The first time you will ever come across the Rusted Part item is probably when checking out the Recycling Bin inside of Resident Services, but what is this item and where did it come from? And more importantly, what can it be used for?
How to Get Rusted Parts
While nothing in-game says so, we are fairly certain that the Rusted Parts show up in the Recycling Bin the day after you help out Gulliver washed up ashore on your beach. If you had a similar experience in timing, please help us confirm in the comments below.
Unfortunately, there’s no way to force Gulliver to appear on your island, but he seems to show up pretty often and as frequently as a few times per week. So if you’re after Rusted Parts, be sure to check around your entire beach shoreline every single day for Gulliver.
Then after you’ve assisted him with his NookPhone troubles by digging up Communicator Parts on the beach, look out for a Rusted Part item in your island’s Recycling Bin inside of Resident Services the next morning.
There are no other ways to find or obtain Rusted Parts items at this time that we are aware of.
What to Use Rusted Parts For
Rusted Parts are a crafting material that can be used for crafting some pretty special items towards the late-game of Animal Crossing: New Horizons!
At this time, we are aware of one D.I.Y crafting recipe that uses the Rusted Part material as an ingredient.
Craft Robot Hero with Rusted Parts
The Robot Hero crafting recipe can be unlocked by redeeming 5000 Nook Miles at the Nook Stop terminal. The following materials are required to craft one:
- 30 Rusted Parts
- 90 Iron Nuggets
- 10 Gold Nuggets
- 1 Gold Armor
- 1 Rocket
As you can see, you will need a whopping 30 Rusted Parts among other materials to complete crafting the Robot Hero furniture item! If our guesses are correct, that means you’ll need to find and help Gulliver thirty different times to get what you need.
Of course, it’s worth remembering that trading with friends is always an option. You might be able to get a friend to trade you their Rusted Parts for Bells or other items if they’re not interested in the Robot Hero.
Suffice to say, you should definitely hang onto your Rusted Parts that you come across, either for your own personal uses later or for trading to someone who needs them. They’re certainly valuable!