How to Pick Stuff Up in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

Whether you’re an Animal Crossing veteran or just starting out, it can be hard to figure out how to pick things up in the game. Fortunately, there are plenty of helpful tips and tricks that can help you decorate your island faster.

In order to collect apples from the trees, players need to have a slingshot in their inventory. These can be purchased from Timmy and Tommy Nook’s store or crafted from tree branches and string. Once the slingshot is in your inventory, head over to any area of the island with apple trees. If you see a red apple hanging from the tree, press Y to collect it. This will automatically add it to your inventory.

The same process can be used to collect weeds, flowers, and other items in the game. In addition, players can also collect a variety of furniture pieces and tools by visiting other player’s islands (more on that here) or interacting with their neighbors’ houses.

Other useful tips and tricks for decorating your island include reserving a spot in the community catalog to purchase new items for their house, planting fruit trees in a good location, and keeping a close eye on the weather. Be sure to check back often for more guides and tips on how to enjoy your time in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

When walking on the road, players should always keep an eye out for animals as they are prone to darting out in front of cars. If an animal is in the middle of the road, it’s best to pull over and put on the hazard lights as soon as possible. It’s also recommended to move slightly in the direction the animal was coming from if possible, as this will give it more room to escape.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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