Nintendo bench (Animal Crossing)

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Type of furniture Nintendo bench #501[nb 1]
Nintendo bench
Buy price Sell price
Not for sale  30 Bells
2.0 x 1.0  2 × 1
Obtain via:
 Secret code (Nintendo website)
Obtain via:
 Secret code (published in Tips & Tricks)
Obtain via:
HRA points 1000
HRA penalty if facing wall Unknown
Feng shui None
In other games
Wild World (Nintendo bench)
New Leaf (Nintendo bench)
New Horizons (plastic bench)
Names in other languages
 banc Nintendo
 banco Nintendo
 panca Nintendo

The Nintendo bench is a furniture item in Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, and Doubutsu no Mori e+. The player can sit on this item.

The Nintendo bench can be obtained after providing an officially released secret code, which for Doubutsu no Mori+ was published on the Nintendo website[1] and for Animal Crossing in issue 100 (June 2003) of Tips and Tricks magazine.[2]

In Doubutsu no Mori e+, the Nintendo bench never had a code released, making it unobtainable by official means. If the player carried over their data from Doubutsu no Mori+, it appears in the catalog but is not for sale. Using the secret code from Doubutsu no Mori+ will result in either the shop sign, decorative plate, or Tom Nook's autograph card.

The item does not have any color for the purpose of fêng shui.

No villagers have this item in their home.

Secret codes

In Animal Crossing, the code for the Nintendo bench is


It may be redeemed by sending it in a letter to a villager or telling it to Tom Nook.

In Doubutsu no Mori+, the code is


It must be mailed to a villager.

Version differences

The Nintendo bench in Doubutsu no Mori+ and Doubutsu no Mori e+

In Doubutsu no Mori+ and Doubutsu no Mori e+, the Nintendo bench has Nintendo written out in Japanese rather than their logo, and the URL is aligned to the left and is that of Nintendo's Japanese website ( rather than their North American one (

In other games


  1. Animal Crossing catalog number; #540 in Doubutsu no Mori+; #578 in Doubutsu no Mori e+


  1. Nintendo. "「にんてんどうベンチ」のあいことばは…". Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  2. "If you've entered the code correctly, Nook will hand over the very rare Nintendo bench! It's a blue bench with the Nintendo logo and the address for Nintendo's web site painted on it. If you're a Nintendo fan, you'll be proud to display the Nintendo bench along with the other Nintendo-related items in your home. Our thanks to Nintendo for providing us with this very special password."Tips & Tricks staff (June 2003). Tips & Tricks (#100), page 44. Larry Flynt Publications.