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Read this Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH) guide on Harv's Island (Photopia). How to unlock, how to get to Harvey's island, Dodo Delivery & Liquidation, & posters!!!

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How To Unlock Harvey's Island (Photopia)

Photopia Unlock Procedure

1Build Nook's Cranny
2Build a Bridge on your island
3Build ~3 Getaway Package Plots on your island.
4After the 3rd new villager arrives, you'll get a notice that the Resident Services is being renovated
5Talk to Harv on your island, then fly to his island via the Airport

Unlocking the Photo Studio (Photopia) will require you to progress through the game somewhat by at least getting to the stage where your Resident Services is being renovated into a Town Hall. After this happens, you will be able to access Harv's Island via the airport.

Build 3 Plots For New Villagers

Getaway Package Plot

In order to unlock Harvey, you'll need to build 3 getaway package plots for potential residents to live in! After the 3rd villager moves in and the Resident Hall is flagged for renovation, Harvey will arrive.

Fly To Harv's Island


After Harvey comes to your island, you'll be able to fly to his! Go to the Airport to do this. You can access Photopia inside his house from now on!

Check Out How to Find Harvey Here!

What Is Harvey's Island (Photopia)?

Dodo Delivery & Liquidation New!


Dodo Airlines is offering two new services exclusively on Harv's Island! These are Item Delivery and Liquidation, meaning you'll be able to transport items back to your home, AND sell items directly. When selling, money will be deposited into your ABD account just like it is with the Nook's Cranny overnight box.

Special Photo Taking Feature


The Photopia feature allows you to take pictures while freely customizing Set, Models, & Wardrobe. There is a lot of freedom to be had here, so express yourself creatively!

Check Out How To Use Camera Here!

Set Customization


There are 6 different types sets, each with a unique room and theme. By pressing the down button, you can change the background. Furniture that you've obtained before (even if you sold it) will be available for use here.

Model Adjustment

Photopia Model

The term "Model" refers to characters who you're able to call into the studio. You can call in a maximum of 10 people to your photo shoot!

Use An Amiibo To Call A Character


If you have an Amiibo, you can use it to bring that character into the Photopia studio. Press down and tap your Amiibo against the NFP Touchpoint to activate it. You can make models do various poses and make them react by pressing R2.

Check Out Amiibo Compatibility List Here!

Change Characters' Wardrobe


Wardrobe refers to the clothes that characters wear. You can make them put on any clothes you've obtained before. By pressing the down button and then X, you can select a character and change their clothing.

Unlock Animal Posters


After visiting Photopia and taking a photo here, you'll be able to buy Posters of animals at Nook Shopping.

Check Out More Info On Animal Posters Here

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You need to have a 3 star island to unlock the rest

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