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How to Find Pine Seeds and Cones in ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’

How to Find Pine Seeds and Cones in 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons'

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has launched another seasonal event, and this time players can create a variety of DIY autumn-themed recipes using acorns and pine cones. Here’s how to join in the fun that’s taking place between September and November 2020.

Find Acorns and Pine Cones

Isabelle will notify you of new seasonal events in her morning announcements. He will allude to how you can participate in a new celebration – shaking a tree. This program is available in September, October, and November in the Northern Hemisphere or March, April, and May for those in the Southern Hemisphere.


Normal hardwood trees and fruit trees will drop acorns, and tall cedars that appear in unreached parts of your island at the start of the game will drop cypresses. Palm trees won’t drop acorns or pine cones.


Each tree will provide an unlimited amount of material. However, there is a relatively low chance of finding a pinecone or cone. If you just got a branch while shaking a tree, don’t be discouraged – keep shaking! There is a limited area / space where items will land, so make sure to stop and pick up any branches that fall between shakes.

Unlike the blue shells found at summer shows, there’s no need to wait for time to pass to spawn more of these craft materials. Instead, you can shake the trees as many times as they want to reap the rewards.

Sell your excess pine seeds and cones

If you’re not into fall-themed DIY recipes, or if you’ve made them all and you have too many ingredients left over, Timmy and Tommy are going to buy pine seeds and cones for 200 Bells each.


The fall-themed DIY seasonal sets are neatly categorized under the “Seasonal Recipes” menu in the DIY Recipe Nook App. This fall themed DIY recipe calls for about 35 acorns and a total of 31 corn pine, and you have three months to put together all the recipes. You can also sell a lot of DIY recipes to Timmy and Tommy, or give them to friends.

Find DIY Autumn Themed Recipes


Isabelle will be submitting a DIY recipe for the Free Bounty Tree Tiny Tree Free in her announcement that day. After that, it’s up to you to find the rest.

Throughout the multi-month event, players can find fall-themed seasonal DIY recipes that use acorns and pine cones to make furniture and accessories. This DIY recipe can only be found by shooting down balloons with your slingshot.


Unfortunately, there’s no way to control exactly what the balloon drops.

To make the balloon popping process a little easier, look up at the sky by tilting the analog stick up on your right joy-con controller. The balloons will fly over your island in a right-to-left pattern. Then at 6pm. local time, the wind will reverse and the balloon will fly over your island in the opposite direction. By standing on the beach with your camera tilted, you can shoot balloons as soon as they fly.

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