Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Redd to Visit Your Island

The April update for Animal Crossing New Horizons has gone live, and with it comes plenty of new content, adding more longevity to this already-beloved title. One of these new additions is Redd the counterfeiting fox, a series mainstay. But there’s a little legwork required to get him to visit. Here’s our guide on how to get New Horizons’ Redd on your island.

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Getting Redd to Visit Your Island in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Animal Crossing New Horizons Redd

Unlike the April update’s other addition, Leif, Redd won’t just start showing up randomly. You’ll need to complete a few tasks before you can access Redd’s treasure trawler and start collecting art.

First up, you’ll want to pop by the Museum and talk to Blathers. He’ll mention that, due to the efforts of your island’s residents, the museum will be able to add an art section. Only one problem though –he needs a piece of art in order to open the section first. Thankfully, once you’ve hit this dialogue, it won’t be long until you can get your hands on some art.

After hearing of the art section, during one of the following days’ announcements, Isabelle might mention that a sketchy character has been seen on the island. At this point, you’ll want to scour the island looking for Redd, who will be wandering around freely. Talk to him to get the next part of the Redd mission started.

Redd’s Treasures

Once you meet Redd wandering around for the first time, he’ll get right to trying to schmooze you up, calling you things like “family” and “cousin.” He’ll then offer you an art piece at an absurdly high price. Call him out for this price, and he’ll drop it to a much more appreciable level. Buy the piece, and you’ll be all set for this bit.

Run it over to Blathers to donate it, and then the next day, your art gallery will be open, and Redd will have moved to the next phase. The day the art section opens up, you’ll find Redd wandering around again. When you speak with him, he’ll tell you about his ship, inviting you aboard and pointing you to your “secret beach” at the north of the island.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Redd Trawler

From this point forwards, Redd’s boat will dock periodically at the secret beach, and offer a wide array of items for sale. Art pieces, furniture and more will all be on sale in Jolly Redd’s Treasure Trawler. As usual, forgeries and fake art pieces are Redd’s go-to trick, but we have a guide to help ensure that you get the real deal.

With that, we’ve covered how to get New Horizons’ Redd to visit your island. Looking for more info about Animal Crossing New Horizons’ April update? Check out our guide to New Horizons’ Leif visits, as well as the Nature Day rewards, right here on Twinfinite.

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Jared O’Neill

An avid gamer since he could hold a controller, Jared has always been a Nintendo fan at heart, but loves games of all shapes and sizes. His favorite franchises are Metroid, Donkey Kong, and Smash Bros., and he'll readily talk your ear off about them. If he's not playing videogames or D&D, chances are you'll find him somewhere writing or talking about them. Playing games since 1993. Favorite Genres: Platformers, Metroidvanias, RPGs, Fighting Games, and Action-Adventure Games