Forgery

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Blathers commenting on the forgery in New Leaf.

A forgery is an article of Art that is fake, that may be obtained from Crazy Redd's or, starting in New Leaf, from a villager. Compared to authentic pieces of art, forgeries are close to worthless: they may not be donated to Blathers at the Museum and are worth zero Happy Room Academy (Happy Home Academy in New Leaf) points. Prior to New Leaf, there is no way to determine whether a piece of art is fake or not prior to purchasing it.[1][2][3]

Prior to Animal Crossing: Wild World[edit]

In Animal Crossing and related titles, all paintings sold in Tom Nook's store, the catalog, or at Crazy Redd's are authentic, although Redd charges the player four times than how much they would actually cost when purchased from the catalog.[4]

In Animal Crossing: Wild World[edit]

Tom Nook still sells paintings, although they are spotlight items and only the Famous Painting and Fine Painting are available for purchase. Outside the catalog, the primary method of acquiring new paintings is from Crazy Redd's, for double the regular price. Contrary to popular belief, there is no way to determine whether a painting is authentic or not prior to purchasing it, and Redd does not give any hints either.[1]

The painting may be identified as fake by donating it to Blathers or selling it to either Tom Nook or Timmy and Tommy, where they will comment on it. Upon doing so, the item's name changes to "forged painting". The item's name also changes after one day from purchase, even if it was not inspected. Forgeries may be sold to Tom Nook for 10 Bells.

If damage insurance is bought from Lyle, and a forged painting is given to him, the player will be mailed 100 Bells.[1]

In Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

Blathers commenting on the forgery in City Folk.

Out of all paintings, only the Basic Painting and the Common Painting are spotlight items, leaving the rest of the paintings obtainable only from Crazy Redd's. In addition, artwork can no longer be purchased from the catalog, which means paintings that were obtained before can only be bought again from Redd.[5]

Similar to Wild World, it is not possible to determine whether a painting is authentic or not prior to purchasing from Redd; however, Feng shui plays a role in increasing the probability of a painting bought being authentic.[3]

Similar to Wild World, forgeries may be sold to Tom Nook or Timmy and Tommy for 10 Bells.[5]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

Inside Crazy Redd's in New Leaf. Notice the forged Wistful Painting (left) and Famous Painting (right).

Articles of art (that is, paintings and statues) are no longer sold at Timmy and Tommy's store, leaving the player with Crazy Redd's as the primary means of acquiring art. Compared to older versions, however, Redd offers four articles of art every time he sets up his tent, and determining an artwork's authenticity just by looking at it (that is, before purchasing) is now possible. In addition, some paintings, such as the Calm Painting, are guaranteed to be authentic.

It is possible that Redd offers two authentic pieces of art[6] (although only one may be purchased). It is also possible that he will offer none.[7] Feng shui appears to affect the probability of more (or less) genuine pieces of art appearing.[8]

Villagers may also offer the player to buy paintings (but not sculptures) from them. They will offer a slightly lower price, although they do not know whether their painting is authentic or not, thus making the purchase a gamble. Feng shui also appears to affect the probability of paintings sold by villagers being genuine.[8] Obviously, some paintings sold by villagers are guaranteed to be authentic (such as the aforementioned Calm Painting).

Blathers, Timmy and Tommy, and Reese will identify that an artwork is fake—the former will refuse to accept the forgery, whereas the latter two will charge the player a disposal fee of 100 Bells.

Spotting a Fake[edit]

Name Genuine Forgery Description
Paintings
Amazing Painting
Amazing Painting (New Leaf).png
Amazing Painting (New Leaf) fake.png
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
Basic Painting (New Leaf).png
Basic Painting (New Leaf) fake.png
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
Calm Painting (New Leaf).png
This painting is always genuine.
Common Painting
Common Painting (New Leaf).png
This painting is always genuine.
Dynamic Painting
Dynamic Painting (New Leaf).png
Dynamic Painting (New Leaf) fake.png
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
Famous Painting (New Leaf).png
Famous Painting (New Leaf) fake.png
If her left hand is on top of her right hand (fingers pointing to the bottom left), it is fake. If her right hand is on top of her left hand (fingers pointing to the bottom right), it is genuine.
Fine Painting
Fine Painting (New Leaf).png
This painting is always genuine.
Flowery Painting
Flowery Painting (New Leaf).png
This painting is always genuine.
Graceful Painting
Graceful Painting (New Leaf).png
Graceful Painting (New Leaf) fake.png
If she is looking to the left, it is fake. If she is looking to the right, it is genuine.
Jolly Painting
Jolly Painting (New Leaf).png
Fake Jolly Painting (New Leaf).png
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
Moody Painting (New Leaf).png
This painting is always genuine.
Moving Painting
Moving Painting (New Leaf).png
Moving Painting (New Leaf) fake.png
The fake has an upside-down shell.
Neutral Painting
Neutral Painting (New Leaf).png
Neutral Painting (New Leaf) fake.png
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
Nice Painting (New Leaf).png
This painting is always genuine.
Perfect Painting
Perfect Painting (New Leaf).png
This painting is always genuine.
Proper Painting
Proper Painting (New Leaf).png
This painting is always genuine.
Quaint Painting
Quaint Painting (New Leaf).png
Quaint Painting (New Leaf) fake.png
If she is not wearing a hat, it is fake. If she is wearing a white hat, it is genuine.
Scary Painting
Scary Painting (New Leaf).png
Scary Painting (New Leaf) fake.png
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
Scenic Painting (New Leaf).png
This painting is always genuine.
Serene Painting
Serene Painting (New Leaf).png
Serene Painting (New Leaf) fake.png
If she is holding a fluffy white cat, it is fake. If she is holding a skinny white ermine, it is genuine.
Solemn Painting
Solemn Painting (New Leaf).png
Solemn Painting (New Leaf) fake.png
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
Warm Painting (New Leaf).png
This painting is always genuine.
Wild Painting
Wild Painting (New Leaf).png
Wild Painting (New Leaf) fake.png
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
Wistful Painting (New Leaf).png
Wistful Painting (New Leaf) fake.png
If her hat is red, it is fake. If her hat is blue, it is genuine.
Worthy Painting
Worthy Painting (New Leaf).png
This painting is always genuine.
Statues
Ancient Statue
Ancient Statue (New Leaf).png
Fake Ancient Statue (New Leaf).png
If its eyes are open, it is fake. If its eyes are closed, it is genuine.
Beautiful Statue
Beautiful Statue (New Leaf).png
Fake Beautiful Statue (New Leaf).png
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
David statue.png
Fake Gallant Statue (New Leaf).png
If there is cloth hanging down his right shoulder, it is fake. If his right shoulder is bare, it is genuine.
Great Statue
Great Statue (New Leaf).png
Fake Great Statue (New Leaf).png
If his hand is level with his shoulder, it is fake. If it is higher, it is genuine.
Motherly Statue
Motherly Statue (New Leaf).png
Fake Motherly Statue (New Leaf).png
If there is only one child below the wolf, it is fake. If there are two children, it is genuine.
Mystic Statue
Mystic Statue (New Leaf).png
Fake Mystic Statue (New Leaf).png
If her hat is spherical, it is fake. If her hat is cylindrical, it is genuine.
Robust Statue
Robust Statue (New Leaf).png
Fake Robust Statue (New Leaf).png
If he is holding a UFO, it is fake. If he is holding a smooth disc, it is genuine.
Valiant Statue
Valiant Statue (New Leaf).png
Fake Valiant Statue (New Leaf).png
If it has bat wings, it is fake. If it has feathery angel wings, it is genuine.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 LethalLink99, A FAQ/Walkthrough for Animal Crossing: Wild World For the Nintendo DS (Ver. 4.10), GameFAQs , Published: May 7, 2009
  2. Liquefy, A FAQ for Oide yo Doubutsu no Mori or All Come to Animal Forest (Ver. DD), GameFAQs , Published: Jul. 11, 2009
  3. 3.0 3.1 Liquefy, A FAQ for Machi e Ikouyo Doubutsu no Mori or Let's Go to the City Animal Forest (Ver. L), GameFAQs , Published: Jul. 11, 2009
  4. Liquefy, A Specialized FAQ for Doubutsu no Mori + or Animal Forest + Item List (Ver. C), GameFAQs , Published: Jul. 11, 2007
  5. 5.0 5.1 Liquefy, A Specialized FAQ for Animal Crossing: City Folk Item List (Ver. H), GameFAQs , Published: Jul. 4, 2009
  6. "Crazy Redd is offering both the Flowery Painting (which is always authentic) and the Wistful Painting (which has a blue hat, hence it is authentic)." — Sillysnakesstudios - SSS, ACNL: Crazy Redd has something "crazy" and a new look at my newest resident!, YouTube , Published: Oct. 1, 2013
  7. "I've had Redd come in and all his paintings/statues were fake before so it can't be impossible. It's only ever happened once though. I looked over all the real/fake pictures online dozens of times to make sure that I wasn't just missing something. But I wasn't. Every single piece of art he had that day was fake." — Officer Berri, Thread: Redd's Art All Fakes?, The Bell Tree Forums , Published: Oct. 30, 2013
  8. 8.0 8.1 Liquefy, A FAQ for Tobidase Doubutsu no Mori or Jump Out Animal Forest (Ver. R), GameFAQs , Published: Sep. 1, 2015