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Downloadable content (better known as DLC) are items that are distributed by Nintendo or that are received during special events. New Leaf takes advantage of distributed items that can be downloaded to the Nintendo 3DS using SpotPass, which downloads content to the console when the game is switched on or left in stand-by mode.

To get the DLC in the game, the player must go to the Post Office, speak to either Pelly or Phyllis, and choose "Ask about a present." Either one of the clerks will connect the game to the internet to check for available content. The item is not forced upon the player from Pete or other characters, as was in Animal Crossing: City Folk.

Since the Japanese release of New Leaf on November 28th, 2012, several downloadable or distributed items were available for players in Japan. A few of these items were eventually released in North America and Europe, but many remain Japan only items. They were available either by a monthly download at the post office, or by distribution via Pete from Nintendo. 

For a list of English content, click here.

For a list of Europe content, click here.

Tanuki Wall Clock

The Tanuki Wall Clock was distributed between November 8th and November 30th of 2012 in Japan.

It was also released for a limited time in Best Buy Stores in the United States

Its English Name is "Racoon Wall Clock"

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Tanuki Wall Clock

7-Eleven

The 7-Eleven items were available if a player went into a 7-Eleven store in Japan with a 3DS to wirelessly receive it.

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First Set
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Second Set

Turkey Dinner

The Turkey Dinner was distributed between November 15th and 22nd of 2012 in Japan, and again from November 23rd to the 30th in 2013.

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Turkey Dinner

Festive Stump

The Festive Stump was distributed between December 1st and December 13th, 2012, and again from December 1st to December 10th, 2013 in Japan.

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Festive Stump

Yule Log

The Yule Log (named Bouche de Noel in the Japanese version) was distributed between the December 13th and December 25th, 2012 in Japan, and again from December 10th to the 25th of 2013.

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Yule Log

Sunrise of the New Year lamp

This lamp was distributed between January 1st to the 31st, 2013 in Japan.

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Sunrise of the New Year

Mirror Mochi 

This traditional New Year's decoration was distributed between January 1st to 18th, 2013 in Japan.

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Mirror Mochi

Aurora Screen

The Aurora Screen was distributed between February 1st to the 28th, 2013 in Japan.

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Aurora Screen

Campus Stationary

These promotive items for Kokuyo Camlin were distributed between the months of February and April, 2013 in Japan.

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Campus stationary

Futaba Table

The Futaba Table was distributed between March 1st to the 31st, 2013 in Japan.

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Futaba Table

Sakura Clock

This clock was distributed between April 1st to April 30th, 2013 in Japan.

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Sakura Clock

Golden Clock

Although this was already an item in New Leaf, it was still distributed between April 26th to May 9th, 2013, for the celebration of Golden Week in Japan.

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Golden Clock

Leaf Bed

This bed was distributed between May 1st to May 31st of 2013 in Japan.

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Leaf Bed

Fallen Leaf Chair

This chair was distributed in Japan from November 1st to 30th of 2013.

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Fallen Leaf Chair

Zodiac Series

The schedule for the distribution of this set is thus:

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Distribution Schedule for Japan
  • Sagittarius item (Sagittarius' Arrow): 12/1 - 12/21 
  • Capricorn item (Capricorn's Ornament): 12/22 - 1/19
  • Aquarius item (Aquarius Urn): 1/20 - 2/18
  • Pisces item (Pisces Lamp): 2/19 - 3/20
  • Aries item (Aries Rocking Chair): 3/21 - 4/19
  • Taurus item (Taurus Bathtub): 4/20 - 5/20
  • Gemini item (Gemini Closet): 5/21 - 6/21
  • Cancer item (Cancer Table): 6/22 - 7/22
  • Leo item (Leo Sculpture): 7/23 - 8/22
  • Virgo item (Virgo Harp): 8/23 - 9/22
  • Libra item (Libra Scale): 9/23- 10/23
  • Scorpius item (Scorpio Lamp): 10/24 - 11/22