Animal Crossing: Wild World money guide
Written by Migitoneo3
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This is it. The final edition. The last one. The last samurai. The last of the
Mohicans. The ugly duckling. The dolly llama (I donít even know what that is
someone please explain that to me) I ran out of comparisons. The point is Iíve
finally gotten tired of filtering through countless emails all about the same
thing. So hereís the deal. Stop. Iím done. While I appreciate everything that
all of those who contributed had to say, Iím about done with the guide. Ready to
move on. Saddle up ma horse and ride into the city. Time to hang up the water
hose filled with sand and quit my faq updating ways. Plus I got a job as a game
reviewer at gamehelper.com! I mean come on! How awesome is that?! Itís just a
testament that writing faqs for this website actually can get you places.
Anyway. No more contributions to the guide. If you have something that you
contributed but that I didnít add, it was because I had a reason. Like the whole
money rock thing? Iíd have to take out a whole joke if I added in that
information, and honestly everyone knows about that anyway. So. See you guys
later. Itís been a fun time. Approximately 350 people from all over the world
have emailed me with questions, comments, and criticisms about my guide. Iíve
gotten 70,000 hits on the guide since itís release half a year ago. Hm. Not bad.
Thanks for the run guys. And if you have something good(or bad) to say about the
guide or just me in particular, Iíll still gladly answer any emails you send me.
Although keep in mind that Iím not an animal crossing helpline. Thanks again.
This has got to be a sign of the friggin apocalypse. Iíve received more crap
mail in the last two months than I ever hoped to in my entire life. Itís
official, the Animal Crossing: Wild World community is plagued with some of the
most ignorant people on the planet. This, for your viewing pleasure, is the new,
special edition of my guide: v.rant
Also, the next update will be composed of what you think, not me. So read the
new sections and then tell me what you think and I promise that I will add it in
your original words in the next update.
Okay, it's finally here. I know a lot of the walkthroughs have promised
one of these in future updates, but for those tired of waiting, here it is. An
in depth, fully detailed money guide. This is my first FAQ, but me cun spel
gud, so you know I'm not a complete idiot. You may want to read this guide
simply for entertainment reasons, as I plan to let my cynical humor shine. I'll
try to use no longer than 2-syllable words, (Donut, Tractor, Dog)so the weak of
heart and mind can under- I mean, get what I'm communi- never mind.
Moving on to the topic of copyrights; look, I don't care what you do with
this guide, post it anywhere, just don't change my quotes. For instance, you
could change the word "quotes" in that last sentence to "pants" and post it
somewhere and next thing you know I'm gettin all kinds of strange comments in
my e-mail account. You get the idea.
I fully invite anyone who wishes to contribute anything. My e-mail is
No I'm not kidding, that's really what it is. I'll contribute your um...
contributy thingy if it's good enough AND RELEVANT.
Okay... how's that for an introduction? Now for what the title claims
this to be: the money guide. Nah. I'm just messin with you. You're still
going to have to scroll through the contents and version history and my notes
and- scroll! Scroll like the wind!
Using Money for More Money
How to Fossils
Fossils: Sell or Donate?
How to Fishing
Thoughts on Fishing
How to Fruit
Thoughts on Fruit
Foraging For Funds
How to Money Trees
Thoughts on Money Trees
Cheating Your Friends and Family for Fun and Profit
Local/Online Stalk Market
Thoughts on Red Turnips
Thoughts on White Turnips
Notes on White Turnips
Other Cash Making Techniques
The Flea Market
RANT: Your Emails
RANT: The Online Community
Frequently Asked Questions
Cheats that I Know About but Wonít Tell You Because itís Cheating
What's Supposed to be Copyrights
0.1 3/23/06 11:15 PM
I'm workin on everything. Got down the intro. Contents. Obviously this version
history entry. Buckets of fun stuff. It's eleven o'clock, so I'm gone just
leave it at this. Haven't contributed to GameFAQs yet, and I probably won't
until this is near completion. I'm nice like that. Plus, I want to have a
laugh on nearly every line to make this the most enjoyable guide possible. K.
Maybe not line, but paragraph. I just want this to be as acceptable as
possible. Expect this done in a week. I'm not adding any more v. history until
I contribute. I swear.
0.2 3/23/06 11:16 PM
1.0 3/24/06 10:37 PM
Wow. You know you're bored when you type an entire guide in 2 days. Yeah, I
know I gave a week estimate, but this is pretty much done. You'll notice my
sales pitch on the money tree section. Also, the online trading section I'm
waiting for. Other than those two sections, this FAQ is ready for contribution
to GameFAQs. Sweetness. I know I said this would have a laugh in every
paragraph, but it kinda doesn't right now. I'm going to go through tomorrow
and funny up the guide, because that is what for me makes writing this guide
worth it. I'll have this baby pitched to GameFAQs by tomorrow night.
Hopefully they won't let the baby hit the pavement, because that would probably
kill it... That was the weirdest metaphor I've ever used. Anyway, this is it
until tomorrow night. I'm crossing my fingers for good luck.
1.5 3/30/06 11:40 PM
Woah. It got accepted. That's awesome. Yay for me! I is teh roxorness!!!1!1
Anyway, thanks GameFAQs. Another thing, I'm getting some seriously insane
feedback. Keep it coming yall. I thought I was pretty well done with this
guide. Obviously not. Thanks to simple short suggestions, this guide will be
nearly double it's original planned size. Huge feedback. I really appreciate
this. I know I've got a lot of stuff marked for release on the next update,
that's because I'm going to use a lot of this guy Tim's suggestions, but it's
nearly Midnight, and I'm going to pass out any moment. Later.
Sorry it took me so long to update... I went on like this trip with my church
to Tampa, Florida and our van broke down and we ran out of food and I mowed the
lawn at a homeless shelter and we shoveled horse crap at the YMCA... They hate
the song. Anyway, I'm back... and surprise! Somebody made another money guide
on the same freakin website! Alright! I'm not angry though. Yeah... I'm
changing the copyrights at the bottom, as you people have no dignity. Welcome
to America. On the subject of the guide, I finished adding everything that one
guy that I recognized at the bottom sent me. Thanks. I also added the money
tree section and my thoughts on it, thanks to Jared Molinaro, who gave me it.
I'm also working on a Frequently asked questions section, because I'm getting
e-mails with some good ones in them, and some not so good ones. Other than that
I added some tiny things on turnips and some recognition to those who've helped
me. Thanks guys! Version 2.00 is up and running. Don't expect anymore major
changes, unless you guys can think of anything. Which reminds me, help me with
online trading! Somebody!
Whoa. I am so sorry. Itís been exactly two months since the last update. I
sincerely apologize to everyone that Iíve kept waiting. The one person that I
owe the biggest apology to is Ariel Aguayo. Man, I am so sorry. I see that you
finally just gave up and contributed to the other money guide, but I can
understand your frustration entirely. This is, as the title suggests, the next-
to-last edition of the money guide. Iíve been receiving some of the same old
questions and suggestions over and over lately, so unless I get something truly
original, itís gonna be a while until I finally call it quits and label this the
final version. Big thanks for the estimated 90 letters Iíve received, the
readerís have built this guide just as much as I have. And those letters were
all interesting, whether they were helpful or not. From the ones like the letter
with the useful flea market trip, to my conversation with that guy on why Redd
is a worthless idiot, to that guy, Billy Klebe, who flooded my box with requests
to play online with me, Iíve enjoyed every letter. Also, please check out my
notes, as theyíve been updated massively, as has the frequently asked questions
section. I also added an entirely new section, the ďCheats That I know About But
Wonít Tell You Because Itís CheatingĒ section.Ē I also corrected every single
misspelled word in the document, excluding the words that I either misspelled on
purpose or just made up entirely. Youíll also notice the greeting at the top,
reminding you that the guide has been changed a TON. Iíve added every single
person whoíve ever sent me an e-mail helping with this guide or asking a new
question, and why Iím thanking them to the contributions section. Once again,
after the next update, you wonít have a chance to contribute any more, so
please, whether you have new information, an unanswered question, or anything
else that I wouldnít deem to be complete garbage, send it to me.
Iíve updated the guide massively, and I apologize for the wait. Email anything
related to Animal Crossing. I need the support. After this I will be working on
a new, weekly Animal Crossing Newsletter, which will have fanfics, joke
articles, patterns, house and town makeover ideas, and ideas for games to play
in multiplayer, among lots of other things. Look it up and try it out, not only
will it bring new life to your worn ACWW game, it will have me as one of the
main writers, so expect much of the same humor shown here. If you like my
writing style, or just get a kick out of it, please give this newsletter a try.
Iím not the editor, but from what Iíve seen itís going to be good. We might post
the first the first three editions as a FAQ on GameFAQs. Oh, and stuff on the
Animal Crossing for Wii. Itís going to have it. Check it out.
YOU CAN WRITE ARTICLES FOR THE NEWSLETTER. Or just contribute. E-MAIL ME IF
READ THE VERSION UPDATE COMPLETELY. Itís long, but it has some important stuff.
Another day, another update. Somethin like that, I donít know, itís been like
two weeks since the last update.
As I stated in the new intro, half of you, the readers, are intelligent, well-
mannered people with some very kind and uplifting words for my guide. I truly
appreciate the immense support. On the other hand, the other half is composed of
some of the most challenged people to ever walk the face of the earth. Since the
nice people donít make for good jokes, this version is dedicated to the
stupidity of this gameís community. Iíve added two entire new sections, one
based on all the emails Iíve received, and one based on just ignorant things
that Iíve noticed about the people that play this game. Iíve censored the names
of the people that these sections are based on, one by request, the others
because they would probably thank me for including them in the guide. This, my
friends, is gamefaqs magic. Welcome to v.rant
I'm not an expert an online trading, as evidenced by some topics I've
posted on the boards ("Nintendo Bench for a Bajillion Bells Der!!"), so I'd
really appreciate someone who would e-mail me their own written rendition
of that section so I can add it in. 100,000 Bells and a very big mention
in the guide for whoever contributes the most helpful guide first.
I swear, if I get one more e-mail about "u forgoteded teh tabel tricksess!
duuuuuuur" my head is going to implode. I know about the table trick. I
don't like it. It's cheating. Stop telling me about it please.
I know I said that anybody could use my FAQ. But I never thought my info
would be taken, copied, and used ON THE SAME WEBSITE. I can't believe that
GameFAQs would actually allow it. Yeah. So much for common courtesy.
Well, mine's going to be better. And I'm changing my copyrights. You
bunch of rotten, egg sucking, yella bellied, squirrel shootin, grandma
slappin city slickers... :)
Never in all my life have I had so many people interested in my work. 100
contributions and 30,000 hits later, Iíve got myself a kickstart to a nice
resume for jobs in Game Journalism. Iíve just been presented with a job on both
that AC newsletter, but also as a reviewer for gamehelpers.com, a growing
website. Life. Is. Gravy.
Please, please, please email me anything you can think of related to AC. This
is the guideís final run, and I need to have absolutely everything perfect
before I make the final casting call. In case you missed everything else in the
guide but this note, my email is email@example.com
If you want something to make your Animal Crossing game fun again, Iím going to
ask you one more time to check out this newsletter. If you want to contribute to
it, or even write an entire article, send me an email, and Iíll pass the good
word along to the editor. Weíve got big plans for this thing.
Using Money for More Money
Before I begin rattling on about all the wonderful nonsense mentioned in
the contents, I have to make a few suggestions. Before you can even begin to
buy things with all the wealth you will (hopefully) accumulate from following
this guide, you need to pay off your house to the point where you have a
usable second story. Trust me, you're going to have white turnips coming out
your ears. Very painful. You'll need the space. That and the purchase of a
dresser is all you need. I say this because you WILL need the storage and you
WILL- no wait, there was only one reason. Anyway, keep that in mind.
How to Fossils
Only in AC would hundreds of dead critters show up on a daily basis in
your back yard. Odd as it seems, three stars appear in your town every day.
These stars can be dug up using the shovel, revealing either a pitfall, gyroid,
or fossil, the latter of which is what this chapter is all about. Fossils sell
for quite a lot of money usually, but you can't do anything with them until you
get them identified by the museum curator, Blathers, whom from what I can
gather, cannot move his legs. Simply talk to him, select "check fossil" and
choose the fossil to be identified. Blathers will faithfully begin studying the
fossil while making a series of disturbing grunts and gasps for breath. After
this epileptic episode, he will ask whether or not you will donate the piece to
the museum. He won't ask if that type of fossil has already been donated.
Fossils: Sell or Donate?
Here comes the eternal question, should you sell for the quick 2-5,000 bells,
or Donate in order to make your museum a better place? I recommend using
fossils as a form of making cash only in the beginning of the game. You'll
need the extra dough to pay that house off as soon as possible (for the first
few upgrades, anyway). After that, rely on some of the following methods for
your income, while you soup up that museum. If you don't care about your
museum, go ahead and sell. No skin off your back. Unless somebody you know
needs a transplant.
How to Fishing
This is the best moneymaker that doesn't require an investment. Save the
measely 400 for the fishing rod and you have an all new source of income.
Fishing is a very simple concept. Stand facing a body of water and press A.
This casts your line. You'll have a floatymajigger type thing that will dip
when a fish bites. The most important thing to remember is that the fish has
to be facing the thingymajigger to see it and to possibly take the bait. You
have to take into consideration the flow of water when casting towards a fish.
In case you haven't already figured it out, the fish is that fish-like shadow.
No der. You also might want to let the line float a ways before pulling in so
as to give a chance for the fish to react. When a fish nibbles on your line,
don't pull in (A) right away. Wait until right after the floaty thingy goes
under and makes the sploosh noise before reeling. Get some practice in, and
learn to time it right, and the fish is yours. I tried eating them raw, but it
seems that someone at Nintendo has some common sense. Sell the fish for quick
cash, donate it if it's a first timer, or keep it as a pet. Practice, and
you'll perfect the technique in no time. O. And the reason that I called it the
"floatymajigger" thing, that was a joke. You know. Like, hah hah. I got an e-
mail from some guy tellin me that it made me appear unintelligent. Tell you
what, if you actually have nothing better to do than correct spelling errors in
some unimportant online FAQ, do it to somebody else's. I don't find it humorous
when I get insulted. I'll correct the spelling errors. If that bothers you,
print it out and use white out, but don't tell me about it. I couldn't care
Thoughts on Fishing
This is the best quick cash method. Once you get good at it, you'll be
haulin in squirming nuggets o gold faster than a Californian with magnet
gloves. A full pack of fish can sometimes sell for 10,000. It isn't the
fastest way to make money, but it is an unlimited supply source, and it doesn't
require but a 400 bell investment. I highly recommend this technique until
you're rich enough to live off of the "stalk market," which we'll get into
later. So go out and start endangering species, their pitiful lives are worth
tons! Of money!
How to Fruit
This is, without a doubt, the biggest moneymaker in the game. It is also
one of the most time consuming, as it may take weeks before your orchard is
complete. There are 6 types of fruit: Apples, Oranges, Peaches, Cherries,
Pears and Coconuts. These are planted by digging a hole anywhere and dropping
a fruit of any type in. If you don't trample the sapling like some clumsy oaf,
a new tree that will produce three of the type of buried fruit every three days
will grow. Trees can be planted in any soil but the sand on the beach. The
one exception are coconuts, which can only flourish in the soil directly above
the sand; NOT THE SAND.
You're town starts out with one of the normal five fruits (never coconuts).
This fruit sells for 100 bells apiece at Nook's shop. Since each tree
produces three fruits every three days, that adds up. But it's not where the
real money's at. The reason this made this list is the selling price for fruit
that isn't native to your town. 500 bells FOR A SINGLE FRUIT. The fact that
you can get over 200 trees in your town, each producing 3 500 bell fruit, is
literally a mind-blowing amount of bells. That equals 300,000 bells every 3
days. Yeah. That's a lot. How do you get these foreign fruits? Everybody
recommends going online to get them. That's because everybody is an idiot.
The quickest way to get some foreign fruit is to simply send a letter to a
villager with one of your native fruits attached. They will probably send a
foreign fruit back. Chop down a tree and plant the fruit where the stump used
to be. This is so you are pretty much guaranteed that the fruit tree will grow
successfully. After that, plant every fruit that grows from the tree (don't
chop down anything for them), and every fruit that grows from those trees. Do
this until the town hall attendant tells you that you have too many trees in
your town. Chop down a few until she's satisfied, then start chopping down
and replacing the stumps with that type of fruit. Doing this will not only
give you a perfect town, but a near unlimited supply of bells. It's not
balanced, but it'll make the other kids cry with jealousy.
Thoughts of Fruit
This is the way to get rich. The only problem is, if you do the 200 trees
thing, you'll have to spend about 3 hours picking the fruit. If you are, you
know, a nerd with no life, that's all fun and swell, but for me that just isn't
worth it. I got like, chicks and stuff. Seriously. Anyway, it IS the best
way to make the moolah, so you pick.
Foraging for Funds
Heh. That has a nice ring to it. Tongue twister. Peterpiperpicksapeck-
you know, it's not quite as challenging when you type it. Anyway, that was
random, and I apologize. This is about using all the things you find to sell.
I'm gone crack this off Dvd Duesday style, for all you AOTS fans.
Seashells: Good. Quick. Good money. Takes a while to reappear.
Native Fruit: Quick cash. Good for when you need a few extra bucks.
Old Furniture: Not much cash. Sell it if it isn't rare.
Recycled Furniture: If you don't want it, sell it.
Gyroids: I hate em. Nearly 1000 bells apeice. Sell em all.
Lost and Found stuff: Nearly always crap. Quick buck.
Your own leg: I'm joking.
How to Money Trees
Finally. It's here. MONEY TREES!!! yay. whatever. To grow one of these, you
first need a golden shovel. This will take about two days. Buy a shovel. Got
it? Good. Now buy another shovel, like the next day or something. Got it? Good
. Now bury one shovel with the first shovel, and just leave it. The idea is
to wait at least 24 hours before you dig the second shovel up again. Before
exactly that and this won't work. After your 24 hours, dig it back up and it
will be a golden shovel. This would bring down the value of gold to nothing
in a matter of hours if the media found out, so don't tell. After you've
gotten the golden shovel, dig a hole. I know, you're tired of it. Suck it up.
Now the interesting part. See, if you bury a money bag in this hole, there's a
chance that it will grow into a tree that bears 3 bags containing the same
amount of bells that was in the buried bag. But there's a catch. It might not
grow AND the maximum you can get is three 30,000 bell bags, or 90,000 bells,
for our less mathematically gifted viewers. So burying over 90,000 bells is
pretty much pointless. Also, if you bury 1,000 bells, there's a 1% chance a
money tree will grow. A tree will grow regardless, but it might not have money
on it. If you bury 10,000 bells, on the other hand, there's a 10% chance a
money tree will grow. 50,000 buried bells equals a 50% chance of growth, and
so on. Every thousand bells adds one percent chance of growth to your overall
chance. Got it? Good. Keep in mind that the tree won't grow more than 90,000
bells, though. Also, it will not regrow bells like a normal fruit tree.
Thoughts on Money Trees
It's Chancy. Your Choice
I'm no expert at online trading, in fact, I suck at it. That's why I'm
begging anyone to help me. PLEASE. Turnips I got, I just need maybe a list of
items considered rare and that therefore sell for more, some strategies, and
whatever else you throw in. There is a bell award.
Cheating Your Friends and Family for Fun and Profit
Now this is something I can tell you about. Once you already have a
decent catalog, prepare to make some cash if you have access to online or local
multiplayer. My dad is a really philosophical kinda guy. An engineer for NASA
actually. Basically, he has way to much think time on his hands. Anyway, he
one day explained the basis of trading. It's called the "greatest fool." Now
you may be thinking, oh boy, here comes a sarcastic Migito moment. But it's
really pretty practical. You see, everybody has wants. Depending on how much
they value these wants, they set a price in their mind. You can always push
this price up a bit. The trick is to not push the item you are selling up too
far, or they will become stubborn and revert to that original price they had
set in their mind. Here comes the fool part. When figuring out how much that
particular item is worth, you must decide how much to pay for it. If you don't
have an item in your catalog, where everything is pretty much cheap, you may
have to go online to buy the item. If you buy the item for more than the
customer is willing to pay, you have become the greatest fool. Don't ask how
much the person is willing to pay, because then they'll figure out that they
are at the moment they are the greatest fool, and then YOU once again become
the greatest fool. That's about as complicated as I'm going to get this whole
guide, so be wary of vampiric squirrels!!!(joke explained in thanks)
Local/Online Stalk Market
Here comes my take on the one thing that 90% of the topics on the boards
are about. If you know nothing about turnips, skip this and go to the white
turnips section. If you do have an IQ above 20, stay here and read on. As you
know, everybody that owns the game has their own turnip price every day. Some
are better than others. A lot better. This is where taking advantage of
others begins. If you have an incredible price on turnips, (400+) and have an
online connection, take your town to market. What I mean is post your price on
a board and charge an entrance price. Before doing so, check out what other
people have in their towns, and see what THEY are charging for entrance. No
one wants to pay 100,000 for entrance to a town with turnips buying for 500
bells when some other guy has nook shelling out 600 bells a pop and he's only
charging 75,000 bells for entrance. Local people will generally let you in for
free, or for however much money you have, since it's assumed you're friends
since you're playing together. If they won't let you in for cheap, simply lob
something heavy at them, that way when they're passed out, you can open their
gates. You could also blackmail. Lobbing things is more fun, though. When
the cops ask, I didn't tell you that.
Every Sunday from six to twelve in the morning, a creepy old hog type thing
wearing a bonnet, named Joan, shows up randomly walking around your town.
She's packing two typed of turnips, red and white, the former being the subject
of this chapter. Good 'ol Joan has the memory of an elephant... that has had a
lobotomy. Every single time she shows up, she only remembers to bring ONE PACK
OF SEEDS. Aggravated? You will be when you find out how much these things are
worth. Buy the pack, which cost only 1,000 bells. Find a easily visibly area,
and plant it. (Doesn't require a hole, plant like a flower) Now here's the
catch: you have to water this thing every single day or it will die. That
doesn't sound so bad. I mean, you know, what's a thousand bells? The little
wussy will die after a week also. BUT, if you water it every day and sell it
the end of the week, Old Man Nook will take it off your hands for 15,000 bells.
Now you know why it's aggravating that you can only buy one.
Thoughts on Red Turnips
This is an okay way to make cash, but it really doesn't feel worth the
dedication in the end. If you play AC every day of the week, buy you a pack of
big red. But if for any reason you can't make it to your ds even one day of a
whole week, this is a waste of time and money. Not my favorite. Also, the
fact that you can only buy one pack at a time makes this technique a pass.
It pretty much sucks.
How to White Turnips
Heeeeeeeeeeere we go. Your one way ticket to "retirement" from picking
fruit. Also from the large-headed Joan, these are AC's version of a one-
product stock market. Joan will sell these at varying prices every Sunday.
There is an unlimited supply, so buy all you like. Joan's selling prices
usually hover around 100 bells, with exceptions. The reason you should spend
all your hard-earned cash on the turnips? Tom Nook's buying price raises or
lowers randomly from Monday-Saturday. Buy low, sell high, make a load, milk
Like I said before, Joan's selling price is usually around 100 bells. The
only time you should refrain from buying is when she's selling for more than
about 130 bells. More than that and you're risking it. But if you feel lucky,
go ahead. If you're rich to the point that you're just making more money for
bragging purposes, invest every time. Though you'll probably want to rip off
someoneís face when you get messed over. Fair warning. Check Tom Nook's every
day. If you don't get a price that you would make a decent amount of money on
by Wednesday, sell on the next price that comes up that will get you your money
back. If Nook at any time offers 30 bells more than what you bought them for,
sell. It's worth it. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL SATURDAY TO SELL. Why the urgency?
Like their red counterparts, white turnips spoil after Saturday. These are
some good rules to follow when investing. Don't follow them and you'll
probably get hosed.
Thoughts on White Turnips
This is the way to make the REAL money. Paired with a good fruit orchard,
you'll have your house paid off in no time with smart investments. Always
check with Joan. ALWAYS. If you have to time travel a few hours to get her,
do it. But the turnips don't survive tting, so be warned. You won't be able
to change back till you sell. Suck on that, tters.
Notes on White Turnips
I got a very interesting e-mail from some random dude named Master5871
(whole lot of masters out there) who held a very interesting bit of knowledge
that I'd never heard before. Turns out old man Nookinton changes his turnip
prices after noon. That means you have two chances a day to make tons, not
just one. I didn't know, so maybe you didn't. Then again, I also don't know
what I ate for breakfast, so it's not a high standard.
Get a lot of money, put it in the bank, get a very small amount of
interest. Not very useful if you're trashed, but if you have a ton of cash
anyway, why not? You're better off putting your money into turnips though.
Somebody kill this man. This is the biggest cash devouring monster in any
game in my recent memory. Give the insane little stalker a good bug net whack,
but for the love of God, don't talk to him. If you do make the mistake of
speaking to this weasel, who shows up every Saturday, he'll make you answer a
3-question survey that always ends the same way: him offering you insurance.
Sounds useful right? If so, you have an ear infection. This pays about a
100th of what you paid for the insurance in the first place. Sort of like
insurance in real life. Anyway, if you get stung by a bee or hosed by Redd,
he'll give you some money. And by money, I mean just enough to wipe your tail
with. Not a lot.
The Flea Market
Every once in a while, every animal in town hosts their very own small
shop in their home. Go, because they will buy some items for up to three times
what Nook would pay. A very nice way to make cash. Not much else you can say.
Just don't depend on it. It's not an every day thing.
UPDATE: Iíve recently been informed of a trick you can use to exploit the
foolish little villagers. Sometimes after you sell an item to an animal, it will
appear in the recycle bin, where you can go and pick it up again. This allows
you to potentially sell the same item multiple times to the same animal. Proving
once and for all that not only that elephants DO forget, but also that thereís
always someone dumber than you.
Ever notice those little floaty things that, you know, float around on the
top screen sometimes? Those are BALOONS. Much to the excitement of millions
of brain-dead children around the world, balloons are in this game. It doesn't
make much sense, but for some reason, balloons will float over your town about
every ten minutes. There is a reason Nook has all those slingshots in his shop
. That's what you use to shoot down those balloons.
If you ever played the first Animal Crossing, you'll probably be expecting
to have to do tons of deliveries in this game. Let's face it, in the first
game there were about three things animals would say to you: "I lost my
glasses, bought this shirt for (insert random pantless animal here), or I
found (insert other random pantless animal here)'s Gameboy and you can't play
it because this is a stupid game and Nintendo likes to torture people." It got
old. Real fast. BUT, you were also expecting NES games, and we didn't get
those either. Yes. No more stupid, repetitive animal deliveries. You can
still deliver for animals by simply talking to them and hope it comes up in the
conversation, but there is no longer the option to deliver on the screen. You
know what I mean. Delivering for the animals is a pretty bad way to make cash.
If you want furniture, or just brownie points with the animals, this is a good
way to pass the time, but if the animals do decide to pay you, it probably won't
be over 1,000 bells. Not really worth your time. On the other hand, you could
sell the furniture and other items you are likely to get from them, which could
bring in some cash flow. Your choice. It's almost worth it just to watch your
neighbor pull a couch out of his pants.
Okay, Animals have hobbies. These really annoying mindless desires for a
certain type of thing, such as pink furniture, or the left leg of all the other
animals. One of the two, I forget. Anyway, these hobbies pop up in random
conversation with your townspeople AND DON'T GO AWAY UNTIL YOU FUFILL THEM.
Sometimes they'll stay even though you fulfilled them, but I'm not sure. Anyway
if you really just hate money, go right ahead. I bought a pink couch for Cesar,
because, apparently, he's like that, and he paid me about half of what I paid to
get the thing. Sometimes you get furniture, but you're safer off doing some
I don't really care what you call them, magical or red, players of the original
Animal Crossing for GCN will probably remember one of the tricks in the game
that made even less sense than the others. Basically, hit a rock with a shovel,
and money might come shooting out of it. Yeah. See, every day a different rock
is... financial... um. Well, it has money in it. Basically just run around like
an idiot every day hitting every rock in town. You could add some strategy to
it. I'm serious. I'm literally about to give you a strategy for hitting a rock
with a shovel. What has our world come to?
Okay, the more you hit the rock that has the money within a certain time limit,
the more money comes out. It comes out in an order something like this.
1 hit- 100 bells
2 hit- 200 bells
3 hit- 300 bells
4 hit- um. More than that.
Look, I don't know. Just hit the rock a bunch and money comes out. The details
aren't really necessary. Although the way you stand is, see, you get knocked
back every time you hit the rock, and since you only have a small amount of time
that the rock will produce money, that's a bad thing. Luckily for you, some guy
whose name I'll have to add in a later version came up with a way to stop the
recoil. Simply dig two holes like this: Oh, crap. I accidentally made it so the
graph is split between two pages... I'll fix that with some random thoughts.
If you throw money at people, is that assault, or charity?
How'd that whale fly over that kid at the end of "Free Willy"? It should of
like, crushed him. That would have been a better ending.
How much wood COULD a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Okay, I'm done. Wait, they don't have pages in FAQs, do they? God, I'm stupid.
Key: R=Rock 0=Hole X=You
RRRRRR XX 000
I for one think that's a very good picture. Anyway, you stand approximately
where the X is, and face the rock. Then start hitting and don't stop, if you
placed the two holes correctly, you won't move backwards enough to the point
that you will miss the rock. This will assure that you can hit the rock as many
times as possible before it stops spitting out the cash.
Do some foraging and whatnot while you expand your foreign fruit orchard.
Doing so will give you the funds to get into white turnip investment, which is
the absolute best way to make money. That's pretty much all there is too it.
Just have fun.
Make your own strategy using any of the suggested ways to make cash, then
buy what you want with it. That's the point of AC, customization and
uniqueness on every cartridge. Don't conform. But remember, if you let your
obsession with getting virtual money go to far, such as planting an orchard
that takes 3 hours to pick, you've stepped over the line. There's more to life
than video games, don't donate so much of yours to them. That's about it.
Have fun and make some cash. Just don't expect it all to happen in one day,
cuz it won't. I hope you enjoyed reading this FAQ, and found it useful. If
you didn't, you can die for all I care. Thank you.
RANT: Your Emails
This is unbelievable. Iím about to hurt some peopleís feelings. They deserve it.
All of the following emails were sent to me within ONE MONTH AGO. After the
biggest inside joke in my guide is the hated ďtable trick,Ē these people still
sent me this, as if it was their idea. One person even went so far as to
personally mail me about how much he hated my writing. Iíve withheld all names,
because I have like, 1 kind bone in my body. Here we go.
Email 1: hey, well, i just got done reading your guide, and i noticed your white
turnip section. you said that they spoil the next sunday. but, if you place the
turnips on a table, they will not spoil. eh? it always works for me...
anyways, if you want to "recognize" me for this tip my GameFaq name is CENSORED.
if you dont want to i dont care. nice guide though
My Response: Holy mother of squirrels that is genius. Iím adding this
Email 2: I would like to know how to get 5 million (or a million) bells on this
game (Animal Crossing : Wild World), so that I can pay off my loan, on the game
I have read your Animal Crossing : Wild World guide (money guide) and doesn't
say nothing about getting 5 million bells
I would appreciate your help as to how you can do this
Could you send me this As Soon As Possible
My Response: Thatís a fantastic idea. Wish Iíd thought of that (what the?)
Email 3: this is a very nice guide but is not the best for someone that just
bought the game, lol. i could use a few better tips and stuff.
My Response: Well thanks for that little tip, CENSORED. Unfortunately, I don't
care about your opinion, and i could have spent the time reading your message to
do something important, like wiping my own butt. So now, i'm going to print out
your email and use it as toilet paper. Thanks!
Email 4: ok, I saw in your Animal Crossing money FAQ that you didn't have any
thing about how to keep your turnips frsh for more than a week...it's a glitch,
but a good one none the less. all you have to do is own a table. go to your
table and drop your something (like a tool or paper). then drop your turnips.
instead of them going onto the floor, they'll go onto the table and they'll
never spoil!! I thought that was pretty neat...
My Response: (Okay, this person I actually felt bad for, because they were very
quick to realize their mistake, so I posted this anyway without their name)
Email 5: Hi, I read your guide, nice job, it really helps. Anyway, you mentioned
a tabley cheat, and even though I might not do it, I would like to know how to
do it and what it does.
My Response: Whoa. Thanks for that. Iím adding an entire section in your name
buddy. (Side note, he did compliment my guide, so I still like that guy, but he
did send me like 50 emails, and Iím just trying to prove my point, so there ya
And thatís just a little sample of the horrors that Iíve endured. All of these
are very recent. But for the love of not boring the reader to death, Iíve
decided that thatís all you really need to see to get my point. Out of all 175+
emails Iíve received about the guide, about 1 out of 5 is like one of those.
People correcting ma grammar and speelling in the guide (deep joke), people
telling me they want a better guide, or people sending in the same trick over
and over and over. I love every single one. Even the ones that are personal
insults I enjoy. Why? Because Iím better at insults, and it brings me joy to
shoot some right back at em. Some people mentioned above are not really
ignorant, but you have to admit, I talk about how much I hate the table trick
all over the place. Itís pretty bad. Now on the my next section of ranting.
RANT: The Online Community
These are the people that I donít tolerate with a smile on my face. The people
that I donít just shoot some clever little remark at. The people that donít like
me, because I donít like them. Itís you. It might not be. You might not even
have a wifi connector. If so, good. You arenít hurting anybody. If you do have
one, Iím talking to you. Since the launch of this game, people have been trying
to find out ways to either A: Shoot through the game with absolutely no effort,
making millions of bells so they can flood the community with cash, or B:
Destroy otherís towns for laughs. If you think thatís funny, youíll probably
think this is funny too: You have no life. You probably have never had a
girlfriend, and you are almost 100% to be overweight. Hard. Cold. To the point.
Thatís how I roll.
Once upon a time an ugly little person came up with the fantastic concept of
HACKING into AC. Squealing with joy over his brilliant idea, he then proceeded
to flood the online community with his program, and billions of bells that no
one worked for. This led to people having absolutely no life whatsoever, as they
made it their only goal in life to collect every friggin item in the game using
all their little hacker tools. In short, that person deserves to be stripped
naked and drug out into a road, where he should then be flogged with a rabid
squirrel tied to a stick. I hate hackers. Email me about it if you donít like
Other people are fed up with you too. Hereís a little rant that someone
requested for me to add in.
people with golden fishing rods and nets bug me because 1. the game hasn't even
been out a full year and you either have to hack or TT to get them, both of
which I highly disaprove of. second they piss me off because a lot of the people
who have them probably didn't do all of the work to get them. (that may sound
weird to you because you have the whole "don't let video games rule your life"
thing which I agree with) but I've noticed that this game kind of reflects real
life (only there are animals that talk and stand on two legs... but you get my
point)and using hacks and cheating to get ahead is bad and I guess it proves
that nice guys and fair players do finish last... it's a sad world... but the
good thing is that you can't really time travel in real life and hacking in acww
would be like using magic in real which is also impossible so that's one good
thing to know that the hackers and cheaters won't be able to do that to get
ahead in the real world. but it still pisses me off. booty
He has horrible spelling, grammer, and method, but thatís not the point. He also
asked me to ďfunny it up,Ē so I added the word booty at the end. Thatís not the
point either. The point is, you people are very very very aggravating. I plan on
making a v.rant2, so Iíd like any and all comments, questions and critisms, to
be sent to my email address. I want your input, whether good, bad, or ugly. I
even want it if you hate me. Send it to
The next update will be the peoples update. All new sections will be composed of
what you think, no me. I just want your voice to be heard. I promise I will add
every opinion, no matter how much I disagree with it. Get writing. And try to
spell things correctly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Oh boy, here comes the mindlessness. These are the questions that I've
received at my e-mail account since the launch of this guide. Some are good,
some are bad, one of them was a virus. Whatever the case, I'd like to thank
everyone who mailed me. Even if I did go off on you for the table thing.
Hey do yoo no abouted teh tableh trick!!?!!?!!1!1eleven1!?/!? I am
contribooted to yoor faaq of teh website gamefaaqs.comn!!!1!1!pancakes1!!1 Yoooo
will rekoognize me for telleen yoo bout teh talbeh trickss???1///?
I'm going to scream if I get one more e-mail about the table trick using the
turnips. I know what it is. It's cheating. This guide is not intended for
cheaters. I know most of you don't care and probably don't consider it
cheating. But it exploits a fault in the game and it opens up a whole new
reason to time travel. Don't do it. It's way more interesting that way.
Question: You said Redd is worthless, but what about the King Tutís mask?
Answer: Yes. I am aware that Redd pays you a small fee whenever you fall down,
and Iím also aware that the King Tutís mask makes you fall down. But hereís the
thing. That fee that Redd pays you? Itís not big. In fact, if you play all day,
youíll get about 1000 bells. Even if you have no social life, and you enjoy
playing a video game all day, this feature makes Redd even more worthless. What
do I mean? Itís free MONEY! Iíll tell you. Every time you fall down, not only do
you lost a couple of seconds of playtime, you lose a couple of seconds of your
real life. Making 1000 bells not only requires about 5 hours of gameplay, it
adds up to about 3 minutes of gametime lost. You could have spent this 3 minutes
picking fruit to get 1000 bells in that amount of time: 3 minutes. Or, you could
have spent 5 hours enjoying real life. This adds to my summary of Redd. Not only
is he a waste of money, he is programmed to destroy your life. And that, my
friends, is my conspiracy theory of the day.
Question: Do money trees regrow money like fruit trees?
Answer: In the immortal words of Mr. T, I pity da fool. No, it doesnít regrow,
and Iím sorry for not pointing that out originally. Iíve added that to the money
Question: Can I play an online game with you?
Question: Would you like the opportunity to invest in our hottest new stock?
Answer: I literally get about 7 of these per day. And they all say the same
thing, and they all come from (supposedly) a different person. Whoever the
genius is, I have some words of wisdom for you. Stop the crap or Iíll track you
down, and shut you down. This is the only time Iíve been serious in this guide,
but Iím dead serious. I have the resources and boredom to fuel your demise.
Cheats that I Know About but Wonít Tell You Because Itís Cheating.
If you think about the title long enough, youíll get it. Iím not going to
explain how to do the trick, since all you filthy cheaters apparently already
know how. Iím just going to name the cheat and why I think itís wrong.
Cheat: The tabley trickeysess!!11!1seven!11!!!
Why Not: Okay. A lot of the reasons doing most of the tricks on this list is
because of its affect to the online community. If you donít have online, table
trick your heart out. If you DO, however, DONíT DO IT. Why? Because it brings in
tons. And tons. Of money. Anybody with half a brain and a wifi connector is of
course going to go out there and buy lots of stuff. This floods the virtual
community with money, and raises the value of even the most common of items.
Most people like to call this cycle ďbad.Ē Thatís because it is. Very. It
destroys the online community.
Cheat: Centennial TT for cash.
Why Not: It requires you to tt ahead 100 years. This one is just stupid. Not
only does it completely destroy your town, It only gives you like 10,000 bells
every time you do it. Itís like you people have all had lobotomies of something.
Seriously. Go ahead and do this one. If youíre a cheater you deserve to have
your town destroyed.
Why Not: I could go on all day with this one, as it is the root of all evil in
AC. Not only does it flood the online market with money by the gallons, it
floods it with items that no one else has yet. This one cheat is the thing that
completely destroyed the Animal Crossing online community. If you donít go
online, itís still not completely fine as it disrupts what makes AC AC. Thatís
not quite as bad as what the fools with their little wifi connectors have done,
but just donít do it.
Why Not: If you are simply making landscape changes are adding some ďhackedĒ
items, I encourage this. Things like Mansion Seeds cause no harm to the online
community, and itís a great distraction for when you become otherwise bored with
your game. However, if you use your hacking ability to create tons of rare
items, like crowns, this is even worse than tting. Iíve been in towns where you
could literally see nothing but golden crowns. They filled the entire screen,
and covered about 1/4 of his town. It reminded me of those harvesting fields in
the Matrix. Bad.
Cheat: TT for interest
Why Not: Ok. This is the thing that Ariel sent me. I told him I would put it in,
and kept him hanging for about 3 months. I feel kinda bad about it, so Iím going
to go against the good name of this section and explain this trick. Basically,
what you do Is put all you money in the bank and tt ahead about thirty years.
Then you collect your interest and add it back into the bank, then you tt ahead
another 30 years, collect the interest again, and add it back to the bank.
Repeat the process one more time and you will have increased your funds by a
huge margin. Yes. Itís cheating. But Iíd be a complete jerk to let Ariel down
after 3 months. So, there you go.
Cheat: CHEATING IN GENERAL
Why Not: Iím going to say this in Caveman form, so even the least gifted of you
can understand. Table Trick BAD. TTing BAD. Hacking BAD. Flooding the online
market with hundreds of items and a surplus of bells BAD. YOU NO DO THESE OR NO
MORE COOKIES FOR YOU.
Thanks and Contribution Recognition
I just updated this massively. To be exact, if youíve ever contributed or
attempted to contribute by emailing me, you got a recognition here. If I left
out anybody, I apologize. Tell me and Iíll add it.
My insomnia and ADHD, which worked together to form an uncontrollable urge
to stay up till 3:00 in the morning and to type this in two days.
Jesus, because I felt like it, have free speech, and am a Christian.
Offended? Oh well. Don't be. Welcome to America.
GameFAQs, because I'm guessing if you're reading this, they accepted it.
My Uncle Clyde, who gave me this laptop.
FEMA, who helped my devastated hometown recover to the point that we now
have electricity, internet, and everything that basic life in the US of A
requires. Took a while, but we got it done. A special thanks to the guy
who invented chainsaws. We'd be hosed without you.
Master5871, for his vital info on White Turnips.
Tim Burrows, for giving me the greatest constructive criticism I've ever
had. The man practically wrote this guide. Thanks a bundle. And I'm so
sorry I got your name wrong the first time. Seriously, my bad.
Jonathan Broom, for his reminder that you can cheat people you know out of
cash. He also requested that I make a vampiric squirrel joke. So I did,
look for it. By the way, dude, that was weird. :)
A special thanks to "Jizzah a.k.a. Dawg from the Netherlands." His name on his
e-mail account was Jay Wie. Also to his girlfriend, (And I have no idea what
this means) SonjaMortalKombatBanneDeluxe. That was a weird request man.
Whatever. Shout out to his girlfriend though. Or somethin.
Jared Molinaro, for sending me an entire guide on money trees. I mean like
ten pages. Thanks man.
Ariel Aguayo, and I finally got his name right, and added his contribution. Plus
I have a G-rand total of about 19 references and apologies to him scattered
randomly throughout the guide. He gave that evil tt cheat that I was forced to
add. Sorry for the wait man.
Devin Walker, for reminding me to include info on money tree bell regrowth.
ďDerek,Ē for inspiring me to do the rant on the King Tutís mask.
Caleb Coulter, for the flea market recycle bin trick.
Ian Fagan, for inspiring my rant on the Centennial tt trick.
Paul Sheperd, for making me laugh at his illiteracy.
Joe Vandee, for again, reminding me about money tree regrowth.
Paogio Cartasegoa- For having such an unusual name that all of his messages went
straight to the spam folder, and for correcting himself after he sent me a blank
Billy Klebe, for flooding my box with the most random garbage Iíve ever heard in
my life. (sarcasm implied)
ďShadez,Ē for info on Redd.
Christophe Baudet, for his kind and uplifting words about the guide.
Sian Steen, for his positive feedback.
Nathan Schneekluth, for reminding me about money rocks.
Sally Kiner, for showing her appreciation for my openness about being a
Polly Jordas, for wasting half my life (inside joke)
Ben Fletcher, for having a name that sounds like an actor, and for questions
about money tree regrowth.
Kaylz Mcdonald-Lawson, for her compliments about my writing.
Daniel Rouse, for his strategy for fruit picking.
ďSuicide Queen,Ē for a red turnip strategy and info on the flea market.
Alexander Schirling AKA ďRayne,Ē for a massive amount of info on everthing from
magic rocks to fishing. That was helpful. Big thanks.
Lars-Christian Gylland, for his unique info on balloons, which I would have
doubtless never found anywhere else.
Vina Bahrag, for the kind words.
John Shamsholan, for his 10/10 rating for the guide.
Erik Ingeman, more info on the flea market.
Jared Slate, for further fuel on the King tut/Redd rant
Mark A Kral, for more flea market info.
Lauren Claoninger, a fellow Christian with kind words
Tristan Theburge, for the very invaluable info on the Red Turnips.
ďNoah,Ē both for his fuel for the king tut rant, and for that whole ďputting the
animals on the boat so they donít go extinctĒ thing.
What's supposed to be Copyrights
I now know what copyrights are for. If I see one more thing that I wrote
first pop up on this website, (the other money guide) I'll report it. I don't
care if you link to this, or post it on your own website, or tape it to your
fridge! Just don't make another money guide on the same website I did! Is it
that difficult? Common sense people! Anywhere BUT DIRECTLY UNDER MINE, post it
anywhere, just not HERE!!! And don't change my words, or take credit. I'll
throw a taco at you.