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                                   Will Hansen

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Version History:
0.1 - october 25, 2002 - I watched the E3 video for Animal Crossing and have put 
together this 
base for an Animal Crossing Texture FAQ.  If you have any questions, comments, or 
e-mail me.
0.2 - July 26, 2002 - I've found out some more info from around the web.  I've made 
corrections and added new info.  I've upped my guide to a full AC guide.
0.3a - July 30, 2002 - I've added tons of new items and some characters.  I changed 
some of the 
descriptions in the controls.
0.3b - July 31, 2002 - I made some corrections and added more items.
0.3c - August 12, 2002 - I reformatted the FAQ and added a new character.
0.4a - August 20, 2002 - I added some more characters, items, and info.
0.4b - August 24, 2002 - More characters and info.
0.4c - August 31, 2002 - I added more Characters and items.  A lot of information 
was added.
I added a new section for Season-specific events.  Mr. Resetti's rants were also 


01.Introduction                   - An introduction to Animal Crossing
02.Supported Periferals           - Tells what peripherals are supported by Animal 
03.Controls and Menus             - Explains the basic controls and menus of Animal 
04.Let's Start a Game             - How to start a game
05.Choo Choo to Choosing a House  - The first scenarios of the game
06.Head on Down to Town           - Tells about your town
07.Home Sweet Home                - An overview of your home
08.I am in Your Debt              - Tells about your debt for your home
09.Seasonal Surprises             - All about the different seasons
10.Follow the Schedule            - Regulary scheduled events
11.If we took a Holiday           - Holidays and other unique events
12.Fashion Design 101             - All about textures
13.What a Catchy Tune             - All about Melodies
14.Tools of the Trade             - All about trading
15.Talk to the Animals            - Lists the game's characters
16.Gotta Catch 'Em All!           - Lists the animals that you can catch
17.Items, Items, More Items       - Lists the game's items
18.Classic Gaming                 - All about the NES games
19.Can You Keep A Secret?         - Game's secrets
20.Don't Touch That Button!       - Why Never to Reset.
21.What's in a Name               - Possible names
22.Coming Soon to a FAQ Near You  - What's coming soon to this FAQ
23.Credit Where it's Due          - Credits


Welcome to the world of Animal Crossing.  This is a one-of-a-kind game created by 
It is a communication game where you take the role of a boy/girl that makes his/her 
home in 
a village with animal residents.  The game follows real time by taking the clock 
info from 
the Gamecube's Internal Clock and applying it to the game.  The game changes 
depending on 
the time of day and what season it is.  Up to four people can have their own 
character in 
the village.  The game takes up a whole memory card, but don't worry, the game has 
included for just that reason.  This game has lots of things to do and will keep you 
throughout the whole year, and many years to come.  This FAQ was created for the US 
of the game which will come out September 16, 2002.  Most of this info is based on 
what is 
known about what will be in the US release.  Some things are taken from the Japanese 
and will be changed once the game is released.  If you have any questions, concerns, 
 error reports, etc, mail me at [email protected]  Oh, and from here on out, 
Animal Crossing
 will be abbreviated to AC.  Happy Crossings...

I--02.Supported Peripherals---------->-----X

Animal Crossing is compatible with lots of the periferals for the Nintendo Gamecube 
Gameboy Advance.  It is compatible with:

-Memory Card 59: This is used to save the game.  57 blocks are used.(there is one 
included with the game)

-Memory Card 251:This is used to save the game.  57 blocks are used

-Nintendo Gamecube Keyboard Controller: This is used for writing letters.

-Nintendo Gamecube-Advance Link Cable: This is used to connect the Gamecube to the 
Advance to unlock hidden features.

-Nintendo Card E-Reader: This is used to read Animal Crossing Cards and unlocks 

I--03.Controls and Menus------------->-----X

Regular GC Controller:

During standard gameplay:
    Analogue Stick         -  Moves you around.
    A                      -  Uses object, talks to animals, kicks ball.
    B                      -  Picks up object or if held down you can run.
    Y                      -  Opens status/inventory screen.
    X                      -  Opens map screen. (Not availble until Tom Nook gives 
it to you.)
    C-Stick (Up/Down)      -  Zooms in/out.
            (Left/Right)   -  Changes Camera Angle
    Z                      -  Turns Lights On/Off in house

While talking to animal:

   A text box will pop up with the animal's name in the top-left corner.  The animal 
talk to you and a few choices for responses will appear.  If you talk to animals 
 you can learn what's new, get jobs, and many other things.  Talking to animals is 
one of the
 most important parts of this game.

While in the inventory screen:

   You are able to hold 15 items, 10 letters, a few fish, and some bugs.  The menu 
   shows your town's name, your name, and your bells.

   Use the analogue stick to move the cursor around and highlight an object.  
Pressing the
   A button will open the object's menu.  Most objects have only 3 options:

   Clothes can be worn by dragging it onto your character. Food can be eaten, but 
   is not necessary, by dragging it to your character.  The main menu area in the 
   screen shows the items you are currently holding.  If you scroll right, you'll 
see all the
   letters you currently have. The pencil icon on the left lets you apply textures 
to your 
   clothes.  Choosing it will open up a list of skins.  You can apply it to your 
clothes or 
   your umbrellaOnce you find one).

  For Text Entering:
    Y Button               - Cycles through letters, punctuations, and icons.
    X Button               - Switches between upper and lower case.
    A Button               - Inserts selected letter / moves to subwheel.
    B Button               - Backspace.
    L Button               -
    R Button               - Adds a space
    Z Button               -
    Digital Stick          - Moves entry cursor.
    Analogue Stick         - Moves entry cursor.
    Start Button           - Finish writing.

GC Keyboard:

For Text Entering:
   Letters and Numbers are used for entering text.

I--04.Let's Start a Game------------->-----X

When you start up the game, it brings you to the title screen.  Press start to the 
screen.  If this is your first time playing, K.K.Slider(The dog with the guitar) 
will get you 
started.  He first tells you that some things are only unlockable if more than one 
person play
the game.  He then asks you a few quick questions.

Q1. Do you want to start now or set up?

   1.Start Now - Brings you to the train sequence to start your game.
   2.Set Up - Sets certain options.

-Menu 1

Sound Options      - Change various sound options

     1.You can choose between (Stereo/Mono)

     2.You can choose if you want the animals to speak:

          Animalese- This is what you hear normally.  If you've seen a movie of AC, 
this is
                     what you heard when the animals talked.
          Bebebese - ???
          Silent   - The animals don't make sounds when you talk to them.

Vibration Settings - Set Vibration On/Off

Menu 2             - Got to the second Menu


-Menu 2

Delete a character - Gets rid of your character permanently.

Reset the Village  - Resets the village, everything starts off with a new beginning.

Adjust the clock   - Changes the time.

Never Mind.

If its your second+ time starting up, a random character will come out and ask you 

I--05.Choo-Choo to Choosing Home----->-----X

   As you begin your epic journey of going to the village, you take a cozy little 
trip on 
a train.  You are visited by a strange cat named Rover that asks you a few 
questions.  These 
questions start off your character and set the time correctly.  Here's what he says.

Q1. "Excuse me, can you tell me if I have the right time?"
He then tells the time from Gamecube's Internal Clock.
   1.That's right.                 - The game keeps the time the same.
   2.No, that's off.               - This lets you adjust the time.

Q2. "Do you mind if I sit here?"
   1.Sure, go ahead.               - The cat sits down.
   2.Bottom: No way!               - ???

Q3. "What's your name?"
   You get to enter your name.  There is an 8 character limit.

Q4 "Interesting name, aha!  What do you think of it?"      
   1.It's cool!                    - Next question, assumes you are male.
   2.It's cute, isn't it?          - Next, assumes you are female.
   3.You got it wrong!             - Re-enter your name.

Q5 "You're a (boy/girl), right?"
   1.You're right!                 - Accepts the chosen gender.
   2.No, I'm not a (girl/boy)!     - Chooses the other gender.

Q6 "Where are you going?"
   You get to name your town.  There is an 8 character limit.
   1.Yup!                          - Accepts town name.
   2.You're wrong!                 - Re-enter the name of the town.

Q7 "Why are you going there?"
   1.I'm moving in to a new house. - Next question
   2.None of your business!        - ???

Q8 "Do you have somewhere to live there?"
   1.Top:       I'm not sure.      - He is shocked and can't believe you're moving 
                                     you dont even know.
   2.Bottom:    ???                - ???

The cat then goes to call Tom Nook to meet you at the train station in the town.  He 
then comes
back, say a few things, and then leaves.  The train soon arrives.

  The train pulls into X Town Station. You are greeted by Porter as you enter the 
town for the
first time.  You can now move your character using the analogue control stick. Leave 
the train 
and meet up with Tom Nook.  He'll show you around the town, and then take you to the 
You are given a choice of four houses.  Go up to a house open the door and take a 
look inside.  
The houses will be pretty empty as you start the game. The four houses are all the 
same except
for the textures on the walls and floor.  They each include a desk and a radio.  The 
desk has a
calendar that you can use to see when certain holidays occur and you'll be able to 
make diary
entries.  When you exit the house, Tom Nook will ask you a question.

Q1Well, What do you think?  How was it, hm?
   1.Yea, it suits me.   - You want to buy this house.  Jump to Q1a
      Q1a.Are you sure?
         1a.Yes          - You will buy the house.  He tells you the house is 19,800 
                          local currency).  Your inventory screen pops up 
automatically and 
                          your savings of 1,000 Bells is given to Tom Nook.  This 
isn't enough,
                          but Tom Nook is nice enough to let you you pay him back 
over time.
                          He even lets you lessen your payment off by working for 
         2a.No           - You go back to house selecting.
   2.It's not very good. - You get to look at another house.

After selecting a house, you are free to do ust about anything you want.  Take some 
time to 
look around the town and meet the locals.

I--06.Head on Down to Town----------->-----X

When you Start up a game, the town is randomly set up, with houses and the river put 
in various
places.  The town is made up of a grid of 5x6 squares.  When you reach the edge of a 
square in
the grid, the camera will scroll across quickly, like in the NES, SNES, and Gameboy 
games.  The residential houses can vary, but there are a few buildings and things 
that are in 
every town.

01. There will be four houses in one square, one for each of the people that play 
the game.  
This is where you make your home.  More on this in the next section.

02. Every person in the town has his/her own home.  You can visit their homes to 
talk to them 
and look at their stuff.  You can't steal from them and some people don't like you 
barging into
their home.  Visit people to get to know them and be their friend.  You can ask for 
jobs to 
help raise money for your debt.  The people will move in and out of town every few 
days.  After
a while, people  won't be in their homes all the time and be all over the villiage.  
The town's
people also go to bed at around 10:00PM and won't allow you into their homes until 
the next
morning.  Visit people often.

03. The Garbage Dump is one of the places you will visit quite often.  You'll find 
all of the 
town people's unwanted items here.  You might even find items that you sold to Tom 
Nook here.
Everything you find here is yours for the taking.  You'll find lots of textures and 
items here.  You can also put your own unwanted items here for the other gamers to 

04. The Post Office is a place where you will visit at least once a week.  Here you 
will pay 
off your debt to Tom Nook and mail letters.  You can also go here to check on how 
much money 
you still owe to Tom Nook.  You will get your mail in the morning, but if you have 
five or more
pieces of mail, they will be delivered to you at any time you go to the post 
office.  The
maximum number of letters you can save is 160, and you can only hold 10 at a time.

05. The Able Sisters Shop is also one of the places you will want to go to often.  
Here you can 
create new textures for your character to put on his clothes, umbrella, and many 
other things.
More information in the Texture section.  They are open from 7:00AM to 2:00AM.

06. The Museum is a place where you can donate things to be displayed.  In the 
course of the 
game you will dig up various fossils, catch fish and bugs, and find paintings to add 
to the 
museum.  You don't get any reward for giving stuff to the museum, but it will free 
up room in 
your home.

07. The Police Station is anoher place to get things for free.  There is a lost and 
found there 
and you can claim anything you want.  Even though its not your stuff they'll give it 
to you.  
You'll find many things here that will be helpful to you.

08. Tom Nook's shop, "Nook's Cranny," is the place you will probably visit the 
most.  This is 
where you go in the beginning to find out what part-time jobs Tom wants you to 
partake in.  You
cannot buy or sell anything until you have completed the part-time jobs to pay off 
part of your
dept.  Here you can also buy and sell items.  As you enter, Tom greets you and 
follows you 
around as you browse through the items in the shop.  Most items that you have 
already had can 
be bought from the catalog, while items that are new are on the storeshelves.  If 
you buy from 
the shelf, the item will be sold out and Tom will restock the next day.  Tom's shop 
twice.  At first its alitle shop open on a scheduled time of 9:00AM to 10:00PM.  It 
changes to 
a larger 24 hour conveniance store.  Its final form is a gib supermarket that goes 
back to a 
regular scedule.

09. The Wishing Well is a place to visit for a number of different reasons.  If you 
undelivered items for animals that have moved out of the village, this is where you 
go to drop
that item off.

10. The Message Board is located in the middle of the square the four player houses 
are.  Here 
you can read about upcoming events and leave messages for other players to see.  It 
also gives 
clues on treasure hunt days.  It can hold a maximum of 15 messages.

11. The Melody Board is the place where you can change the town song to whatever you 
desire, as
long as its 10 notes or less.  More info in the Melody Section.

12. Trees are all over the town and do more than you might think.  Some trees grow 
fruitthat you can eat or sell.  If you shake a tree, you will either get an item 
such as fruit, 
bells, and various other items, or an attack of angry bees that sting your face.  
You can also 
chop trees down and dig up their stumps to clear the way or make room to grow new 
trees.  To 
grow a tree, dig a hole and choose a fruit.  Then re-cover the hole with dirt and a 
tree will 
grow.  The trees are also change to match the season.  In winter time the trees have 
lights that blink.  In Spring time the trees have falling lightly colored leaves.  
In summer 
the leaves are golden.  I fall the trees are a crisp brown.

13. Cracks in the ground tell you that there's something buried in the ground.  Use 
trusted shovel to find out what it is.  You can find buried money, items, and 
statues of the 
item holder from the front of your house.

14. Shining Spots are found in the town once per day and contain money.  The amount 

15. Rocks appear on the map randomly each day.  Hit the rocks with your shovel a few 
times for
some extra moneybags.

I--07.Home Sweet Home---------------->-----X

     Your house, your home, your pride and joy, your debt, all these desribe the 
place where 
you live your life in the wonderful world of Animal Crossing.  Here you can set up 
change the decor, and turn the lights on/off.

     Your house goes through five different stages.  When you start, your house is 
described as a closet.  It has one small room with a desk, a radio, and a light.  
When your 
debt is finally paid, your house gets upgraded a second time and gets larger with a 
debt.  Once that debt is paid, you'll get a huge house with a huge debt.  When that 
debt is 
paid, a basement is added under your house, but with it comes an even bigger debt.  
When you 
finally pay off that debt your house is upgraded a fifth and final time with the 
biggest debt 
yet.  When you are done with paying your final debt, your character does its pose 
and you're 
free of debt for good.

     Outside your house, there are a few things for you to use.

1.Your Mailbox is where you get your mail.  Mail will be moved to the mail section 
of the 
inventory screen, if there's enough room.  Sometimes, mail will jave a gift 
attached.  This is 
shown by a small gift box next to the letter.  If there's room in your inventory, 
when you open 
the letter, you can drop the gift into the regular inventory screen.
2.Your home's Caretaker is a little statue-looking thing that lets you do some 
things.  Talk to 
it to get the menu.

   Menu 1
   1.Save the Game     -A random character comes out and asks if you want to save 
the game.
      1a.Save and Quit              -Saves and then quits the game.
      2a.Save and Continue          -Saves and then goes back to the game. You 
better use save.
                                    and quit if you want to quit, or next time you 
start Mr.
                                    Resetti will yell at you.
   2.Deposit an item   -This lets you store an item with a few different options.
      1b.Item is available for free -The item given can be taken by anyone.
      2b.Item is for sale           -The item can be bought by anyone right from 
your house.
      3b.Item is for display only   -The item isn't available for anyone else.
   3.Menu 2            -Goes to menu 2.
   4.Bye               -Exits the menu.

   Menu 2
   1.Texture the door  -Changes the door's texture.  You are given a few options.
      1a.Set the texture            -Sets a selected texture to the door.
      2a.Remove the texture         -Removes the texture of the door.
      3a.Cancel                     -Goes back to main menu.
   2.Set a message     -Sets a message for the other players to see when they go to 
your house.
   3.Menu 1            -Goes back to menu 1.
   4.Bye               -Exits the menu.

I--08.I am in Your Debt-------------->-----X

   When you buy your first house, you will be endebted to Tom Nook for the cost of 
the house.  
You will have to do some jobs for Tom to earn some Bells that go towards the 
payment.  You also
need to do these jobs to be able to buy or sell from Tom Nook or the Able Sisters or 
get jobs 
from other people.  After doing a job you can return to Tom Nook to get paid and 
learn what 
else he wants you to do.  He will only tell you once what he wants you to do, so you 
remember, unless you don't mind waiting until the next day to find out what he 
wants.  When you
are ready to start working, visit Tom Nook and he'll tell you what he wants you to 
do.  You'll
then change into your work clothes and then its time to get busy.

Job.1 - The first job Tom Nook gives you is to plant flowers outside of his shop.  
You need at
        least ten slots open in your inventory, otherwise you won't be able to get 
the flowers 
        to plant.  Find places in the front of the store and plant the flowers by 
        them from your inventory and dropping them anywhere you want.  After 
planting the
        flowers, return to Tom Nook.  He'll say, "Did you do a good job? Beauty is 
in the eye 
        of the beholder, so I guess it doesn't matter. I won't be the one getting 
laughed at."
Job.2 - The second job Tom Nook gives you is to deliver an item to an animal in the 
        He'll tell you the location of the house and all you have to do is give it 
to them.
        Tom Nook will give you a map as well as take off some of your payment for 
all your hard
Job.3 - Your third job from Tom Nook is writing a letter to one of the animals in 
the town.
        He'll give you some paper and tell you who the letter is for.  Go to the 
        screen and select the paper and choose write.  Select the character Tom Nook 
        and then start writing.  Write whatever you want, these animals can't read.  
Next, head
        over to the post office to have it sent out.
Job.4 - Job number four is to get aquainted with the town's people.  Talk to 
everyone that 
        lives in the town and get to know them.  You'll now be able to get jobs from 
        people as well. You don't need to talk to the people in the Museum, Police 
        Post Office, Able Sisters Shop, or The Shrine.
Job.5 - The fifth job is the same as the second job Tom Nook gave you.  You need to 
give an 
        item to an animal in the town and all you need to do is give the item to 
them.  Tom 
        Nook will give you the location of the person to give it to.
Job.6 - The sixth job is to write a bulletin on the bulletin board about the store.  
It doesn't
        really matter what you write, but why not follow what he wants by writing 
        like "Come to Tom Nook's Store!".

After these six jobs are done, your character will do a little pose and now you will 
know how 
to do some basic things and you will be aquainted with the people of the town.(If 
you used the 
memory card included with AC, jump down to section 15 for a bonus)  Your debt isn't 
paid yet,
so you'll have to find other means to get the money to pay it off.  To pay off the 
rest, go to 
the post office.  Other animals will give you some tasks to do to get some money.

Job.1 - Most animals will ask you to deliver something to another animal.  Just take 
the item 
        and go to the animal to give it to them.
Job.2 - Another job that you will get is to send a letter.  Just go to the post 
office and send
        it off.

I--09.Seasonal Surprises------------->-----X

Since Animal Crossing is a real-time game, it changes every 4 months to whatever 
season you are
in.  Each season also has its own surprises.  Here's a list of some of the things 
unique to
each season.


1. If you walk outside when its sunny, your character can tan.  The longer your 
spends outside, the darker your tan.  You won't tan, however, unless you are 
carrying your



I--10.Follow the Scedule------------->-----X

Every Day, Week, and Month, regular events occur.  These happen regularly and are 
parts of the game.

Day            Time      Event
---            -----     -----
Sat.           08:00PM    K.K.Slider will perform at the train station.  After 
listening to the
                          song, you'll get it and be able to listen to it on your 
Random Day     01:00AM+   Search for a ghost in the woods.  He'll ask you to find 
some other
                          spirits in the woods.  These spirits look like little 
jellyfish.  Use
                          your net to catch them and then return to the ghost.  You 
get three
                          options:Pull Weeds, Paint Roof, and Get Item.
End of Month   ??:????    Tom Nook will have a monthly drawing for some great 
prizes.  You can
                          give him any tickets you've accumulated throughout the 
course of the
                          month.  Your tickets are only good for the month you get 
them in.

I--11.If We Took a Holiday----------->-----X

Every year, Holidays occur once and usually are accompanied by festivals and fun 
stuff to do.
There are also events that happen once through to course of the game that affects 
the game for
the remainder of the time you play the game.

Date           Time      Event
-----          -----     -----
MM/DD          ??:????    Your Birthday      - You'll get a present in the mail.
01/01          09:00AM    New Year's Day     - The first day of the year, time to 
start anew.
                                               Go to the wishing well and make a New 
                                               wish.  Visit Mayor Tortimer and he 
will give you
                                               a rare item.  Tom Nook's store will 
sell special
                                               mystery bags for 2,000bells.  You'll 
get a 
                                               letter from your mom with 10,000bells 
02/02          ??:????    Groundhog Day      - If the groundhog sees its shadow, 
expect more 
03/21          ??:????    Sports Fair        - A festival for sports lovers.
04/01          ??:????    April Fool's Day   - A day to play tricks on people.
04/05 - 04/07  ??:????    Cherry Festival    - A festival dedicated to the cherry 
blossoms of 
                                               your village.  Visit the mayor for 
another rare
04/22          ??:????    Nature Day         - A day dedicated to nature.
05/01          ??:????    Spring Cleaning    - Time to clean your home and get rid 
of junk.
05/12          ??:????    Mother's Day       - Time to show your mom how much she 
means to you.
06/Sunday      ??:????    Fishing Contest    - Try to catch the biggest fish.
06/12          ??:????    Graduation Day     - Celebrate the day of graduation.
07/02          ??:????    Town Day           - Your town's own holiday.
07/04          ??:????    Fireworks Show     - Sit back and watch the fireworks.
08/12          08:00PM    Meteor Shower      - Watch the sky for falling meteors.  
Talk to the
                                               mayor for a special item.
08/21          ??:????    Founder's Day      - A day for the founder of the town.
09/02          ??:????    Labor Day          - A holiday with no work.
09/21          ??:????    Harvest Moon       - Time to gather the harvest of the 
09/23          ??:????    Sports Fair        - Another festival for sports lovers.
10/14          ??:????    Explorer's Day     - A day celebrating exploring.
10/31          ??:????    Halloween          - Trick or Treat is what everyone will 
ask you.
                                               Everyone will be wearing masks and 
ask for 
                                               candy.  If you don't give them any 
candy they 
                                               will turn your clothes into rags.  
Visit the 
                                               mayor for a rare item.
11/Sunday      ??:????    Fishing Contest    - Try to catch the biggest fish.
11/05          ??:????    Mayor's Day        - A day for the mayor of your town.
11/11          ??:????    Officer's Day      - A day for the dogs in blue in your 
11/28          ??:????    Harvest Festival   - A day to celebrate the harvest of the 
11/29          ??:????    Sale Day           - Tom Nook will have a huge sale.
12/01          ??:????    Snow Day           - A day to celebrate the wintery snow.
12/23          ??:????    Toy Day            - You'll get a present in the mail.
12/31          11:00PM    New Year's Eve     - The last day of the year.  Celebrate 
with the
                                               animals at the pond.

Unique Events
1.At a certain time while talking to animals, one of them will ask you when your 
birthday is.
Tell them your birthday, and when the day comes, you will get a birthday.

2.After getting to know the animals, one of them will ask you to tell them a word 
that they 
will use at the end of sentences.  This word can be seven characters long.

I--12.Fashion Design 101------------->-----X

The textures can be made at Able Sisters Shop in the main part of town.  It costs 
980 bells to
make a texture in the gamecube village and nothing at all to make the textures on 
the software 
downloaded to the gameboy advance.

You get to design a 32x32 pixel square to use as a texture for your clothing, 
umbrella, walls, 
floor, door, signs, and flags.  On your clothes, it is applied to the front, back, 
sleeves, and 
once on the male's hat and twice on the female's hat.  On the umbrella the texture 
is repeated 
6 times.  On the walls it can be repeated or one big image.  On the floor it can be 
repeated or 
one big image.  On the door it is on the front and back.  On signs it is on the 
front.  On 
flags it is on the front and back.  You can have up to 8 textures at a time and you 
can save up
to 96 textures onto one memory card.

There are 16 total palettes to use to make your clothing, and each palette has 15 

Palette 1 : Red(#C7383A), Orange(#D5823C), Yellow-Orange(#E0A918), Yellow(#DBC21F), 
Yellow-Green(#D3D51C), Lime Green(#ACDF16), Green(#84D052), Dark Green(#36C072), 
Teal(#26A7C6), Blue(#397BEC), Indigo(#6749DF), Purple(#9358C6), Magenta(#BA40AD), 
Black(#000000), White(#FFFFFF).

The choices of utencils for drawing include:
Pencil        : Draws one pixel at a time
Bucket        : Fills in chosen color with another color
Square        : Makes outline
Heart         : Stamp shapes into Picture
Return Arrow  : Go Back

Pressing Start exits the editing menu.

I--13.What a Catchy Tune------------->-----X

On the town's melody board, you can change the town's melody.  You hear this melody 
you talk to someone in the town.  It's also heard every hour on the hour when the 
town's clock 
tower chimes.  You'll probably change it the first time when one of the animals 
tells you that 
he doesn't like it and would like you to change it.

You can find the melody board outside of the Post Office.  Approach it and press A 
to go into
the Melody Board options screen.  You will find three options here: Download Song 
from the 
E-reader, Listen to Current Song, and Write Your Own Song.

When writing your own song, you should note that you can have full, 1/2, and 1/4 
notes.  The
melody can include ten notes.  There are three main parts in the scale:Top, Middle, 
and Bottom.
In the Top you can choose from:?,E,D,and C.  In the Middle you can choose 
C.  And finally, at the Bottom you can choose from:B,A,G,-,and silent.

I--14.Tools of the Trade------------->-----X

Another one of the unique and interactive features is the ability to trade items 
with people
that could be half way around the world from where you are.  The game generates a 
password that you then e-mail or tell your friend on the phone and they then input 
the code
into their game and they get the item.  The password is only one line if you are 
sending an
item to a villager in your town.  Here's how to do it:

First, find an item that you'd like to give to your friend.  Mabe your friend would 
like a new
fruit, or an NES game that he doesn't have.  Take that item and go visit Tom Nook.  
Ask him to
"Tell me a Code."  Tom Nook will then say, "Tell me the name the name of the village 
and the 
person you're sending the item to."  You then enter the names in and Tom Nook will 
ask you to
confirm.  After giving him the information he will ask you for the item you'd like 
to send to
your friend.  Select the item and give it to him.  He then gives you the code.  
Write it down
and give it to your friend.

If your friend has given you a code, you have to go to Tom Nook to type it in.  Go 
up to Tom
Nook and tell him, "I have a Code."  He'll ask you to Type in the code.  After 
typing it in
Correctly, Tom will hand you your new item.  Now go have fun with whatever you got!

Remember, the codes are CASE-SENSITIVE.  Type it in EXACTLY as it is written.  This 
goes for
when you are typing in the info for your friend to when you are typing in the Code 
that your
friend gave you.  If your friend's name is "BOB", don't type in "bob".  The same 
goes for the
Town's name.

You cannot, however, send everything.  You cannot send Money, Texture, or Umbrellas.

I--15.Talk to the Animals------------>-----X

   Animal Crossing has over 250 unique characters.  As I about more of the 
characters and their 
American names, I will List them here.  Here's my current list.

Name           Animal         Description
-----          ----------     ---------------

Amelia         Eagle          A town's person.

Anicotti       Mouse          A town's person.

Apollo         Eagle          A town's person.

Bill           Duck           A town's person.

Blathers       Owl            He's a very smart owl in your town.  He is afraid of 
bugs and he
                              hates the smell of fish.

Blanka         Cat            A white cat that appears while you are on the train.  
You get to
                              design her face.

Bob            Cat            A town's person.

Boy            Human          This is you, if you chose to be a male.

Booker         Dog            Booker is one of the dogs at the town's police station.

Boots          Aligator       A town's person.

Buzz           Eagle          A town's person.

Cherie         Bear           A town's person.

Copper         Dog            Cooper is one of the dogs at the town's police station.

Dozer          Bear           A town's person.

Filbert        Squirrel       A town's person.

Friga          Bird           A town's person.

Girl           Human          This is you, if you chose to be a female.

Goldie         Dog            A town's person.

Gulliver       Pelican        He can be found washed up on the shore some times.  
Keep talking
                              to him until he's back on his feet.  He'll usually 
reward you
                              with a nice, rare item.

Hugh           Pig            A town's person.

Kapp'N         Frog           The captain of the boat that leads you to your island.

Kitty          Cat            A town's person.

K.K. Slider    Dog            He's the dog with a guitar that plays every Saturday 
at the train
                              station.  He helps you start the game.

Lily           Frog           A pale green frog with pale pink cheeks.

Mabel          Hedgehog       Mabel is one of the sisters in the Able Sisters Shop.  
She greets  
                              you as you enter and helps you make your own textures.

Mitzi          Cat            A town's person.

Mr. Resetti    Mole           You better not reset the game, or Mr. Resetti will be 
waiting for   
                              you the next time you start the game.  Its best to 
apologize and 
                              to never reset again.

Peaches        Horse          A town's person.

Pelly          Pelican        She's the helpful attendent at the Post Office.

Pete           Pelican        He's the mail delivery pelican.

Porter         Monkey         Porter is the monkey that greets you when you first 
arrive in the

Rasher         Pig            A town's person.

Roald          Penguin        A town's person.

Rosie          Cat            A town's person.

Rover          Cat            The cat at the beginning of the game that helps you 
start your
                              new life in your town.

Tango          Ant-eater      A town's person.

Tangy          Cat            A town's person.

Tom            Cat            A blue cat.

Tom Nook       Raccoon        He's the owner of the local store and the animal you 
are endebted
                              to for your house.

Tortimer       Turtle         He's the mayor of your town.

Velma          Goat           A town's person.

I--16.Gotta Catch 'Em All!----------->-----X

   Throughout the game you'll have a chance to catch lots of different animals.  
They can be 
donated to the museum, sold to Tom Nook, or kept as pets at home.  The museum only 
takes one of
each animal, so if you catch another of the same creature, sell it to Tom Nook for a 

Name           Season         Description
-----          ----------     ---------------
Bee            Year-round     A bee that you can find in a beehive after shaking a 
tree.  The
                              bees can sting you make your face swell up.
Mosquito       Year-round     A mosquito that roams the forest at night.
Red Dragonfly  Summer         A red dragonfly.

Animal Catching Hints and Secrets:
1.If you want to catch a very rare fish, try fishing off the shore while it's 

I--17.Items, Items, More Items------->-----X

   Animal Crossing has lots of unique items that have many purposes.  Many can be 
bought, while 
many are special items that can only be received on special occasions.  When you get 
an item 
from someone, it will mostly be in the form of a leaf.  To find out what the item 
is, you'll 
have to use it outside to see what it becomes.  Also, most items that you pick up 
will become 
leaves.  Here's a list of what I know so far.

Name                Type                Description
-----               -----               ---------------
Apple               Food                An apple.
Arrow Sign          Home Decor          A red sign with an arrow.
Arwing              Statue              Star Fox's Arwing.
Banzai Tree         Plant               A banzai tree.
Barbershop Pole     Home Decor          Red, White, and Blue Swirl Pole.
Bench               Furniture           A bench.
Bird Cage           Pet Cage            A cage to hold your bird.
Birthday Cake       Food                A cake for your birthday.
Book Case           Furniture           A storage case for books.
Boombox             Music Device        A small boombox for listening to music.
Bongo Drum          Instrument          A bong drum.
Brontosaurus Body   Dinosaur            A brontosaurus body.
Brontosaurus Head   Dinosaur            A brontosaurus head.
Brontosaurus Rear   Dinosaur            A brontosaurus rear.
Bug Cage            Pet Cage            A cage for your caught bugs.
Bulletin Board      Home Decor          A bulletin board.
Cabinet             Furniture           A cabinet.(various)
Carpet              Home Decor          A carpet.
Caretaker Statue    Statue              Statue of your home's caretaker.(over 50)
Caution Guard       Home Decor          A blue guard on a yellow+black pedastal.
Caution Sign        Home Decor          A sign telling you to stay 50 meters away.
Chair               Furniture           A chair to sit in.
Cherry              Food                A cherry.
Chess Pieces        Statue              Large, various chess pieces.(black,white)
Chest               Furniture           A large chest.
Clock               Furniture           A working clock
Clothing Stand      Home Decor          If you drop clothes inside the house, a 
clothing stand 
                                        is created.
"Coca-Cola" Clock   Home Decor          A clock that has a logo that resembles the 
Coca Cola(r)
                                        logo and has "enjoy" written on the front.
Computer            Home Decor          A Personal Computer.(white)
Cone                Home Decor          A street cone.(yellow+black)
Counter             Furniture           A counter top.
Desk                Furniture           A desk.
Dice Stereo         Music Device        A stereo with a dice design.
Digital Stereo      Music Device        A digital stereo system for playing music.
Double Bed          Furniture           A bed to sleep in and dream...
Dresser             Furniture           A dresser to hold your clothes.
Drum                Instrument          A large, wooden drum.
Electric Guitar     Instrument          An electric guitar.
Elephant Slide      Home Decor          An elephant slide.
Empty Can           Junk                An empty can.
End Table           Furniture           A small table.
Fan                 Tool                An electric fan.
Fence               Home Decor          A fence.
Fireplace           Home Decor          A fireplace.
Fish Tank           Pet Cage            A tank for the fishyou catch.
Fishing Pole        Tool                Used for Fishing.
Flower Seeds        Plant               Seeds used to grow flowers. 
Folding fan         Tool                A folding fan to cool you off.
Fortune Cat         Statue              A cat statue that brings good luck.
Fossil              Dinosaur            A fossil.
Frog Statue         Statue              A statue of a frog.(orange)
GameCube Logo       Statue              A statue of the gamecube logo.
Globe               Home Decor          A globe of the world.
Golf Clubs          Home Decor          A set of golf clubs.
Grand Piano         Instrument          A grand piano.(black, white)
Guitar              Instrument          A guitar.
Hatchet             Tool                A hatchet for chopping trees.
Ink                 Tool                Ink used for writing letters.
Jack-in-the-box     Home Decor          A jack-in-the-box.
Jar                 Home Decor          A big jar.(various)
Lamp                Furniture           A lamp.
Lantern             Furniture           A lantern.
Large Cactus        Plant               A large Cactus
Letter              Letter              A letter from someone.
Love Seat           Furniture           A 2-seater.
Lunar Probe         Statue              A lunar probe.
Lute                Instrument          A lute.
Master Sword        Statue              The legendary sword from the zelda series.
Metronome           Home Decor          A metronome.
Miniature Pond      Home Decor          A miniature pond.
Mirror              Furniture           A mirror.
Model Car           Town Model          A model Car
Model PoliceStation Town Model          A Model of the polic station.
Model Train Station Town Model          A model of the train station.
Money Bag           Money               A bag of money.
Net                 Tool                Used to catch bugs and ghosts.
Night Stand         Furniture           A night stand.
One-Seater          Furniture           A comfy seat for one person.
Orange              Food                An orange.
Owl Clock           Furniture           An owl Clock.
Palm Tree           Plant               A potted palm tree.
Paper               Tool                Paper used for writing letters.(various)
Peach               Food                A peach.
Pear                Food                A pear.
Phonograph          Music Device        A phonograph for listening to music.
Pool Table          Home Decor          A pool table.
Portable Radio      Music Device        A portable radio for listening to music.
Pot                 Home Decor          A pot.(various)
Potted Flower       Plant               A potted flower.(various)
Potted Plant        Plant               A potted plant.(various)
Potted Tree         Plant               A potted tree.(various)
Privacy Wall        Furniture           A folding wall to give you privacy.
Pterodactyl Body    Dinosaur            A pterodactyl body.
Pterodactyl L-Wing  Dinosaur            A pterodactyl left wing.
Pterodactyl R-Wing  Dinosaur            A pterodactyl right wing.
Recliner            Furniture           A recliner.
Refrigerator        Furniture           A refrigerator.
Retro-Record Player Music Device        A bulky record player for playing music.
Retro-Tape player   Music Device        A retro-style tape player for playing music.
Robot Stereo        Music Device        A stereo with a robot design for listening 
to music.
Rock                Statue              A rigid rock.
Rocket Ship         Statue              A rocket ship model with a launch pad.
Samurai Statue      Statue              A samurai statue.
Sattelite           Statue              A sattelite.
Sewer Cover         Home Decor          A sewer cover.
Ship-in-a-bottle    Town Model          A ship in a bottle.
Sign                Sign                A sign with one of your textures.
Single Bed          Furniture           A bed to sleep in and dream...
Sink                Furniture           A kitchen sink.
Small Cactus        Plant               A small cactus with a flower on top.
Small Reord Player  Music Device        A compact record player for playing music.
Snack Machine       Home Decor          A large snack vending machine.
Soda Machine        Home Decor          A retro-style soda machine.
Space Shuttle       Statue              A space shuttle model.
Space Station       Statue              A space station model.
Spade               Tool                Used for Digging and Burying.
Steel Bars          Home Decor          Bars of Steel.
Steel Barrel        Home Decor          A steel Barrel.(red, green)
Stegasaurus Body    Dinosaur            A stegasaurus body.
Stegasaurus Head    Dinosaur            A stegasaurus head.
Stegasaurus Rear    Dinosaur            A stegasaurus rear.
Stove               Furniture           A stove.
Stuffed Pig         Statue              A stuffed pig.
Sunflower           Plant               A potted sunflower.
Suit of Armor       Statue              A silver suit of armor.
T-Rex Body          Dinosaur            A t-rex body.
T-Rex Head          Dinosaur            A t-rex head.
T-Rex Rear          Dinosaur            A t-rex rear.
Table               Furniture           A large table.
Taiko Drum          Instrument          A large wooden taiko drum
Tea Set             Home Decor          A tea set.
Teddy Bear          Statue              A teddy bear.
Television          Furniture           A television.
Tire                Junk                An old tire.
Tissue Box          Home Decor          A box filled with tissues.
Tom Nook Painting   Painting            A Painting of Tom Nook.
Totem Pole          Statue              A 3-story totem pole.(red, blue)
Trash Can           Furniture           A trash can.
Turnip              Food                A food that has a fluctuating value.
Umbrella            Tool                An umbrella to keep you protected from the 
Vending Machine     Home Decor          A vending Machine.
Violin              Instrument          A violin.
Water Collector     Home Decor          A bamboo water collector.
Wooden Barrel       Home Decor          A wooden Barrel.

Here are some of the different sets of furniture available:

Basic Shapes & Colors
Checkered Black and Blue
Classy Green
Flower Print
High-tech & Robots
Light Wood with Metal
Modern Off-White
Native American
Puffy Pink
Royal White with Golden trim
Striped, Shiny Yellow
Winter Time

I--18.Classic Gaming----------------->-----X

One of the best features found in Animal Crossing is the ability to play classic NES 
Animal Crossing includes a wide library of some of the greatest NES games ever made, 
to perfection.  Two player mode is possible by adding another Controller, making the 
games more
fun.  The games can even be downloaded to the Gameboy Advance for fun on the go.  
Here are some
of the available games, a short bio, and some strategies and hints to make the games 

01. Donkey Kong - 

02. Pinball - 

03. Golf - 

04. Tennis - 

05. Baseball - 

06. Punchout - 

07. Clu CLu Land -

08. Balloon Fight - 

09. Donkey Kong Jr. Math -

10. Donkey Kong 3 -

11.Donkey Kong Jr. -

I--19.Can You Keep A Secret?--------->-----X

There are a few secrets in the game that can make it  easier to get money and other 

1.Money Does Grow on Trees


If you find a glowing spot, you'll uncover a bag of money, but dont just take it.  
Re-bury the bag and soon enough, you'll have your own MONEY TREE!  This tree will 
yield three 
money bags of its own, each worth that of the original bag of money planted.  Once 
all three 
bags are taken, the tree will die.  You can find a new shining spot in the town in a 
location each day.

2.I'll Need Your Signature on That

Requirements:Special Memory Card Included with Animal Crossing

Each Nintendo Gamecube Memory Cards has a hidden "signature" that decide certain 
The card included with AC has its own special "signature".  If you use the AC memory 
card to 
save your game, you will get a letter from Hiroshi Yamauchi with a Grab bag.  In the 
bag are 
two NES games and a KK Slider Song.

3.Bee Careful!!!

Requirements:Bug-Catching Net

Shaking trees will give you some very useful items.  One of the most harmful is 
actually one of
the best you can find.  If you encounter a beehive while shaking trees, quickly take 
out your
Bug-Catching Net and swipe the Beehive.  If you're lucky, you'll catch a bee.  You 
can add the
bee to your collection at the Museum, or sell it for a whopping 4,500Bells.

I--20.Don't Touch That Button!------->-----X

Every time you end your game by resetting or turning off the system without choosing 
save and
quit, the next tome you start, a certain mole will be there waiting for you.  His 
name is Mr.
Resetti.  You don't want to mess with him.  He will rant on for minutes, scolding 
you for
not powering down correctly and won't stop until he thinks you learned your lesson.  
Here are
some of his rants:

1."Hello. Um…allow me to introduce myself. The name’s Resetti. Mr. Resetti. Have we…
met before?
At the…post office, perhaps? Yeah, whatever. Anyway, let me just say thanks for 
buying this 
game, Animal Crossing. Um…on behalf of everyone at Nintendo, I…um…I…What was the 
next part? 
Huh? Aw, forget it! That’s enough! Let’s get down to business, whaddya say? Because 
you may not
know it, but you and I got issues to discuss. First, let me tell you what it is I’m 
doin’ here.
Just so there are no misunderstandings later on. You, my friend, reset your game, 
didn’t you? 
Huh? Maybe by accident, maybe on purpose, but you pressed it. Or maybe you didn’t, 
huh? Maybe 
you just went and turned the power off without saving. Sound familiar? What? Sorry, 
what was 
that? I didn’t catch that last bit. Did you just say I’m right? You did what I said 
you did? 
Ah-HAH!!! All right, you listen and listen good, ‘cause I get real angry when I 
gotta repeat 
stuff I gotta say. Resetting…It’s like…pressing an emergency call button. You press 
it and I 
gotta come read you the riot act. See? Also, you gotta SAVE before you turn the 
power off. If 
you don’t save, it’s the same as resetting. Well, ok…That last part? I just added 
that. Why? 
Because I wanted to. Forget about other games for a minute, will ya? I’m here to 
suggest that 
you try and play THIS game, Animal Crossing, without hitting RESET. Got it? I know 
what you’re 
thinking: “Whether I hit RESET or not should be up to me. After all, it’s MY 
Nintendo Gamecube!
” Well, sorry. Rules are rules, ok? Know what I’m sayin’? Let’s not make a big deal 
out of 
this. End of discussion. This bein’ our first meeting, I’m gonna let you off easy. 
Think of 
this as a friendly warning from me to you. Oh, one more thing. This is my job. I 
take it 
seriously. So next time you see me, it’s no more Mr. Nice Mole. Oh yeah, and another 
thing I 
guess I gotta say here…I really watched my…language…here today. I’m not usually 
quite so…you 
know, so polite. If I’m bein’ truthful here, I gotta tell you…I been told I got what 
you call 
an acid tongue. I sorta…scare people. Hey, that’s…who I am. Nothin’ I can do about 
it. What, 
I’m supposed to say sorry for bein’ me? Look, it’s nothin’ personal. I ain’t tryin’ 
to be mean 
or cruel or nothin’. I ain’t a monster. For those people you get their feelin’s 
bruised easily,
I gotta apologize in advance. Just deal with it, ok? The deal is, I get paid to be 
nasty. Crazy
world, huh? Ha ha ha ha ha!!! Well, I figure it’s about time for me to get outta 
here. So uh…
Yeah. Here’s hoping I don’t have to come see you no more. Now…SCRAM!!!"

2."Listen, you get this whole reset thing started, and you’ll NEVER stop. I seen it 
a million 
times. You think this is a game? Well, ok…it is a game. But games got rules, and 
rules got 
consequences. Somethin’ funny to you? What am I doin’ over here, stand-up? You see 
sign up in here? Look, don’t make me come back here again. I’m serious. It ain’t 
like I enjoy 
these little field trips. Next time you see me, I’m gonna be wearing my angry hat. 
And lemme 
tell you, it’s one ugly hat. Trust me on this one. When I get my motor goin’, you’ll 
be here a 
while. Don’t reset again! Now…SCRAM!!!"

3."YOU!!! So where you goin’? Huh? Lemme ask you something. What did you just do? 
Yeah, I’m 
talkin’ to you! What do I mean? What do I mean?? YOU TRYING TO BE FUNNY?!?! 
Resetting! I’m 
talkin’ about YOU resetting the game! Listen to me, (name). You think you can fool 
me? You’re 
foolin’ yourself. It ain’t gonna happen. See, it’s like this, all right? Whenever 
you reset, 
there’s this light in the Reset Center that start’s flashin’…IT’S SO BRIGHT IT HURTS 
Now, don’t get me wrong. I understand that you PEOPLE make mistakes. It’s genetic or 
Who knows? Maybe your finger slipped. I don’t know and I don’t care. What I DO want 
is for you 
to do me a favor. Yeah, do me a favor and answer this one question. Pray tell, is 
there a RESET
Button in your world? There isn’t, is there? HUH? Of course not. That would be 
stupid. Not 
being able to do things over again? That’s…called life, and you best get used to it. 
What? What
was that? “It’s just a game”? “Don’t make a big deal out of it?” THAT’S WHAT I’M 
ABOUT!! YOUR ATTITUDE! IT STINKS! “It’s just a game. Waaah!” What is that? I’ll tell 
you what 
it is. It’s pathetic. You oughta be ashamed. Huh? What’s that? Speak up, you reset-
cheater! You tellin’ me you never said that at all? Hmph. All right. Maybe I had 
some dirt in 
my ears. Forget about it. Let’s move on. Lemme just give you some examples of what 
I’m talkin’ 
about, ok? And make sure you PAY ATTENTION! Resetting over and over just to find an 
item or to 
erase an unfortunate incident…? Sound familiar? (name), this is just the kind of 
juvenile and 
disgustin’ style of gameplay that we want you to avoid. Where’s the satisfaction in 
through life? Take everythin’ as it comes. In it’s own time. Enjoy it all. That’s 
noble. That’s
graceful. And it’s a whole lot easier to do in this game than it is in real life, 
lemme tell 
you! (sigh) I bet you’re askin’ yourself, “How much longer is this guy gonna go on?” 
You are, 
aren’t you? Huh? Ahhh, whatever. Attention span of a flea, that’s what you got. All 
this jawin’
\tired me out anyway. I’m gonna let you go, for now, anyway. BUT you gotta promise 
me: no more.
I’m serious here. Resetting is completely OFF-LIMITS! Oh yeah, and one last thing: 
Take a bath!
You got it? Now…SCRAM!!!"

4."Hey, you! Hold up a minute! Who? You? You you YOU!!! Don’t pretend you don’t know 
who I’m 
talkin’ to, (name)! You foolin’ nobody! Get your tail over here *I pretend to run 
away and 
ignore him, since I have control over my character briefly *. “Where do you think 
you’re going,
you little twerp?! Now get over here! *I finally walk over *. You’re a real piece of 
work, you 
know that? You think I was Blathers or the mayor or somethin’? When I call you, I 
expect you to
move. And I mean MOVE! Um, what was that? That look you just gave me. What, may I 
ask, was 
that? Are you testin’ me? You don’t wanna do that! I’m warnin’ you! You’ll rue the 
day you 
moved here! And don’t gimme that crybaby ‘what did I do?’ look either! It ain’t 
gonna fly!!! 
Not with THIS mole!!! RESET RESET RESET! You just had to do it again, didn’t you? 
After all the
kindness I been showin’ you…You go and stab me in the back. What would your mother 
say? HEY! 
You were gonna go and do it again, weren’t you? Just now! Your finger was creepin’ 
over to 
reset! STOP! Just give it a rest, will ya? That’s not gonna help you outta this jam. 
I’ll just 
keep comin’ back! And stop wigglin’ around like you gotta go potty! You’re drivin’ 
me nuts! 
Just stand there and listen! I’m wastin’ my breath here, ain’t I? I mean, look at 
you. You…You 
just don’t listen. Is there somethin’ about this you maybe don’t understand? Or is 
it just that
you don’t care at all? Is that it? Listen, (name). I COULD stop and leave it to you 
how to 
play. But where would that get us? Nowhere. How ‘bout playin’ a fantasy without any 
battles, no fightin’ against the odds to save some magical realm? Wouldn’t it be 
nice to just 
lat down you sword, pick a few pretty daisies, and just be…nice? See my point? That 
ain’t life.
And this ain’t a fantasy. I’m just askin’ that you enjoy life here, and all of its…
hey…LOOK AT 
ME WHEN I’M TALKIN’ TO YOU! If you hadn’t reset in the first place…you wouldn’t be 
here getting
your tail chewed off! Ok, you ain’t got a tail, but it’s still your own fault! Whew…
You know, 
comin’ out here’s no picnic for me, either. It really wears a mole out. You think 
I’m jokin’? 
Look at that tunnel, will ya? I have to dig one of those each and every time you 
reset! I’m 
only one mole! So how about you and I stop wastin’ each other’s time? Whaddya say? 
RESETTING! All right? We got an understanding? *I got an option to say Yes or No, 
and I chose 
No—of course lol.) Huh? What was that? I don’t think I heard you right just now. I’m 
gonna ask 
you again. So how about you and I stop wastin’ each other’s time? Whaddya say? NO 
RESETTING! All right? We got an understanding? (I once again, chose No.) WHAT?!? 
MOCKIN’ ME?? If that’s how you wanna be, then you just earned yourself the chance to 
hear me 
again from the beginnin’! Yeah, you ain’t laughin’ now! You don’t like that idea all 
that much,
do ya, twerp? Well, I don’t it either! So how about you and I stop wastin’ each 
other’s time? 
Whaddya say? NO MORE RESETTING! All right? We got an understanding? (I chose No 
until I got a 
different response—these are all random responses, btw.) Hmmm…What do I gotta do to 
get it 
through your thick skull? Don’t you ever listen to what I’m tellin’ you here? Be 
honest, you 
wanna get this over with and get back to the game, now, don’t you? Am I right? . So 
how about 
you and I stop wastin’ each other’s time? Whaddya say? NO MORE RESETTING! All right? 
We got an 
understanding? (After pressing No numerous times, I heard no new responses, so I 
pressed Yes.) 
Well, all right, then! As long as we’re square, I’m satisfied. BUT, this is the last 
time! So 
help me, if I gotta do this just one more time, there’s gonna be BAD TROUBLE. Oh, 
and before I 
forget, there’s one last thing: Your hair! Wash it!!! We clear? Now…SCRAM!!!"

5.WAAHH!! What’s the deal with that thunder?! That really startled me bad! 
Seriously! Oh, umm, 
anyway, I oughta say it’s nice to meet you! I’m Resetti’s older brother. My name’s 
Don. Yeah, 
my brother can be a real headcase. Thank’s for puttin’ up with his, uh…quirks. Yeah, 
So, Sonny had an urgent errand that he just couldn’t pull himself away from. The 
guy’s like a 
mole dynamo. So I came in his place. Thank’s for openin’ up time in your busy 
schedule to have 
a little talk with me. So anyway, if I might being at the beginnin’…It seems that 
out Sonny’s 
been goin’ off the deep end once again. He’s been poppin’ up all over the place. You 
yellin’ at people, getting right in their faces, and causin’ havoc. On behalf of the 
family, I 
apologize. I know I’m his brother, but I’m sincere when I say that despite his uh…
he’s uh…he’s a good kid. He’s a bit enthusiastic, and, uh…kinda over bearin’. You 
could even 
say he’s pig-headed. Mole-headed? Either way, his social skills are real, real 
unpolished, and 
his choice of language is, shall we say, questionable. But…don’t forget his heart! 
It’s in the 
right place! Trust me, there ain’t an evil bone in his body! So, uh, just let him 
have his 
little say, and shrug it off. Don’t hold it against him. He don’t get out much. Oh, 
Right. Business. I guess I gotta take care of a little business, right? I don’t 
wanna get 
yelled at…Ok, here goes nothin’. Do re mi…Ahem…Ummm…Resettin’ is no good! Don’t do 
it, (name)! 
The Resetti’s suggest givin’ up your resettin’ ways…for health reasons. Got it? …
that should cover it. About time for me to make tunnels. See ya around. And good 
luck. Now…

HEAR ME? WHAT DON’T YOU GET??? …Haah…Hoo…Phew…All that screamin’ at you…everythin’ 
went all 
black…You see what you’re doin’ to me? To my health? Huh? You know, you’re the only 
one who 
pushes it this far. The only one who fails to understand. ONLY YOU! You listenin’ to 
me? ‘Cause
it looks to me like I gotta go through this whole song and dance again. When the 
Reset Alarm 
sounds, somebody’s gotta just drop everythin’ and investigate. And that somebody’s 
ME! Yeah. I 
know. It’s my job, and I gotta deal with it. I ain’t lookin’ for sympathy! But for 
cryin’ out 
loud…It don’t matter if I’m eatin’, takin’ a hot mud bath, readin’ Mole Monthly, or 
some Z’s…When that alarm goes off, I gotta stop what I’m doin’ and start diggin’ 
like it was 
National Diggin’ Day! I know you can’t see it from up there, but I’m only wearin’ 
one sock! 
One! Who lives like this? This job ain’t glamorous, lemme tell ya. …Hey…You laughin’ 
at me? 
You CAN’T be laughin’ at me! I swear, just now your nose…it twitched! Yeah! I saw 
it! Your ugly
little pug nose! It was twitchin’ like mad! Ok. That’s how you want it? All right. I 
see how it
is. The chickens are comin’ home to roose now, ain’t they? If that’s how you wanna 
play, then 
that’s how we’ll play. You know, I can see you forgettin’ yourself and resettin’ 
twice. It could happen, I guess. But this time? No two ways about it! It was 
deliberate! A 
calculated, cold-blooded act of villainy by a punk! No more forgive-and-forget 
Resetti for you,
pal. Oh, no. Until you show me some real regret, I ain’t leavin’! All right…what to 
do? They 
don’t exactly cover hoodlums like you in the reset-prevention manual. Askin, “You 
got that?” 
ain’t workin’. All that gets me is lip service, and we both know what that’s worth. 
it! Yeah. That’s good. Ok, listen up, troublemaker. Here’s what we’re gonna do. No 
more of your
worthless, I’m-sorry-Mr.-Resetti garbage. Now you’re gonna have to say EXACTLY what 
I tell you 
to! You screw it up, you do it again! Let’s see…Yeah, that’ll work. You ready? Here 
“Me = bad”! (Now, obviously for testing purposes I’m going to try otherwise, so I 
“You=stupid”) WRONG! Nope! No way, twerp! Do it over! Try again! (I did it again, 
this time, 
correct) You’re being sincere right? Do you really mean it, punk? That thing you 
just said? 
Don’t forget it! Well, all right then! As long as you and I are clear on that, I’m 
one happy, 
snappy mole. But, for the love of dirt, no more! It stops here! Oh, yeah, one last 
Before you go to bed? Brush those teeth, will ya? Understood? Now…SCRAM!!!

I--21.What's in a Name?-------------->-----X

One of the best part of the game is the ability to name your character, town, and 
island.  You
also have the ability to teach the animals a 7-letter word that they'll say at the 
end of their
sentences.  Here are a few suggestions to what you could name them if you dont want 
to use your
own name.

Character(M/F)      Town           Island              Word
----------          -----          ----------          -----
Ness/Paula          Onett          Saturn Island       DOING!
Mario/Peach         Mushroom       Yoshi's Island      Yoshiii
Link/Zelda          Kakariko       Koholint Island     
Ash/Misty           Palette        Seafoam Island      Pika!
Kirby/???           Popstar        Rainbow Island      Puff!
Ridley/Samus        Brinstar       Metroid Island      
Mog/Mugo            Mogville       Madain Island       Kupo!
Boko/Coco           Chobocle       Chocobo Island      Kweeeh!

I--22.Coming Soon to a FAQ Near You-->-----X

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I--23.Credit Where it's Due---------->-----X

1.Animal Crossing Ahead has a wonderful FAQ and the people on the message boards 
supplied a 
lot of info.  Their screenshots also showed me what wonderful items are available.
2.IGN Animal Forest+ Diaries had lots of various information that helped get me 
hooked on AC.
3.Most of the questions asked for configuration and many menus were borrowed from 
Mark Green's 
FAQ, but will be changed to whatever the English version has.
4.GameFaq's AC Forum has also helped with information.

Animal Crossing is (c)2001-2002 Nintendo.  This FAQ is (c)2002 Will Hansen and for 
use only and may not be reproduced without permission.  Thank you.
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