How to Jump Over River & Get Vaulting Pole in Animal Crossing New Horizons

The Vaulting Pole in Animal Crossing New Horizons is a craftable item that you can use to jump over rivers in the game. Using the Animal Crossing vaulting pole to get across rivers enables you to traverse the islands in a much easier way, so you want to figure out how to get the pole and jump rivers asap. If that’s on your mind, then our How to Jump Over River & Get Vaulting Pole in Animal Crossing New Horizons guide is the place for you.

How to Jump Over River & Get Vaulting Pole in Animal Crossing New Horizons
How to Jump Over River & Get Vaulting Pole in Animal Crossing New Horizons

How to Get Vaulting Pole in Animal Crossing New Horizons?

To get the Vaulting Pole in Animal Crossing New Horizons, you first need to have the recipe for it, as well as the correct materials. You get the Vaulting Pole recipe from Blathers, once the owl arrives to town. You first have to set up a camp for them, and then Nook will announce their arrival. Talk to Blathers when you can, and you’ll get the recipe for the Vaulting Pole (as well as the Flimsy Shovel, for that matter). Blathers takes two days to arrive, which you can skip over using time travel, as explained in our How to Time Travel in Animal Crossing New Horizons guide.

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So, the next order of business is to go and get five softwood, if you don’t already have it. Head straight for Nook Corner after you secure the materials and use the Crafting Table to make yourself a Vaulting Pole. It let’s you vault across rivers, making traversing your and other islands much easier. As for how to actually use the Vaulting Pole, let’s head straight to our next point.

Animal Crossing New Horizons – How to Jump Over River?

To jump over rivers in Animal Crossing New Horizons, you have to obtain the Vaulting Pole, as we’ve explained above. When you do, approach the river and hold the pole in your hands (select it in the menu, then select Hold). While holding the pole and facing the other side of the river, press A on the river bank to jump across. That’s all there is to it.

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Hold the Vaulting Pole and hit A

If you need more help with Animal Crossing New Horizons, feel free to peruse our other guides we’ve written. Among others, we’ve got How to Make Bells Fast, How to Redeem Deluxe & Preorder Items, and Amiibo – Cards & Figurines.

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