How to Craft Flimsy Shovel in Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Prima Games

How to Craft Flimsy Shovel in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

by Nicholas Barth

Players can craft a variety of tools in Animal Crossing: New Horizons to help them collect resources around their island. One of these tools is the shovel, which begins in a flimsy version. However, you must complete specific steps in the title before you can craft the flimsy shovel and use it for your future resource gathering. Fortunately, we have everything you need to know how to craft the flimsy shovel covered for you.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Flimsy Shovel

Players will need to have crafted the flimsy axe and given a total of five critters to Tom Nook. Accomplishing these two tasks will lead to Tom Nook, inviting Blathers to the island. You will then need to pick a location on your island to set up a tent, which will eventually become the museum. Speak with Blathers when the character arrives on your island, and he will provide you with the recipe that will give you the ability to craft the flimsy shovel. 

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Animal Crossing New Horizons Flimsy Shovel


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You will need to have five pieces of hardwood to craft this particular tool once you have the recipe from Blathers. Hardwood can be obtained by hitting trees with your axe. You will find that this tool is useful for doing things like digging holes or gathering iron nuggets. Unfortunately, the tool’s weak nature is not suitable for tougher resource gathering jobs you may have on your island. 

Adding the flimsy shovel to your inventory is a vital action every player needs to take. Let us know how it goes over on Twitter and Facebook! You can grab a copy of the latest entry in the fan-favorite Nintendo franchise and support Prima Games at the same time by purchasing Animal Crossing: New Horizons through this link

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