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Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get a Slingshot

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Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get a Slingshot

A present floats aimlessly, pushed along by the island breeze and you don’t have any way of getting it down. What a truly horrific situation that would be. Here’s everything you need to know about how to get a Slingshot in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

Getting a Slingshot in Animal Crossing New Horizons

The Slingshot is a staple in the Animal Crossing franchise at this point, but New Horizons is the first game where you can actually create one. Of course, you can still buy a Slingshot if you don’t want to gather the materials for crafting one.


First, head to the Resident Services building and speak to Tom Nook’s son, Timmy. Tell him that you want to buy something from him. You’ll notice that the slingshot doesn’t show up right away in the list of items.

Press the R button to bring up the miscellaneous items menu and you should see the Slingshot now. For a mere 900 Bells, you can add this handy tool to your pockets.

Crafting to Get the Slingshot in Animal Crossing New Horizons

If you want to craft the Slingshot, then you’ll still need to go to Resident Services. Speak to Timmy again and hit R, but this time scroll down until you see some DIY recipes. You can buy the Slingshot recipe here for 300 Bells.

The Slingshot can be crafted with five hardwood, which can be collected from trees. Go to any DIY workbench (one is located in Resident Services) with the wood and craft the Slingshot.

Equip & Use

Once you get that Slingshot it’s time to give it a spin. You can equip the tool by pressing the Left or Right Arrow Buttons. You can also open your pocket with X, then move the cursor to the Slingshot and hit A twice. Press A outside the menu to fire the Slingshot.

Here’s a quick summary of how to get a Slingshot in Animal Crossing New Horizons:

  1. Go to Resident Services

    Whether you want to buy or craft this item, you’ll need to speak to Timmy in Resident Services.

  2. Buy an item from Timmy

    Hit R in the purchasing menu to view the slingshot or the DIY recipe. The Slingshot is 900 Bells and the recipe for it is 300 Bells. Either option will get you the same item.

  3. Collect hardwood

    Hit trees around the island with an axe and they’ll drop some hardwood. You need five pieces to craft a Slingshot.

  4. Learn the recipe & craft it

    Open your pocket and select learn when you choose the Slingshot recipe. Head to a DIY workbench and use the hardwood to craft the item.

That’s all there is to know about how to get a slingshot in Animal Crossing New Horizons. If you want to learn anything else about this game, then just check out our Guides Wiki for more info or just search Twinfinite.

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