Flimsy shovel (New Horizons)
|Buy price||Sell price|
| 800 Bells
|Obtain via|| Nook's Cranny (Available after unlocking the shovel in the story)|
Wilbur (On Mystery Islands)
|Recipe|| 5× Hardwood|
|Recipe obtained via|| Blathers|
|Customize||No customization options.|
Names in other languages
The flimsy shovel is a tool item in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. As a shovel, the player can dig holes, fill holes, and bury or plant items. The player will use this item for 40 times whenever the player digs up a fossil, plant, or buried item, hits a rock for items (the item will break once the rock produces no more items) or after eating a food item, digs up a tree or breaks a rock. The flimsy shovel cannot be used on any players' islands unless they are marked as a Best Friend.
The flimsy shovel can be obtained from either Nook's Cranny after unlocking the shovel in the story for 800 Bells, from Wilbur on Mystery Islands for 100 Nook Miles, or from crafting, which requires 5× hardwood. The recipe for this item can be obtained from either Blathers or Nook's Cranny for 280 Bells.
In Happy Home Paradise, no villagers or facility unlock this item for designing. It can only be used once the player's DIY catalog is unlocked after completing the 15th vacation home.
Use in crafting
The flimsy shovel 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|
|7||Shovel||Tools||3,000 Nook Miles|| Pretty Good Tools Recipes
|| 1× Flimsy shovel|
1× Iron nugget
|177||Brick well||Furniture||2,000 Nook Miles|| Nook Stop
|| 8× Clay|
1× Flimsy shovel
|197||Simple well||Furniture||2,000 Nook Miles|| Nook Stop
|| 15× Stone|
1× Flimsy shovel
Total flimsy shovels needed to craft all available items: 3.
Icon in DIY Recipes app
- Includes data sourced from the ACNH Spreadsheet project (Spreadsheet - Translations)