Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get and Use Pitfall Seeds

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Animal Crossing New Horizons is a relatively innocent game, but that doesn't mean you can't occasionally lay traps for your friends and other villagers. You can use Pitfall Seeds for this, and we'll show you how to get and use Pitfall Seeds in our guide below for all the aspiring island pranksters.

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How to Get and Use Pitfall Seeds in Animal Crossing New Horizons

To get Pitfall Seeds in Animal Crossing New Horizons players will need to unlock the DIY recipe and craft them manually. It's not a hard recipe to fulfil, but there's a lot of randomness involved in actually obtaining the recipe itself. We've laid out all the possible ways to get it below:

Pitfall Seed DIY Recipe Sources

  • Beach bottles
  • Balloon gifts
  • Talking with villagers
  • Digging up Pitfall Seeds on other players' islands

They're easy to put together, too – you just need 4 clumps of weeds and 6 tree branches.

What are Pitfall Seeds?

Pitfall Seeds are essentially prank items that let you trap villagers in a hole in the ground – hence the name. In fact, for many it looks like the kind of spot where you'd dig for a fossil.


How to Use Pitfall Seeds

Using your shovel, dig a hole and then plant the seed. Then you'll just need to wait for a villager or another player to fall in! When either of them step on the buried seed, they'll get briefly stuck in the pit and look like a fool.

In the meantime, why not check out some more guides on the best way to play Animal Crossing New Horizons? See how to get perfect fruit, or check out how to get a Nintendo Switch in the game here!