Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Mushrooms

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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 and how to use them.

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How to Get Mushrooms in Animal Crossing New Horizons

To get mushrooms, players will need to be in the Fall season. This will be the month of November (Northern Hemisphere) and the month of May (Southern Hemisphere). They grow around the base of hardwood trees and can be used in a variety of recipes.

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)
  • Round Mushroom (Sell Price: 200 Bells)
  • Skinny Mushroom (Sell Price: 300 Bells)
  • Elegant Mushroom (Sell Price: 10,000 Bells)
  • Rare Mushroom (Sell Price: 16,000 Bells)
Animal Crossing New Horizons Mushroom Spawn
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Where To Find Mushrooms

Four kinds of mushrooms will spawn on your island every day:

  • Flat
  • Round
  • Skinny
  • Elegant.
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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. To find these you are going to need to do some digging. A spot will be marked by an 'X' where the Rare Mushrooms are likely to be hiding. Be sure to get all of these, as they are highly valuable!

How To Use Mushrooms

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 mushroom season.

All Mushroom Recipes

You can unlock the following 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
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a big game with a lot of things to do. If you're looking for more activities to do on your island, check out how to catch a shark, or find out how to encounter the swashbuckling Pirate Gulliver!

Updated November 1st, 2021 by Marie Pritchard.