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How to Get the Golden Tools

Instructions on how to obtain the Golden Axe, Golden Bug Net, Golden Fishing Rod, Golden Watering Can, Golden Shovel, and Golden Slingshot.

The Golden Axe

You will learn the Golden Axe recipe after you break 100 axes. Use Flimsy Axes to get this more quickly.

The Golden Bug Net

To learn the Golden Bug Net recipe, you have to complete the bugs section of your Critterpedia. Check Today's Bugs, Fish, and Deep Sea Creatures for bugs you can add to your Critterpedia today.

The Golden Fishing Rod

To learn the Golden Fishing Rod recipe, you have to complete the fish section of your Critterpedia. Check Today's Bugs, Fish, and Deep Sea Creatures for fish you can add to your Critterpedia today.

The Golden Shovel

To get the Golden Shovel recipe, you need to fix Gulliver's communicator 30 times. You will get the recipe in the mail the day after your 30th time helping him. You can check your progress in the Nook Miles App by checking the "Gulliver's Travails" achievement.

The Golden Slingshot

After you shoot down 300 balloons, there is a chance that a golden balloon will float over your island. Shoot it down to get the Golden Slingshot recipe. You can check your progress in the Nook Miles App by checking the "It's Raining Treasure!" achievement.

The Golden Watering Can

To learn the Golden Watering Can recipe, your island needs to reach 5-Star rank. Talk to Isabelle about island evals for advice on achieving this. If you find Lily-of-the-valley flowers on your island, it means you have 5-Star rank, so be sure to talk to Isabelle to get the Golden Watering Can recipe if you notice these flowers.

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