Thanks to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, gamers can get a change of pace from the rather repetitive routine of daily life. With their Nintendo Switch, Animal Crossing players get to build the village of their dreams alongside the company of lovable villagers. Moreover, despite the game's routine-like nature, the title rewards players with various oddities. These rewards include unique interactions, memorable encounters, and even Nook Miles for accomplishing simple tasks.
However, players can also transform 2,000 Nook Miles into a Nook Miles Ticket (NMTs). They can use this in order to embark on mystery tours to deserted islands. For gamers, these mystery tours remain part of the core experience. This method easily becomes the best way to farm for villagers and items. Thankfully, players can actually earn NMTs faster than they can imagine.
Updated on May 8, 2022, by Rhenn Taguiam: While there aren’t any major updates in Animal Crossing New Horizons this 2022, the game consistently releases minor content updates as the game progresses through its seasons. For instance, May 4 marks the ending of the week-long Nature Day, while May Day Festivities are ongoing until May 7. However, fans who want to maximize their New Horizons experience should always have a healthy stock of Nook Miles Tickets in mind - and thankfully, there are a couple of easy ways to earn them.
16 What Are Nook Miles?
Despite New Horizons being present for a couple of years now, Nook Miles remain all the rage when it comes to premium currency in the game. While they don’t cost real money, they do come as a bit tricky to earn as players need to accomplish specific things to get them:
- Nook Stop: Players can go to the Nook Stop daily to get daily Nook Miles rewards, with 500 from Day 1 and 300 Miles from Day 7 onwards.
- Stamp Cards: Another way to get Nook Miles is through Stamp Cards, rewarded when players accomplish certain milestones that also award them with various passport titles. These can range from catching a lot of fish or insects, or even chatting with residents.
- Nook Miles Plus: When players manage to earn the 5,000 Miles initial Resident Services fee and upgrade their house, they can get access to “upgraded” tasks. These come in the form of five tasks a day that grant more Nook Miles.
15 What To Do With Nook Miles Tickets?
Players can acquire Nook Miles Tickets when they purchase this from the Nook Stop for 2,000 Tickets. At its core, Nook Miles Tickets allow players to explore other islands, but it’s the exploration of these islands that make earning Nook Miles Tickets worth the while. With each Nook Miles Ticket and island visit, players can do the following:
- Other Aesthetics: Players who want inspiration to terraform their island can go on a Mystery Tour with Nook Miles Tickets and check out how randomly-generated islands appear.
- Meet New Villagers: If players don’t have 10 NPC VIllagers yet, players can meet new Villagers in a Mystery Island Tour. Given how the game has more than 400+ Villagers, players may want to keep on earning Nook Miles Tickets to meet new Villagers.
- Gather Resources: Mystery Tours on random islands are a great way to gather more resources compared to those found on the island.
14 Sell Whenever Possible
Players who have a wide variety of "extra" items should consider selling them to Nook's Cranny — and not just to earn a lot of money. Selling items that total a particular amount will actually merit some Nook Miles in exchange.
Granted, this amount total would vary from situation and situation. Players might not even have the patience or the inventory room to store a lot of items just to make a bulk sale. However, this method does incentivize players who want to keep items and consider letting go of those who don't meet their island's theme.
13 Visit A Friend Once A Day
Players of New Horizons with friends from faraway can use the game as a means to reconnect. Thanks to the game's multiplayer feature, players can visit islands of players they have Dodo Codes for. Inside these islands, players can meet new villagers and interact with their friends with emotes and short messages.
Just visiting a friend also has its perks — especially in terms of NMTs. In fact, players earn some Nook Miles after their first visit to a friend on any given day. This means a friend group can schedule once-a-day visits with each other to accumulate enough points for NMTs.
12 Start Days With The Terminal
Interestingly, even interacting with the Nook Stop Terminal can grant players a daily dose of Nook Miles. On their first day, players get a bonus of 50 Nook Miles. On the seventh consecutive day, players get 300 Nook Miles from the Nook Stop. Moreover, players get 300 Nook Miles on each consecutive day they visit the Nook Stop after the seventh.
Players need to watch out for tasks that randomly get multipliers attached to them. For instance, the first five tasks assigned to them will always have x2 multipliers. Some challenges can get as high as x5! Players should always prioritize accomplishing these high-stakes challenges first to maximize their earnings, and therefore their earned NMTs.
11 Create A Novelty Island
Thanks to player creativity, a lot of New Horizons players managed to transfer their creativity into reality. Well, in this case, they can apply their creativity to their islands. In fact, some players get wildly creative that they terraform their island to accommodate specific themes and concepts - sometimes to the astonishment of other players. Sometimes, players who showcase their works online can attract the attention of others who may want to visit a unique island for themselves.
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Interestingly, players can cash in on such creativity. Players who create extremely unique islands can invite players to visit and take pictures in exchange for NMTs. These include islands with specific themes such as theme parks and restaurants, or even islands that feature pop culture references such as popular bands and performing groups.
10 Finally Complete The Island
Players who want to get into the equivalent of New Horizons's endgame will also want to complete their island to obtain more Nook Miles. Remember, completing objectives in terms of construction will reward players with Nook Miles. Of course, as with the above tip, this does imply that "challenges" for Nook Miles will start to get trickier every day.
However, players will receive definite perks once they complete the island. Players with complete islands will finally have access to Terraforming and the full slate of island controls. Completing the island can help players pave the way for more ways to acquire Nook Miles, provided they're willing to put in the effort.
9 Or Maybe Don't Complete The Island Yet
While there's value in actually completing the island earlier, it's important to remember that New Horizons will not feature challenges for things players can't accomplish. For instance, players who don't have access to a closet won't have closet-changing challenges.
If the game won't give players challenges about island sections they haven't unlocked yet (e.g., the museum for fossils), then "incomplete" islands will provide fewer tasks for Nook Miles Plus challenges to choose from. Theoretically, this factor should mean players will get repeats of easier tasks.
However, players should remember that they can't bring in a lot of villagers to incomplete islands, so they will have to improve their island eventually.
8 Always Join Island Events, Contests
Players who want to earn extra NMTs should always be on the lookout for island events. These include things such as Bug Off, Fishing Tourneys, and even K.K. Slider's weekly concerts. Interestingly, participating (and winning!) in these events can give players Nook Miles they can spend however they wish.
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Thankfully, this incentive does encourage players to always hang out with villagers to know about upcoming events. These events also "test" the player's skills in New Horizons' day-to-day tasks, so it's a great way to flex those fishing muscles.
7 Cash In On Villagers
Players know that they can "convince" villagers to visit their island once they see one at their campsite or during a Mystery Island Tour. In essence, players need to chat with their desired villagers twice to convince them to come to their island. However, players can actually make villagers into an NMT farming tool by "recycling" them for others.
For instance, a player who doesn't want a villager can "trade" it to another player who wants them for NMTs. The player with the undesired villager will need to ask them to leave. When the villager has packed up their things, the "acquiring" player can visit the island, talk to the aforementioned villager, and invite them to their island!
6 Rare NPCs Make Money
Players who tend to their island daily would be quite familiar with the delightful cast of NPCs they can interact with. For instance, Isabelle and Tom Nook help players manage their island, while Blathers handles the museum. Moreover, K.K. Slider regularly visits the island on Saturdays. Interestingly, players can also meet special NPCs on a case-by-case basis - such as Celeste and Saharah, both of which sell rare items and recipes.
Thanks to the multiplayer feature, players can help others interact with Celeste and Saharah just by bringing them to their island. However, more industrious players would want to consider charging NMTs whenever they take others to their island during Celeste and Saharah's visits.
5 Join Interest Groups
While not a direct tip per se, players should consider local groups that play New Horizons to get access to an active community of trading players. Sometimes, these players offer raffle promos or various events that invite others in exchange for prizes. Moreover, some "event organizers" usually require NMTs to have other players participate in the stuff they create. Sometimes, they also ask for fees in the form of Bells or other items. In essence, these events become a great way for people to socialize with each other.
Moreover, interest groups become an easy way to sell items and recipes and advertise villagers that others might be interested in. That way, players can have a much easier time earning NMTs through trading in the real world.
4 Capitalize On The Catalog
Fans love Animal Crossing for the sense of individuality it can bring to its players - especially when it comes to interior design. Interestingly, New Horizons levels up this unique trait by ensuring some islands only get natural access to certain furniture colors. Theoretically, a player who doesn't visit other islands won't get certain furniture in other colors.
Thankfully, the Happy Home Association's HHA Score and Catalog feature encourage players to explore more islands to check out new variations of their favorite furniture. Aside from raising the HHA Score, cataloging items allows players to have access to that particular color when ordering items in the long run. Moreover, they can charge NMTs for island visits if they know they have items other players would want to catalog as well.
3 Check Rarity Of Items, Recipes
Thanks to various day-to-day activities, players might suddenly stumble upon furniture or even DIY recipes they might consider "useless" but is actually rare for others. After all, it seems there's always a player out there willing to give NMTs just to get a particular furniture set they want.
Players who want to throw away an item should consider if others would want that item instead. It's highly possible that rare items can cost a ton of NMTs. These include items such as Cherry Blossom items, Arcade Machines, or even the Grand Piano.
2 Hack The Island
Players can easily get discouraged to save up for NMTs when they realize just how big and confusing their island layout can get. Surely, it can get exhausting rummaging through all those trees, flowers, and fishes, right? However, players can actually optimize the way they're approaching their cards. Surprisingly, they can do this not by creating a better schedule but by making the island work in their favor.
Strategy fans would likely understand what this advice implies. Players with terraforming unlocked can try to optimize the overall structure of their island. For instance, players should consider the space beside the beach for a flower garden, a forest, and a stretch of land dedicated to planting. That way, players can accomplish most routine tasks much easier (e.g., fishing, planting, flowering, and picking up items) without much moving around.
1 Get In The Exchange
Beginners in New Horizons would likely have encountered a turnip every once in a while. These vegetables sell at a particular price (in Bells) at the Stalk Market every Sunday. However, this "ordinary" element transformed into a global phenomenon when players realized that certain villages sell turnips at a higher or lower price in the Stalk Market. In turn, players who realize that they can sell turnips for an incredibly high amount should capitalize on their island's potential for the day.
Thanks to the website Turnip Exchange, players can tune in on islands with the best turnip prices at the Stalk Market. Likewise, players can join the Turnip Exchange and allow visits to their island for turnip selling in exchange for NMTs.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available on Nintendo Switch.
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Sell your villagers to other players
If you have popular villagers like Raymond, Audie, or Marshal moving away, posting them for sale on online trading forums or social media once they are in boxes is a surefire way of getting Nook Miles Tickets fast.
Sell your villagers to other players
If you have popular villagers like Raymond, Audie, or Marshal moving away, posting them for sale on online trading forums or social media once they are in boxes is a surefire way of getting Nook Miles Tickets fast.
To access the Nook Mile shop simply select 'Redeem Nook Miles' when using the Nook Stop, which you can find in the right-hand corner of Residential Services. Here you can exchange your Nook Miles for a variety of goods, including Bell Vouchers, which grant you 3,000 Bells for the cost of 500 Nook Miles.Can you buy Nook Miles Tickets? ›
Nook Miles Tickets can be obtained from Nook Stop for 2,000 Nook Miles. When the player upgrades their tent to a house, Tom Nook gives Orville a Nook Miles Ticket on behalf of the player, allowing them to go on one Mystery Island Tour for free. Up to 10 of the item can be stacked together.What is the max number of Nook Miles? ›
The maximum number of Nook Miles the player can have is 9,999,999 Nook Miles; any subsequent Nook Miles earned are not added to the total.Can you run out of Nook Miles Tickets? ›
Even if you run out of the normal Nook Miles tasks, the Nook Miles Plus will never end. This means that you will always be able to accumulate Nook Miles while playing.What to do after 5000 Nook Miles? ›
Nook Miles are a simple mileage program offered by Tom Nook where players can earn miles by doing simple tasks throughout the island. 5000 miles are needed to pay off the first debt and once it's all paid off, players will have access to a house the very next day.How many Nook Miles do I need to fly? ›
With 2,000 Nook Miles, you can buy a Nook Miles Ticket from the Nook Stop at Resident Services. Take the ticket to the airport, and you can fly off to a deserted island to harvest resources like wood, stone, or Iron Nuggets.How to pay off 5000 Nook Miles? ›
Once you hit 5,000 Nook Miles, talk to Tom Nook to pay the loan off and have him set you up with your first house for the low loan price of 98,000 bells. Sadly, it looks like this first loan will be the only one you'll be able to pay off with miles.Are Nook Ticket islands random? ›
If you're running low on resources — iron nuggets, stone, wood — or you want to brighten up your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island with some different fruit trees, bamboo or flowers, the easiest way is to use a Nook Miles Ticket and go on an excursion to a randomly generated Mystery Island.
But you won't get access to Nook Miles Tickets without paying off your initial moving fees - the 5,000 Miles fare that Tom Nook sets as your relocation fees. Once you've done that, you'll unlock the 'Redeem Nook Miles' section of the Nook Stop at Resident Services.How rare is it to find a villager with a Nook Miles Ticket? ›
You have a 0.41% chance (1:245) of finding a specific alligator per Nook Miles Ticket and a 2.86% chance (1:35) of finding any alligator. If you use 10 Nook Miles Tickets, you have a 4.01% chance of encountering said villager.How much is 2000 Nook Miles in Bells? ›
Bell vouchers are more efficient in converting miles to Bells, as although Nook Miles tickets sell for 10,000 Bells each, they cost 2,000 miles. This means a bell voucher is worth 6 bells per point spent, and a nook miles ticket is worth 5 bells per point spent.How many Bells do you need to fully upgrade your house Animal Crossing? ›
After paying off a loan, you'll be able to build the next house upgrade (while taking on a new loan). Upgrading your home to the max will take a long time and millions of Bells. The total for upgrading your house from start to finish in New Horizons is a whopping 5.696 million Bells.How many Bells do you owe Tom Nook? ›
↑ The cost of 49,800 Bells is nominal; regardless of how the player responds when informed of the cost, Tom Nook will inform them that because the player does not have any Bells yet, they will be enrolled to pay off the initial fees using Nook Miles.What's the ultimate pocket stuffing? ›
The Ultimate Pocket Stuffing is an item in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. When used, it increases the player's pocket storage to 40, the maximum in New Horizons. This item cannot be placed in the player's storage. The Ultimate Pocket Stuffing can be obtained from Nook Stop for 8,000 Nook Miles.What is the island life 101 service in Animal Crossing? ›
Page actions. The Island Life 101 Service is an item in Animal Crossing: New Horizons introduced in the 2.0 Free Update. This item unlocks the Island Life 101 app in the NookPhone. This item cannot be placed in the player's storage.How do I get birthday Nook Miles? ›
Attending and giving a gift will boost the player's friendship with that villager (unless it is trash), and they will send a thank-you gift in the mail the next day. Additionally, the player will earn a Nook Miles Stamp titled Birthday Celebration, which has 3 tiers.How much do Bell vouchers sell for? ›
Each Bell Voucher is worth 3,000 Bells.How do you get a golden shovel? ›
To unlock the Golden Shovel in ACNH, you will need to help Gulliver, who has been washed up on your shore. After waking him up, he will ask for your assistance in finding 5 Communicator Parts so that he can repair his NookPhone. In most cases, these parts can be found by digging in the sand along the beach.
What are Pitfall Seeds? Pitfall Seeds are items you can bury in holes which cause you or your villagers to fall into a concealed hole and get temporarily stuck in it. Don't worry - tapping 'A' repeatedly enables you to wriggle out of your predicament, but it can still be quite a surprise.Is there a limit on Animal Crossing? ›
Up to eight players**** can live on the same island within one game. With one Nintendo Switch system and one game, up to four players can play on the same island at the same time (additional accessories required).How do you fly in Animal Crossing without friends? ›
Go to the Airport. Speak to Orville and select I wanna fly! Choose whether to join a local island or go online.Is pretty good tools recipe worth it? ›
“Pretty Good Tools Recipes” is also necessary for island life on Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This item also costs 3,000 Nook Miles and teaches players the DIY recipes for high-quality tools: the stone axe and regular axe, the fishing rod and net, and the shovel and watering can.Do Nook Miles islands have different fruit? ›
These fruits will either be native or what is known as a sister fruit. This means that, unfortunately, not every fruit can be acquired with Nook Miles Tickets. However, the good news is that most of these islands will also have coconuts, so be sure to pick up some of those too.What does the X2 mean on Nook Miles? ›
Nook Miles+ are tasks that you want to do right now, and once you complete one, it gets replaced with another random task. These tasks will usually award you between 150-300 Nook Miles each, and some even have "X2" on it, so you get double the amount.How do you catch a tarantula in Animal Crossing? ›
To successfully catch one, approach it slowly with your net held up (you do this by holding down the A button) and wait for it to raise its legs in the attack position. When it does this, stop – the Tarantula will return to its normal pose and you can creep up on it again.How many Nook Miles is terraforming? ›
Unlocking The Waterscaping And Cliff-Construction Permits
Each permit costs 6,000 Nook Miles and can be redeemed at the Nook Stop machine in Resident Services.
To unlock more pathing choices, you'll have to buy them individually from the Nook Stop at Resident Services for 2,000 Nook Miles each. A customizable pathing option where you can use a custom pattern as a path is available for 2,000 Nook Miles.Should I pay Tom Nook right away? ›
Tom Nook's loans don't have any interest or time limit so you can keep playing New Horizons even if you have an outstanding bill to pay. However, you need to pay any loan first before taking out a new one.
In general, only Best Friends can mess with your island in a destructive way. Nobody except Best Friends has access to the axe or shovel tools while visiting your island, so their ability to 'steal' items or resources is limited to whatever you've left lying on the ground.Can you tell if someone visited your island Animal Crossing? ›
Tap your island under the “Your island's dream:” heading near the top of the screen. On the window that pops up, look for the phrase “Number of visitors your dream has had:.” The number to the right of this phrase shows you how many players have visited your island in a dream!Does Tom Nook buy your island? ›
Tom Nook will only offer to buy your town if you're going to erase it to start a new one. When going through the steps to erase your town, do not select the Delete it! option until you are ready to delete. If Tom Nook hasn't appeared by that point, your town's level is not high enough to receive Bells.Are there money rocks on mystery islands? ›
The 'Bell Money Rock Island' is one of many possible mystery islands you can come across at random by using a Nook Miles Ticket at the Airport, and offers a mini-puzzle resulting in a hefty chunk of bells for your effort. Visiting BELL MONEY ISLAND in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!How do I get the most Nook Miles fast? ›
Nook Stop: Players can go to the Nook Stop daily to get daily Nook Miles rewards, with 500 from Day 1 and 300 Miles from Day 7 onwards. Stamp Cards: Another way to get Nook Miles is through Stamp Cards, rewarded when players accomplish certain milestones that also award them with various passport titles.What day gives you the most Nook Miles? ›
Be sure to check in at the Resident Services terminal each day to earn extra Nook Miles, as the more days in a row you check in, the more miles you get: 1st Day - 50 Miles. 2nd Day - 80 Miles. 3rd Day - 100 Miles.How much is a stack of Nook Mile tickets? ›
When the player upgrades their tent to a house, Tom Nook gives Orville a Nook Miles Ticket on behalf of the player, allowing them to go on one Mystery Island Tour for free. Up to 10 of the item can be stacked together. This item can be sold for 10,000 Bells.How many Nook Miles can you get in total? ›
The maximum number of Nook Miles the player can have is 9,999,999 Nook Miles; any subsequent Nook Miles earned are not added to the total.Do you ever run out of Nook Miles? ›
Even if you run out of the normal Nook Miles tasks, the Nook Miles Plus will never end. This means that you will always be able to accumulate Nook Miles while playing.How many bells is 1 nmt worth? ›
What are NMT worth in bells? TImmy & Tommy will take them for 10,000 bells each so your getting 40,000 bells if you sell them!
The Nook Miles Ticket can be purchased repeatedly, and you definitely should.How much is 2000 Nook Miles in bells? ›
Bell vouchers are more efficient in converting miles to Bells, as although Nook Miles tickets sell for 10,000 Bells each, they cost 2,000 miles. This means a bell voucher is worth 6 bells per point spent, and a nook miles ticket is worth 5 bells per point spent.How much do 30 Iron Nuggets sell for Animal Crossing? ›
|Buy price||Sell price|
|Not for sale||375 Bells|
You can find single iron nuggets by shooting balloons out of the sky. And if you're working on Tom Nook's request for 30 iron nuggets, your fellow villagers might occasionally give them to you when you chat. But the absolute best way to find iron nuggets in Animal Crossing is by mining for them.Can you cheat and get Iron Nuggets Animal Crossing? ›
To increase the odds of obtaining Iron Nuggets, players should use the "Rock Trick" to farm this resource. The "Rock Trick" enables players to strike rocks up to eight times before it "dries" up as opposed to three.Can I invite two villagers in one day? ›
You MUST have an unsold, empty plot available to invite a villager from another player's island, or to find villagers on mystery islands (and you can only invite one villager from a mystery island per day).What is the rarest villager to find? ›
Octopi are the rarest villager species in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Although they have been represented in every title in the franchise, there are only three different octopus villagers who have appeared in New Horizons, namely, Octavian, Marina, and Zucker.
The rarest and most expensive item in the game is the Royal Crown. Purchasable from the Able Sisters shop, the Royal Crown costs 1,200,000 bells.