Animal Crossing: New Horizons Swimming Guide
Welcome back for another Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide. This time we’re going to dive into the new Summer update and teach you how to unlock diving and swimming in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The guide will also be going over a bunch of other details, like how to actually use the new mechanics to unlock some sea-themed DIY Recipes and use them to decorate your islands.
How to Unlock Diving
The diving and swimming in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is unlocked by buying a wet suit. These are available for purchase at Nook’s Cranny for 3,000 Bells. From there, you can head to the water on your island, equip the wet suit and hop in. Then controls shift to allow you to move around in the water and dive down deeper.
From what gameplay footage has been seen there isn’t some complex mini-game involved in catching these creatures. When you are diving and swimming in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it looks like there will be a system in place similar to that of catching bugs. You simply have to sneak up on the creature you wish to catch and grab them before they get spooked.
Sea Creatures List
Some of the new critters, but not all of them, have been confirmed so far. And just like any other bug or fish, the new deep-sea creatures will have some kind of spawn restrictions. Players will be able to find them during different times of day, or different seasons. And of course, there will be a need to go out into the water to catch them.
- Sea Star
- Sea Anemone
- Spotted Garden Eel
The newest event due in Animal Crossing: New Horizons will center around fishing and swimming and adds a bunch of new creatures to hunt. The goal here is to use the new swimming and diving mechanics to find deep-sea creatures and use their drops to craft some new items. The upcoming Pascal event focuses on finding Mermaid items and putting some new DIY Recipes together.
So far, here are the new Animal Crossing: New Horizons Pascal Event DIY Recipes:
- Mermaid Dresser
- Mermaid Table
- Mermaid Chair
- Mermaid Lamp
- Mermaid Bed
- Mermaid Clock
- Mermaid Wall
- Mermaid Floor
The details are still kind of murky, so not everything is known so far. You will want to check back on this guide as we update it with more info over time. The system seems like more of the same with the base game, which is a good thing in this case. The whole Summer update looks like a good outlet for creative energy, and those who are really missing the beach and desperate for some replacement.
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