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Date: Always October 31, Time 6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Boo! On October 31st Jack will visit beginning at 6:00 p.m. Of course you'll get fair warning because Jack will send you a letter saying he is expecting candy. On this holiday you can find the special visitor, Jack, and exchange candy for the Spooky furniture set.

Where can I get candy?

Throughout the month of October Nook will have candy for sale in his shop. Buy all the candy he sells and store it somewhere until this day comes. You can also get candy by going in animal's houses if you are wearing certain outfits. The witch costume from Gracie and the pirate costume work. You can try some other complete outfits.

Witch outfit

How do I play?

Follow these steps, then walk away from Jack and start this whole process again.

Prepare your pockets!

As soon as you start playing empty your pockets to protect your items from tricks! Then empty your letters and fill them with candy but don't keep the candy in your pockets! We give you this warning first, because you will get ripped off quickly if you ignore this warning.

Find Jack

Wander around trying to find Jack who has a pumpkin on his head.

Beware that all the villagers will be dressed just like him. They will turn anything you have in your pockets to Jack-in-the-Boxes without your consent. They will irritate you and waste your time. If you don’t have anything to give them they will turn your head into a pumpkin and give you a moldy shirt. The way you can tell them apart from Jack is that they will approach you, in fact they will chase you and talk to you even if you don’t click “A.” If you get kind of close to them and they turn their head to look at you, it’s not Jack. Run away quickly. If you get caught, don’t worry, unless you have not heeded our advice about emptying your pockets.

When you find Jack he will walk around but not follow you. Some say he looks a little taller. Walk right up to him but don’t talk yet. In this photo, Jack is the tall one but notice how he is not facing our character. The impostors will always run toward you.

The real Jack


Exchange candy for Spooky items.

Take one candy out of your letters and then press “A” to talk to Jack. He’ll have a little conversation and ask if you will “grease his palm” with candy. Choose the option to give him the candy and he will proceed to give you something from the Spooky Set. If you are trying to get the whole set, the problem is he will give the pieces in random order and you get a lot of doubles.

One candy in pocket

When Jack gives you the spooky present he will then do a flip and disappear in a puff of smoke. You'll have to search for him again.

Jack disappears

Protect your new Spooky item.

As soon as Jack gives you an item, open your pockets immediately. This will prevent an animal coming along and turning your item into a Jack-in-the-Box. Now put the item you just got into the letter you just took the candy out of. The Spooky item is now safe. How do you get your items out of your letters without it being stolen from the villagers? Go to your house and take them out of your letters and put them in your house. Wait until Halloween is over to safely go outside with any items in your pockets.

What will animals do to me?

If an animal does catch you and you have candy in your pockets, they'll take it even if you don't want to give it to them. If you don't have candy but have anything else in your pockets they will play a trick on you. They'll turn what you had into a pumpkin head the first time, a moldy shirt the second time and a Jack-in-the-box the third time. You might like to get these anyway to have for your collection.

villager being mean

The Spooky Set

Here is a list of the things you can collect:

  • Spooky Wallpaper
  • Spooky Carpet
  • Spooky Bed
  • Spooky Dresser
  • Spooky Wardrobe
  • Spooky Sofa
  • Spooky Chair
  • Spooky Table
  • Spooky Lamp
  • Spooky Clock
  • Spooky Bookcasev
  • Spooky Vanity
Also the items you get from tricks: Pumpkin head, Moldy shirt, shirt with patches, and Jack-in-the-Box