Animal Crossing New Horizons: How To Make A Shovel
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Animal Crossing New Horizons: How To Make A Shovel

Chris Trout
12 April 2020

The shovel is an essential tool in Animal Crossing: New Horizons - here's how to make one!

Animal Crossing New Horizons presents players with the opportunity to create tools with the goal of creating a perfect town - one of the most important tools is the shovel.

The shovel allows players to dig up trees, fossils and other buried objects

Here's the recipe to craft a shovel.

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How To Make A Flimsy Shovel

To craft a flimsy shovel you will need the following materials:

  • 5 x hardwood

Hardwood can be found by chopping down trees with an axe.

You can then craft these this at Tom Nook's crafting bench.

Gold And Silver Shovel

Players will be able to make more durable items such as the regular shovel, silver shovel and golden shovel.

The regular shovel requires the flimsy shovel and an iron nugget.

The silver shovel is available once you've submitted 15 fossils to the museum, while the gold shovel is available to players that purchase at least 50 bags of fertilizer from the garden shop.

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