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Read this Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH) guide on Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler boat - how to farm art (paintings and sculptures) from Redd & how to enter his shop!!

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Things You Need To Know Before Farming Art

Why Farm Art?


Redd visits your island approximately once every 2 weeks and even if he comes, you can only buy one artwork per visit. Therefore, it takes a very long time to complete your art collection.

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This Method Requires Time Travel

The farming technique we'll introduce in this guide requires you to change time. Please note that we are not recommending that you use Time Travel. For those of you who want to fully enjoy the game without using this method, we recommend you don't try this.

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How To Collect Without Using Time Travel

  • Wait patiently until Redd visits
  • Visit other players' islands when Redd is visiting
  • Trade art with other players
  • Log in with a secondary account who lives on the same island and buy art
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How To Get Art Fast

Steps To Farm Art Fast

1Advance one day on your Nintendo Switch from the settings
2Restart ACNH and check the map to see if Redd is visiting (Gingko leaf Icon)
3If Redd is visiting, go to his trawler and check what he is selling. If you don't want any of the art he is selling, move to next step. If you purchase one of the artworks, move to step 7.
4Press the "Home" button and close ACNH by pressing the "X" button
5Go to the settings of your Nintendo Switch and the time back to 4:59AM. Do not change the date.
6Restart ACNH quickly before it becomes 5:00AM. After listening to the morning announcement, Redd will still be there with a new art line-up
7Once you found the art you desire, purchase it and save by pressing the "-" button.
8Press "Home" button and close the ACNH again by pressing "X" button.
9Go to the settings of your Nintendo Switch and change the date to the next day.
10Receive the art you've purchased via mail. Press "-" and save.
11Press "Home" again and press "X" to close ACNH
12Go to the the setting of your Nintendo Switch and change the date to the day Redd was visiting
13Restart ACNH. Redd revisits your island. Repeat these steps from 3

New Day Starts From 5:00AM

new day

In ACNH, the new day starts from 5:00AM. Make use of this knowledge by starting the game from 4:59AM and start a new day in just 1 minute.

Check The Gingko Leaf Icon On The Map

If Redd is visiting, you should see a Gingko Leaf icon in the north of your map. Reset and change the date until you see this icon.

Jot Down The Date Redd Appeared

When you change the date frequently, you might forget on what date Redd appeared. As you need to get back to the exact date Redd appeared, it's important to jot down when you saw him so as not to get the wrong date.

Do Not Change The Month

When you are using time travel, do not change the month. It seems that when you change the time too drastically, the visiting pattern of Redd changes.

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Grumpdalf 8

It still works for me. In fact, I bought the art I wanted, but forgot to advance a day, and it was in my mailbox when I reset to 4:59 AM again.

Plop@Tardis 7

No no no! This completely changed who was visiting for the day. Please remove ur tutorial, one should go after 5 am to try to find artwork again (not guaranteed, but the offers change a bit)

Anonymous 6

This needs to be taken down because the 4:59 am thing doesn't work. That os very misleading information

Anonymous 5

Or you could just time travel then check your mail do this every day till in mail you get sent art have room in your pockets an realest till you get all the art and other random stuff you want or need.

Case 4

Since people are saying the time travel method does not work I found a way that did. Instead of fast forwarding to the next day and coming back you just want to reset the day again to before 5 am. Redd should still be there.

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