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A rock in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
See also: Money rock

Rocks are objects that have appeared in every Animal Crossing series game. There are usually five to ten rocks in a player's town, and the rocks can be a single rock or be in clumps of two. Depending on the season, hitting a rock with a Shovel or Axe may result in a pill bug, a centipede or a house centipede appearing; this is the only way of finding them. In winter, rocks can have snow on top, though the mechanics of rocks do not change; this does not apply to New Horizons.


Prior to New Leaf[edit]

A money rock in City Folk.

In Animal Crossing, Animal Crossing: Wild World, and Animal Crossing: City Folk, players can find a money rock around their town, which will produce Bells when hit with a shovel or an axe. The player can hit the rock for eight times before the rock can no longer produce Bells. In Animal Crossing, the rock will release up to 23,300 Bells as three sacks of 100, three sacks of 1,000, and two sacks of 10,000; in Animal Crossing: Wild World, the rock will release up to 8,500 Bells as sacks of 100, 200, 400, 800, 1,000, 2,000, 4,000; and in Animal Crossing: City Folk onwards, the rock will spurt out up to 16,100 Bells as sacks of 100, 200, 300, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 4,000, and finally 8,000.

In New Leaf[edit]

A money rock that produced ores instead of Bells in New Leaf.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, if the player is wearing the Daily Lucky Item on a good money luck day, the money rock will release more Bells with each sack containing twice as many Bells as normal. Conversely, if the player is not wearing the Daily Lucky Item on a bad money luck day, the money rock will release less Bells with an extra 100 sack at the start that causes the last 8,000 Bell sack to not spawn. In the Welcome amiibo update, the player can also sit on rocks. This is the only time when sitting on rocks is possible.

In addition to money rocks, players are able to destroy "fake" rocks to produce ores. These can be given to Cyrus at Re-Tail to customize furniture in different colors. If the player strikes a money rock with a silver shovel, it may produce ores instead of Bells.

On Bunny Day, the town will produce ten such "fake" rocks, in addition to the one containing the ore, which can be broken to reveal Stone eggs to be taken to Zipper T. Bunny.

In New Horizons[edit]

Hitting a rock causes crafting material to appear in New Horizons.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, a total of six rocks appear on the player's island, and all rocks except the money rock now release stone, clay, iron nuggets, and gold nuggets when hit, which can be used in various DIY recipes. Similar to money rocks, they must be hit consecutively in order for a maximum of eight items to be released. The player can only earn one gold nugget per day, after which any additional hits will only produce stone, clay, or iron nuggets. A special rock on certain mystery islands features a single rock with eight gold nuggets, while on the meteor shower boat tour island, a rock will give star fragments. During Bunny Day, stone eggs can also be produced.

Additionally, rocks can be broken when hit with an axe or shovel if the player has enough stamina (after eating edible items such as fruits, mushrooms, turnips, or food), after which they'll produce a stone and will reappear in a random location the following day. However, a rock cannot spawn close to a natural barrier (beach, water, cliffs), furniture, shrubs, fences, dropped items, flowers, or a placed custom design. Tall structures like buildings or trees can also prevent a rock from spawning. Multiple rocks can be broken in a single day, but only one rock will respawn the following morning until there are six rocks on the island.

Katrina's fortunes can determine any changes made to the player's rates at hitting and breaking rocks on their own island. If the player gets a good money luck, they will have a higher chance of earning gold nuggets when hitting rocks, while having bad money luck results in the player earning no gold nuggets. This also applies when breaking a rock after eating.

Drop rates[edit]

Material Player's island Mystery island
Normal rates
Stone 50% 9%
Iron nugget 34% 50%
Clay 15% 40%
Gold nugget 1% 1%
During Bunny Day (when Nook's Cranny is not built)
Stone 30% 4%
Iron nugget 34% 50%
Clay 15% 15%
Gold nugget 1% 1%
Stone egg 20% 30%
During Bunny Day (when Nook's Cranny is built)
Stone 40% 5%
Iron nugget 29% 35%
Clay 10% 24%
Gold nugget 1% 1%
Stone egg 20% 35%
With good luck
Stone 40% -
Iron nugget 34% -
Clay 15% -
Gold nugget 11% -
With bad luck
Stone 50% -
Iron nugget 35% -
Clay 15% -
Gold nugget 0% -

Breaking rock rates[edit]

Item Rock Money rock
Stone 49% -
Iron nugget 49% -
Gold nugget 2% -
 8,000 Bells - 100%
With good luck
Stone 40% -
Iron nugget 40% -
Gold nugget 20% -
With bad luck
Stone 49% -
Iron nugget 51% -
Gold nugget 0% -