Never change Kapp'n, never change…

Once you’ve bought your house and completed the first upgrade (i.e. paid off the 39800 bell loan), Isabelle will tell you that Tortimer, the former mayor, has come to visit.

You’ll find him on the dock on the beach of your town. Tortimer will tell you about his island which you can visit from the next day by speaking to Kapp’n from the dock, at 1000 bells per trip.

On arrival, you’ll be in an exotic shack on the island. Here, you can register for tours, purchase from the gift shop or barter with lil’ Leila.

Anything you can grab from the island, you can sell to Leila but for a very low value– don’t bother doing this unless you have to!

Instead, put everything of value in the basket next to the front desk and you can pick them up when you return to town, from the basket by the dock.

When you step outside the shack and onto the island, there is a friendly gyroid next to the door who will loan you equipment.

You can the net to catch bugs, fishing rod to fish, axe to chop trees and shovel to plant some of the tropical fruit on the island. You can even use the diving suit to dive into the water.

Use your borrowed gear to catch beetles and sharks as they are the most valuable animals on the island. You can then sell them back on the mainland for a healthy profit.


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  • 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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