Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Unlock and Use Katrina’s Fortune Shop

A player and Katrina, the fortune-teller, on Harv's Island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Version 2.0 update is officially here, and it has brought with it a host of new characters. This includes both brand-new villagers and older, familiar faces from prior games in the series. Harv's Island is now serving as a hub for many special characters, one of which is the mysterious Katrina.

In this guide, we talk all about who Katrina is, how to unlock her and what services she offers.

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Who is Katrina?

A player having their fortune told by Katrina on Harv's Island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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Katrina is a mysterious, fortune-telling panther — the only panther in the entirety of the Animal Crossing series, too. In games prior to New Horizons, she would typically have her own tent pitched up in your town once a week, where you could go and speak with her. She's read fortunes, cleansed spirits, and typically charmed players with her mysterious vibe.

In New Horizons 2.0, Katrina serves no different purpose, besides the fact she now hosts her shop from a camper van on Harv's Island, once unlocked. We talk more about unlocking her services and what she provides below!

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How to Unlock Katrina's Fortune Shop

Lloid, the construction foreman for all shops on Harv's Island, in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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With the New Horizons 2.0 update, Harv's Island got a huge makeover. You'll now be able to unlock various shops and traders here. To do so, you must first speak to the construction foreman Gyroid known as Lloid.

To open any of the traders, including Katrina, you will need to donate 100,000 Bells to the project. Once funded, the trader will appear on Harv's Island the following day! Katrina's camper van can be constructed in the lower left corner of Harv's Island.

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What Does Katrina Do

Katrina's fortune-telling services on Harv's Island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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Katrina offers two services in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that each cost 1000 Bells. By requesting 'I'd like to know my luck', Katrina will read your fortune for that week and advise whether you're going to be particularly lucky (or unlucky) in a specific area of your island life. For example, she may advise that you're going to have great luck with your finances, which typically means you'll earn more Bells than normal. On the other hand, she may advise that disaster is imminent, and this could mean anything from your villagers avoiding you to simply encountering Pitfall Seeds more often.

The second service you can request from Katrina is 'Let's talk friendship.' After selecting this, she will read your fortune regarding your relationship with a specific villager of your choosing. She will essentially advise you of the status of your friendship with the chosen villager, and for an additional 10,000 Bells, she can perform a blessing. It is not entirely clear what the friendship blessing does, but we can only assume that it strengthens your relationship with the villager, meaning they'll be more likely to give you gifts and teach you reactions.

That's everything you need to know about the enigmatic and illusive panther, Katrina. We certainly hope you have fun seeing what her crystal ball will reveal to you! To learn more about what's the latest in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, we suggest checking out our guide to cooking and taking a look at how creative you can get using the Pro Camera App.