Thanks to the new Christmas update for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, players are now able to craft a number of Christmas-themed items to decorate their campsites with. However, doing so requires a completely new crafting material called Candy Canes, and this guide will help you get them as quickly as possible.
Right now the fastest way to get Candy Canes is to complete some of the game’s timed goals, as they have some huge Candy Cane payouts. Some of these challenges have you do things like craft the Jingle Snow Globe or the Festive Streetlight, and they can reward you up to a whopping 80 Candy Canes. Seeing as the final two Christmas items (Festive Fireplace and the Three-ball Snowman) require 300 Candy Canes each, you’re going to want to take advantage of these timed goals while you can.
The next best way to get Candy Canes in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is to head on over to Shovelstrike Quarry. This area is located at the top portion of the game’s map, and is essentially a minigame that has you striking rocks with a shovel to unearth some potentially valuable materials. While you wont get Candy Canes from breaking these rocks, the minigame comes with a bonus prize that rotates every few hours. Candy Canes will be in the rotation and you’ll get anywhere from 20-40 Candy Canes upon the completion of the minigame, so keep an eye on what the current bonus prize is throughout the day. You’ll need the help of 5 friends or pay 20 Leaf Tickets in order to get into the Quarry, so keep that in mind.
The last way you’ll get Candy Canes is easily the slowest, but will also be one of the most common ways you’ll get them. Completing requests for animals in the game comes with a chance for you to get Candy Canes as a bonus item, but the amount that you’ll get is pretty low. You’ll usually get somewhere in the 1-3 range (if you get them at all), though I’ve gotten as many as 6. It’s definitely time consuming, but since you’ll be interacting with the animals anyway you’ll want to complete as many requests as you can in order to maximize your Candy Cane earning potential.
This should tell you everything about getting Candy Canes as quickly as possible in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, so get going so you can craft all of the Christmas-themed decorations before the event ends!