Numerous Animal crossing: new horizons players have been fortunate enough to stumble upon a beached seagull named Gulliver on their shores. Waking up and helping Gulliver will give you an exclusive memento of the sailor’s travels around the world, so it’s worth giving Gulliver a helping hand (or a wing).
(For more information on Gulliver’s counterpart, see our Pirate Gullivarrr guide.)
It seems like the chance of Gulliver spawning is completely random every day – in fact, we’ve even seen him appear on our beaches two days in a row.
However, for those who haven’t experienced any of the show’s previous episodes, there may be some confusion as to what exactly to do with it. In this guide, we will see how to wake up Gulliver and how to get the exclusive Gulliver items.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Gulliver Guide
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – How to wake up Gulliver
When you try to wake Gulliver, he seems sound asleep on the beach where he ran aground. Corn don’t just give up after a few tries – it takes persistence. Of course, that’s what you do with a sleepy sailor early in the morning. Keep talking to him and he will eventually wake up from his sleep.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – How to Find Gulliver’s Communicator Parts
When Gulliver finally returns, he will find that his “communicator” is missing some parts (and the screen also appears to be quite broken). Alas, you will be responsible for digging up these parts “in the sand”. We wasted quite a few shovels at first thinking he was talking about every sandbox nearby, but he’s not.
Instead, you will simply have to keep an eye out for those water jets that frequently reappear on every stretch of sand around your island – which we initially assumed were just Japanese clams. Alas! It’s actually a telltale sign of something lurking beneath the surface – in this case, Gulliver’s Five Missing Communicator Pieces.
They won’t all spawn at the same time either: it will take a few runs along the various beaches surrounding your island for all of the beaks to spawn – and not all of them will be communication items, as the clams always will. being spawning, too. Again, persistence is the key.
Your first encounter with Gulliver may take place before you have full access to the island, but you might still be able to collect them all – so it doesn’t look like any of the parts are located on beaches outside. range. Keep looking along the accessible areas!
Finally, once you’ve collected all the coins, return them to Gulliver. He will show his gratitude by promising to send a souvenir in the mail, just like he has done in other games. It should arrive in your mailbox the next day.
If you check the recycling bin in resident services the next day too, you will find a rusty communication piece – which can possibly be used to craft other things, like a Robot hero:
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – How to get the Golden Shovel
After you’ve helped Gulliver 30 times in total, he’ll show you the recipe for making a Golden Shovel in the mail the next day. For more information on how to get all the Gold Tools, check out our guide.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Memories of Gulliver
The memories seem to be different articles from all over the world – as they always have been in previous games – and while many reappear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there are definitely a few things that appear that we haven’t encountered before. Here’s what we’ve seen so far (stay tuned for a detailed guide to all things memories!):
Like many other activities on the island, you’ll also receive Nook Miles for your efforts – a nice little bonus. The first time you help him, you will receive 300 Nook Miles. After that, there are two more milestones (pun intended), with greater amounts of miles as a reward.
Have you received any other unreleased items from Gulliver so far? Let us know in the comments below!
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