Turbo Watering in Animal Crossing City Folk

I used to spend around 45 minutes every day watering the flowers in my animal crossing city folk town (for the Wii). I think my town has around 400 flowers at this point and although it is relaxing, I’m tired of passing out while holding a watering can. So I set out to find a way to water my flowers faster — and I’ve found the answer!

You’ll need a golden watering can for this method to work. To get a golden watering can, your town must have achieved perfect town status for 15 days. This isn’t as hard as it may seem and I recently wrote a web application to help people create a perfect town map. Once you have the golden can, you can be a turbo waterer just like me.

The golden can has a very nice watering radius. It will water the space that the water actually touches and the 8 surrounding grid spaces. Try to think of ┬áit as a 3 by 3 grid of squares. The benefit of this radius is that you don’t actually ever have to water a flower directly — indirect watering is so much quicker and easier on your grass.

In my town, I’ve layed down paths to walk on and I rarely leave them. On the side of the paths I place flowers. A lot of them. Because there are flowers on both sides of my paths, it is much faster to water the path instead of the flowers. This will also keep your grass in better condition because you won’t be constantly stepping off of the path to get to a flower. The key to turbo watering is that you don’t need to water every space on the path. In my town, I hold down the Wii nunchuck in the direction of travel and press the “C” button when I want to water a space. I listen for my footsteps to sound twice (which works out to about every other flower space) and then press the “C” button while still holding the directional stick. It takes a little bit of getting used to, but the results are worth it.

My watering time for all 400 flowers is now down to 12 minutes thanks to my new turbo method! Good luck in your town!

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