Mailbox (Animal Crossing)

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Type of furniture Mailbox #506[nb 1]
Buy price Sell price
Not for sale  1,000 Bells
1.0 x 1.0  1 × 1
Obtain via
 Post office (save 100,000,000 Bells)
HRA points 1111
HRA penalty if facing wall Unknown
Feng shui
Names in other languages
 buca da lettere
 boîte à lettres

The mailbox is a furniture item in Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, and Doubutsu no Mori e+.

The mailbox can be obtained in a letter from the post office after the player saves 100,000,000 Bells. This item can only be obtained once per player. For the purpose of fêng shui, its color is special. This item is lucky, meaning it gives a 777-point Happy Room Academy bonus when placed in the player's house.

No villagers have this item in their home.

Version differences

The mailbox in Doubutsu no Mori+

In Doubutsu no Mori+, the mailbox has a more traditionally Japanese design. Doubutsu no Mori e+ retains the design from Animal Crossing.

Leftover dummy item

The dummy model used by unused items in Animal Crossing.

In Animal Crossing, in addition to the redesigned mailbox present in the final game, the original mailbox from Doubutsu no Mori+ is still leftover in the game data as a dummy item, unobtainable without gameplay modification or glitches. It has the unused name "post box" and uses the dummy model, a white triangle with red Japanese text reading ダミー (damī, dummy). Its name was also translated to other languages in the European version of Animal Crossing, with the name "casilla postal" in Spanish, "boîte à lettres" in French, "Briefkasten" in German, and "cassetta lettere" in Italian.

The item remains unused in Doubutsu no Mori e+, where, as with all dummy items in that game, its name appears as "かぐ?" (kagu?, furniture?) in the player's inventory. However, when dropped on the ground outside, its name from Doubutsu no Mori+ is shown. The item appears as the same dummy model but cannot be placed down in the player's house if in their inventory.



  1. Animal Crossing catalog number; #485 in Doubutsu no Mori+; #556 in Doubutsu no Mori e+