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How Often Does Redd Show Up in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Is there a set schedule of his arrival?

In April, Jolly Redd joined the Animal Crossing: New Horizons world by visiting your island in his treasure trawler. His main goal is to sell you art and paintings. While most are fake, you might get your hands on some authentic art if you pick them smartly. Not just this, Redd has even brought in haunted paintings in ACNH. Creepy.

Now, fans of ACNH are wondering – when can we expect Redd to show up in his sketchy treasure trawler, trying to sell us art?


When Does Redd Appear in Animal Crossing New Horizons?

Unfortunately, there seems to be no fixed pattern for Redd’s arrival on your island. Some have reported a gap of three to sixteen days between each visit which is really random. Some have even tried time-travelling but still haven’t found a schedule. To see if Redd has come to your island, check if Redd’s trawler has been marked on the map.

Update: On May 15, 2020, twitter user and dataminer @_Ninji has tweeted some information about NPC spawns in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This might give you a clue about Redd’s arrival. Check it out:


Fake Art and Haunted Paintings in ACNH


Social media is abuzz with mentions of Redd’s antics of selling fake art to ACNH players. It’s safe to say that Redd has added a fun and unique dimension to New Horizons with his art-selling service. Players are excited to see Redd and buy more stuff from him. They are even willing to buy counterfeit stuff from him just to see how haunted they might be.

Be careful though, because Blathers will not accept fake art for his Museum. Since Redd’s arrival is so rare, it’s best if you don’t intentionally buy fake art from him but instead buy real, genuine art. This will help you complete the museum’s art exhibits sooner.

How to Unlock Redd’s Treasure Trawler


If you haven’t done it yet, here’s how you can unlock Redd’s treasure trawler. Your ACNH version needs to be updated to 1.2.0 for Redd to appear.You will also find out where to find the trawler on your island.

For more guides, tips, tricks, unlocks and cheats for New Horizons, make sure to visit our massively helpful Animal Crossing: New Horizons Wiki Guide.