Watering Can

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Artwork of a player with a watering can from Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The Watering Can is a gardening tool, first introduced in Animal Crossing: Wild World and appearing in all subsequent games. It is used to water flowers in order to prevent them from wilting and dying, and can restore wilting plants to full bloom.

Usage[edit]

A Watering Can can be used to water the ground in the spot directly below the player. Watering flowers will prevent them from wilting or dying, and restore wilted plants the very next day. Watering the ground or any other item will simply have no effect. Watering flowers can promote the growth of new flowers through hybridization. In New Leaf, flowers that have been watered will show droplets of water falling to the ground, and will sparkle throughout the day to indicate that they do not need further watering.

The Watering Can is crucial to gaining and maintaining a perfect town environment, as it keeps flowers thriving. With the Beautiful Town ordinance in New Leaf, the Watering Can is made redundant as flowers will never wilt and have increased chances of producing hybrid flowers.

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More advanced versions of the Watering Can that have unique effects can be obtained, though their effects differ between the games. In City Folk, the Silver Watering Can is able to revive red turnips that are wilting, and can increase the chances of growing hybrid flowers and Money Trees. In all appearances, reviving wilting Black Roses with the Golden Watering Can will turn them into Golden Roses. In New Leaf both Watering Cans have increased range from the standard variant.

Obtaining[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

Watering cans in Animal Crossing: Wild World

Item Image Buy price Sell price Available from Info
Watering Can Watering Can WW Inv Icon.png  500 Bells  125 Bells  Tom Nook's store
Standard watering can
Golden Can Golden Can WW Inv Icon.png Not for sale  125 Bells  Pelly (after maintaining perfect town status for 15 days)
 Phyllis (after maintaining perfect town status for 15 days)
Watering a wilting Black Rose will turn it into a Golden Rose

In City Folk[edit]

Watering cans in Animal Crossing: City Folk

Item Image Buy price Sell price Available from Info
Watering Can Watering Can CF Icon.png  500 Bells  125 Bells  Tom Nook's store
Standard watering can
Silver Watering Can Silver Can CF Icon.png Not for sale  125 Bells Received in a letter from Posy Farm after purchasing 50 packets of flower seeds from Tom Nook Can revive wilting Red Turnips
Can increase chance of growing hybrid flowers or Money Trees
Golden Watering Can Golden Can CF Icon.png Not for sale  125 Bells  Tortimer (after maintaining perfect town status for 15 days)
Watering a wilting Black Rose will turn it into a Golden Rose

In New Leaf[edit]

New Leaf changes the effects of the Silver Watering Can and Golden Watering Can, which are now more efficient as they can water multiple flowers at once.

Watering cans in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Item Image Buy price Sell price Available from Info
Watering Can Watering Can NL Icon.png  500 Bells  125 Bells  Garden Shop
 Isabelle (after finishing her tasks)
Standard watering can
Silver Watering Can Silver Can NL Icon.png Not for sale  125 Bells  Leif (after purchasing 50 packets of flower seeds)
Waters 5 flowers at once
Golden Watering Can Golden Can NL Icon.png Not for sale  125 Bells  Isabelle (after maintaining perfect town status for 15 days)
Waters 9 flowers at once
Watering a wilting Black Rose will turn it into a Golden Rose

In New Horizons[edit]

Watering cans in Animal Crossing: New Horizons will break after a specific amount of uses. Each use of the watering can on dry flowers will reduce a watering can's durability, and watering ground with no flowers will reduce durability by 1/20 of the usual rate. A watering can's durability is not reduced when watering flowers that have already been watered.

Watering cans in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Item Image Buy price Sell price Available from Durability Customizable
Colorful Watering Can Colorful Watering Can  2,500 Bells  625 Bells  Nook's Cranny (upgraded)
60 Yes
Elephant Watering Can Elephant Watering Can  2,500 Bells  625 Bells  Nook's Cranny (upgraded)
60 Yes
Flimsy Watering Can Flimsy Watering Can  800 Bells  200 Bells  Resident Services Tent
 Nook's Cranny
 Crafting
20 No
Golden Watering Can Golden Watering Can Not for sale  10,675 Bells  Crafting
180 No
Outdoorsy Watering Can Outdoorsy Watering Can  2,500 Bells  625 Bells  Nook's Cranny (upgraded)
60 Yes
Watering Can Watering Can  2,400 Bells  600 Bells  Crafting
60 Yes
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Names in other languages[edit]

European French Arrosoir Watering can

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