In Tortimer Island, the island itself is the arena. It appears to be a single platform surrounded by water, although the layout of the stage is assigned at random every time it is used. It is possible for a pool of water to appear in the middle of the island. Characters cannot swim in the water surrounding the island, and will simply fall through. The shop can be seen in the background and, as it appears with the available screenshots, Leila, Leilani, and Tortimer appear as background characters by the shop. Kapp'n also appears as a background character on the dock, which is now located on the side of the island. He comes and goes from time to time, and whenever he does, he is on his motorboat, which can be used as a stationary, solid platform until he leaves. A shark can be seen in the water, which will attack fighters if they enter the water. The tops of the palm trees can be stood on by characters.
Various fruits can grow on trees, and they can be knocked down to the ground, where players can eat them to restore their health or throw them. Occasionally, beehives will appear on the trees as well, which can also be knocked down and used as an item.
The island is now a single platform. The shop is still in the background, but Kapp'n, fruit-bearing trees, and sharks don't appear. The stage layout also does not change into new variations.
Tortimer Island is a universally banned stage in all rulesets. The stage layout is randomized every time it is selected, creating potential inconsistencies during gameplay. The size of the stage is also too large, which could allow characters with good mobility to stall and camp their opponents.
Tortimer Island first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. To access the island, the player pays Kapp'n to drive him/her to the island with his motorboat. When the player lands on the island, the player starts inside the shop where rarer items can be purchased. Kapp'n's family, Grams, Leilani, and Leila, work in the shop. Tortimer himself greets the player on his/her first visit, but Kapp'n appears in his place afterwards. The shop itself is located on the north edge of the island and is connected to the dock. The rest of the island consists of trees that grow fruits that can not be found anywhere else, flowers, bushes, and a beach that goes all around the island.
The island in New Leaf does not have a different layout each time a game is started, although the island may have a different appearance on another save file of the game. However, a pool of water will never appear on the ground of the island, as it can in Super Smash Bros. 4.
In the Animal Crossing games, the player can go fishing with a fishing rod to catch various kinds fish during certain seasons of the year. Ever since Animal Crossing: Wild World sharks have been able to be caught. In this stage, sharks appear as a stage hazard to damage and knockback players.
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