How to Tell if Gulliver is in TownThe sure-fire way to tell is to check out the beach to see if you see him. Or your villagers may mention seeing him on the beach, and suggest that you check on him.
If you have a police station in your town, Copper or Booker will (indirectly) give you a heads-up. They won't specifically mention Gulliver, but they may say that a storm is brewing off the coast, and the rough waters may cause foreign objects to wash up on the shore. Are they calling Gulliver a foreign object? Maybe, but perhaps it's a reference to the actual foreign items that you can get from Gulliver.
Waking Gulliver UpBefore you can answer his question, you first have to wake him up. Note: Your gate must be closed or you won't be able to wake him. When you speak to him, he will often say a few sentences and then go back to sleep. If he does, talk to him again. It will usually take several attempts to wake him up, and I've had it take up to 20 tries! If you want to speed things up, just use the megaphone to call his name. That will make the sailor quickly stand at attention.
Decoding Gulliver's HintsWhen you agree to help Gulliver out, he will give you some hints and then ask you where he is headed. His hints involve one or more key topics. The following chart will list each country or location, the topic(s) in Gulliver's hint for that place, and the souvenir Gulliver will send you if you're correct. You can expect the item in the mail the next day. You may want to use Control+F (or Command+F) on your computer to quickly find the topic you're looking for.
|Australia||Kangaroos, koalas||Ayers Rock|
|Belgium||peeing statue, chocolate||Manneken Pis|
|Canada||Maple syrup, Niagara Falls, aurora borealis||dream catcher|
|China||ancient dynasties, paper, gunpowder, compasses||red-tasseled lantern|
|Denmark||Vikings, mermaids||mermaid statue|
|Easter Island||giant heads carved out of rocks||moai statue|
|Egypt||desert, pyramids||mummy's casket|
|England||Big Ben||Big Ben|
|France||art, fashion, Eiffel Tower||Eiffel Tower|
|Germany||castles, sausage, science||nutcracker|
|Greece||ancient temples, ruins, Poseidon, goddesses||gladiator sandals|
|Hawaii||hula dancing, grass skirts, aloha||hula doll|
|Ireland||shamrock, Emerald Isle||shamrock clock|
|Italy||country shaped like a boot, pasta, Eternal City||Mouth of Truth|
|Mexico||mariachi bands||skeleton figurine|
|Kenya||giraffes, lions, elephants||tribal mask|
|Portugal||explorers||Rooster of Barcelos|
|Russia||matryoshka dolls, Cossack dance||matryoshka|
|Scotland||bagpipes, kilt, Nessie||bagpipes|
|South Korea||kimchi, Tae Kwon Do||samgyetang|
|Spain||flamenco dancing, matadors, bulls||Gaudi's Lizard|
|Sweden||Nobel Prize||Dala horse|
|Thailand||spicy soup (tom yung kung), elephants||tuk-tuk|
|USA||Hollywood, movies||Statue of Liberty|
|Vietnam||motorcycles, condensed milk, pho||conical straw hat|
Note: If you answer Gulliver's question incorrectly, he will send you a chocolate coin instead of one the items listed above. You can eat it, or you can sell it for a very low price (25 bells at Re-Tail or 20 bells at the Nooklings' shop).
See Gulliver's ItemsHere is a look at all of Gulliver's items. The captions under each picture list each item, from left to right.
Ayers Rock, Manneken Pis, mermaid statue, moai statue, mummy's casket, Big Ben, Eiffel Tower.
Nutcracker, gladiator sandals, hula doll, sitar, Mouth of Truth, pagoda, skeleton figurine.
Tribal mask, Kinderdijk windmill, Rooster of Barcelos, matryoshka, bagpipes, Merlion, samgyetang.
Gaudi's Lizard, Dala horse, tuk-tuk, Statue of Liberty, conical straw hat.
Dream catcher, red-tasseled lantern, tapestry, shamrock clock.
If you'd like to see all of Gulliver's items in-game, go to your Dream Suite and visit dream address 5D00-000F-7611. Go to Booker's house and then go upstairs to see them all.