In New Horizons, tools can either be crafted at a DIY Workbench or bought from Timmy and Tommy's shop. Tools have varying durability based on prefixes such as flimsy for axes made with stone and tree branches. Tools can be repaired by either upgrading it to a higher durability or by customizing it (if possible) which resets the tools durability.

Misses do not count toward the tools durability. For example, A shovel will only break after shoveling up the max number of items it can (e.g. digging up 100 fossils). The player can dig 100 holes and it won’t affect the shovels durability or cause it to break unless they dig up 100 items.


Tool Ring

The tool ring is a feature obtained by purchasing the Tool Ring: It's Essential at the Nook Stop for 800 Nook Miles. Once purchased, this allows the player to press up on the directional pad to access a tool wheel with 8 slots for tools. With this, the player can easily swap directly to the tool they wish to use.

Tool ring in New Horizons

When added to the inventory, tools are automatically assigned to the wheel if a slot is available starting with the 12-o-clock position on the wheel and working clockwise until the wheel is filled out. Once full, new tools will not be registered automatically but can be assigned to the slot of the players' choice. This is done either by pressing "x" while the wheel is open or by selecting the tool in the inventory and assigning it as a favorite.

NH-Fishing rod icon.png Fishing rods

During the Fishing Tourney, fishing rods will not break while catching fish for C.J. However, every successful catch contributes towards degrading the tool.

Name Image Durability How to obtain Crafting materials ? Customization Kits Buy Sell
Price
Flimsy fishing rod NH-Tools-Flimsy fishing rod.png 7-10 Recipe obtained from Tom Nook (first DIY workshop) x5 NH-tree branch-icon.pngtree branch 400 Bells 100 Bells
Fishing rod NH-Tools-Fishing Rod (blue).png 30 Recipe obtained from Pretty Good Tools Recipes, purchased for 3,000 Nook Miles on the Nook Stop x1 NH-Fishing rod icon.pngflimsy fishing rod
x1 NH-iron nugget-icon.pngiron nugget
N/A 30 Bells
Golden fishing rod NH-Tools-Golden rod.png 90 Recipe obtained by catching every Fish x1 NH-Fishing rod icon.pngfishing rod
x1 NH-gold nugget-icon.pnggold nugget
N/A 10,400 Bells
Colorful fishing rod NH-Tools-Colorful Fishing Rod (yellow).png 30 Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny after the first upgrade N/A 2,500 Bells 625 Bells
Fish fishing rod NH-Tools-Fish Fishing Rod (Green).png 30 Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny after the first upgrade N/A 2,500 Bells 625 Bells
Outdoorsy fishing rod NH-Tools-Outdoorsy Fishing Rod (avocado).png 30 Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny after the first upgrade N/A 2,500 Bells 625 Bells

NH-Net icon.png Nets

During the Bug Off, nets will not break while catching bugs for Flick. However, every successful catch contributes towards degrading the tool.

Name Image Durability How to obtain Crafting materials ? Customization Kits Buy Sell
Price
Flimsy net NH-Flimsy net.png 10 Recipe obtained from Tom Nook (first DIY workshop) x5 NH-tree branch-icon.pngtree branch 400 Bells 100 Bells
Net NH-Tools-Net (red).png 30 Recipe obtained from Pretty Good Tools Recipes, purchased for 3,000 Nook Miles on the Nook Stop x1 NH-Net icon.pngflimsy net
x1 NH-iron nugget-icon.pngiron nugget
N/A 225 Bells
Golden net NH-Golden net.png 90 Recipe obtained by catching every bug x1 NH-Net icon.pngnet
x1 NH-gold nugget-icon.pnggold nugget
N/A 10,400 Bells
Colorful net NH-Tools-Colorful Net (yellow & orange).png 30 Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny after the first upgrade N/A 2,500 Bells 625 Bells
Outdoorsy net NH-Tools-Outdoorsy Net (avocado).png 30 Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny after the first upgrade N/A 2,500 Bells 625 Bells
Star net NH-Tools-Star Net (yellow).png 30 Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny after the first upgrade N/A 2,500 Bells 625 Bells

NH-Shovel icon.png Shovels

Name Image Durability How to obtain Crafting materials ? Customization Kits Buy Sell
Price
Flimsy shovel NH-Flimsy shovel.png 40 Recipe obtained from Blathers or bought from Timmy & Tommy or Nook's Cranny
Purchased from Timmy & Tommy or Nook's Cranny
x5 NH-hardwood-icon.pnghardwood 800 Bells 200 Bells
Shovel NH-Shovel.png 100 Recipe obtained from Pretty Good Tools Recipes, purchased for 3,000 Nook Miles on the Nook Stop x1 NH-shovel-icon.pngflimsy shovel
x1 NH-iron nugget-icon.pngiron nugget
N/A 600 Bells
Golden shovel NH-Golden shovel.png 200 Help Gulliver 30 times x1 NH-shovel-icon.pngshovel
x1 NH-gold nugget-icon.pnggold nugget
N/A 10,675 Bells
Colorful shovel NH-Tools-Colorful Shovel (yellow).png 100 Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny after the first upgrade N/A 2,500 Bells 625 Bells
Outdoorsy shovel NH-Tools-Outdoorsy Shovel (yellow).png 100 Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny after the first upgrade N/A 2,500 Bells 625 Bells
Printed-design shovel NH-Tools-Printed-Design Shovel (light blue).png 100 Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny after the first upgrade N/A 2,500 Bells 625 Bells

NH-Axe icon.png Axes

Name Image Durability How to obtain Crafting materials ? Customization Kits Buy Sell
Price
Flimsy axe NH-Tools-Flimsy axe.png 40 Recipe obtained from Tom Nook (first DIY workshop) x5 NH-tree branch-icon.pngtree branch
x1 NH-stone-icon.pngstone
800 Bells 200 Bells
Stone axe NH-Tools-Stone axe.png 100 Recipe obtained from Pretty Good Tools Recipes, purchased for 3,000 Nook Miles on the Nook Stop x1 NH-stone axe-icon.pngflimsy axe
x3 NH-wood-icon.pngwood
N/A 560 Bells
Axe NH-Tools-Axe.png 100 Recipe from Pretty Good Tools Recipes, purchased for 3,000 Nook Miles on the Nook Stop x1 NH-stone axe-icon.pngflimsy axe
x3 NH-wood-icon.pngwood
x1 NH-iron nugget-icon.pngiron nugget
2,500 Bells 625 Bells
Golden axe NH-Tools-Golden axe.png 200 Recipe obtained by breaking axes a total of 100 times x1 NH-axe-icon.pngaxe
x1 NH-gold nugget-icon.pnggold nugget
N/A 10,655 Bells

NH-watering can-icon.png Watering cans

Name Image Durability How to obtain Crafting materials ? Customization Kits Buy Sell
Price
Flimsy watering can NH-Flimsy watering can.png 20 Recipe obtained from Tom Nook after donating 4 bugs or fish to him x5 NH-softwood-icon.pngsoftwood 800 Bells 200 Bells
Watering can NH-Watering can.png 60 Recipe obtained from Pretty Good Tools Recipes, purchased for 3,000 Nook Miles on the Nook Stop x1 NH-watering can-icon.pngflimsy watering can
x1 NH-iron nugget-icon.pngiron nugget
2,400 Bells 600 Bells
Golden watering can NH-Golden watering can.png 180 Recipe obtained from Isabelle after getting a 5-star rating 1x NH-watering can-icon.pngwatering can
1x NH-gold nugget-icon.pnggold nugget
N/A 10,675 Bells
Colorful watering can NH-Tools-Colorful Watering Can (yellow).png 60 Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny after the first upgrade N/A 2,500 Bells 625 Bells
Elephant watering can NH-Tools-Elephant Watering Can (grey).png 60 Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny after the first upgrade N/A 2,500 Bells 625 Bells
Outdoorsy watering can NH-Tools-Outdoorsy Watering Can (green).png 60 Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny after the first upgrade N/A 2,500 Bells 625 Bells

NH-slingshot-icon.pngSlingshots

Name Image Durability How to obtain Crafting materials ? Customization Kits Buy Sell
Price
Slingshot NH-Slingshot.png 20 Recipe purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny
Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny
x5 NH-hardwood-icon.pnghardwood 900 Bells 225 Bells
Golden Slingshot NH-Golden slingshot.png 60 Recipe obtained after popping a golden balloon which spawns after popping 300 balloons x1 NH-slingshot-icon.pngslingshot
x1 NH-gold nugget-icon.pnggold nugget
N/A 10,300 Bells
Colorful slingshot NH-Tools-Colorful Slingshot (yellow).png 20 Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny after the first upgrade N/A 2,500 Bells 625 Bells
Outdoorsy slingshot NH-Tools-Outdoorsy Slingshot (green).png 20 Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny after the first upgrade N/A 2,500 Bells 625 Bells

Navigation tools

Name Image Durability How to obtain Crafting materials Sell price
Ladder NH-Tools-Ladder.png Recipe obtained from Tom Nook after preparing plots for new residents for the first time x4 NH-wood-icon.pngwood
x4 NH-hardwood-icon.pnghardwood
x4 NH-softwood-icon.pngsoftwood
1,440 Bells
Vaulting pole NH-Tools-Vaulting pole.png Recipe obtained from Tom Nook after donating 5 bugs or fish to him x5 NH-softwood-icon.pngsoftwood 600 Bells

NH-Wand icon.png Wands

Note:

  • All wands have infinite uses and cannot be bought or customized
  • There are multiple variations of the Mushroom Wand and it's the only wand that can be customized.
Name Image How to obtain Crafting materials ? Customization Kits Sell price
Bamboo wand NH-Tools-Bamboo wand.png Recipe obtained from Balloons during spring x6 NH-young spring bamboo-icon.pngyoung spring bamboo
x3 NH-star fragment-icon.pngstar fragment
3,900 Bells
Bug wand NH-Tool-Bug wand.png Obtained from Bug Off N/A 1,500 Bells
Bunny day wand NH-Tools-Bunny Day wand.png Recipe obtained from Zipper after completing the Bunny Day series x1 NH-furniture-icon.pngWobbling Zipper toy
x3 NH-star fragment-icon.pngstar fragment
11,100 Bells
Cherry-blossom wand NH-Tools-Cherry blossom wand.png Recipe obtained from balloon during Cherry Blossom Festival x3 NH-cherry-blossom petal-icon.pngcherry-blossom petal
x3 NH-star fragment-icon.pngstar fragment
2,700 Bells
Cosmos wand NH-Tools-Cosmos wand.png Recipe obtained from Celeste x1 NH-white cosmos-icon.pngwhite cosmos
x3 NH-star fragment-icon.pngstar fragment
1,580 Bells
Fish wand NH-Tools-Fish wand.png Obtained from Fishing Tourney N/A 1,500 Bells
Golden wand NH-Tools-Golden wand.png Recipe obtained from Celeste x2 NH-gold nugget-icon.pnggold nugget
x3 NH-star fragment-icon.pngstar fragment
20,750 Bells
Hyacinth wand NH-Tools-Hyacinth wand.png Recipe obtained from Celeste x1 NH-pink hyacinths-icon.pngpink hyacinths
x3 NH-star fragment-icon.pngstar fragment
1,660 Bells
Ice wand NH-Tools-Snowflake wand.png Recipe obtained from Snowboy x1 NH-large snowflake-icon.pnglarge snowflake
x3 NH-star fragment-icon.pngstar fragment
1,660 Bells
Iron wand NH-Tools-Pipe wand.png Recipe obtained from Celeste x1 NH-iron nugget-icon.pngiron nugget
x3 NH-star fragment-icon.pngstar fragment
3,750 Bells
Lily wand NH-Tools-Lily wand.png Recipe obtained from Celeste x1 NH-white lily icon.pngwhite lilies
x3 NH-star fragment-icon.pngstar fragment
1,580 Bells
Mums wand NH-Tools-Mum wand.png Recipe obtained from Celeste x1 yellow mums
x3 NH-star fragment-icon.pngstar fragment
1,580 Bells
Mushroom wand NH-Tools-Mushroom wand.png Recipe obtained from balloon during Mushrooming Season x3 NH-skinny mushroom-icon.pngskinny mushroom
x3 NH-star fragment-icon.pngstar fragment
3,300 Bells
Pansy wand NH-Tools-Pansy Wand.png Recipe obtained from Celeste x1 NH-yellow pansies-icon.pngyellow pansies
x3 NH-star fragment-icon.pngstar fragment
1,580 Bells
Rose wand NH-Tools-Rose wand.png Recipe obtained from Celeste x1 NH-red rose icon.pngred roses
x3 NH-star fragment-icon.pngstar fragment
1,580 Bells
Shell wand NH-Tools-Shell wand.png Recipe obtained from balloon during summer x3 NH-summer shell icon.pngsummer shell
x3 NH-star fragment-icon.pngstar fragment
5,100 Bells
Spooky wand NH-Tools-Spooky Wand.png Recipe obtained from Jack during Halloween x3 NH-star fragment-icon.pngstar fragment
x1 Spooky lantern
Bells
Star wand NH-Tools-Star wand.png Recipe obtained from Celeste x1 NH-large star fragment-icon.pnglarge star fragment
x3 NH-star fragment-icon.pngstar fragment
6,500 Bells
Tree-branch wand NH-Tools-Tree-branch wand.png Recipe obtained from Celeste x5 NH-tree branch-icon.pngtree branch
x3 NH-star fragment-icon.pngstar fragment
1,550 Bells
Tulip wand NH-Tools-Tulip wand.png Recipe obtained from Celeste x1 NH-red tulips-icon.pngred tulips
x3 NH-star fragment-icon.pngstar fragment
1,580 Bells
Wand NH-Tools-Wand.png Recipe obtained from Celeste x2 NH-star fragment-icon.pngstar fragment 3,750 Bells
Wedding wand NH-Tools-Wedding wand.png Recipe obtained from Cyrus after the final party during Wedding Season x1 NH-furniture-icon.pngwedding flower stand
x3 NH-star fragment-icon.pngstar fragment
3,500 Bells
Windflower wand NH-Tools-Windflower wand.png Recipe obtained from Celeste x1 NH-orange windflowers-icon.pngorange windflowers
x3 NH-star fragment-icon.pngstar fragment
1,580 Bells

Balloons

Note:

  • Balloons can float away if the player falls when wearing the King Tut Mask.
Name Image How to obtain Crafting materials ? Customization Kits Sell price
Blue Balloon NH-Tools-Blue Balloon.png Obtained from Redd's Raffle during Fireworks Show N/A 150 Bells
Red Balloon NH-Tools-Red Balloon.png Obtained from Redd's Raffle during Fireworks Show N/A 150 Bells
Pink Balloon NH-Tools-Pink Balloon.png Obtained from Redd's Raffle during Fireworks Show N/A 150 Bells
Green Balloon NH-Tools-Green Balloon.png Obtained from Redd's Raffle during Fireworks Show N/A 150 Bells
Yellow Balloon NH-Tools-Yellow Balloon.png Obtained from Redd's Raffle during Fireworks Show N/A 150 Bells

Sparkler

Note:

  • Sparklers have a limited amount of use and are not infinite.
Name Image How to obtain Crafting materials ? Customization Kits Sell price
Red Sparkler NH-Tools-Red Sparkler.png Obtained from Redd's Raffle during Fireworks Show N/A 150 Bells
Blue Sparkler NH-Tools-Blue Sparkler.png Obtained from Redd's Raffle during Fireworks Show N/A 150 Bells

Trivia

  • Currently there is no way for the player to track how many more uses a tool has in-game before it breaks.
  • Customizing a tool resets its durability.
  • The player cannot drop/swap a tool they're currently holding. If their inventory is full and they attempt to pick up the item, the game requires them to drop/swap, then their held equipment breaks, leaving an empty inventory slot.
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