Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp–Chilly Jamboree

I’m a little late, but here’s a look back at the January Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp event. It began with a Tortimer-sponsored gardening challenge, and has been the case for the last few events, moved on to a gyroidite scavenger hunt and then a fishing tournament. There were also a few new animals introduced, a cool addition of an ice skating rink, and some new fortune cookies (including Gladys’s Camellia Cookie, which contained some beautiful, snowy pieces of furniture, including a new Japanese bridge which very much reminds me of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Drum Bridge), plus some fun new clothing items. It was a little hard to get into the event right after Christmas, but by the time it was done, I discovered I loved the whole thing!

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp–The Jingle “Toy Day” Spectacular!

It’s the most wonderful time of year in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp! That time when Jingle, the black-nosed reindeer, comes to town to celebrate Toy Day! The Toy Day event just wrapped up, so here’s a look back at the fun event that lasted for the better part of a month.

It began with a gardening event. This time, the goal was to plant poinsettias to attract “elf hats” to the garden.

The rewards included furniture and clothing items, as well as bell ornaments (more on that later). I really liked displaying the Toy Day furniture items in the new cabin, which was added in the last update. And you can see the Toy Day gift for all, a snowy dollhouse, on display on the table:

The second part of the Toy Day event was a gyroidite hunt.

The prizes for that included clothing items, like this Christmas tree dress and star hood, and more bell ornaments. The end goal of collecting the bell ornaments was earning this beautiful blue Christmas tree:

There was also a special Toy Day fortune cookie, courtesy of Fauna, a deer who aspires to help Jingle deliver gifts. For the first time ever, I bought a five-pack of the cookies (three times!), and got tons of cool items (including a full Christmas market, light-up reindeer, and a gift sled), I used to decorate my campsite.

The final part of the event was a fishing tourney, and there were special holiday fish to catch…sweet shrimp, horsehair crabs, and lobster.

The rewards for the fishing tourney were different snowmen and snow sculptures:

There was also a special Leaf Ticket item…Jingle’s Holiday Balloon. I had been saving my Leaf Tickets for a long time to make sure I could get this item!

If all of that wasn’t enough, five new animals were added to the game as well, all with a wintry theme. My favorite it Aurora…I’ve been waiting for her to visit my campsite!

I like to think she’s Roald’s girlfriend. Speaking of Roald, I especially enjoyed dressing him in my new Christmas sweaters…he looks so pleasantly round and jolly in them!

I loved decorating and redecorating my campsite throughout the event…I don’t ever want to take the decorations down! I guess video games imitate life…

This has definitely been my favorite Pocket Camp event so far. I’m looking forward to seeing what 2019 holds, not just in Pocket Camp, but also for the new Animal Crossing game for the Nintendo Switch that’s scheduled to come out!

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp–The One-Year Anniversary Extravaganza!

The whole month of November, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been celebrating their one-year anniversary! It’s been quite a series of events, and a lot of fun (and kept me occupied in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep because of my broken ankle!).

It started with a gardening event. Isabelle asked for help planting rosette seeds and catching flutterbows in preparation of the big party. The rewards included party tables and trays, decorations, and birthday candles (more on that in a moment).

The next part of the event was a gyroidite scavenger hunt. Finding the little Lloids allowed you to craft special party clothes, and also provided more opportunities to collect birthday candles. So what were these candles for? More party tables, and a special first anniversary cake!

There were lots of special clothes available during the event! An outfit to match Isabelle, a dress (and tuxedo) available for purchase with Leaf Tickets, and a whole party wardrobe that was easy to make with all the collected gyrodites!

There were special log-in bonuses, including Leaf Tickets, gold treats, and these cool puzzles tiles that make a fun picture at your campsite:

The third big part of the event was a fishing tourney, which introduced gold versions of the horse mackerel, olive flounder, football fish, and tuna. This time, the rewards included drink dispensers (lemonade and fruit punch), cheese and chocolate fondue fountains, and dessert trays.

One of the “gifts for all” was a music box that adds a new party memory to your scrapbook:

There was a big Leaf Ticket item that allows Isabelle to visit your campsite anytime. Also, note the cool fencing in the front, another gift for all, which I think really livens up the campsite:

And another gift…K.K. Slider’s party guitar!

Once all the anniversary rewards are displayed at the campsite, there’s a very festive atmosphere!

This is the biggest event Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has had so far…I’m really looking forward to seeing what they come up with for Year Two!

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp–Jack’s Halloween Hunt and More!

It’s almost Halloween, and that means theJack, the Czar of Halloween, has been visiting Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp! The various events have been going on throughout the month of October, and there have been a lot of challenges!

First was Jack’s Halloween Hunt, a gardening event that offered furniture as rewards for catching various bats that were attracted to apple, peach, and plum “Lollipoppies.”

One of my favorite pieces of furniture was a bench that comes with a friendly ghost…I loved seeing the reactions of the animals at the campsite!

After the regular gardening tasks were completed, there were hard tasks that allowed you to get some of the furniture in an alternate color:

There’s also a fortune cookie event: Muffy’s Creepy Cookie, which has coordinating spooky items like this fun haunted pumpkin tree:

Jack came back for a fishing event, too! This time, the goal was catching orange, melon, and grape candy fish, and as is the case with all fishing tourneys, there was a special net available to guarantee a catch:

There were lots of costume rewards for this tourney, and my favorite were the count’s jacket and hat:

And if that wasn’t enough, there was also a special furniture item available for purchase with “Leaf Tickets”…Jack’s Puppet Theater. If you have this item, Jack can show up at your campsite anytime! I didn’t craft one, but Ladybug did, and let me take a picture of Jack visiting her campsite:

In addition to all of that, there are also terrain items available for purchase for Leaf Tickets, but we didn’t craft any of those (yet). This was a fun event, but I’m really looking forward to what Animal Crossing might have planned for Thanksgiving (a Franklin event, I hope!) and Christmas!

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp–Splatoon 2 Crossover Event

It’s time for another look at an Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp special event!

The Splatoon 2 crossover event, which just wrapped up last week, was very popular here, because Splatoon is one of Ladybug’s favorite games. It was also an interesting event, because it consisted of several parts.

First, there was a fishing tourney. Chip was kind enough to model one of the prizes, a Splatoon hat, during the event:

There were only three special fish to catch…pink squids, green squids, and purple octopuses:

In addition to the fishing tourney, there were three special gifts…an Inkling-girl wig, a splat tee, and a splat hoodie (modeled here by Roald, my favorite villager…doesn’t he look cute?).

There was also a “Blitz Clam” scavenger hunt, which provided opportunities for making more Splatoon 2-themed clothing, and a Splatoon 2 fortune cookie was also available from the Nooklings. I only “purchased” one of those (I’m saving my leaf tickets for a future event), but I got something good…the graffiti wall. I put my fishing tourney prizes on display with it (and items from Roald’s beach-themed fortune cookie and prizes from previous fishing tourneys) at my campsite for a fun look:

The next Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp event has already begun, but you’ll have to wait for the details on my latest campsite redecoration!

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp–Brewster’s Sweet Harvest

There’s finally official word that a new Animal Crossing game is coming to the Nintendo Switch next year! While I anxiously anticipate that game’s release, I thought it would be fun to share some of the special events in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp as they come up (which is about once a month or so).

There’s currently a Splatoon Crossover event going on, but today I want to talk about the last event that I completed, which starred everybody’s favorite Animal Crossing pigeon…Brewster’s Sweet Harvest.

This was a fun event that involved planting three different kinds of “berrypetal” seeds to attract four different kinds of “bumbledrops.” The prizes included everything you need to create a lovely vineyard cafe at your campsite…tables, chairs, glasses of grape juice, counters, and even trellises! This event also added in a new challenge…once all of the tasks from parts one and two of the event were completed, some extra special hard tasks were unlocked, and offered even more furniture, in unique colors!

I really enjoyed this event, partly because Brewster has always been one of my favorite characters, and partly because I think the new furniture looks really nice. I also enjoyed the addition of the hard tasks…I really like completing these events, and the extra challenge for this one was a nice surprise!

2018 Japanese Festival–Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Edition

The Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden has quickly become one of our family’s favorite annual events. This year, however, I had another Japanese summer festival to enjoy…the one that took place in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp!

The game featured a special event sponsored by Crazy Redd in August. By planting various colors of iris seeds, you could attract “flickerflys” to your garden, and then trade them in for summer festival items, including several yukata, lantern-lit paths, food stalls, and a festival stage complete with taiko drum. With leaf tickets (the in-game currency), you could even purchase Redd’s Mask Emporium! Being a completionist, I had to make sure I had it all, and displayed it at my campsite with the fountain and shrine I had built earlier in the year:

This was my favorite Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp event so far. It’s been almost a year since the game launched in the US, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what they have in store for year two!