How to Get More Sticks in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Gaming Nintendo Switch How to Get More Sticks in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Sticks are an essential resource in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. They’re used to create tools such as the Fishing Rod, Bug Net and Axe, which you can later use to collect Wood for higher tier tools.

Although Sticks can be found dotted around your island, they will seem to run out. Luckily, there are a few ways in-game to replenish them.

This guide was created during the first week of Animal Crossing: New Horizons release on the Nintendo Switch. Depending on when you’re reading this guide, some thing may be different due to future updates. However we’ll always try to come back and update these guides! For more of our Animal Crossing: New Horizons Guides & Best-of lists, make sure to check out our dedicated area here!

How to Get More Sticks

As previously mentioned, walking around your Island, you will naturally find sticks surrounding trees. Once you’ve collected them all, they will take some time to naturally re-spawn.

This might involve closing the game and coming back the next day, where time might have advanced a little. However there is one more method of getting more sticks, and that’s by shaking the trees.

Tree Shaking

The Trees on your island can be interacted with. Whilst holding nothing in your hand, walk up to one and press A to start shaking it. There’s a small chance that a stick will fall down, you can shake multiple times too if none fall.

If you keep shaking, there’s even a chance for up to 3 sticks to fall in total. Once they stop falling though, that specific tree won’t let off any more sticks for a while, but you can just go onto the next tree instead. Not all trees will drop sticks either, but this remains the best way to get sticks in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!