Wishing well

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Wishing well
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The wishing well in Animal Crossing.
Function Checking the Field Rank
Removing favor items
Gathering place for events
Staff Farley (perfect town)
Opening Hours All day
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 Fuente de los deseos
 Pozzo dei desideri

The wishing well is a location in the Animal Crossing series that appears in Doubutsu no Mori, Animal Crossing, and Doubutsu no Mori e+. Interacting with the wishing well gives the player options, while the surrounding area acts as a hub for events.


In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Animal Crossing, interacting with the wishing well allows the player to check the town's Field Rank, as well as "apologize" to remove a favor item from their pockets if the villager the item belongs to has move away. During events, Tortimer visits the the wishing well, and for some events, props such as tables are set up in the area and villagers visit. If the town retains a perfect Field Rank for 15 days, selecting "How are things" makes Farley appear to give the player the Golden Axe.[nb 1]

The shrine in Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+

In Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+, the wishing well offers the same options as in Animal Crossing but is based on a Shinto shrine rather than a wishing well, and it is known as the shrine. In these versions, villagers gather in front of the shrine on New Year's Day and take turns ringing its bells, reflecting a tradition in real-world Japanese New Year's celebrations.

In the iQue Player version of Doubutsu no Mori, the shrine has a slightly different design from the Nintendo 64 version, now featuring different textures and missing the wooden extrusions from the roof and the bells from the front.

In Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori e+, the international wishing well design is retained and two features are added to it: the ability to access minigames if a Game Boy Advance is connected, and the ability to invite villagers to move to town via their e-Reader card.


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese おやしろ

Simplified Chinese 城隍庙 (iQue)
City God Temple

European Spanish Fuente de los deseos Wishing well

Italian Pozzo dei desideri Wishing well


  1. In Doubutsu no Mori+, Farley does not appear and the player simply receives the Golden Axe from the shrine. In Doubutsu no Mori, there are no golden tools and thus there is no reward from the shrine.