The day of spirits and evil spirits has actually gotten here in New Horizons!

The night of Halloween has actually fallen on your island in New Horizons and, from 5pm till midnight, the pumpkin headed Jack will guarantee that the events work out.

Jack enjoys Candy and if you provide him some, consisting of Lollipops, he will provide you a range of benefits, consisting of brand-new Do It Yourself dishes for the Spooky furnishings set.

Your villagers will likewise be out technique or dealing with and, if you provide Candy, they likewise have some benefits in shop for you. If you do not – well, the technique isn’t that bad…

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How to discover Jack the Czar of Halloween in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

You can discover Jack, the self-titled Czar of Halloween, roaming near the Residential Services on your island in New Horizons. He’ll visit your island on the night of Halloween in between 5pm and midnight.

When you discover him, have a chat and stop. He’ll desire you to become his minion and gather Lollipops from the other villagers, which you can offer to him in exchange for unique Halloween benefits.

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Jack will teach you the Haunt response and, in exchange for a piece of Candy, he’ll provide you the clothes product, Jack’s Face.

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How to discover Lollipops in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

To discover the Lollipops Jack wants throughout the Halloween occasion in New Horizons, you require to provide Candy to the villagers who are out technique or dealing with on your island.

We discovered that it took 3 to 4 attempts with various villagers to acquire each of the Lollipops, however, depending upon your luck, you may get one earlier.

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Once you have actually been provided a Lollipop, head back to Jack and exchange it for a benefit.

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Jack’s Halloween rewards list in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

To make all of Jack’s Halloween benefits in New Horizons, you require to provide him 4 Lollipops.

For the very first Lollipop, he’ll provide you a Spooky Carriage and after that, for the 2nd, he’ll provide you the Do It Yourself dish for this furniture piece.

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After providing him a 3rd Lollipop, you’ll get the Do It Yourself dish for the Spooky Wand.

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The 4th and last Lollipop will result in him giving you the clothing item, Jack’s robe.

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You can continue to give Jack any Lollipops you find after this and, in return, he’ll either give you multiple copies of Jack’s Robe and pumpkins.

Candy in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

If you want to partake in the Halloween celebrations in New Horizons, then you’ll want to ensure you’ve got a good stock of Candy beforehand. We recommend having roughly 20 to 25 pieces of Candy, so you can properly enjoy the spooky shenanigans.

You can purchase one piece of Candy every day from Nook’s Cranny for 120 Bells every day in the month of October, including Halloween.

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You can only purchase one piece of Candy a day.

If you’re running low, however, then it’s time to do some trick or treating yourself.

A number of your villagers will be hanging out in their homes, so go and give them a visit. Once there, they will give you a piece of Candy and, after roughly ten minutes, they’ll be ready to give you some more.

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There is a way, however, to collect unlimited Candy.

All you have to do is wear both Jack’s Face and Jack’s Robe to trick your villagers into thinking you’re the Czar of Halloween himself. They will realise it’s you, but that won’t stop them from giving you Candy every time you talk to them.

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This works on both the villagers inside and outside of their homes and is a great way to stock up on Candy for next year’s Halloween.

Trick or Treat and rewards in Animal Crossing; New Horizons explained

Throughout the Halloween event in New Horizons a number of your villagers will be outside trick or treating.

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When one of these villagers sees you, they will run up to grab your attention. You don’t have to talk to them if you don’t want to, but, if you don’t, you won’t be able to take part in their trick or treating.

Talking to the villager will allow you to pick between trick or treat.

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Picking the trick option will cause the villager to change your eye colour, body paint and place a unique piece of face paint on your body.

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The face paint you’re given will be randomly selected from a number of options and can be removed by opening the clothes option in your inventory just like a regular piece of clothing.

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You can change your eye colour and body paint back by using a vanity or mirror to open the character customisation screen. Thankfully, the villager will give you a Wooden Table Mirror the first time you pick ‘Trick’, so you don’t have to return home to change your character back.

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I’ve been tricked…

The ‘Treat’ option, however, will allow you to exchange a piece of Candy for a reward. This includes pumpkins of various colours, certain Spooky items and any Spooky furniture DIY recipes you might be missing from your collection.

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Giving a villager a piece of Candy is also the only way to receive the Spooky Rug, Spooky Flooring and Spooky Wall, so, if you want to complete the Spooky furniture set, make sure you select ‘Treat’!

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The first villager you give a treat to will also teach you the Scare reaction.

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All you have to do to reset the trick and treating villagers is enter and leave any of the buildings on your island.

Halloween costumes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons explained

To truly get into the Halloween spirit in New Horizons, you’re going to need a Halloween costume.

Throughout October and on Halloween itself, you can purchase a number of special Halloween costume items from the Able Sisters.

These costume items include:

  • Animal nose
  • Flashy animal costume
  • Flashy point-ear animal hat
  • Flashy round-ear animal hat
  • Impish horns
  • Knee high socks
  • Mage’s boots
  • Mage’s dress
  • Mage’s striped hat
  • Magic academy hood
  • Magic academy robe
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When Kicks visits your island in October, he might be selling a pair of Impish Wings, which you can also wear as part of your Halloween costume.

Finally, you can purchase a number of new eye colours and body paint with your Nook Miles from the Nook Stop in Residential Services.

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Halloween date and time in Animal Crossing: New Horizons explained

The Halloween event in New Horizons obviously occurs on the 31st October every year.

The event itself will start at 5pm and run until midnight.

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During this time, you’ll be able to meet the pumpkin headed Jack and do some trick or treating with your villagers. You’ll also be given the chance to collect the last DIY recipes for the Spooky furniture set.


New to Animal Crossing? Our Animal Crossing New Horizons tips can help with the basics.

From the off, there’s fish and bugs to catch, flowers and fruit to grow with Leif selling seeds, villagers to add or remove and tools such as the new ladder and vaulting pole to collect.

Once you have settled in, you’ll wish to be making as many Bells as possible, start collecting K.K. Slider songs and work on your island star rating, increase your HHA ranking, incorporate Feng Shui into your room design and acquiring kitchen furniture. You can also buy fake art from Redd, use the Dream Suite and island backup.

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How to access Halloween in Animal Crossing: New Horizons explained

If you wish to take part in the Halloween event in New Horizons, then you need to make sure that you have actually downloaded the free autumn update patch which will be available from Wednesday 30th September onwards, though the activities included become available from Thursday 1st October.

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To do this make sure your Nintendo Switch is connected to the Internet and then try to start playing New Horizons. If there’s a patch available, you’ll be prompted to do so.

Now simply follow the instructions on your Nintendo Switch and wait for the download to be complete.

With that done you can delight in the Halloween occasions as they slowly happen throughout October.