Autumn Moon

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Autumn Moon
Autumn Moon NL.jpg
The Autumn Moon in New Leaf
Occurrence
15th day of the 8th lunar month
(see recurrence)
Time All day[nb 1]
Host Tortimer[nb 2]
Isabelle[nb 3]
Main appearances
Not to be confused with the Harvest Festival.

The Autumn Moon (known as the Harvest Moon Festival prior to Animal Crossing: City Folk) is an event the Animal Crossing series that occurs in either September or October.

The date of this event varies each year, as it occurs on the date of the full moon closest to the September Equinox.

Appearances[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori, during the Harvest Moon, the moon's reflection can be seen in the lake while villager stand and watch.

In Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

Like in Doubutsu no Mori, during the Harvest Moon in Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+, the moon's reflection can be seen in the lake while villager stand and watch. Tortimer also appears by the lake and gives the player a Moon if spoken to. In the original Japanese release, he instead gives the player a Tsukimi Dango.

In Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

Tortimer celebrating the Autumn Moon in City Folk.

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, the Autumn Moon festival varies depending on the player's (or current host's) region. In the North American and European versions of the game, it is referred to as the Autumn Moon, while in the Japanese version, the event is referred to as Tsukimi (お月見 Otsukimi?).

Tortimer can be seen near the Town Hall from 6 AM to 12 AM. He will give the player a gift that is different for each region.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Isabelle is present in the Plaza from 6 AM to 12 AM, and she will give the player a gift that is different for each region. The standee in the plaza is also different between regions. In Japanese versions, it is a table with dango on that is being overlooked by a mountain and a moon. In the North American version, it's a scarecrow in a farm field overlooking the Autumn Moon.

In the Japanese version, the event is referred to as Tsukimi (お月見 Otsukimi?), while the Korean version refers to it as Chuseok (추석 Chuseok).

Item list[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

Autumn Moon items in City Folk

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Color(s) Genre Size Info
Dango WinterLeaf.png - 888 Tortimer (Japan) White / Brown Trendy/Playful 1.0 x 1.0 -
Wheat Bundle WinterLeaf.png - - Tortimer (North America) - - 1.0 x 1.0 -
Veggie Basket WinterLeaf.png - 125 Tortimer (Europe) - - 1.0 x 1.0 -

In New Leaf[edit]

Autumn Moon items in New Leaf

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Color(s) HHA Theme Style Size Info Customize
Dango Dango HHD Icon.png - 888 Isabelle (Japan) Brown / White Harmonious Iconic 1.0 x 1.0 - No
Songpyeon Songpyeon HHD Icon.png - 300 Isabelle (Korea) Red / Colorful Harmonious Iconic 1.0 x 1.0 - No
Wheat Bundle Wheat Bundle HHD Icon.png - 125 Isabelle (North America) Brown (x2) Rustic Iconic 1.0 x 1.0 - No
Veggie Basket Veggie Basket HHD Icon.png - 125 Isabelle (Europe) Colorful / Brown - Basic 1.0 x 1.0 - No

Recurrence[edit]

The following dates are for North American and European versions. Tsukimi and Chuseok will fall either on the same day, a day earlier, or a day later.

Recurrence

September 9, 2014
September 28, 2015
September 16, 2016
October 5, 2017
September 25, 2018
September 14, 2019
October 1, 2020
September 20, 2021
September 10, 2022
September 28, 2023

Notes[edit]

  1. Moon only visible from 6:00 PM — 12:00 AM
  2. In Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori e+, and City Folk
  3. In New Leaf only


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