Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Unlock Jolly Redd’s Treasure Trawler

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In the new Animal Crossing New Horizons update there have been a few additions including new merchants. One of the new merchants is fan favorite Redd who runs an illegal ship that sells various treasures. To gain access to this ship to buy the treasures you desire you need to complete a short task. Continue reading to learn how to unlock Jolly Redd’s Treasure Trawler.

Where to Find Redd?

Image showing Redd's Boat in Animal Crossing New Horizons.
Image showing where to find Redd in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

Before doing anything in-game be sure you have 1.2 downloaded for your game. Once the update is downloaded start the game to receive the daily news about the Earth Day event. On the first day speak to Blathers to learn about the possible museum expansion. After you’ve done this you will need to wait an IRL day (occurred for me on Friday) to receive another announcement about a suspicious character docking on the island. Once Redd’s ship is docked you will be unable to access it until you meet Redd for the first time. This means finding him on your island where he will be walking around. Speak to Redd and buy the painting off of him. Once the painting is bought you can donate it to Blathers at your Museum to start the Art Gallery area.

What Does Redd Sell?

After you’ve done the first exchange with Redd he will let you visit his boat whenever he returns to buy other items. Redd sells both fake and non-fake art pieces along with various pieces of furniture.

That’s all you need to know about how to unlock Jolly Redd’s Treasure Trawler in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Like previous games you need to be on your toes when buying from Redd as you may get some less then reputable products. Use the inspect option to get a closer look at items you wish to buy.

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