to the Wishing Well that you need to deliver
You normally cannott give the Wishing Well in your town items that you need to deliver to an animal (usually in another town) on the day you receive the item that is needed to be delivered. in this case, wait about three to four days and the Wishing Well should accept it.
Hint: Get mail quicker
Speak to your Gyroid, save, and quit. Let the game play through the opening title screen again. When you get back to your house item will be in your mail.
Hint: Getting NES games
Talk to the townspeople until they ask you when your birthday is. Most of them will say something similar to "How would you like a train set for your birthday?" Answer "Yes" and you will put in your birthday. On your birthday, one of the townsfolk will be outside your house. He or she will present you with a NES. for example, Virgos will get Donkey Kong.
Hint: Easy Gyroids
Three memory cards are required for this trick. One memory card needs to have your saved game in it. This will be card A. Use a second memory card for traveling data, as card B in slot B. When you travel to the new town you have to create, you will use this card. Note: This card will always remain in slot B. Put your third memory card (card C) in slot An create a new game and after your able to save, save the game. Then, put card A into slot A and start the game. Go to your Gyroid assistant then save and continue. Next, go to the train station and talk to Porter and say you want to take a trip. Wait until the title screen appearsn put card C into slot A and start playing. You will be in your saved game with your card A character. Then, look for all the treasures. There are eight total; three Gyroids and other items.
Hint: Gyroid rhythm
Put together these Gyroids for an intesting rhythm: Use a Rythmoid, Mini, Mega and Regular Gongloids, and the Mini Bowtoid.
Hint: Gyroid face
If you want your character to have no facial expressions, for example, a face like the Gyroid next to your house, put all your money/items in your house. Travel to another town and once you get there, reset. Note: If you did not deposit your money or items in your house before doing this, you will lose them. When you reload the game, you will get a message that says "You were traveling. All money and items will be lost. Do you want to go to town anyway?" Answer "Sure!". When you reload, your character will have the face like a Gyroid. to change the face back, save your game and reload it.
When it is snowing, close to the end of January find two snow balls. Roll one to make a giant snow ball and the other to make a smaller snowball. Then, roll the smaller onto the big one to make a talking snowman.
Hint: Free flowers
At the start of the game when Nook tells you to work part time for him, one of the jobs will be to plant flowers around his shop. When he gives you the flowers, you can plant them anywhere in the city. Note: You can also plant them around your house.
Hint: Indian Song (Gyroids)
Get a Tall Echoid, Tall Percoloid, Tall Strumboid, Mini Plinkoid, and a Mega Sproid.
Hint: Growing a money tree
First, find a glowing piece of earth. Dig it up and you get a money bag. Plant the money bag in the glowing hole and a seedling will sprout, which will grow in to a money tree.
Hint: Golden Axe
Get your town rating to be "Perfect" for two entire weeks. the Golden Axe is indestructible.
Hint: Golden Net
Catch all 40 types of bugs. Note: You will also get a metal butterfly for the side of your house.
Hint: Golden Rod
Catch all 40 types of fish. Note: You will also get a weathervane for your house.
Hint: Golden Shovel
First, buy two shovels. Find a piece of glowing earth and dig it up. Then, plant a shovel in the glowing earth.
When you upgrade to a two story house and pay off all your debt (798,000 Bells), Tom Nook will make a Golden Statue of you in front of the Train Station. It is very shiny, even in the winter.
On some days, you will see a balloon floating in the air with a present tied to it. Follow it until it gets stuck in a tree. If this happens, shake the tree to pop the balloon and the present will fall to the ground. Then, pick up the present. Note: Most of the time it is furniture
Make sure you do not send more then three fossils to the Museum for identification. They will only identify the first three and you will have lost the fourth. Save that fossil for another day.
Hint: Grab Bags
One November 28 Tom Nook has Brag Bags. They cost 2,003 Bells. They always contain a pinwheel, and may have furniture, flooring, clothing, or walls. the bags, however, take the place of flowers, trees, paper, and items such as bug nets and shovels.
When you first start a character, Nook will give you jobs to do for him before you can save the game. One of these jobs is to write a letter to one of the villagers. Nook will give you one piece of paper. Leave his shop then re-enter. Ask him for more paper. Continue to do this until you receive the desired amount of stationary.
Hint: Talk to Mail Bird
If you send letters and fill up all the places in the Post Office, leave quickly and you may can catch the Mail Bird before he takes off to deliver the letters. If you miss him, wait for a bit and you may be able to catch him stopping at your house and delivering letters to you or anyone else who may have occupied one of the four free houses.
If you are not catching the fish you want to catch, move to another section of the map and fish there. Some fish are only found in certain areas.
Hint: Winning the Fishing Tourney
Catch a Bass as early as possible on one of the Fishing Tourney days. Bring it to Chip. If it is the largest so far, pause game play and allow it to idle until the Fishing Tourney is over.
Hint: Trading fish with friends
To easily trade fish with a friend, put the desired fish on your Gyroid and set it to give away. Then, have a friend travel to your town and pick it up.
Hint: Favorite fish
Every villager likes a certain type of fish and will trade you items, ask you to give it to them, or buy it from you. Tank's favorite is the Koi.
Hint: Arawona fish
The Arawona fish is worth 10,000 Bells if sold at Nook's Shop. to find it, set the date and time to 5:00 P.M. on July 1. Fish around Hambo's house. Sooner or later, you will find an Arawana fish. Their shadows are about as large as a Barbel Steed's.
Once you have donated the Piranha to the museum, go to the tank that contains it. Get as close as possible to the glass. the Piranha will bump into the glass, trying to get you.
Hint: Snakehead fish
Go fishing at night on a clear day in the Summer at the giant pond. There is a very good chance you will see a giant shadow. This shadow is almost as big as the Coelacanth. It will be the giant Snakehead.
The Stringfish is worth 15,000 Bells when sold to Nook.
Hint: Fish prices
The following are fish prices that Mr. Nook gives you in Bells.
Hint: Fish locations and times
Hint: Insect values and times
Hint: Gulliver's items and Tom Nook's purchasing prices
Hint: Shell prices
Hint: Redd's items
These items can only be obtained at Redd's. Everything else you see at his tent is a normal item and can also be obtained at Tom Nook's:
Hint: Island NPCs
Hint: Special NPCs
Hint: All characters
On different days, you can find a bird washed up on shore, unconscious on the beach. Talk to him and he will give you a piece of furniture you can find anywhere.
Leave a piece of candy sitting on the ground outside your house for a while. There will be ants crawling on the candy when you return, unless it is raining. Leave the candy on the ground and you can walk back and forth in and out of the screen. When you returnre will be more ants every time. You can scoop up an ant and donate it to the Museum or sell it at Nook's shop for 80 Bells each. Although this is not a lot, you can catch a lot of ants quickly, and they can add up.
Hint: Bag Worm
If you shake all the trees, you may find a bug that hangs down like a cocoon. Catch and donate it to the Museum. the bug is called a bag worm. It is fairly rare and hard to find. You will probably be stung trying this. When the bees chase you, turn in the opposite direction of them when they are approaching. When they get close, snap down your net and they will swing around you and go into the net. They are worth 4,500 Bells each.
Once you have donated a dragonfly to the Museum, go to the insect section of the Museum. Remain still by the dragonfly. It should land on your head. Stay still, or it will fly away. This may also work with a dragonfly outside.
Locate a hole where you normally find fossils. Instead of a fossil, sometimes you will get a Gyroid.
When you plant more that five flowers around your house, Ladybugs will appear and sit on them in the spring.
If you are having trouble catching locusts, sneak up behind it. Sell it at Nook's place for 1,250 Bells.
Hint: Mole Cricket
While you are walking, you may hear an odd buzzing sound. Dig immediately at that instant to have about a 50% chance of digging up the Mole Cricket. Donate it to Bathers at the local Museum. There is also a chance that this is a false alarm, in which chase you may dig up 100 Bells instead.
Sometimes when you hit a rock with your shovel, a little black dot will pop out. the dot is a Pillbug, which can be sold at Nook's for 250 Bells. You will have to change from your shovel to your net to catch it. However, it will be easy to catch because it does not run away.
If you do not play the game in a week or two, roaches will start appearing in your house.
Every night between 12 and 4re is a ghost somewhere in town. You cannot see him until you will step where he is standing. He will ask you to catch five ghouls for him before 4 o'clock. If you do so, you can get a prize, roof painting, or he will remove all the weeds in your town.
This item is used to trick your friends that also live in your village. to use it, dig a hole with a shovel, and then bury the Pitfall. Whenever your friend moves around in the village and runs over ity will fall in the hole. However, if your friend sees that there is an item therey can also dig it up and use the same trick on you. Place this behind houses and trees where shortcuts are usually taken to increase the chance that your friend will fall in. Once someone falls in Pitfall is used and cannot be reused until found again.
To get a free Umbrella, design a pattern. Go to your patterns then select "Use" on the pattern you created. Select "Use On Umbrella" and your character will magically have an umbrella in his or her hand. Note: It disappears if you take it off.
Leave a spoiled onion outside and go back into your house. Go back outside with your net and there will be a bug there. Note: This may not during certain months.
Hint: Free patterns
This trick requires a Game Boy Advance and link cable. Do some chores for the residents to earn some items and sell them to Tom Nook. Do this until you have at least 5,000 Bells. Then, go to the tailors and talk to Mable. Select "Other Things" then choose "Download Tools". Next, draw your design on your Game Boy Advance and save it. It is a free pattern. Then, talk to Mable again and go to "Upload Pattern". Select the one you desire and transfer it. Close the screen and try your new outfit. You can do this as many times as desired.
Hint: Hear every song
Make sure you cannot carry anymore items when Totakeke gets to town on Saturday nights. Talk to him and he will play a song. Afterwards, he will notice that you do not have room for the Aircheck. He will tell you to return later. Talk to him again, and he will play a different song. Repeat this until you have heard a song that you liken drop an item. Talk to him again and request the song you enjoyed.
Hint: Hear town's medley
If you have Twiggy (bird) or Liz (alligator). talk to them and listen to the background music to hear the town's medley.
Hint: Get more than one song per Saturday:
This trick requires at least two memory cards. Have two towns saved, one on each card. At 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, get a song from Totakeken go to the other town and get one there. If desired, repeatedly delete the second town, make a new one on the second card, and get a new song each time.
Hint: Get more than one of K.K. Slider's songs
On Saturday from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., visit another town and get a song from K.K. Slider. Leave that townn repeat the process. You can over 30 songs in one night.
Hint: Secret K.K. Slider songs
There are four secret songs that Totakeke will not play unless you request them. They are: I Love You, K.K. Song, Two Days Ago, and Only Me.
Hint: Get songs quickly
Have four people living in your town and make each person get a new song from K.K. Make them all give each song to the person that you want to have all the K. K. songs. Also, you can use two memory cards with four people on the other one to get eight songs, three to get twelve new songs, etc.
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