How to Get a Shovel in Animal Crossing

In Animal Crossing, shovels are a type of tools that you can use to dig up buried objects in the ground such as Fossils, Pitfall Seeds, and Gyroid’s. You are also able to use shovels to hit rocks which may spawn new bugs or be a Money Rock. And now, how to get a shovel in Animal Crossing? We will explain about it below.

How to Get a Shovel

In Animal Crossing New Horizons, you are able to use shovels for digging up fossils, burying pitfall traps and removing tree stumps. But, how to get a shovel in this game? There are two recipes that you can use for crafting a shovel including the Flimsy Shovel and the Shovel.

How to Get a Shovel

The Flimsy Shovel is the less reliable one and it can break after 30 uses. How about the Shovel? It can last longer and needs the Flimsy Shovel in its DIY recipe. If you do not want to craft the Flimsy Shovel, you are able to buy it and the price is 800 Bells. But, if you want to craft it, you will need 5x Hardwood. If you want to craft the Shovel, you need 1x Flimsy Shovel and 1x Iron Nugget.

To get a shovel in the Animal Crossing New Horizon, you are able to see the guide below.

  • The first thing that you have to do is to give five bugs or fish to Tom Nook at Residents’ Services. You must go to the Resident’s Services, do the workshop and there you are able to craft your own flimsy net and flimsy fishing rod. When you have given five fish or bugs, he will get a call from Blathers. It is the long running director of all Animal Crossing museums. But now, it turns out and he wants to open a new museum on your island.

 Give five bugs or fish to Tom Nook at Residents' Services

  • Here, you have to reserve a space for Blathers’ tent. Tom Nook has a tent kit for Blathers and it is provided for you. You have to go into the world and find a space that you like for him.

reserve a space for Blathers' tent

  • In this step, you need to wait until the next calendar day. In this game, you are not able to rush anything. So, to make Blathers arrive, you have to wait until the next day in real time.
  • Next, you have to pay a visit to Blathers in his tent. When Blathers arrive, you have to have to go to his tent. You will see that he is inside and he is waiting to talk to you. He needs your help to collect enough exhibits since he wants to open a proper museum on the island and it includes fossils. Then, he knows that you are not able to dig up any fossils without a shovel. So, he gives you the recipe for one along with the recipe for the new Animal Crossing New Horizons vaulting pole so that you are able to cross the river.

pay a visit to Blathers in his tent

If you access Youtube, there are some videos that can help you to know how to get a shovel in Animal Crossing New Horizon.

  • A video of Gamers Heroes entitled How to Get A Shovel In Animal Crossing New Horizons which was uploaded on March 19th, 2020. The duration of the video is 1 minute and 42 seconds and it has been watched more than 292k times.
  • A video of Release-Fire entitled Animal Crossing New Horizons Shovel How to Get the Spade to Dig which was uploaded on March 20th, 2020. The duration of the video is 2 minutes and 42 seconds and it has been watched more than 46k times.
  • A video of Gamerpillar entitled How to Get Shovel | Animal Crossing New Horizon which was uploaded on March 20th, 2020. The duration of the video is 2 minutes and 58 seconds and it has been watched more than 54k times.
  • A video of MonkeyKingHero entitled How to Get a Shovel in Animal Crossing New Horizons which was uploaded on March 19th, 2020. The duration of the video is 1 minute and 5 seconds and it has been watched more than 6k times.
  • A video of 1upPHIL entitled How to Unlock the Shovel in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! which was uploaded on March 21st, 2020. The duration of the video is 2 minutes and 51 seconds and it has been watched more than 800 times.

Upgrading Shovel in Animal Crossing

If you want to upgrade your shovel in the game, you have to buy the Pretty Good Tools kit from a Nook Stop. The price is 3000 Nook Miles. Nevertheless, it is worth it because you will get a bunch of recipes downloaded straight to your phone. If you have got the recipes, you will have to create the shovel with x1 Filmsy Shovel and x1 Iron Nugget.

Using The Shovel

If you have had a shovel, then you may not know how to use this tool. You are able to use it by equipping it from your inventory or your tool wheel if you have unlocked it. Then, the thing that you have to do is to press A to dig a hole and then you have to press A again to fill the hole. You are able to press Y if you want to fill the hole without the shovel.

Shovels in Animal Crossing New Horizon

According to Animal Crossing wiki, in New Horizon, there are some types of shovels as you are able to see below.

  • Flimsy Shovel

It can be gained from Blathers (first recipe) and Timmy & Tommy (additional recipes and item itself). The purchase price is 800 Bells and the sale price is 200 Bells.

  • Shovel

It can be obtained from Everyday Tools A-Z for 3,000 Nook Miles on the Nook Shop. The sale price is 600 Bells.

  • Golden Shovel

The recipe is mailed after you help Gulliver 30 times. The sale price is 625 Bells.

  • Colorful Shovel

It can be bought from the cabinet at Nook’s Cranny after the first upgrade. The purchase price is 2,500 Bells and the sale price is 625 Bells.

  • Outdoorsy Shovel

It can be bought from the cabinet at Nook’s Cranny after the first upgrade. The purchase price is 2,500 Bells and the sale price is 625 Bells.

  • Printed-design Shovel

It can be bought from the cabinet at Nook’s Cranny after the first upgrade. The purchase price is 2,500 Bells and the sell price is 625 Bells.

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