Empty can (New Horizons)

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Empty Can NH Inv Icon.png Empty can Type of other item
Empty can
Buy price Sell price
Not for sale  10 Bells
Obtain via  Fishing (Small fish)
Stack 1
Variations
None
In other games
Animal Crossing (empty can)
Wild World (empty can)
Names in other languages
 あきカン
 空罐
 boîte vide
 chatarra
 lattina vuota
 консервная банка
 빈 통조림 캔
 空罐
 boîte vide
 chatarra
 Dose
 leeg blikje
"I caught an empty can! Aren't you supposed to catch the fish before you can it?"
Player, Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The empty can is a crafting material in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and is considered one of the various trash items alongside the Boot, Old Tire, Spoiled Turnips, Used Fountain Firework, and any lost items. As a trash item, it is penalized by the Happy Home Academy if inside a house.

The empty can can be obtained by fishing a small fish shadow. It sells for  10 Bells when sold to Nook's Cranny.

In Happy Home Paradise, this item is unlocked for use in designing when doing a vacation home request for Ace, Bonbon, Harry, Rocco, and Shep.

Use in crafting

The empty can is used as a crafting material in the DIY recipes for the following items:

Recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

# Item Image Type Buy price Available from Materials
163 Recycled-can thumb piano recycled-can thumb piano Furniture Not for sale  Fishing
Empty can
Wood
Iron nugget
166 Trash bags trash bags Furniture Not for sale  Fishing
Empty can
Boot
Old tire
167 Garbage-heap wall garbage-heap wall Interior Not for sale  Fishing
Empty can
Boot
Old tire
168 Garbage-heap flooring garbage-heap flooring Interior Not for sale  Fishing
Empty can
Boot
Old tire
310 Succulent plant succulent plant Furniture Not for sale  Fishing
10× Clump of weeds
Empty can
Includes data sourced from the Data Spreadsheet for Animal Crossing New Horizons, compiled and edited by 6480, noizhub, Ricky, chaiinchomp, saberslime, robotic_scarab, mollumisc, sunmarsh, kyrokey, obstinateRixatrix, jackiwi, Zalex, SuperHamster, kait, hyuum, Azarro, Czarcasm, cinnamon_swirlix, astronomyfortwo, Welcius, glowtopia, BriKun, Alyrei, dodocodes.com, StevieCoops, sneeze, Shiny190, TwistedPeach, LavaToaster, capstone, vmario, rocklamp, Alexis, Aeon, and PanchamBro.

Total empty cans needed to craft all available items: 7.

References