Golden shovel (Animal Crossing)

From Nookipedia, the Animal Crossing wiki
Type of tool Golden shovel #59[nb 1]
Golden shovel
Buy price Sell price
Not for sale Cannot be sold
Obtain via
golden tree (after burying a Shovel in a shining spot; shaking)
Type Shovel
HRA points -1
In other games
New Horizons (golden shovel)
Names in other languages
 pala d'oro
 pelle dorée
 pala de oro

The golden shovel is a tool item in Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, and Doubutsu no Mori e+. Unlike the normal shovel, the golden shovel can randomly dig up  100 Bells. The golden shovel is also capable of planting money trees, which normal shovels cannot do.

The golden shovel can be obtained by burying a normal shovel in a shining spot. This will plant a golden tree. When fully grown, the player can shake the golden tree and the golden shovel will fall out. The golden shovel cannot be sold.


  1. Animal Crossing catalog number; #59 in Doubutsu no Mori+; #59 in Doubutsu no Mori e+