Animal Crossing Celebrates Halloween All About Pumpkin Growing, Costumes & The Big Event


Animal Crossing Celebrates Halloween All About Pumpkin Growing, Costumes & The Big Event

Animal Crossing : New Horizons finally has its big Fall Update 1.5.0 to receive and celebrate Halloween in its own way. How exactly, we explain that to you here. In addition to the new content, we’ll show you how to get the new items, skin and eye colors, and how to become a successful Pumpkin Farmer.


The update is already available for installation on your Nintendo Switch.

What's in ACNH Update 1.5.0?

Since the new Animal Crossing patch focuses entirely on the colorful season and the horrific festive atmosphere of late October, good content naturally finds its way into the game , including:

  • Candy that can be purchased from the Nook store
  • Pumpkins that can now be grown in your own bed and crafted with new items.
  • New emotions, skin colors, eye colors and costumes that have been adapted to the spooky Halloween theme.
  • Updated NookLink , with which players can express their feelings through NookPhone through appropriate reactions.
  • Favorite Island Lists , with which sleeping pills and Nintendo Switch Online owners can now save their favorite Dream Islands and review them anytime.

It will also be featured in Animal Crossing: New Horizons on October 31st with a Halloween Event giving it around 5:00 pm starts and until midnight will last. To this end, all the islanders gather on the properly decorated fairground and receive a visit from Jacob , the “Prince of Halloween”. It is better to have candy ready for him for horrible rewards. Your neighbors will also be happy with lollipops and candy and spare you their pranks.

How do I plant pumpkins in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Vegetable farming is back in Animal Crossing! And by that we don’t mean the ragged turnips you can buy overpriced at Jorna, but plump and pretty useful Pumpkins turnips . Because they not only match the Halloween motto of the new update, but are also part of the new crafting instructions your islanders receive, among other things.

How to grow pumpkins? For planting the decorative vegetables, you can get the appropriate seedlings all year round from Gerd ( 140 sternis ) or in October in Nook’s shop (240 sternis ) buy. Then you simply place the seedlings in an open field on your island and wait 3 days until they are fully ripe, you can harvest them.

Here arise at random Different colors : green , white , yellow and orange . You use the normal oranges for crafting, the others to color your manufactured items.

Your pumpkin patch in ACNH can look so colorful. © Nintendo / Twitter : jvy_acnh

Should I water them? Pumpkins don’t need to be watered, but other offshoots will grow from a stem if you water them anyway. After your harvest, more pumpkins will also grow from the first stem plant.

New clothes, skin colors and eye colors

What would Halloween be without a disguise? Probably quite boring. To put you in a good mood for the “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” event on October 31, in addition to the candies and candies in Nook’s boutique, new clothes and accessories offered for sale at Tina and Sina or at Schubert. Your character can transform into a witch, mummy, devil or bat.

How to get the new skin and eye colors? You have to sacrifice your miles for body paint and colored contact lenses. For every 2,400 sterni you will receive the appropriate sets that complement your horror outfit with green skin or pink contact lenses.