The waterfall is where the water from the river falls from the northern cliff. In Animal Crossing and City Folk, it is possible for there to be another waterfall elsewhere in the player's town. It will appear when the the river meets the cliff in the center of town. The north waterfall is accompanied by the waterfall pond. Fish cannot be caught in the waterfall itself, but the waterfall pond is the only place where char and large char can be caught. In Wild World, there is sometimes a small rock in the center of the waterfall. It does not serve any purpose and is only there for decoration. In New Leaf, there are two waterfalls: one where the river flows into town, and one where the river flows into the ocean. There can also be waterfalls on the east and west sides of town, if the river flows horizontally.
The Waterfall Pond is the lake around the waterfall. It is larger than the straight stretch of river, and the size and shape differs from town to town. Pondskaters can be found here, but only in City Folk and New Leaf.
Types of Waterfalls
There are many varieties and angles of waterfalls.
The Straight waterfall is the most common style of waterfall in City Folk. It is simply the waterfall with the river going straight down. This type of waterfall can be found at the very top of the river, or over the cliffs.
The Crooked Waterfall is a moderately rare waterfall style in City Folk. It faces either the east or the west of the town, and the river runs for a short while along the side of the cliff face.
The Horizontal Waterfall is perhaps the rarest waterfall in City Folk. The east facing type is considered to be rarer than the west facing.
The Straight corner cliff waterfall is a waterfall in City Folk which is not very common. It is possibly the most unusual one, as it bears no great resemblance to any other waterfall, and has no counterpart. This waterfall curves along within the land and only gives off only a small piece of land.