Animal Crossing Gulliver: How to find five communicator parts and their reward in New Horizons explained

I wouldn't want to go travelling with him.

Gulliver is a seagull who doesn't seem to be very good at travelling considering the amount of times you're going to find him washed up on the shores of your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

If you decide to help him, you'll find yourself beach-combing for Gulliver's five communicator parts.

When you do find all five communicator parts, however, Gulliver will ensure you're rewarded.

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Gulliver's location in New Horizons explained

Like the other special villagers, such as Wisp, Gulliver will randomly appear on your island in New Horizons. His first visit will probably be a couple of days after you've started playing.


Gulliver will always appear, passed out, on one of the beaches of your island. You'll never know if he's visiting, so it's worth checking the beaches on your island every day just in case.

How to find Gulliver's five communicator parts in New Horizons explained

Your first task when you find Gulliver passed out on your beach in New Horizons is to wake him up.

To do this talk to him, but be prepared to do it a lot as Gulliver can be quite hard to wake up.

Keep talking and eventually Gulliver will awaken and explain to you who he is. He will then pull out his phone to call his crew, only to discover that his phone is broken.

Since you've already helped him out, he will ask you to find the five communicator parts he needs to fix his phone.


Each communicator part is located somewhere on the various beaches of your island. You'll know if you're near one, because a small jet of water will emerge from the sand.


To find all five communicator parts, simply walk up and down the beaches of your isle, digging up every spot that has water emerging from it. You will also probably dig up quite a few calms doing this, but, eventually, you'll find all five missing communicator parts.

When you've collected all five communicator parts, it's time to return to Gulliver.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has arrived! After you've set up character customisation, your island name and chosen the correct season for your hemisphere, it's time to get to work on your new holiday life. Thankfully, we have some Animal Crossing New Horizons tips for that. There is fish to catch (including Stringfish and Sturgeon), bugs to catch, Bamboo, flowers and fruit to grow, hairstyles to unlock, villagers to add, shooting stars to wish upon, tools to craft (such as the new ladder and vaulting pole), materials (such Iron and Gold Nuggets) to find, Tarantulas to catch, wasp stings to avoid and Nook Miles and Bells to make, and of course, a house, museum and most importantly, the town hall and Isabelle to unlock where you can change the Town Tune and check your island star rating. You can also meet Gulliver and Wisp on your travels. Finally - you can take part in multiplayer, download QR code designs, complete your activities ahead of the Animal Crossing daily reset time, use amiibo and learning about the upcoming Bunny Day Easter event and Cherry blossom event.

Reward for helping Gulliver in New Horizons explained

To earn your reward for helping Gulliver in New Horizons, you first must give him all five communicator parts. He will then call his crew, but they don't seem too worried about picking him up.

Possibly due to this, your reward for helping him will arrive in the post the next day.


Gulliver's rewards are inspired by cultures and landmarks from around the world. You might find yourself receiving a model of Stonehenge from the United Kingdom or a Lucky Cat from Japan.

You can also earn Nook Miles from helping Gulliver and, if you help him 30 times, you'll discover the DIY recipe for the Golden Shovel.

Good luck with the beach-combing!

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