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]

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Info
Watering Can Watering Can WW Icon.png 500 Bells 125 Bells  Tom Nook's store
Standard Watering Can
Golden Watering Can Golden Can WW Icon.png Not for Sale 125 Bells Received from Tortimer after maintaining Perfect Town environment status for 15 days Watering a wilting Black Rose will turn it into a Golden Rose

In City Folk[edit]

City Folk introduces a Silver Watering Can with a unique effect in addition to the standard and golden variations.

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 Received from Tortimer after maintaining Perfect Town environment 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.

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Info
Watering Can Watering Can NL Icon.png 500 Bells 125 Bells Garden Shop
Isabelle will give the Mayor a free Watering Can for taking all her advice for living in the town
Standard Watering Can
Silver Watering Can Silver Can NL Icon.png Not for Sale 125 Bells Received from Leif after purchasing 50 packets of Flower seeds from the Garden Shop Waters 5 flowers at once
Golden Watering Can Golden Can NL Icon.png Not for Sale 125 Bells Received from Isabelle after maintaining Perfect Town environment 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  2500 Bells  625 Bells  Nook's Cranny (upgraded)
60 Yes
Elephant Watering Can Elephant Watering Can  2500 Bells  625 Bells  Nook's Cranny (upgraded)
60 Yes
Flimsy Watering Can Flimsy Watering Can 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 800 Bells  200 Bells  Resident Services Tent
 Nook's Cranny
 Crafting
20 No
Golden Watering Can Golden Watering Can Not for sale  10675 Bells  Crafting
180 No
Outdoorsy Watering Can Outdoorsy Watering Can  2500 Bells  625 Bells  Nook's Cranny (upgraded)
60 Yes
Watering Can Watering Can  2400 Bells  600 Bells  Crafting
60 Yes
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Names in other languages[edit]

European French Arrosoir Watering can

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