Animal Crossing New Horizons: How To Get A Vaulting Pole

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons introduces a new tool to help you traverse across rivers in your perfect town - the vaulting pole The vaulting pole allows you to quickly and effortlessly jump over rivers on the island so you don't need to find a bridge. We're going to show you how to get a vaulting pole:

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How To Get a Vaulting Pole

To get a vaulting pole you will need to have Blathers on your Island. Without Blathers you will not be able to get the recipe to make this tool. If you do have him on your Island, then all you need to do is speak to Blathers. He will give you two recipes and one will be for a vaulting pole.

How To Make A Vaulting Pole

You will be able to craft your own vaulting pole once you've obtained the recipe. You will need the following materials:

  • 5 x softwood
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Softwood can be found by chopping down trees with an axe. You can then craft this tool at any workbench in the game.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Crafting items at the crafting table
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What Is a Vaulting Pole?

A vaulting pole is a useful tool that you can obtain early in your game. When you first reach your Island there will be no bridges for you to cross Rivers and this is where the vaulting pole comes in. This tool will allow you to cross Rivers on your Island with ease.

This tool is special for another reason and it's that it will not break like the other tools. The rest of the tools in the game will wear down after being used and eventually break, but the vaulting pole will not. This means that you should only need to make it once.

There are many things for you to discover in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and tools are just the beginning. If you're just starting out in the game, you should take a look at our guide on how to get medicine. Also, if you have Blathers on your Island already you should take a look at our guide on how to unlock the museum.

Update November 1st, 2021 by Marie Pritchard.