The Pitfall Seed is a reccuring item in the Animal Crossing Series
. It acts as a prank item that allows you to fool your neighbors or friends. By planting the seed in the ground and walking over it you will fall into the ground.
In Animal Crossing, the pitfall seed is fairly rare to find and can be dug up from the ground like in later games. The player will display a "shock" emotion like they would in Wild World and City Folk.
In both Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk Pitfalls take on a whole new form of pranking with the introduction on Wifi. Now that you are able to play with friends very easily, you can set up your Pitfall's and make them feel likes fools. Once again you can also prank your neighbors. You can detect Pitfalls similar to Fossils and Gyroids
, there will be a small X on the ground, but if you walk over it you will fall.
In Animal Crossing: City Folk with the addition of the Camera feature, you can now even take pictures of your friends falling into those silly pranks and than upload them for everyone to see, just remember that people can easily detect them sometimes!
In the Animal Crossing Movie the Pitfalls play a small role in the interaction between Ai
, and some of the villagers of the movie. Yu and Alfonso
at one point in the movie set up Pitfall traps to prank the neighbors and even manage to fool Cesar
. This time in the movie is one of the first times Ai and Yu begin to form a friendship and leads to them, as well as their own friends, becoming close.
In Super Smash Brothers Brawl the Pitfall is one of the new items introduced in the game. The Pitfall, as you would expect, can be thrown and planted on the stage and if a player steps on that spot they will be buried into the stage for a short period of time, allowing another player to follow-up with a powerful attack. The Pitfall can also be directly thrown at an opponent, if it hits the opponent walking on the stage they will fall into the stage however if they are in the air they will be spiked to the ground, or possibly their death.