Animal Crossing New Horizons: What to Do With the Glowing Holes in the Ground

Animal Crossing New Horizons: What to Do With the Glowing Holes in the Ground

You may come across a glowing hole in the ground while exploring your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's what you need to do.

During each day living on your Animal Crossing New Horizons Island, you'll come across certain items and curiosities that you may never have seen before. At the start of the game you're likely to find glowing holes in the ground. To help get you up to speed, we've put together this guide explaining what these glowing holes are, and how to get the treasure hidden inside.

What Are the Glowing Holes in the Ground?

The glowing holes you'll find scattered throughout your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons are actually buried Bells. You'll need to dig them up to get to the Bells hidden within. To do so, craft a shovel, the recipe for which you will receive on completion of Tom Nook's DIY workshop class. Walk over to the gold, glowing hole and press A with the shovel equipped. This will dig up the Bells. For a look at earning as many Bells as quickly as you can, head here.

How Many Bells Are Hidden in the Golden Glowing Holes?

For the most part, you'll get 1,000 Bells for digging up these holes. From time to time, you may also get 10,000 Bells, though this is much rarer.

Buried treasure | Jake Green/USG

Our Animal Crossing New Horizons Review is now live. Read it here to see what Caty thought of the game. For a look at the expanded selection now available at the Able Sisters' shop, read Mat's article.

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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