A forgery is the outcome of buying a fake painting or statue from Crazy Redd. A forged painting may appear as a regular painting until sold to Tom Nook or donated to Blathers at the Museum, where both may identify the picture. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, players can tell forgeries apart from genuine paintings or statues by noticing the differences. For instance, the genuine Graceful Painting has the woman facing to the right while the forged version has the woman facing the other way.
When the player is speaking to Redd about a painting he has for sale, his emotions will often signal that it may be a fake. If he displays a glint in his eye or the "mischievous" emotion, the painting is probably a fake . In fact, showing any emotion while he describes it is an indicator. Villagers in Animal Crossing: City Folk, in town or the City, may also complain of buying forged paintings, hinting that the current one on sale is also fake. Despite this, the only way to truly tell if it is real or fake is to buy it or notice the differences in New Leaf.
After the player purchases a painting from Redd in Animal Crossing: Wild World or Animal Crossing: City Folk, there are two ways to verify it: trying to sell it to Tom Nook or donating it to the museum. Both Blathers and Tom Nook are able to identify it a fake and will refuse to accept it. The item then changes in name from the bought painting's name to "forged painting". Players can also verify the painting via Tom Nook's catalog. If the painting that was bought is genuine, it will be listed in the catalog. If it is fake, it is absent from the list. Also the name of the painting automatically changes to "forged painting" after a day after it has been bought, even if the player hasn't verified it with Tom Nook or Blathers.
In Animal Crossing: Wild World, players may exchange a forged painting for 100 bells upon signing up for insurance from Lyle. Players can also give the forged painting to a villager as a gift, or they can sell it to another player. Finally, they can sell the painting to Tom Nook for 10 bells.
Forged painting/statues can be bought from Redd and villagers in New Leaf. The player can only buy one item from Redd's store, because only one of his four items will be real.
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the player can only attempt to sell it to Reese or get Blathers to look at it. Timmy and Tommy do not buy any paintings or statues. However, unlike in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk, the name of the forgery does not change after being verified by Reese or Blathers. For example, if the player showed either of them a forgery of a dynamic painting or a robust statue, the name of the item remains as "dynamic painting" or "robust statue".
Although they are rejected for the museum and store, the painting may still be displayed as furniture in the house and the image will be that of the original paintings. However, its points for the Happy Room Academy is lower than that of an original painting.
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, players can place paintings in their house, gift them to villagers or other players, or sell them to villagers. The only way to remove the forged painting is to pay a disposal fee after attempting to sell the painting or disposing of them in the trash bin.
Spotting A Fake
Here is a list of ways to tell the forgery from the genuine.
|Name||Genuine||Forgery||How to Spot the Fake|
|Amazing Painting||If the man in white is on the left and the man in black is on the right, it is fake. If the man in white is on the right and the man in black is on the left, it is genuine.|
|Basic Painting||If both of his arms are bent at his sides, it is fake. If only one of his arms is bent, it is genuine.|
|Calm Painting||N/A||This painting is always genuine.|
|Common Painting||N/A||This painting is always genuine.|
|Dynamic Painting||In the fake, Mt. Fuji is very large and takes up most of the space under the wave. If Mt. Fuji is small, it is genuine.|
|Famous Painting||If her fingers are pointing to the bottom left corner of the picture, it is fake. If her fingers are pointing to the bottom right corner of the picture, it is genuine.|
|Fine Painting||N/A||This painting is always genuine.|
|Flowery Painting||N/A||This painting is always genuine.|
|Graceful Painting||If she is looking to the left, it is fake. If she is looking to the right, it is genuine.|
|Jolly Painting||If the nose is made of a carrot and has green leaves hanging down, it is fake. If the nose is made of a green vegetable, it's genuine.|
|Moody Painting||N/A||This painting is always genuine.|
|Moving Painting||The fake has an upside-down shell.|
|Neutral Painting||If the big green leaf on the top left has a hole in it from being eaten by insects, it is fake. If there is no hole made by insects in the big green leaf, it is genuine.|
|Nice Painting||N/A||This painting is always genuine.|
|Perfect Painting||N/A||This painting is always genuine.|
|Proper Painting||N/A||This painting is always genuine.|
|Quaint Painting||If she is not wearing a hat, it is fake. If she is wearing a white hat, it is genuine.|
|Scary Painting||If he is only pointing one finger of each hand, it is fake. If he has all fingers sticking out, it is genuine.|
|Scenic Painting||N/A||This painting is always genuine.|
|Serene Painting||If she is holding a fluffy white cat, it is fake. If she is holding a skinny white ermine, it is genuine.|
|Solemn Painting||If the blonde girl is twice as tall as the girl to the left, it is fake. If the blonde girl is close to the same height as the girl to the left, it is genuine.|
|Warm Painting||N/A||This painting is always genuine.|
|Wild Painting||If the dark one is on the left and the light one is on the right, it is fake. If the light one is on the left and the dark one is on the right, it is genuine.|
|Wistful Painting||If her hat is red, it is fake. If her hat is blue, it is genuine.|
|Worthy Painting||N/A||This painting is always genuine.|
|Ancient Statue||If its eyes are open, it is fake. If its eyes are closed, it is genuine.|
|Beautiful Statue||If she has long hair down to her shoulders, it is fake. If her hair goes down to cover only her ears, it is genuine.|
|Gallant Statue||If there is cloth hanging down his right shoulder, it is fake. If his right shoulder is bare, it is genuine.|
|Great Statue||If his fingers are pointing straight out, it is fake. If his fingers are pointing upward, it is genuine.|
|Motherly Statue||If there is only one child below the wolf, it is fake. If there are two children, it is genuine.|
|Mystic Statue||If her hat is spherical, it is fake. If her hat is cylindrical, it is genuine.|
|Robust Statue||If it's holding a UFO, it is fake. If he is holding a smooth disc, it is genuine.|
|Valiant Statue||If it has bat wings, it is fake. If it has feathery angel wings, it is genuine.|
Examining a forgery with Blathers in Animal Crossing: City Folk.