Animal Crossing New Horizons: How To Get and Use Glowing Moss and Vines

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A player with Glowing Moss and Vines on a Kapp'n's Island Tour in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons features crafting items as a core component of the game. To craft items, you'll regularly need to collect materials and unique resources. Version 2.0 offers more opportunities for hunting down materials, as well as introducing some new ones: Glowing Moss and Vines. These are ideal for magical, fauna themed islands!

In this guide, we explain how to get and how to use Glowing Moss and Vines.

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How To Get Glowing Moss and Vines

A player with Glowing Moss and Vines on a Kapp'n's Island Tour in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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In Animal Crossing: New Horizons Version 2.0, there are two different ways of acquiring Glowing Moss and Vines. As with most materials, when you encounter Glowing Moss and Vines, you can gather them by approaching them and pressing 'Y' on your Nintendo Switch controller. We've gone into depth about both ways to acquire the materials below:

Kapp'n's Island Tours

Once per day, you can speak with Kapp'n and request that he takes you on a tour to a random island. For 1000 Nook Miles, you'll set sail to a distant land. These islands differ to Mystery Islands, as they'll be a haven for collecting materials and can be set in different seasons and time zones. This means you have the ability to collect various seasonal-only resources all year round!

On occasion, Kapp'n will take you to an island that is rife with Glowing Moss and Vines for you to gather. Of course, this is random, so it might take a while before you encounter one of these islands. If you want your hands on the new materials as soon as possible, we recommend checking out our guide on time travelling.

Happy Home Paradise DLC

If you're an owner of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons paid DLC, you'll be able to gather even more Glowing Moss and Vines using it. Whenever you head to work, the island in which your office will be situated on will host a wealth of the materials that you can gather. If you're currently taking on a client, you will need to wait until you have finished your work with them before collecting any more Glowing Moss or Vines.

How To Use Glowing Moss and Vines

A player having found a DIY Recipe that requires Glowing Moss on a Kapp'n's Island Tour in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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To make the most of Glowing Moss and Vines in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you're going to need DIY Recipes! We have a guide on how to collect as many as possible here. Additionally, every time you visit an island with Kapp'n, you'll be able to collect a message in a bottle containing a DIY Recipe from the beaches surrounding the island. If you're lucky enough to arrive at an island that contains Glowing Moss and Vines, it's almost a guarantee that the DIY Recipe you collect will require these.

A player using a vine to hang on a cliff and climb it on a Kapp'n's Island Tour in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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Vines are super useful, as they can be placed around your island and act as a form of permanent ladder that looks natural. Simply approach a cliff, go to the vine in your inventory and select 'Hang One on Cliff'. The materials can also be used for crafting caves to decorate your island, or furniture such as hanging chairs for your home. With this in mind, don't forget to purchase the Pro Decorating License to really make the most out of hanging items from your ceilings!

That's all the information you should require about making the most out of Glowing Moss and Vines. If you're looking to make your island extra beautiful after the Version 2.0 update, we recommend checking out our tips on how to achieve a five-star island, as well as the all-new Island Ordinances you can enact. One of which particularly helps with beautifying your island!

For more articles like this, take a look at our Animal Crossing New Horizons and Guides page.