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Amber is a fossil that can be donated to the museum in all Animal Crossing series games and collected by Happy Home Handbook in Happy Home Designer.

Donation to the museum[]

In Animal Crossing[]

When the player presents the amber to Blathers at the museum in Animal Crossing, they will receive the following dialogue:

"Hoo! Again, I say hoo! Just look at this. Amber. Stoutly preserving the pale reminders of our past. And this is quite a large, full-bodied specimen, eh wot? Smooth. Exquisite. I'm reeling in awe! Amber is a form of tree resin, which has hardened and been preserved in the earth's crust for millions of years. Resin is produced as a defense against insects and disease. It seals wounds, allowing trees time to heal. Sometimes, unlucky insects get caught in the resin, too. I wonder what's in your amber? A fly? Perhaps a mosquito? Amber, you see, is a preservative of miraculous proficiency. Bits of amber are like miniature time capsules. Hoo, mercy! What prattling! I must beg your pardon. I imagine you feel as though you've been captured in time!"

In Wild World[]

When the player presents the amber to Blathers at the museum in Wild World, Blathers will reply with the following dialogue:

"Amber is created when the sap from ancient trees hardens, wot? It does bear mentioning... Amber in and of itself is glorious. But if there is a bug trapped inside, well, then it is even more beautiful! The bug even retains the exact shocked expression it had when it was trapped!"

In City Folk[]

When the player shows Blathers the amber in City Folk, Blathers will reply with the following dialogue:

"Amber comes from the sap of ancient trees that has hardened over time, wot? Sometimes there are even insects caught within! Serves them right. It's beautiful, of course, and scientists are also quite keen on it, so it's rather expensive! These marvelous little fellows provide us with clues to the period when dinosaurs ruled the earth!"

In New Leaf[]

In New Leaf, a plaque by the display offers information about the fossil instead of Blathers.

"Amber is simply fossilized tree sap, formed and hardened over many thousands of years. Prized for its beauty, amber is often used in accessories such as necklaces and earrings. Amber containing a trapped insect, such as a bee or ant, can fetch a particularly high price."

In New Horizons[]

In New Horizons, presenting Blathers with an amber will prompt the following dialogue.

"Amber is formed from the sap of ancient trees that hardened over time. Because of its beauty, it has often been traded and used as jewelry throughout history. However, individual specimens may contain ancient plants or insects trapped inside them! These are valuable resources for learning about ancient eras, such as when the dinosaurs roamed... And this is why they are sometimes displayed in certain...ahem...exceptional museums! Like mine."

The amber will be displayed on the left side of the first fossil room, near the ammonite and anomalocaris.

As a furniture item[]

Name HRA Points Feng Shui Genre Size (sq)
Amber 300 Orange/Brown Old School WW
Retro CF


Further information[]


An ant preserved in amber.

Main article: Amber on Wikipedia

Amber is a fossilized tree resin that often traps insects, plants, and other organisms and organic materials as it is excreted from the tree, preserving them as inclusions. These organisms are small and delicate and themselves do not fossilize, making amber one of the only possible ways to study these ancient creatures. The oldest amber found dates back to the Carboniferous Period about 320 million years ago. Amber was famously depicted in the 1990 film Jurassic Park, in which mosquitoes preserved in amber yield blood containing the DNA of dinosaurs.

In other languages[]

Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese 琥珀 Kohaku -
France French Amber -
Spain Spanish Ámbar -
Germany German Bernstein -
Italy Italian Ambra -
The Netherlands Dutch Barnsteen -
Russia Russian Янтарь Yantar' -
China Chinese 琥珀 hǔpò -
South Korea Korean 호박 Hobak -

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