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Animal Crossing: New Leaf


What is the quickest way to get a tan and how long..

caliswty43 asks: Added Aug 9th 2013, ID #317228

Question for Animal Crossing: New Leaf

What is the quickest way to get a tan and how long does it take to get a tan?

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Guest answered:
Added 14th Aug 2013, ID #600712
Like real life, getting a tan is not quick, although it does happen faster in the game than in real life.

To get a tan, you need to be outside on a warm, sunny day. Tans are easier to get in the summer. There cannot be clouds. You can do this in your town, but going to Tortimer Island guarantees the correct conditions for getting a tan. You can run around fishing, planting, and swimming if you like, or you can leave the game on and the 3DS open (not in sleep mode). It will take a few hours of being in the sun for a tan to appear. It may take multiple days to get to the darkest color. The tan will NOT appear until the next day.
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Guest said: 24th Nov 2015 | REPORT
it took me a while to figure out how to get tan.but now i know now.;)
Guest said: 30th Mar 2016 | REPORT
How long will this take
Guest said: 5th Apr 2016 | REPORT
what is an tan?
Guest said: 18th Jun 2016 | REPORT
Can we get tans on Tortimer Island Tours, since it's always cloudless and sunny on those?
prodDC answered:
Added 24th Oct 2013, ID #606344
You can go to the island and use the wetsuit, and stay in the water and put down the 3ds (charging is a good idea) for an hour and a half (or more) and repeat for 7 days (if you have that kind of money, if not- stay for longer for less days) (: or more if you want a darker color. ALSO! Take off all headgear socks and accessories! (knowledge from )
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Guest said: 30th May 2015 | REPORT
that's really helpful
Guest said: 24th Nov 2015 | REPORT
hmm sounds interesting. im glad i know

Matt77 answered:
Added 6th Jan 2014, ID #613494
You need to stand outside in the sun at the island or in town when it's Summer for a few hours. You can't get to the darkest stage of a tan in 1 day, it takes several days to reach that stage of tan.
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Guest said: 25th Feb 2015 | REPORT
Ok really the quickest way is to go to the island stand in the sun with no hats and no long sleeved shirts for 15 minutes and Ull get the tan the next day
Guest said: 4th Apr 2015 | REPORT
If it is not summer months in your town(July-September) go to tortimers island, put on the wetsuit and remove hats, accessories, socks and shoes, stay there for quite a while (1-3 hour(s))
Guest said: 24th Nov 2015 | REPORT
wow that really helped me out.
Guest said: 6th Jun 2016 | REPORT
omg thnx so much I looks cute now! :P
Guest answered:
Added 30th May 2015, ID #663651
I know a way that you can get marriage, tanning and babies version/mod.
You get a wedding, tan and baby parlour. You also get a church, honeymoon resort and daycare/kindy/school
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Guest said: 17th Jul 2015 | REPORT
Huuuh HOW!!
Guest said: 18th Jul 2015 | REPORT
It's a lie lol, the models don't even exist for that PLUS even if it did, your DS would have to be 9.5 or lower update-wise. (A lot of people say stuff like this usually for likes sadly XD)
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Guest answered:
Added 10th Jul 2015, ID #666375
Just remove everything excluding shirt and pants and charge your 3ds and leave the screen OPEN!!! Come back in 1 to 2 hours and you will usually have a tan
Guest answered:
Added 7th Sep 2015, ID #670139
To get a tan is to go to the island if you have that kind of money, then you can charge and wait a while, and boom a tan! You can check if you go inside you'll be slightly decker than you were before. Also the other way to tell you have a tan is to make a shirt that's the same color as your normal skin.
Guest answered:
Added 7th Oct 2015, ID #671496
The best way to get a tan is to get Kapp'n to take you to Tortimer Island. If it is raining at the island, if you don't want to do something else there then sorry about the 1,000 bells you wasted... 😩 If it isn't raining then congratulations! You are on your way to getting a tan! Anyway, when you see that it isn't raining, go and ask Lloyd for a wetsuit, or just use yours if you were wearing it! Then go to the corner of the ocean (any corner will do) and leave your 3DS there for at least an hour. WARNING: DO NOT CLOSE IT! It is recommended that you keep it on charge at this point. Then save and quit. The next day/the next time you load up you will have a tan! The more hours you stayed there, the darker tan you will have. If you can't see your tan, then create a skin coloured design. Wear it as a shirt! Done!

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