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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (どうぶつの森 ポケットキャンプ Dōbutsu no Mori Poketto Kyanpu?, Animal Forest Pocket Camp) is a free-to-play mobile app developed by Nintendo. It was originally announced in April 2016, and was released worldwide on November 22, 2017 (except in some regions). A persistent internet connection is required to play.

Pre-release

The mobile app was originally announced in a press release on April 27th, 2016.[4] Nintendo stated, "...it will be connected with the world of Animal Crossing for dedicated gaming systems. By playing both Animal Crossing games, users will find increased enjoyment."[5]

In September 2016, it had a planned release of early 2017, but was delayed due to the team focusing on creating the Android version of Super Mario Run

On June 23rd, 2017, Nintendo reconfirmed that the app would be released before the end of the year.[6]

On October 23rd, 2017, Nintendo announced via the official Animal Crossing Twitter account that a Nintendo Direct would be live streamed the next day on October 24th at 8pmPT/11pmET, detailing further information about the mobile app and stated, "There will be no updates on any other topics including other mobile, Nintendo Switch or Nintendo 3DS software."[7]

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On October 24th, 2017, Nintendo revealed Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp during the Animal Crossing Mobile Direct live stream on the Nintendo Mobile YouTube channel.[8]

The game's official website allowed players to preregister for the game using their Google Play and Nintendo account. Shortly after the Direct, the game went live on the Australian Play Store on Android devices.

Features

Campsite customization

Bunnie riding a carousel.

When the player starts the game, they are asked by Isabelle to choose between 4 different types of campsite: natural (Goldie), cute (Rosie), sporty (Jay), or cool (Apollo). Several other themes, such as rustic, hip, harmonious, elegant, modern, historical, and civic are present and were given their own obtainable villagers post-release.

The campsite can be customized with furniture and amenities. Furniture can be made by gathering crafting materials, which are used in craft orders for Cyrus, which the player has to wait for to be completed. Craft orders can be started without materials and sped up by using Leaf Tickets. Non-craftable furniture can be bought at Nookling Global and during limited-time events. The customizable area for furniture in the campsite is 7x13 tiles. The player can also make amenities for villagers to use, which there can be a maximum of 2 per campsite.

Camper customization

The camper's interior can be decorated by the player with furniture, wallpaper, and flooring, and a second-floor loft can also be added. Additionally, the player is able to extend the space inside each floor of the camper through upgrades. The exterior can be customized at OK Motors, where the player can choose between different patterns and colors.

Player customization

The player can customize their character by changing their gender, skin color, hair style, hair color, facial features, eye color, clothes, and accessories. All features can be re-customized at any time.

Crafting

The player orders furniture from Cyrus.

Furniture can be made by placing a craft order. The player can use Leaf Tickets to start an order even if they don't have all of the materials required, as well as speed up the time it takes for an order to be completed.

Crafting materials

Main article: Crafting materials (Pocket Camp)

Amenities

Amenities are large attractions villagers can use. There can be a maximum of 2 amenities per campsite.

Buildings and locations

The stores of the Market Place

Friendship Level

Bunnie walks near a windmill.

In the game, the player can chat with animal friends or fulfill requests to raise the friendship level with that villager. The animal will come and visit the player's campsite when their minimum required friendship level is reached, their required furniture is in the player's inventory, and the player calls them via the phone or talks to them if they are in the area to invite them.

The player also has a level. This is raised by leveling up villagers. Each time a villager's friendship level is increased, a heart is added to the player level progress. For each new level, the player will receive rewards that include unlocking more furniture or animals who may visit, as well as 1000 Bells and 10 Leaf Tickets. On levels that are multiples of 5, the player receives an additional item, which may be a calling card, and/or a request card, and/or an additional market box slot.

Player level Hearts needed for next level
1-11 5 Hearts
12-13 6 Hearts
14-15 7 Hearts
16 8 Hearts
17-18 9 Hearts
19-35 10 Hearts
36 12 Hearts
37 13 Hearts
38-39 14 Hearts
40-41 16 Hearts
42 18 Hearts
43+ 20 Hearts

Answers during the tutorial will determine the starting villager.

Theme Villager
Pc-banner-cute.png Rosie
Pc-banner-cool.png Apollo
Pc-banner-natural.png Goldie
Pc-banner-sporty.png Jay

Fruit

Local-Produce Fruit

Main article: FruitIn the 2.1.0 update, local-produce fruits are similar to native fruit in the main series. Players are randomly assigned one of the three fruits (lemons, grapes, or lychees) which grows on only one specific tree in Breezy Hollow and Lost Lure Creek. Unfortunately, there is no possibility of growing these non-local fruits. Therefore, they must be bought from other players' or friends market boxes. Fruits that are non-local have higher prices and appeal to animals too.

Perfect Fruit

Every time a fruit regrows it has a 2.38% chance of being perfect, with the exception of coconuts. Each perfect fruit sells for 600 Bells. Aside from the 5 non-local fruits that are perfect, 3 new types have been added. These include lychees, grapes and lemons.

Generic treats

Main article: Snacks and Treats

Generic treats reward the same amount of Friendship Points. They come in bronze, silver and gold variations, with gold being the high-quality snack and bronze being the low-quality snack.

Themed snacks

Animals will react to themed snacks differently. If the theme of the snack matches the animal's, it will give a higher amount of Friendship Points. Giving the themed snacks to villagers that do not have a theme match will yield in less Friendship Points than if given generic snacks. Themed snacks come in three variants for each theme - plain, tasty and gourmet. Plain snacks are low-quality and gourmet snacks are high-quality.

Friends

The player uses a blender.

Other campsite managers' avatars and campers will randomly appear, and the player is also able to meet other campsite managers by sharing their ID with other players. When encountering another player in the game, or after receiving their ID, you can view their Market Box, their campsite, give kudos, send gifts or become friends to be able to visit their campsite, cabin and camper at any time.

Leaf Tickets

Leaf Tickets are a currency which are earned by completing tasks and can be won through normal play or can be purchased with real-world money, and can be used in various ways in the game. Leaf Tickets purchased on one operating system cannot be used on another. For example, Leaf Tickets bought on Android cannot be used on iOS. During gardening events and fishing tourneys, Leaf Tickets can be purchased in a bundle with other themed items. Fertilizer and Leaf Tickets during a gardening event, and throw nets and Leaf Tickets during a fishing tourney.

Price (USD) Leaf Tickets Price per 5 tickets Price per ticket (approximate)
$0.99 20 24.75¢ 4.95¢
$1.99 45 22.11¢ 4.42¢
$3.99 100 19.95¢ 3.99¢
$7.99 200 19.98¢ 4.00¢ (costs more per ticket than $3.99 option)
$20.99 600 17.49¢ 3.50¢
$39.99 1,200 16.66¢ 3.33¢

They can be used and exchanged for:

Throw Net

Throw nets are used on the dock at Saltwater Shores and Lost Lure Creek to catch multiple fish and shells or at Sunburst Island to catch multiple bugs. They can be bought with Leaf Tickets or earned during play.

Honey

Honey is used on Sunburst Island to attract and catch multiple bugs at once and can be bought with Leaf Tickets or earned during play.

Collectables

The player can catch fish and bugs to give to villagers in exchange for resources.

Unlike other Animal Crossing series spin off games, Pocket Camp features collectable fish and bugs. The player can also collect shells, coral and fruit, as well as collecting crafting materials.

Fish

Main article: Fish (Pocket Camp)

The number of fish in Pocket Camp is fewer than most other entries in the Animal Crossing series, and all of the fish included have existed in previous entries. Pocket Camp introduces a new fishing item called the throw net, for which a river and ocean version exist. It is used to capture multiple fish at the same time.

Bugs

Main article: Bugs (Pocket Camp)

The number of bugs in Pocket Camp is fewer than most other entries in the Animal Crossing series, and all of the bugs included have existed in previous entries. Pocket Camp adds a new item to help bug catching, called honey. It can be poured into a tree trunk to attract several bugs at once.

Goals

Main article: Goals

Goals are a new addition to the Animal Crossing series, and are specific tasks for the player to complete. They are accessed by tapping the Isabelle icon to the right side of the screen. They are divided into Timed Goals (time-sensitive goals which reset every 24 hours, or within a special event) and Stretch Goals (no time limit, to be completed at the player's leisure).

Gifts

Gifts were added to Pocket Camp on September 23rd, 2020 in the 3.4 update. They can be collected by doing seasonal events, getting daily gifts, completing visitors' requests and retrieving them from Gulliver's islands. They are used to be given to other players that you have friended, containing event fortune cookies, essences, throw nets, snacks and crafting materials.

Updates

Main article: Version history (Pocket Camp)

References


The Animal Crossing Series
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Main series
Dōbutsu no Mori (Dòngwù Sēnlín) • Dōbutsu no Mori +Animal CrossingDōbutsu no Mori e+Wild WorldCity FolkNew Leaf (Welcome amiibo)New Horizons
Spin-offs
ClockCalculatorSweet DayPlazaPhotos TogetherHappy Home Designeramiibo FestivalPocket Camp
Other media
Dōbutsu no Mori (film)Dōbutsu no Mori: Hohinda Mura DayoriDōbutsu no Mori e+ 4koma Gag BattleMinna no Dōbutsu no MoriOideyo Dōbutsu no MoriTobidase Dōbutsu no Mori Minna de Seseragi Mura Life
Other Series
Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlMario Kart 8Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii UAnimal Crossing cameoes in other franchises
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