Animal Crossing: How to make an insane amount of bells every night without cheating, hacking, etc...

Discussion in '3DS - Tutorials' started by TwinRetro, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Global Moderator

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    Aug 29, 2008
    Hiatus Hell
    You must have the following:

    1. Access to the Island
    2. Access to Re-tail (If it's closed, you'll need to store your hauls.)

    First of all, talk to Kapp'n and head out onto the Island any time between 7PM and 4AM.

    Next, head out onto the island proper. Talk to the gyroid to get the fishing rod, shovel, axe, and most importantly, bug net. Now, normally, there will be flowers, hibiscus bushes, and regular trees on the island, as well as tropical tress on the beach. Most of this stuff will give you bugs that aren't worth very much at all, taking up the slots of the "spawn limit" set in place on the island. There will be 4-6 bugs on the island at any given time. If all these slots are be taken up by worthless bugs, you'll be wasting time and space with trash, basically. What we want are the most rare and valuable bugs the game has to offer, and they all spawn on the island. the very large majority of them being humongous beetles. The one exception is the Emperor Butterfly, which will show up from time to time also. Now that I have explained what we need to accomplish, let me tell you how we're going to accomplish it.

    First, whip out that trusty shovel and axe, and get rid of everything that's not a tropical tree. Yes, I said everything. You can put it back the way it was with minimal effort at a later date if you so choose. Now, this should leave you with a large patch of grass in the middle, and a ring of palms, around the outside on the beach. This is what we want. Now, take out your bug net, and catch every beetle you see hanging off the side of a tree, while scaring off the hermit crabs, warf roaches, and Tiger beetles by slamming down your net next to them. It would also do well for you to catch any fish that have a finned shadow. Most likely these will be some form of shark, which sell for more than your average beetle. They are a rare spawn, so don't go out of your way to search for them. Just nab them when you get the chance. You will be surprised how quickly your pockets will fill. Fill up the deposit box in the cabana/lobby with beetles and sharks, being sure to use all four pages. Head back, and sell to Re-tail. You should net yourself at least 300K bells each trip.

    Enjoy. :)
  2. nukeboy95

    nukeboy95 Leave luck to heaven.

    Aug 24, 2010
    United States
    not sure
    wait wait wait are you gonna use this in your own contest?
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  3. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Global Moderator

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    Aug 29, 2008
    Hiatus Hell
    No, I just did this for fun.
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  4. McFlurry

    McFlurry GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 25, 2010
    Yeah thanks for the tips! This helps alot without having to hack and stuff :)
  5. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

    Jul 31, 2006
    I've been doing this, but I didn't remove the trees and bushes in the middle.
    Now it'll be much faster.

  6. manlego

    manlego GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 13, 2009
    So, how do we put the trees in the middle again?
  7. Teh H4rRy

    Teh H4rRy GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    This is awesome, I am only a few hours in and the Island unlocks for me tomorrow :D Thanks

    manlego, I found planting apples puts a sapling down.
  8. DaRk_ViVi

    DaRk_ViVi Sending you back... to the future!

    Apr 13, 2004
    Asti, Italy
    I've already doing this and I'm trying to improve the method by planting a bunchload of bananas/coconuts in every single spot of the green area. Plants won't grow here, but they'll took the space for useless spawns like the crawling bugs. :)

    Still testing this, but it could work. :)
  9. Devin

    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    Aug 17, 2009
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    Another sweet thing is that if the Re-Tail is having a special on buying fruits like coconuts/bananas you can go to the Island and farm them from tours. As long as the tour isn't fruit collection based they'll stay in your inventory.

    However I'm currently working on my Bamboo farm, it's coming quite nicely.
  10. Gizmo1k

    Gizmo1k Advanced Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    United States
    sweet thanks. did this last night made 200k as i had to donate some to the stupid museum.