Man didn’t get where he is now with just his bare hands; know your tools inside and out so you can be better than your animal residents!

Axe

You can use the axe to chop down trees in your town. You can buy the rod from the Gardening Centre or speak to Isabelle when you move in.

  • The silver axe lasts longer than the regular axe and always creates a rare stump pattern. You can buy it from the shop on Tortimer’s Island.
  • Meanwhile; the gold axe will never break and can be bought from the Gardening centre after buying 50 tree saplings.

Fishing Rod

Are you sure we didn’t just need the fish?

Use the rod to catch fish in the ocean and rivers of your town. You can buy the rod from Timmy and Tommy Nook or speak to Isabelle when you move in.

  • The silver rod is better at attracting fish and keeping them on the line (you can buy it from the museum’s shop after donating thirty fish).
  • The gold rod is better at attracting fish and keeping them on the line (you can get it at the fishing tourney after catching every fish in the game).

Megaphone

You can use the megaphone to call villagers using your 3DS or 2DS’s microphone as long as the villager is outside his/her house. It’s also helpful for quickly locating special characters like Joan.

You can buy the megaphone from Timmy and Tommy Nook after expanding the store once.

Net

Use the net to catch bugs and other things around your town. You can buy the net from Timmy and Tommy Nook or speak to Isabelle when you move in.

  • The silver net is larger than the regular net and can be bought from the museum’s shop after donating thirty bugs.
  • The gold net is bigger than the silver net and can be obtained by speaking to Nat at the Bug-Off after catching every bug in the game.

Shovel

Watch where you plant pitfall seeds or the joke could be on you.

You can use the shovel to dig up fossils and other items buried in the ground. You can also use it to plant things like saplings and fruit. You can buy the shovel from Timmy and Tommy Nook or speak to Isabelle when you move in.

  • You can buy the silver shovel from the museum shop after donating at least fifteen fossils. The silver shovel makes the Money Rock give out gems instead of money.
  • You can purchase the golden shovel from T & T Emporium after buying fifty bags of fertilizer (the golden shovel will plant money trees when burying money).

Slingshot

You can use the slingshot to shoot down balloons around your town. You can buy the slingshot from Timmy and Tommy Nook after upgrading the store once.

  • The silver slingshot shoots two pellets at a time. You can get it by shooting down silver balloons which appear after shooting down sixteen regular balloons.
  • The gold slingshot shoots three pellets at a time. You can get it by shooting down gold balloons.

Watering Can

You can use the watering can to water flowers in your town. You can buy it from Timmy and Tommy Nook or speak to Isabelle when you move in.

  • The silver watering can waters five squares at a time in a plus shape. You can get the silver watering can after you buy fifty flowers from the Gardening Centre.
  • The gold watering can will water nine flowers at once. You can get the gold watering can after maintaining a perfect town for fifteen days.

Wet Suit

You can buy the wet suit from the shop of Tortimer’s Island on certain days. The wet suit will appear randomly and you can get certain colours, not available on Tortimer Island, from Club Tortimer. Use the wet suit to catch deep sea creatures.

Wet Suit Explanation Video

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    3DS
  • Genre
    Social simulation
  • Guide Release
    29 July 2013
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    James Bowden

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf sees you crowned mayor as a result of a bit of an accident. When you arrive, Isabelle the town clerk will reveal that you’ve been given the post and from there you can do whatever you please! Use your powers as the mayor to shape the town however you wish, whether this means building bridges, creating public works projects or laying down laws (or ordinances as they are known). With all this freedom, you could soon have the home and town of your dreams!

Version 1.1:

  • How to get the most out of those vital first few days in town.
  • The easiest ways to stuff your coffers with loads of money.
  • Detailed information on every shop in Main Street.
  • Exact dates for every Special Event in the entire game!
  • Complete your encyclopaedia with every Bug and Fish in the game!
  • Where to find every special visitor and what they can offer you.
  • A full furniture list so you can find exactly what you need to build the perfect home.
  • Beautiful screenshots and exclusive HD 3DS tutorial videos with audio commentary!
  • Comprehensive list of furniture, wallpapers and carpets.
  • Comprehensive list of clothes and accessories.
  • Special event pages for the snowman season and Weeding Day.
  • List of all the decorative public work projects and who requests them.

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