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Finding Fossils

Seren Morgan-Roberts

Digging for Fossils!

To dig for fossils, you’ll first need to locate some star-shaped markings on the ground. Everyday, four new star-shaped markings will appear, so make sure you dig up every one everyday to maximise your fossil findings.

Firstly, you’ll need to equip your shovel and then line yourself up with the star-shaped marking on the ground. Press A to dig up the fossil. At first, the fossils will be unidentified, but you can take them to Blathers to be assessed! When your museum opens, you’ll be able to see the fossils exhibited. A lot of the fossils form larger dinosaur exhibits!

You'll need to get fossils assessed by Blathers in order to identify it.

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    Social simulation
  • Guide Release
    7 August 2020
  • Last Updated
    20 January 2022
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  • Guide Author
    Seren Morgan-Roberts

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The guide for Animal Crossing: New Horizons offers a walkthrough on how to make the most of your time on your deserted island. This guide will show you how to make tools, earn bells, achieve a five-star island, and more.

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