Watering Can

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A player misusing a Watering Can

The Watering Can is an essential gardening tool, first introduced in Animal Crossing: Wild World and appearing in all subsequent games. It is used to water flowers in order to prevent them from wilting and dying, and can restore wilting plants to full bloom.

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Usage[edit]

A Watering Can can be used to water the ground in the spot directly below the player. Watering flowers will prevent them from wilting or dying, and restore wilted plants the very next day. Watering the ground or any other item will simply have no effect. Watering flowers can promote the growth of new flowers through hybridization. In New Leaf, flowers that have been watered will show droplets of water falling to the ground, and will sparkle throughout the day to indicate that they do not need further watering.

The Watering Can is crucial to gaining and maintaining a perfect town environment, as it keeps flowers thriving. With the Beautiful Town ordinance in New Leaf, the Watering Can is made redundant as flowers will never wilt and have increased chances of producing hybrid flowers.

More advanced versions of the Watering Can that have unique effects can be obtained, though their effects differ between the games. In City Folk, the Silver Watering Can is able to revive red turnips that are wilting, and can increase the chances of growing hybrid flowers and Money Trees. In all appearances, reviving wilting Black Roses with the Golden Watering Can will turn them into Golden Roses. In New Leaf both Watering Cans have increased range from the standard variant.

Obtaining[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Info
Watering Can   500 Bells 125 Bells Tom Nook Standard Watering Can
Golden Watering Can   Not for Sale 125 Bells Received from Tortimer after maintaining Perfect Town environment status for 15 days Watering a wilting Black Rose will turn it into a Golden Rose

In City Folk[edit]

City Folk introduces a Silver Watering Can with a unique effect in addition to the standard and golden variations.

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Info
Watering Can   500 Bells 125 Bells Tom Nook Standard Watering Can
Silver Watering Can   Not for Sale 125 Bells Received in a letter from Posy Farm after purchasing 50 packets of Flower seeds from Tom Nook Can revive wilting Red Turnips
Can increase chance of growing hybrid flowers or Money Trees
Golden Watering Can   Not for Sale 125 Bells Received from Tortimer after maintaining Perfect Town environment status for 15 days Watering a wilting Black Rose will turn it into a Golden Rose

In New Leaf[edit]

New Leaf changes the effects of the Silver Watering Can and Golden Watering Can, which are now more efficient as they can water multiple flowers at once.

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Info
Watering Can   500 Bells 125 Bells Garden Center
Isabelle will give the Mayor a free Watering Can for taking all her advice for living in the town
Standard Watering Can
Silver Watering Can   Not for Sale 125 Bells Received from Leif after purchasing 50 packets of Flower seeds from the Garden Center Waters 5 flowers at once
Golden Watering Can   Not for Sale 125 Bells Received from Isabelle after maintaining Perfect Town environment status for 15 days Waters 9 flowers at once
Watering a wilting Black Rose will turn it into a Golden Rose


In New Horizons[edit]

Watering cans in New Horizons will break after a specific amount of uses. Each use of the watering can on dry flowers will reduce a watering can's durability, and watering ground with no flowers will reduce durability by 1/20 of the usual rate. A watering can's durability is not reduced when watering flowers that have already been soaked.

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From DIY Materials Durability
Flimsy Watering Can     800 Bells   200 Bells Crafting
Nook's Cranny
  5× Softwood
Breaks after 20 uses
Watering Can     2400 Bells   600 Bells Crafting
Nook's Cranny
  1× Flimsy Watering Can

  1× Iron Nugget
Breaks after 60 uses
Colorful Watering Can     2,500 Bells   625 Bells Upgraded Nook's Cranny - Breaks after 60 uses
Elephant Watering Can     2,500 Bells   625 Bells Upgraded Nook's Cranny - Breaks after 60 uses
Outdoorsy Watering Can     2,500 Bells   625 Bells Upgraded Nook's Cranny - Breaks after 60 uses
Golden Watering Can   Not for sale   10,675 Bells Crafting   1× Watering Can

  1× Gold Nugget
Breaks after 180 uses

Names in other languages[edit]

  Arrosoir Watering can

Trivia[edit]