Grab bag (Animal Crossing)

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Grab bag
Buy price Sell price
 Varies Bells  Varies Bells
Obtain via:
 Tom Nook's store (Jan. 1-3)
 Nintendo (Controller Pak Bundle)
Obtain via:
 Tom Nook's store (Jan. 1-3)
 Nintendo (Memory Card 59 Bundle)
Obtain via:
Obtain via:
Names in other languages
 bolsa sorpresa
 borsa sorpresa

Grab bags are an item in every first-generation Animal Crossing game. They are based on the Japanese tradition of fukubukuro (福袋, lucky bags). They feature the kanji 大入 (ōiri), a reference to the practice of ōiribukuro (大入袋) where bags with the kanji on them are filled with money and given to performers when a performance has a full crowd.[1] In Dòngwù Sēnlín, grab bags have a different texture, likely to avoid confusion with the Japanese kanji.

Obtaining and usage

Grab bags can be opened to reveal three items as long as the player has enough inventory space. There are two types of grab bags:

The first type of grab bag is obtained from Tom Nook's store, on special events where it will replace all non-furniture items. In Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+, these grab bags are sold the first three days of the year (January 1 - 3) as with the typical fukubukuro tradition. In Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+, they are instead sold on Sale Day. These grab bags each contain three items, which can be furniture, clothing, wallpaper, carpet, or a pinwheel. The former four item types have a 25% chance of appearing in a grab bag and can appear multiple times in the same bag,[nb 1] while a pinwheel has a 50% chance of appearing instead of one of the other items and can only appear once in a single bag. Their price is equivalent to the current year.[nb 2]

The second type of grab bag is attached to a letter from the development team, received as a special bonus from certain hardware add-ons. In Doubutsu no Mori, it was given with the Controller Pak bundle of the game; in Doubutsu no Mori+ and Animal Crossing, it is given contained in the "Special Data" Memory Card 59 that was included with the game; in Doubutsu no Mori e+, it is simply given when the player moves in. This grab bag always contains "K.K. Love Song (or "K.K. Lullaby" in Doubutsu no Mori e+) and two random "common" NES games.



  1. The furniture, clothing, wallpaper, and carpets obtained from grab bags are always from the town's rare item group.
  2. For example, if it is 2024, a grab bag will cost  2,024 Bells.