What to do with Lost Items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to go about returning Lost Items to their owners in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

As you wander around your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you may stumble across a Lost Item. With the item in your inventory, you’ll need to work to reunite it with its owner. Unfortunately the process of how to do this isn’t always clear. To help, we’ve put together a quick guide explaining what to do with Lost Items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

What to do with Lost Items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

What to do with Lost Items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
When you find a Lost Item, you'll need to find its original owner in order to return it in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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When it comes to “what to do” with Lost Items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the easy answer is to return them. However, if you’ve never done this before, you may not know where to start. After picking up a Lost Item, you can select it in your inventory and “Investigate” what it is. Although, this won’t always give you clues as to its owner.

Instead, what you’re going to want to do is go around and speak with the Villagers who live on your island. When you interact with them, you can ask them whether the Lost Item is theirs. If they say no, they’ll often give you a clue as to who they think it belongs to. For example, we asked Tank if he dropped the Lost Item we found and he said no, then directed us to ask Chrissy.

When we asked Chrissy if the item was hers, the answer was yes! When you find the owner of the Lost Item, you’ll hand it over and they’ll reward you for finding it with a gift. To earn more gifts this way, simply keep an eye out for Lost Items on your island!

Now that you know what to do with Lost Items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, we have a few other guides we think you might enjoy including when Bunny Day is in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, how to get all Bunny Day recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and how to change your island flag in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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