Bunny Day guide

The Bunny Day event runs between the 1st and 12th of April, with the big day being on the 12th!

Prerequisites

  1. A Nintendo Account must be linked to your profile.
  2. The game must be updated to at least version 1.1.1. From the home menu, you can press the + button, then go to the “Software Update” tab to force the game to update, if it hasn’t already.
  3. The game must have the Bunny Day data downloaded. If the game’s title screen has the letter “a” after the version number, you’re in luck. Ensure your Nintendo Switch is connected to the internet when launching the game if this isn’t changing.

Starting the event

Speak with Zipper T. Bunny, who will be wandering around your island somewhere. He will task you with hunting down eggs!

"The time has come! Let's look for eggs! That's my bunny plan!"

Types of eggs

Earth

"Look! I dug up an earth egg!"

Four earth eggs are buried in the ground each day, just like fossils are. Simply dig them up where you see a marking on the ground, and hey presto!

Leaf

Eggs growing on a tree.

Leaf eggs are found in trees. Not the fruit or pine trees — just the plain old trees (currently cherry blossoms for Northern hemisphere). Hopefully you have some of those on your island!

Three or so trees will have eggs in them each day. These are visible, just like fruit. Shake the tree to get the eggs.

It might be possible to get a leaf egg in place of a furniture item when shaking a tree, but I can’t personally confirm whether this is true.

Sky

Shooting a Bunny Day balloon present down, using a slingshot.

Sky eggs are found in the sky! They come as balloon presents. Balloon presents with an egg design for a balloon will drop a sky egg or a Bunny Day DIY recipe, whilst balloon presents with a regular balloon design will continue dropping the usual gifts.

Having your sound on to listen out for a whooshing sound really helps for noticing balloon presents. Be sure to also adjust your camera angle using the right analogue stick!

Up until version 1.1.3 of the game, balloon presents would stop spawning after the player had shot down 300 of them. If this bug is affecting you, update your game.

Balloon presents do not spawn during online multiplayer (I don’t know about local). If you are short on sky eggs, you’ll unfortunately have to kick any visitors out! Having the gate open is okay, though.

Stone

Finding an earth egg when hitting a rock with a shovel, amongst stone, iron nuggets and clay.

Stone eggs can be obtained by giving the rocks in your town a good whack! You have a chance of obtaining some amongst the usual resources. The usual advice of digging holes behind your player to avoid being pushed backwards applies, so you can net 8 resources per rock.

Water

"That's an egg, not a fish! What should I do with it..."

As long as you have a fishing rod, these eggs won’t be a problem to catch. Medium-sized fish seem to have turned into water eggs during these troubling times!

It’s worth noting that fish which spawn as a result of fish bait being thrown into water are always regular fish — never water eggs. If you are struggling to fill out your Critterpedia during the Bunny Day event, this is a somewhat tedious solution.

Wood

Wood and a wood egg underneath a tree. "Oh no! I guess that's it for my flimsy axe..."

Wood eggs are obtained by hitting your trees with an axe, preferably a flimsy or stone one so as not to fell the tree. Most of the resources you gather from trees will still be wood, but some will be wood eggs, and that’s what matters.

Coconut trees have a higher chance of providing eggs than regular trees, so they are worth targeting first if you’re in particular need of wood eggs.

Obtaining more eggs per day

It is quite possible you might not have all the earth, leaf or stone eggs you want. No worries — simply spend those Nook Miles you’ve been saving (you have been saving them, right?) to go on a few mystery island tours! Those islands will get you the eggs you need in no time!

Trading eggs/recipes

If you are short on a particular type of egg or recipe, or perhaps you have too many of a particular type, you can always trade in online multiplayer. There is a thread on the ACNH Forum for Bunny Day trading. Alternatively, head to the ACNH Discord.

List of recipes

Table headers are shortened to fit on mobile devices. They represent the six types of eggs: earth, stone, leaf, wood, sky, water.

ItemEaStLeWoSkWa
Bunny Day arch222222
Bunny Day bag111111
Bunny Day bed111111
Bunny Day crown111111
Bunny Day fence111111
Bunny Day festive balloons111
Bunny Day flooring222222
Bunny Day glowy garland111111
Bunny Day lamp4
Bunny Day merry balloons111
Bunny Day rug111111
Bunny Day stool3
Bunny Day table4
Bunny Day vanity4
Bunny Day wall222222
Bunny Day wall clock3
Bunny Day wardrobe4
Bunny Day wreath111111
Earth-egg outfit3
Earth-egg shell2
Earth-egg shoes2
Egg party dress333333
Egg party hat222222
Leaf-egg outfit3
Leaf-egg shell2
Leaf-egg shoes2
Sky-egg outfit3
Sky-egg shell2
Sky-egg shoes2
Stone-egg outfit3
Stone-egg shell2
Stone-egg shoes2
Water-egg outfit3
Water-egg shell2
Water-egg shoes2
Wobbling Zipper toy444444
Wood-egg outfit3
Wood-egg shell2
Wood-egg shoes2
Total343434343333

The Bunny Day wand can be crafted using a wobbling Zipper toy and 3 star fragments.

As long as you collect an average of three of each type of egg each day, you’ll have enough to craft everything.

The big day

On the 12th of April, Zipper T. Bunny will unlock the Bunny Day arch DIY recipe. You can obtain the Bunny Day basket by exchanging every type of egg with Zipper. Obtain and craft every recipe except the basket to unlock the wobbling Zipper toy and Bunny Day wand.

Zipper says "This final challenge fills me with glee. You gotta craft a toy that looks...like ME!"

If you’re still needing more eggs and recipes, they should appear more frequently on this day.

Tidbits

An egg message bottle, washed up on the beach.
  • Egg message bottles will wash up on your beach in addition to your regular message bottles. These allow you to unlock additional Bunny Day DIY recipes.
  • After collecting a fair few of a particular type of egg, you will unlock the crafting recipes to craft the outfit, shell and shoes, based on that particular egg.
  • If you are enough distance from Zipper, he will stop doing his dance and occasionally sigh.
  • Before the big day, use an emotion in front of Zipper to make him face that direction for a while. You can use this opportunity to run behind him. When you initiate a conversation with Zipper from his behind, he won’t be too pleased, for you’ve seen Zipper’s zipper! During the big day, you can just walk behind him without using an emotion first.

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