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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nook Miles Rewards - How to unlock them all and everything you earn

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nook Miles Rewards
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nook Miles Rewards are a great way to really rack up the Miles. They basically work out as the game's achievements, or trophy, scheme. They are tick boxes that you can work towards in the game, and come in the form of short and long term goals to aim for that will earn you Nook Miles. These are a brand new currency for New Horizons, and the rewards are something to tick off and achieve, with some being secret until you work out how to unlock them. 

With that in mind, below we've listed every single Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nook Miles Rewards we've unlocked, and the Nook Miles you're given for achieving each one. If you discover any that we're missing from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, feel free to let us know in the comments below. 

Note: this doesn't include any of the rotating daily Nook Miles+ Rewards that will appear once you've paid off your initial moving fees for relocating to the island. 

Big thanks to all the wonderful readers that have contributed to this guide too <3

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nook Miles Rewards

NameObjective 1RewardObjective 2RewardObjective 3RewardObjective 4RewardObjective 5RewardObjective 6Reward
1
Island MilesMove to the island500 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
2
Angling for PerfectionCatch 10 Fish300 MilesCatch 100 fish500 MilesCatch 500 fish1,000 MilesCatch 2,000 fish2,000 MilesCatch 5,000 fish
3,000 Miles
3
Island IchthyologistCategorise 10 fish300 MilesCategorise 20 fish500 MilesCategorise 40 fish1,000 MilesCategorise 60 fish2,000 MilesCategorise 80 fish
3,000 Miles
4
Island TogethernessTalk with one resident300 Miles
Talk to all neighbours every day for 10 days
500 Miles
Talk to all neighbours every day for 20 days
1,000 Miles
Talk to all neighbours every day for 30 days
2,000 Miles
Talk to all neighbours every day for 50 days
3,000 Miles
5
You've Got the BugCatch 10 bugs300 MilesCatch 100 bugs500 MilesCatch 500 bugs1,000 MilesCatch 2,000 bugs2,000 MilesCatch 3,000 bugs
3,000 Miles
6
Bugs Don't Bug MeCategorise 10 bugs300 MilesCategorise 20 bugs500 MilesCategorise 40 bugs1,000 MilesCategorise 60 bugs2,000 MilesCategorise 80 bugs
3,000 Miles
7
Have a Nice DIY!Collect 10 DIY recipes300 MilesCollect 50 DIY recipes500 MilesCollect 100 DIY recipes1,000 MilesCollect 150 DIY recipes2,000 MilesCollect 200 DIY recipes
3,000 Miles
8
DIY ToolsCraft 5 tools300 MilesCraft 50 tools500 MilesCraft 200 tools1,000 MilesCraft 1,000 tools2,000 MilesCraft 2,000 tools
3,000 Miles
9
DIY FurnitureCraft 5 items of furniture300 MilesCraft 50 items of furniture500 MilesCraft 200 items of furniture1,00 MilesCraft 1,000 items of furniture2,000 MilesCraft 3,000 items of furniture
3,000 Miles
10
Furniture FreshenerCustomise 5 items of furniture300 MilesCustomise 20 items of furniture500 MilesCustomise 50 items of furniture1,000 MilesCustomise 100 items of furniture2,000 MilesCustomise 200 items of furniture
3,000 Miles
11
Rough-HewnChop 20 wood from trees300 MilesChop 100 wood from trees500 MilesChop 500 wood from trees1,000 MilesChop 2,000 wood from trees2,000 MilesChop 5,000 wood from trees
3,000 Miles
12
Trashed ToolsTrash 1 tool300 MilesTrash 20 tools500 MilesTrash 50 tools1,000 MilesTrash 100 tools2,000 MilesTrash 200 Tools
3,000 Miles
13
Rock-Splitting ChampHit a single rock eight times in a row500 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
14
Bona Fide Bone FinderFind your first fossil300 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
15
Fossil AssessmentAssess 5 fossils300 MilesAssess 30 fossils500 MilesAssess 100 fossils1,000 MilesAssess 300 fossils2,000 MilesAssess 500 fossils
3,000 Miles
16
Greedy WeederPull 50 weeds300 MilesPull 200 Weeds500 MilesPull 1,000 weeds1,000 MilesPull 2,000 Weeds2,000 MilesPull 3,000 Weeds
3,000 Miles
17
Flower PowerPlant 10 flowers300 MilesPlant 50 flowers500 MilesPlant 100 flowers1,000 MilesPlant 200 flowers2,000 MilesPlant 300 flowers
3,000 Miles
18
Flower TenderWater flowers 10 times300 MilesWater flowers 50 times500 MilesWater flowers 100 times1,000 MilesWater flowers 500 times2,000 MilesWater flowers 1,000 times
3,000 Miles
19
Tomorrow's Trees Today
Plant 5 Trees300 MilesPlant 10 Trees500 MilesPlant 30 Trees1,000 MilesPlant 50 trees1,000 MilesN/AN/A
20
Pick of the BunchSell 20 fruit300 MilesSell 100 fruit500 MilesSell 500 fruit1,000 MilesSell 1,000 fruit2,000 MilesSell 3,000 fruit
3,000 Miles
21
Fruit RootsPlant a cherry (native) (third)300 MilesPlant an orange (first)100 MilesPlant a pear (fifth)700 MilesPlant apple tree (fourth)500 milesPlant Coconut tree (second)200 Miles
Plant peach tree (sixth)
1,000 Miles
22
Go Ahead. Be Shellfish!Sell 10 seashells300 MilesSell 50 seashells500 MilesSell 200 seashells1,000 BellsSell 500 seashells2,000 MilesSell 1,000 seashells
3,000 Miles
23
Clam and CollectedDig up 5 clams300 MilesDig up 20 clams500 MilesDig up 50 clams1,000 MilesDig up 100 clams2,000 MilesDig up 200 clams
3,000 Miles
24
Trash FishingFish in 3 bits of trash300 MilesFish in 10 bits of trash500 MilesFish in 20 bits of trash1,000 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/A
25
Cast MasterSuccessfully catch 10 fish in a row300 MilesSuccessfully catch 50 fish in a row500 MilesSuccessfully catch 100 fish in a row1,000 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/A
26
Dream HouseBuild first house500 MilesExpand home for the first time1,000 MilesExpand home 5 times2,000 MilesExpand home 6 times3,000 MilesExpand home 7 times
5,000 Miles
27
Decorated Decorator
Get an S ranking from Happy Home Academy
1,000 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
28
Hoard RewardHave 5 indoor items300 MilesHave 15 indoor items1,000 MilesHave 30 indoor items2,000 MilesHave 100 indoor items3,00 MilesHave 150 indoor items
29
Good Things in Store!Have 20 items in storage300 MilesHave 50 items in storage1,000 MilesHave 100 items in storage2,000 MilesHave 200 items in storage3,000 MilesHave 300 items in storage
5,000 Miles
30
Remarkable RemodelerRemodel your home for the first time500 MilesRemodel your home 3 times1,000 MilesRemodel your home 5 times2,000 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/A
31
Smile IsleDo 1 errand for an islander300 MilesDo 10 errands for an islander500 MilesDo 50 errands for an islander1,000 MilesDo 100 errands for an islander2,000 MilesDo 300 errands for an islander
3,000 Miles
32
Reaction RulerLearn one reaction300 MilesLearn 10 reactions500 MilesLearn 20 reactions1,000 MilesLearn 30 reactions2,000 MilesLearn 42 reactions
3,000 Miles
33
Island ShutterbugTake your first island photo300 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
34
Edit CreditCustomise your profile300 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
35
NookPhone LifeUse your NookPhone 10 times300 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
36
That's One Smart Phone
Use your NookPhone 1000 times1,000 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
37
Shop to ItBuy one item from Nook Shopping300 MilesBuy 20 items from Nook Shopping500 MilesBuy 50 items from Nook Shopping1,000 MilesBuy 100 items from Nook Shopping2,000 MilesBuy 200 items from Nook Shopping
3,000 Miles
38
Growing CollectionAdd 100 items to the Nook Catalogue300 MilesAdd 200 items to the Nook Catalogue500 MilesAdd 300 items to the Nook Catalogue1,000 MilesAdd 400 items to the Nook Catalogue2,000 MilesAdd 500 items to the Nook Catalogue
3,000 Miles
39
Nook Miles for MilesComplete 5 nook miles plus objectives300 Miles
Complete 50 nook miles plus objectives
500 Miles
Complete 200 nook miles plus objectives
1,000 Miles
Complete 1,000 nook miles plus objectives
2,000 Miles
Complete 2,000 nook miles plus objectives
3,000 Miles
40
First Time BuyerBuy something300 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
41
Seller of Unwanted Stuff
Sell one thing300 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
42
Moving Fees Paidpay off your moving fees500 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
43
Bell RingerSpend 5000 Bells on the island300 MilesSpend 50,000 Bells on the island500 MilesSpend 500,000 Bells on the island1,000 MilesSpend 2 million Bells on the island2,000 MilesSpend 5 million Bells on your island
3,000 Miles
44
Miles for StalkholdersPurchase some turnips300 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
45
Cornering the Stalk Market
Make 1,000 Bells in profit from turnip sales
300 MilesMake 10,000 in profit from turnips500 MilesMake 100,000 in profit from turnips1,000 MilesMake 1 million profit from turnips2,000 MilesMake 10 million profit from turnips
3,000 Miles
46
No More Loan Payments!
Pay off your house loan1000 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
47
Bulletin-Board BenefitPost on the bulletin board300 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
48
Popular Pen PalSend five letters300 MilesSend 20 letters500 MilesSend 50 letters1,000 MilesSend 100 letters2,000 MilesSend 200 letters
3,000 Miles
49
Flea FlickerCatch 1 flea300 MilesCatch 5 fleas500 MilesCatch 10 fleas1,000 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/A
50
Cicada MemoriesCollect a Cicada shell in summer1,000 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
51
Netting BetterCatch 5 wasps in a rowN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
52
Pit-y PartyCraft your first Pitfall300 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
53
Taking the Sting OutStung twice in a row by wasps300 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
54
Faint of HeartFainted (from bug)300 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
55
Overcoming PitfallsFall into a pitfall trap for the first time300 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
56
TBC
57
Lost TreasureShoot down one present into the water500 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
58
It's Raining TreasureShoot down five presents300 MilesShoot down 20 presents500 MilesShoot down 50 presents1,000 MilesShoot down 100 presents2,000 MilesShoot down 300 presents
3,000 Miles
59
Fun with Fences
Place a fence around your home / garden
500 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
60
SnowmaestroBuild one perfect snowboy300 MilesBuild 10 perfect snowboys500 MilesBuild 20 perfect snowboys1,000 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/A
61
Wishes Come TrueWish upon one star300 MilesWish upon 30 stars1,000 MilesWish upon 200 stars2,000 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/A
62
Exterior DecoratorHave 10 items placed outside300 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
63
Kirias IconsChange Island flag500 MilesChange Island tune500 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
64
Island DesignerMake your first path
500 Miles (1st)
Make your first water feature
1,000 Miles (3rd)
Make your first new cliff
1,000 Miles (2nd)
N/AN/AN/AN/A
65
Wispy Island SecretsMeet Wisp once100 MilesMeet Wisp 10 times500 MilesMeet Wisp 20 times1,000 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/A
66
Gulliver's TravailsHelp your first castaway300 MilesHelp Gulliver 10 times500 MilesHelp Gulliver 20 times1,000 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/A
67
K.K. ManiaAttend one K.K. Slider concert300 MilesAttend 10 K.K. Slider concerts500 MilesAttend 30 K.K. Slider concerts1,000 MilesAttend 60 K.K. Slider concerts2,000 MilesAttend 100 K.K. Slider concerts
3,000 Miles
68
TBC
69
True FriendsHave a good relationship with 1 islander300 Miles
Have a good relationship with 2 islanders
500 Miles
Have a good relationship with 3 islanders
1,000 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/A
70
Birthday CelebrationCelebrate one birthday300 MilesCelebrate 10 birthdays500 MilesCelebrate 20 birthdays1,000 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/A
71
Happy Birthday!Play the game on your birthday2,000 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
72
Fishing Tourney!Participate in Spring Fishing Tourney300 MilesParticipate in Summer Fishing Tourney500 MilesParticipate in Autumn Fishing Tourney1,000 MilesParticipate in Winter Fishing Tourney2,000 MilesN/AN/A
73
Bug-Off!Participate in June Bug-Off300 MilesParticipate in July Bug-Off500 MilesParticipate in August Bug-Off1,000 MilesParticipate in September Bug-Off2,00 MilesN/AN/A
74
Countdown CelebrationEnjoy New Year's Eve celebrations1,000 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
75
Making a ChangeChange your outfit via a wardrobe500 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
76
First Custom Design!Use the custom design app500 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
77
Custom Design ProMake your first Pro design300 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
78
Paydirt!Dig up bells300 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
79
Shady ShakedownFind 1 item of furniture in a tree300 MilesFind 10 items of furniture in a tree1,000 MilesFind 20 items of furniture in a tree
80
Golden MilestoneGolden NetTBCGolden Fishing RodTBCGolden Watering Can recipe
500 Miles (second)
Golden Slingshot recipe
300 Miles (first)
Golden AxeTBCGolden ShovelTBC
81
Island and YourlandVisit one friend's island300 MilesVisit five friend's islands500 MilesVisit 10 friend's islands1,000 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/A
82
Host the MostInvite one guest300 MilesInvite five guests500 MilesInvite 10 guests1,000 MilesN/AN/AN/AN/A
83
Active Island ResidentSpent three active days on the island300 MilesSpent 20 active days on the island500 MilesSpent 50 active days on the island1,000 MilesSpent 100 active days on the island2,000 MilesSpent 300 active days on the island
3,000 Miles

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