Animal Crossing New Horizons offers a fresh take on the tried-and-tested formula that fans all over the world know and love. You’ll be living on a desert island this time around, and it’s your job to make it a nicer place to live. You’ll do this by working with Nook Inc., as you craft tools which help you build more and more elaborate amenities for your fellow islanders. There’s even an incentive scheme to keep track of. Nook Inc. will dole out Nook Miles for completing a wide range of activities. Here's what you need to know.
Nook Miles List
We haven't unlocked all of the Nook Miles goals yet in Animal Crossing New Horizons, but we're close. You can find a lNook Miles Goals List below, we'll add more once we find them.
- Active Island Resident - speak to all of your neighbours each day
- Angling for Perfection! - Learning how to fish is an essential skill for living on a remote island, hm? Nook Inc. encourages all island residents who are aiming to become fishing masters.
- Bell Ringer - spend Bells
- Bona Fide Bone Finder - Dig up a fossil
- Bugs Don't Bug Me - Fill your Critterpedia with bugs
- Bulletin Board Benefit - post on the board
- Cast Master - Cast your line carefully if you want to reel in this reward—you’ll need to nab a bunch of fish in a row without a single one getting away to earn these miles.
- Clam and Collected - dig up clams
- Cornering the Stalk Market - sell Turnips at a profit
- DIY Furniture - Craft your own furniture.
- DIY Tools - If your tools break, just make more! And to take away the sting, you’ll earn Nook Miles based on the number of tools you craft. Sweet deal! You’ll need 5 stamps to complete.
- Dream House - expand your home (speak to Tom Nook)
- Edit Credit - edit your passport
- Exterior Decorator - place ten items outside
- Faint of Heart - faint
- First Custom Design - create a custom design using the app
- First-Time Buyer - Buy something, anything!
- First-Time Seller (300 Nook Miles) - Selling things you don’t need is a great way to keep down the clutter and earn a few extra Bells. And in this case, a few extra miles!
- Flower Power - plant flowers
- Flower tender - water plants
- Fossil Assessment - Dig up Fossils
- Fruit Roots - Plant 6 varieties of fruit
- Fun with Fences - build fences
- Furniture Freshener - Refurbish and customize furniture items
- Go Ahead, Be Shellfish! - sell seashells
- Good Things in Store! - store items using your home storage
- Greedy Weeder - pull weeds
- Growing Collection - buy items
- Gulliver's Travails - help Gulliver rebuild their communicator
- Have a Nice DIY - Nook Inc. will award Nook Miles for the number of DIY recipes you’ve collected. Think about that. You’re earning...for learning! Yes, yes!
- Hoard Reward - Put more furniture in your home
- Icons - change the island flag
- Island Ichthyologist - Fill your Critterpedia with fish to earn Miles
- Island Shutterbug - take a picture using your NookPhone
- Island Togetherness - One of the goals of Nook Inc. is resident togetherness. Our gregarious-greetings initiative aims to reward you with Nook Miles just for chatting with residents. Try to talk to all your neighbours every day!
- It's Raining Treasure - keep popping balloons
- Lost Treasure - pop a balloon
- Miles for Stakeholder - buy Turnips
- Moving Fees Paid! - pay off your moving fees
- Ninten Miles - Information pending
- No More Loan Payments! - pay off your loan
- Nook Miles for Miles - earn Nook Miles
- NookPhone Life - Gotten used to using your NookPhone? Keep using it for various island needs and enjoy some Nook Miles just for getting familiar with it.
- NookPhone Life - use your NookPhone
- Paydirt - dig up Bells
- Pick of the Bunch - Sell fruit
- Popular Pen Pal - send mail
- Reaction Ruler - Learn reactions
- Rough-hewn - chop wood from trees
- Seller of Unwanted Stuff - sell things you don't need
- Shady Shakedown - shake trees to find furniture
- Shop to It - Use the Shopping Channel at a Nook Stop
- Smile Isle - fulfill requests from other island residents
- Social Islander - One of the goals of Nook Inc. is islander togetherness. Our gregarious-greetings initiative aims to reward you with Nook Miles based on the number of times you greet all residents in a single day.
- Taking the Sting Out - take medicine
- Tomorrow's Trees Today - plant trees
- Trash Fishin' - fish for trash (boots, tires, cans)
- Trashed Tools - have tools break after use
- Treehouse Miles - Information pending
- True friends - build relationships with residents
- Weed Eater - Nook Inc. salutes you for beautification efforts. Nook Inc. rewards you with Nook Miles for pulling weeds. Nook Inc.! You’ll need to pull 50 weeds to complete.
- Wispy island secrets - help wisp get their soul back
- Wishes Come True - wish on shooting stars
- You’ve Got the Bug - Earn miles just for catching creepy-crawlies! Every bug you catch is one that won't be surprising someone in their sock drawer.
What Are Nook Miles?
Nook Miles basically function like airline miles. You’ll accrue Nook Miles for completing a number of activities, such as gardening, crafting, meeting friends and more. You can check your Nook Miles progress by heading to the Nook Miles section of your NookPhone.
How to Complete Nook Miles
You’ll complete Nook challenges passively while playing Animal Crossing New Horizons. If you head to the Nook Miles section of your Nook Phone you’ll see what challenges are available, and what you’ll need to do to complete them. Some of them will require stamps to complete. For example, the DIY Tools Nook Miles challenge requires you to craft five tools, awarding a stamp for each one. Once you have five stamps you’ll get your Nook Miles. For more info on any of these topics, visit our full Walkthrough
How Many Nook Miles Can You Earn For Completing Each Challenge
The amount of Nook Miles you’ll be awarded for completing each challenge will vary. Generally, you’ll receive 300 Nook Miles a piece, with higher rewards reserved for harder and more time-consuming challenges.
What Are Nook Miles Used For?
Nook Miles can be spent at the Nook Stop in Resident services. There is a catalogue of items to choose from, covering upgrades, recipes, furniture and more. Later on, you'll be able to exchange Nook Miles for money, more on that here.
Where Do You Spend Nook Miles?
If you look at the layout of Tom Nook’s tent, you can see a new type of machine in the corner. This is where you’ll spend your Nook Miles, it's called a Nook Stop. Check out a screenshot of the Nook Miles Stop below:
Nook Miles Tickets
You can spend your Nook Miles on Nook Miles Tickets. This will allow you to visit other islands with unique flora and fauna. There may even be other friends to make there.
What Else Can You Spend Nook Miles On?
You can spend Nook Miles on Nook Inc. merchandise like hats and t-shirts. You can also purchase crafting recipes, and even pay off certain payments.
How to Earn Nook Miles Fast
To earn Nook Miles as fast as possible in Animal Crossing New Horizons it's helpful to know what goals there are to complete. We recommend using the list above to unlock as many as possible. Planting trees is a great way to make Nook Miles fast, as is watering plants. You'll get them for doing almost anything, so using the list above to focus your efforts will be key.
What is Nook Miles +
Nook Miles + is offered to you a few days into the game. You'll need to pay for a membership, though you absolutely should do it. It adds a list of five goals that you can view in your Nook Miles app. These can be completed whenever, and are generally smaller tasks, awarding Nook Miles upon completion. Once you finish one, another will take its place, allowing you to earn as many Nook Miles as you want.
That’s all we have on Nook Miles so far. We'll be adding more to this guide in the coming weeks. In the meantime why not check out our look at how local co-op works in the game