Let Kappn ferry you to bell-farming paradise.

Once you have some cash in the bank, you can earn tons of money by selling turnips, but this relies on getting a good selling price, which may not happen offline or straightaway.

While you wait, set a course for Tortimer Island, ideally from the evening and onwards (when the giant stags appear). On the tropical island just south of the reception, you can catch rare bugs and fish, which you can store in the basket and sell at Re-Tail back at home.

To begin with, speak to Lloid the gyroid, who’s just left of the entrance and rent the net and rod. Then slowly circle the island and catch everything in sight, be it giant stags on the palm trees or fish in the sea.

You will likely need to use the advanced capture techniques to catch your prey (for the net, hold A and nudge the circle pad slightly to sloooowly creep; for the rod, close your eyes and listen to the sound of fish biting).

When it gets quiet, go in and outside the building to reload the creatures on the island and then repeat. In two island trips, you can earn enough to pay off even the most expensive house upgrade. You can also invest the funds earned here in the turnip market.


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    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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