Appearance Animal Forest,
Animal Crossing,
Animal Forest e+,
City Folk,
New Leaf
Occurs October 31st
Special character Jack
Animal Crossing
ACGC Halloween

City Folk
ACCF Halloween

New Leaf
138 - Animal Crossing New Leaf (3DS) - Halloween

Pranked Sound Effect (New Leaf)
185 - Animal Crossing New Leaf (3DS) - SFX - Pranked

Halloween is an autumn event that is celebrated by the villagers of the town in the Animal Crossing series. Jack, a character wearing a pumpkin on his head, appears at 6:00 PM until 1:00 AM. During this time, villagers around the town will dress up like him. The event happens in every game, excluding Wild World.

General Info

Throughout October, candy is stocked and sold in Tom Nook's Store taking the place of either tools or flowers. There are four types of candy, but Tom Nook's only sells orange. During the 31st when Jack appears in the town, villagers and Mayor Tortimer will wear a pumpkin head. Villagers will chase the player and demand candy, with the outcome depending on the game in question. In contrast Jack will not chase the player and will not forcefully speak to the player. Giving candy or lollipops (New Leaf) to Jack is the only way to obtain pieces of the Creepy Series (New Leaf) or Spooky Series (other games, though he will give this in New Leaf for candy only). After receiving an item Jack will disappear and teleport to another random square and the process repeats.

As any inventory item in the player's pockets will be transformed regardless of value, it is recommended to store rare furniture, clothing and other items in a drawer, keep them in letters, or drop them on the floor to avoid their transformation.

The usual music changes to the halloween theme, and rain and clouds will not spawn during the event.

In GCN games

In Animal Crossing and other Gamecube games the event starts from 6:00 PM and ends at 1:00 AM. During this time villagers with pumpkin masks will be around the town and chase the player if nearby. If the player is caught they ask for candy. If given, the candy is eaten by the villager and the player is free to go. Otherwise a random inventory item is transformed into junk items (old wall for wallpaper, patched shirt for shirts etc.) or exclusive Jack-o'-Lantern and Jack-in-the-Box items.

Tortimer, also wearing a pumpkin mask, will give the player a Katrina's Tent Model. Jack can be spoken to as many times as the player desires, in order to receive furniture from the Spooky Series, but he will move each time he is spoken to.

In City Folk

Halloween was absent from Wild World, but returns in City Folk. Unlike the original, not all the villagers go out on Halloween night, and those who remain in their houses can be tricked by the player. To do this the player will need to wear a costume which is made up of a 'Look' - in GracieGrace, the witch's hat and cloak are sold through out September and October, which make up a 'look'. Costumes don't necessarily have to be spooky, as long as they meet the requirements for that villager.

As in previous games, villagers outside will bump into the player and ask for candy. If the player doesn't have any on them, they can use other items which will then be turned into Jack-in-the-boxes. Refusing to give candy results in the player's clothes, accessories and any other items the player has in their pockets being changed. Villagers will chase the player, however Jack won't, making him easy to distinguish.

Though Jack himself will not follow the player, he will walk around causing a slight confusion at first glance. Jack is easily distinguished between townsfolk by the fact that Jack will not chase the player as he walks around.

The Halloween event ends at 12a.m.

In New Leaf

Similar to City Folk, only some villagers are out at any one time during Halloween, while the ones remaining in their homes have to be scared by wearing the mask of something they are afraid of. These masks are sold throughout October at Able Sisters for 1,031 Bells. Villagers who are outside chase the player on sight, when caught, the player is given the choice of either handing over candy or being tricked.

If the candy option is chosen, the villager will take one of the player's candy in exchange for hints at what other villagers are scared of; if the trick option is chosen, the player has to play a game of charades or rock-paper-scissors. If won, the player receives candy, if lost a random carpet/wallpaper, furniture or clothing item (both worn and inside pockets) will be replaced with old flooring/wall, Jack-o'-Lantern/Jack-in-the-Box or patched clothing respectively. After the trick selection, villagers will occasionally give out the pumpkin mask they are wearing in place of the previous options, but only if this equivalent space on the player is not occupied. There are a total of four unique pumpkin masks to collect during the event, not including the one obtained by Jack detailed below.

Successfully scaring the villagers inside their homes rewards lollipops instead of candy. These are currency for trading exclusive Creepy Set furniture with Jack. Giving Jack candy will most often net the player pieces of the Spooky Series (which can also can be purchased from Nookling Stores), though there is a slight chance the player can also receive a piece of the Creepy Set or one of the Able Sister's Masks this way as well. If the player has no candy or any mask or hat, Jack will give the default orange pumpkin head apparel.

If the villagers are talked to with the masks they are not scared of, you need to win a type of game that the villagers ask, like Charades or rock-paper-scissors. If the player wins, the player is given candy. If the player loses, the player gets a Pumpkin head on their head.

New Leaf masks

Image Name Price Available From
Bug mask
Bug mask 1,031 Bells Able Sisters
Ghost mask
Ghost mask 1,031 Bells Able Sisters
Monster mask
Monster mask 1,031 Bells Able Sisters
Mummy mask
Mummy mask 1,031 Bells Able Sisters
Skeleton hood
Skeleton hood 1,031 Bells Able Sisters
Werewolf hood
Werewolf hood 1,031 Bells Able Sisters
Pumpkin head
Pumpkin head N/A Jack (no candy without a mask on)
Green-pumpkin head
Green-pumpkin head N/A Villagers
Purple-pumpkin head
Purple-pumpkin head N/A Villagers
Red-pumpkin head
Red-pumpkin head N/A Villagers
Yellow-pumpkin head
Yellow-pumpkin head N/A Villagers

Scaring villagers

Villager Mask
Agent S Bug
Barold Ghost
Bruce Bug
Clyde Skull
Al Mummy
Beardo Ghost
Bubbles Ghost
Coach Monster
Alfonso Bug
Beau Werewolf
Buck Werewolf
Cobb Skull
Alice Mummy
Becky Ghost
Bud Ghost
Alli Mummy
Bella Monster
Bunnie Monster
Cole Ghost
Amelia Skull
Benedict Skull
Butch Monster
Colton Bug
Anabelle Ghost
Benjamin Mummy
Cally Skull
Cookie Bug
Anchovy Mummy
Bertha Bug
Camofrog Mummy
Cousteau Bug
Bettina Ghost
Canberra Werewolf
Cranston Monster
Angus Mummy
Biff Ghost
Carmen Monster
Croque Werewolf
Anicotti Monster
Big Top Bug
Caroline Skull
Cube Werewolf
Ankha Monster
Bill Werewolf
Celia Mummy
Curlos Werewolf
Annalisa Skull
Biskit Mummy
Cesar Monster
Curly Ghost
Annalise Mummy
Blaire Werewolf
Chadder Bug
Curt Mummy
Antonio Mummy
Blanca Ghost
Charlise Monster
Cyrano Skull
Apollo Ghost
Blanche Mummy
Chief Werewolf
Daisy Ghost
Apple Bug
Bluebear Mummy
Cheri Mummy
Deena Bug
Astrid Skull
Bob Monster
Cherry Ghost
Deirdre Ghost
Aurora Skull
Bonbon Monster
Chester Ghost
Del Mummy
Ava Monster
Bones Mummy
Chevre Ghost
Deli Monster
Avery Ghost
Boomer Werewolf
Chops Werewolf
Derwin Monster
Axel Monster
Boone Skull
Chow Bug
Diana Monster
Baabara Werewolf
Bree Skull
Chrissy Monster
Diva Ghost
Bam Mummy
Broccolo Werewolf
Claudia Monster
Dizzy Bug
Bangle Ghost
Broffina Ghost
Clay Mummy
Doc Ghost
Freya Bug
Hazel Monster
Kody Monster
Dora Ghost
Friga Mummy
Henry Werewolf
Kyle Skull
Dotty Monster
Frita Werewolf
Hippeux Skull
Leonardo Werewolf
Drago Bug
Frobert Bug
Hopper Monster
Lily Ghost
Drake Monster
Fuchsia Ghost
Hugh Bug
Limberg Werewolf
Drift Bug
Gabi Monster
Iggly Bug
Lionel Monster
Ed Bug
Gala Monster
Jacques Bug
Lobo Werewolf
Egbert Skull
Gaston Werewolf
Jambette Ghost
Lolly Bug
Elise Bug
Gayle Werewolf
Jay Skull
Lopez Skull
Elmer Skull
Genji Bug
Jeremiah Monster
Lucha Bug
Eloise Ghost
Gigi Werewolf
Jitters Skull
Lucky Mummy
Elvis Bug
Gladys Bug
Joey Monster
Lucy Monster
Erik Werewolf
Gloria Mummy
Julian Bug
Lyman Ghost
Eugene Monster
Goldie Werewolf
Kabuki Skull
Mac Skull
Eunice Werewolf
Goose Werewolf
Katt Mummy
Maelle Mummy
Fang Werewolf
Graham Werewolf
Keaton Werewolf
Mallary Mummy
Fauna Werewolf
Greta Skull
Ken Monster
Maple Bug
Felicity Werewolf
Grizzly Bug
Kevin Skull
Marcel Mummy
Filbert Werewolf
Groucho Bug
Kid Cat Ghost
Marcie Werewolf
Flip Ghost
Gruff Skull
Kidd Monster
Margie Skull
Flo Werewolf
Gwen Mummy
Kiki Bug
Marina Skull
Flora Werewolf
Hamlet Monster
Kitt Werewolf
Marshal Ghost
Flurry Bug
Hamphrey Skull
Kitty Monster
Mathilda Skull
Francine Skull
Hans Ghost
Klaus Ghost
Harry Monster
Knox Mummy
Freckles Werewolf
Melba Mummy
Pango Ghost
Puck Werewolf
Merengue Ghost
Papi Skull
Puddles Skull
Ruby Monster
Merry Werewolf
Pashmina Mummy
Pudge Ghost
Rudy Ghost
Midge Ghost
Pate Werewolf
Punchy Monster
Sally Skull
Mint Werewolf
Patty Werewolf
Purrl Monster
Samson Bug
Mira Bug
Paula Monster
Queenie Mummy
Savannah Monster
Miranda Mummy
Peaches Monster
Quillson Bug
Scoot Werewolf
Mitzi Bug
Peanut Bug
Rasher Ghost
Shari Ghost
Moe Monster
Pecan Werewolf
Renee Mummy
Sheldon Mummy
Molly Ghost
Peck Skull
Rhonda Ghost
Shep Mummy
Monique Monster
Peewee Monster
Ribbot Bug
Simon Monster
Monty Skull
Peggy Monster
Skye Mummy
Moose Bug
Pietro Werewolf
Rizzo Mummy
Sly Monster
Mott Ghost
Pekoe Bug
Roald Skull
Snake Bug
Muffy Werewolf
Penelope Monster
Robin Werewolf
Soleil Ghost
Nan Ghost
Phil Mummy
Rocco Monster
Sparro Skull
Nana Monster
Phoebe Skull
Rocket Bug
Spork Bug
Naomi Ghost
Pierce Bug
Rod Bug
Sprinkle Skull
Nate Werewolf
Pinky Skull
Rodeo Ghost
Static Skull
Nibbles Bug
Pippy Monster
Rodney Werewolf
Sterling Bug
O'Hare Bug
Pompom Werewolf
Rolf Skull
Stitches Ghost
Octavian Werewolf
Poncho Monster
Rooney Bug
Stinky Ghost
Olaf Monster
Poppy Skull
Roscoe Ghost
Sydney Mummy
Olivia Monster
Portia Monster
Rosie Werewolf
Sylvia Mummy
Opal Ghost
Prince Monster
Rowan Werewolf
Ozzie Bug
Pancetti Mummy
T-Bone Mummy
Twiggy Mummy
Tabby Werewolf
Velma Bug
Tammi Mummy
Vesta Werewolf
Tammy Skull
Vic Werewolf
Tangy Werewolf
Violet Werewolf
Tank Skull
Vladimir Skull
Teddy Mummy
Walker Mummy
Tex Ghost
Walt Bug
Tia Skull
Wart Jr. Mummy
Tiffany Skull
Wendy Werewolf
Timbra Werewolf
Whitney Bug
Tipper Ghost
Willow Werewolf
Tom Skull
Winnie Werewolf
Truffles Monster
Wolfgang Mummy
Tucker Bug
Yuka Bug
Tutu Skull
Zell Skull
Zucker Bug


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