|Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp|
|Fish • Bugs • Villagers • Clothing • Camper • Furniture • Amenities • Crafting materials • Leaf Tickets • Goals • Campsite • Gulliver's Ship • Market Place • OK Motors • Shovelstrike Quarry • Sunburst Island • Saltwater Shores • Breezy Hollow • Lost Lure Creek • Garden • Cabin • Happy Homeroom • Events • Garden Event • Fishing Tourney • Scavenger Hunt • Pocket Camp Club • Glitches • Version history|
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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.
The mobile app was originally announced in a press release on April 27th, 2016. 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."
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.
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."
On October 24th, 2017, Nintendo revealed Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp during the Animal Crossing Mobile Direct live stream on the Nintendo Mobile YouTube channel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Main article: Crafting materials (Pocket Camp)
- Civic essence
- Cool essence
- Cute essence
- Elegant essence
- Event items (ex: gyroidite, Super Mario Crossover crafting materials)
- Friend powder
- Harmonious essence
- Hip essence
- Historical essence
- Modern essence
- Natural essence
- Rustic essence
- Sparkle stones
- Sporty essence
Buildings and locations
- The Camper is used to travel around to different locations around the map. The interior and exterior of it can be customized.
- Breezy Hollow is a forest with fruits to collect.
- Sunburst Island is an island with coconuts and bugs to catch.
- Saltwater Shores is a beach with seashells and saltwater fish to catch.
- Market Place is a shopping area that has Nookling Global, Able Sisters To Go, and Kicks. Each shop has 3 items for sale, which change every 6 hours.
- Nookling Global is owned by Timmy and Tommy, where they sell some items that can't be crafted.
- Able Sisters To Go is owned by Mabel and Sable, with help from Labelle, where they sell clothes and accessories.
- Kicks is owned by Kicks, who sells socks, boots, and shoes.
- OK Motors is owned by Giovanni, Beppe, and Carlo, where they customize the player's camper.
- Shovelstrike Quarry is an area that can be entered by paying Leaf Tickets, or receiving invites from friends to mine minerals.
- Lost Lure Creek is a river area with a waterfall. You can catch freshwater fish and collect fruit there.
- Happy Homeroom is a place where you can design villagers' rooms.
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|
Answers during the tutorial will determine the starting villager.
- Main article: Fruit
There are various fruit trees where apples, oranges, cherries, pears and peaches can be found. They appear at Breezy Hollow and Lost Lure Creek. Coconuts can be found at at Sunburst Island and Saltwater Shores.
Players are randomly assigned either grapes, lemons or lychees, which grow on a specific tree in Breezy Hollow and Lost Lure Creek. The other two fruits can only be obtained from other players' market boxes. Fruits that aren't local have higher prices and appeal to villagers more.
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 . Aside from the 5 non-local fruits that are perfect, 3 new types have been added. These include lychees, grapes and lemons.
- 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.
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.
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 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)|
|$7.99||200||19.98¢||4.00¢ (costs more per ticket than $3.99 option)|
They can be used and exchanged for:
- Throw net (for fish)
- Honey (for bugs)
- Fertilizer (for growing fruit trees)
- Entrance to Shovelstrike Quarry (for ores)
- Placing craft orders when the player doesn't have all the required materials
- Speeding up craft orders
- Crafting special items that are available for a limited time
- Purchasing special exterior customizations at OK Motors
- Purchasing fortune cookies
- Purchasing campsite terrains
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.
- Main article: Fish (Pocket Camp)
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.
- Main article: Bugs (Pocket Camp)
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.
- 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 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.
My Nintendo Rewards
Pocket Camp is one of the few games for which My Nintendo offers a platinum point reward system. Players who have linked their account can earn Pocket Camp-specific platinum points by completing weekly missions, as well as missions to link their Nintendo, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. Platinum points--both Pocket Camp-specific and regular points--can be spent on in-game rewards, such as bells, resources, leaf tickets, and an exclusive OK Motors cap and jacket. A pack of 50 leaf tickets is claimable for free, but can only be claimed once.
- Main article: Version history (Pocket Camp)