Animal Crossing: New Leaf contains downloadable content, or DLC, free special items released by Nintendo for a short period of time. Some DLC is available via SpotPass, while others are only available at certain Nintendo Zone hotspots. To obtain DLC items, the player must visit the post office, talk to Pelly or Phyllis, and select the option "Ask about a present". If connected to the Internet or a Nintendo Zone location where exclusive DLC is available, the player will receive a present containing the item. Only one of each DLC item may be obtained.
To see all DLC released in the game so far, see List of downloadable content.