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The Wishing Well, and its equivalents, are the main community gathering spots in the Animal Crossing series. It is where one goes to check on how the town environment is, apologize for not completing errands, and is usually the spot that special events take place.

In Animal Forest and Animal Forest+

In the original Japan-only N64 version of Animal Crossing, Animal Forest, and the Japan version for GCN, Animal Forest+, a Bell Shrine took the place of the Wishing Well.

In Animal Forest e+

The Wishing Well is the center of most festivities in the Town. Apart from being where most Holiday celebrations take place, the players can do several other things there, like check up on the status of the town. The Wishing Well will tell the player if their town has too little or too many trees or has too many weeds in certain acres of their town. The player can also apologize for not being able to do tasks they said they could do for the villagers of the town if they've moved away or such. This is the only way to get rid of villager items.

On New Year's Day the player and villagers can make a New Year's resolution and toss a coin (Bells) into the Wishing Well.

In Wild World and City Folk

Main article: Town Hall

The Wishing Well only appears in Animal Crossing, but the functions of the Well have been contributed to the Town Hall in both Wild World and City Folk, by using the Civic Center. However, the player cannot apologize for not doing tasks here. A fountain similar to the one in the city can be made by depositing 400,000 bells into the town fund AFTER donating 200,000 bells for the bridge; so don't donate 600,000 bells because all of that will go towards the bridge rather than for both of them. The player can also throw an axe into the well for a chance to receive a silver or golden axe in return.

In other languages

Wishing Well
Language Name
South Korea Korean 소원의 우물


Main series

Animal Crossing
Able SistersAnimal IslandDumpFortune ShopHappy Room AcademyHouseNook's CrannyMuseumPolice StationPost OfficeReset Monitoring CenterTown HallTrain StationWishing Well

Wild World
Able SistersFortune ShopHappy Room AcademyHouseMuseumNook's CrannyObservatoryThe RoostTown HallTown Gate

City Folk
Able SistersBus StopCity (Auction HouseFortune ShopGracieGraceHappy Room AcademyShampoodleThe Marquee) • HouseNook's CrannyObservatoryMuseumReset Surveillance CenterThe RoostTown HallTown Gate

New Leaf
Able SistersCampsite (NL)Crazy Redd'sHouseIsland ToursMain Street (Club LOLDream SuiteFortune ShopGardening StoreHappy Home ShowcaseKicksMuseum (Museum Shop and Exhibition Rooms) • Nookling stores (Nookling JunctionT&T MartSuper T&TT.I.Y. (Gardening Store) • T&T Emporium (Gardening StoreGracieGrace)) • Nook's Homes (NL) (Happy Home Academy) • Photo BoothPost OfficeShampoodle) • PlazaPolice StationReset Surveillance CenterRe-TailThe RoostTortimer IslandTown HallTrain Station
Added in Welcome Amiibo
CampgroundRV (NL)

New Horizons
Able SistersCampsite (NH)Deserted IslandDodo AirlinesHarv's IslandHouseMuseumNook's CrannyResident Services
Added in updates
Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler
Added in Happy Home Paradise
ArchipelagoParadise Planning

Spin-off series

Happy Home Designer
Nook's Homes (HHD)Main Street

Pocket Camp
Breezy HollowCamper (PC)CabinGardenHappy HomeroomLost Lure CreekMarket PlaceOK MotorsSaltwater ShoresShovelstrike QuarrySunburst Island