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How to increase hybrid flower spawns in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 23/May/2020 19:58

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Obtaining hybrids in Animal Crossing: New Horizons can be a complicated affair, and you can go days without ever spawning one. There is a way to increase their growth, though – and it’s a lifesaver for those wanting different colored flowers.

Growing rare plants has been a staple in the Animal Crossing series ever since Wild World came out on the Nintendo DS back in 2005. It involves placing two of the same flower types together in a strategic way, and then watering them in the hopes of it spawning a new one with a unique color.

We all know the pain of going days without anything happening, though, and sometimes, a new flower will spawn but it’s just the same kind and not a hybrid – the struggle is real. For those with a green thumb, there’s actually a way to increase your chances of getting a rare flower, and it’s easier than you might expect.

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Hybrid flowers are unique in color compared to regular ones.

How to increase hybrid chances in New Horizons

Playing with other people in Animal Crossing has always been a key feature for a lot of fans, whether it’s experiencing the game with friends, or a stranger when trading or selling items. The last thing anyone thinks of is taking care of the host’s plants – but it’s something that actually should be done if you want to grow hybrids.

Twitter users ‘yuecrossing,’ ‘_Ninji,’ and ‘aiterusawato‘ revealed that having other people water your flowers actually increases your chance of producing new ones. To find out which plants can reproduce, just look to see if they sparkle or not once they’ve been watered.

The production chance increases for every person who does it, up to five at 80%. If a flower is sparkly to you, it means you don’t need to water it yourself anymore, so bring along a friend or two to help boost your rates. Note that anyone living on your island won’t count – it needs to be someone from far away.

At 0-5 visitors, blue, silvery sparkles will appear infrequently, whereas if you manage to get five, they’ll show up as large, gold glitters. The bonus can also still be applied when it’s raining, so don’t let that put you off.

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You’ll have a whole field of hybrids soon enough.

If you don’t know how to breed hybrid flowers in the first place, or how to get particular colors, check out our ‘everything you need to know’ guide.

Once you get the hang of it, growing rare plants is easy – especially if you have a few friends willing to bring along a watering can.

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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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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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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 Away to Avatar: The Last Airbender using the game’s new feature.