Iron Nuggets is the best crafting material for your first day on your deserted island in Animal Crossing.
This crafting material will be necessary to build the Nook’s Cranny and the regular set.
How to Get Iron Nuggets
Iron Nuggets may be obtained in Animal Crossing New Horizons. To get them, you need to make a Shovel or Axe. Both regular and Flimsy versions of these tools can be found near rocks. You can grab your instrument and hit the rock until crafting materials appear. You will find clay, stone and even the Iron Nuggets.
Each rock can only make crafting materials once per day. This is why you should search every inch of your island to find every stone and get their crafting resources.
If you have exhausted all of your rocks and the feature has been unlocked for the island, we recommend buying a Nook Miles Ticket to 2000 Miles at the Airport and then using it to travel to a Mystery Tour destination. Once you have received the Nook Miles+ upgrade, you can buy the Nook Miles tickets at Resident Services.
The Mystery Tour islands will have more new rocks to help you gather iron nuggets and other materials. Please do not leave items on the Mystery Tour island, as they could disappear.
You can buy more Nook Miles Tickets if you have the money. It’s a great way to find more Iron Nuggets. Make sure you use Nook Miles+ daily to earn more Miles that can be used to buy Tickets.
Iron Nuggets are also available from your island’s villagers. Although there is no way to be specific, we suggest speaking with your villager to get some crafting materials.
How to get iron nuggets from Animal Crossing
Single iron nuggets can be found by shooting balloons through the sky. When you talk to other villagers about Tom Nook’s request for 30 iron nuggets, you might get them occasionally.
The best way to discover iron nuggets for Animal Crossing is to mine them.
Six large rocks can be found throughout Animal Crossing New Horizons. With a shovel or an axe, you can hit these rocks to create iron nuggets and stones, clay or (rarely!) gold nuggets. Each gem can produce as many as eight materials per day.
A countdown will start as soon you hit a rock. The countdown will begin after ten seconds. It will stop producing materials once the ten-second time limit is up.
A screenshot of Animal Crossing New Horizons. This shows the player character mining iron and rocks.
The chance of getting an iron nugget from a rock is 34%. That’s up from 50% for stones and 15% for clay. It’s not enough to be fast; you must also be lucky.
Animal Crossing offers a unique method to strike rock that will produce eight items every time. You won’t be able to guarantee that they all will be iron nuggets, but it will ensure you have enough time.
Where to find Iron Nuggets for Animal Crossing?
Iron Nuggets in New Horizons can only be found by pounding rocks with a shovel or an axe. These are the small-ish, silvery rocks, not the vast dark grey ones found around the coast.
Each hit will generate one crafting material randomly. Iron Nuggets are not guaranteed, so hit as many rocks as possible.
You might find the following materials when you hit a stone:
- Iron Nuggets
- Gold Nuggets
Each rock can give you eight materials. Every stone resets once a calendar day. You only have so much time before the rock stops producing materials.
You will see your character bounce off the rock each time you hit it. Therefore, digging holes around yourself with a shovel is the best way to maximize the materials.
What do Iron Nuggets Do in Animal Crossing? New Horizons
Iron nuggets may be needed if you are crafting an item made of metal. Iron nuggets, such as the Black Stereo, can also be used to make furniture. Iron nuggets will end up in large quantities for construction projects. Therefore, it is essential to keep track of how many you have.
Mining Iron Nuggets in Rocks
A stone axe is one of the best ways to get iron nuggets. Iron nuggets can be released by hitting large rocks with a stone axe. However, this is not advisable as it could also cause damage to clay, bells and stones.
Animal Crossing Iron Nugget – Rock
Your character may forcibly bounce when you hit hard rocks, thus requiring you to take a few steps back. Get a shovel, and dig two holes next to the rock.
How to Get More Iron in Animal Crossing
Here are some tips to increase your iron intake in Animal Crossing New Horizons.
The more iron you can get from a stone, the better your tools. At the very least, upgrade your essential means to a heightened level.
You won’t be able to eat fruits if you don’t hit the rocks on your island.
Why does Animal Crossing use Iron Nuggets?
Iron Nuggets allow you to make a wide variety of DIY Recipes. Iron Nuggets are most commonly used for tools.
These are some of the tools you could make with Iron Nuggets.
Axe: Flimsy Ax (1), Wood (3), Iron Nugget (3)
Shovel: Flimsy Shovel (1), Iron Nugget (1)
Fishing Rod – Flimsy Fishing Rod (1) Iron Nugget (1)
Net: Flimsy Net (1), Iron Nugget (1)
Watering Can: Flimsy Watering Can (1), Iron Nugget (1)
Iron Wand: Iron Nugget (3), Star Fragment (3)
These tools are required to craft the Golden tools. You will then be able to create them by unlocking the DIY Recipes.
Iron Nuggets can also be used for crafting tools. You will find many pieces of furniture that require Iron Nuggets. They range from small homeware items, such as the Iron Closet and Ironwood Chair, to more oversized items, such as the Robot Hero and Flying Saucer.