29 Jul 2021 10:57 AM +00:00

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Mushrooms

Since the Halloween event, Animal Crossing New Horizons has added a whole range of features, including a variety of mushrooms for players to find and make use of. We'll show you how to get mushrooms in our guide below, as well as how to use them.

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How to Get Mushrooms in Animal Crossing New Horizons

To get mushrooms in Animal Crossing New Horizons, players will need to be in the Fall season, specifically in November (Northern Hemisphere) and May (Southern Hemisphere). They grow around the base of hardwood trees and can be used in a variety of recipes. The actual specifics of how to get each type we've explained below.

All Mushroom Types

There are a total of five mushrooms that have been added to the game, each one of which has a different value and application in crafting. You can find: 

  • Flat Mushroom (Sell Price: 200 Bells)
  • Rare Mushroom (Sell Price: 16,000 Bells)
  • Round Mushroom (Sell Price: 200 Bells)
  • Skinny Mushroom (Sell Price: 300 Bells)
  • Elegant Mushroom (Sell Price: 10,000 Bells)

Mushroom Locations and Spawns

Four kinds of mushrooms will spawn on your island every day, specifically the Flat, Round, Skinny and Elegant mushrooms. They appear at 5:00 AM, but it's random which ones spawn and in what capacity. You might get dozens of Round Mushrooms, no Skinny Mushrooms, and a scattering of the others. You're fighting randomness for the specifics.

Rare Mushrooms will not spawn above ground however, in order to find these you are going to need to do some digging. In fact, a spot will be marked by an 'X' where the Rare Mushrooms are more than likely hiding. Be sure to get all of these, as they are highly valuable!

Mushroom Uses and DIY Recipes

Mushrooms are used in specific DIY Recipes, and the only way to get these is to shoot down balloons with the slingshot. However, balloons will only drop these recipes during the months mentioned before, November and May respectively. You can unlock the following recipes:

All Mushroom Recipes

  • Forest Flooring
  • Forest Wall
  • Mush Lamp
  • Mush Log
  • Mush Low Stool
  • Mush Parasol
  • Mush Partition
  • Mush Table
  • Mush Umbrella
  • Mush Wall
  • Mushroom Wand
  • Mushroom Wreath

Looking for more Animal Crossing info? Check out how to catch a shark, or find out how to encounter the swashbuckling Pirate Gulliver!