Animal Crossing Halloween Event

The spookiest time of the year is upon us. On Halloween night, island residents will gather in the town square for Trick-or-Treating! Jack also appears, and by giving him candy that you accumulated during October, you can earn spooky rewards.

How to Begin the Halloween Event

On October 31st after 5 p.m. to midnight (local time), your island residents will gather in the plaza in costumes of their own, and the plaza will be adorned with an array of Halloween decorations. You’ll also receive a visit from a mysterious guest: Jack, the “Czar of Halloween.”

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Jack will be at the town plaza in front of Resident Services. By giving Jack candy and lollipops, you’ll earn spooky in-game rewards. Be sure to save some candy for your island residents, too, or you might get pranked!

Where to Buy Candy?

If you missed out on buying candy during the month of October, you can time travel to an earlier time in the month to purchase candy from Timmy and Tommy’s Nook Shop. Candy is available through the month of October and is limited to one purchase per day.

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You can also receive candy by simply dressing up in a costume on Halloween night, and speak to your fellow islanders when they’re inside their homes between 5:00 p.m. to midnight, and receive one piece of free candy per neighbor.

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If you receive Jack’s Face mask and Jack’s Robe, put it on and approach your island residents—they’ll be scared into giving you a single piece of candy! This can only occur once. Afterward, they’ll recognize it’s you and will not be fooled again.

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You can receive Jack’s Face mask and Jack’s Robe items from Jack himself. Jack will hand over his mask when you give him your first piece of candy, and if you give him a second piece of candy, he will hand over his robe.

How to Find Lollipops for Jack

Lollipops are a unique candy that can be used to obtain exclusive Halloween themed rewards from Jack, the Halloween Czar. The best way for players to obtain lollipops is by giving your island residents candy during the Halloween Event on October 31.

Island residents that are outside their homes on Halloween night between 5:00 p.m. and midnight (local time) will ask for candy, and you can receive an item in return if you fulfill their request.

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Although the item will be Halloween themed, it is not guaranteed to be a lollipop, and could instead be a DIY recipe for a new Halloween item, Halloween furniture, or Pumpkins. You can also receive two new reactions from this event—Haunt and Scare.

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You should be sure to save up quite a few candies saved up, as it may take you several tries to obtain a lollipop from an island resident.

Jack’s Trick-or-Treats

Lollipops just so happen to be Jack’s favorite treat. By giving Jack two pieces of candy, he will first reward you with a replica of his costume, then he will begin asking for lollipops in exchange for some unique and exclusive rewards.

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Upon giving Jack a lollipop, he will reward you with exclusive DIY recipes for Halloween-themed items. In total, you will need three lollipops in order to obtain all three unique recipes. You will receive the following Halloween themed DIY Recipes:

  • Lollipop 1: Spooky Carriage
  • Lollipop 2: Spooky Carriage Recipe
  • Lollipop 3: Spooky Wand

These special DIY recipes are only available during the Halloween event, and Jack only visits your island for the Halloween event on October 31st from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., so be sure to make the most of this visit. Happy Halloween!

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