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Pokemon player recreates Sinnoh map in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 3/May/2020 19:02

by Paul Cot


Pokemon Diamond and Pearl’s Sinnoh region can now be found in Animal Crossing: New Horizons – at least thanks to the recreation of one player.

Animal Crossing players have been recreating all sorts of places, from Zelda dungeons to villages from Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Galar region. So, it should come as no surprise that a place as iconic as the Sinnoh region has now got the same treatment.


The recreation came from assaultepic who wanted their island to simply look like Sinnoh. In a response to one comment suggesting they wanted to do the same with the Unova region, assaultepic revealed how they implemented the design for Sinnoh: “I googled a map of Sinnoh and imported it into happy island designer and used their grid as a guide for building the map, I figure it’ll work the same with Unova (though maybe a bit more difficult with how detailed it is).”

Sinnoh Region Animal Crossing
Reddit: assaultepic
What the Sinnoh region recreation looks like in Animal Crossing…

Making your island look like the region from a birds-eye view compared to on the ground itself, are two very different tasks, and understandably so. It would take a monumental amount of effort to recreate every detail of the Gen 4 Pokemon map.


The creator has done some groundwork to make it more Sinnoh-like, though. “I made some custom hoodies with the starters and put them in Able Sisters so that the villagers can ‘pick their starter'”. They added: “I’ve also been trying to make the villagers look like gym leaders by giving them clothes. So far I’ve got Volkner Ricky and a few others.”

No visitors

Unfortunately assaultepic isn’t accepting any visitors, at least right now. “This island has been a lot of work and I’m not really happy with how any of it looks outside of the map.”

They went on to say: “To be honest, it’s rather cramp, especially because I used cliffs to fill in the middle part. I haven’t done much with the island itself besides making the map.” So, while the map is very Sinnoh-esque, it looks like there’s a lot of work left to be done on the island still.


Hopefully they’ll change their mind about visitors if they’re able to make the improvements to get it in a more ‘visitable’ state. The next question is – which will be the next iconic Pokemon location to be recreated?

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