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Amber in the museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Scientific name
Selling price 1,200 Bells
Main appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese コハク
Korean 호박
Italian Ambra
German Bernstein

Simplified Chinese 琥珀
French Ambre
Spanish Ámbar
Dutch Barnsteen

Traditional Chinese 琥珀
Quebec French Ambre
Latin American Spanish Ámbar
Russian Янтарь

The Amber is a standalone fossil in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Doubutsu no Mori that appears in all subsequent games to date.

At the museum[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

When donating to Blathers in Animal Crossing, he will provide the following information about the fossil:

"Hoo! Again, I say hoo! Just look at this. Amber. Stoutly preserving the pale reminders of our past. And this is quite a large, full-bodied specimen, eh wot? Smooth. Exquisite. I'm reeling in awe! Amber is a form of tree resin, which has hardened and been preserved in the earth's crust for millions of years. Resin is produced as a defense against insects and disease. It seals wounds, allowing trees time to heal. Sometimes, unlucky insects get caught in the resin, too. I wonder what's in your amber? A fly? Perhaps a mosquito? Amber, you see, is a preservative of miraculous proficiency. Bits of amber are like miniature time capsules. Hoo, mercy! What prattling! I must beg your pardon. I imagine you feel as though you've been captured in time!"

In Wild World[edit]

When donating to Blathers in Animal Crossing: Wild World, he will provide the following information about the fossil:

"Amber is created when the sap from ancient trees hardens, wot? It does bear mentioning... Amber in and of itself is glorious. But if there is a bug trapped inside, well, then it is even more beautiful! The bug even retains the exact shocked expression it had when it was trapped!"

In City Folk[edit]

Amber in the museum in City Folk.

When donating to Blathers in Animal Crossing: City Folk, he will provide the following information about the fossil:

"Amber comes from the sap of ancient trees that has hardened over time, wot? Sometimes there are even insects caught within! Serves them right. It's beautiful, of course, and scientists are also quite keen on it, so it's rather expensive! These marvelous little fellows provide us with clues to the period when dinosaurs ruled the earth!"

In New Leaf[edit]

After donating the fossil in New Leaf, its plaque in the museum will read:

"Amber is simply fossilized tree sap, formed and hardened over many thousands of years. Prized for its beauty, amber is often used in accessories such as necklaces and earrings. Amber containing a trapped insect, such as a bee or ant, can fetch a particularly high price."

In New Horizons[edit]

When donating to Blathers or selecting "Tell me about this!" in New Horizons, he will provide the following information about the fossil:

"Amber is formed from the sap of ancient trees that hardened over time. Because of its beauty, it has often been traded and used as jewelry throughout history. However, individual specimens may contain ancient plants or insects trapped inside them! These are valuable resources for learning about ancient eras, such as when the dinosaurs roamed... And this is why they are sometimes displayed in certain...ahem... exceptional museums! Like mine."

The Amber can be found in the first room of the fossil exhibit in the museum.

As an item[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]



Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1200 Bells
Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Wild World, City Folk, and New Leaf[edit]

Name HRA Points Feng Shui Genre Size (sq)
Amber 300 Orange/Brown Old School (WW)
Retro (CF)
Quirky (NL)

In New Horizons[edit]


Interactable No
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1200 Bells
Size 1.0 x 1.0

Real-world information[edit]

A real amber specimen

Amber is a fossilized tree sap which can contain insects, animals, and other organic material. It is used in jewelry, perfumes, and also in some folk medicines.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese コハク

Korean 호박

Simplified Chinese 琥珀 (iQue)

Russian Янтарь

Dutch Barnsteen Amber

German Bernstein Amber

European Spanish Ámbar Amber

European French Ambre Amber

Italian Ambra Amber