Learn how to get Halloween Candy in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH). Guide includes where to buy Halloween candies, usage, and how to give candies to villagers.
Halloween Related Guides
|Pumpkin Item List||How To Grow Pumpkin|
How To Get Halloween Candy
All Methods Of Obtaining Candy
|Method||Pieces / Repeatability|
|1||Buy at Nook's Cranny||One per day|
|2||Go into villager's houses on Halloween||Infinitely repeatable|
|3||Talk to the villagers after you run out of candies||3 pieces, not repeatable|
|4||Scare villagers with a Jack costume||Get 1 piece per villager, not repeatable|
Purchase Candies At Nook's Cranny
|Date||Oct. 1st ~ 31st|
Halloween Candy can be purchased at during the Halloween season (Oct. 1 ~31st). You may only purchase one per day, so don't forget to do this regularly!Check Out Nook's Cranny Here!
Using Time Travel To Buy Candy
It is entirely possible to use the time travel method to obtain 1 piece of candy every day. We do not necessarily recommend this, but if you're in a hurry you may choose to use it.
Get From Villagers The Day Of
If Halloween arrives and you don't have as much candy as you like, fear not. Going into houses of villagers and talking to them while wearing a costume will get you 1 candy. This process is repeatable over and over, though it may take a long time. To repeat it, you'll need to go in and out of houses on the island over and over.
Additionally, very infrequently you may see a villager outside who refuses to trick or treat and who will just give you candy instead. This doesn't seem to happen very often.Check Out The Halloween Costume List
Get A One-Time Gift Of 3 Candies
By talking to a villager who is outside while you have 0 candies, you can get a limited one-time gift of 3 candies! This does not seem to be repeatable.
Scare Villagers With A Jack Costume
If you put on 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 using this method - 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.
The Uses Of Halloween Candy
Give Out To Villagers
|Candy Pieces To Buy||25+ pieces|
Players will be able to give villagers candies during the Halloween event! Walk up to your villagers and give them a piece of candy!
Note that you'll need a lot of candy if you want to successfully get all Spooky furniture AND recipes. There will be an element of randomness to it, so we recommend bringing at least 25 pieces.Check Out Halloween Event Guide From Here
Get Pranked If You Don't Give Candies
You will also have the option not to give villagers candy! However, doing so will mean that villagers will prank you! This only happens if you have a piece of candy in your inventory and choose not to give it out. Having no candy will not lead to being pranked.
Give Candy To Jack
Jack is a special type of villager that only appears on Halloween. Since candies are his favorite food, giving Jack candy might reward you with Halloween-themed furniture and items!Check Out Jack Here!
Jack Candy Rewards
|Candy||1st: Jack's Robe|
2nd: Jack's Face
3rd and on: Pumpkin
You need to give 2 pieces of candy to Jack to get all the unique items you can from him. After the 3rd piece and on, you'll only get Pumpkins, which isn't really worth your time.
Put On The Ground To Attract Ants
Placing Candy on the ground will cause Ants to appear around it! If you don't want to use spoiled Turnips to accomplish this, you could potentially use Candy instead!
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