Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Secret Photo Filters
When having your TPC photo taken in the photo booth, holding down either shoulder button will apply a special filter to your photograph!
|Black and white||L Button|
|Sepia tone||R Button|
Contributed By: MasterPeteDiddy.
ATM Savings Rewards
Save the following amounts of bells in the ATM (located in the post office) to have a gift mailed to you.
|Unlockable||How to Unlock|
|Achieve a balance of 100,000,000 bells||ABD|
|Achieve a balance of 5,000,000 bells||Aluminum briefcase|
|Achieve a balance of 100,000 bells||Box of Tissues|
|Achieve a balance of 500,000 bells||Letter Set|
|Achieve a balance of 50,000,000 bells||Mailman's Hat|
|Achieve a balance of 1,000,000 bells||Piggy Bank|
|Achieve a balance of 10,000,000 bells||Post-office poster|
|Achieve a balance of 20,000,000 bells||Safe|
Contributed By: Stevewins123 and rdrcr420.
Occasionally, when you complete certain requirements, Phineas will arrive in your town to give you a badge for accomplishments in the game. These accomplishments range from the amount of Bells saved, to how often you catch bugs, fish and sea life. Badges appear as a section of your town ID card.
|Unlockable||How to Unlock|
|Earn 500,000 Bells worth of profit in Joan's turnip trade.||Amateur Turnip Trader|
|Deposit 1,000,000 or more Bells into your savings account.||Avid Bell Saver|
|Plant over 100 trees and flowers from the state of seeds or sapplings.||Backyard Gardener|
|Shoot down 100 or more balloons.||Balloon Buster|
|Shoot down 30 or more balloons.||Balloon Hunter|
|Shoot down 200 or more balloons.||Balloon Master|
|Earn 300 or more medals from the tropical island's tour games.||Bronze Medalist|
|Unlock 20% of Timmy & Tommy's shop catalog.||Catalog Maniac Bronze|
|Unlock 80% of Timmy & Tommy's shop catalog.||Catalog Maniac Gold|
|Unlock 50% of Timmy & Tommy's shop catalog.||Catalog Maniac Silver|
|Catch 1,000 or more sea creatures.||Dive Master|
|Visit Dream Suite 50 times or more.||Dreamer|
|Catch 2,000 or more fish.||Expert Angler|
|Catch 2,000 or more insects.||Expert Bug Catcher|
|Purchase 2 million Bells worth of items at Timmy & Tommy's, Leif's gardening store, Abel Sisters, Kicks, GracieGrace, Redd's, or the Museum gift shop.||Expert Shopper|
|Catch 80% or more of the fish specimens.||Fish Encyclopedia|
|Catch 50% or more of the fish specimens.||Fish Maniac|
|Plant over 500 trees from the state of seeds or sapplings.||Gardening Specialist|
|Earn 5,000 or more medals from the tropical island's tour games.||Gold Medalist|
|Invite more than 50 other players to visit your town.||Good Host/Hostess|
|Help your neighbors by performing 50 favors for them.||Good Samaritan|
|Purchase 500,000 Bells worth of items at Timmy & Tommy's, Leif's gardening store, Abel Sisters, Kicks, GracieGrace, Redd's, or the Museum gift shop.||Good Shopper|
|Invite more than 500 other players to visit your town.||Goodwill Ambassador|
|Invite more than 200 other players to visit your town.||Great Host/Hostess|
|Help your neighbors by performing 100 favors for them.||Great Samaritan|
|Earn 50,000 points or more from the Happy Home Academy (HHA).||Happy Homer Bronze|
|Earn 150,000 points or more from the Happy Home Academy (HHA).||Happy Homer Gold|
|Earn 100,000 points or more from the Happy Home Academy (HHA).||Happy Homer Silver|
|Visit Dream Suite 200 times or more.||Heavy Sleeper|
|Catch 80% or more of the insect specimens.||Insect Encyclopedia|
|Complete the insect encyclopedia.||Insect Entomology|
|Catch 50% or more of the insect specimens.||Insect Maniac|
|Watch K.K. Slider perform at Club LOL on Saturday nights more than 100 times.||K.K. Slider Diehard|
|Watch K.K. Slider perform at Club LOL on Saturday nights more than 20 times.||K.K. Slider Fan|
|Watch K.K. Slider perform at Club LOL on Saturday nights more than 50 times.||K.K. Slider Fanboy/Fangirl|
|Mail 100 or more letters.||Letter Author|
|Mail 50 or more letters.||Letter Writter|
|Catch 5,000 or more fish.||Master Angler|
|Catch 5,000 or more insects.||Master Bug Catcher|
|Purchase 5 million Bells worth of items at Timmy & Tommy's, Leif's gardening store, Abel Sisters, Kicks, GracieGrace, Redd's, or the Museum gift shop.||Master Shopper|
|Earn 10,000,000 Bells worth of profit in Joan's turnip trade.||Master Turnip Trader|
|Visit Dream Suite 500 times or more.||Mr./Mrs. Sandman|
|Visit a different town over 100 times.||Neighborhood Traveler|
|Mail 200 or more letters.||Postmaster|
|Catch 200 or more sea creatures.||Pro Diver|
|Earn 3,000,000 Bells worth of profit in Joan's turnip trade.||Pro Turnip Trader|
|Complete the fish encyclopedia.||Prof. of Ichthyology|
|Complete the deep-sea encyclopedia.||Prof. of Seafood|
|Refurbish 30 or more items at Re-Tail.||Refurbishing Beginner|
|Refurbish 100 or more items at Re-Tail.||Refurbishing Expert|
|Refurbish 200 or more items at Re-Tail.||Refurbishing Master|
|Catch 80% or more of the deep-sea specimens.||Seafood Encyclopedia|
|Catch 50% or more of the deap-sea specimens.||Seafood Maniac|
|Earn 1500 or more medals from the tropical island's tour games.||Silver Medalist|
|Catch 500 or more fish.||Skilled Angler|
|Catch 500 or more insects.||Skilled Bug Catcher|
|Catch 100 or more sea creatures.||Skilled Diver|
|Visit a different town over 500 times.||Space Traveler|
|Get tagged via Streetpass more than 100 times.||Streetpass Beginner|
|Get tagged via Streetpass more than 300 times.||Streetpass Expert|
|Get tagged via Streetpass more than 1000 times.||Streetpass Master|
|Help your neighbors by performing 300 favors for them.||Town Concierge|
|Deposit 100,000,000 or more Bells into your post office savings account.||Tycoon Bell Saver|
|Plant over 250 trees and flowers from the state of seeds or sapplings.||Village Gardener|
|Exceed 200 hours of play time.||Village Leader|
|Exceed 500 hours of play time.||Village of Honor|
|Exceed 50 hours of play time.||Village Representative|
|Deposit 10,000,000 or more Bells into your savings account.||Wealthy Bell Saver|
|Pull 2,000 or more weeds.||Weed Buster|
|Pull 500 or more weeds.||Weed Hunter|
|Pull 5,000 or more weeds.||Weed Menace|
|Visit a different town over 250 times.||World Traveler|
Contributed By: lj_sephiroth.
Fortune Cookie Prizes
Buy purchasing a Fortune Cookie from any of the Timmy and Tommy-owned stores, you can trade in a Lucky Ticket for any of the prizes below.
|Unlockable||How to Unlock|
|Fortune Cookie #24||1-Up Mushroom|
|Fortune Cookie #25||? Block|
|Fortune Cookie #36||Arwing|
|Fortune Cookie #44||Bad Bro's Stache|
|Fortune Cookie #45||Big Bro's Mustache|
|Fortune Cookie #28||Bill Blaster|
|Fortune Cookie #17||Block|
|Fortune Cookie #02||Block Floor|
|Fortune Cookie #34||Blue Falcon|
|Fortune Cookie #14||Blue Pikmin|
|Fortune Cookie #18||Coin|
|Fortune Cookie #50||Fi Mask|
|Fortune Cookie #27||Fire Bar|
|Fortune Cookie #20||Fire Flower|
|Fortune Cookie #19||Goal Pole|
|Fortune Cookie #22||Green Shell|
|Fortune Cookie #49||Hero's Boots|
|Fortune Cookie #08||Hero's Cap|
|Fortune Cookie #03||Hero's Clothes|
|Fortune Cookie #05||Hero's Pants|
|Fortune Cookie #32||Kart|
|Fortune Cookie #09||Majora's Mask|
|Fortune Cookie #35||Master Sword|
|Fortune Cookie #47||Metroid|
|Fortune Cookie #11||Midna's Mask|
|Fortune Cookie #01||Mushroom Mural|
|Fortune Cookie #07||Peach's Parasol|
|Fortune Cookie #33||Pikmin|
|Fortune Cookie #26||Pipe|
|Fortune Cookie #38||Random Item|
|Fortune Cookie #04||Random Item|
|Fortune Cookie #06||Random Item|
|Fortune Cookie #30||Random Item|
|Fortune Cookie #16||Random Item|
|Fortune Cookie #13||Red Pikmin|
|Fortune Cookie #39||S.S. Dolphin|
|Fortune Cookie #10||Samus Mask|
|Fortune Cookie #21||Super Mushroom|
|Fortune Cookie #23||Super Star|
|Fortune Cookie #12||Toad Hat|
|Fortune Cookie #37||Triforce|
|Fortune Cookie #48||Triple Bananas|
|Fortune Cookie #31||Triple Red Shells|
|Fortune Cookie #46||Varia Suit|
|Fortune Cookie #42||Varia Suit Pants|
|Fortune Cookie #43||Varia Suit Shoes|
|Fortune Cookie #40||Virtual Boy|
|Fortune Cookie #41||Wii Balance Board|
|Fortune Cookie #15||Yellow Pikmin|
|Fortune Cookie #29||Yoshi's Egg|
Contributed By: Lillym1000 and Zerukin.
Having the opposite gender's hairstyles
After getting 15 haircuts on your gender, Harriett will offer to let you get the male hairstyles if you're female and female hairstyles if you're male.
Contributed By: WoIfOfLight, NozawaJess, and lucazlt.
Prizes are dependent on which mode you are playing under. Prizes for the theme challenge cannot be earned while under the standard mode and vice-versa. Speak to Lyle about changing to and from the theme challenge.
|Unlockable||How to Unlock|
|Get a score 700,000 (theme challenge)||Arched Golden Door|
|Get a score of 70,000||Gold HHA Plaque|
|Get a score 100,000||Gold HHA Trophy|
|Get a score 150,000||Gold House Model|
|Get a score 500,000 (theme challenge)||Golden Exterior|
|Get a score 900,000 (theme challenge)||Golden Fence|
|Get a score 1,100,000 (theme challenge)||Golden Mailbox|
|Get a score 300,000 (theme challenge)||Golden Roof|
|Get a score 30,000||HHA Jacket|
|Get a score of 20,000||HHA Pennant|
|Get a score of 10,000||HHA tee|
|Get a score of 50,000||Silver HHA Plaque|
|Get a score of 90,000||Silver HHA Trophy|
Contributed By: jackthecat1216, djwilz2, Cat333Pokémon, and crazyDude01000.
Nookling store upgrades
|Unlockable||How to Unlock|
|T&T Mart must have been open for 10 days, and you must have spent 25,000 bells there. Also the Gardening Store must have been open for 10 days.||Super T&T|
|You must have spent 100,000 bells at T.I.Y and completed 4 Gracie Fashion Checks at Satisfactory level, and T.I.Y must have been open for 30 days.||T&T Emporium|
|10 days after your town is open and the you have spent at least 12,000 bells in Nookling Junction. Also, you must have moved out of a tent.||T&T Mart|
|You must have spent 50,000 bells at Super T&T and it must have been open for 21 days.||T.I.Y|
Contributed By: Sonicfan96.
Silver & Golden Tools
These are tools in the game that you unlock.
|Unlockable||How to Unlock|
|Talk to Leif the sloth after purchasing at least 50 tree saplings from the gardening shop.||Golden Axe|
|Talk to the fishing tournament host after catching every fish in the game.||Golden Fishing Rod|
|Talk to the bug catching tournament host after catching every bug in the game.||Golden Net|
|Talk to Leif the sloth after purchasing at least 50 fertilizers from the gardening shop.||Golden Shovel|
|Shoot down the present with 3 gold balloons attached to it.||Golden Slingshot|
|Talk to Isabelle after maintaining 15 days of perfect environmental conditions.||Golden Watering Can|
|Purchase from the island shop for 8 medals.||Silver Axe|
|Purchase from the museum's second floor extension after donating at least 30 fish.||Silver Fishing Rod|
|Purchase from the museum's second floor extension after donating at least 30 bugs.||Silver Net|
|Purchase from the museum's second floor extension after donating at least 15 fossils.||Silver Shovel|
|Shoot down the present with 2 silver balloons attached to it.||Silver Slingshot|
|Talk to Leif the sloth after purchasing at least 50 flower seeds from the gardening shop.||Silver Watering Can|
Contributed By: Supersmashmater.
Most, if not all of these require it being 10 days past the start of the game, and most will all be available in the public works list.
|Unlockable||How to Unlock|
|Have Nookling Junction upgrade for the first time, give Dr. Shrunk permission when he visits your house, and obtain signatures from other villagers.||Club LOL|
|(Req: 7 days after game start) Talk to Isabelle when she is sleeping. Dream Suite will be added to the public works list.||Dream Suite|
|Have your fortune read (which happens whenever Katrina visits your town) 20 times. Then speak to her and the shop will be added to the works list.||Fortune Teller Shop|
|Pull 30 weeds, plant 30 flowers or trees, OR water 30 plants.||Garden Center|
|Spend at least 8000 bells in the Able Sisters' shop.||Kicks|
|Donate at least 20 items (at least one from each category) to the museum, and talk to Blathers daily; the shop will become a works project.||Museum Shop|
|Talk to Sable (in the Able Sisters store; the one sewing machine)for 10 days straight and on the 11th day it will be added to the back of the store.||QR Machine|
|Turn off your 3DS without saving, and when you start up your town, Mr Resetti will say that the Reset Centre closed, then its a works project.||Reset Center|
|Spend at least 10,000 bells in Able Sisters' or Kicks. It must be at least 10 days since Kicks was built.||Shampoodle|
|Start up the game after finishing your upgrade to a house. Tortimer will greet you at the start up; meet him at the docks. You can go one day later.||The Island Resort|
|Donate 50 items to the Museum, and have the Museum Shop already unlocked. Talk to Blathers 7 days after the Museum Shop's opening.||The Roost Café|
Contributed By: m__oLo___m___, Salerian, Sonicfan96, GeekyDad, and TheAnthraxBunny.
Like in the previous Animal Crossing games, there is a rock in each town that, if you hit it with a shovel or axe, gives out money. It only does this once per day, of course, but you can get up to 16,000 bells if you hit it enough. Every day there will be an extra rock in your town. Hit it with a shovel and it will break and reveal a different mineral. You can take these to Cyrus (once he wakes up) and use them as an additional way to make your furniture different. Or you can just sell them. Once you have the silver shovel, you have a chance of making gems come out of the money rock instead of bells. Also, you can take 3 gold gems to Cyrus and he'll make you a random piece of a special gold furniture set.
Contributed By: ultimatemrbl98 and DeviantSniper.
View town's history
If you sit on the ledge at your mayor planted tree after it has grown for a month and wait a few seconds, credits will roll by showing your town history.
Contributed By: castlevania_CoD.
Avoid Bee Stings Easily
To easily avoid being stung by a bee, simply press 'Start' and select 'Save and Continue.' This will refresh the environment and cancel the flying bees, avoiding the need to run into a building or to try and catch them. The beehive will still be on the ground after the save completes.
Contributed By: darkninja157.
Avoid Triggering Beehives in Trees
To shake trees for money and furniture safely without fear of getting attacked by bees, go to the Train Station and open your train gate to visitors. Beehives will not spawn when your train gate is open.
Contributed By: Nut_Nut.
Whenever the time on the clock ends in 4 (i.e. 12:34 or 8:54), a balloon may appear on one of the sides your town. This means you can get up to 6 balloon presents an hour. You must be outside for the balloon to appear.
Contributed By: ChubbyMuffin77.
Change the Club LOL Gyroids
If you go into Club LOL during the morning or afternoon before the show you can walk up on the stage. If you click A on one of the Gyroids you can choose to swap it with one in your inventory. This can give a new back beat to some of KK's songs while he is DJing or playing guitar!
Contributed By: Aleu1010.
It's possible to perform cliff dives straight from your town and into the ocean. Look carefully for a section of the cliff that doesn't have any beach area beneath it. Stand near the edge, equip the Wet Suit, and press the A button. Your character will jump off the cliff and land in the water below.
Contributed By: discoinferno84.
Easier bug and fish catching!
When hunting for a certain type of catch, such as sharks or palm tree bugs, this trick will help. Search the area where you are looking for the creature, and if it isn't there hit start and save, but continue playing. This will reset the bug and fish spawns in your game, and it only takes a few seconds.
Contributed By: kybotica.
Extra item space
Whenever you're full of items in your inventory, you can store your items inside letters, preventing you from having to come back to get whatever you missed. This gives you 10 extra item spaces, handy for selling your bug/fish load from the island.
Contributed By: matt2325 and Kelsey619.
Hit Balloon Presents with Net
If ballooned presents come from the coastal side of town, go to the cliff the rest of town is on. Before the balloon reaches the cliff, hit it with your net. Also, if the present comes from the other side of the town, as the balloon reaches the cliff it will lower allowing you to hit as well.
Contributed By: rjsec4ever and mnemeth2005.
Skip Kapp'n's Song
While traveling to or from the Tropical Resort, while Kapp'n is singing tap the the B button rapidly. He'll suddenly stop singing and say a few things and then drop you off. This saves a lot of time.
Contributed By: SuperSensei.