Golden tool

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Golden tools are upgraded versions of tools found in the Animal Crossing series. Each tool is better than the regular tools and silver tools, but are harder to obtain. Tools that can be found golden include the axe, fishing rod, net, shovel, slingshot, and watering can.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, golden tools are breakable, unlike previous games. However, they are significantly more durable than regular or flimsy tools. Golden tools are made via DIY, with each requiring the regular version of said tool and a single gold nugget in order to craft them.

List of golden tools[edit]

Golden axe[edit]

Main article: Item:Golden axe (Animal Crossing)
Main article: Item:Golden axe (New Horizons)

The golden axe is a tool that compared to the regular axe is unbreakable, except in New Horizons. In Doubutsu no Mori+, the player can interact with the shrine after maintaining perfect town status for 15 days. In Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+, by talking to Farley near the wishing well under the same conditions as Doubutsu no Mori+.

In Wild World, the golden axe can be obtained through a trading sequence.

In City Folk, the player has to throw their axe into the town's fountain in order to summon Serena, who has a chance to give the player the golden axe.

In New Leaf, the golden axe can be obtained from Leif after purchasing 50 saplings from his store. The golden axe is faster to use than the regular axe, and can occasionally leave special stump designs when chopping down trees.

In New Horizons, once the player breaks 100 axes in total, they will automatically learn the golden axe recipe. The recipe requires one axe and one gold nugget. The golden axe can be used 200 times to hit trees or rocks for materials (though it will not break while the rock still produces materials). Similar to other axe items in the game, it cannot be used on other players' islands unless they are marked as a Best Friend.

Golden rod[edit]

Main article: Item:Golden rod (Animal Crossing)
Main article: Item:Golden rod (New Horizons)

The golden rod is a tool that compared to the regular fishing rod is better at catching fish. In Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, and Doubutsu no Mori e+, the golden rod can be obtained from Tortimer the next day after catching every fish.

In Wild World and City Folk, the golden rod will be mailed to the player by Tortimer the next day after catching every fish.

In New Leaf, the golden rod can be obtained from Chip during a Fishing Tourney after catching every fish.

In New Horizons, the golden rod recipe will be mailed to the player by the Farway Museum after catching every fish. The recipe requires one fishing rod and one gold nugget. The golden rod can be used 90 times to catch fish.

Golden net[edit]

Main article: Item:Golden net (Animal Crossing)
Main article: Item:Golden net (New Horizons)

The golden net is a tool that compared to the regular net is better at catching bugs. In Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, and Doubutsu no Mori e+, the golden net can be obtained from Tortimer the next day after catching every bug.

In Wild World and City Folk, the golden net will be mailed to the player by Tortimer the next day after catching every bug.

In New Leaf, the golden net can be obtained from Nat during a Bug-Off after catching every bug.

In New Horizons, the golden net recipe will be mailed to the player by the Farway Museum after catching every bug. The recipe requires one net and one gold nugget. The golden net can be used 90 times to catch bugs.

Golden shovel[edit]

Main article: Item:Golden shovel (Animal Crossing)
Main article: Item:Golden shovel (New Horizons)

The golden shovel is a tool that compared to the regular shovel can be used to plant money trees, except in New Horizons. In Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, and Doubutsu no Mori e+, the golden shovel can be obtained after burying the shovel in a shining spot. This plants a golden tree, which when fully grown, the player can shake the golden tree to pull out a golden shovel. The golden shovel in these games can dig up  100 Bells randomly.

In Wild World, the golden shovel can be obtained by burying a shovel and later digging it up after three days.

In City Folk, the golden shovel can be obtained by burying a shovel and digging it up the next day.

In New Leaf, the golden shovel can be obtained from Leif after purchasing 50 Fertilizer from his store.

In New Horizons, the golden shovel recipe will be mailed to the player by Gulliver after completing his communicator part sidequest 30 times. The recipe requires one shovel and one gold nugget. The golden shovel can be used 200 times to hit trees or rocks for materials (though it will not break while the rock still produces materials). Similar to other shovel items in the game, it cannot be used on other players' islands unless they are marked as a Best Friend.

Golden slingshot[edit]

Main article: Item:Golden slingshot (New Horizons)

The golden slingshot is a tool that compared to the regular slingshot can fire three pellets on balloons, except in New Horizons. In Wild World, the golden slingshot can be obtained from a golden balloon that the player has to shoot down. This golden balloon only appears after shooting down 14 balloons.

In City Folk and New Leaf, the golden slingshot can be obtained from triple golden balloons that the player has to shoot down. These triple golden balloons only appears after shooting down 16 balloons.

In New Horizons, the golden slingshot recipe can be obtained from a golden balloon that the player has to shoot down. This golden balloon only appears after shooting down 300 balloons. The recipe requires one slingshot and one gold nugget. The golden slingshot can be used 60 times to pop balloons.

Golden watering can[edit]

Main article: Item:Golden watering can (New Horizons)

The golden watering can (called golden can prior to New Horizons) is a tool that compared to the regular watering can can spawn golden roses and exclusively in New Leaf and New Horizons has a better range for watering flowers. In Wild World, the golden can can be obtained from Pelly or Phyllis after maintaining perfect town status for 15 days.

In City Folk, the golden can can be obtained from Tortimer after maintaining perfect town status for 15 days.

In New Leaf, the golden can can be obtained from Isabelle after maintaining perfect town status for 15 days.

In New Horizons, the golden watering can recipe can be obtained from Isabelle after obtaining perfect island status. The golden watering can can be used 180 times to water tiles, including tiles that have either flowers, weeds, or produce occupying the space.