Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Ultimate Guide (Updated)

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on mobile was meant to get people to pick up a DS and play an Animal Crossing there. However, it seems that the game is growing with each new update and players are just as addicted as they would be to the regular game. Since Nintendo keeps sending out great updates and event packages, it’s hard to put the game down on any given day.

Whether you just started the game today or have been playing it since Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp launched on your device, this guide is for you. Glitches are rare and Nintendo takes such quick care of them, we won’t bother to mention them here. If you do have any problems, by all means, report the problem in the game via customer support and inquires.

But if you need to know how to get the latest batch of animals into your camp, find out what watering your plants really does, or how to get the most cotton out of the game, this guide will answer all your questions. This guide is an accumulation of all the information we could possibly gather on Pocket Camp, so if you can’t find it here, please comment below and let us know anything we might be missing.

There’s a lot to tackle, so let’s get to it. Here’s our mega Animal Crossing Pocket Camp guide:

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Cheats

Unfortunately, there are no cheat codes that you can enter into Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. There are, however, some secrets that players have stumbled upon over the course of the game’s lifespan.

The Money Tree

And you thought money couldn’t grow on trees. It’s a random tree every day, but if you shake it you will receive up to 1000 Bells. The tree in question is not a fruit bearing one, so if you’re in a hurry don’t bother collecting fruit to make sure. It can be a normal tree or a coconut tree.

Fruit Hack

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Guide

If you’re keen on getting plenty of fruit but don’t have the inventory room, feel free to shake the desired fruit tree and leave the fruit on the ground. The fruit will stay there, no matter what, until you pick it up.

Use this trick to either sell fruit or collect more later on when you have the room. This is trick is especially useful when want to collect only special fruits, you’ll need to drop fruit so that you have a chance of seeing them.

Speed Up Crafting Times

You can do it on the DS games, but it seems Nintendo has caught on to that trick. In Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp it doesn’t matter if you change timezone or fiddle with the date on your phone, it will not impact the crafting times whatsoever. You will either have to wait or use Leaf Tickets to complete whatever you are crafting.

Link Your Nintendo Account

Even if you don’t care for Nintendo’s e-Shop gold points, linking your Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game to your Nintendo account is of the utmost importance. Linking the two will earn you points you can spend on much-needed materials, like cotton, and will save your progress. Even if you delete Pocket Camp and reinstall on another phone, all your progress will be there as long as you linked the game to your Nintendo account.

Pocket Camp APK

Can’t access Google Play or the App Store? Have no fear! APK sites are here to help, but you must be careful. Many APK versions are developed specifically to hack your phone, so please be cautious, even with the link provided here.

The first link is from APKfollow, one of the more legitimate APK sites. Caution is still very much necessary, as there is no rating system or comment feature on each of the apps. There is simply no way to know on the site itself if this version of Pocket Camp is stable and not going to corrupt your phone.

The second link is from Nintendo Daily News, an official source but the link might be outdated. There was a time when folks were impatient to have Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on their phones, before the game released on all devices worldwide. This link is from that time, so if it doesn’t work for you, please let us know in the comments below and we’ll edit this section.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Garden Guide

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Since the most recent update to the game, gardening in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been faster and easier. You can plant multiple plots at once and harvest multiple flowers at once – no more animation for every single plot.

Furthermore, the latest update brought a purpose to planting the non-seasonal flowers beyond flower trading. Animals will make requests for one or two types of flowers in order to make a bouquet or perfume. To be clear, no animal has thus far requested a flower that is acquired through cross-pollination.

Using the garden is easy, just plant whatever you need and let it grow. If you don’t have the time, Pocket Camp offers fertilizer to speed up the process by 30 minutes. It takes about 6 packets of fertilizer per plot to cut the time down completely. You acquire fertilizer through log-in bonuses and garden events.

Or, you can buy Lloyd’s version for 1 Leaf Ticket per pack, which speeds up the time by a full hour. You’ll need about 5 packs in total to cut down the time completely. However, if you are not in the habit of using fertilizer, then the latest garden event should have given you at least 100 to work with.

Current Garden Events Tips and Tricks

When they occur, and you want all the items available, the best advice is to log-in every two hours and garden like a madman. Harvest, plant, wait, repeat. If you have Leaf Tickets to burn, you can use fertilizer to quicken the process and collect more of whatever that event needs.

Most of all, be generous to your friends. Share as much as possible and they will share in turn, this will fill your garden with the collectible item to capacity and speed up the process. In addition, you also get bonuses for sharing with friends, like fertilizer and essence. It depends on the event what you will receive.

Cross Pollination Guide

If you want to get every item on the Flower Trade list, look no further than right here. This is your guide to all the variations of pansies and tulips possible in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

Non-seasonal flower seeds cost 80 Bells each, which currently include the Red Pansy, Yellow Pansy, Red Tulip, and Orange Tulip. Some cross-pollinated flowers take different times, like the Pink Tulips take 4 hours, whereas the White Tulips take 3 hours.

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While you are cross-pollinating for the flowers you want, please keep in mind that with every cross-pollination, there is a chance it won’t work. When that happens, you will not receive any seeds whatsoever. If you would like the exact chances to get which flowers, Reddit user TheRealSlimShairn created a thorough spreadsheet.

In addition, it has been discovered that if you get someone to cross-pollinate using the flowers in your own garden, you will receive 1 Friend Powder per cross-pollination. If you don’t see it right away, just exit out and log back in.

Source: Reddit

Flower Trade Guide

Now that you have the perfect guide to cross-pollination, you can start collecting enough flowers to get all of the items available in Flower Trade. I wish I could say that someone has taken the time to compile a list of each Flower Trade item and how much they cost, but unfortunately, that is not the case. Flower Trade items are simply too numerous.

As such, take a look at the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Gamepedia and click the link for whichever item you want to find out how much they cost.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Amenities

Amenities are the items that once crafted, will increase the Friendship Level limit on certain animals. For example, the Natural tent will increase the Friendship Level of Natural animals. The Amenities in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp thus far include:

The first and last level of every amenity takes about 1-3 days. Every level between will take no time at all. Material-wise, amenities are about average compared to some furniture. The most cotton you will need will be for the tents only, at 30 Cotton per level. For more details on what you will need to craft per level of each amenity, and how long the levels will take, head over to Animal Crossing Wikia. They have the most comprehensive chart that won’t have you scrolling for too long to find what you need.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Tips

Become The Cotton Dragon

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Amenities and certain furniture is where you will spending the most Cotton. There are at least 10 or so furniture items that require 120 Cotton and amenities will cost you no more than 30 Cotton. Depending on how you would like to play the game, I suggest you do not go crafting items that require Cotton without a prompt from an animal.

If you want to craft those 120 Cotton furniture items, it will take about 3 days or more if gather enough from some of the animals on this list. If you still can’t get enough Cotton to craft certain items, make sure you linked your My Nintendo account. Once you’ve done that, there is a Cotton reward that you can redeem as much as you like. What you need to come away with from this section, is to hoard Cotton like a dragon.

What Should I Spend My Bells On?

If you’re drowning in Bells and already bought every paint job for your Camper available than I highly suggest you hang onto those Bells for crafting. Amenities can get expensive fast if you happen to have all the materials to craft 4 levels at once. In addition, you’ll see your Bells disappear pretty fast if you’re buying items from the Market Box instead of collecting them.

If you are done crafting all the amenities, then you can go spend them all on expanding your Camper. Before that, it’s a waste of Bells when you don’t use your Camper very often. This is all depending on your play style, of course. If you are the type to focus more on organizing everything in your Camper just right before even thinking about your Campsite and animal friends, then expanding is probably worth it to you.

Requested Items Trick

Finding yourself low on requested items? Make sure you collect every time you visit an area, you’ll find yourself overflowing in no time. Once you do, keep as many items at a maximum of 10 as you can. Any excess items you can sell right away or place in the Market Box for your friends to buy.

The Power Of Friendship

Speaking of friends, be sure to keep around the very active ones. You can see on your friend list the last time they logged-in, so it is easy to dwindle down to the ones that come on every day. Active friends will help you get into the Quarry whenever you need it, as long as you pay it forward and lend a hand when they need it too.

In addition, be generous to your friends whenever you can. If they have a rare item in their Market Box and you want to say thank you, buy it. During Garden Events, share as much as possible and you will get awesome rewards.

Another way to say thank you is to give Kudos, but keep in mind that you are the only one benefiting from that exchange. It is, however, one way to get your friends to notice that you’ve visited them. Kudos is sometimes the only way to communicate with another player, so do the best you can but do so wisely.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Update

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Fortune Cookie Shop

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp guide

The latest update included Gulliver’s Ship (see section below for more information) and the Fortune Cookie Shop. If you haven’t read the update yet, Fortune Cookies are another reason to visit the Market Place. You can buy them with either Bells or Leaf Tickets and they will give you clothing or furniture items. They will update every 12 hours.

The ones you can buy with Bells are 500 Bells each (5,000 Bells for the special Fortune Cookies) and will give you random objects, all of which belong to one of the three Fortune Cookies you can buy with Leaf Tickets. The latter cost 50 Leaf Tickets per cookie and will give you parts of a Memory set. These sets include Rosie’s Pop-Star Memory, Marshal’s Pastry Memory, Filbert’s Rocket Memory, and Hopkin’s Game Cookie.

These memories will be triggered once you have all the appropriate items and the animals involved are attending your camp. You can revisit these memories anytime you like in your scrapbook, found in the “More” menu tab.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Gulliver’s Ship

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Guide

If you have hit the furniture limit, which is quite an achievement, then Gulliver might be useful for you. You can send out ten furniture items at a time (Gulliver will not leave with less than 10 items) and Gulliver will return with special sweets. It is said that Gulliver can return with a friend too, but it seems to be a rare occurrence.

The special sweets can be given to any animal friend, but they are most useful when you match treat type with the right animal in your camp. Outside of your camp, you will get a +2 in friendship level compared to the (up to) +6 you can get for animals in your camp.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Special Fruit, Bugs, and Fish

The most recent update also included the addition of special fruit, bugs, and fish. When you acquire these relatively rare items, they will be listed separately from others like it. For example, a special apple or perfect orange will be listed separately from normal apples and oranges.

When animals need help with something, they will have three dots floating above their heads. When this occurs, try to choose a special item to give them. You will be well-rewarded with Bells, crafting items, and usually a +6 to friendship levels.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Animals Asking For Furniture

These requests will occur whether you have the furniture item or not, and it will not affect your inventory if you do have it. That said, much like the special fruits, bugs, and fish, the higher valued furniture you give away, the more rewards you’ll get.

Though it might be more prudent to match the appropriate furniture item to the animal, this has yet to be confirmed. You probably won’t get your Bells back or the crafting supplies you used to make it, but the friendship level increase makes it worth it.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Animals Asking Where To Fish

As far as I have been able to tell, the correct answer is completely random. Sometimes you will pick the right one and get great rewards (like a rare fish) and sometimes you won’t. If you have been able to crack a method to this madness, please comment below and I will update this section.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Events

Nintendo is currently offering some very cool daily bonuses, like 20 Leaf Tickets and plenty of essences. Be sure to log-in every day to catch them all.

Brewster is another special animal to arrive in addition to Celeste. Craft the Brewster’s Coop (a coffee stand) for 350 Leaf Tickets, and he’s sure to come by your camp.

Gyroidite Scavenger Hunt

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This event is now over, but the developers have mentioned that it will return in time. We can all look forward to it then and the advice below still stands.

Each little gyroidite can be found just about anywhere, so be sure to check out every nook and cranny while you are fulfilling animal requests. This includes the Market Place, OK Motors, in trees, and scattered about each map area. With these little guys, you can craft look-alike items, like Tommy’s hat, his clothes, Isabelle’s clothes, Reese’s hat, K.K. Slider’s guitar, and so much more.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Fishing Tourney

Much like the Garden Events, if you want to win all of the items available during a Fishing Tourney event you must open up the game as often as possible. Fish until you can fish no more! The golden rod is not available this time around, but it seems that they increased the player’s chances of getting two fish to compensate.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Animals

If you’re on a mission to get more Cotton or any other resources, Animal Crossing Wikia has an extensive list of what each animal provides. The list also provides links for each animal, so be sure to check those out if you need to see what each animal requires to come to your campsite.

In addition, if you happened to miss it, Animal Crossing Wikia also lists what each animal requests when they hit a certain level. Just click on that animal’s name in the link above. Keep in mind that all of this information is the game too, just check out your contacts list and tap on the animal you’re curious about. Be sure to favorite them right away too, so you know which animal goes with which item.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Clothes Crafting

Now that you can craft clothes, is it really worth it? That very much depends, as all clothing items (except for glasses) require Cotton. Now, it’s never much Cotton, but it will get expensive if you’re trying to craft Amenities or furniture.

As such, craft clothing wisely until you are done with your other projects. Some things you can do in the meantime is craft only clothes that meet stretch goals. You can get 20 Paper for crafting one item of clothing and 5 Leaf Tickets for crafting 5 clothing items.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Calling Card

A good time to use a calling card really depends on you and your play style. If your current project is to get every animal into your camp and you need to increase their friendship level, a calling card or request card might be necessary.

A calling card will bring the requested animal into the area you are, replacing the other player that was camped there. Their friendship level will increase by 1 to 3 points just for inviting them. Whichever animal you choose will automatically have three requests ready for you to fulfill.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Request Card

You can use these whenever you like, much like the called card, it depends on your playstyle. Both cards will get you three extra requests from the animal you choose. Request cards are useful if you are close to leveling up that animal to the desired level or need more crafting materials.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Camper Upgrades

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All camper upgrades are focused on your first and second floor and you cannot choose which one to do when. The upgrades will come in the order you see below and will expand the length more often than the width. Please keep the latter in mind while planning the design of your second floor.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp OK Motors Loan

The first step is to remember that this is a virtual loan with no real money or interest rates involved, there is no need to panic. That said, you can treat it like any other loan and play it back slowly. Depending on how good you are at collecting Bells, you should be able to give about 10,000 Bells per week, or whenever you want to.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Max Level

There does not appear to be a max level for the player, but after level 42 you will only receive 10 Leaf Tickets and 1,000 Bells. At every 5th level, you’ll gain a request card. After level 42, its always going to be 20XP to the next level. Getting past level 42 just takes time and dedication, there is no ultimate reward for getting past it. You will not receive more or less items just because you’re at a higher level.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Face Guide

Before you start Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, you can get different shirts depending on which face you choose when customizing your appearance. As such, you should always start the game in style:

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Note that neither the face you choose or the shirt you end up with affects the rest of the game in any way. You can acquire all of these shirts by either crafting or leveling up the animal who is wearing it. If you do not like your starter appearance but absolutely wanted the shirt it came with, don’t worry, you can change your appearance whenever you like.

Source: GameSkinny

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Rare Fish And Bugs

This list does not include the special bugs and fish added to the roster. Those will appear about every 1 in 10 collections – you simply need to collect as much as possible every time you enter an area.

Rare Fish

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Rare Bugs

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Campsite

Having trouble finding your style? Look no further! Here are some examples you can do too and some that are just a little fun.

Animal crossing pocket camp campsite ideas

Animal crossing pocket camp campsite ideas

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp FAQ

How do I get Friend Powder?

You can acquire Friend Powder through events, like a Garden Event. If you share the collectible creature or water a friend’s plants, you will receive Friend Powder. You can also get Friend Powder through the standing Stretch Goal, where you must give Kudos to three players.

How many Pocket Camp animals are there?

There are currently 92 animals in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

How many Pocket Camp levels are there?

There is no level cap for the campsite manager, but the level cap for animals appears to be level 20.

Which Pocket Camp animals give Cotton?

Surprisingly, Cotton distribution is not random at all. Animal Crossing Wikia has a great list of which resources which animal provides right here.

Does Watering plants actually do anything?

Outside of a Garden Event, no it does not. It does not grow your flowers faster or give you any bonuses. During a Garden Event, if you water a friend’s plants, you can receive Friend Powder.

If there are any further questions you have, please let us know in the comments below and we’ll see about it adding it to this post.

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