Animal Crossing New Horizons - How to get mushrooms

Animal Crossing New Horizons how to get mushrooms

Animal Crossing New Horizons how to get mushrooms

Wondering how to get mushrooms in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Since ACNH was released, many new items have been added to the game. Some of that content is considered older in 2023, but newer players and veterans alike will still require some assistance to acquire that content and any newer items.

One of the newer pieces of content that many fans question is mushrooms. These tiny food items are used for many reasons in Animal Crossing, but many players have no idea where to find them or even where to start looking.

This guide will explain everything from finding mushrooms to what they are most commonly used for in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Getting 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 various recipes.

All types of mushrooms in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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 the following: 

  • 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 Mushrooms Spawn
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Where to find mushrooms

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

  • Flat
  • Round
  • Skinny
  • Elegant.

They appear at 5 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 will likely hide. 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

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

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