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Animal Crossing: New Leaf

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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!

EffectCode
Black and whiteL Button
ColorNeither
Sepia toneR Button

Contributed By: MasterPeteDiddy.

Glitches

Tweeter/Bean glitch

Position your character next to something (like in front of a building door) and have your friend pushing you while you are repeatedly pressing A with your Tweeter or Beans equipped. Eventually you will get pushed onto/into places you aren't supposed to be like the roof of a building, or into a river or ocean. In places where there's no corners you can dig holes to prevent yourself from sliding around while your friend pushes you.

Contributed By: prsflnt2.

Unlockables

ATM Savings Rewards

Save the following amounts of bells in the ATM (located in the post office) to have a gift mailed to you.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Achieve a balance of 100,000,000 bellsABD
Achieve a balance of 5,000,000 bellsAluminum briefcase
Achieve a balance of 100,000 bellsBox of Tissues
Achieve a balance of 500,000 bellsLetter Set
Achieve a balance of 50,000,000 bellsMailman's Hat
Achieve a balance of 1,000,000 bellsPiggy Bank
Achieve a balance of 10,000,000 bellsPost-office poster
Achieve a balance of 20,000,000 bellsSafe

Contributed By: Stevewins123 and rdrcr420.

Badges

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.

UnlockableHow 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.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Fortune Cookie #241-Up Mushroom
Fortune Cookie #25? Block
Fortune Cookie #36Arwing
Fortune Cookie #44Bad Bro's Stache
Fortune Cookie #45Big Bro's Mustache
Fortune Cookie #28Bill Blaster
Fortune Cookie #17Block
Fortune Cookie #02Block Floor
Fortune Cookie #34Blue Falcon
Fortune Cookie #14Blue Pikmin
Fortune Cookie #18Coin
Fortune Cookie #50Fi Mask
Fortune Cookie #27Fire Bar
Fortune Cookie #20Fire Flower
Fortune Cookie #19Goal Pole
Fortune Cookie #22Green Shell
Fortune Cookie #49Hero's Boots
Fortune Cookie #08Hero's Cap
Fortune Cookie #03Hero's Clothes
Fortune Cookie #05Hero's Pants
Fortune Cookie #32Kart
Fortune Cookie #09Majora's Mask
Fortune Cookie #35Master Sword
Fortune Cookie #47Metroid
Fortune Cookie #11Midna's Mask
Fortune Cookie #01Mushroom Mural
Fortune Cookie #07Peach's Parasol
Fortune Cookie #33Pikmin
Fortune Cookie #26Pipe
Fortune Cookie #16Random Item
Fortune Cookie #06Random Item
Fortune Cookie #30Random Item
Fortune Cookie #04Random Item
Fortune Cookie #38Random Item
Fortune Cookie #13Red Pikmin
Fortune Cookie #39S.S. Dolphin
Fortune Cookie #10Samus Mask
Fortune Cookie #21Super Mushroom
Fortune Cookie #23Super Star
Fortune Cookie #12Toad Hat
Fortune Cookie #37Triforce
Fortune Cookie #48Triple Bananas
Fortune Cookie #31Triple Red Shells
Fortune Cookie #46Varia Suit
Fortune Cookie #42Varia Suit Pants
Fortune Cookie #43Varia Suit Shoes
Fortune Cookie #40Virtual Boy
Fortune Cookie #41Wii Balance Board
Fortune Cookie #15Yellow Pikmin
Fortune Cookie #29Yoshi'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.

HHA Prizes

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.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Get a score 700,000 (theme challenge)Arched Golden Door
Get a score of 70,000Gold HHA Plaque
Get a score 100,000Gold HHA Trophy
Get a score 150,000Gold 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 30,000HHA Jacket
Get a score of 20,000HHA Pennant
Get a score of 10,000HHA tee
Get a score of 50,000Silver HHA Plaque
Get a score of 90,000Silver HHA Trophy

Contributed By: jackthecat1216, djwilz2, Cat333Pokémon, and crazyDude01000.

Museum Shop Items

If you already have the second floor in the museum unlocked, new items will be available for sale in the museum gift shop after making a certain number of donations to the museum. Donate each of the following to unlock these items for sale.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Donate 30 fossilsDig-Site Floor
Donate all fossilsDig-Site Wall
Donate at 50 insectsJungle Floor
Donate all insectsJungle Wall
Complete the museumMuseum Model
Donate 20 works of artPaintball Floor
Donate all works of artPaintball Wall
Donate at 30 insectsSilver Net
Donate 30 fishSilver Rod
Donate 15 fossilsSilver Shovel
Donate 50 fishUnderwater Floor
Donate all fishUnderwater Wall

Contributed By: turtle4apple.

Nookling store upgrades

UnlockableHow 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.

UnlockableHow 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.

Unlockable Locations

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.

UnlockableHow 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.

Easter Eggs

Magic Rocks

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.

Secrets

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.

Balloon Frequencies

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.

Cliff Diving

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. Also, if your having a bad day or have a King Tut mask, you can jump in to rivers. How? I'll tell you. Find a corner to the river. make 2 holes and make sure they are one hole apart. Right now, you cant get in. So put a item in either one. Then go in the middle, turn around without moving, then dig it out. While your character shows you what you dug up, the back round will start to glitch and shake around. Put the item back and you will start. Then, you run at a angle which makes dust particles at your feat (Remember, you have to have a King Tut mask or be having a bad day to trip). Then you will trip in to the river, and you will be able to walk around in the river just like your on the ground (No water particles will appear). Warning: If you walk on the sides or up a bridge, you will do a magic jump up onto the ground or bridge.

Contributed By: discoinferno84 and Zs497.

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: AskaLangly 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.