History VideoGame / AnimalCrossing

25th Mar '17 8:46:31 AM TristanJeremiah
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* MayorPain: The player can be this if they don't do their Mayoral duties and [[StopPokingMe antagonize Villagers]].
25th Mar '17 8:43:33 AM TristanJeremiah
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* SugarAndIcePersonality: Sable has one. Shown if she warms up to you.
** Grumpy and Snooty villagers also have these. {{Downplayed}} in later games.
21st Mar '17 5:32:17 AM SkitsO
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** This is a reference to the psychic Criswell's line in [[Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace Plan 9 From Outer Space]]:
-->--"And remember my friends, future events such as these[[{{Beat}} ...]]will affect you in the future."
10th Mar '17 5:11:00 PM GastonRabbit
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** ''New Leaf: Welcome amiibo'' was released in late 2016 and adds features like new items and villagers, as well as amiibo support. Unlike the [=GameCube=] rereleases, however, owners of the vanilla version can update to this version by downloading a free update from the [=eShop=].

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** ''New Leaf: Welcome amiibo'' was released in late 2016 and adds features like new items and villagers, as well as amiibo support. Unlike the [=GameCube=] rereleases, however, owners of the vanilla version can update to this version by downloading a free update from the [=eShop=].[=eShop=], with the standalone release being intended for players who didn't previously own the original version of ''New Leaf''.



* VendorTrash: ''Everything'', mostly, but the most truly Vendor Trash-y items are the mushrooms which grow in the fall in the original, as they literally serve no other purpose. Mushrooms in ''City Folk''/''Let's Go to the City'' serve a similar purpose, though there's actually a reason to pick them in that they sometimes turn out to be special Mushroom-themed furniture that can only be found this way. The fruit in every game is like this as well, but in the original, it ''did'' serve one other, arcane purpose--for use in the Animal Island mini-game.

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* VendorTrash: ''Everything'', mostly, but the most truly Vendor Trash-y items are the mushrooms which grow in the fall in the original, as they literally serve no other purpose. Mushrooms in ''City Folk''/''Let's Go to the City'' and ''New Leaf'' serve a similar purpose, though there's actually a reason to pick them in that they sometimes turn out to be special Mushroom-themed furniture that can only be found this way. The fruit in every game is like this as well, but in the original, it ''did'' serve one other, arcane purpose--for use in the Animal Island mini-game.



* VideoGameCaringPotential: Good heavens, yes. Hard not to when your villagers refer to you with such [[AffectionateNickname Affectionate Nicknames]] as "Cupcake" and "Powderpuff". There are also their joyous reactions when you give them what they asked you for.

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* VideoGameCaringPotential: Good heavens, yes. Hard It's hard not to care when your villagers refer to you with such [[AffectionateNickname Affectionate Nicknames]] {{Affectionate Nickname}}s as "Cupcake" and "Powderpuff". There are also their joyous reactions when you give them what they asked you for.



** You can push your neighbors into holes or hit them with a butterfly net or an [[AnAxeToGrind axe]], deny them medicine when they're sick, let garbage stack up all over town without pulling weeds, and send [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking rage-inducing mail in]] LeetLingo/foreign language. You can also teach them insulting or embarrassing things to say... you will never, EVER be punished for it either. Unfortunately, this also doesn't affect a neighbor's likelihood to move away.
** You can release fish into any body of water, no matter where they would normally be found. This means you can put a fresh water fish into salt water, and vice versa. Where the cells of the fish will shrivel up/burst and most likely be fatal, causing a slow and painful death for the fish. For an E-Rated game... that's pretty damn cruel. [[ButtMonkey Unless it's a Sea Bass.]]
** ''New Leaf'' introduced the Hammer, which can be bought at the Island Shop. It serves no other purpose outside of the minigame you use it in, other than to smack your neighbors or friends senseless.

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** You can push your neighbors into holes or hit them with a butterfly net or an [[AnAxeToGrind axe]], deny them medicine when they're sick, let garbage stack up all over town without pulling weeds, and send [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking rage-inducing mail in]] LeetLingo/foreign in LeetLingo or a foreign language. You can also teach them insulting or embarrassing things to say... you will never, EVER be punished for it either. Unfortunately, this also doesn't affect a neighbor's likelihood to move away.
** You can release fish into any body of water, no matter where they would normally be found. This means you can put a fresh water freshwater fish into salt water, the ocean, and vice versa. Where the cells of the fish will shrivel up/burst and most likely be fatal, causing a slow and painful death for the fish. For an E-Rated E-rated game... that's pretty damn cruel. [[ButtMonkey Unless it's a Sea Bass.]]
** ''New Leaf'' introduced the Toy Hammer, which can be bought at the Island Shop. It Despite rarely showing up, it serves no other purpose outside of the minigame you use it in, other than to smack your neighbors or friends senseless.



** Blanca. Said guest shows up in your town either faceless and asks you to give it a face, or walks around with a face that the game downloaded from Nintendo's servers (but allows you to change it) if internet connectivity is available. Now, the game doesn't perform checks to see if you really did draw a face onto Blanca instead of random scribbles (or worse, offensive images). Also, what you draw on Blanca inadvertently gets uploaded onto Nintendo's servers if the console has internet connectivity. And apparently, Nintendo doesn't do random sampling checks on the faces uploaded into their servers, and there is no way to report offensive images. Hilarity ensues. [[labelnote:Protip-]]turn off Blanca visits in the game if you're giving it to a kid[[/labelnote]]. Thankfully, Nintendo finally caught on and removed this aspect of the game in ''New Leaf''.

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** Blanca. Said guest shows up in your town either faceless and asks you to give it a face, or walks around with a face that the game downloaded from Nintendo's servers (but allows you to change it) if internet connectivity is available. Now, the game doesn't perform checks to see if you really did draw a face onto Blanca instead of random scribbles (or worse, offensive images). Also, what you draw on Blanca inadvertently gets uploaded onto Nintendo's servers if the console has internet Internet connectivity. And apparently, Nintendo doesn't do random sampling checks on the faces uploaded into their servers, and there is no way to report offensive images. Hilarity ensues. [[labelnote:Protip-]]turn [[labelnote:Protip]]Turn off Blanca visits in the game if you're giving it to a kid[[/labelnote]]. kid.[[/labelnote]] Thankfully, Nintendo finally caught on and removed this aspect of the game in ''New Leaf''.Leaf'', which gives Blanca a completely different role.



* VillainDecay: ''New Leaf'''s ''Welcome amiibo'' update allows players to add [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Ganon]] to their towns by scanning a Ganondorf amiibo. In this game, he's a villager with a grumpy personality instead of being the ultimate evil he is in his home series.

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* VillainDecay: ''New Leaf'''s ''Welcome amiibo'' update allows players to add [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Ganon]] to their towns by scanning a Ganondorf or 8-bit Link amiibo. In this game, he's a villager with a grumpy personality instead of being the ultimate evil he is in his home series.series, despite what the game says when you visit his RV.



** The game has the biological requirements of the Banana tree backwards, where planting the fruit on brown soil would cause the sapling to die but planting the fruit in sand would allow the sapling to thrive. In real life, banana trees require brown soil, and will wither and die if you attempt to plant it in beach sand. (Real banana trees don't look like palm trees and don't grow their fruit in combs, either).
* VirtualPaperDoll: In the original, you can buy both pre-made clothes and design your own clothing patterns. In ''Wild World,'' you can change your hairstyle, and hats, masks, and other accessories were added into the mix. ''City Folk'' made it so you could change your shoes, and wear a Mii's face as a mask. In ''New Leaf'', clothing was separated into tops, bottoms, dresses, socks and shoes; additionally, it's no longer gender-locked, allowing males to wear skirts and dresses and females to wear shirts and pants.

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** The game has the biological requirements of the Banana tree backwards, where planting the fruit on brown soil would cause the sapling to die but planting the fruit in sand would allow the sapling to thrive. In real life, banana trees require brown soil, and will wither and die if you attempt to plant it in beach sand. (Real banana trees don't look like palm trees and don't grow their fruit in combs, either).
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* VirtualPaperDoll: In the original, you can buy both pre-made clothes and design your own clothing patterns. In ''Wild World,'' World'', you can change your hairstyle, hairstyle and hats, masks, hat, while masks and other accessories were added into the mix. ''City Folk'' made it so you could change your shoes, and wear a Mii's face as a mask. In ''New Leaf'', clothing was separated into tops, bottoms, dresses, socks socks, and shoes; additionally, it's no longer gender-locked, allowing males to wear skirts and dresses and females to wear shirts and pants.



** In ''Wild World'', Animalese is noticeably higher-pitched in English, sounding alike to the Japanese variant of it; it also sounds more like gibberish in this game, rather than text-to-speech.
** ''City Folk'' offers a combination of the original games' Animalese and ''Wild World'' [='s=], being higher-pitched but still discernible.
** ''New Leaf'' takes ''City Folk'' [='s=] version of Animalese and adds the gimmick of it varying in pitch based on a character's personality, much like how certain [=NPCs=] throughout the series[[note]]Joan, Farley, Luna, and (in ''New Leaf'') guest player characters[[/note]] feature uniquely pitched voices.

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** In ''Wild World'', Animalese is noticeably higher-pitched in English, sounding alike to like the Japanese variant of it; it also sounds more like gibberish in this game, rather than text-to-speech.
synthesized speech.
** ''City Folk'' offers a combination of the original games' Animalese and ''Wild World'' [='s=], World''[='s=], being higher-pitched but still discernible.
** ''New Leaf'' takes ''City Folk'' [='s=] Folk''[='s=] version of Animalese and adds the gimmick of it varying in pitch based on a character's personality, much like how certain [=NPCs=] throughout the series[[note]]Joan, Farley, Luna, and (in ''New Leaf'') guest player characters[[/note]] feature uniquely pitched voices.



** In ''New Leaf'', you can sell your items to either Reese at Re-Tail or the Nooklings' shop. The Nooklings don't take everything, though, and give you 20% less than Re-Tail does. You can also sell items to Kapp'n's daughter, but she only buys them at 5% of their normal value. Additionally, there are certain items you can't sell to Reese, who will instead make you pay a fee to dispose of them (or you can dispose of them in a garbage can for free).

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** In ''New Leaf'', you can sell your items to either Reese at Re-Tail or the Nooklings' shop. The Nooklings don't take everything, though, and give you 20% less than Re-Tail does.does for things they do take. You can also sell items to Kapp'n's daughter, but she only buys them at 5% of their normal value. Additionally, there are certain items you can't sell to Reese, who will instead make you pay a fee to dispose of them (or you can dispose of them in a garbage can for free).



** The villagers will call you out if you treat them badly in a few ways like the following -

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** The villagers will call you out if you treat them badly in a few ways like the following - following:-



*** Pushing them around too much.

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*** Pushing them around too much.much or repeatedly hitting them with a tool, such as a net.



* WholesomeCrossdresser: This becomes more possible in each game, and is equally available for any gender. From the beginning, some clothing items (such as the Sailor Uniform) that seem to be made for one gender have been openly available, though for most of the series the clothes would be altered based on the character's gender (boys would always wear clothes as shirts, girls would always wear them as dresses). ''Wild World'' allows you to unlock the ability to have either gender's haircuts, ''City Folk'' adds the ability to wear either gender's shoes, and the 3DS game simply makes skirts, dresses, pants, and shirts different kinds of items rather than altering clothing based on gender. So it's possible to start a game as one gender and eventually work your way to the point where the only way to tell the character's true gender is to look at their face (which may not help, since some faces are gender-neutral, and are able to be covered up), or the color of their ID card (PinkGirlBlueBoy, naturally). They even facilitate it by altering the character's running style based on their clothes--if a boy is wearing a dress, they'll still do a GirlyRun.

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* WholesomeCrossdresser: This becomes more possible in each game, and is equally available for any gender. From the beginning, some clothing items (such as the Sailor Uniform) that seem to be made for one gender have been openly available, though for most of the series the clothes would be altered based on the character's gender (boys would always wear clothes as shirts, girls would always wear them as dresses). ''Wild World'' allows and all games released afterward allow you to unlock the ability to have either gender's haircuts, haircuts after you get your hair cut enough times, ''City Folk'' adds the ability to wear either gender's shoes, and the 3DS game simply makes skirts, dresses, pants, shirts, and shirts shoes different kinds of items rather than altering clothing based on gender. So it's possible to start a game as one gender and eventually work your way to the point where the only way to tell the character's true gender is to look at their face (which may not help, since some faces are gender-neutral, and are able to be covered up), or the color of their ID card (PinkGirlBlueBoy, naturally). They even facilitate it by altering the character's running style based on their clothes--if a boy is wearing a dress, they'll still do a GirlyRun.



** Laughing? Frowning? Waving your hand? You'd have to learn these emotions through Dr. Shrunk. In ''Wild World'' and ''City Folk'' you could only have four of them at a time and would have to forget one if you want another. Fortunately, you get to keep all of them in ''New Leaf'' onwards.

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** Laughing? Frowning? Waving your hand? You'd have to learn these emotions through Dr. Shrunk. In ''Wild World'' and ''City Folk'' you could only have four of them at a time and would have to forget one if you want another. Fortunately, you get to keep all of them in ''New Leaf'' onwards.onwards, with the last one you unlock being Dr. Shrunk's trademark dance.
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* {{Snowlems}}: You can create them but unless the proportions are perfect they will not be happy about it.

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* {{Snowlems}}: You can create them but unless the proportions are perfect they will not be happy about it. You can create a whole family of them in ''New Leaf'', but only one is as picky as the ones from previous games.



* SoundtrackDissonance:
** In the GCN version, the music that plays from 2:00 AM to 2:59 AM is dissonant and upbeat compared to the quieter, more subdued songs that play during the rest of the early morning. If that wasn't enough, the game does this again between 4:00 AM and 4:59 AM, which is also between much calmer songs.
** ''Wild World'' and ''City Folk/Let's Go to the City'' invert the above, placing its upbeat 3 AM music between the calm 2 AM music and the minimalistic 4 AM music.



* TomBoy: The "Uchi" villager type is this, talking about beating up bad guys and the like.
* TacticalDoorUse: The easiest way to escape bees is to run into the nearest building, assuming that there's a building near you. {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''New Leaf'', where the player can easily just press "save and continue".
* TakeAThirdOption: In ''City Folk'', one possible conversation that you can listen in on between a peppy female neighbor and a lazy male neighbor is them arguing about which one of them is cuter. Eventually, they'll ask you who you think is cuter. Your options are both of the neighbors involved in the conversation...or yourself.

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* TomBoy: {{Tomboy}}: The "Uchi" villager type is this, talking about beating up bad guys and the like.
* TacticalDoorUse: The easiest way to escape bees is to run into the nearest building, assuming that there's a building near you. {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''New Leaf'', where Leaf'' ends up providing an even easier alternative in the player can easily just press form of simply pressing "save and continue".
continue", though the old way still works.
* TakeAThirdOption: In ''City Folk'', one possible conversation that you can listen in on between a peppy female neighbor and a lazy male neighbor is them arguing about which one of them is cuter. Eventually, they'll ask you who you think is cuter. Your options are both of the neighbors involved in the conversation... or yourself.



* TechTree: ''New Leaf'' introduces a similar concept in that certain public works or buildings can only be obtained if an existing building has been upgraded to the required level, which usually requires certain criteria to be met. For example, to get The Roost, you need to have your museum upgraded to have a second floor. And for that to happen, you must have met the game's criteria of submitting a certain number of specimens (at least one for each category).

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* TechTree: ''New Leaf'' introduces a similar concept in that certain public works or buildings can only be obtained if an existing building has been upgraded to the required level, which usually requires certain criteria to be met. For example, to get The Roost, you need to have your museum upgraded to have a second floor. And for that to happen, you must have met the game's criteria of submitting a certain number of specimens (at (with at least one for in each category).



* TimeSkip: It's implied that ''New Leaf'' takes place a few years after ''City Folk''--Tortimer and Shrunk have retired (the former from his post as mayor to host tours on the island, and the latter from his job as a comedian to open a night club), Katie is now old enough to travel on her own, Kapp'n is married and has a toddler-aged daughter, and even Kicks appears to have aged, now owning a shoe store and occasionally addressing the player as if the player is younger in the coffee barista minigame. Tommy and Timmy seemed to have matured to the point that not only do they not need their uncle to supervise them, but are fully capable of handling the store with only one of them at a time. They seem like assertive teenagers compared to the shy little kids in previous games.

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* TimeSkip: It's implied that ''New Leaf'' takes place a few years after ''City Folk''--Tortimer and Shrunk have retired (the former from his post as mayor to host tours on the island, and the latter from his job as a comedian to open a night club), nightclub), Katie is now old enough to travel on her own, Kapp'n is married and has a toddler-aged daughter, and even Kicks appears to have aged, now owning a shoe store and occasionally addressing the player as if the player is younger in the coffee barista minigame. Tommy and Timmy seemed to have matured to the point that not only do they not need their uncle Tom Nook to supervise them, but are fully capable of handling the store with only one of them at a time. They seem like assertive teenagers compared to the shy little kids in previous games.



* TooDumbToLive: The player lampshades when they show shades of this.
-->''"I caught a [[ThreateningShark shark]]!... GAH! Why am I holding it?!"''



* UndesirablePrize: Recieving a shirt can be a nuisance at times, especially when given to you without being asked, as you may be more comfortable in the shirt that suits you, it uses up space in your inventory and it usually sells for a cheap price.
* UnidentifiedItems: The game does this with the fossils. You dig the raw fossils out of the ground, mail them off to be identified, then get them back to give to the museum. The later games simplify this by simply allowing you to take them straight to Blathers to be identified right away. A similar thing goes on with [[BlackMarket Redd's art sales]] in the earlier games; while you know what you're buying, until ''New Leaf'', you have no way of knowing whether the painting/statue you just bought is real or fake until you try to donate it to the museum.

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* UndesirablePrize: Recieving a shirt can be a nuisance at times, especially when given to you without being asked, as you may be more comfortable in the shirt that suits you, it uses up space in your inventory and it usually sells for a cheap low price.
* UnidentifiedItems: The game does this with the fossils. You Originally you had to dig the raw fossils out of the ground, mail them off to be identified, then get them back to give to the museum. The later games simplify this by simply allowing you to take them straight to Blathers to be identified right away. A similar thing goes on with [[BlackMarket Redd's art sales]] in the earlier games; games (with the exception of the first, which lacked forgeries); while you know what you're buying, until ''New Leaf'', Leaf'' (which gives forgeries differing appearances), you have no way of knowing whether the painting/statue you just bought is real or fake until you try to donate it to the museum.



* UpdatedRerelease: The first game (originally for the UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}}) got a couple on the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube, with the first of the two being released internationally and the Japan-only seconding Japanese players access to things added to the international release with some extras. Incidentally, at least the first of the two ended up not using much of the GCN's larger storage -- the entire game is loaded into RAM around the time the Nintendo logo fades out the first time, and can be played without the disc after that.

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* UpdatedRerelease: UpdatedRerelease:
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The first game (originally for the UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}}) got a couple on the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube, with the first of the two being released internationally and the Japan-only seconding Japanese players access to things added to the international release with some extras. Incidentally, at least the first of the two ended up not using much of the GCN's larger storage -- the entire game is loaded into RAM around the time the Nintendo logo fades out the first time, and can be played without the disc after that.that.
** ''New Leaf: Welcome amiibo'' was released in late 2016 and adds features like new items and villagers, as well as amiibo support. Unlike the [=GameCube=] rereleases, however, owners of the vanilla version can update to this version by downloading a free update from the [=eShop=].
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** All outdoor {{NPC}}s, including bugs and fish (but not the static ones such as Tortimer, Gracie, et al), possess this ability. Rarely occurs in ''Wild World'' but happens often and particularly jarring in ''City Folk'' since townsfolk rarely run around like they did, and often stand in one place at a time... Before warping ahead of you from the other side of town.
** In the Gamecube version, villagers will sometimes be at their house (location notwithstanding), and then be waiting for you at the Wishing Well despite you going straight there. It's quite jarring when the villager in question is on the other side of town. They also sometimes enter the acre you're in with no warning, even when last sighted on the other side of town. It's rather unsettling.

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** All outdoor {{NPC}}s, [=NPCs=], including bugs and fish (but not the static ones such as Tortimer, Gracie, et al), possess this ability. Rarely occurs in ''Wild World'' but happens often and particularly jarring in ''City Folk'' since townsfolk rarely run around like they did, and often stand in one place at a time... Before before warping ahead of you from the other side of town.
** In the Gamecube [=GameCube=] version, villagers will sometimes be at their house (location notwithstanding), and then be waiting for you at the Wishing Well despite you going straight there. It's quite jarring when the villager in question is on the other side of town. They also sometimes enter the acre you're in with no warning, even when last sighted on the other side of town. It's rather unsettling.



* OneGenderRace: All the lion villagers are male personalities (five jocks, two cranky, one lazy and one smug). Previously, all the Kangaroo villagers were female until ''New Leaf'' introduced two male ones (Walt and Rooney).
* OnlyShopInTown: Nook's shop is this in the original game. From ''Wild World'' onward, the Able Sisters sell pre-made hats and shirts, making it no longer the case. In ''New Leaf'' you have Re-Tail, which is a pawnshop where you can also sell your stuff, in addition to the general store, run here by Timmy and Tommy Nook (though Re-tail buys back old stuff for more than the Nooklings' store).

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* OneGenderRace: All the lion villagers are male personalities (five jocks, two cranky, one lazy lazy, and one smug). Previously, all the Kangaroo villagers were female until ''New Leaf'' introduced two male ones (Walt and Rooney).
* OnlyShopInTown: Nook's shop is this in was the only place to buy items in original game.game, not counting temporary locations like Redd's tent. From ''Wild World'' onward, the Able Sisters sell pre-made hats and shirts, making it no longer the case. In ''New Leaf'' you have Re-Tail, which is a pawnshop where you can also sell your stuff, in addition to the general store, run here by Timmy and Tommy Nook (though Re-tail Re-Tail buys back old stuff for more than the Nooklings' store).



* OverlyLongGag: Mr. Resetti's speeches just seem to drag on and on and on and on...
* PaletteSwap: Many insects are these, for example the Fruit Beetle and the Scarab Beetle.
* PandaingToTheAudience: Chow, Pinky and Chester are pandas.

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* OverlyLongGag: Mr. Resetti's speeches just seem to drag on and on and on and on...
on....
* PaletteSwap: Many insects are these, for example these (for example, the Fruit Beetle and the Scarab Beetle.
Beetle).
* PandaingToTheAudience: Chow, Pinky Pinky, and Chester are pandas.



** During Toy Day in ''New Leaf'', the player is given the mission to dress up as SantaClaus, the items for which are sold during that day. The player has to wear ''at least one'' of the Santa items in order to do the mission, and the villagers will fall for it anyway. Not that the whole outfit is any better... normal villagers will sometimes {{lampshade}} this by saying that "Santa" reminds him or her of the cosplaying player.

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** During Toy Day in ''New Leaf'', the player is given the mission to dress up as SantaClaus, the items for which are sold during most of December, including that day. The player has to wear ''at least one'' of the Santa items in order to do the mission, and the villagers will fall for it anyway. Not that the whole outfit is any better... normal villagers will sometimes {{lampshade}} this by saying that "Santa" reminds him or her of the cosplaying player.



* PeninsulaOfPowerLeveling: The island in ''New Leaf''. Selling exotic fruit and nocturnal beetles can net the player hundreds of thousands of a bells in a relative instant, especially if they have the Bell Boom ordinance in effect. Beetle-farming has even been [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeEbtz55XYI directly recommended]] as a bell-making method by [[ApprovalOfGod NoA President Reggie Fils-Aime]].
* PermanentElectedOfficial: Tortimer in the first three games. You also qualify in ''New Leaf'': you can let your town become infested with weeds and treat all your neighbors like crap, and you'll ''still'' remain the mayor at the end of the day.
* PermanentlyMissableContent: Nintendo shut down Wi-Fi functionality in Nintendo DS and Wii games on May 20, 2014. You can technically still get those games' {{DLC}} items if you know someone in real life with the items who's willing to trade locally (good luck with that, especially because ''City Folk'''s local multiplayer requires at least one player to also own a DS or 3DS[[labelnote:Explanation]]It uses the Download Play feature on the DS to store travel data, hence the feature being called the DS Suitcase[[/labelnote]]).
* PersonalRaincloud: When a townsfolk is sad.

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* PeninsulaOfPowerLeveling: The island in ''New Leaf''. Selling exotic fruit and nocturnal beetles can net the player hundreds of thousands of a bells in a relative instant, especially if they have the Bell Boom ordinance in effect. Beetle-farming has even been [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeEbtz55XYI directly recommended]] as a bell-making method by [[ApprovalOfGod NoA President Reggie Fils-Aime]].
* PermanentElectedOfficial: Tortimer in the first three games. You also qualify replace him in ''New Leaf'': Leaf'' (he's retired in that game) and you can let your town become infested with weeds and treat all your neighbors like crap, and you'll ''still'' remain the mayor at the end of the day.
* PermanentlyMissableContent: Nintendo shut down Wi-Fi functionality in Nintendo DS and Wii games on May 20, 2014. You can technically still get those games' {{DLC}} items if you know someone in real life with the items who's willing to trade locally (good luck with that, especially because ''City Folk'''s Folk''[='=]s local multiplayer requires at least one player to also own a DS or 3DS[[labelnote:Explanation]]It uses the Download Play feature on the DS to store travel data, hence the feature being called the DS Suitcase[[/labelnote]]).
* PersonalRaincloud: When a townsfolk is sad.A raincloud appears over sad villagers' heads.



* PlayEveryDay: Very much so. You have events and items that you can get each day, shops change their stock daily, some events happen weekly, and there are special holidays on top of that. The game heavily encourages you to check in every day.

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* PlayEveryDay: Very much so. You have events and items that you can get each day, shops change their stock daily, some events happen weekly, and there are special holidays on top of that. The game heavily encourages you to check in every day.



* RandomlyDrops: Store inventories change daily. Gifts and trade offers from villagers are also very randomized, not to mention fossils, ore in ''New Leaf''...

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* RandomlyDrops: Store inventories change daily. Gifts and trade offers from villagers are also very randomized, not to mention fossils, ore in ''New Leaf''...Leaf'', etc.



** In a more minor case, some of the older villagers in the previous games had their personalities changed to the new Smug and Uchi personalities in ''New Leaf''.

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** In a more minor case, some Some of the older villagers in the previous games had their personalities changed to the new Smug and Uchi personalities in ''New Leaf''.



* RealMenTakeItBlack: Discussed. A "[[ManChild lazy]]" villager will sometimes say "Is it true that "real men" like bitter coffee? I guess I'm just a regular guy then, 'cause I like my coffee [[SweetTooth light and sweet]]."
* RealTimeWeaponChange: ''City Folk'' and ''New Leaf'' allows you to quickly change tools with the left and right button on the D-Pad thanks to alternative methods of controlling the character's motion (the former owing to the nub on the nukchuk and/or the Wii's point-and-click interface, the latter owing to the presence of an additional analog nub on a 3DS). Previous versions required you to go into the items screen to change tools.

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* RealMenTakeItBlack: Discussed. A "[[ManChild lazy]]" "lazy" villager will sometimes say "Is it true that "real men" like bitter coffee? I guess I'm just a regular guy then, 'cause I like my coffee [[SweetTooth light and sweet]]."
* RealTimeWeaponChange: ''City Folk'' and ''New Leaf'' allows you to quickly change tools with the left and right button on the D-Pad Control Pad thanks to alternative methods of controlling the character's motion (the former owing to the nub on the nukchuk and/or the Wii's point-and-click interface, the latter owing to the presence of an additional analog nub on a 3DS). Previous versions required you to go into the items screen to change tools.



** Some of the background songs in the game are rearrangements of each of the games' respective title theme (e.g., 8 A.M. for GC and 8 P.M. for ''New Leaf'').

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** Some of the background songs in the game are rearrangements of each of the games' respective title theme (e.g., 8 A.M. for GC the [=GameCube=] game and 8 P.M. for ''New Leaf'').



*** The NTSC version has Groundhog Day (February 2nd), Earth Day (April 22nd), Labor Day (the first Monday in September), and Explorer's Day (the second Monday of October).
*** The PAL version has Naughty or Nice Day (December 6th).
*** The Japanese version has the Bean Throwing Festival (February 3rd), Girl's Day (March 3rd), Children's Day (May 5th), Starcrossed Day (July 7th), and Obon (August 15th or 16th, depending on the year).

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*** The NTSC version has Groundhog Day (February 2nd), 2), Earth Day (April 22nd), 22), Labor Day (the first Monday in September), and Explorer's Day (the second Monday of October).
*** The PAL version has Naughty or Nice Day (December 6th).
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*** The Japanese version has the Bean Throwing Festival (February 3rd), 3), Girl's Day (March 3rd), 3), Children's Day (May 5th), 5), Starcrossed Day (July 7th), 7), and Obon (August 15th 15 or 16th, 16, depending on the year).



* RuleThirtyFour: Despite the cute atmosphere, the whole series gets its fair share of this. Shown in this video (SFW) with Isabelle, who seems to get the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hNVN39B29A worst of this.]] If you value your innocence, take caution when looking up fan art of her, or any animal for that matter.

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* RuleThirtyFour: Despite the cute atmosphere, the whole series gets its fair share of this. Shown in this video (SFW) with Isabelle, who seems to get the [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hNVN39B29A worst of this.]] this]]. If you value your innocence, take caution when looking up fan art of her, or any animal for that matter.



* SaveGameLimits: Technically, you're never supposed to have more than one save file, to facilitate the SocializationBonus inherent in the game's concept. In actuality this has become more stringent owing to the technical aspects of saving on each system -- in the original game you could have as many towns as you had memory cards that could fit them; in ''Wild World'', there are no memory cards so you have to get another copy of the game in order to have multiple towns (and need two DS systems to have the towns interact); ''City Folk'' saves directly to the system and doesn't allow you to copy the file to the memory card, so you'd have to get a separate Wii to have more towns in the same house.

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* SaveGameLimits: Technically, you're never supposed to have more than one save file, to facilitate the SocializationBonus inherent in the game's concept. In actuality this has become more stringent owing to the technical aspects of saving on each system -- in the original game you could have as many towns as you had memory cards that could fit them; in ''Wild World'', there are no memory cards so you have to get another copy of the game in order to have multiple towns (and need two DS systems to have the towns interact); ''City Folk'' saves directly to the system and doesn't allow you to copy the file to the memory card, so you'd have to get a separate Wii (or a Wii and a Wii U) to have more towns in the same house.



** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]. You're warned the first time you load a saved game by a NPC, Mr. Resetti, to not even consider quitting out of the game without saving. If you do reset the game (by dropping out to the Home Menu, pressing the Reset button on the console, etc) without saving, expect him to come by and give you an earful, and at one point in all versions, even feigns deleting your save game!

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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]. You're In ''City Folk'' you're warned the first time you load a saved game by a an NPC, Mr. Resetti, to not even consider quitting out of the game without saving. If you do reset the game (by dropping out to the Home Menu, pressing the Reset button on the console, etc) etc.) without saving, expect him to come by and give you an earful, and at one point in all versions, even feigns deleting your save game!



** In the same game, there's a form of save scumming known as "The Villager Reset Trick". On a day you think a villager will move in to set up a plot of land, you need to create a new save file (Loading an old one will make the game save and lock the location, which may not be ideal). Once you've gone through making a new player character, you can scout around to see if they've set up their plot in a location you like. If they didn't, reset and make a new save file. If they chose a location that you like, you can set up your house location and save the game from there. Then you can delete the save file and the villager will move into the right spot. Of course, there will now be a bare spot...

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** In the same game, ''New Leaf'', there's a form of save scumming known as "The Villager Reset Trick". On a day you think a villager will move in to set up a plot of land, you need to create a new save file (Loading (loading an old one will make the game save and lock the location, which may not be ideal). Once you've gone through making a new player character, you can scout around to see if they've set up their plot in a location you like. If they didn't, reset and make a new save file. If they chose a location that you like, you can set up your house location and save the game from there. Then you can delete the save file and the villager will move into the right spot. Of course, there will now be a bare spot...spot....



* {{Sentai}}: The "zap suits". There are also currently four villagers (Kid Cat, Agent S, Big Top, and Rocket) that wear sentai suits.
* SeasonalBaggage: The seasons gradually change in real-time. Not only do the grass and foliage shift hues, aquatic life and insects are rotated out accordingly. You have to be extremely diligent on catching your insects and fish before they go away for the season to complete your encyclopedia.
* SelfDeprecation: In ''New Leaf'', Normal-type villagers visiting your home may talk about how they've been "playing this one game where you run your own town but also have to keep all these needy animals happy."

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* {{Sentai}}: The "zap suits"."Zap Suits". There are also currently four villagers (Kid Cat, Agent S, Big Top, and Rocket) that wear sentai suits.
* SeasonalBaggage: The seasons gradually change in real-time.real time. Not only do the grass and foliage shift hues, aquatic life and insects are rotated out accordingly. You have to be extremely diligent on catching your insects and fish before they go away for the season to complete your encyclopedia.
* SelfDeprecation: In ''New Leaf'', Normal-type Normal villagers visiting your home may talk about how they've been "playing this one game where you run your own town but also have to keep all these needy animals happy."



** Everything in the museum gets some factoids spouted about them by Blathers when they're donated. In ''New Leaf'' he no longer does so, but the exhibits themselves now have a bit of text describing them, including details like how the coelacanth tastes different compared to normal fish and contains a fat indigestible by humans.
** The Rare Mushroom item is based on the real life truffle, a rare and prized fungi that is only found underground near trees. Not only are you supposed to dig them up, they sell for a good 16,000 bells!

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** Everything in the museum gets some factoids trivia spouted about them by Blathers when they're donated. In ''New Leaf'' he no longer does so, but the exhibits themselves now have a bit of text describing them, including details like how the coelacanth tastes different compared to normal fish and contains a fat indigestible by humans.
** The Rare Mushroom item is based on the real life truffle, a rare and prized fungi fungus that is only found underground near trees. Not only are you supposed to dig them up, they sell for a good 16,000 bells!



* SliceOfLife: ''"...The game!"''

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* SlidingScaleOfAnimalCommunication: Type 8, most animals can talk. Though the cast is made up of sapient {{Talking Animal}}s, the ''Animal Crossing'' universe does have non-talking animals, most notably [[NoCartoonFish fish]]. Strangely, there also seem to be non-talking birds, hamsters, and dogs ([[FurryConfusion that you can basically keep as pets]]), even though there are also bird, hamster, and dog villagers and {{NPC}}s...

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* SlidingScaleOfAnimalCommunication: Type 8, most animals can talk. Though the cast is made up of sapient {{Talking Animal}}s, the ''Animal Crossing'' universe does have non-talking animals, most notably [[NoCartoonFish fish]]. Strangely, there also seem to be non-talking birds, hamsters, and dogs ([[FurryConfusion that you can basically keep as pets]]), even though there are also bird, hamster, and dog villagers and {{NPC}}s...[=NPCs=].
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** Resetti; He yells at you until he's blue in the face if you don't save your game, but, as his brother Don tells you he only does it "because he cares". His full depth is exposed in ''New Leaf''; the first time you quit without saving, you find out that [[spoiler:the Reset Surveillance Center's been closed and he's been ''put out of a job'']]. He's obviously very distraught, and you can't see him again until you manually install a Reset Surveillance Center using your mayoral power.
** Phyllis; She comes off as an aloof, grumpy Jerkass at first and, if you talk to her at the right moment, you discover she's just like that due to being overworked and that deep down she's a very caring person, especially towards her sister Pelly. In ''New Leaf'' dialogue with her in the cafe reveals that if you had become mayor much earlier, work would have been much easier for her and she wouldn't be such a grump.
* JokeItem: Some items serve no purpose and are just for the player to hold. These include bubbles, balloons, pinwheels, glow wands...

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** Resetti; He Resetti yells at you until he's blue in the face if you don't save your game, but, as his brother Don tells you he only does it "because he cares". His full depth is exposed in ''New Leaf''; the Leaf'': The first time you quit without saving, you find out that [[spoiler:the Reset Surveillance Center's been closed and he's been ''put out of a job'']]. He's obviously very distraught, and you can't see him again until you manually install a Reset Surveillance Center using your mayoral power.
** Phyllis; She Phyllis comes off as an aloof, grumpy Jerkass at first and, if you talk to her at the right moment, you discover she's just like that due to being overworked and that deep down she's a very caring person, especially towards her sister Pelly. In ''New Leaf'' dialogue with her in the cafe reveals that if you had become mayor much earlier, work would have been much easier for her and she wouldn't be such a grump.
* JokeItem: Some items serve no purpose and are just for the player to hold. These include bubbles, balloons, pinwheels, and glow wands...wands. The toy hammer, despite being a rarely sold item from Tortimer Island's shop, also has no practical use and can only be used to hit things for fun, in contrast to how the other tools are necessary for certain tasks.



* {{Kawaiiko}}: The "peppy" villagers.

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* %%* {{Kawaiiko}}: The "peppy" villagers.



* {{Leitmotif}}: Every town has a unique tune. It plays every time you speak to a character, among other instances.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: Every town has can have a unique tune.tune, as the player character can customize it. It plays every time you speak to a character, among other instances.



* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy: You're the only human in a town full of animals.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: There are more than 300 different villagers that can live in your town, across the series.
* LongSongShortScene: A different track plays when you're in one of the Nookling stores in ''New Leaf'' after it closes...but you're forced into a conversation with whomever is in the store with you and the conversation autoscrolls.

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* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy: You're The game's player characters are the only human humans in a town full of animals.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: There are more than 300 different villagers that can live in your town, across the series.
series. ''New Leaf'' ended up having more added to it with the ''Welcome amiibo'' update.
* LongSongShortScene: A different track plays when you're in one of the Nookling stores in ''New Leaf'' after it closes... but you're forced into a conversation with whomever is in the store with you and the conversation autoscrolls.



** The Fishing Tournaments, as long as they only ask for one kind of fish. In ''Wild World,'' you could at least try to catch fish that were somewhat bigger to try and get the biggest fish... But in ''City Folk'' and ''New Leaf'', you've got to just keep fishing and hope the fish of type X you angle is the biggest, as their actual measurement is randomized.

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** The Fishing Tournaments, as long as they only ask for one kind of fish. In ''Wild World,'' you could at least try to catch fish that were somewhat bigger to try and get the biggest fish... But but in ''City Folk'' and ''New Leaf'', you've got to just keep fishing and hope the fish of type X you angle is the biggest, as their actual measurement is randomized.



* {{Metaphorgotten}}: Villager conversations can end up like this on occasion.
* MinigameZone: The island in ''New Leaf'' lets you go on "tours", where you can play various minigames (such as scavenger hunting, hide-and-seek, etc.) to earn medals, which you can trade for exclusive items. For 50 medals, you can also join Club Tortimer, which lets you play online with players all around the world. (The fee is probably to deter {{griefer}}s from joining, and while they ended up joining anyway, Nintendo at least added the option to turn the chat feature off in the ''Welcome amiibo'' update.)
* MinusWorld: The original has four pre-loaded towns (technically three since one is a test version of the island) that can't be accessed without Action Replay. Some interesting features of them include one with three odd floating yellow boxes, one with a house with all the NES games (minus Super Tortimer, but the so-called "forbidden four" are there too), and one with an unused squirrel villager, with the FanNickname "Blazel".

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* %%* {{Metaphorgotten}}: Villager conversations can end up like this on occasion.
* MinigameZone: The island in ''New Leaf'' lets you go on "tours", where you can play various minigames (such as scavenger (scavenger hunting, hide-and-seek, etc.) to earn medals, which you can trade for exclusive items. For 50 medals, you can also join Club Tortimer, which lets you play online with players all around the world. (The fee is probably to deter {{griefer}}s from joining, and while they ended up joining anyway, Nintendo at least added the option to turn the chat feature off in the ''Welcome amiibo'' update.)
* MinusWorld: The original has four pre-loaded towns (technically three since one is a test version of the island) that can't be accessed without Action Replay. Some interesting features of them include one with three odd floating yellow boxes, one with a house with all the NES games (minus Super Tortimer, but the so-called "forbidden four" are there too), and one with an unused squirrel villager, with the FanNickname "Blazel"."Blazel" (due to her appearance resembling a cross between Blaire and Hazel).



* MusicalNod: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXG9zU2Lb6g 5 PM theme]] in ''New Leaf'' is a bossa nova tune, just like the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqu5UfBFUW8 5 PM theme]] in the 1.x games.

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* MusicalNod: The [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXG9zU2Lb6g 5 PM theme]] in ''New Leaf'' is a bossa nova tune, just like the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqu5UfBFUW8 5 PM theme]] in the 1.x games.



*** Gulliver will occasionally mention that he has a hard time convincing others that he's been to space. In ''Wild World'' and ''City Folk'' he flew in a spaceship, instead of being washed ashore like in this game and the first one.

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*** Gulliver will occasionally mention that he has a hard time convincing others that he's been to space. In ''Wild World'' and ''City Folk'' he flew in a spaceship, instead of being washed ashore like ashore, as in this game and the first one.



*** [=TVs=] in the original Animal Crossing would only play one program based on what the TV was (for example, the Apple TV would have apples rolling across the screen). At certain times in ''New Leaf'', the TV will play a moment of classic programs (the show that plays [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWcvbLpJhbI in this video]] comes from the Retro TV in the original).
* NatureLover: Leif. He detests weeds and offers weed-pulling services once he is partnered with the Nooklings (TIY). On Grass Day he hands out flower-themed furniture for pulling weeds.

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*** [=TVs=] in the original Animal Crossing would only play one program based on what the TV was (for example, the Apple TV would have apples rolling across the screen). At certain times in ''New Leaf'', the TV will play a moment of classic programs (the show that plays [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWcvbLpJhbI in this video]] comes from the Retro TV in the original).
* NatureLover: Leif. He detests weeds and offers weed-pulling services once he is partnered with the Nooklings (TIY).(T.I.Y.). On Grass Day he hands out flower-themed furniture for pulling weeds.



* NewGamePlus: After the ''Welcome amiibo'' update, this became an option in ''New Leaf''. If the player chooses to start a new town after putting enough effort into their previous town, Tom Nook will offer to buy the old town, depositing a large number of Bells into the new character's bank account to speed things up.

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* NewGamePlus: After the ''Welcome amiibo'' update, this became an option in ''New Leaf''. If the player chooses to start a new town after putting enough effort into their previous town, Tom Nook will offer to buy the old town, depositing a large number of Bells into the new character's bank account to speed things up. Players may choose to receive the money gradually instead of all at once, which includes interest as a bonus for choosing that option.



* NiceMice: There are mouse villagers.
* NintendoHard: Not the series itself, but trying to catch bees, a tarantula, or a scorpion is a pretty difficult task. They are ridiculously fast and can easily catch up to you and bite or sting you, even when you are running at full speed. Nine times out of ten, you'll be left with a swollen face or unconscious before you can react quickly enough to catch them.

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* %%* NiceMice: There are mouse villagers.
* NintendoHard: Not the series itself, but trying to catch bees, a tarantula, or a scorpion is a pretty difficult task. They are ridiculously fast and can easily catch up to you and bite or sting you, even when you are running at full speed. Nine times out of ten, you'll be left with a swollen face or unconscious before you can react quickly enough to catch them.
villagers.
10th Mar '17 7:12:22 AM PDL
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''Animal Crossing'' is a simple but entertaining "life sim" game that takes place in a small town in the country. Amusingly enough, the game's player characters are the only humans in a town populated by eccentric PettingZooPeople. There are pelicans working at the post office, a pair of hedgehog sisters who run the tailor's shop, a verbose, bug-phobic owl who runs the museum, and a fox who acts as a shady traveling merchant. Your other, less permanent neighbors are likewise an eclectic assortment of other species, from dogs to cats, elephants to octopuses, and over thirty other species.

In order to pay off the debt on your house to the local shopkeeper/real estate agent (a tanuki named [[PunnyName Tom Nook]]), you'll have to scrounge up things to sell for the local currency, Bells. You can hunt insects, catch fish, gather fruit, dumpster-dive for old furniture, or sell the stuff you earn running errands for your neighbors. You can also put some of your hard-earned money towards buying new clothes, or furniture for your home.

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''Animal Crossing'' is a simple but entertaining "life sim" game that takes place in a small town in the country. Amusingly enough, the game's player characters are the only humans in a town populated by eccentric PettingZooPeople. There are pelicans working at the post office, a pair of hedgehog sisters who run the tailor's shop, a verbose, bug-phobic owl who runs the museum, and a fox who acts as a shady traveling merchant. Your other, less permanent neighbors are likewise an eclectic assortment of other species, from dogs to cats, elephants to octopuses, and over thirty other species.

species. Each of them having one of six (eight as of ''New Leaf'') varied personalities.

In order to pay off the debt on your house to the local shopkeeper/real estate agent (a tanuki named [[PunnyName Tom Nook]]), you'll have to scrounge up things to sell for the local currency, Bells. You can hunt insects, catch fish, gather fruit, dumpster-dive for old furniture, or sell the stuff you earn running errands for your neighbors. You can also put some of your hard-earned money towards buying new clothes, or furniture for your home.
home. Keep in mind though, the world is kind of an "inconvenient" one: Your animal neighbors are either awake or asleep at certain times and shops open and close on a set schedule. Most bugs and fish can only be caught at certain times of the year and various events have time limits.
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** Ever since flower hybrids were implemented, Blue Roses were quite difficult to cultivate. While it's justified that true, cultivated blue roses are a legend in real life (the family roses belong to naturally lacks the pigment needed to make blue petals), actually getting them is completely convoluted and requires a ridiculous amount of luck. In ''Wild World'', it requires Black[[note]]Two red roses.[[/note]] and Purple[[note]]Two white roses.[[/note]] roses. ''New Leaf'' changed it to something more ridiculous; Purple and Orange[[note]]Yellow and red roses.[[/note]] roses are required, and they produce a special type of Red rose that create the Blue rose. ''They look no different from a regular Red Rose.'' Unless you looked it up, you would never have guessed that. Even if you have two special red roses to hybridize, there's still a one-in-seven chance that it'll actually produce a blue rose, as they can produce all the other colors as well.

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** Ever since flower hybrids were implemented, Blue Roses were quite difficult to cultivate. While it's justified that true, cultivated blue roses are a legend in real life (the family roses belong to naturally lacks the pigment needed to make blue petals), actually getting them is completely convoluted and requires a ridiculous amount of luck. In ''Wild World'', it requires Black[[note]]Two red roses.[[/note]] and Purple[[note]]Two white roses.[[/note]] roses. ''New Leaf'' changed it to something more ridiculous; Purple and Orange[[note]]Yellow and red roses.[[/note]] roses are required, and they produce a special type of Red rose that create creates the Blue rose. ''They look no different from a regular Red Rose.'' Unless you looked it up, you would never have guessed that. Even if you have two special red roses to hybridize, there's still a one-in-seven chance that it'll actually produce a blue rose, as they can produce all the other colors as well.



** Don't want to wait through Kapp'n's song as he's ferrying you to/from the island? Just tap B a few times to skip it... but not before he makes you feel bad about doing so, however...
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Most villagers only wear sleeveless shirts (Though sheep instead wear scarves because, well, they have wool), though a few, like Snake or the Sentai-inspired villagers, fall under FullyDressedCartoonAnimal instead.

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** Don't want to wait through Kapp'n's song as he's ferrying you to/from the island? Just tap B a few times to skip it... but not before he makes you feel bad about doing so, however...
however.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Most villagers only wear sleeveless shirts (Though (though sheep instead wear scarves because, well, they have wool), though a few, like Snake or the Sentai-inspired villagers, fall under FullyDressedCartoonAnimal instead.



** Tom Nook's uniforms for Nook 'n' Go and Nookington's only consist of a shirt (Though the former does include a hat). In the original Nintendo 64 version and +, during the Lottery, Tom Nook keeps his apron from Nook's Cranny, but he gains a red shirt and a blue-and-white twisted-cord headband (The same kind Hammer Kirby wears). Redd also wears the exact same kind of outfit during the Fireworks Show, but the shirt is blue and the headband is red-and-white. In the [=GameCube=] game and ''e+'', the outfits they wear are replaced with just an apron and a visor.
** While Tom Nook wore a purple business shirt when working for Nookington's, Timmy and Tommy Nookling wear blue ones, instead. When they finally ran the family business in ''New Leaf'', they wear the same type of uniforms that Tom Nook wore when he worked for his different types of stores (except with T&T Emporium, where they wear the same blue business shirts). T.I.Y. even includes a brand-new pantsless uniform.

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** Tom Nook's uniforms for Nook 'n' Go and Nookington's only consist of a shirt (Though (though the former does include a hat). In the original Nintendo 64 version and +, during the Lottery, Tom Nook keeps his apron from Nook's Cranny, but he gains a red shirt and a blue-and-white twisted-cord headband (The (the same kind Hammer Kirby wears). Redd also wears the exact same kind of outfit during the Fireworks Show, but the shirt is blue and the headband is red-and-white. In the [=GameCube=] game and ''e+'', the outfits they wear are replaced with just an apron and a visor.
** While Tom Nook wore a purple business shirt when working for Nookington's, Timmy and Tommy Nookling wear blue ones, ones instead. When they finally ran run the family business in ''New Leaf'', they wear the same type of uniforms that Tom Nook wore when he worked for his different types of stores (except with T&T Emporium, where they wear the same blue business shirts). T.I.Y. even includes a brand-new pantsless uniform.



** Porter and his brother's (The one conducting the train) uniforms only consist of a shirt and a hat.

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** Porter and his brother's (The (the one conducting the train) uniforms only consist of a shirt and a hat.



** K.K Slider's casual outfit in ''Happy Home Designer'' and ''Welcome amiibo'' (As well as his 3rd costume in ''amiibo Festival'') has him wearing his DJ hat and a long-sleeved green-and-white striped shirt.

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** K.K Slider's casual outfit in ''Happy Home Designer'' and ''Welcome amiibo'' (As (as well as his 3rd costume in ''amiibo Festival'') has him wearing his DJ hat and a long-sleeved green-and-white striped shirt.



** The containers that you buy (drawers, dressers, refrigerators) can hold many more items than your actual house, and is even lampshaded when you try to rummage through a neighbor's drawers.[[note]]Well, except in the Gamecube version, where they hold three items each. And they only take up one space.[[/note]]

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** The containers that you buy (drawers, dressers, refrigerators) can hold many more items than your actual house, and is even lampshaded when you try to rummage through a neighbor's drawers.[[note]]Well, except in the Gamecube [=GameCube=] version, where they hold three items each. And they only take up one space.[[/note]]



* HeroicMime: Several villagers in ''New Leaf'' ("[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Peppy]]" villagers especially) have a tendency to [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] this at times.

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* HeroicMime: What your character says to other characters is never shown. Several villagers in ''New Leaf'' ("[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Peppy]]" villagers especially) have a tendency to [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] this at times.



* HonestJohnsDealership: Crazy Redd and, to a lesser extent, Tom Nook. The villagers can also sometimes fall into this, trying to sell you items at higher prices than the stores.
* HotBlooded: Any of the characters with the "jock" personality, particularly in ''City Folk''.

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* %%* HonestJohnsDealership: Crazy Redd and, to a lesser extent, Tom Nook. The villagers can also sometimes fall into this, trying to sell you items at higher prices than the stores.
* %%* HotBlooded: Any of the characters with the "jock" personality, particularly in ''City Folk''.



* IntercontinuityCrossover: The series has had many references to ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' and a few other first-party Nintendo series, but the ''Welcome Toys/{{amiibo}}'' update to ''New Leaf'' really takes the cake with the new villagers you can invite with the appropriate amiibo. The update has characters based on four series:
** ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': Epona the peppy horse, Ganon the cranky pig, [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Medli]] the normal bird and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess W.Link]] the smug wolf.

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* IntercontinuityCrossover: The series has had many references to ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', and a few other first-party Nintendo series, but the ''Welcome Toys/{{amiibo}}'' update to ''New Leaf'' really takes the cake with the new villagers you can invite with the appropriate amiibo. The update has characters based on four series:
** ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': Epona the peppy horse, Ganon the cranky pig, [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Medli]] the normal bird bird, and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess W.Link]] the smug wolf.



** ''Creator/{{Sanrio}}'': Six characters that are inspired by Sanrio's various properties which include: Rilla the peppy Gorilla with a Hello Kitty theme, Chelsea the normal deer with a My Melody theme, Toby the smug rabbit with a Keroppi theme, Chai the peppy elephant with a Cinnamoroll theme, Marty the lazy cub with a Pompompurin theme and Etoilie the normal sheep with a Little Twin Stars theme.

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** ''Creator/{{Sanrio}}'': Six characters that are inspired by Sanrio's various properties which include: Rilla the peppy Gorilla with a Hello Kitty theme, Chelsea the normal deer with a My Melody theme, Toby the smug rabbit with a Keroppi theme, Chai the peppy elephant with a Cinnamoroll theme, Marty the lazy cub with a Pompompurin theme theme, and Etoilie the normal sheep with a Little Twin Stars theme.



** ''Happy Home Designer'' takes this trope and runs with it. The ''whole point'' of the game is to decorate people's houses using wallpaper, flooring, decorations, and furniture.

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** The ''whole point'' of ''Happy Home Designer'' takes this trope and runs with it. The ''whole point'' of the game is to decorate people's houses using wallpaper, flooring, decorations, and furniture.
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* EarlyBirdCameo:
** K.K. Slider (under his Japanese name of Totakeke), Tom Nook, and Resetti appear as collectable trophies in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'', with their source game being marked as "Future Release".
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The original ''Animal Crossing'' games are dramatically different from future versions. Many features used in future games weren't implemented until the Japan-only ''Doubutsu no Mori e+'', the first games had acres, Blathers couldn't identify fossils (instead, you had to mail fossils to the museum's main branch and have them sent back identified), several special characters didn't exist, you couldn't get photographs...
* EasingIntoTheAdventure: But without the adventure.
* EasterBunny: Zipper T. Bunny, who shows up every year on Bunny Day, and apparently [[StepfordSmiler hates his job]]. He'll politely ask you to ignore the zipper on his back...
* EasterEgg: Where to begin...
** Totaka's Song appears in the game as "K.K. Song", but there are even sneakier inserts of that song. [[spoiler:If you have a very slow internet connection while connecting to the Club Tortimer island in ''New Leaf'', Kapp'n will whistle the tune while you wait. In ''City Folk'', he'll whistle it if the player waits a while. Heck, it's even on ''[[http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-3DS/Animal-Crossing-New-Leaf-273841.html the official European website]]'', where it can be accessed by clicking on K.K. Slider.]]

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* EarlyBirdCameo:
**
EarlyBirdCameo: K.K. Slider (under his Japanese name of Totakeke), Tom Nook, and Resetti appear as collectable trophies in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'', with their source game being marked as "Future Release".
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The original ''Animal Crossing'' games are dramatically different from future versions. Many features used in future games weren't implemented until the Japan-only ''Doubutsu no Mori e+'', the first games had acres, Blathers couldn't identify fossils (instead, you had to mail fossils to the museum's main branch and have them sent back identified), identified the following day), several special characters didn't exist, you couldn't get photographs...
*
photographs....
%%*
EasingIntoTheAdventure: But without the adventure.
* EasterBunny: Zipper T. Bunny, who shows up every year on Bunny Day, and apparently [[StepfordSmiler hates his job]]. He'll politely ask you to ignore the zipper on his back...
back....
* EasterEgg: Where to begin...
begin....
** Totaka's Song appears in the game as "K.K. Song", but there are even sneakier inserts of that song. [[spoiler:If you have a very slow internet Internet connection while connecting to the Club Tortimer island in ''New Leaf'', Kapp'n will whistle the tune while you wait. In ''City Folk'', he'll whistle it if the player waits a while. Heck, it's It's even on ''[[http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-3DS/Animal-Crossing-New-Leaf-273841.html the official European website]]'', where it can be accessed by clicking on K.K. Slider.]]Slider]].



* EccentricTownsfolk: Your neighbors are a colorful sort, in more ways than one.

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* %%* EccentricTownsfolk: Your neighbors are a colorful sort, in more ways than one.



* EmbeddedPrecursor: Variation: the [=Nintendo 64=] and [=GameCube=] versions include several NES games as collectible items.

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* EmbeddedPrecursor: Variation: the [=Nintendo 64=] The Nintendo 64 and [=GameCube=] versions include several NES games as collectible items.



* UsefulNotes/{{Emulation}}: UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem games can be found and played in the original.
* EruditeStoner: K.K. Slider and Pascal. '''Especially''' Pascal.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Emulation}}: UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem games can be found and played in the original.
*
%%* EruditeStoner: K.K. Slider and Pascal. '''Especially''' Pascal.



* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Or their fossils, at least.

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* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Or their fossils, at least.Many of the fossils you can obtain, which can be sold for money or donated to the museum, are dinosaur fossils specifically.



** In ''New Leaf'', if you work at The Roost long enough, the customers will stop telling you what they want to order. You have to remember what they usually order yourself. To make matters worse, even villagers ''who have never ordered from you before'' (and, thus, have never given you any hints) will ask for "the usual" at this point. (The game is fair enough to have visiting villagers give you a fairly complete order at least)

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** In ''New Leaf'', if you work at The Roost long enough, the customers will stop telling you what they want to order. You have to remember what they usually order yourself. To make matters worse, even villagers ''who have never ordered from you before'' (and, thus, have never given you any hints) will ask for "the usual" at this point. (The game is fair enough to have visiting villagers give you a fairly complete order at least)least.)



** Meanwhile, Gracie is a giraffe who absolutely lives up to the trope, being very egotistical and 'artsy', as well as [[AmbiguouslyGay very]] [[CampGay camp]] (as ShesAManInJapan). One of the Able Sisters, Labelle, used to work for Gracie before reuniting with her family.
** Of course, this is barring the player's ability to design their own patterns for shirts, dresses, or even hats for a small materials fee. From ''New Leaf'' onwards, a QR code reader can be used to save and share designs from other players.

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** Meanwhile, Gracie is a giraffe who absolutely lives up to the trope, being very egotistical and 'artsy', as well as [[AmbiguouslyGay very]] [[CampGay camp]] (as ShesAManInJapan). One of the Able Sisters, Labelle, used to work for Gracie before reuniting with her family.
** Of course, this is barring The player has the player's ability to design their own patterns for shirts, dresses, or even hats for a small materials fee. From ''New Leaf'' onwards, a QR code reader can be used to save and share designs from other players.players, and other player's patterns can also be obtained via the Dream Suite.



* {{Feelies}}: The [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] edition came with a free 59-block memory card, complete with ''Animal Crossing''-themed stickers. It seemed like a fantastic deal--[[JustifiedTrope until you saved your game and discovered that one file takes up nearly the whole card by itself]][[note]]If you include the data for things that are normally inaccessible, like the NES games, it really ''does'' take up the whole card[[/note]].
* FellOffTheBackOfATruck: Crazy Redd's goods aren't exactly legitimate.

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* {{Feelies}}: The [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] edition came with a free 59-block memory card, complete with ''Animal Crossing''-themed stickers. It seemed like a fantastic deal--[[JustifiedTrope until you saved your game and discovered that one file takes up nearly the whole card by itself]][[note]]If you include the data for things that are normally inaccessible, like the NES games, it really ''does'' take up the whole card[[/note]].
card.[[/note]].
* FellOffTheBackOfATruck: Crazy Redd's goods aren't exactly legitimate. Originally he often sold goods Nook sold but at higher prices, while ''Wild World'' and every game after that added counterfeit paintings to his inventory.



* FlushingEdgeInteractivity: The "toilet" and "super toilet" [[AndYourRewardIsInteriorDecorating chairs]], which make a flushing sound when the player leaves them, as well as the "men's toilet", a urinal that flushes when the player presses the use key.

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* FlushingEdgeInteractivity: The "toilet" and "super toilet" [[AndYourRewardIsInteriorDecorating chairs]], which make a flushing sound when the player leaves them, as well as the "men's toilet", a urinal that flushes when the player presses the use key.button.



* ForcedTutorial: One side says "damn you, Tom Nook!" for forcing it on the player in the first place, while the other side is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDpL2vloKxg miffed that it lasts only a half hour]].

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* ForcedTutorial: One side says "damn you, Tom Nook!" for forcing it on the player in the first place, while the other side is [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDpL2vloKxg miffed that it lasts only a half hour]].



* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal: The Resetti Brothers, Copper, Booker, Gracie, Jack, Kapp'n (''Wild World'' and ''City Folk'' only), Blanca (''New Leaf'' only), Lyle (Again, ''New Leaf'' only), Kicks (Once again, ''New Leaf'' only), Pavé, Labelle, Digby, Luna, and Lottie are the only special N.P.C.s to wear a full set of clothes, including shoes.
** The Sentai villager, Knox, and Snake are also fully-dressed, unlike most villagers.

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* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal: The Resetti Brothers, Copper, Booker, Gracie, Jack, Kapp'n (''Wild World'' and ''City Folk'' only), Blanca (''New Leaf'' only), Lyle (Again, (again, ''New Leaf'' only), Kicks (Once (once again, ''New Leaf'' only), Pavé, Labelle, Digby, Luna, and Lottie are the only special N.P.C.s [=NPCs=] to wear a full set of clothes, including shoes.
** The Sentai villager, Knox, and Snake are also fully-dressed, fully dressed, unlike most random villagers.



** One of the [[NoCartoonFish fish]] you can catch is a frog, and you can have frogs as townsfolk. If one of your froggy townspeople asks to have a fishing competition with you, and asks for a frog--for sushi--it gets kind of creepy...
** In 2.x onwards, one can also catch an octopus -- and yet a rare few potential neighbors are also octopi. There is also the birdcage item...which comes with a little songbird inside. To add to that is how one duck neighbor, at least in 2.x, actually has one of these birdcages in his house to start out with.
** The doghouse item has a growling dog in it, as well...

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** One of the [[NoCartoonFish fish]] you can catch is a frog, and you can have frogs as townsfolk. If one of your froggy townspeople asks to have a fishing competition with you, and asks for a frog--for sushi--it gets kind of creepy...
creepy.
** In 2.x onwards, one can also catch an octopus -- and yet a rare few potential neighbors are also octopi. There is also the birdcage item... which comes with a little songbird inside. To add to that is how one duck neighbor, at least in 2.x, actually has one of these birdcages in his house to start out with.
** The doghouse item has a growling dog in it, as well...it.



** In ''New Leaf'', the player character's mom may write a letter mentioning that the neighbors' cat had kittens. The only cats you see yourself are anthropomorphic.
** As of ''City Folk'', a yellow bird perches on the bulletin board when there are messages you haven't read. In ''New Leaf'', it reappears and is replaced by an owl at night.



* GenkiGirl:
** The villagers with the "peppy" personality all qualify.
** Isabelle, the mayor's assistant, also qualifies with how excitable she can get.

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* %%* GenkiGirl:
** %%** The villagers with the "peppy" personality all qualify.
** %%** Isabelle, the mayor's assistant, also qualifies with how excitable she can get.



* GlobalCurrencyException: The island in ''New Leaf'' only accepts the medals you earn on tours. Also, fortune cookies can only be bought with Play Coins earned on your 3DS itself. The ''Welcome amiibo'' update introduces MEOW coupons, which are earned by doing various tasks and are spent at Harvey's campground.

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* GlobalCurrencyException: The island in ''New Leaf'' only accepts the medals you earn on tours. Also, fortune cookies can only be bought with Play Coins earned on your 3DS itself. The ''Welcome amiibo'' update introduces MEOW coupons, Coupons, which are earned by doing various tasks and are spent at Harvey's campground.



** In ''New Leaf'', you can refurbish some pieces of furniture to have a nice and shiny gold finish should you find a gold nugget. If you have ''three'' of them, you can commission a piece of the Golden Series (which was originally ''City Folk'' DLC) at Re-Tail. This will set you back 10000 Bells, though.

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** In ''New Leaf'', you can refurbish some pieces of furniture to have a nice and shiny gold finish should you find a gold nugget. If you have ''three'' of them, you can commission a piece of the Golden Series (which was originally ''City Folk'' DLC) at Re-Tail. This will set you back 10000 10,000 Bells, though.



* {{Gonk}}: ''Many''. If a villager averts GenericCuteness, then chances are they're this. Bonus points go to Resetti, who is so Gonk-y (especially when he's enraged) that his appearance apparently ended up distressing several young children in real life.

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* {{Gonk}}: ''Many''. If a villager averts GenericCuteness, then chances are they're this. Bonus points go to Resetti, who Resetti is so Gonk-y Gonk (especially when he's enraged) that his appearance apparently ended up distressing several young children in real life.



* GottaCatchEmAll: Fish, bugs and fossils, plus all that other collectible stuff.

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* GottaCatchEmAll: Fish, bugs bugs, paintings, and fossils, plus all that other collectible stuff.fossils need to be collected to fill the museum. You also need to fill most of the catalog if you intend to get every badge from Phineas in ''New Leaf''.



* GrumpyBear:
** The villagers with the "grumpy" personality. Some of which are actual bears...
** Phyllis. In fact she's so grumpy that even Grumpy villagers will often [[HypocriticalHumor complain about how grumpy she is]].

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* GrumpyBear:
** The villagers with the "grumpy" personality. Some of which are actual bears...
** Phyllis. In fact she's
GrumpyBear: Phyllis tends to be rude to post office customers and is so grumpy that even Grumpy villagers will often [[HypocriticalHumor complain about how grumpy she is]].is]].
%%** The villagers with the "grumpy" personality. Some of which are actual bears...



** There are a handful of K.K. airchecks you can only get by request. Most of them don't follow the "K.K. ____" format, so you would have to have seen a walkthrough to even know they existed. ''New Leaf'' remedies this by having the request-only airchecks being sold occasionally at the Nookling stores upon enough upgrades. Also sometimes the villagers will tip off the request only ones to you.

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** There are a handful of K.K. airchecks you can only get by request. Most of them don't follow the "K.K. ____" format, so you would have to have seen a walkthrough to even know they existed. ''New Leaf'' remedies this by having the request-only airchecks being sold occasionally at the Nookling stores upon enough upgrades. Also sometimes the villagers will tip off the request only request-only ones to you.



** ''New Leaf'' did away with the acre system, but there is still some experimentation involved. Specifically, you need at least 10 Public works constructed in town (Main street projects don't count). All the game gives you in that regard is a hint that the villagers would like a more developed town. You can also lose your perfect town status ''if you have too many trees planted'', again the only hint the game gives you is "more developed town".

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** ''New Leaf'' did away with the acre system, but there is still some experimentation involved. Specifically, you need at least 10 Public works constructed in town (Main street Street projects don't count). All the game gives you in that regard is a hint that the villagers would like a more developed town. You can also lose your perfect town status ''if you have too many trees planted'', again the only hint the game gives you is "more developed town".



** Ever since flower hybrids were implemented, Blue Roses were quite difficult to cultivate. While it's justified that true, cultivated blue roses are a legend in real life (the family roses belong to naturally lack the pigment needed to make blue petals), actually getting them is completely convoluted and requires a ridiculous amount of luck. In ''Wild World'', it requires Black[[note]]Two red roses.[[/note]] and Purple[[note]]Two white roses.[[/note]] roses. ''New Leaf'' changed it to something more ridiculous; Purple and Orange[[note]]Yellow and red roses.[[/note]] roses are required, and they produce a special type of Red rose that create the Blue rose. ''They look no different from a regular Red Rose.'' Unless you looked it up, you would never have guessed that. Even if you have two special red roses to hybridize, there's still a one-in-seven chance that it'll actually produce a blue rose, as they can produce all the other colors as well.

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** Ever since flower hybrids were implemented, Blue Roses were quite difficult to cultivate. While it's justified that true, cultivated blue roses are a legend in real life (the family roses belong to naturally lack lacks the pigment needed to make blue petals), actually getting them is completely convoluted and requires a ridiculous amount of luck. In ''Wild World'', it requires Black[[note]]Two red roses.[[/note]] and Purple[[note]]Two white roses.[[/note]] roses. ''New Leaf'' changed it to something more ridiculous; Purple and Orange[[note]]Yellow and red roses.[[/note]] roses are required, and they produce a special type of Red rose that create the Blue rose. ''They look no different from a regular Red Rose.'' Unless you looked it up, you would never have guessed that. Even if you have two special red roses to hybridize, there's still a one-in-seven chance that it'll actually produce a blue rose, as they can produce all the other colors as well.
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