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Now, onto the questions that have been answered thus far!:
Can I send bells to a friend?
Depends on your definition of "send'--you can give bells to a friend though through the usual dropping bells mechanic (or mailing it to them while in their town).
Can I design a flag for my village?
Can I get bells fast?
Significantly faster once you get access to the island. Bugs there at night and sharks can sell for lots of Bells.
How long does it take me to get a normal home?
At least a day--depends on how hard you work, but it's a day minimum.
Is it easy to catch a fish or a bug?
Depends on the person! Rarer Bugs/Fish will be harder than more common ones.
How many letters can I name my town or village?
6 in Japan, 8 for North America and PAL regions. Not sure how many in Korea (I would guess 6, but don't know for sure). As a quick note, because of the character limit in Japan, this means if your town name or character name is longer than 6 characters, they will not be able to search for you through Dream Suite
How many items can I carry in my pocket?
How to open new stores?
Short version is spend lots of bells in each store. That is how Shampoodle and Kicks' open. DJ K.K.'s Club will be opened after you help Dr. Shrunk with his petition, Dream Suite can be built after it's suggested by Isabelle (about a week), and Katrina is the only overly complicated one as you need to get her to tell fortunes in your town 20 times (Only characters that live in your town count--and only getting fortunes from your town).
How to upgrade stores?
This is basically just time-related along with buying a lot. All the Nookling's expansions except the last one involve spending a certain amount of bells in the shop and a certain amount of time passing. The last one has a bonus requirement of having to pass Gracie's fashion check 4 times (and she only shows up after you have spent a certain about in the Nookling shop). Shampoodle's requires 2 weeks after you get a hair cut once for new eye colors and 14 hair cuts to unlock hairstyles for the opposite gender.
Can I sell items to other players?
How can I share clothes designs with my friends?
There's a QR machine, that allows you to share it through a QR code. Or you can put them for display in the Able Sisters and have them grab it from the display.
Can I work as a mayor & work at the coffee shop?
Can I drop any amount of bells I want to my friend?
You can drop as many bags as you want, but each bag can only hold a maximum of 99,000 bells. Similarly, you can't drop less than 100 bells. It'll always end in 00--you can't drop like 101 or 1,502 or etc.
Can I cut down trees just to build my house?
Yes. You can place your house over trees.
How many levels can I build my house?
2 (though, kind of 3 if you count the basement as "1").
Can I change my ID?
The picture in it, yes.
How can I heal myself from bee stings?
Save & Quit or Use medicine bought from Nook's.
How long does it take to build my house?
How many rooms are there per level?
One floor on the top level, 4 rooms on the middle level, 1 room in the basement.
There's different house types?!
Once you have at least the upstairs and one of each of the main floor rooms, you can change your "cottage-style" mansion into either a Zen Mansion, a Modern Mansion, or a Castle.
Are they any different on the inside?
Nope, it just changes the outside.
Can I open an Bank Account?
You get one automatically
Can you go to the island anytime and does it get dark or is it forever sunny?
Yep! You can go to the island at anytime. It does get dark and follows the same time cycle--the season just never changes and the weather there can vary.
Does anyone know where all of the island minigames are listed, if they are listed anywhere?
Can you toss letters inside?
As long as you read it, yes.
How do you get a stump with a special shape?
It seems to be random with the Normal Axe, but the Silver Axe will always create a special stump. Gold Axes are also random, but have a higher chance than normal.
What do you have to do to unlock the island, or swimming?
Payment of the 39,800 bell loan to pay off your first house (after the tent) triggers access to the island--Tortimer will essentially show up the next day (Isabelle will tell you where to meet him) and tell you about it and the day after that, Kapp'n will be at the dock. To unlock swimming, you need to get a Marine Suit! You can rent one on the island or buy one from the Island with Medals when there's one up for sale.
Is there an auction house in the game?
No. You can put up stuff for sale in Re-Tail though for villagers or friends who stop by to buy.
I will likely not know anyone who will play this game, is there any bad repercussions to that? What stuff can one do via WFC?
If you're talking about streetpass, then probably not many streetpass homes. Plus the items through StreetPass + the badge. As for what you can do online... Visit each others town (obviously :P), go to Main Street, go to the island, play mini games, etc.
What are the penalties for Time Traveling?
Beautiful Town counteracts most of the usual issues (weeds, cockroaches, flowers dying), but there's still the risk of villagers moving out plus your character's hair will be a mess if you skip more than 2 weeks.
What are mayor points/the approval rating and how do you get them?
Pretty much on your second day when you boot up your game, Shizue/Isabelle tells you to meet her at the town hall. She tells you that before you can start doing stuff as mayor, you should prove yourself to the villagers by doing things to help make the town nice/get the villagers' approval. She wants you to earn 100 points by doing things for the villagers (favors, running errands, sending letter), making the town beautiful by watering flowers, changing the town tune and flag, etc. Pretty much the basic beginning stuff, but rather than a set few things you have to do, it is more open ended.
I know there is a waterfall going down to the ocean... but are there waterfalls going to the river from one of the sides?
Does anyone know how to make a specific Snowperson?
Snowmam, Snowboy, Snowman, Snowtyke
How big is the Dress patterns? And for the picture board things you can put around town for people to take pictures with, do you pick from set designs or can you actually draw a design for one? Also, How big are the designs for the museum exhibits? Also how big are the other patterns/sleeves?
Dress Patterns are 32x48, you get to draw a design for the Faceboards, and Museum exhibit designs are 32x32. For reference, all regular patterns are still 32x32, long sleeves are 16x32, and short sleeves are 16x16.
Can you move your house after you place it?
How can you change how your Train Station looks?
Have 100 visitors to your town
100 different towns or could you visit the same town 100 times?
It's people visiting you--not you visiting others! It can be different people or the same person. Visiting through a Dream doesn't count.
What are the HHA Rewards?
10,000 points: HRA T-Shirt
20,000 points: Academy Flag
30,000 points: HRA Jacket
50,000 points: Silver Trophy
70,000 points: Gold Trophy
90,000 points: Big Silver Trophy
100,000 points: Big Gold Trophy
Then after this point you get access to golden exterior house items;
300,000 points: Golden Roof
500,000 points: Golden wall
700,000 points: Golden door
900,000 points: Golden fence
1,000,000 points: Golden post
Can fruit on the island only be found in Palm Trees?
Besides the Palm trees, there are also normal trees on the island. The Palm Trees will have either Bananas or Coconuts while the normal trees will have Mangos, Durians, Lychees, or Lemons.
Can Island Fruit be perfect/delicious?
Nope--just the normal town fruits: Apples, Orange, Pears, Cherries, and Peaches
Can you only get Perfect/Delicious Fruit with fertilizer?
No. When you start your game, a random tree will have one random perfect fruit to start. Planting it will cause a perfect fruit tree to grow. You can use fertilizer to get a perfect fruit from a regular tree to grow incase you sold the starting one though.
Can I only grow my native Perfect Fruit?
Yep. So if your town has Oranges, you can only grow Perfect Oranges. Planting other perfect fruits will make them bloom into normal fruit trees. Fertilizer does not change this.
Does the Sun rise at all during Winter Solstice?
Does the island only have one type of fruit and how much does it sell for?
The island has two types of fruit, the 'tree fruit' (either mangos, durians, lemons, or lychees) and 'palm fruit' (either bananas or coconuts) - they all sell for 250 bells.
If you go to another town with different island fruit and take it back to your town where can you plant it?
It follows the usual rules with planting trees so anywhere that doesn't violate those issues.
How does your inventory on the island work?
Your inventory empties when you go to the island, but you can get your tools from the Gyroid on the island. Anything you get from the island (fish, bugs, fruit etc) can be placed in BOX. There is one on the dock where you can pick up anything you put in it so you can get all your items you obtained from the island. Anything left in your pockets when you start a Mini Game/Tour or leave the island will be gone.
How is delicious fruit different from normal fruit?
Sells for 6x the price and looks different.
Because your inventory empties does that mean its gone as in you won't get it back or does it restore when you come back to your town?
Inventory is restored when you return to town.
By anywhere does that mean you can plant like mangos or bananas on the actual town grounds? I thought it was just the beach.
Mangos, Durians, Lemons, Lychees, and Persimmons are planted in town. Bananas and Coconuts are planted on the beach.
Can you bring things from your town to the island or can you only bring things back?
You can only bring things back, but you can bring your swimsuit with you if you wear it when you go to the island.
Is possible to plant trees on the island?
Can you take things from the mini-games? Like flowers and fruit?
You can take anything that isn't required in the minigame you are in. The only exception is the Garden tour which lets you keep any flowers in your pocket when the game ends despite being part of the gameplay.
What color options are there for the kitchen and bathroom-related stuff when you take it to R. Parkers?
Varies per furniture piece.
Is the first bridge in your town always a Stone Bridge?
Do you get every type of fruit on your island?
Nope. You start off with 2 fruits--one Palm tree fruit and one normal tree fruit.
How are public works unlocked?
Some are there form the start, some need requirements, most you will get a villager coming up to you asking you to build one.
Once a villager asks for it, can you make as many as you want (theoretically) afterwards? Or is it you can only make them when asked?
You can't necessarily make as many as you want as some public works have certain limits to how many of it you can build. Similarly, you can only have 30 public works built overall (not counting facilities like the Police Station or things on Main Street). Villagers will only suggest a project one though so once it's suggested, you do not need to worry about another villager suggesting the same thing. It'll also always be on your list from then on (although, you may not be able to see it if you can't build anymore of it).
When a villager asks me to build something; will it be like one of the 'talk options' as when they ask you a fossil or bug so you can either answerd [i've got your bug / build your building] & [normal talk] & [nothing, leave]?
Nope--it'll be suggested with one of their "pings" where they get excited and run over to you and start going back and forth all happy to talk to you.
What is the noise at this point in the video?
A Theremin instrument. It's an instrument based on movement.
(see above video) What about the person inside the house? How does that work?
Randomly when visiting a Dream Village, the owner of the house may be inside one of the rooms randomly instead of roaming around outside.
If I were to place a pattern on the ground then store the pattern slot at the Able Sisters' and replace the pattern slot with a new pattern, would the pattern placed on the ground change?
Yes, the pattern on the ground would change.
How many exterior house styles and themes are there? Also, if I select the house style to the right of the entrance, can I still use the themed pieces or am I stuck using the look of the style (ie, can I have a gingerbread castle or a mermaid castle or is the castle always brick)?
There's a fairly large amount of them. You can mix and match with the theme/style.
Does anyone know where I can find a full list of furniture with images?
MoriDB or this site.
Is there any photo list of town map variety anywhere?
I heard that you can't plant another town's delicious fruit in your own. Is that true?
50/50. You can plant another towns delicious fruit in your town, but it wont develop delicious fruit, only normal fruit.
So say your native fruit is oranges, you can plant delicious oranges in your town and have the produce delicious oranges, but it someone gives you a delicious apple and you plant it, it'll just give you apples instead.
What are the new K.K. songs?
The new songs are Bubblegum K.K., K.K. Disco, K.K. Groove, K.K. Jongara, K.K. Bazaar, K.K. Adventure, K.K. Flamenco, K.K. Synth, K.K. Moody, K.K. Milonga, K.K. Oasis, Space K.K., K.K. Stroll, K.K. Island, K.K. Birthday, and Hypno K.K.
When you decide to upgrade the museum with its second level, to which character do you have to give the bells?
Like all public works, through Lloyd the Gyroid. He will be in the Train Station for anything involving Main Street.
Say you go to a town where the other two people that are there are not on your friend list, when you add them from your friends town will they appear on your 3ds friend list as well?
How can you get a black pitfall seed? Can you just buy it?
They can be gotten through the Lost & Found of the Police Station.
Can you add symbols like ' in your character name? Like for example Ja'mie or would I have to make it Jamie?
You can add symbols.
Could anyone maybe go into more detail about how patterns work in this game? I've heard mixed answers on the amount you can save, how storage works, and if patterns get overwritten (IE: You make a path and then move that pattern to storage. Is the path then changed by a new pattern in it's place? Similarly, how does this effect face boards, signs, clothes, and umbrellas?)
Patterns on the ground are changed instantly when changed. This also goes for anything you might be wearing and anything on furniture in your house or storage. Anything that is displayed in the Able Sisters or on a face board, sign, Museum exhibit, Town Flag or etc. will be fine when switching out the pattern--just if you go to edit the pattern, it'll be blank and you'll have to start from scratch if you don't pull the stored pattern back out. As for storing, you can make up to 10 patterns and hold it on your person. You can store up to 72 designs with Mable for a total of 82 designs. This includes both PRO designs as well. (Both types take up one slot) This limit is also per character.
Could you hold the path patterns with another character, freeing the space up with your main character?
As long as the character lives in your town, yes.
If Player B gets a customized piece of furniture and gives it to Player A who does not have that pattern, would it still have Player B's pattern (as they still live in the town and have it) or would it change to Player A's pattern in that spot?
You can't give furniture with patterns.
Are the museum exhibits shared amongst all players?
No. Only the player who purchases the exhibit room can use it (and yes, one player can buy all 4).
What are the in-game Nintendo/Special items are. And if you can, can you provide the pictures?
Click here for Nintendo Items and here for DLC.
Which wigs appear? And are there any new ones?
You can look at all the hats here to find the Wigs
A question on Cockroaches and Beautiful Towns. I know with Beautiful Towns, you don't have to worry about cockroaches... is that altogether or they just mean like in your house? Mostly asking as I'm wondering if I'd have to go to a different town type in order to catch one.
Just their house, though there are no Cockroaches in the game to catch.
Is there any way to prevent tanning besides an umbrella/parasol?
Certain hats/face items will also prevent tans.
Are the pictures back that you get from your villagers for becoming best friends with them?
Who runs what police station?
Cooper (The Tall one) runs the "Modern"/Metal one and Booker (The short one) runs the "Classic"/Wooden one.
Can New Leaf games interact with Wild World or City Folk games?
if there is a visitor, are they always near the middle of the map or near to the town tree?
Unless they are the type to wander around, they are always at the Town Tree.
Can I replant the bushes and trees on the island?
Technically, yes, but only hibiscus bushes and island fruit trees will grow.
Can you change the location of your house?
Not once it's placed unless you delete the character (and deleting the mayor deletes the whole town so...)
How long does it take for fruit to grow again after you shake it down?
What trees lose their leaves and how?
Perfect/Delicious trees will "die" after being shaken too much and/or if there is a lot in the area. It's random when it happens (though, the chance goes up after each shake). One of the 3 fruits will become rotten/bug-infested and it'll lose all it's leaves. The only other tree that loses it's leaves is your Town Tree as it actually goes through the seasons 100% (so it loses leaves in Fall and has only a couple during Winter).
As mayor, are you able to kick out or remove certain villagers from your town?
How many rooms do you get with a fully upgraded house and how big can they be?
6--The upstairs, the basement, the main room, and a room on each side of the main for 3 more. Every room can be expanded to be 8x8 in size.
If you're online with friends are you able to just hand things directly to them or do you have to drop them on the ground and get your friend to pick it up?
You have to drop it. Or if you are in their town, you can mail it to them.
If you get a takeout coffee and leave it for a day in your pockets and then drink it the next day does your player make a weird face or anything?
When you place two faceboards next to eachother, about how big is the distance between them?
It'll be 2 spaces as all Public Works need to be 2 spaces apart.
How is a non-mayor characters introduction different than a mayor's?
Nobody will be there to greet you and the tree-planting ceremony doesn't happen. Plus any mayor-related dialogue... You still need to talk to Isabelle who will tell you to get a house from Nook and you still place it the same way. Similarly, you get your ID Card the same way as well.
When can your player get a tan?
Anytime on the island or once Summer starts anywhere from 10AM to 5PM.
How long do you have to wait around for your skin to become darker?
Every 15 minutes you're out without tan-preventing hats/accessories, you'll get a shade darker.
How can you get the ability to have hairstyles from the opposite gender?
Get your hair cut 14 times. On the 15th time, Harriet will suggest a hairstyle of the opposite gender.
I overheard that when you talk to Rover for the first time, you get to pick a map for your town. Is that true?
Sort of! He gives you 4 maps to choose from (He essentially brings up that these are the stops still ahead and asks which is yours). If you don't like any of them, you'd have to reset for a new set to choose from.
What happens to Tortimer since you become mayor?
He is retired and on the island now hosting minigames/tours.
How bad is grass erosion?
Compared to City Folk, it's a huge improvement. It's not fantastic, but it takes much longer and even then, your town shouldn't get even close to City Folk's bareness. Not to mention since you walk faster in this game, you won't have to run as much either.
Can fertilizer help grow back grass?
No. The main way to grow back grass is not playing for a bit, watering flowers on grass, and rain/snow. Fertilizer is used to increase the chance of flower hybrids and for a perfect fruit to grow on a fruit tree.
Is it true that two red roses produced from an orange rose and a purple rose produce blue roses?
Yes. Special red roses can be bred from Orange + Purple roses. Those special red roses in turn breed into Blue Roses.