Guide:Lovely Phone

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The Lovely Phone, うらないテレフォン, Uranai Telefon (fortune-telling phone) first appeared in Doubutsu no Mori+ and was one of the many enhancements featured in the second game of the franchise. Leaping from the franchise's debut on the N64 console to another game for the three month-old GameCube console, with only eight months between the two games, Nintendo touted the newly added features of DnM+.

The Lovely Phone has appeared in every Animal Crossing series title afterwards, including Happy Home Designer. It is possibly not included in amiibo Festival. In each game, with the exception of Happy Home Designer, the Lovely Phone is the only phone that can be activated to give players messages.

In Doubutsu no Mori+, Tortimer reminds players to call their mother by handing out a Lovely Phone on Mother's Day. In this title, the Lovely Phone's messages are random and change each time the phone is called, even on the same day. According to the Shogakukan manual for DnM+ (pg. 119) the Lovely Phone is not a Lucky Item in DnM+. In the Nintendo Dream manual for DnM+ (pg. 70) the Lovely Phone is not an SP (Special Item) in DnM+. The Futabasha manual for DnM+ (pg. 56) does not list the Lovely Phone with the other Lucky Items for DnM+.

In Doubutsu no Mori e+ and Animal Crossing:Population Growing, the Lovely Phone is also a gift from Tortimer on Mother's Day. The Lovely Phone's messages are random and change each time the phone is called, even on the same day, in these titles as well. According to the Nintendo Power guide for the North American game, Population Growing, the Lovely Phone is not a Lucky Item (pg. 53). The Lovely Phone's status is currently unknown for DnM E+. In the Famitsu/Enter Brain manual for DnM E+ (pg. 158) the Lovely Phone is shown with a "happy face" icon. In the Nintendo Dream manual for DnM E+ (pg. 93) the Lovely Phone is shown with a "glowing star" icon.

In Wild World and City Folk, the Lovely Phone is a thank you gift, mailed to the player's home after successfully reuniting Katie and Kaitlin. Nintendo discontinued WiFi communication for these two titles. The Lovely Phone should still be available via DS to DS communication for Wild World. In City Folk, the Lovely Phone is now only available from a game-save-edit file. As in previous titles, the Lovely Phone's messages are random in Wild World and City Folk, changing each time the phone is called, even during the same day. The Lovely Phone is a Lucky Item in these two titles. In the Nintendo Power guide for Wild World, the Lovely Phone is included with a list of Lucky Items on page 56. In the Prima guide for City Folk, the Lovely Phone is listed as a Lucky Item on page 134.

In Happy Home Designer, the Lovely Phone gives the same messages as in New Leaf - Welcome Amiibo, but does not tell a Daily Luck Item to wear.

In Amiibo Fesitval, the Lovely Phone has not yet been observed.

The Lovely Phone in New Leaf-Welcome Amiibo is an important part of a complicated mini-game involving unlocking higher levels of in-game experiences. On every game cartridge of New Leaf-Welcome Amiibo, each day, the messages given by the Lovely Phone are identical for each different type of 24 the different possible humans. There are 24 different human programs, based on TPC color and Astrological sign.

In New Leaf-Welcome amiibo, the Lovely Phone's messages are not random and provide players with extremely useful information about which Daily Luck program is influencing their in-game experiences each day; it is a prize won from Redd's booth during the August Fireworks shows in Welcome amiibo.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo[edit]

Katrina and the Lovely Phone are the only two sources that report which of the Five Daily Luck Programs are influencing players' gameplay each day.

There are twenty-four different human fortune programs, based on TPC color and Astrological Sign. Isabelle asks for the player's birthday shortly after they arrive to town and it is only after she has this information that she can issue a TPC card for the player and game progress can be saved.

Note that the 5 Daily Luck programs are influencing gameplay even if the Lovely Phone and Katrina are not consulted. There are five topics of luck, each with three levels:

Good Luck: The highest programming level, unlocked when the Daily Lucky Item or a Katrina hat is worn.

Middle Luck: The level that most players experience because they have no knowledge of this programming. When no Daily Lucky Item or Katrina hat is worn on the frequently issued Good Luck program days, the player experiences Middle Luck. Also, when a Bad Luck day has been issued and the human is successfully wearing the Daily Lucky Item or Katrina hat, the Bad Luck will be reduced to a Middle Luck day.

Bad Luck: The lowest programming level, which is issued infrequently and most easily noticed when paired with a Physical Luck day, which causes tripping and falling to take place.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf programming includes a 'luck' system that determines money, item, and other outcomes for that day. For example, a Good Money Luck day will increase the amount of money that villagers and the money rock give. A Bad Physical Luck day cause the player to trip and fall. The falling feature in New Leaf has confused many players; it is the most easily noticed feature of a Bad Luck day program.

The Daily Luck program of each player changes at 12 am, making it different than many other aspects of the game, which refresh daily at 6 am.

When the Fortune Shop opens, and the player visits on a day that their TPC color and Astrological sign has been issued a Bad Luck program for the day, Katrina will offer them a Celebration Hat or Tingle Hood (from the Legend of Zelda series) for 10,000 bells that removes the effects of bad luck.

The two Katrina hats give all TPC card color and Astrological signs the highest level of gameplay possible, each day. The Katrina hats are the equal of wearing the Daily Lucky Item that Katrina or the Lovely Phone report for unlocking the highest level of gameplay experiences, each day.

The two Katrina hats are re-orderable at the Nookling Stores and much lower in price than when they are initially purchased.

The Five Daily Luck Program Topics[edit]

Each of the five topics have three levels: Good, Medium and Bad Luck.

Players activate the highest levels of in-game experiences by wearing the item reported by Katrina and the Lovely Phone each day.

The two Katrina hats will also activate the highest levels of in-game experiences, for all 24 possible human luck matrix options, everyday.

There is also a Medium Luck level, which most players will experience on most days, because most players are unaware of the items that will activate the highest levels of in-game experiences until they obtain a Lovely Phone or Katrina opens a franchise shop in town.

Players activate the medium level of luck when they do not wear their Daily Lucky Item or Katrina hat on a day with a Good Luck program.

Also, players activate the medium level of luck when they wear their Daily Lucky Item or Katrina hat on a day with a Bad Luck program.

The following list was translated from a Japanese game guide. It does not give all the phenomenon that occur for each luck program, instead leaving some experiences to be newly discovered by players.

Luck in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome Amiibo[edit]

Money Luck - Good Luck Level: When players are wearing their Daily Luck Item or a Katrina hat, they are playing at this level.

Trees drop 200 bells instead of 100

The money rock drops 200, 300, 500, 1000, 2000, 4000, 8000, and 16000 bells

Villagers give you more money

Money Luck - Bad Luck Level: When players are not wearing their Daily Luck Item or a Katrina hat, they are playing at this level.

Trees drop fewer than 100 bells

The money rock drops 100, 100, 200, 300, 500, 1000, 2000, and 4000 bells

Villagers give you less money

Friendship Luck - Good Luck Level: When players are wearing their Daily Luck Item or a Katrina hat, they are playing at this level.

It's easier to increase friendship with same-sex villagers

Special conversations with same-sex villagers are more likely

[Speaking with same-sex animal neighbors on this type of day, while wearing DLI or KH, will add points to your relationship. They will be less likely to move away.]

Friendship Luck - Bad Luck Level:

Special conversations with same-sex villagers are less likely

It's harder to increase friendship with same-sex villagers

[Speaking with same-sex animal neighbors on this type of day, while wearing DLI or KH, will reduce points to your relationship. They will be more likely to move away.]

Love Luck - Good Luck Level: When players are wearing their Daily Luck Item or a Katrina hat, they are playing at this level.

It's easier to increase friendship with opposite-sex villagers

Special conversations with opposite-sex villagers are more likely

[Speaking with opposite-sex animal neighbors on this type of day, while wearing DLI or KH, will add points to your relationship. They will be less likely to move away.]

Love Luck - Bad Luck Level:

It's harder to increase friendship with opposite-sex villagers

Special conversations with opposite-sex villagers are less likely

[Speaking with opposite-sex animal neighbors on this type of day, while wearing DLI or KH, will reduce points to your relationship. They will be more likely to move away.]

Item Luck - Good Luck Level: When players are wearing their Daily Luck Item or a Katrina hat, they are playing at this level.

More likely to get Saharah-exclusive items

More likely to get new items from item giveaways (Easter, Fireworks Festival, Snowman, Fortune Cookies, etc.)

More new seashells appear on the beach

Villagers more likely to offer something for sale

More likely to get rare items in Leif's weeding mini-game

Item Luck- Bad Luck Level:

Less likely to get Saharah-exclusive items

Less likely to get new items from item giveaways (Easter, Fireworks Festival, Snowman, Fortune Cookies, etc.)

Fewer new seashells appear on the beach

Villagers less likely to offer something for sale

Sitting in a chair will make a sound

Physical Luck - Good Luck Level: When players are wearing their Daily Luck Item or a Katrina hat, they are playing at this level.

Encounter fewer jellyfish

Bees move more slowly so are easier to avoid

Fewer mosquito bites

Physical Luck - Bad Luck Level:

Encounter more jellyfish

Bees move more quickly so are harder to avoid

You will often trip and fall while running

(Source: Thonky.com "Why Do I Keep Tripping? Luck in AC:NL"

Lovely Phone Poems[edit]

The Lovely Phone is one of two sources that inform players about which Daily Luck program is influencing in-game experiences for the day; the other is Katrina.

This list is still a work-in-progress. Do not change the format below until all the poems have been collected. The poems are listed in this order for a reason and will be re-formatted when all possible poems have been collected.

The following poems have been cross-referenced with a visit to Katrina to verify their meanings. In most cases, the specific words used by Katrina are included:

  1. Disaster on relationships program: Your natural passion causes you to show your claws! Avoid trouble when you can, and stay relaxed!
  2. Good friendships program: Don't hold it all in! Sharing your concerns with friends may bring you closer together!
  3. Good love program: By opening up your strike zone by one inch, you open yourself up to many new opportunities for love.
  4. Disaster on health program: Your health luck is on a downturn. Be careful not to put too much soap in your bubble bath today!
  5. Good wealth program: Your luck in spending money has improved! Earning points with friends and neighbors will help!
  6. Good items program: You may finally find that thing you've been looking for! If it's not in the fridge, check the freezer!
  7. Good health program: How about taking the stairs from time to time? The key is to take life one step at a time.
  8. Good friendships program: If you need to apologize, now may be a good time! Don't be stubborn! Openness will be your ally today!
  9. Disasters and broken hearts program: Take a moment when you get upset. Speaking in anger will only yield undesirable results by day's end.
  10. Good love program: Your physical appeal is on the rise! Someone who loves your cute face may soon enter the picture!
  11. Good wealth program: It's a great day to start saving! If you're saving in your dresser, the second drawer is your best choice!
  12. Good items program: You may finally get that thing you've been waiting for! The secret to happiness is staying positive!
  13. Good health program: You might have so much energy that you burst into dance! Be sure to let this side of you flourish more often!
  14. Disaster on wallet program: You might spill some change by forgetting to close your wallet. Be sure to keep an eye on it!
  15. Good friendship program: If you want someone to love you, be honest about who you are. Show them your true self today!
  16. Good health program: If you find a hill, why don't you climb it? Increase your luck as you increase your altitude!
  17. Good wealth program: Biting into a kiwi while facing west by southwest may improve your financial luck today!
  18. Disaster on health program: Sometimes everybody needs time to rest. Treat yourself to a day without worry or stress to recover.
  19. Good love program: A fateful encounter may just await you on your path today. Don't look down at your phone - look ahead!
  20. Good love program: The mall holds many opportunities for romantic meetings. Don't avoid it just because of the crowds!
  21. Good friendship program: Listen to the advice of your elders! There's a reason for their longevity and it's not just because of luck!
  22. Good items program: If you really want something, get up the courage and grab it! The spoils always go to the victor!
  23. Good health program: Your health luck is now on the rise! Participate in this weekend's (one of 45 sport options) tournament! Note: the sport option will change each time you call, even within the same day. Sport options include: curling, wrestling, canoeing, snowboarding, baseball, badminton, snooker, football, ice skating, roller skating, jujitsu, golf, power lifting, softball, rugby, bocce, body building, surfing, step aerobics, arm wrestling, cricket, table tennis, muay Thai, racquetball, hockey, wrestling, skiing, swimming, soccer, volleyball, kung fu, tap dancing, water skiing, dodgeball, rock climbing, bowling, basketball, hot yoga, hula dancing, skateboarding, capoeira, boxing, tennis, archery, karate...
  24. Good wealth program: Your financial luck may be at its peak! To the left of the front door is a good place for a gold luck cat!
  25. Disaster on health program: Something simple like stomach crunches may feel like a chore. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!
  26. Disaster on wallet program: You might end up spending money frivolously because you're trying to impress someone. Don't be fooled!
  27. Good friendship: A new acquaintance may bring good things! How about stopping at that corner café you've been eyeing?
  28. Good items: Your favorite artist may announce a new single! If you're going to a live show, preparation is key!
  29. Disaster and broken hearts: Be wary of curfews when on a date. Breaking the rules can cause big problems for more than just you!
  30. Good health: Ever trained in an indoor pool? If provides high resistance but low impact on your muscles!
  31. Good friendship: Singing loud and proud may bring happiness! Who knows, it may even bring a talent scout to your door!
  32. Good health: If you want to build stamina, how about some early-morning training to K.K. (random K.K. tune)?
  33. Good love: That special someone will appear before your eyes! If you're going out, be sure to look your best!
  34. Good items: Your shopping luck is high! If you're going to a sale, remember to warm up and stretch before going in!
  35. Disaster and broken hearts: There's a storm brewing in your love life! If you sense tension, you would be wise to back off a little.
  36. Disaster and broken hearts: Beware the love letter written late at night. Always reread it once in the morning before sending it off!
  37. Good health: Sports may just be your new thing! Remember though, you have to stick with it if you plan to get anywhere!
  38. Good friendship: Overhauling your look may have positive results! Expect a popularity boost on account of your new look!
  39. Good love: You're suddenly very lucky in love! Throw it in top gear and speed down the road to great happiness!
  40. Good items: A surprise present may await you. Just act super surprised and excited to make everyone involved happy!
  41. Disaster on wallet: Your spending money is in jeopardy! If you see something in the store, hold off on purchasing until later.
  42. Disaster on relationships: You might want to transform, but that's just fleeing reality. Time to take a good, hard look at yourself!
  43. Good love: The aquarium might be a better date spot than a farm! Sushi will benefit you over corn today!
  44. Disaster on relationships: Try to avoid rushing around because you're late all the time. It's best to give yourself time to enjoy life!
  45. Disaster on items: You might be saving too much junk in your house! Clean up before your floor finally gives out!
  46. Good wealth: If Joan appeared in your dream, you should buy turnips tomorrow! Go to bed early! Don't miss out! [Given on a Saturday]
  47. Disaster on relationships: Don't poke your nose in where it doesn't belong! You might learn something you didn't want to.
  48. Good wealth: Increased income surely expected! The coins sitting in your wallet may soon summon their friends!
  49. Disasters and broken hearts: Just because you get along doesn't mean you should cling together! Everything has a time and a place!
  50. Disaster on wallet: Your financial fortune may be in a downturn...Think about saving and not so much about spending!
  51. Disaster on health: Stress may cause you to overeat. Be sure to take a long walk after a large meal instead of napping.
  52. Disasters and broken hearts: A strong rival may make themselves known! Don't forget who you are and get lost in the drama, though.
  53. Good items: Your eyes may pop when you see that in-store special! Just prepare yourself before setting foot inside!
  54. Disaster on items: You might not be able to get something the day it comes out. Don't be jealous. Be patient!
  55. Disaster on relationships: The words you speak may spread like wildfire! Words carry weight, so be careful where they're thrown!
  56. Disaster on wallet: You may be tempted to buy more than you need! Be careful to keep your impulse buying in check today!
  57. Disaster on items: Don't get down if debating whether or not to buy something costs you the item. Chalk it up to experience!
  58. Disaster on health: Your stress level is on the rise. A long walk or some singing may help you blow off steam.
  59. Disasters and broken hearts: "Am I bored?" If you ever ask that, maybe visit that one special spot. It may bring back loving feelings!
  60. Good wealth: The money monkey is smiling down. Rather than holding back, maybe you should smile back at him!
  61. Disaster on health: Too much restraint is dangerous! You have to release it on occasion to decompress and relieve stress.
  62. Disaster on items: Don't go out of control. If you set your standards too high, you may end up with nothing at all.
  63. Disaster on items: Your luck is on a downturn. Be prepared to lose something you worked so hard to obtain!
  64. Disaster on relationships: A sweet invitation may leave you sick later. Make sure you have all the information before giving in!
  65. Disaster on wallet: The money game is full of dangers. If you're going for turnips, be sure to remind yourself of the risk!
  66. Disaster on health: You might trip over yourself today. Don't forget to carry a bandage with you just in case!
  67. Disaster on items: Look out for clearance sales! You may end up buying something you'll really regret later on!
  68. Disaster on wallet: An unexpected bill may hit you hard on Monday! Tuck extra money away in your dresser to be safe!
  69. Disaster on items: If you're going to a sale, keep your eyes on the prize. Sales have a way of getting even the best of us!
  70. Disaster on relationships: Being fake may just hold you back. You need to be true to everyone, including yourself, in order to grow.

No other poems were observed.

Projection[edit]

This compilation of this list has been completed. The data collector will modify the presentation of the fortune/poems by alphabetical order, but most also conserve the present numbering system, as it matches the data in the Methods section.

The following projections were made during the collection of all the different Lovely Phone poems written into AC:NL-WA.

Projection One: Are there a total of 45 different poems from the Lovely Phone? There are 45 different sports included in Poem 23.

Answer: Additional poems were collected and this projection was incorrect.

Projection Two: Are there a total of 70 different poems from the Lovely Phone?

Answer: It appears to be correct that there are a total of 70 different fortune/poems possible from the Lovely Phone in AC:NL-WA.

The current list of identified poems can be grouped into the following categories:

Disaster on Relationships: 7 poems

Good Love: 7 poems

Good Wealth: 7 poems

Good Health: 7 poems

Disaster on Wallet: 7 poems

Good Friendship: 7 poems

Disaster on Health: 7 poems

Good Items: 7 poems

Disaster and Broken Hearts: 7 poems

Disaster on Items: 7 poems

The number 7 is considered lucky by many European/Western cultures.

No topic and level has more than 7 poems and it seems to be the capacity. Repeated poems were observed frequently. Poems tend to cluster together in number each day, with a few outlier numbers.

Method[edit]

This guide was compiled from March 07, 2017 to May 02, 2017, using nine separate AC-NL:WA towns, saved on nine separate game cartridges, each inside nine separate 2DS and 3DS consoles. At least one of each of the 24 different human luck programs in AC:NL-WA were represented, with several programs having several humans each. In AC:NL-WA, there are Daily Lucky Item programs for the 12 different humans with pink TPC cards and Daily Lucky Item programs for the 12 different humans with blue TPC cards, based on the birthdays and astrological signs of the human avatar (see the icon on the picture-side of the human avatar's TPC card, at the lower right). Each day, all 36 humans called their Lovely Phones and the fortunes were recorded into a notebook. For the final five days of gathering data, both the Lovely Phone poems and Daily Lucky Item wearable were recorded. Below is the data collected on those final five days. A discussion of the data presented in the final five days will follow:

Friday, April 28, 2017[edit]

Pink Card------------------Sign-----------Blue Card

Fortune and Item------------------------Fortune and Item

22 Men's Accessory-----Aries----------22 Official Top

26 Men's Bottoms-------Taurus--------26 Rock'n'roll Accessory

23 A Hat-----------------Gemini-----------23 Modern Top

20 Fishnet Tights-------Cancer---------20 V-striped Bottoms

24 Animal-print Top---------Leo----------24 Ornate Top

67 Some Pants----------Virgo----------67 Some Glasses

23 A Hat------------------Libra-----------23 Modern Top

55 Unisex Accessory--Scorpio--------55 Sporty Accessory

24 Animal-print Top--Sagittarius------24 Ornate Top

21 Some Glasses------Capricorn------21 Green Tartan Pants

22 Men's Accessory---Aquarius-------22 Official Top

21 Some Glasses------Pisces---------21 Green Tartan Pants

Saturday, April 29, 2017[edit]

Pink Card------------------Sign-------------Blue Card

Fortune and Item--------------------------Fortune and Item

44 Green Warm-up Pants-----Aries------44 Green Warm-up Pants

28 Animal-print Bottoms-------Taurus-----28 Plaid Bottoms

28 Animal-print Bottoms-------Gemini-------28 Plaid Bottoms

27 Candy Gingham Shirt------Cancer------27 T-shirt

30 Historical Top---------------Leo---------30 Blue Jacket

43 Official Bottoms------------Virgo--------43 Eight-ball Tee

58 Men's Accessory-------------Libra--------58 Some Socks

43 Official Bottoms------------Scorpio------43 Eight-ball Tee

46 Ornate Bottoms------------Sagittarius----46 Jockey Shirt

30 Historical Top--------------Capricorn------30 Blue Jacket

27 Candy Gingham Shirt--------Aquarius-----27 T-Shirt

46 Ornate Bottoms-------------Pisces-------46 Jockey Shirt

Sunday, April 30, 2017[edit]

Pink Card------------------Sign-------------Blue Card

Fortune and Item--------------------------Fortune and Item

31 Cute Bottoms-----Aries------31 A Cap

33 Argyle Top-------Taurus-----33 H-striped Top

31 Cute Bottoms-----Gemini-------31 A Cap

61 A Dress------------Cancer------61 Modern Accessory

60 A Hat-----------------Leo---------60 Some Shorts

60 A Hat----------------Virgo--------60 Some Shorts

69 Plaid Bottoms---------Libra--------69 T-shirt

34 A Dress--------------Scorpio------34 Ninja Shirt

32 Animal-print Dress----Sagittarius----32 Dotted Bottoms

64 Some Shorts----------Capricorn------64 Some Boots

32 Animal-print Dress----Aquarius-----32 Dotted Bottoms

34 A Dress-----------------Pisces-------34 Ninja Shirt


Monday, May 01, 2017[edit]

(Data has been collected and will be entered here.)

Tuesday, May 02, 2017[edit]

(Data has been collected and will be entered here.)

Discussion of Data for the Final Five Days[edit]

Each day, the Lovely Phone will report the same fortune/poem to humans with pink and blue TPC cards of the same astrological sign, but the Daily Lucky Item (DLI) will be different. Each day, some pink card humans will have the same DLI as each other and their fortune/poem will also be the same. Each day, some blue card humans will have the same DLI as each other and their fortune/poem will also be the same. It is possible for some pink card humans and some blue card humans to get the same DLI for a day (this was observed during a previous data collection period, from May 25, 2016 to June 23, 2016).

Other Sources[edit]

Five different Daily Luck topics, with two levels possible for each, are supported in other resources about AC:NL-WA.

According to the Shogakukan manual for AC:NL (pre-update) and Thonky.com, there are 5 different Daily Luck topics, with 2 levels for each.

There is an additional middle level that players experience when they do not wear the Daily Lucky Item or a Katrina hat on a Good Luck program day. This middle level is also experienced by players on a Bad Luck program day when they are wearing the Daily Lucky Item or a Katrina hat.

This page could use a change or two. To-do list: Edit this page & make some improvements!
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