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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Mystery Islands Maps

There are many different types of Mystery Islands in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This guide will walk you through the various possible Mystery Islands, along with their layouts and unique traits.

There are ten different types of possible islands, each with their particular layout. Some islands have unique resources, such as Bamboo Trees, while others have an abundance of things like Bells.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Mystery Islands

Normal Island

Normal Islands are the most basic type of Island in the game, and there is nothing unique about them.

  • Fruits: Common
  • Flowers: Common
  • Insects: Common
  • Fish: Common
  • Time: All Day
  • Months: All Year
  • Occurrence: Very Common

Fruit Island

Fruit Island consists only of fruit trees. For the most part, the fruits will be secondary fruits.

  • Fruits: Secondary
  • Flowers: Common
  • Insects: Common
  • Fish: Common
  • Time: All Day
  • Months: All Year
  • Occurrence: Common

Spiral Island

This Island is named for its shape: a spiral. You have a chance to find a fossil located in the center of the spiral. It’s a rare fossil and sells for a high price but is not always guaranteed.

  • Fruits: Common
  • Flowers: Common
  • Insects: Common
  • Fish: Common
  • Time: All Day
  • Months: All Year
  • Occurrence: Common

Mountain Island

Mountain Island has no rivers and contains a mountain with 5 rocks on top of it. You can spawn infinite Centipedes or Pill Bugs from the rocks by hitting them with a shovel.

  • Fruits: Common
  • Flowers: Common
  • Insects: Common
  • Fish: Common
  • Time: All Day
  • Months: All Year
  • Occurrence: Common

Pond Island

This Island contains a pond, and players have a high chance of catching Carp and Goldfish. There is no hybrid flower on this Island.

  • Fruits: Common
  • Flowers: Common
  • Insects: Common
  • Fish: Pond
  • Time: All Day
  • Months: All Year
  • Occurrence: Common

Big Fish Island (Bass Island)

Big Fish Island, also known as Bass Island, contains only size 4+ fish and hybrid flowers. Fishing in the sea here can make you some good money.

  • Fruits: Common
  • Flowers: Hybrids
  • Insects: Common
  • Fish: Size 4+
  • Time: All Day
  • Months: All Year
  • Occurrence: Rare

Big Fish Island 2

Here is another variation of Big Fish Island, but this one contains the usual flowers.

  • Fruits: Common
  • Flowers: Common
  • Insects: Common
  • Fish: Size 4+
  • Time: All Day
  • Months: All Year
  • Occurrence: Rare

Bamboo Island

Bamboo Island contains only Bamboo Trees and is the only place you can source them. This Island also contains coconuts.

  • Fruits: Bamboo
  • Flowers: Common
  • Insects: Common
  • Fish: Common
  • Time: All Day
  • Months: All Year
  • Occurrence: Common

Bells Island

This Island contains five rocks, each containing over 16,000 Bells. Landing here and harvesting all of the Bells will net you around 80,000+ Bells. Gain access to the central Island by eating fruit and breaking the rock.

  • Fruits: Common
  • Flowers: Common
  • Insects: Common
  • Fish: Common
  • Time: All Day
  • Months: All Year
  • Occurrence: Rare

Falls Island

This Island contains many waterfalls. You’ll see one in front of you right when you land. The Island is a medium level and you can find lots of Sturgeon, String Fish, Golden Trout, and other river fish.

  • Fruits: Common
  • Flowers: Common
  • Insects: Common
  • Fish: Rare
  • Time: All Day
  • Months: All Year
  • Occurrence: Common

Flower Island

This Island has a pond surrounded by two types of hybrid flowers. You’ll find primarily common and secondary flowers here. The lake contains many Carp, and you can also find Emperor Butterfly here.

  • Fruits: Common
  • Flowers: Hybrids
  • Insects: Emperor
  • Fish: Koi Carp
  • Time: All Day
  • Months: All Year
  • Occurrence: Rare

Tarantula Island

Tarantula Island is named this because you will find infinite Tarantulas spawn here. It is composed of a central aisle surrounded by a stream that you can jump to without a pole.

  • Fruits: Common
  • Flowers: Common
  • Insects: Tarantula
  • Fish: Common
  • Time: Night (after 7 pm)
  • Months: November through April
  • Occurrence: Rare

Fins Island

Fins Island contains only fins fish that are very valuable and can make you some nice money. This Island is only available in June through September.

  • Fruits: Common
  • Flowers: Common
  • Insects: Common
  • Fish: Fins
  • Time: All Day
  • Months: June through September
  • Occurrence: Rare

Gold Island

Gold Island is a rare Island containing scorpions, flowers, and a pond in the center. In the middle of the Island, you can find a rock with eight gold nuggets. This Island requires a Town Hall, vaulting pole, and a ladder.

  • Fruits: Common
  • Flowers: Common
  • Insects: Scorpions
  • Fish: Normal
  • Rocks: Gold Nuggets
  • Time: All Day
  • Months: All Year
  • Occurrence: Rare (1%)

Scorpion Island

This Island is exclusive to summertime and contains an infinite amount of scorpions. There are two different layouts for this particular Island. One has a pond in the middle with a rock that contains eight gold nuggets. It is also known as “Gold Island”, which is listed above. The land surrounds the middle pond, and that’s where tons of scorpions spawn.

The other layout is a circular Island with four hills in each of the corners of the map. The center contains many common flowers where you can find many scorpions. The Island also contains six rocks that contain 16,000+ bells in them. If you manage to find this elusive Island, be sure to collect your Bells.

Trash Island

Fishing on this Island will net you only trash, so you probably want to avoid this one.

  • Fruits: Native Fruit
  • Flowers: Normal
  • Insects: Red Dragonfly, Pondskater, Diving Beetle, Giant Water Bug, Damselfly
  • Fish: Trash
  • Rocks: Normal
  • Time: All Day
  • Months: All Year
  • Occurrence: Semi-Rare (5%)

Mystery Islands Map Overview

Here’s an overview of all the different Mystery Islands we’ve covered in this guide. If you found it useful, be sure to share this and bookmark this page for future reference.

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