How To Get Lots Of Bells In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing New Horizons has arrived and the game's currency (called 'Bells') will be the main catalyst for completing tasks and you'll need to know how to get lots of them.

It can be rather tedious to grind for bells sometimes, especially if you're trying to fast track yourself to buy certain items.

So let's go over the best tips to get LOADS of bells in the new Animal Crossing game for the Nintendo Switch.

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Perhaps the most well-known method to get Bells in the history of the Animal Crossing series; we know for sure we are going to be able to fish in New Horizons so of course, we had to put it on the list. 

Who knows what you are going to catch while fishing in New Horizons, perhaps you will get lucky and make a lot of Bells fast!


Gems and Gem Rocks

We can also assume we will encounter multiple gems and gem rocks in New Horizons. These special rocks will grant you loads of bells when you break them with your shovel. 

Based on New Leaf's gem guide we can suspect that the amounts will be the same this time around as well. 

  • Amethyst (2,000 bells)
  • Emerald (2,000 bells)
  • Ruby (2,000 bells)
  • Sapphire (2,000 bells)
  • Silver (3,000 bells)
  • Gold (4,000 bells)
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Doing Favours

Once you have your village somewhat established, you may just want to roam around and talk to everyone to get a sense of what is going on.

In past Animal Crossing games, sometimes someone would need a favour done in exchange for bells

So be sure to be on the lookout for any needy villagers! 



Along with fishing, which is a very efficient way to collect Bells fast; there is also another catching method that is exceptional for bells.

That of course, is bug catching; although we may not want to do this in real life, it is a great way to make a quick bank in Animal Crossing,

We do not know what kind of bugs will be in New Horizons, but based on past games we've seen bugs that are worth over 2000 Bells! A hot commodity for sure. 


Shaking Trees And Smacking Rocks

When in doubt, just shake the tree; it's that simple.

You never know what you are going to find by shaking a tree, maybe you will find a beehive and sell it?

We can't wait to see what's hidden in some tress during New Horizons.

Each day a random rock will give you money, you can hit each rock 8 times a day and one of them will reward you with money!

Planting Money Trees

You can even plant bells, which will sprout into a money tree!

The money that grows on it will only be collectable once - afterwards, it will be just a normal tree.

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