How to Get 30 Iron Nuggets for New Shop in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Animal Crossing New Horizons Second Shop is a building that you can get if you progress far enough through the game, and you’ll have to gather resources to build it, including 30 Iron Nuggets. Unfortunately, getting Animal Crossing New Horizons Iron Nuggets is a chore, and it can take you a while. To help you speed up the process, we’ll now show you how to get 30 Iron Nuggets for New Shop in Animal Crossing New Horizons, and everything else you need to know about how to build the second shop.

How to Get 30 Iron Nuggets for New Shop in Animal Crossing New Horizons
How to Get 30 Iron Nuggets for New Shop in Animal Crossing New Horizons

How to Build Second Shop in Animal Crossing New Horizons?

To build a second shop in Animal Crossing New Horizons, you first have to progress far enough through the game. Eventually, Timmy will offer a proposal: you gather enough resources for the second shop and donate it to him. In return, you’ll get rewards for your troubles. As far as resources go, you’ll have to gather thirty of each of these: regular wood, softwood, hardwood, and iron nuggets.

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Donate second shop resources to Timmy

When you get thirty of any of the resources, go back to Timmy and donate them. The rewards you can get include olive desert-tile flooring, rush tatami flooring, and a yellow-striped wall. Now, getting all of that different wood can be a grind, but that part is relatively easy. Getting thirty iron nuggets, however, is a whole different matter. So, let’s try and break down what you have to do for those.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Iron Nuggets – How to Get Thirty for New Shop?

There are two things you can do to get thirty iron nuggets for the new shop in Animal Crossing New Horizons, you have to hit rocks that you find around the island repeatedly with the shovel. Just make sure not to use a fruit buff while doing so, or you’ll break the rocks without getting all the possible nuggets. Check out our How to Remove Fruit Buff guide for more info on that.

Once you exhaust all the rocks on your island, you can also spend Nook Miles to purchase a Nook Miles Ticket at the Residential Services. Take the ticket to the airport, and you’ll fly to one of the randomly generated, smaller islands. These islands have extra rocks that you can hit and get more resources. Incidentally, these islands also have people that you can recruit as villagers, which is how you eventually get Ladders. Either way you do it, gathering thirty iron nuggets is gonna take a while, so be patient.

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