A guide on how to unlock Tortimer’s shop on Harv’s Island. For more information on what you can build on Harv’s Island, head over to our guide. This upgrade to Harv’s Island became available with Version 2.0 of the game, released on the 4th of November, 2021.
For more information on other content included in Version 2.0, head over to our page on What’s New in the ACNH Version 2.0 Update.
Building Tortimer’s Co-op
Long time players of Animal Crossing will remember Tortimer from previous games. He’s returned and offers much of the same fortune-telling and luck boosting fortunes that she has in the past. Prior to New Horizons, Tortimer has featured in every single Animal Crossing game and was the Mayor of the town that your character would move into.
To build Tortimer’s Shop, you’ll need to head over to the Lloid in the top left of the field and donate 100,000 Bells to him. Then, you’ll need to wait until the next day before you can visit the shop.
Why build Tortimer’s Shop?
Tortimer is a retired old tortoise that doesn’t necessarily offer wares, but does give you the option to access your home storage. You can either store things with him after you’ve done your shopping, or you could take some stuff out of storage with him - say if you want to sell weeds to Leif or have Reese and Cyrus customise your furniture!
He would dress up to match the seasonal events and it looks like he does the same here! During the autumnal months, he’ll wear an acorn mask and call himself Cornimer. Once per day he’ll give you an acorn too. So whilst he doesn’t really offer much in terms of gameplay it is nice to see old Tortimer back in the franchise!