Animal Crossing: New Horizons mushroom guide — All Mushroom DIY recipes and how to gather the most fungi

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Now that Animal Crossing Halloween is over, the leaves on your island will continue to change colors until they become warm autumn hues. What's more, mushrooms will pop up all over your island, and you'll be able to use them to craft super cute Mushroom sets. These seasonal changes are part of what makes this one of the best Nintendo Switch games out there. Dying to learn more? Here's everything you need to know about Animal Crossing mushrooms and mushroom DIY recipes.

When do mushrooms sprout?

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, mushrooms will pop up on your island throughout November. If you're in the Southern Hemisphere, mushrooms will sprout in May.

How many mushroom types are there?

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Five different types of mushrooms sprout on your island during the fall. I've listed them in alphabetical order and have included how much they sell for at Nook's Cranny.

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NameDescriptionSelling price
Elegant MushroomA tall singular mushroom with a brown head and white stem. 10,000 Bells
Flat MushroomA trio of flat-headed white mushrooms.200 Bells
Rare MushroomThree bulbous clumps that could be mistaken for rocks.16,000 Bells
Round MushroomThree white mushrooms with a stout round shape.200 Bells
Skinny MushroomA trio of three tall mushrooms with thin stems.300 Bells

Where to find each mushroom

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Mushrooms are partial to trees, so you'll find them near wooded areas. The most valuable one is the Rare Mushroom, and unlike the others, it's actually hidden underground. If you see a crack in the ground near a tree, like the ones you see when you're digging for fossils, then it might just yield a Rare Mushroom when you use your shovel.

How to gather the most mushrooms

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There are a few things you can do to increase the chances of your island sprouting more mushrooms.

  • Plant several trees if you don't have that many: Since mushrooms sprout near tree trunks, your island will have a higher likelihood of spawning mushrooms if you have plenty of trees. It doesn't matter if they are fruit trees or evergreens.
  • Clean up around your tree trunks: Mushrooms won't be able to spawn if the floor around the base of your trees is covered with weeds, sticks, flowers, or other items. Clear the area, and then you're more likely to get more mushrooms.
  • Harvest mushrooms every day: A fresh batch of mushrooms will appear on your island each morning. Clear out the old to make way for new fungi.

How to get Mushroom recipes

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Mushroom DIY recipes can be collected by popping the balloons that fly over your island. Much like the Cherry Blossom recipes, they can be rather hard to find, so pop as many balloons as you can during this month.

All Mushroom DIY recipes

Mushroom recipes are simply enchanting. They're the perfect way to create a fantasy-themed area of your island. My personal favorite is the Mush Lamp, which glows in the dark. Here are all Mushroom DIY recipes listed in alphabetical order.

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NameRequired Materials
Forest Flooring○ Rare Mushroom x 1
○ Round Mushrooms x 2
○ Skinny Mushrooms x 2
○ Flat Mushroom x 2
○ Weeds x 10
Forest Wall○ Elegant Mushroom x 2
○ Round Mushrooms x 2
○ Skinny Mushrooms x 2
○ Flat Mushroom x 2
○ Wood x 10
Mush Lamp○ Skinny Mushrooms x 1
○ Clay x 5
Mush Log○ Skinny Mushrooms x 2
○ Log Stool x 1
Mush Low Stool○ Round Mushrooms x 2
Mush Parasol○ Flat Mushroom x 3
Mush Partition○ Skinny Mushrooms x 3
Mush Table○ Flat Mushroom x 2
○ Wood x 6
Mush Umbrella○ Flat Mushroom x 3
Mush Wall○ Rare Mushroom x 1
○ Round Mushrooms x 2
○ Skinny Mushrooms x 2
○ Flat Mushroom x 2
○ Weeds x 10
Mushroom Wand○ Skinny Mushrooms x 3
○ Star Fragment x 3
Mushroom Wreath○ Tree Branch x 10
○ Round Mushroom x 1
○ Skinny Mushroom x 1
○ Flat Mushroom x 1

Animal Crossing mushrooms

Now you know what mushrooms to look for and how to craft each mushroom recipe for your island. Have fun harvesting and creating gorgeous decor.

Rebecca Spear
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Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.