This article is about an item. For the dog villager, see Cookie.

A fortune cookie for sale

Getting a Fortune

Getting a fortune.

The Fortune Cookie is a food item in New Leaf. It can be bought from Nookling Stores for 2 Play coin Play Coins each, which can be earned with the Nintendo 3DS's pedometer. After the fortune cookie is eaten, the player will read out its fortune, and the slip can be exchanged for a piece of merchandise if it is brought to Timmy or Tommy. Most of the prizes are items that were available via DLC or the points system in previous games. There are currently 57 fortune tickets; 5 of which (#4, #6, #16, #30 and #38) are duds, and the player will receive a normal, random furniture item instead of a special item. Some fortunes may be actual sayings from previous Nintendo games, such as #35 and #9.

During some months, some limited sale items are added to the rotation of items, such as the firework items during the month of August and Glow Wands during the month of December. As a result, there may be only one, or no cookies for sale on any day.

In Pocket Camp

Fortune Cookies can also be brought from the market in Pocket Camp. Once you unlock the market go to Tommy's stall, some fortune cookies contain furniture, while others contain clothing based on the cookie. Upon eating, the player will be rewarded with a random item. Fortune cookies that cost 50 Leaf Tickets, are special event cookies that sometimes sell for 5,000 BellCoin. Event cookies may reward the player with a specific item in the set that unlocks a memory with their villagers. However, event cookies are in the stall for a limited time but may be reissued in the future. Cookies can be purchased in singles or bulks of five. Those who subscribe to the pocket camp club can receive benefits that include the cookie depot plan, which allows the player to select any 5 cookies they wish.

PC- Stamp card

Stamp cards will be filled each time the player purchases a cookie. After 10 stamps to complete the card the player can exchange it for any of the limited items that are available.

New Leaf Fortune List

Number Fortune Prize
1 A red hat may improve your head, as well as your fashion sense. Mushroom Mural
2 You will be visited by a mustachioed man. Block Floor
3 The land is in great peril, and soon you will be the Hero of [Town name]. Hero's Clothes
4 Today is not your day. Tomorrow doesn't look any better. Random
5 Sometimes treasure is not hidden. It is only invisible. Hero's Pants
6 He who stubs his toe is he who remembers his feet are there. Random
7 She who shades herself from an angry sun does so with dignity. Peach's Parasol
8 A green hat may be just the thing to inspire you toward adventure. Hero's Cap
9 If you leave my mask out there, something terrible will happen! Majora's Mask
10 She who forgoes a hat and grabs a helmet knows not the sting of lava. Samus Mask
11 Look to the sky when the sun sets. All will be revealed in this twilight. Midna's Mask
12 In both life and love, there is always another castle. Toad Hat
13 He who plays with fire would be wise to be flame retardant. Red Pikmin
14 Breathing underwater is rather easy, assuming you have gills. Blue Pikmin
15 Some people shy away from bombs, but you are not some people. Yellow Pikmin
16 A bulb in your future is looking dim. Bring a flashlight. Random
17 He who breaks bricks with his head must remember to grow up. Block
18 You cannot put a value on your life, unless you have 100 gold coins. Coin
19 He who flaps in front of an enemy may soon be flapping at his boots. Goal Pole
20 Sometimes a flower is just a flower, unless it causes fires. Fire Flower
21 He who wishes to grow must remember to eat his roughage. Super Mushroom
22 He who kicks away his problems may find them returning back to him. Green Shell
23 Power is often fleeting. Super Star
24 You only live once, unless you have another guy. 1-Up Mushroom
25 The future is a mystery that may hold great treasures for you.  ? Block
26 There are no shortcuts in life, except for when there are. Pipe
27 Those who jump over fire do so knowing it is not impressed. Fire Bar
28 Cannons are much like toasters, though bread is bad for cannons. Bill Blaster
29 Never count your Yoshis before they hatch. Plans often change. Yoshi's Egg
30 Sundaes are delicious every day of the week, unless you hate ice cream. Random
31 Sometimes that which protects you must also fight for you as well. Triple Red Shells
32 You should consider a career as a professional kart racer. Kart
33 Value the friends you have, for one day you may need them. Pikmin
34 When all else fails, never forget to show them your moves. Blue Falcon
35 It's dangerous to go alone. Take this. Master Sword
36 Your friends need you. They always need you. They will never stop. Arwing
37 He who believes he has a pure heart is probably just a beast in denial. Triforce
38 It always rains on your birthday, yet no one ever gives you an umbrella. Random
39 Sometimes a seemingly bad instance can become a great opportunity. S.S. Dolphin
40 I see much red in your future, much red indeed. Virtual Boy
41 Exercising is not a hobby. It is a lifestyle. Wii Balance Board
42 She who wears lava-proof pants is prepared for any situation. Varia Pants
43 She who wears laceless shoes is probably busy with space monsters. Varia Suit Shoes
44 Garlic is not a substitute for personal hygiene. Bad Bro's Stache
45 An itchy nose is worth the sacrifice for a glorious upper lip. Big Bro's Mustache
46 She who wears armor today is she who may wear armor tomorrow. Varia Suit
47 Wise men say the brain is a terrible thing to waste. Metroid
48 Those who slip are often just given a chance to appreciate the ground. Triple Bananas
49 A door that does not open is not closed to you; it only needs a key. Hero's Boots
50 Sometimes a sword is just a sword. And sometimes it's a pretty girl. Fi Mask
51 Great artists aren't always appreciated in their own time. Wii U Console (white)
52 If you stray from the path, you will find yourself lost. Wii U Console (black)
53 Pay no heed to those whose bark is worse than their bite. Chihuahua ornament
54 Promise what it may, a leopard never changes its spots. Dalmatian ornament
55 He who looks from below sees a great deal. Dachshund ornament
56 For a model of unconditional love, look to a dog. Labrador ornament
57 Work long and hard, and good things will come to you. Eventually. New Nintendo 3DS

Gallery of Fortunes

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Gallery of Prizes

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  • If a fortune cookie is fed to Dr. Shrunk, he will eat the fortune along with the cookie.
  • Many of the items won are from Balloons or Nook's Point-Tracking-System in the earlier games.
  • Fortune #4 is most likely a losing ticket due to the number 4 being unlucky in Japan, as it is read as "shi", which is the word for death.
  • Fortune #34 is a reference to Captain Falcon's famous taunt from the Super Smash Bros. series: "Show me your moves!"
  • Fortune #51 is an apparent reference to the lackluster commercial performance of the Wii U and its eventual positive turnaround in public perception.
  • There were only 50 fortunes before the Welcome Amiibo update.
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