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How to get all the Golden tools in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Created by NookFriends on the 09/08/2020

The Golden tools are special durable tools which you can only unlock by obtaining certain in-game achievements. Once you obtain the recipe, you will be able to craft as many times as you want.

Showing the 6 Golden Tools. This includes Golden Axe, Golden Fishing Rod, Golden Net, Golden Shovel, Golden Slingshot and Golden Watering Can

There is a total of 6 golden tools that you'll be able to unlock. You'll need to work hard to get them! Also, bear in mind that, even when they last longer than normal tools, they will still break in the end...

Here is the full list of the different golden tools you will able to unlock in ACNH:

What materials do I need to craft them?

To build any of the Golden tools, you will need to get Gold Nuggets. Do not give away your Gold Nuggets because they are one of the rarest resources in Animal Crossing!

Gold Nugget in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to get Gold Nuggets

There are a few ways in which you're able to get Gold Nuggets:

  • By hitting rocks with an axe or a shovel
  • By popping a balloon

How to get the Golden Axe recipe

Golden Axe DIY recipe in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

To get the Golden Axe D.I.Y. recipe you will need to have destroyed 100 Flimsy Axes, Stone Axes or Axes.

Which items are needed to craft the Golden Axe?

  • 1 x Gold Nugget
  • 1 x Axe

Tip: To unlock this recipe quicker, try and use Flimsy Axes as they are less durable than the other types of Axes.

How to get the Golden Fishing Rod

Golden Fishing Rod DIY recipe in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

To get the Golden Fishing D.I.Y. recipe, you will need to catch all the fish creatures within Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You will need to complete the fish section of the Critterpedia!

Which items are needed to craft the Golden Fishing Rod?

  • 1 x Gold Nugget
  • 1 x Fishing Rod

Tip: You can see how many fish you have left to catch by checking your Critterpedia app. You can find the Critterpedia app in your NookPhone.

How to get the Golden Net

Golden Bug Net DIY recipe in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

To get the Golden Net D.I.Y. recipe, you will need to catch all the bugs and insects creatures within Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In other words, you will need to complete the bug section of the Critterpedia!

Which items are needed to craft the Golden Net?

  • 1 x Gold Nugget
  • 1 x Net

Tip: You can see how many creatures you have left to catch by checking your Critterpedia app, which can be found in your NookPhone.

How to get the Golden Shovel

Golden Shovel DIY recipe in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

To get the Golden Shovel D.I.Y. recipe, you will need to help Gulliver find his missing communicator parts 30 times!

Which items are needed to craft the Golden Shovel?

  • 1 x Gold Nugget
  • 1 x Shovel

Tip: Make sure you check your beach every day so you don't miss the chance of seeing Gulliver!

How to get the Golden Slingshot

Golden Slingshot DIY recipe in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

To get the Golden Slingshot D.I.Y. recipe, you will need to shoot down 300 balloons! By doing so, you will also be completing the Nook Mile Achievement "It’s Raining Treasure". After you have completed this Nook Mile Achievement, the next balloon you'll see will be golden instead of the normal colours. This balloon will contain the Golden Slingshot D.I.Y. recipe!

Which items are needed to craft the Golden Slingshot?

  • 1 x Gold Nugget
  • 1 x Slingshot

Tip: Increase the volume of your Nintendo Switch so you can better hear the balloons passing by!

Note: If you do miss the golden balloon, don't worry because in the next couple of days it will re-appear again!

How to get the Golden Watering Can

Golden Watering Can DIY recipe in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

To get the Golden Watering Can D.I.Y. recipe, you'll need to work hard to make your island worthy of 5 stars! You're able to find your star rating by speaking to Isabelle, who works in the Town Hall. She will let you know what you need to do to increase your stars when you inquire about the rating of your island.

Which items are needed to craft the Golden Watering Can?

  • 1 x Gold Nugget
  • 1 x Watering Can

Tips: Make sure you don't leave any recipes, fruits or items on the floor! This will stop you from getting 5 stars on your island - and leave you stuck on 4 stars! If you have turnips, you can bury or store them on your house so that they don't stop you from getting 5 stars.

Note: If you see a Lily of the Valley on your island, that means you've reached five stars! Congratulations! 🎉

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