Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Help a Sick Villager

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 1:43 pm

A little medicine will fix them right up!

As you play Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you may notice that one of your animal friends is spending a lot of time inside their house, rather than hanging out around the island. While they may just be crafting or walking around, there’s also the possibility that they’re feeling sick and need some Medicine.

You’ll know an animal is sick if you enter their house and see that their behavior is different than normal (for instance, they may be walking around while stooped over). You can also talk to the animal and they’ll tell you that they aren’t feeling well.

If you want to help a sick villager feel better, it’s really simple to do. You just need to talk to the animal friend when you have a bag of Medicine in your inventory.

But how do you get Medicine? There are two main ways.

First, you can buy Medicine outright from Timmy and Tommy for 400 Bells each.

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Or, once you’ve collected the crafting recipe for Medicine, you can craft your own any time you want. Each dose of Medicine requires one Wasp Nest and three Clumps of Weeds to create.

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Once you have the Medicine, talk to the sick animal and select “Take this medicine.”

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They’ll take the Medicine and immediately start to feel better. They’ll even give you a gift for helping them out!

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And that’s all there is to it!

To learn more about Animal Crossing: New Horizons, or to see more of our guides for the game, check out our previous coverage.

Disclosure: Nintendo gave SuperParent a code for Animal Crossing: New Horizons for coverage purposes.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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