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:
- A sleeping bag
- A lamp
- Some food
- 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.