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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 tool’s 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.

NH-tool ring

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 Fishing rods[]

During the Fishing Tourney, fishing rods will not break if their durability reaches 0 while catching fish for C.J. However, every successful catch contributes towards degrading the tool and it will break after the next catch outside of the 3-minute timer.

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

NH-Net icon Nets[]

During the Bug-Off, nets will not break if their durability reaches 0 while catching bugs for Flick. However, every successful catch contributes towards degrading the tool and it will break after the next catch outside of the 3-minute timer.

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

NH-shovel-icon Shovels[]

Shovels lose durability only when digging up items or hitting rocks. Digging holes where there is nothing to uproot or dig up, as well as burying items, do not affect the shovel's durability; however hitting a rock will deplete durability, even if no material is produced from that hit. Shovels will not break if the targeted rock can still drop items while the durability reaches 0 but will break in the next use outside of this condition.

Name Image Durability How to obtain Crafting materials ? Customization Kits Buy Sell
Price
Flimsy shovel NH-Flimsy shovel 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-iconhardwood 800 Bells 200 Bells
Shovel NH-Shovel 100 Recipe obtained from Pretty Good Tools Recipes, purchased for 3,000 Nook Miles on the Nook Stop x1 NH-shovel-iconflimsy shovel
x1 NH-iron nugget-iconiron nugget
N/A 600 Bells
Golden shovel NH-Golden shovel 200 Help Gulliver 30 times x1 NH-shovel-iconshovel
x1 NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
N/A 10,675 Bells
Colorful shovel NH-Tools-Colorful Shovel (yellow) 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) 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) 100 Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny after the first upgrade N/A 2,500 Bells 625 Bells

NH-axe-icon Axes[]

Axes' durability is depleted only when they come in contact with a tree or rock, and each hit will contribute to lower it, even if the target has already been depleted of its resources.

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

NH-watering can-icon Watering cans[]

Watering cans will lose 1 durability every time they are used to water dry flowers. Watering ground with no flowers placed on it will reduce the durability of the watering can by 1/20th of the regular rate. No durability will be taken from a watering can if the player water flowers that have already been watered that day.

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

NH-slingshot-iconSlingshots[]

Slingshots lose durability only if the ammo pops a balloon.

Name Image Durability How to obtain Crafting materials ? Customization Kits Buy Sell
Price
Slingshot NH-Slingshot 20 Recipe purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny
Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny
x5 NH-hardwood-iconhardwood 900 Bells 225 Bells
Golden Slingshot NH-Golden slingshot 60 Recipe obtained after popping a golden balloon which spawns after popping 300 balloons x1 NH-slingshot-iconslingshot
x1 NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
N/A 10,300 Bells
Colorful slingshot NH-Tool-Colorful Slingshot 20 Purchased from the cabinet at Nook's Cranny after the first upgrade N/A 2,500 Bells 625 Bells
Outdoorsy slingshot NH-Tool-Outdoorsy Slingshot 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-Ladder Recipe obtained from Tom Nook after preparing plots for new residents for the first time x4 NH-wood-iconwood
x4 NH-hardwood-iconhardwood
x4 NH-softwood-iconsoftwood
1,440 Bells
Vaulting pole NH-Vaulting pole Recipe obtained from Tom Nook after donating 5 bugs or fish to him x5 NH-softwood-iconsoftwood 600 Bells

NH-Wand icon Wands[]

Note:

  • All wands have infinite uses and cannot be bought or customized, with the exception of the mushroom wand, which is the only one that can be customized.
Name Image How to obtain Crafting materials ? Customization Kits Sell price
Bamboo wand NH-Bamboo wand Recipe obtained from Balloons during spring x6 NH-young spring bamboo-iconyoung spring bamboo
x3 NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
3,900 Bells
Bug wand NH-Tool-Bug wand Obtained from Bug-Off N/A 1,500 Bells
Bunny day wand NH-Tools-Bunny Day wand Recipe obtained from Zipper after completing the Bunny Day series x1 NH-furniture-iconWobbling Zipper toy
x3 NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
11,100 Bells
Cherry-blossom wand NH-Cherry blossom wand Recipe obtained from balloon during Cherry Blossom Festival x3 NH-Icon-Cherry-blossom petalcherry-blossom petal
x3 NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
2,700 Bells
Cosmos wand NH-Cosmos wand Recipe obtained from Celeste x1 NH-white cosmos-iconwhite cosmos
x3 NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
1,580 Bells
Fish wand NH-Fish wand Obtained from Fishing Tourney N/A 1,500 Bells
Golden wand NH-Golden wand Recipe obtained from Celeste x2 NH-gold nugget-icongold nugget
x3 NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
20,750 Bells
Hyacinth wand NH-Hyacinth wand Recipe obtained from Celeste x1 NH-pink hyacinths-iconpink hyacinths
x3 NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
1,660 Bells
Ice wand NH-Snowflake wand Recipe obtained from Snowboy x1 NH-large snowflake-iconlarge snowflake
x3 NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
1,660 Bells
Iron wand NH-Pipe wand Recipe obtained from Celeste x1 NH-iron nugget-iconiron nugget
x3 NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
3,750 Bells
Lily wand NH-Lily wand Recipe obtained from Celeste x1 NH-white lily iconwhite lilies
x3 NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
1,580 Bells
Mums wand NH-Mum wand Recipe obtained from Celeste x1 yellow mums
x3 NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
1,580 Bells
Mushroom wand NH-Mushroom wand Recipe obtained from balloon during Mushrooming Season x3 NH-skinny mushroom-iconskinny mushroom
x3 NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
3,300 Bells
Pansy wand NH-Pansy Wand Recipe obtained from Celeste x1 NH-yellow pansies-iconyellow pansies
x3 NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
1,580 Bells
Rose wand NH-Rose wand Recipe obtained from Celeste x1 NH-red rose iconred roses
x3 NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
1,580 Bells
Shell wand NH-Shell wand Recipe obtained from balloon during summer x3 NH-summer shell iconsummer shell
x3 NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
5,100 Bells
Spooky wand NH-Tools-Spooky Wand Recipe obtained from Jack during Halloween x3 NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
x1 Spooky lantern
4,300Bells
Star wand NH-Star wand Recipe obtained from Celeste x1 NH-large star fragment-iconlarge star fragment
x3 NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
6,500 Bells
Tree-branch wand NH-Wooden wand Recipe obtained from Celeste x5 NH-tree branch-icontree branch
x3 NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
1,550 Bells
Tulip wand NH-Tulip wand Recipe obtained from Celeste x1 NH-red tulips-iconred tulips
x3 NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
1,580 Bells
Wand NH-Conductor wand Recipe obtained from Celeste x2 NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment 3,750 Bells
Wedding wand NH-Tool-Wedding wand Recipe obtained from Cyrus after the final party during Wedding Season x1 NH-furniture-iconwedding flower stand
x3 NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
3,500 Bells
Windflower wand NH-Windflower wand Recipe obtained from Celeste x1 NH-orange windflowers-iconorange windflowers
x3 NH-star fragment-iconstar fragment
1,580 Bells

Balloons[]

Note:

  • Balloons might make the player trip and fall over if they run while holding it, in which case the balloon will float away and be lost.
Name Image How to obtain Crafting materials ? Customization Kits Sell price
Blue Balloon NH-Tools-Blue Balloon Obtained from Redd's Raffle during Fireworks Show N/A 150 Bells
Red Balloon NH-Tools-Red Balloon Obtained from Redd's Raffle during Fireworks Show N/A 150 Bells
Pink Balloon NH-Tools-Pink Balloon Obtained from Redd's Raffle during Fireworks Show N/A 150 Bells
Green Balloon NH-Tools-Green Balloon Obtained from Redd's Raffle during Fireworks Show N/A 150 Bells
Yellow Balloon NH-Tools-Yellow Balloon 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 Obtained from Redd's Raffle during Fireworks Show N/A 150 Bells
Blue Sparkler NH-Tools-Blue Sparkler 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.
  • Although not categorized as tools, crafting an umbrella, fence, pan flute, or an ocarina will count toward the "DIY Tools" Stamp Card.
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