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How to grow blue roses in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 24/May/2020 20:06

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Blue roses might be the hardest flower to bloom in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, as there’s a very specific way of growing it. We’ve got everything you need to know about spawning your own.

Cross-pollinating flowers in the Animal Crossing series has always been one of the key features to making your town as beautiful as can be. Hybrids come in many different types and colors, and every player has a favorite, whether it be purple hyacinths, black lillies, or pink cosmos.

While gold roses require a specific method to spawn, they’re not the hardest plant to obtain – the blue variant is. It’s not as simple as just plant and wait, as there’s actually a science behind it. Read on to find out how you can grow them.

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Blue roses are a difficult flower to grow.

How to get blue roses in New Horizons

Blue roses spawn from red roses – but it’s not as simple as just planting them and waiting. First thing’s first, you’re going to want to get some red, white, and yellow rose bags, whether that’s from Nook’s Cranny if yours stocks them, buying them from Leif, or obtaining them from a friend.

Then, you’ll need to plant the red and white ones in a checkerboard pattern, water them, and wait a day to see if any pink ones spawn in. Rinse and repeat until you get one.

Once you’ve obtained a pink rose, plant it in a checkerboard pattern with the yellow ones. You’re going to want to grow some red to make a “hybrid” version, as regular ones won’t produce blue.

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Red roses bought from Leif won’t work – you need to produce “hybrid” versions.

When you’ve got at least two reds, plant them exactly like you did the others, water them, and wait a day. If they’ve not spawned a blue, continue the watering and waiting cycle until they do.

Blue roses spawn the same flower when breeding, so as long as you have two of them, you don’t need to worry about making hybrid reds any more. If done correctly, you’ll soon end up with an entire field of them to decorate your island with.


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.