Animal Crossing

Best way to force villagers to move out in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 28/Apr/2020 1:07

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Every Animal Crossing player knows the pain of having an unwanted villager move into their town, and getting them to leave is just as annoying. Luckily, there’s a way to force them out in New Horizons.

There’s no greater pain in Animal Crossing than seeing a new villager decide to move into your town, only to check the nameplate on the plot of land and they’re someone you really don’t want – especially if they’re ugly (sorry not sorry).

Thankfully, there’s hope in New Horizons as one simple trick can force any undesirable inhabitants off of your island, giving you room for someone you like to take their place.

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We all have that one villager we wish would leave.

How to force villagers to move out

The technique involves “time traveling,” so if you’re not someone who’s okay with doing that, there’s not much you can do other than wait for whoever it is you want gone to leave willingly by themselves. If you are down, though, keep on reading.

In order to time travel, you’ll need to set your Nintendo Switch’s system clock to the date you’d like it to be. For the purpose of forcing someone out, you’ll have to change it to 10 days in the future. Make sure the time is between 12PM and 3PM too, as that’s when your island inhabitants are most active.

Boot your game up, and walk around until you find a character with a speech bubble above their head. If it’s not the person you want to leave, make sure you demand that they stay, and then fast forward another 10 days. If nobody has one at all, travel forward a day at a time and keep checking everyone until one shows up. Rinse and repeat until your desired animal tells you they’re thinking of moving.

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An amiibo card will also force someone out.

Another, easier way is to use an amiibo card for the character you want. Simply scan it into your Switch using the machine in the town hall once you’ve unlocked the campsite, visit the villager’s tent, and complete their DIY request. You’ll have to do this three separate times on different days in order to finally convince them to move in.

If you have all 10 houses on your island, you’ll be able to pick who leaves in order for the campsite animal to come and live in your town. But if you don’t have any cards, the time traveling method also works a treat.

Pokemon

Animal Crossing player creates perfect Pokemon Center in New Horizons

Published: 6/Jan/2021 1:02

by Brent Koepp

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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.