Read this Animal Crossing New Horizons Switch (ACNH) Guide to learn about rock respawn times! Learn when rocks respawn if you break them, how to gather efficiently, tips, and more!
Table of Contents
|Rock Respawn||Tree & Fruit Respawn|
Rock Respawn Timing & Mechanics
General Information About Rocks
How To Gather Rock Materials Efficiently
2 Main Methods
・A max of 6 rocks can spawn
・You have to repeatedly change the in-game date
・At least 3 rocks will spawn
・Good opportunity to gather other materials as well
・You have to spend Miles every time you go
Gathering On Your Island
Don't Destroys Rocks + Change The Date
|Step||What To Do|
|1||Make sure you have 6 rocks on your island|
|2||Collect all the materials available by hitting rocks without breaking them!|
|3||Advance the time (Switch System Time)|
|4||Repeat steps 2-3 over and over|
In New Horizons, rocks will only respawn at a rate of 1 rock per day! Additionally, their spawn location will change. It's therefore better to leave your original 6 rocks unbroken, hit them repeatedly, & change your game's date) to collect once again.
Gathering On Other Islands
Keep Breaking 3 Rocks Over And Over
|Step||What To Do|
|1||Get a Nook Miles Ticket|
|2||Travel to another island on a Mystery Island Tour|
|3||Hit 3 rocks until you break them|
|4||Return home from the tour|
|5||Repeat steps 1-4 over and over|
This gathering method utilizes the fact that 3 rocks will always spawn on other islands you visit via a Mystery Island Tour. However, this method is particularly tough on the wallet, as it will cost you 2000 miles per trip! If you decide to go, make sure you gather other resources as well to make it worth your while.Check Out How To Earn Miles Fast Here!
Tips For Rock Material Gathering
Clear Items Around The Rock
Materials will not spawn from beating rocks if there are other items lying on the ground in the surrounding cells! Make sure that at least one of the 9 possible tiles is free before hitting the rock.
Dig Two Holes Behind Yourself
Every time you hit a rock, you'll slide back a little bit due to recoil. If you keep doing this, by the time you get to your 3rd or 4th hit, you'll be too far from the rock and miss. To be safe, dig 2 tiles worth of holes behind you in the pattern outlined above. Doing so will allow you to get the 8 maximum hits off on the rock.
List Of Rock Materials
Rock Materials & Their Uses
|Iron Nugget||・Bug Net, Fishing Rod, etc.|
|Gold Nugget||・DIY Recipes, Golden Tools etc.|