Duplicate DIY

The following is a list of duplicate DIYs I have available. Ignore the letter in parenthesis at the end as that just helps me notate which character has it.

  • Apple Wall (s)
  • Bamboo bench (s, d)
  • Bamboo doll (ゆ)
  • Bamboo floor lamp (s)
  • Bamboo-grove wall (d, d)
  • Basket pack (ゆ)
  • Boomerang (ゆ)
  • Butter churn (ゆ)
  • Coconut wall planter (s, d)
  • Cosmos shower (s)
  • Garden wagon (d)
  • Gold armor (d)
  • Golden dishes (s)
  • Ironwood bed (d)
  • Ironwood cupboard (s)
  • Log chair (ゆ)
  • Log garden lounge (s)
  • Log stool (d)
  • Medium Cardboard boxes (d)
  • Money flooring (s)
  • Music stand (d)
  • Natural garden table (ゆ)
  • Pan flute (ゆ)
  • Paw-print doorplate (d, ゆ)
  • Pear wall (d)
  • Pond stone (d)
  • Pot (d)
  • Rustic-stone wall (s, d)
  • Shell fountain (s)
  • Tiki torch (ゆ)
  • Wooden-block stool (s x2)
  • Wooden simple bed (s, d, ゆ)

DIY Recipes

The following is a list of DIYs that I have for both of my Animal Crossing New Horizon games. As of 5/5/20 it is up to date for both my US game (Ardani) and for my JP game (みや島). I’ll post a list of extras in the next day or two.

I would be happy to craft anything on this list for materials.

USJPNameTypeMade JPMade US
XXFlimsy AxeTool
XXStone AxeTool
XXFlimsy ShovelTool
XXFlimsy Fishing rodTool
XXFishing RodTool
XXFlimsy NetTool
XXFlimsy Watering CanTool
XXWatering CanTool
XGolden watering canTool
XXVaulting PoleTool
XXStar WandTool
XXBamboo WandTool
XCosmos wandTool
XCherry-blossom wandTool
XXBunny Day wandTool
XXTiki torchHousewares
XXSimple DIY workbenchHousewares
XMini DIY workbenchHousewares
XWooden stoolHousewares
XXWooden chairHousewares
XWooden mini tableHousewares
XXWooden end tableHousewares
XXWooden low tableHousewares
XXWooden wardrobeHousewares
XXWooden chestHousewares
XXWooden simple bedHousewares
XWooden double bedHousewares
XXWooden full-length mirrorHousewares
XWooden waste binHousewares
XXLog stoolHousewares
XXLog benchHousewares
XLog dining tableHousewares
XXLog round tableHousewares
XXLog garden loungeHousewares
XXLog chairHousewares
XLog bedHousewares
XXLog decorative shelvesHousewares
XXLog stakesHousewares
XXWooden-block stoolHousewares
XWooden-block chairHousewares
XXWooden-block tableHousewares
XXWooden-block bedHousewares
XWooden-block bookshelfHousewares
XXWooden-block stereoHousewares
XXPlain sinkHousewares
XPlain wooden shop signHousewares
XNatural garden chairHousewares
XXNatural square tableHousewares
XXNatural garden tableHousewares
XRocking chairHousewares
XSwinging benchHousewares
XGrass standeeHousewares
XHedge standeeHousewares
XXMountain standeeHousewares
XXTree standeeHousewares
XTea tableHousewares
XXRocking horseHousewares
XXMusic standHousewares
XXAcoustic GuitarHousewares
XXButter churnHousewares
XXGarden wagonHousewares
XAngled signpostHousewares
XXDestinations signpostHousewares
XXTire toyHousewares
XXTire stackHousewares
XXBrick ovenHousewares
XXBrick WellHousewares
XStone stoolHousewares
XXStone tableHousewares
XXDrinking fountainHousewares
XGarden rockHousewares
XXFlat garden rockHousewares
XTall garden rockHousewares
XXMossy garden rockHousewares
XStone archHousewares
XXOutdoor bathHousewares
XXSauna heaterHousewares
XXSimple wellHousewares
XXWave breakerHousewares
XZen-style stoneHousewares
XXStone lion-dogHousewares
XXStone tabletHousewares
XTall lanternHousewares
XXPond stoneHousewares
XCherry-blossom pond stoneHousewares
XXIron garden chairHousewares
XXIron garden tableHousewares
XXIron worktableHousewares
XIron closetHousewares
XStandard umbrella standHousewares
XXWater pumpHousewares
XXJail barsHousewares
XIron frameHousewares
XKettle bathtubHousewares
XXManhole coverHousewares
XXIronwood chairHousewares
XIronwood cartHousewares
XXIronwood tableHousewares
XXIronwood low tableHousewares
XXIronwood bedHousewares
XXIronwood cupboardHousewares
XXIronwood kitchenetteHousewares
XIronwood DIY workbenchHousewares
XGarden benchHousewares
XGolden seatHousewares
XXGolden casketHousewares
XXGolden toiletHousewares
XHay bedHousewares
XXOrange end tableHousewares
XXPeach chairHousewares
XApple chairHousewares
XApple TVHousewares
XPear wardrobeHousewares
XPear bedHousewares
XPalm-tree lampHousewares
XXBeekeeper’s hiveHousewares
XTiny LibraryHousewares
XXWooden bookshelfHousewares
XScattered papersHousewares
XXCardboard chairHousewares
XCardboard sofaHousewares
XCardboard tableHousewares
XCardboard bedHousewares
XSmall cardboard boxesHousewares
XXMedium cardboard boxesHousewares
XXLarge cardboard boxesHousewares
XOil-barrel bathtubHousewares
XXGiant teddy bearHousewares
XStreet pianoHousewares
XSpace shuttleHousewares
XXRobot heroHousewares
XAries rocking chairHousewares
XXTaurus bathtubHousewares
XXBamboo benchHousewares
XDeer scareHousewares
XBamboo basketHousewares
XXBamboo floor lampHousewares
XXBamboo speakerHousewares
XBamboo stopblockHousewares
XXBamboo dollHousewares
XXGreen-leaf pileHousewares
XXBamboo noodle slideHousewares
XCherry-blossom-petal pileHousewares
XCherry-blossom branchesHousewares
XXOutdoor picnic setHousewares
XXBlossom-viewing lanternHousewares
XShell stoolHousewares
XXShell fountainHousewares
XXShell tableHousewares
XShell partitionHousewares
XShell archHousewares
XXMum cushionHousewares
XXCosmos showerHousewares
XXTulip surprise boxHousewares
XRose bedHousewares
XXPansy tableHousewares
XLily record playerHousewares
XXBunny Day stoolHousewares
XXBunny Day tableHousewares
XXBunny Day wardrobeHousewares
XXBunny Day vanityHousewares
XXBunny Day bedHousewares
XXBunny Day merry balloonsHousewares
XXBunny Day festive balloonsHousewares
XXBunny Day archHousewares
XXUnglazed Dish SetMisc
XXWooden Table MirrorMisc
XXWooden-block ToyMisc
XXWooden FishMisc
XDecoy DuckMisc
XCutting BoardMisc
XXRecycled-can Thumb PianoMisc
XTrash BagsMisc
XXModeling ClayMisc
XXClassic PitcherMisc
XXAroma PotMisc
XXGold BarsMisc
XXGolden DishesMisc
XXGolden CandlestickMisc
XLucky Gold CatMisc
XGolden dung beetleMisc
XXSucculent PlantMisc
XPeach Surprise BoxMisc
XCoconut juiceMisc
XXCherry speakersMisc
XInfused-water dispenserMisc
XXDocument stackMisc
XXBamboo candle holderMisc
XBamboo lunch boxMisc
XBamboo sphereMisc
XXSteamer-basket SetMisc
XXBamboo-shoot lampMisc
XCherry-blossom bonsaiMisc
XXShell lampMisc
XXWindflower fanMisc
XXBunny Day lampMisc
XXWobbling Zipper ToyMisc
XBone doorplateWall-mounted
XKey holderWall-mounted
XXLog wall-mounted clockWall-mounted
XWooden-block wall clockWall-mounted
XWooden-plank signWall-mounted
XXPaw-print doorplateWall-mounted
XTimber doorplateWall-mounted
XFossil doorplateWall-mounted
XXIron wall lampWall-mounted
XXIron wall rackWall-mounted
XCrest doorplateWall-mounted
XGolden gearsWall-mounted
XPotted ivyWall-mounted
XFloral swagWall-mounted
XHanging terrariumWall-mounted
XOrange wall-mounted clockWall-mounted
XCherry lampWall-mounted
XXCoconut wall planterWall-mounted
XBamboo wall decorationWall-mounted
XCherry-blossom clockWall-mounted
XCool windflower wreathWall-mounted
XMum wreathWall-mounted
XXCosmos wreathWall-mounted
XXPretty tulip wreathWall-mounted
XLily wreathWall-mounted
XDark lily wreathWall-mounted
XFancy rose wreathWall-mounted
XPansy wreathWall-mounted
XXBunny Day wall clockWall-mounted
XXBunny Day glowy garlandWall-mounted
XXBunny Day wreathWall-mounted
XGolden wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXGolden flooringWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XWoodland wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XModern wood wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XWooden-mosaic wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXDark wooden-mosaic wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXCabin wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XStacked-wood wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XGarbage-heap wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XGarbage-heap flooringWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXRustic-stone wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XBasement flooringWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XGold-screen wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXJungle wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XJungle flooringWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XBackyard lawnWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XCherry wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXCherry rugWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXOrange wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XOrange rugWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XPeach wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXPeach rugWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXPear wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XPear rugWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXApple wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXHoneycomb wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XHoneycomb flooringWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXClassic-library wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXManga-library wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXMoney flooringWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XStarry-sky wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XStarry wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXBamboo flooringWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXBamboo-grove wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXLight bamboo rugWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XDark bamboo rugWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
Xcherry-blossom-trees wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XSakura-wood wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XCherry-blossom flooringWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XSakura-wood flooringWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXSandy-beach flooringWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXShell rugWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXBunny Day wallWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXBunny Day flooringWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXBunny Day rugWallpapers/Floors/Rugs
XXRecycled BootsEquipment
XXKnight’s helmetEquipment
XIron ArmorEquipment
XXArmor shoesEquipment
XGold helmetEquipment
XXGold armorEquipment
XGold-armor shoesEquipment
XLeaf maskEquipment
XXLeaf umbrellaEquipment
XStraw umbrella hatEquipment
XBamboo hatEquipment
XTraditional straw coatEquipment
XXGrass skirtEquipment
XXKnitted-grass backpackEquipment
XXOrange umbrellaEquipment
XCherry umbrellaEquipment
XPeach umbrellaEquipment
XXPeach hatEquipment
XPear umbrellaEquipment
XXPear hatEquipment
XApple hatEquipment
XXBasket packEquipment
XCherry-blossom umbrellaEquipment
XCherry-blossom pochetteEquipment
XCosmos crownEquipment
XLovely cosmos crownEquipment
XTulip crown Equipment
XChic tulip crownEquipment
XPurple hyacinth crownEquipment
XRose crownEquipment
XChic rose crownEquipment
XPansy crownEquipment
XXEarth-egg shellEquipment
XXEarth-egg outfitEquipment
XXEarth-egg shoesEquipment
XXStone-egg shellEquipment
XXStone-egg outfitEquipment
XXStone-egg shoesEquipment
XXLeaf-egg shell Equipment
XXLeaf-egg outfitEquipment
XXLeaf-egg shoesEquipment
XXWood-egg shellEquipment
XXWood-egg outfitEquipment
XXWood-egg shoesEquipment
XXSky-egg ShellEquipment
XXSky-egg outfitEquipment
XXSky-egg shoesEquipment
XXWater-egg shellEquipment
XXWater-egg outfitEquipment
XXWater-egg shoesEquipment
XXEgg party hatEquipment
XXEgg party dressEquipment
XXBunny Day crownEquipment
XXBunny Day bagEquipment
XXFish baitOther
XXPan fluteOther
XXPitfall seedOther
XCorral fenceOther
XXVertical-board fenceOther
XXCountry fenceOther
XSpiky fenceOther
XBarbed-wire fenceOther
XXSimple wooden fenceOther
XLattice fenceOther
XXImperial fenceOther
XXBrick fenceOther
XXStone fenceOther
XXIron-and–stone fenceOther
XXZen fenceOther
XXRope fenceOther
XXIron fenceOther
XStraw fenceOther
XXBamboo lattice fenceOther
XXBunny Day fenceOther

Animal Crossing US Card Wanted List

I didn’t intend to collect US amiibo cards, but of course I started. Here is a list of those I need.

Series 1

  • 043 Puck
  • 080 Eugene
  • 082 Goose
  • 084 Benjamin
  • 086 Chief

* denotes awaiting for arrival.

Series 2

  • 105 Copper
  • 108 Tommy
  • 110 Leila
  • 113 Isabelle
  • 114 Blanca
  • 124 Harry
  • 125 Gwen
  • 126 Coach
  • 127 Kitt
  • 131 Pate
  • 132 Vladimir
  • 133 Savanah
  • 136 Egbert
  • 137 Cookie
  • 140 Avery
  • 143 Olivia
  • 148 Whitney
  • 150 Coco
  • 155 Butch
  • 159 Zell
  • 160 Pekoe
  • 164 Bianca
  • 167 Beau
  • 168 Nan
  • 170 Ruby
  • 173 Julian
  • 178 Hugh
  • 184 Anicotti
  • 190 Vesta
  • 191 Marcel
  • 193 Keaton
  • 194 Gladys

Series 3

These are the ones I have, since I’ve only bought one pack.

  • 213 Digby
  • 219 Anchovy
  • 246 Eloise
  • 262 Blanche
  • 272 Skye
  • 292 Baabara

Curious what I have to trade? The list is over here. All cards listed are Japanese unless otherwise noted.

Plushie Collection

People were curious about my plushie collection, so in a moment of procrastination I photographed them all.

The plushie shrine.

The plushie shrine.

Izzie-chan purse from Pikopuri

Izzie-chan purse from Pikopuri

Top shelf. Mostly pokemon, Bunnie, coasters from Square Enix cafe in Tokyo, Zelda pin, Popolocrois lanyard.

Top shelf. Mostly pokemon, Bunnie, coasters from Square Enix cafe in Tokyo, Zelda pin, Popolocrois lanyard.

2nd shelf. Mostly pikachu. Handmade kirby, Chun Kitty. Stuff.

2nd shelf. Mostly pikachu. Handmade kirby, Chun Kitty. Stuff.

Bottom Shelf: Lots of Harvest Moon plushies. DQ Slime, Monster Hunter mail airou from capcom cafe in Tokyo, cat bus, Prince Pietro from Popolocrois

Bottom Shelf: Lots of Harvest Moon plushies. DQ Slime, Monster Hunter mail airou from capcom cafe in Tokyo, cat bus, Prince Pietro from Popolocrois

Overflow + Sophie's carrier because she's kind of Plushie-like and she sleeps in it.

Overflow + Sophie’s carrier because she’s kind of Plushie-like and she sleeps in it.

New additions who are as yet homeless. (Need to frame that cross stitch)

New additions who are as yet homeless. (Need to frame that cross stitch)

Rathian is homeless too, but I'm afraid she'll eat the Animal Crossing plushies.

Rathian is homeless too, but I’m afraid she’ll eat the Animal Crossing plushies.

Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer Review

I’ve been streaming Happy Home Designer on twitch since it’s release in Japan on 7/30. One of the questions I get asked the most, aside from “Do you speak Japanese?”—日本語が話せますよ! is “Is this game fun?” My typical response is “If you like designing houses in Animal Crossing, then yes.” And I stick by that answer, but I’d like to delve a little deeper into the changes from the regular games and why you may or may not like this game.

If you haven’t been researching here’s the low down on the game. Your character works in a real estate office (Tom Nook Housing) where you take on clients either by wandering around the town outside or by scanning amiibo cards. You can then pick their house’s location from a map, and I should probably also clarify—the spots on the map are reusable, so you can put down many more houses than will fit on that tiny little map. I think that you can have every single villager in one game if you so desire, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. You then design their house according to their wishes. There are always between 1-3 items they want in or outside of their house and so long as those items are present you can do whatever you want with their house. You can’t fail a house because you must have those items out before the villager will let you finish up. But you can put the requested items out and then put out items that you know the villager doesn’t want there just to be mean (I’m looking at you Kitt).

It’s not in real time. Think of each project as your 9-5 day. You get in to work it’s daytime. You design one house, you clock out (save), and then voilà it’s a new day. And you get to do it all over again. There is night in the game too. If you finish a project and go outside, or go to visit one if your previous clients before you save it will be nighttime (useful if you want to visit someone with the aurora, or in a creepy house).

Since it’s not in real time, the sad fact is that nobody knows or cares when your birthday is. But the upside to this is neither do you have to babysit clients so that they don’t list their houses and skip town.

There is no money. Tom Nook is still a fat cat raccoon who likes nothing better than to golf the day away, but you don’t have to squirrel away bells made from selling seashells to buy the king’s crown. All of the items you get in your catalog you get by playing the game. Each new client gives you items to help with their house. There are overlaps to the items and I may get a gorgeous counter from a different client than you do, but at the very least the client will happily give you their picture to make their housing dream come true (still waiting on that pic in New Leaf Aurora). Also, once you receive an item, you can use it as many times as you like. It’s unlimited.

There is no online to the game. Sorry folks, you won’t be visiting Yumi any time soon. The game does let you easily post pictures to twitter, tumblr, facebook, or miiverse, so you can share your masterpieces with your friends. They just can’t run over and chop down your trees.

Also, so far as I can tell you don’t get a house to design for your character. I’m on the fence about whether this is a bad thing. On the one hand, I totally think Yumi cries herself to sleep in her company car, but on the other, every single house that you design is your house. Or at least it uses your design sensibilities. I still think this would have been a great streetpass feature (there isn’t any—yet???).

This game is pretty big on instant gratification. While I miss Reese and Cyrus I do not miss dropping off my item and waiting an eternity for it to be remade, picking it up and then repeating that process 11 times for an entire set. You have to unlock remaking in this game. It will cost you a few play coins, but once you do remaking is instantaneous. You pick up a piece of furniture and drag it to the remake icon on the left of the screen where the magic happens.

Speaking of items, there are a ton of new items. You get little ducks, boxes of donuts which your clients wander around munching, and mountains of new food items (hope they’re all in the NA/EU releases, no way to know). Some of my favorite items have come from villagers I wouldn’t normally give a second glance to if they were in my campground: Walker the dog longed for a mountain bike and he came with all the trimmings to make his house into a sweet bike shop. Here’s what he came with for me. Items with an asterisk are new and I’ve translated them. That’s probably not what they’ll be called in the NA/EU version of the game:

tool cart*, toolbox*, tool shelf*, bike pump*, mountain bike, city bike*, pile of tires*, k.k. country, k.k. country (wall), Walker’s pic, steel frame wall*, concrete shop floor*, cycling shirt, cycling shirt (wall), no. 67 shirt, no. 67 shirt (wall), bike helmet, yellow umbrella

You may be wondering, what about fishing, catching bugs, and digging up gyroids? All of these items are in the game and unlockable using play coins to fund further study in the real estate business (you need around 30 coins to unlock everything) but you don’t have to perfect sneaking up on 426 elephant beetles to upgrade your home. These items are all just used as furniture, so a lot of the Animal Crossing that you know and love isn’t really a part of this game. Similarly there aren’t any festivals, but you may find clients who want samba Festivale houses (Portia), or who want every day to be a birthday party (Bunnie), so you can still experience some of the big moments from previous games without getting 6 Pavé clocks without a single closet.

Another question that comes up is, what about the amiibo cards? First off, you don’t need them to play the game. I played the game for about a week before mine arrived from Japan. I had a blast. But, if you want to design Isabelle’s house, or Redd’s counterfeit lair, you need the cards. NPC’s will never just roam your town in search of the perfect house. You have to cold call them using the “amiibo phone” to get them to come down to your office. But if you don’t feel you must catch them all, you can still have fun with the game. I should probably also mention that I thought the NPCs would come with super rare items and you would have to get them to get certain items. That’s not been the case. Lyle for instance only came with these: gold hha plaque, gold house model, k.k. tango, k.k. tango (wall), Lyle’s pic. I don’t know if you can get the HHA items from somebody else (Lyle likes to tango???), but it’s not a big loss in my opinion if you can’t. Also, the NPCs don’t come with specific demands for their houses. They tell you they’ll leave their house planning up to you, so if you’ve never thought about what sort of house Digby might want, you’d best put your thinking cap on, cause he ain’t gonna to tell you.

The other aspect to amiibo cards is that you can revisit houses you’ve designed and invite villagers—and some NPCs when they’re not busy—over to the house for a party. Once at the house you can dress yourself up (it’s the only time you get to ditch your work jacket, though you can change everything else about your wardrobe whenever you want), and even dress up villagers and give them hats and glasses. The NPCs usually have a “secret” outfit—sweatpants! or the like, but you can’t dress them up much. Once everybody is dressed you can place everyone in the room where you think they should go and take pictures to your heart’s content. Just don’t be surprised if someone falls asleep and won’t wake up for the camera.

Lastly I’ll talk about the town building. No, the able sisters don’t have a shop in town (Sable has an amiibo card and her sisters visit her), but you get to completely design 2 shops and a department store, so you could make a clothing shop to rival theirs. Or a candy shop, or a toast shop. How you design the shops is completely up to you (aside from a couple really easy parameters set by Isabelle). All total their are 10 buildings in the town: the aforementioned 2 shops and department stores, a school, a hospital, 2 restaurants, an office building, a music hall, and a hotel. You get to design these from the ground up and rebuild the little town next to your real estate office. The town comes alive as new clients and old clients alike wander around with shopping bags from the department store, ice creams, and soda and make it a joy to visit each time you’re looking for the next house to design.

In closing, after playing more than 60 hours, yes, I really like the game. And I hope to see some of the additions in future releases in the series. I do kind of miss hauling up sea bass after sea bass, but I can always put one in a client’s house to remind me of my time spent fishing.

Did I miss something? Leave a comment.