Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Longer Lasting Tools

When you arrive on the island of Animal Crossing New Horizons you will start with rather primitive tools. These tools get the job done for what they are needed to do, but they break fairly quickly when used. If you are wondering how to get longer lasting tools, you’ve come to the right place. Below I will show you how to get longer lasting tools.

Become a Member of the Nook Miles+ Club

Before you can take exotic trips to other islands you will need to do some work. First off you need to pay off the initial move-in debt of 5000 Nook Miles. To do this simply complete the various activities on the Nook Miles page to earn Nook Miles. Once you have enough return to Tom Nook and pay off your debts. Once the debt is paid off you should take on the loan for a new house. Upon taking on this loan Tom Nook will promote you to the Nook Miles+ club. This club gives you access to purchase items with Nook Miles from the Nook Stop.

Purchase the Pretty Good Tools Recipes from the Nook Stop

Image showing the Pretty Good Tools Recipe.

Once you have access to the Nook Miles store in the Nook Stop head to the automated machine and select Redeem Nook Miles. On this next screen you will see a selection of items for purchase with Nook Miles. The items we want to purchase are the Pretty Good Tools Recipes. This item sells for 3000 Nook Miles. Purchasing this collection of recipes unlocks the following:

  • Net Recipe.
    • 1x Flimsy Net.
    • 1x Iron Nugget.
  • Fishing Rod Recipe.
    • 1x Flimsy Fishing Rod.
    • 1x Iron Nugget.
  • Shovel Recipe.
    • 1x Flimsy Shovel.
    • 1x Iron Nugget.
  • Axe Recipe.
    • 1x Flimsy Axe.
    • 3x Wood.
    • 1x Iron Nugget.
  • Stone Axe Recipe.
    • 1x Flimsy Axe.
    • 3x Wood.
  • Watering Can Recipe.
    • 1x Flimsy Watering Can.
    • 1x Iron Nugget.

All of the above mentioned tools have longer durability than their Flimsy counterparts. This means you can spend more time using one tool to harvest resources. The recipes listed above can be created at any DIY Wordbench once purchased.

That’s all you need to know about how to get longer lasting tools in Animal Crossing New Horizons. The tools above will give you more time spent on resource gathering which should be something you rush to get. Having tools last longer will free up time and resources for other projects.

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Eli McLean

Eli "Enricofairme" McLean is the Founder and lead writer on holdtoreset.com. He has been creating content about video games for the past 5 years. You can follow Eli on Twitter @enricofairme.

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