Exciting new Super Mario Warp Pipes are now available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for everyone to enjoy! Let’s go over eight different fun ideas and uses for this very special item.
If you don’t already know, Pipes can be purchased from the Special Goods section of Nook Shopping under the Promotion tab, alongside every other Super Mario Set item.
Keep in mind there is an order limit of 5 items per day, so we recommend prioritizing purchasing multiple Pipes before any other item if they’re important to you, otherwise the order cap could be very frustrating.
Now that you’ve got your hands on the Mario Warp Pipes, it’s time to decide what you’ll do with them on your island! Thankfully, you’ve come to the right place for plenty of inspiration.
Fast Travel To Hotspots Like Shopping Or Airport
Though it may be obvious, we believe one of the best uses for Warp Pipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is simply as a basic fast travel feature between the most visited areas of your island.
Here’s a few possible locations to think about that you might find useful to teleport between with Warp Pipes:
- Outside Your House
- Nook’s Cranny
- Dodo Airport
- Resident Services
- ‘Secret’ Rear Beach (Redd)
- Outside Your Favorite Villager’s House
And here’s two example scenarios of how using Warp Pipes to travel between these ‘hotspots’ may be helpful:
- If you frequently play and trade with friends online, and your house is near the top of the island, it might be useful to place a Warp Pipe outside your house with another outside the Airport. Then you can quickly get down to the Airport for opening your gates when logging in to trade!
- If your Nook’s Cranny is near the middle of your island away from beaches, it could be helpful to use a Warp Pipe next to Nook’s Cranny and another near your beach when farming valuable fish to sell for Bells.
Fast Travel In & Out Of Your House (For Storage!)
Speaking of fast traveling to hotspots, there’s no greater hotspot than inside of your own house. Amazingly, it is possible to place Pipe items inside a player house and they’ll act as Warp Pipes for teleporting, just like the ones outdoors!
This special capability can be used in great conjunction with the other areas previously suggested, like fast traveling straight from inside your house to the exterior of Nook’s Cranny. Or if you wanted visitors to your island instant access to your house, place one near the Airport.
Another great potential use for teleporting directly into your house from a Warp Pipe is accessing your storage space. Have you ever worked on a large outdoor project somewhere on your island, but needed to go back and grab more items from your house storage?
With a Warp Pipe placed inside the house, and another Warp Pipe nearby the area of your island being worked on, you can access your storage space full of items like materials and furniture easier than ever before! This just might be one of the best things you can do with Pipes.
Replace Inclines With Warp Pipes
A long outstanding complaint since nearly the beginning of Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been the strict limit of just 8 possible inclines and ramps allowed on a single island.
It’s a pretty frustrating limit given that two of your precious allotted inclines can easily be consumed building access to a single tall mountain, but Warp Pipes might be able to help you out!
Pipes can indeed be placed on the second or third level of cliff area allowing full teleportation access up and down between levels by using Warp Pipes.
So if you’ve got a small area on your island somewhere that’s currently only accessible via multiple inclines and ramps, consider replacing the inclines with a pair of Warp Pipes and using those inclines somewhere else more important!
Travel Within Your House Floors
We’ve already highlighted how you can use Warp Pipes in your house to teleport in and out, but you can actually place multiple Pipes inside player houses to travel between rooms as well!
This feature works within any room inside your house, but for the maximum benefit you’ll want to consider Warp Pipes in rooms that are multiple rooms apart. For example, place one in your basement and another in your attic!
Otherwise, you might not be saving much time given that loading screens still apply.
Store In Your Inventory For Anytime Fast Travel
We’ve already discussed the rather obvious idea of using Warp Pipes to fast travel around your island’s hotspots, but there’s another possibility that might be even better.
Since Pipes are just another furniture item like anything else, there’s no reason you can’t carry one around in your pockets as if it’s a tool.
Say for example, if you’re planning to do a lot of fishing on your island, you could place one Pipe near Nook’s Cranny. Then as you fish around the island with the Pipe in your inventory, just place it on the ground to teleport when you have no more space left to collect fish.
That’s just one possible example — the possibilities for teleporting from your current location to another area of your island at any time by simply carrying around a Warp Pipe are endless!
Escape Bees Quickly
Are you one of those unfortunate Animal Crossing players that can’t quite manage to nail down catching bees? Find yourself running away in terror across the map to the nearest building?
The Warp Pipe presents a brand new solution to this classic problem! If you’re going to be shaking or chopping down some trees near an area without buildings, try placing down a Warp Pipe nearby.
Then when the bees inevitably strike, you can simply run towards that Warp Pipe you placed and hop on in to save your face from another tragedy!
Even if there isn’t a second Warp Pipe placed on your island for teleporting, the single Pipe can still save you from the bees by effectively teleporting to itself.
Visitor Trading Areas
When Animal Crossing: New Horizons first released, an online trading trick that quickly became popular was using fences and furniture as barriers to lock visitors into a small area around the airport.
If you’re a fan of this tactic, but would like to create a locked visitor or trading area farther from the airport, consider using Warp Pipes to teleport your visitors to another area!
Simply place one Warp Pipe in a locked down area by the airport, and then place a second Pipe inside your second closed area anywhere else on the island.
Shovel Hole Traps For Fun
Last, but certainly not least, is a little bit of mischievous fun you can have thanks to the way Warp Pipes work! Proper objects like furniture block the teleportation from working, but the game doesn’t seem to consider shovel holes as an obstacle.
Due to this quirk, you can actually dig a ring of holes around a Warp Pipe using your shovel, and players will jump into one of the holes automatically when teleporting through the pipe!
You can play around with this trap on yourself, or ideally with some friends online in multiplayer. Have them jump right into your unsuspecting innocent Warp Pipe on one side, and then they’ll find themselves jumping into a dirt hole on the other end!
We haven’t dived too deep into this aspect of Warp Pipes yet, but there’s likely plenty of potential to create silly online multiplayer games using this fun new tool!
Hopefully, this article was insightful in sparking some ideas for how you can use the magical new Warp Pipe teleportation feature in Animal Crossing: New Horizons on your island this month. Let us know in the comments below what your plans are, or any other great ideas you can come up with!
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