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Animal Crossing players are building Pokemon locations in New Horizons

Published: 13/Apr/2020 22:20

by Meg Bethany Koepp


While you can build almost anything in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, some Pokemon fans have taken their favorite series and built locations from it in the game, merging the two franchises into one.

One of the new features added to the Animal Crossing series in New Horizons is terraforming – a building app on your Nook Phone that allows you to build cliffs and rivers to your heart’s content, making the Switch title one of the most customizable and unique in the entire franchise.


Pokemon Trainers have jumped at the chance to design their own custom islands, and have created towns and Gyms from the RPG franchise in the game, pulling the two titles into one in an amazing and inventive crossover.

Pokemon towns in New Horizons

Sword & Shield players will no doubt recognize Ballonlea, the small town is situated in a secluded forest in the Northern Galar region. The location is very distinguishable due to its dark atmosphere that’s lit up with bright, glowing mushrooms and toadstools.


AC:NH fan JayB*tchahoe decided to bring the fantasy-esque location to their game, and created a room in their house that’s the spitting image of it. Including a cherry-blossom floor, a crescent moon chair, and some luminous mushroom lamps, the Trainer managed to replicate the Pokemon location perfectly.

In the Switch RPG, the region is meant to resemble the United Kingdom, so it’s unsurprising that Game Freak decided to include a dense wooded area in the game, as the country’s countryside is littered with them.

Another player, Steviewonderful73, created a Gym on their island, taking inspiration from the game’s Water-type Trainers for their building. Surrounded by waterfalls, the walk up to it looks epic as heck.


This is a great example of how the terraforming tool can be used to completely transform a town when used properly, and the Reddit user’s work looks legendary, to say the least. Imagine wanting to challenge the Water Gym, and having to walk up that path.

They even sported an Ash Ketchum outfit, complete with cap and all, for that true Pokemon effect.

Wanted to make the ultimate water gym for my Pokemon-themed island πŸ˜€ from AnimalCrossing

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has proven to be a hit success with players – and not just Pokemon fans – since its release on March 20. There were almost seven years between mainline entries in the series, so it’s understandable why it was so hyped.


It was so popular, in fact, that it smashed sales records in just its opening weekend alone, knocking Sword & Shield off the top spot for fastest-selling Nintendo Switch title of all time.

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The Simpsons intro gets epic recreation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 8/Aug/2020 1:00 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:22

by Brent Koepp


An Animal Crossing YouTuber went viral after re-creating The Simpsons’ iconic intro in New Horizons. The player’s incredible mashup is one of the best things you’ll see today.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the world by storm after making its debut in March. The latest release in the long-running franchise introduced new features such as the ability to shape your village however you see fit using terraforming.


The new mechanic has sparked the imaginations of millions of users on social media, and one creator went viral after using the tool to bring The Simpsons to the social-simulation title. Their re-imagination of the classic cartoon’s intro is the perfect crossover.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
A talented creator made The Simpsons intro in Animal Crossing.

The Simpsons re-imagined in Animal Crossing

The Simpsons made its debut in 1989, and has gone on to become a juggernaut in pop culture over the last three decades. In 2020, the animation is in its 31st season. To celebrate, a player re-created the show’s intro in New Horizons.


Gaming YouTuber ‘Great-Bit Arcade‘ uploaded their mind blowing creation to their channel on July 29, and quickly went viral. The video carefully re-creates the animation’s iconic intro, which follows the Simpson family throughout their town of Springfield.

The fan creatively used assets from Animal Crossing to create the town’s nuclear plant, before hilariously cutting to their character writing on a chalk board in school while wearing Bart Simpson’s signature outfit.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
Maggie and Marge Simpson are re-created in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Great-Bit’s video meticulously recreates every scene, from Maggie and Marge driving to Lisa playing her saxophone in school. The YouTuber even created a couch gag with the Simpson family walking in to find Tom Nook and Isabelle taking up all the space on their sofa.


Animal Crossing’s latest release has been a major success for Nintendo. In a quarterly report posted in August, it was revealed the social simulation title has sold over 22.4 million units – making it the second highest-selling game on the console.

New Horizons’ terraforming tool has encouraged players from around the world to share their creations on social media. Fans have reimagined things from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited AwayΒ to Avatar: The Last Airbender using the game’s new feature.