Flimsy shovel (New Horizons)

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Flimsy shovel
Buy price Sell price
 800 Bells
 100 miles
 200 Bells
Obtain via  Nook's Cranny (Available after unlocking the shovel in the story)
 Wilbur (On Mystery Islands)
Stack 1
Recipe Hardwood
Recipe type Tools
Recipe obtained via  Blathers
 Nook's Cranny
Uses 40
Customize No customization options.
Names in other languages
 pelle rudimentaire
 pala endeble
 pala fragile
 непрочная лопата
 엉성한 삽
 pelle rudimentaire
 pala frágil
 breekbare schep

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 hardwood. The recipe for this item can be obtained from either Blathers or Nook's Cranny for  280 Bells.

The flimsy shovel is the weakest shovel in New Horizons, having only 40 uses before it breaks. Other shovels have 100 uses or, in the case of the golden shovel, 200 uses.

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 shovel Tools  3,000 Nook Miles  Pretty Good Tools Recipes
Flimsy shovel
Iron nugget
177 Brick well brick well Furniture  2,000 Nook Miles  Nook Stop
Flimsy shovel
197 Simple well simple well Furniture  2,000 Nook Miles  Nook Stop
15× Stone
Flimsy shovel
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 flimsy shovels needed to craft all available items: 3.