There are five primary types of crafting materials in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp you need to craft new furniture and some can be harder to find than others!
Getting crafting materials in Pocket Camp is pretty simple, you just need to complete requests for your campers at the main four locations around the map. However if you need one or two particular crafting materials, like Cotton, there’s a much better way!
Every camper in Pocket Camp has their own pre-set primary crafting material that you will always receive from them, so you want to try and match the villagers you do requests for with the materials you need most. A higher friendship level with a camper will increase their rewards too, so focus on your highest level villagers.
Another way to get any of the five basic crafting materials in Pocket Camp is to connect your game to a Nintendo Account and make use of the free My Nintendo service. By completing simple missions for coins in My Nintendo, you can redeem those coins for 20 free Cotton, Steel, Wood, Preserves, Paper, or even some Bells. Check out our guide here on how to do this!
If you’ll be doing requests for campers to get crafting materials though, just follow our handy lists below including every villager in Pocket Camp to find out which campers you should be helping for the material you need! (Last updated on August 13th, 2019)
By the way, you can use a Calling Card item to summon a specific villager to your map if none of the villagers you need for a specific material are currently available! You probably already have a bunch of these sitting unused in your inventory, so don’t be afraid to finally make use of them.
How to Get Cotton
Cotton can be one of the most annoying materials to gather in Pocket Camp, especially at the beginning of the game when you need to build tent amenities, which always require it!
Villagers that are Pigs, Mice, Penguins, Hippos, Lions, and Goats will always give you Cotton crafting material every time you complete a request for them.
Here’s a handy list of villagers that are Pigs, Mice, Penguins, Hippos, Lions, and Goats in Pocket Camp:
How to Get Steel
After Cotton, you’ll probably need the Steel crafting resource the most as it is used as a material in the highest amount of furniture in Pocket Camp with almost 400 items requiring Steel!
Villagers that are Anteaters, Kangaroos, Deer, Ducks, Cubs, Gorillas, Dogs, Elephants, Wolves, Horses, Monkeys, and Ostriches will always give you Steel crafting material every time you complete a request for them.
Here’s a handy list of villagers that are Anteaters, Kangaroos, Deer, Ducks, Cubs, Gorillas, Dogs, Elephants, Wolves, Horses, Monkeys, and Ostriches in Pocket Camp:
How to Get Wood
The Wood crafting material is used to craft the second-most furniture items in Pocket Camp after Steel, so you’ll need lots of Wood too!
Villagers that are Alligators, Hamsters, Cats, Rabbits, Frogs, Chickens, and Squirrels will always give you Wood crafting material every time you complete a request for them.
Here’s a handy list of villagers that are Alligators, Hamsters, Cats, Rabbits, Frogs, Chickens, and Squirrels in Pocket Camp:
- Kid Cat
How to Get Preserves
Preserves are used to craft relatively few items in Pocket Camp compared to Steel and Wood, but when you do need it, you’ll generally need a lot. This resource is typically used to craft food or drink items.
Villagers that are Bulls, Birds, Cows, and Tigers will always give you Preserves crafting material every time you complete a request for them.
Here’s a handy list of villagers that are Bulls, Birds, Cows, and Tigers in Pocket Camp:
How to Get Paper
The Paper material is a bit of a specialty resource in Pocket Camp as it’s primarily used in wallpapers, carpets, rugs, and clothing. If you stick mostly to crafting furniture items, you probably won’t need much Paper.
Villagers that are Koalas, Eagles, Bears, Sheep, Octopuses, and Rhinos will always give you Paper crafting material every time you complete a request for them.
Here’s a handy list of villagers that are Koalas, Eagles, Bears, Sheep, Octopuses, and Rhinos in Pocket Camp:
How to Get Friend Powder and Sparkle Stones
If you’re looking for some of the other more advanced materials in Pocket Camp, we have you covered too.
Friend Powder is used to craft some furniture items, as well as for playing the Brake Tapper game and completing some Blather’s Treasure Trek maps. You can easily get it by helping your friends enter the Shovelstrike Quarry and sharing rare creatures in gardening events, among other ways. Read our complete How to Get Friend Powder Guide here for more.
Sparkle Stones are mainly used to craft a camper’s special friendship reward furniture, although it used in a few other places too. These stones can be quite hard to come by sometimes, but you’ll usually get a couple as milestone rewards for leveling up a villager. They’re also frequently given out as a reward in most of Pocket Camp’s events so look out for them there too.