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Version: 1.1 | Updated: 10/02/2020
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Island Life

Nook Miles Activities

There is a multitude of activities you can complete in game that will earn you Nook Miles. When you've completed an activity, a stamp is placed on its respective milestone card that includes the date of completion. This section provides a listing of every activity you can complete, how to complete them, and the rewards you can receive from them.

Activity Milestones

These activities have no time limit and act more as lifetime achievements. Each of these activities provide different Title Keywords and Nook Miles upon completion.

Island Miles! - 1 completion tier
You traveled a long way just to move to our little island, and you enrolled in the Nook Mileage Program. So you earned your first miles! There are lots of ways to earn miles by just enjoying island life!

How to Complete: Complete the Nook Miles Program introduction.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Nook Inc.'s
Patron
500

Angling for Perfection! - 5 completion tiers
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!

How to Complete: Catch 10 / 100 / 500 / 2,000 / 5,000 total fish.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Accomplished
Lad
Lass
300
2Competent
Fishing Fan
500
3Moderate
Beach Bum
1,000
4Fierce
Fisher
2,000
5Battle-Tested
Catch of the Day
3,000

Island Ichthyologist - 5 completion tiers
Fill in your Critterpedia with fish and earn miles along the way. Can you categorize each and every type of fish that swims in your island's waters, hm?

How to Complete: Capture 10 / 20 / 40 / 60 / 80 unique fish species.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Small-Fry
Pesca Pro
300
2Energetic
Angler
500
3Pond-Raised
Tropical Fish
1,000
4Hooked
Reaction
2,000
5Pole-Fishing
Expert
3,000

Island Togetherness - 5 completion tiers
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 neighbors every day!

How to Complete: Talk to island residents for 1 / 10 / 20 / 30 / 50 days.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Unhindered
Wallflower
300
2Unabashedly
Shy Kid
500
3Respected
One
1,000
4Ludicrously Popular
"It" Guy
"It" Girl
2,000
5Natural
Heart Stealer
3,000

You've Got the Bug - 5 completion tiers
Earn miles just for catching creepy-crawlies! Every bug you catch is one that won't be surprising someone in their sock drawer.

How to Complete: Catch 10 / 100 / 500 / 2,000 / 5,000 bugs.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Freshly Delivered
Egg
300
2Weak
Grub
500
3Emerging
Pupa
1,000
4Soaring
Butterfly
2,000
5Complete
Metamorphosis
3,000

Bugs Don't Bug Me - 5 completion tiers
You can earn miles for filling out your Critterpedia! Can you find every bug and unlock every entry? Yes, yes, you can! And please do consider supporting Blathers by donating bugs to the museum.

How to Complete: Capture 10 / 20 / 40 / 60 / 80 unique species of bugs.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Hobby-Level
Bug Fan
300
2Night-Owl
Insect
500
3Defiant
Ant
1,000
4Polymorphing
Creature
2,000
5Scarce
Critter
3,000

Have a Nice DIY! - 5 completion tiers
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!

How to Complete: Collect 10 / 50 / 100 / 150 / 200 DIY recipes

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Trivia
Representative
300
2Savvy
Intellectual
500
3Understated
Authority
1,000
4Knowledge-Thirsty
Sidekick
2,000
5Clever
Father
Mother
3,000

Deep Dive - 5 completion tiers
The glittering sea that surrounds our island is home to all kinds of captivating creatures. Put on your wet suit, dive in, and sea what you can collect to earn miles. Sea what I did there, hm?

How to Complete: Catch 5 / 50 / 250 / 1,000 / 2,500 sea creatures

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Midsummer
Swimmer
300
2Bodyboardin'
Beachcomber
500
3Aquatic
Jetsam
1,000
4Splashy
Winner
2,000
5Deep-Sea
Monster
3,000

Underwater Understudy - 5 completion tiers
There are still many creatures we have yet to discover at the bottom of the sea, hm? Earn miles by diving deep, capturing creatures, and filling out your Critterpedia. Yes, yes!

How to Complete: Catch 5 / 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 unique species of sea creatures.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Cerulean
Diver
300
2Fresh
Ingredient
500
3Surfing
Pa
Ma
1,000
4Waterlogged
Seaweed
2,000
5Seaside
Darling
Honey
3,000

DIY Tools - 5 completion tiers
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!

How to Complete: Craft 5 / 50 / 200 / 1,000 / 3,000 tools using a DIY Workbench.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Creative
Enthusiast
300
2Crafty
Club Member
500
3Hip
Virtuoso
1,000
4Bona Fide
Technician
2,000
5Relentless
Meister
3,000

DIY Furniture - 5 completion tiers
Here's a win-win-win situation: Craft your own furniture. (Win!) Enjoy your handiwork. (Win!) Earn Nook Miles for the furniture you've crafted (Win!) What could be better than that?

How to Complete: Craft 5 / 50 / 200 / 1,000 / 3,000 furniture items using a DIY Workbench.

Rewards

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Handmade
Resident
300
2Emergent
Artisan
500
3Picky
Crafter
1,000
4Humbly Begun
Master
Matriarch
2,000
5Destructive-Creative
King
Queen
3,000

Furniture Freshener - 5 completion tiers
Give your furniture that personal touch and you can unlock miles. The more items you refurbish, the more miles you can get, hm?

How to Complete: Customize 5 / 20 / 50 / 100 / 200 compatible furniture items.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Unique
Eccentric
300
2Change-It-Up
Challenger
500
3Detail-Oriented
Engineer
1,000
4Mold-Breaking
Modder
2,000
5Remodeling
Inspiration
3,000

Rough-hewn - 5 completion tiers
Island development is Nook Inc.'s goal. We need a lot of materials to make that happen, so we're giving away Nook Miles based on how much wood you've chopped down from trees.

How to Complete: Collect 20 / 100 / 500 / 2,000 / 5,000 wood from chopping down trees

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Specific
Producer
300
2Aggressive
Problem Solver
500
3Sharp
Guard
1,000
4Pointy
Tack
2,000
5Productive
Superhero
3,000

Trashed Tools - 5 completion tiers
Using a tool until it breaks is proof of your hard work! In praise of your good deeds, you're getting Nook Miles based on how many tools you've broken.

How to Complete: Break 1 / 20 / 50 / 100 / 200 tools

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Rascally
Clown
300
2Overboard
Crusher
500
3Rowdy
Punk
1,000
4Rough-And-Tumble
Meanie
2,000
5Chaotic
Ruiner
3,000

Rock-Splitting Champ - 1 completion tier
You hit a single rock eight times in a row and knocked some things loose. But did you know that rock whacking is the activity that keeps on giving? Yes, yes! You're getting some Nook Miles now!

How to Complete: Hit a rock and receive 8 items from it.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Sports-Minded
Muscle
500

Bona Fide Bone Finder! - 1 completion tier
Congratulations on finding your first fossil! Of course, you'll need some Nook Miles to commemorate the occasion. But don't celebrate too hard. There are more fossils to dig up! Yes, yes!

How to Complete: Dig up a fossil for the first time.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Discovered
Fossil
300

Fossil Assessment - 5 completion tiers
Yes, yes! You're getting Nook Miles based on the number of fossils you've had assessed! Dig up as many as you can and find out what they are!

How to Complete: Have 5 / 30 / 100 / 300 / 500 fossils assessed by Blathers.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Anonymous
Something Or Other
300
2Ancient
Truth
500
3History-Loving
Researcher
1,000
4Evolving
Scatterbrain
2,000
5Historic
Discovery
3,000

Greedy Weeder - 5 completion tiers
Nook Inc. salutes you for your beautification efforts. Nook Inc. rewards you with Nook Miles for selling weeds. Nook Inc. is quite generous, no?

How to Complete: Sell 50 / 200 / 1,000 / 2,000 / 3,000 Clumps of Weeds

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Messy
Lawn Clippings
300
2Omnivorous
Custodian
500
3Herbivorous
Sorter
1,000
4Vigorous
Sprout
2,000
5Wild
Beast
3,000

Flower Power - 5 completion tiers
Planting flowers makes our island more beautiful and can earn you miles. So...grow wild! Yes, yes!

How to Complete: Plant 10 / 50 / 100 / 200 / 300 flowers.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Greenhouse
Flower
300
2Thorny
Rose
500
3Heavenly
Rejuvenator
1,000
4Sweet-Smelling
Blossom
2,000
5Gorgeous
Groom
Bride
3,000

Flower Tender - 5 completion tiers
If you encourage floral growth by showering the island's flowers with water, I'll encourage your growth by showering you with Nook Miles!

How to Complete: Water 10 / 50 / 100 / 500 / 1,000 flowers.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Refined
Caretaker
300
2Detailed
Keeper
500
3Careful
Gardener
1,000
4Caretaking
Ringleader
2,000
5Flower-Loving
Boss
3,000

Tomorrow's Trees Today - 3 completion tiers
To build a sustainable life on this island, we're going to need to plant a lot of trees! The more you plant, the more miles you can earn.

How to Complete: Plant 5 / 10 / 30 trees using a Sapling or Cedar Sapling

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Outdoorsy
Defender
300
2Organic500
3Hay-Feverish
Sneezer
1,000

Pick of the Bunch - 5 completion tiers
You'll get Nook Miles based on the amount of fruit you've sold. Remember: If you sell our island's specialty fruits on other islands, you might be able to get a better price!

How to Complete: Sell 20 / 100 / 500 / 1,000 / 3,000 fruits.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Inexperienced
Observationist
300
2Precocious
Bounty
500
3Seasonal
Tree
1,000
4Mature
Kind
2,000
5Rotten
Scent
3,000

Fruit Roots - 6 completion tiers
Island's local fruit delicacy is a wonder, to be sure. But if you plant new varieties, guess what'll happen? Correct! You'll "grow" some Nook Miles! What you do with the fruit after that is up to you.

How to Complete: Plant 1 of each different type of fruit on your island.

Rewards:

Note: The number of Nook Miles you receive for completing these activities are always awarded in increasing values, regardless of which activity is completed first.

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
CherryTwin's
Other Half
  • First Completion: 100 Nook Miles
  • Second Completion: 200 Nook Miles
  • Third Completion: 300 Nook Miles
  • Fourth Completion: 500 Nook Miles
  • Fifth Completion: 700 Nook Miles
  • Final Completion: 1,000 Nook Miles
OrangeTotal
Freshman
PearUnpearable
Pear
PeachPlucky
Star
AppleCrisp
Mr. Popular
Mrs. Popular
CoconutTropically Grown
Coconut

Shrubbery Hubbubbery - 3 completion tiers
Different kinds of shrubs usher in the different seasons with their flowers, yes, yes! Folks who plant many shrubs will receive beauty and miles as a reward.

How to Complete: Plant 1 / 10 / 20 shrubs

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Verdant
Wonder
300
2Unrestrained
Sentinel
500
3Surprising
Snake
1,000

Go Ahead. Be Shellfish! - 5 completion tiers
You can earn Nook Miles based on the number of seashells you sell. (That's not easy to say!) And remember: you'll get different amounts of Bells for different types of shells. So pay attention!

How to Complete: Sell 10 / 50 / 200 / 500 / 1,000 seashells.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Shell-Grabbing
Shell Fan
300
2Seashore
Seashell Seller
500
3Shifty
Shellector
1,000
4Over-Shelled
Shell Master
2,000
5Shellfish
Shellaborator
Shellarina
3,000

Clam and Collected - 5 completion tiers
Dig up clams, collect Nook Miles. It's really that simple. The real bonus here is that you get to walk along the beach for this one.

How to Complete: Dig up 5 / 20 / 50 / 100 / 200 clams.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Tidal
Season
300
2Ready
Coast Dweller
500
3Buried
Genius
1,000
4Rare
Prodigy
2,000
5Water's Edge
Mermaid
3,000

Trash Fishin' - 3 completion tiers
You work extra hard to keep our island clean, even going so far as to fish up trash out of our lovely waters. So you're getting some Nook Miles for keeping the island extra tidy, yes, yes!

How to Complete: Retrieve 3 / 10 / 20 trash items while fishing.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Untossable
Trash
300
2Eco-Friendly
Ecologist
500
3Waterway
Cleaner
1,000

Cast Master - 3 completion tiers
Cast your line carefully if you want to reel in this reward - you'll need to nab a bunch offish in a row without a single one getting away to earn these miles.

How to Complete: Successfully capture 10 / 50 / 100 fish in a row without fail.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Mistakenly Caught
Fish
300
2Bait-Snatching
Frenzy
500
3Wave-Tossed
Life-Form
1,000

Dream House - 5 completion tiers
A home that you build yourself gives you greater livability - it's on a whole other level! I'll give Nook Miles to those who build or expand their home to taste the good life

How to Complete: Buy 1 / 2 / 5 / 6 / 7 house upgrades.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1One-Room
Loner
500
2Single-Occupant
Beginner
1,000
3Homey
Sentiment
2,000
4Second-Floor
Landlord
3,000
5Basement
Backbone
5,000

Decorated Decorator - 1 completion tier
You got an S ranking from the Happy Home Academy! Your decorating skills are truly an inspiration, and you deserve some Nook Miles.

How to Complete: Attain an S-rating from the Happy Home Academy for your home's decoration and design

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Happy
Overachiever
1,000

Hoard Reward - 5 completion tiers
Put more furniture in your house! Nook Inc. will give you Nook Miles based on the number of indoor furniture items you have. So you're earning rewards for making your house a home!

How to Complete: Place 5 / 15 / 30 / 100 / 150 furniture items inside your house.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Interior
Sort
300
2Tentative
Remodeler
500
3Comparative
Sundries Fun
1,000
4Assumed
Appliance Fan
2,000
5Abounding
Interior-Design Fan
3,000

Good Things in Store! - 5 completion tiers
I'll reward you with miles based on the number of items you have in storage, hm? Using the convenient storage feature will make life on the island more pleasant!

How to Complete: Place 20 / 50 / 100 / 200 / 300 items in your home storage.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Overstuffed
Stylist
300
2Partially Obscured
Talent
1,000
3At-Capacity
Manager
2,000
4Self-Possessed
Coordinator
3,000
5Invulnerable
Life Hacker
5,000

Remarkable Remodeler - 3 completion tiers
You finished remodeling your house, hm? It looks like a completely new house now! I'll give you rewards based on the number of remodels you do, so keep it up!

How to Complete: Remodel the exterior of your home 1 / 3 / 5 times.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Home
Transformer
500
2Dreamy
Dreamer
1,000
3Quintessential
Space
2,000

Smile Isle - 5 completion tiers
Good deeds are their own rewards. But go ahead and have some Nook Miles too for fulfilling requests from other island residents. Yes, yes!

How to Complete: Complete your residents' requests for help 1 / 10 / 50 / 100 / 300 times.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Kindly
Standard
300
2Reliable
Ally
500
3Generous
Supervisor
1,000
4Exalted
Savior
2,000
5Foolhardy
Hero
Heroine
3,000

Reaction Ruler - 5 completion tiers
You learned a Reaction! Let's celebrate this momentous occasion with... Nook Miles, hm? Reactions help you express yourself, so it's a good idea to learn them.

How to Complete: Learn 1 / 10 / 20 / 30 / 42 different reactions

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Overacting
Neophyte
300
2Apprentice
Dancer
500
3Dad-Joking
Semiprofessional
1,000
4Solo
Comedian
2,000
5Super-Popular
Mega Star
3,000

Island Shutterbug - 1 completion tier
Congratulations on taking your first island photo! Please do show off your wonderful photos, whether they're impulse snaps or brilliant compositions.

How to Complete: Take and save a photo for the first time.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Photogenic
Photographer
300

Edit Credit - 1 completion tier
Your passport has some information you can edit! Nook Inc. will give Nook Miles to folks who customize their profiles. Take it slow, think about it, and make it your own.

How to Complete: Edit at least one item in your Passport.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Future
Traveler
300

NookPhone Life - 1 completion tier
Gotten used to using your NookPhone? The fact that you're reading this probably means you have! Keep using it, and enjoy some Nook Miles just for getting familiar with it.

How to Complete: Use your NookPhone 10 times.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Smartphone
Savant
300

That's One Smart Phone - 1 completion tier
Nothing makes a smartphone manufacturer happier than a user who gets the most out of the device. At least, that's how Nook Inc. feels about the NookPhone. So we're giving you miles just for using your phone!

How to Complete: Use your NookPhone 100 times.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Digital-Age
Child
1,000

Shop to It - 5 completion tiers
Living on a remote island doesn't mean you have to go without life's luxuries. Shop to your heart's content with Nook Shopping and you'll earn Nook Miles!

How to Complete: Buy 1 / 20 / 50 / 100 / 200 items from Nook Shopping at the Nook Stop Terminal.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Internet
Surfer
300
2Connected
Reviewer
500
3Widely Accepted
Connector
1,000
4Disconnected
Worrywart
2,000
5Always-On
Bigwig
3,000

Growing Collection - 5 completion tiers
You are aware that furniture and clothing you buy is added to your Nook Shipping catalog, yes? Were you also aware that you can earn miles for a large catalog? Well, you certainly are aware no!

How to Complete: Unlock 100 / 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 items in the Nook Shopping catalog.

Rewards:

TierTitle Keywords
Nook Miles
1Casual
Materialist

300

2Curious
Force
500
3Greedy
Collector
1,000
4Materialistic
Avatar
2,000
5Legendary
Walking Dictionary
3,000

Nook Miles for Miles! - 5 completion tiers
Earning Nook Miles for earning Nook Miles? Yes, yes! You just earned miles for finishing Nook Miles+ goals! But where will it end?

How to Complete: Complete 5 / 50 / 200 / 1,000 / 3,000 Nook Miles+ goals.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1So-Called
Ground Traveler
300
2Novice
Rookie
500
3Wide-Ranging
Hobbyist
1,000
4Perfectionist
Go-Getter
2,000
5Year-Round
Dynamo
3,000

First-Time Buyer - 1 completion tier
You won't get miles every time you buy something on the island, but your first time is something special! Enjoy these miles, courtesy of Nook, Inc.

How to Complete: Purchase an item using Bells for the first time.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Full-Fledged
Consumer
300

Seller of Unwanted Stuff - 1 completion tier
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! Hooray for your first sale!

How to Complete: Sell at least one item for the first time.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Down-And-Out
Eventuality
300

Moving Fees Paid! - 1 completion tier
Thank you for paying all your fees for moving to the island! Take a Nook Miles rebate as a gift and give yourself a nice pat on the back, hm?

How to Complete: Pay off the initial 5,000 Nook Miles debt to Tom in Resident Services.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Autonomous
Life
500

Bell Ringer - 5 completion tiers
Spending your Bells on the island helps revitalize the local economy, yes, yes! I'll reward you with miles based on how many Bells you've spent.

How to Complete: Spend 5,000 / 50,000 / 500,000 / 2,000,000 / 5,000,000 Bells

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Invested
Shopaholic
300
2Thrifty
Family Member
500
3Covetous
Personality
1,000
4Wasteful
Celebrity
2,000
5Name-Dropping
VIP
3,000

Miles for Stalkholders - 1 completion tier
I have Nook Miles to give to any resident who purchases turnips. Buy them low, sell them high, and make a handsome profit! They'll rot in a week, though, so be careful.

How to Complete: Buy turnips from Daisy Mae for the first time

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Weekend
Stalkholder
300

Concerning the Stalk Market - 5 completion tiers
The powers that be have been tracking your turnip transactions... and let's just say you've harvested your share of profits! Enjoy a few Nook Miles for helping contribute to the island's economy.

How to Complete: Earn 1,000 / 10,000 / 100,000 / 1,000,000 / 10,000,000 Bells from selling turnips.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Status-Minded
Speculator
300
2Avaricious
Moneybags
500
3Upstart
Trader
1,000
4Worldwide
Bellionaire
2,000
5Shadowy
Fixer
3,000

No More Loan Payments! - 1 completion tier
You see how this works? You pay off your loan, you get some Nook Miles! Thank you for doing business with Nook Inc.!

How to Complete: Payoff your first home loan.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Responsible
Bill Payer
1,000

Bulletin-Board Benefit - 1 completion tier
Picture this: Getting nook Miles from Nook Inc. the first time you write something on your island's bulletin board. Keep using the bulletin board to communicate with everyone on the island! Yes, yes!

How to Complete: Create a post on your island's bulletin board for the first time.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Rumermongering
Influencer
300

Popular Pen Pal - 5 completion tiers
I'll reward you with miles if you send a lot of letters. Please keep sending letters to everyone and continuing to deepen friendships. Yes, yes!

How to Complete: Send 5 / 20 / 50 / 100 / 200 letters to friends.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Art-School
Boy
Girl
300
2Science-y
Student
500
3Liberal-Arts
Poet
1,000
4Subculture
Denzien
2,000
5Deadline
Writer
3,000

Flea Flicker - 3 completion tiers
Itchy fleas are a real hassle. If you see an island buddy struggling with fleas, by all means, help them out. Not only is it a nice thing to do, but you'll also get some miles for doing a good deed.

How to Complete: Help 1 / 5 / 10 villagers rid themselves of fleas

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Tidy
Wild Child
300
2Highly Aware
Neatnik
500
3Fastidious
Character
1,000

Cicada Memories - 1 completion tier
Ah, cicada shells in the summer. They're not really all that useful, but collecting them does help create summer memories that will last a lifetime.

How to Complete: Collect a cicada shell for the first time.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Shell-Less
Being
1,000

Netting Better! - 1 completion tier
It's so impressive when someone can catch five wasps in a row - so impressive, in fact, that you'll earn some Nook Miles if you can do it!

How to Complete: Catch 5 wasps in a row without being stung.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Accurate
Deadeye
1,000

Pit-y Party - 1 completion tier
Enjoy some bonus Nook Miles to commemorate the creation of your first pit. Just make sure you don't fall victim to your own handiwork!

How to Complete: Create a pit for the first time.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Wild-Child
Troublemaker
300

Taking the Sting Out - 1 completion tier
Getting stung by wasps hurts! Getting stung again before you can recover makes you faint! But at least you get some miles for that. I don't want you to be uncomfortable, though, so take some medicine to heal up!

How to Complete: Get attacked by hostile wildlife twice without using medicine.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Teary-Eyed
Crybaby
300

Faint of Heart - 1 completion tier
This island is home to creepy crawlers that would make anyone light-headed. Maybe wielding a net will make you less likely to faint...

How to Complete: Faint for the first time.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Risen
Phoenix
300

Overcoming Pitfalls - 1 completion tier
Life is full of peaks and valleys, hills and pits. When you fall into a pit, you'll learn a lesson, hm? Be more careful next time, yes? Don't feel too bad, though. You're getting some bonus Nook Miles for your fall.

How to Complete: Fall into a pit for the first time.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Trapped
Reckless One
300

Faked Out! - 1 completion tier
Oh my. Did you get hoodwinked? That work of art you purchased turned out to be a forgery, and it stings. Your eye for art is being tested! Yes, yes! Please take some comfort in the miles I'm giving you
.

How to Complete: Donate a piece of forged artwork for the first time.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Plausible
Fake
500

Lost Treasure - 1 completion tier
Oh my. You popped a balloon with a skillful shot, but the attached prize fell into the water! Maybe some Nook Miles will help you recover from that sunken feeling, hm?

How to Complete: Shoot down a gift suspended from a balloon and have it land in the river or ocean.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Catchable
Klutz
500

It's Raining Treasure! - 5 completion tiers
No one knows who sends the gifts attached to balloons to our island, but you can earn miles by shooting them down and collecting what's inside.

How to Complete: Shoot down 5 / 20 / 50 / 100 / 300 gifts suspended from balloons.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Easy-breezy
Slingshot Ace
300
2Atmospheric
Floaty Thing
500
3Restless
Hunter
1,000
4Flying
Paradise
2,000
5Elusive
Vagabond
3,000

Fun with Fences - 1 completion tier
You can have a wonderful yard in no time by building a fence and surrounding your home or garden. Yes, yes! Nook Inc. will award Nook Miles to skilled fence installers

How to Complete: Place 20 fence pieces on the ground.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Efficient
Partitioner
500

Snowmaestro - 3 completion tiers
What's this? You get Nook Miles based on how many quality snowfolks you've built? That's a pretty good deal for just having a little fun in the snow.

How to Complete: Build 1 / 10 / 20 snowmen using snowballs.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Cold-Sensitive
Sprite
300
2Snow
Angel
500
3Cool
Imp
1,000

Wishes Come True - 3 completion tiers
Were you wishing for Nook Miles the last time you saw a shooting star? Hm? Because Nook Inc. is here to grant your wish. More wishes, more miles! Yes, yes!

How to Complete: Wish on a shooting star 1 / 30 / 200 times

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Late-Night
Meteorite
300
2Wishful
Legend
1,000
3Overnight
Superstar
2,000

Exterior Decorator - 1 completion tier
You can display furniture outside, right? Well, here's a little incentive for you to show off what you've got - you'll earn Nook Miles based on the number of furniture items you set up outside.

How to Complete: Place 10 furniture items outside.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Outdoor-Loving
Decorating Fiend
300

Island Icons - 2 completion tiers
At Resident Services, we want new ideas for the island flag and island tune. We have Nook Miles in store for those creative types who can redesign and rewrite! It's good to take pride in our island symbols!

How to Complete: Change the island flag and island tune after upgrading Resident Services for the first time.

Rewards:

Note: Both tiers will reward you with 500 Nook Miles when you complete them.

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
FlagFlapping
Flag Waver
500
TuneHumming
Musician

Island Designer - 3 completion tiers
At Nook Inc. we encourage the use of the Island Designer app to liven up the island. We're giving away miles the first time you use a permit for a path, river, or cliff!

How to Complete: Use a permit for each design option in the Island Designer app of your NookPhone for the first time.

Rewards:

Note: The number of Nook Miles you receive for completing these activities are always awarded in increasing values, regardless of which activity is completed first.

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
Path ToolTrailblazing
Runner
  • First Completion: 500 Nook Miles
  • Second Completion: 1,000 Nook Miles
  • Third Completion: 1,000 Nook Miles
Waterscaping ToolSwept-Away
Pioneer
Landscaping ToolCliffhanging
Creator

Wispy Island Secrets - 3 completion tiers
If you happen to encounter one of the island's secrets, maybe just keep it to yourself. We don't want to scare anyone away from here. Pretty sure that's in your island contract...

How to Complete: Help Wisp 1 / 10 / 20 times.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Cowardly
Ghost
300
2Supernatural
Soul
500
3Soulful
Soul Mate
1,000

Gulliver's Travails - 3 completion tiers
When you come across someone in trouble on the beach, you help them, setting a fine example for all the island residents. Such kindness will surely find its way back to you.

How to Complete: Help Gulliver 1 / 10 / 20 times.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Flightless
Fowl
300
2Perennial
Lost One
500
3Off-Season
Migratory Bird
1,000

K.K. Mania - 5 completion tiers
K.K. supports our island with his groovy brand of folk rock, so we should support him! The more K.K. shows you attend, the more Nook Miles you can earn.

How to Complete: Attend a K.K. Slider concert 1 / 10 / 30 / 60 / 100 times.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Fickle
Music-Lover
300
2Covert
Supporter
500
3Regular
Fan
1,000
4The Definition of
Pop Star
2,000
5Longtime
Follower
3,000

True Patron of the Arts - 3 completion tiers
Collecting artwork contributes to the quality of island and Nook Inc. will give miles to folks who prove themselves discerning connoisseurs.

How to Complete: Purchase 1 / 10 / 20 different art pieces

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Shady
Seller
300
2Discerning
Afficionado
500
3Bold
Artistic Statement
1,000

You Otter Know - 3 completion tiers
If you meet a laid-back fellow floating in the sea, consider sharing some of your scallops with him. You never know what you might learn in return...and a little gift never hurts either!

How to Complete: Give a scallop to Pascal 1 / 10 / 20 times.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Kind
Cynic
300
2Hungry
Philosopher
500
3Oceanic
Existentialist
1,000

True Friends - 3 completion tiers
It's good news for Nook Inc. when island residents get along. Good relationships are a cornerstone of island development!

How to Complete: Have a good friendship with 1 / 2 / 3 island residents.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Soothing
Pal
300
2Friendly
Buddy
500
3Friendship
Seeker
1,000

Birthday Celebration - 3 completion tiers
Celebrating the birthday of a fellow resident is a wonderful thing. Nook Inc. will commemorate your bond with some party-favor Nook Miles.

How to Complete: Celebrate a resident's birthday 1 / 10 / 20 times.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Untamed
Party Animal
300
2Growing
Youth
500
3Grown
Adult
1,000

Happy Birthday! - 1 completion tier
Happy birthday to you! Take some Nook Miles, woo-hoo! Happy birthday to you-oo! Take some Nook Miles, woo-hoo! (Get yourself something nice.)

How to Complete: Play the game on your birthday.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Celebratory
Birthday Boy
Birthday Girl
2,000

Fishing Tourney! - 4 completion tiers
Please participate in the Fishing Tourney, which is held every spring, summer, fall , and winter! I'll give you Nook Miles as a reward the first time you participate each season.

How to Complete: Compete in each season's fishing tournament for the first time.

Rewards:

Note: The number of Nook Miles you receive for completing these activities are always awarded in increasing values, regardless of which activity is completed first.

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
SpringSpring-Born
Free Spirit
  • First Completion: 300 Nook Miles
  • Second Completion: 500 Nook Miles
  • Third Completion: 1,000 Nook Miles
  • Fourth Completion: 2,000 Nook Miles
SummerSummer-Born
Chiller
FallFall-Born
WinterWinter-Born
Overheater

Bug-Off! - 4 completion tiers
What's the summer event to look forward to? That's right... the Bug-Off! Nook Inc. will give you Nook Miles for participating, so by all means, join the fun!

How to Complete: Compete in each of the 4 Bug-Off! events according to your hemisphere

  • June through September in the northern hemisphere
  • December - January in the southern hemisphere

Rewards:

Note: The number of Nook Miles you receive for completing these activities are always awarded in increasing values, regardless of which activity is completed first.

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
June / DecemberAdolescent
Youngster
  • First Completion: 300 Nook Miles
  • Second Completion: 500 Nook Miles
  • Third Completion: 1,000 Nook Miles
  • Fourth Completion: 2,000 Nook Miles
July / JanuaryRebellious
Rebel
August / FebruarySolitary
Lone Wolf
September / MarchStandoffish
Individual

Countdown Celebration - 1 completion tier
The only thing better than ringing in the new year is ringing in the new year with some Nook Miles! May you live to see many more - years and miles!

How to Complete: Attend the new year countdown for the first time.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Celebratory
Merrymaker
1,000

Making a Change - 1 completion tier
A closet is a must-have item for a fashion trendsetter. I'll offer Nook Miles to anyone who has a closet and changes outfits, thereby increasing the chances of an island fashion trend catching on.

How to Complete: Use a Wardrobe to change your outfit for the first time.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Trendy
Model
500

First Custom Design! - 1 completion tier
Leaning to use the Custom Design app lets you personalize your clothes and furniture. So much fun to be had, yes, yes!

How to Complete: Create a custom design (or modify an existing one) using the Custom Design app on your NookPhone for the first time.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Aspiring
Artist
500

Custom Design Pro! - 1 completion tiers
You've upgraded to the Pro version of the Custom Design app, hm? That makes you a fine Pro Custom Designer. Yes, yes! I'll reward you with Nook Miles to commemorate your Pro debut!

How to Complete: Create a custom design (or modify an existing one) and save it after upgrading the Custom Design app on your NookPhone for the first time.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Pro
Designer
300

Paydirt! - 1 completion tier
I'll bet you didn't think you'd find buried Bells here, hm? But this is an island, after all. Buried treasure and whatnot. Enjoy some Nook Miles from Nook Inc. to celebrate your discovery

How to Complete: Dig up buried treasure for the first time.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Lucky
Type
300

Shady Shakedown - 5 completion tiers
Rumor has it that someone on this island likes to hide furniture in trees. Yes, yes! I'll give you Nook Miles based on the number of furniture items you shake out of trees. So get out there and shake!

How to Complete: Acquire 1 / 10 / 20 / 50 / 100 furniture items shaken out of trees.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Carefree
Figure
300
2Jovial
Brute
1,000
3Spirited
Gifted One
2,000
4Factual
Outlaw
3,000
5Inspirational
Statement
5,000

Golden Milestone - 6 completion tiers
If your tools are glinting gold, your account will be bursting with Bells soon enough. The path to these tools are varied and secret, but you will have earned some Nook Miles for collecting them all.

How to Complete: Acquire each golden tool for the first time.

Rewards:

Note: The number of Nook Miles you receive for completing these activities are always awarded in increasing values, regardless of which activity is completed first.

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
Golden NetShining
Jewel
  • First Completion Reward: 300 Nook Miles
  • Second Completion Reward: 500 Nook Miles
  • Third Completion Reward: 1,000 Nook Miles
  • Fourth Completion Reward: 2,000 Nook Miles
  • Fifth Completion Reward: 3,000 Nook Miles
  • Sixth Completion Reward: 5,000 Nook Miles
Golden Fishing RodTop-Notch
Luminary
Golden Watering CanUltimate
Miracle
Golden SlingshotRoyal
Prince
Princess
Golden AxeGlittering
Emperor
Empress
Golden ShovelRadiant
Supreme Being

Island and Yourland - 3 completion tiers
Support your neighboring islands with a visit now and again. The more you visit, the more Nook Miles you can earn! Here at Nook Inc. we like to reward your adventurous spirit, hm?

How to Complete: Visit another player's island 1 / 5 / 10 times.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Traveling
Person
300
2Occasional
Tourist
500
3Global
Wanderer
1,000

Host the Most - 3 completion tiers
To encourage you to invite plenty of guests to the island, we're offering miles as an incentive. The more the merrier - and that goes for Nook Miles too!

How to Complete: Have 1 / 5 / 10 players visit your island.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Hospitable
Friend
300
2Lonely
Chum
500
3Well-Known
Partier
1,000

Active Island Resident - 5 completion tiers
Life on the island has lots of promise, hm? To illustrate this, I'll award you some Nook Miles based on the number of active days you've spent here. Please take them and enjoy them.

How to Complete: Play the game for 3 / 20 / 50 / 100 / 300 days.

Rewards:

TierTitle KeywordsNook Miles
1Self-Paced
Chill Soul
300
2Active
Specialist
500
3Sleepless
Adventurer
1,000
4Nicknamed
Gamer
2,000
5Ready-Made
MVP
3,000

Nook Miles+

When you've paid off the initial 5,000 Nook Miles fee for your Getaway Package, your Nook Miles app will be upgraded to the Nook Miles+ app, which allows you to complete various minor activities for additional Nook Miles.

Prior to upgrading the Resident Services building, the first five activities each day are worth double the reward. After upgrading Resident Services, one activity is worth five times the reward, with the other four being worth double. Reward values range from 100 - 500 Nook Miles at base value, and there is no limit to the number of activities that can be completed in a day.

The different activities that can be completed using Nook Miles+ are as follows:

  • 100 Nook Miles Activities
    • Plant 1 tree using a sapling or cedar sapling.
    • Take 1 picture using the Camera app on your NookPhone.
    • Plant 3 flower seeds.
    • Hit 5 rocks.
    • Water 8 flowers.
    • Sell 20 clumps of weeds.
  • 150 Nook Miles Activities
    • Customize 2 compatible items.
    • Acquire 3 bamboo shoots.
    • Assess 3 fossils.
    • Craft 3 items using a DIY Workbench.
    • Sell 5 fruit.
    • Catch 5 bugs.
    • Catch 5 fish.
    • Chop 10 wood.
    • Acquire 5,000 Bells from selling items.
    • Use a Wardrobe to change your appearance.
  • 200 Nook Miles Activities
    • Chop down 1 tree.
    • Sell 1 Hot Item.
    • Talk to 3 different villagers.
    • Pop 3 balloons.
    • Sell 10 shells.
    • Redeem 500 Nook Miles.
    • Spend 5,000 Bells.
  • Variable Value Activities
    • Catch a specific bug or fish. Value varies between 200 and 500 Nook Miles.