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    Missing Items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons After a Resident Transfer

    The information in this article can help if you find you are missing items you previously had after moving your resident to a new Nintendo Switch console in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

    When a resident moves to an island on a new Nintendo Switch console, some items and progress will not be transferred from their original island. The table below shows what is transferred and what is not transferred.

    Will be transferred Will NOT be transferred
    Resident name and appearance Island facilities and museum contributions
    Items in pockets (except temporary items) Furniture and items placed outside the home
    Resident’s house and remaining loan Any moving kits held
    Items in storage and placed in the resident’s house Any task-exclusive items, such as an animal’s lost item (these will be turned into garbage)
    NookPhone apps and Nook Miles stamps Letters that were going to be received the next day
    DIY recipes
    Mail in mailbox (except letters that were currently being mailed)
    Custom designs (only when moving to a new, unpopulated island)
    Best Friends list (only when the same Nintendo Account is linked to the user on the new console)