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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

DIY Shovels

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Seren Morgan-Roberts

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This page offers a breakdown of the DIY recipes for Shovels.

Flimsy Shovel

The Flimsy Shovel DIY is first given to you by Blathers when he sets up a tent on your island. He asks you to fetch him some fossils and gives you the recipe for one.

To craft a Flimsy Shovel, you need 5 pieces of hardwood, which are obtained from trees using an axe.

This is a cheap shovel to craft.

The Flimsy Shovel is very fragile and will break after hitting a few boulders and digging up a couple of fossils.

Shovel

You can purchase the Pretty Good Tools from the Nookstop in Resident Services for 3,000 Nook Miles. To craft the standard shovel, you’ll need to first craft a flimsy shovel and then use iron nuggets to upgrade it at the craft bench. You can obtain iron nuggets from hitting a boulder with a shovel.

This Shovel is more durable than the Flimsy Shovel.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Social simulation
  • Guide Release
    7 August 2020
  • Last Updated
    4 October 2021
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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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