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Trading FAQ by Anime Enigma
Version: 0.9 | Updated: 10/11/02
The Animal Crossing Trading FAQ Version 0.9 By Anime Enigma firstname.lastname@example.org This document Copyright (c) 2002 Anime Enigma This is an incomplete FAQ. I will repeat that: this is an INCOMPLETE FAQ. If you would like to contribute to this FAQ, e-mail me at the above e-mail address with the information that you wish to contribute. When you do so, I will give you credit for the information you have given. Thank you in advance for any help you will give. Table of Contents: I. Version History II. How to Trade III. Items That Cannot Be Traded IV. Contributors I. Version History Version 0.9: Added a couple more items and actually changed axe to "used axe." I'm quite proud of myself. :) Version 0.7: Added a few items and also changed the axe to "used axe." Big thanks to everyone who has contributed so far! Keep the list coming! Version 0.5: FAQ posted. Includes instructions on how to trade, and preliminary list of items that have been found to be unable to be traded. II. How to Trade This is a common question on both the regular and trading boards for Animal Crossing, so I thought it best to give step-by-step instructions on how to trade an item. And, no, it has nothing to do with online capabilities. To Trade An Item to Someone: First, make sure that the item that you wish to trade is in your inventory. Then go to Tom Nook's shop (he is the raccoon/tanuki who gave you your house). Talk to give and on the first menu choose "Other Things." On the next list of options choose "Hear Code." You will be prompted to input the name of the town and the name of the individual whom you would like to send the item to. Do so. Next, you will be prompted to choose the item you wish to send. If the item you want to send is darkened, it cannot be traded. More on that in the third section. After choosing the item, you will be asked if that is the item you wish to send and that the name of the person and town are correct. After being reconfirmed, you will be given the passcode. Write down the code so you can give it to the recipient of the item. This is an example: Say you wish to send an orange to your friend, whose character's name is "Joe" and the town is "USA." With the orange in your inventory, go to Tom Nook's store. Choose "Other Things" then "Hear Code." Next input "USA" as the town's name, press start, and then input "Joe" as the name. On the next menu, choose the orange and confirm. You will be asked if you wish to send an "orange to Joe in USA." Confirm this and get the passcode, such as: qzfo4YPUwZeB42 d6aZ43yLg9%tQt Write this down and give it to your friend. That's it! To Receive An Item From Someone: Before all else, you must have a code. Upon receiving a code, go to Tom Nook's shop. Talk to him and choose "Other Things," then "Say Code." When prompted, input the code and press start. Tom will then either give you the item or, if the code is incorrect, ask you if you wish to try again. The incorrect code will still be there, so you don't have to re-input the entire code. This is an example: Say your friend has gotten his code from you. He'll go to Tom Nook's store, and talk to Tom. Your friend will choose "Other Things," then "Say Code." He'll then input the code you gave him and press start. But, uh-oh! (Dramatic music) The code is wrong! Oops, you forgot to capitalize the "L" in the second line! After choosing "Try Again," your friend uses the analog pad to go to the "L" and capitalize it. And this time it works! He has gotten his orange! That is both parts of the trading process. III. Items That Cannot Be Traded This part is a very important section to keep in mind. A large number of people continually ask for various items that they could not possibly receive, and yet people will try and accommodate them. Because of this obvious flaw in the system, I am compiling a list of items that cannot be traded using the passcode system. If you have come across another item not on this list that cannot be traded, by all means send its name to the e-mail address at the beginning of this document. And now, the list: Fossils Music Bugs Fish -Oids (fizzoids, croakoid, etc.) Money Bags Pitfall Tokyo Tower Lady Liberty/Statue of Liberty Leaning Tower of Pisa Pagoda Chinese Lion/Lioness Bobblehead Tiger Manekin Pis Shogi Piece Mermaid Statue Mouth of Truth Compass Work uniform Golden Tools Used Axes Turnips Raffle Tickets Wario's Woods Baseball A large number of these items are received from the sailor bird, Gulliver (thanks for reminding me, tototoro!), that is stranded on the beach who claims you "saved his life." There are definitely others so be sure to send in those you've come across! Another thing to remember while trading, is that you cannot trade to somebody with the same town name as your own. Thanks to feitclub for telling me. IV. Contributors Here is a list of people who have informed me of items that cannot be traded in both "The Untradable Topic" and my topic with the insanely long name I wish not to repeat :). KrazyVideoGamePunk: For informing me the Bobblehead Tiger cannot be traded. Spman: For telling me Money Bags and Golden Tools gtdragonz: Told me Statue of Liberty can't be traded. megatooth: Informed me of the fact pitfalls can't be traded. Moongurl719: Figured out compass can't be traded. Yojimbo1212: Pointed out all known items from sailor bird (^_^;) can't be traded. LegacyX: Mentioned that axes can't be traded. ness445: Brought up the fact the Leaning Tower of Pisa is unable to be traded. Deflux: Reminded me that customized clothing and umbrellas cannot be traded. feitclub:Informed me of the fact that turnips can't be traded, nor can you trade to people with the same town name. Eight Mile Style: Told me that the Pagoda can't be traded. tototoro: Forwarded the information that the Shogi Piece can't be traded. Don: Let me know that Manekin Pis cannot be traded Lord Dark Sword: Reminded me that the Mouth of Truth and raffle tickets aren't tradable. deadma: Pointed out that Wario's Woods and Baseball can't be traded. E-mail me with an item and *your* name will be on this list!