Read this Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) guide to learn more about the upcoming halloween event! Find out about items, furniture, villagers, costumes, candy, pumpkins, Jack, & more!
Table of Contents
Halloween Related Guides
|Pumpkin Item List||How To Grow Pumpkin|
Halloween Event Overview
Halloween Event Schedule
|Preparation Time||October 1st ~ 30th, 2020|
|Event Date||October 31st 17:00 ~ 24:00|
Players will be given the whole month of October to prepare for the Halloween event! The actual event will happen on the last day of the month. Get your costume ready, decorate your island, and stock up on candies for Halloween!
Halloween Event Process
|1||Buy 1 candy every day for the entire month of October.|
|2||On Oct 31st, talk to Jack near the plaza. Give him one candy.|
|3||Give candy to residents to get items and lollipops.|
|4||Give lollipops and candy you find to Jack.|
|5||Repeat steps 3 and 4.|
How To Prepare For Halloween Event
Purchase Candies At Nook's Cranny
|Recommended Candy To Prepare||25+ pieces|
Nook's Cranny will be selling Candies for 120 Bells apiece! Keep in mind that only 1 candy is sold each day, so make sure to visit the shop daily to get the most out of this limited item! We recommend doing this for at least a few weeks straight if you want all Spooky items!Learn More On Halloween Candy From Here
Get Spooky Furniture DIY Recipes
Pop Balloons To Get Recipes
You may also get Spooky Furniture's DIY recipe by popping balloons floating around your island during the month of October.Check Out How To Get Balloons Here
Grow Pumpkins For DIY Furniture
You will be able to plant and grow Pumpkins which you can then use as materials for DIY furniture! Note that the orange pumpkins will be used for the materials of DIY, while green, yellow, and white pumpkins will be used for customizing Spooky furniture.Check Out How To Grow Pumpkins From Here
Purchase Costumes From The Able Sisters
The Able Sisters will also be selling costumes during October! Visit the shop daily to find spooky outfits that you can change into during the big day!Check Out The Halloween Costume List
Change Your Face & Eye Color With Nook Miles
Alternatively, you can use Nook Miles to redeem body paint and colored contacts! Rack up those Miles to get body paint and contacts that will turn you into the scariest villager on the island!Learn More About Nook Miles Here!
What To Do On Halloween
Talk To Jack To Start
On October 31st after 5pm, talk to Jack to start the Halloween night event. Jack tells you to collect candies and lollipops for him.
Get New Reactions
You will be able to get two new reactions from Jack and villagers by talking to them on Halloween: Haunt and Scare! Walk up to villagers and Haunt them, or act scared when villagers decide to scare you!Check Out The Reactions List Here!
Give Jack Candy And Lollipops
When you have candy or get Lollipop from villagers, you'll want to regularly give both Candy and Lollipops to Jack, who is wandering the island! Doing so will give you the following rewards:
List Of Jack Rewards
|Lollipop||1st: Spooky Carriage|
2nd: Spooky Carriage Recipe
3rd: Spooky Wand Recipe
4th and on : Jack's Face or Jack's Robe
|Candy||1st: Jack's Robe|
2nd: Jack's Face
3rd and on: Pumpkin
Rewards you get from Jack appear to be fixed! However, after the 4th Lollipop and the 3rd Candy, all rewards will be the same.
Give Candies To Residents
Spooky Furniture recipe
When you go up to a villager, you'll have two options: Trick or Treat. By giving them a piece of candy, you'll receive a piece of Spooky furniture, Spooky furniture Recipe, new reaction or Lollipop. If you choose not to give them candy, you will get tricked instead.
Trick - Get Paint Smeared On Your Face
Opting for Trick will get you a handful of paint directly to the face. Luckily, the first villager to do this will also give you a recipe for a mirror. Using the mirror will allow you to remove the face paint and return your face to its usual appearance!
List Of Face Paints
What To Do When You Run Out Of Candy
Get Candy From Residents Inside Houses
If you walk into a resident's house and talk to them while wearing a costume (Jack's Robe works), they will give you one piece of Candy! This will be useful for trying to farm as many Spooky items as possible. This process is repeatable!
Get A One-Time Gift Of 3 Candies
If you talk to a villager who is outside & while you have 0 candies, they will give you a one-time gift of 3 candies! This does not appear to be repeatable.
Get Candy By Wearing A Jack Costume
Equip the Jack's Robe & Jack's Face items and then proceed to talk to a villager on your island. You will be rewarded with one piece of Candy! Note that you can only get one Candy per villager - leaving and entering a house won't reset this, as it's one-time only. You can get as many pieces of candy as you have villagers living on your island.
Halloween Items and Recipes
If you're looking to create one of each recipe, you're going to need a total of 88 orange pumpkins!
Spooky Set (14 Total)
|Spooky candy set||Spooky lantern set||Spooky garland|
|Spooky table||Spooky table setting||Spooky standing lamp|
|Spooky lantern||Spooky chair||Spooky scarecrow|
|Spooky tower||Spooky arch||Spooky Fence|
|Spooky carriage||Spooky wand||-|
Rugs, Wallpaper, & Flooring (3 Total)Check Out The Spooky Furniture Set Here
Newly Added Clothing (16 Total)
|Frugal Clothes||Magic Academy Robe||Round-ear Animal Costume|
|Mage's Dress||Impish Horns||Mage's Striped Hat|
|Animal Nose||Round-ear Animal Hat||Magic Academy Hood|
|Mage's Boots||Flashy Point-Ear Animal Hat||Flashy Animal Boots|
|Horizontal-Striped Tights||Impish Wings||-|
Special Clothing From Jack
Halloween Not Updating - What To Do
Ensure You Have V. 1.5.0
|Release Date||September 30th|
The 2020 Halloween Event was added to the game in the September 30th update. You will need to update your game to the latest version to be able to access everything that came with this update!
Updating Your Data
In order to play all Halloween related events, you'll need to update the game. To do so, go to the Switch title menu, highlight Animal Crossing and press the + button. Select "Software Update" and press "Via the Internet". This should allow you to download the latest patch.