Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Make a Vaulting Pole

When you first settle your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons you will be limited to the small space between the rivers. These rivers are crossable, but you will require using an item like the Vaulting Pole to do it. To help you cross these rivers, use our how to make a Vaulting Pole guide below.

Where to Get the Vaulting Pole Recipe?

To get the Vaulting Pole recipe you need to have Blathers move to your island. To do this you need to collect five different bug types and donate them to Tom Nook. Once you’ve donated the bugs Tom Nook will give you a tent to place for Blathers to move into. Place the tent where you want Blathers to reside then wait an IRL day. On the next day Blathers will move into the tent.

Once Blathers is moved into the tent you can speak with him to learn more about the museum. After this interaction Balthers will give you a number of recipes including the Vaulting Pole. To craft the Vaulting Pole you require the following materials:

After you’ve crafted the Vaulting Pole it will be added to your inventory. With the Vaulting Pole equipped you can use it to cross rivers by walking to the banks of the river and pressing A. Crossing your island’s rivers means access to new areas with more resources.

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