Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Find Redd's Treasure Trawler

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Find Redd's Treasure Trawler

Redd returns to the series as a pirate selling antique treasures. Here's everything we know so far.

Animal Crossing New Horizons has a new update, one of the biggest features of which is the addition of Redd, the sardonic fox who deals in questionably-sourced furniture. Here he's running with a pirate motif, and we'll show you how to find Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler and what you can do there.

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How to Find Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler in Animal Crossing New Horizon

Redd has been added to Animal Crossing New Horizons, and is now one of the merchants that can appear each day. He'll visit every now and then, much like Flick and CJ do. On a day when Redd is visiting, Isabelle will mention a shady character in her morning announcements. Redd will then be wandering around your beaches, speak to him and he'll direct you to his boat.

Redd will show up with some totally-not-stolen cargo for you to peruse. | Nintendo

Should You Buy the Sinking Painting?

When you first meet Redd he'll offer to sell you a Sinking Painting. Buy it for 4900 Bells and give it to Blathers. This will start construction on a new area of the museum.

Where is Jolly Redd's Shop?

Redd's shop is a boat that moors on coastlines (though not at the pier, as you might expect). It's a rather grimy, dilapidated old ship with a green flag and a wooden gangplank leading up to the entrance. To find it, head to the small section of beach at the back of your island, on the Northern coastline. If Redd has visited your island, he'll be there. To find Redd's location, head into your map on your Nook Phone. Here you'll be able to see a small beach at the back of your island. Head there and climb down using a ladder. You'll need to have opened the art gallery to gain access to his ship. Here's how.

Redd Not Showing Up?

If Redd is not showing up in your game, you'll just need to wait until he does. Much like Flick, he pulls up whenever he wants, and there is not a set schedule that you can follow. At the time of writing there is no sure-fireway to get Redd to appear.

What Does Jolly Redd Sell?

In past games, where he was known as "Crazy Redd," our suspect friend was known for selling-high value furniture and various art pieces that players could then put in their own home. In the new trailer we've seen Redd sell paintings, statues, antiques and tables, among others, some of which don't appear to have appeared in the game yet and are likely being added with the update. We also know you'll be able to buy these items with Bells, not Nook Miles, meaning that those who've cornered the turnip market will be able to buy some very valuable trinkets.

One other use of these art pieces is to donate them to the new wing of Blathers' Museum, the Art Gallery, as the trailer shows the same statue based on "The Thinker" both for sale at Redd's and proudly displayed in the Art Gallery, meaning that players can pass over their purchases to Blathers for the good of cultural enrichment. Or horde priceless artwork in your cellar, it's up to you.

There is a catch to this, however: recent updates being datamined has shown that Redd will be selling some forgeries, which historically have been similar to the originals but with slight variations. These forgeries cannot be donated to Blathers and will probably lose a lot of their resale value, as both he and the Nooks can tell a fake when they see one.

If you could bring only one of these four USG articles to a desert island, which one would it be? You've got Caty's review of New Horizons, Mat's full report on what the new update has to offer, Nadia's thoughts on the game's customization options, or just pick from every guide you'd ever need, all found right here.

Joel Franey

Guides Writer

Joel loves books, games, comics and drinks that make a person feel like they just got kicked in the head by a mule. He has a Masters in writing from Sussex, which he somehow got by writing about Superman. He is absolutely NOT three children in a long coat, so please stop asking.

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