Animal Crossing New Horizons: 'If You Could Only Bring ONE Thing With You' Question Explained

Animal Crossing New Horizons: 'If You Could Only Bring ONE Thing With You' Question Explained

There's a question you'll get while starting up in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to answer it.

Shortly after selecting your island layout, name and birthday in Animal Crossing New Horizons, you'll be posed a question: 'If you could only bring ONE thing with you to a deserted island, what would it be?' You'll need to pick from one of four options, with no clear indication of what each one does. We'll explain everything in this guide.

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'If You Could Only Bring ONE Thing With You' Question Explained

The 'If you could only bring ONE thing with you to a deserted island, what would it be?' question posed by Tom Nook at the start of the game can throw you off, assuming you're not in on the joke. You'll be asked to choose between the following:

  1. A sleeping bag
  2. A lamp
  3. Some food
  4. Something to kill time

Don't worry about which one you pick, as Tom Nook later explains that the question is completely rhetorical. It's a joke of sorts, as you'll be receiving all four things courtesy of Nook Inc. once you arrive at the island. For more on the intro section of the game, head to this guide.

Bunch of jokers | Jake Green/USG

We have plenty more Animal Crossing New Horizons content here on USG. First off, you'll want to read Caty's review. Then, why not check out Hirun's write-up of the community's fondness for Roald?

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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