Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing ‘Museum Gift Shop’ is perfect for extra fossils

Published: 1/May/2020 2:36

by Alan Bernal


Animal Crossing: New Horizons players have probably run into the same fossils a few times over, making a ‘Museum Gift Shop’ that takes care of the extra bones all the more welcome.

The idea would be a streamlined way of converting fossils that can’t be donated to Blathers into miniature sets of themselves – an idea akin to the red lizard named Flick who already performs that task but with insects instead.

But since Blathers doesn’t provide that service in his museum, user ‘Kyriearashi’ created another shop with a brand new villager to pick up the slack and finally give players a way to use all of those extra fossils.

A Museum Gift Shop would let people unload their extra fossils.

They started by introducing Bubs, a white owl who has an affinity for Celeste and the curator for the Museum Gift Shop.

Where Blathers doesn’t give people a way to dump their fossils, Bubs would welcome them with open arms since he can convert them into miniature models of the larger picture.

The Animal Crossing community was instantly taken by the character as well as all of the possibilities that this could have for decorating and getting new items.

I made a really quick concept for a Museum Gift Shop, including a new character who uses your extra fossils. from AnimalCrossing

“This is such a cute concept! I love the character (and his little crush on Celeste),” user ‘InfiniteDandelions’ said. “It’d be a cool way to use spare fossils, and I’d totally buy that Starry Night umbrella.”

Along with the concept, Bubs and his shop would also sell museum-themed clothing, equipment and furniture. From the rough concept that Kyriearashi created, there were already designs that sparked other players’ interests.

But it wouldn’t be an Animal Crossing addition without adorable extras that the developers sneak in behind the scenes. True-to-form, Bubs would have a crush on Celeste, so when she’s in town, the white owl will try to “pluck up the courage to talk to her.”

Bubs would run a wing of the Blathers Museum.

With the number of fossils in the game, players are bound to run into the same one a couple of times. There’s an option to just display them outright, but that takes up a ton of valuable space on your island.

Having an option to scale down the fossils with a Museum Gift Shop that has those services would expand the customization possibilities in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.


Animal Crossing player creates perfect Pokemon Center in New Horizons

Published: 6/Jan/2021 1:02

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon player made waves on social media after faithfully recreating a Pokemon Center in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing’s latest outing, New Horizons, was the breakout hit of 2020. Since its debut in March, the lovable Nintendo title has taken over social media as players around the world share their unique creations.

One Pokemon fan used the the game’s new editing tools to accurately build a Pokecenter in the social simulation title. Their stunning recreation of the iconic RPG location is one of the best things you will see all week.

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New Horizons’ features let players create their wildest dreams.

Pokemon fan creates Pokemon Center in Animal Crossing

Originally releasing on the GameCube in 2001, Animal Crossing has become a juggernaut for Nintendo. Its latest release, New Horizons, has given players an unprecedented amount of freedom to shape their island to their wildest imaginations.

Using the new game mechanics, a Pokemon fan set out to recreate what is perhaps the most iconic location in the Game Freak RPG – a Pokecenter. Artist ‘acnh.pokeland‘ shared their incredible project on the r/AnimalCrossing and r/Pokemon subreddits on January 5. “Pokéland is now opened!! 1st section: The Pokémon Center!!” they wrote.

The image shows the user’s Animal Crossing avatar adorably posing in Nurse Joy’s signature medical uniform. The artist creatively used various New Horizons items to bring the location to life, such as a pink shirt behind the counter featuring a Blissey design, and round hats patterned to look like Pokeballs.

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ACQueen48 created the Pokemon Center in New Horizons.

Pokemon fans praised the creator’s work, such as one user who exclaimed, “This is so cool!!! You did an amazing job on these.” Another player agreed and wrote, “Wow! I heard the music in my head as soon as I saw the pic! Great Job!”

Screenshot of Pokemon fans reacting to Animal Crossing Pokemon Center.

Incredibly this isn’t the only location the talented fan has created in New Horizons. Over on their Instagram account, they showed off images of their Poke-Mart as well. Longtime players of the RPG will remember the in-game store used to be a separate building up until Gen IV.

This isn’t the first time Pokemon fans have gotten creative in the Switch title. In May, one Animal Crossing user recreated battle Stadiums from the RPG. Players in July also used the custom Fireworks feature to light up the sky with popular ‘mon.

Despite releasing only at the beginning of 2020, New Horizons is already the second highest-selling game in Japan of all time. The social simulation title has sparked the imaginations of millions – including many creative Pokefans.