Animal Crossing – Mushrooms: How to get elegant, flat, rare, round and skinny mushrooms, including the mushroom DIY recipes in New Horizons explained

Mushrooms are one of the many seasonal materials in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Like other autumn seasonal materials, acorns and pine cones, this means that mushrooms grow on your island for a set period of time.

There are five different types of mushrooms you can find: elegant mushrooms, flat mushrooms, weird mushrooms, round mushrooms, and slender mushrooms.

Each type of mushroom is also used to make a variety of forest and mushroom-themed DIY recipes, but to do so, you must first collect the Mushroom DIY Recipe Set.

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Mushroom season dates in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Mushrooms are the third seasonal material you can find during the fall in New Horizons, the first being acorns and pine cones.

In the northern hemisphere, mushrooms can be found throughout the month of November.

Meanwhile, in the southern hemisphere you can find mushrooms in May.

Throughout this month, you will be able to collect the mushrooms that grow on your island and collect homemade mushroom recipes.

How to Find Elegant Mushrooms, Flat Mushrooms, Round Mushrooms, and Skinny Mushrooms in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Throughout the last month of autumn in New Horizons, you will be able to find five different types of mushrooms growing on your island.

The first four (elegant, flat, round and thin) can be found growing in the ground.

All of these mushrooms will grow near cedars, fruit and hardwood trees, much like tree branches appear on the ground near these trees.

To increase your chances of finding these mushrooms, we recommend not placing any furniture or growing flowers around the bases of your trees. You don’t have to do this for all the trees on your island, but if you want to create a lot of mushroom furniture, we recommend making sure that most of your trees have a good amount of free space around their roots.

Each mushroom will take up one tile, and the tiles will be about the same size as a flower, so you can use that as a good marker for how much space you should leave.

Once you’ve made sure there is enough room for mushrooms to grow, you’ll want to conduct an island-wide mushroom hunt every day.

The exact location where the mushrooms appear is assigned at random, but you will be able to find a good number near your trees every day. Be sure to pick these mushrooms, because they will not grow back during the day and you will have to wait a full year for mushroom season to return.

There’s even a Nook Miles Plus task that will reward you with a minimum of 100 Nook Miles if you collect three mushrooms.

How to find a rare mushroom in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Rare mushrooms are, as their name suggests, harder to find in New Horizons compared to other types of mushrooms.

First of all, unlike other mushrooms, rare mushrooms grow underground and have a much lower reproduction rate, so you may have to wait several days to find one.

When looking for a rare mushroom, you’ll want to look for cracks in the ground near tree roots. Digging this crack may reveal a rare mushroom or, sadly, a fossil.

However, there is a way to avoid accidentally digging up a fossil when searching for rare mushrooms.

New Horizons keeps a count of how many fossils are currently buried on your island and will stop generating more when this number reaches six. Since this count also includes any unassessed fossils you reburied, you can easily dig up all six fossils and rebury them elsewhere.

Doing this will prevent more fossils from respawning, which in turn will allow you to easily identify if any rare mushrooms have appeared on your island.

Finding and reburying these fossils will take you a couple of days, however, as you need to have a maximum of six unassessed fossils buried on your island for it to work.

Fortunately, only the DIY recipes for Forest floors require a rare mushroom, so if you’re not interested in this floor, you don’t have to hunt for a rare mushroom.

Prices of mushrooms and rare mushrooms in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

If you’re not interested in homemade mushroom recipes or just need some bells, you can sell any and all mushrooms you collect in New Horizons at Nook’s Cranny.

Flat, round, and skinny mushrooms can each sell for 200 bells.

Meanwhile, fancy mushrooms are worth 10,000 bells.

However, it is the rare mushrooms that are worth the most: 16,000 bells.

List of Homemade Animal Crossing Mushroom Recipes: How Many Are There?

The New Horizons Mushroom Set consists of twelve DIY recipes, including a new umbrella and the fairytale Mush lamp.

Here are the twelve mushroom set entries:

  • Forest soils
  • forest wall
  • porridge lamp
  • porridge log
  • Low porridge stool
  • porridge umbrella
  • porridge partition
  • porridge table
  • porridge umbrella
  • porridge wall
  • mushroom wand
  • mushroom crown

How to Find Homemade Mushroom Recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

You can find homemade mushroom recipes by popping the balloons floating around your island in New Horizons.

Fortunately, these homemade recipes can be found on any balloon of any color, so you can unzip every balloon you see in the hopes that it contains a homemade mushroom recipe.

When you play New Horizons for the first time during mushroom season, you will also receive Isabelle’s homemade mushroom wreath recipe. This DIY recipe will automatically appear in your DIY recipe list, so as long as you have the materials, you can make it.

The rest of the homemade mushroom recipes, however, you will have to find yourself.

The Animal Crossing 2.0 and Happy Home Paradise update is here! We can help you with the new additions, including where to find Brewster, Gyroids, new villagers, ordinances, new fences, storage shed, new hairstyles, Froggy Chair, group stretches, and Kapp’n boat tours. Cooking can now be unlocked, so you need to know how to make flour and sugar, as well as how to grow carrots, potatoes and tomatoes. In the meantime, if you’re new to Animal Crossing, our New Horizons tips can help you with the basics. From the beginning, there are fish and insects to catch, flowers and fruits to grow. A long-term goal is to increase your Happy Home Academy score. Finally, you need tools like the new ladder and pole to fully explore.

Tips for finding homemade mushroom recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Finding homemade mushroom recipes in New Horizons requires a little luck and, if you want to get them all right away, a lot of determination, so to help you, we have put together this list of tips for hunting balloons:

  • Depending on the time of day, balloons will appear on the east or west coast of your island. Throughout the day, balloons will fly west across the island, but from 6 pm until morning, you can find balloons flying east across the island.
  • The balloons appear during minutes that end with a ‘4’ or a ‘9’. This means that balloons will appear approximately every five minutes in New Horizons, such as at 1:04 pm or 1:09 pm, but it does not guarantee that the balloon will actually spawn. It’s a good idea to pop all the balloons you see, regardless of color, to force the next balloon to spawn.
  • Balloons are more likely to appear during the day. We assume this is to discourage you from playing New Horizons at night, but it seems that balloons are less likely to appear after 6 p.m. However, if you have no choice but to play at night, you can also change the time on the internal clock of your Nintendo Switch by visiting settings.
  • See where you pop the balloon! If you pop a balloon over water or rocks, the gift attached to it will disappear.

Homemade mushroom recipes are not limited to a specific balloon color.

  • Listen to the wind! If there is a balloon flying near you in New Horizons, you will be able to hear the wind blowing around you. When this happens, be sure to look at the sky!
  • Bring multiple slingshots! Since the balloon spawn rate will reset every time you enter or exit a building, it’s a great idea to carry several slingshots with you. This will ensure that you don’t miss a single balloon and the possible homemade mushroom recipes hidden within the present.
  • Set your camera to rolling mode. This camera mode will give you a better view of the sky and, with that, a better idea of ​​approaching balloons.

Good luck finding all the homemade mushroom recipes and don’t forget to complete your homemade acorn and pine cone collection before fall ends!

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