Animal Crossing, Resident Services Ceremony!

Here’s to the end of Bunny Day!

If you’re anything like me, Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Bunny Day could not have been over sooner. Finally all the eggs are gone and we can get back to the important things like:

  • Digging for fossils
  • Fishing for…well fish
  • Catching insects
  • Smacking rocks to get stone, clay, iron and maybe an illusive golden nugget.
  • Chopping for wood
  • Shaking trees for fruit, bells and furniture.

Sadly along with Bunny Day being over, so is Cherry Blossom Season for us in the Northern hemisphere – something I’m not so thrilled about because it was just so lovely.

I’ve officially clocked over 70 hours on the new game and as much as the game doesn’t really have an end goal, I’ve loved it. All the game demands off you is to make the island beautiful and your own! In a lockdown, specifically, the one we’re dealing with at the moment, trust me it has been a slice of paradise (excuse the cliche). Honestly, being able to visit friends through online play whilst not being able to go out is the best. It’s been a daily event for me to go to my island over the last few weeks and has unexpectedly turned into part of my self-care routine. It’s peaceful, it’s adorable and surprisingly enough, in some aspects, it’s also pretty educational.

At the start of your journey in New Horizons, you choose if you want your island in the Northern or the Southern hemisphere. The suggestion is to choose the one that you currently live in but you are free to choose whichever you want. This choice determines your seasons, which in turn decides what fish and bugs you can catch in any given month. My most impressive so far was an Oarfish, I wasn’t expecting it and made me jump when it came out of the ocean and landed in my arms!

New in April

New Additions in the Northern Hemisphere include:

  • Darner Dragonfly
  • Agrias Butterfly
  • Madagascan Sunset Moth
  • Snapping Turtle
  • Guppy
  • Sea Horse
  • Clown Fish
  • Zebra Turkeyfish
    and more…

The Southern Hemisphere has less additions this month including:

  • Dab
  • Yellow Perch
  • Ladybird

Like I said these are seasonal and most likely there will be months where the Northern gets less than the Southern. So don’t feel too disheartened. But, with all that critter catching and limited pocket space what are you going to do? Well…

Meet Blathers

When you first arrive on your island our good friend Blathers the Owl hasn’t opened his museum yet. To bring him to your island you need to donate 5 fish or bugs to Tom Nook, once you’ve done that Blathers will set up his tent and you’ll be able to hunt for fossils as well as the bugs and fish you’ve already been able to catch. After 15 more donations, the museum will open! And boy, let me tell you. It is beautiful, immersive and I wish it were real, I really do.

Besides the museum being wonderful and fun to explore to find your newest donations, Blathers is also a fountain of knowledge. With every donation, he gives you the option to learn more about the creature or fossil you’ve given to him – be warned he doesn’t do this if you donate multiple items. Bugs give him the heeby-jeebies but regardless of his reservations he will always tell you something you probably don’t know.

It could take a while to catch every bug and fish and dig up every fossil that the museum will exhibit due to the seasonal aspect of the game – unless you have friends that live in both hemispheres…that could make this task a lot easier. I’d highly recommend donating the first of every new thing you find. That way you won’t miss out on adding it to your collection, because sometimes they’re hard to find again. If you do decide to sell your findings to the Timmy and Tommy Nook in Nook’s Cranny you don’t need to worry. If you open the Critipedia in your Nook Phone, you’ll be able to see what you have and haven’t donated and it will tell you what months you’ll be able to find them in.

Happy hunting!

Sarah Griffiths
Sarah is a creative writer and lifestyle blogger based in Manchester. She loves dogs and can't wait to one day have a good boy of her own.
http://betweenmythoughts.wordpress.com

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