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There are well over 100 townsfolk in the Animal Crossing universe, with duplicates in personality all throughout, so we won't bother going into each individual one here. Instead, we'll cover the eight basic villager personality types in their stead. Tropes referring to specific villagers (such as how Pekoe is an Anime Chinese Girl) should go in the listing for that personality type. Non-villager NPC characters, however, are fair game.

For the two human protagonists exclusive to the animated movie, go here.

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     Player Character 
The Player Character
The player character is the avatar of the player. He or she starts the game by moving into a village populated by anthropomorphic animals. What happens afterward? That's up to you.
  • Artistic Age: Before the New Leaf redesign, where they look a bit more like heavily stylized young adults, the player characters were extremely Super-Deformed and looked like small children, despite the fact that they were homeowners living on their own.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": In practically everything but the official games themselves, the player is always given the name of "The Villager," "The Mayor," or even just "The Player."
  • Fingerless Hands: Despite the ability to pick up and store whatever you can in the game, the player characters have no visible fingers. Super Smash Bros. does give them thumbs, making them into mitten-like hands. Oddly enough, their toes are visible, or at least their big toes are.
  • The Ghost: Their role as the mayor is treated as this in Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival, since the player works for Nook's Homes in the former, and the main animal characters are the starring characters of the latter (the E3 trailer for the latter shows a scene where Isabelle is at the mayor's office greeting Tortimer, who's still in retirement, while the mayor themselves is not shown). Interestingly, with the Mayor it makes sense that in Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8 they're too busy to do their duty.
  • Hammerspace: The villager's main "power" so to speak. The player has the ability to pick up and store safely away whatever the game allows, as long as he or she has enough pocket space. From things as small as fleas to enormous as whale sharks.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: The player normally names him/her, so they invoke this by nature.
  • Heroic Mime: Apart from dialogue options, the player character is fairly quiet. Some characters imply the player is chatty and loud while others find you quiet. Although, the copies of players that show up in the Happy Home Academy are able to talk and they speak in a pitch unique to them.
  • An Interior Designer Is You: The bulk of the game allows you to collect and place furniture in your house. You can decorate the inside and outside of your house with whatever you have. Taken to it's logical extreme in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, where your job is to decorate the inside of other villager homes.
  • Mistaken for Special Guest: In New Leaf the player doesn't do anything beforehand to become mayor aside from just moving into town and being mistaken for the actual inheritor. You get a letter later on saying that he's okay with it.
  • Nice Hat: In the original games for N64 and Gamecube, male villagers constantly wear an unusual horned hat akin to a Viking helmet, and female villagers wear conical hats. Later games phased these out in favor of hairstyles and headgear (many of which are Nice Hats themselves). Hats similar to the classic horned and conical hats are obtainable as headgear in the later games.
  • Permanent Elected Official: In New Leaf, the player character inherits this title from the mayor from the previous games, Tortimer.
  • Purely Aesthetic Gender: Whether a boy or a girl, the gender of the player character makes little difference gameplay-wise (in most games at least: the boy and girl have different stats in Mario Kart 8).
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: While most of the time, the player character starts off with brown hair, there's also an option to have a pink-haired female character from the start. Pink-haired female Villagers are also a common sight in official art and crossover appearances.
  • Series Mascot: Shares this role with Isabelle, especially in games like Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8.
  • Token Human: The player characters are the only humans in the game.
  • Vague Age: The player characters resemble children, but given the art-style of the game, and the fact that they've moved away from home and live on their own, it's hard to tell how old they actually are.
  • Virtual Paper Doll: The player can choose what gender the player character is and has a limited control over what facial features the player has (Which depends on what your answers you give when asked some questions at the beginning of the game). The clothing is also up to the player. In Happy Home Designer, the player has complete control over what the player character looks like (you can pick and chose hair and eye color and even options for darker skin tones).
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Getting a haircut at Shampoodle lets you dye your hair to some non-natural hair color such as blue, green, or purple.
  • You Have Researched Breathing: The player needs to learn basic emotions from Dr. Shrunk.

     Main Town NPCs 

Tom Nook (Tanukichi)
The owner of the town's main shop, and a tanuki/raccoon. He sells you your house and collects your mortgage, as well as being your main source of income — you get Bells by selling things to him. In New Leaf he focuses exclusively on real estate, selling players upgrades and remodeling services.

Voiced by: Naoki Tatsuta (movie)

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Has quite a few in the first 3 games, with all of having at least an apron:
    • Tom Nook's Iconic Outfit when working in Nook 'n' Cranny has him wearing a blue waist apron with a leaf design (In Japanese releases of the first game, it was a Kanji symbol instead).
    • When working in Nookway, he wears a longer and differently designed apron.
    • During the Lottery in the American version of the first game and e+, he wears a long apron with an American flag-like design and a visor.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal:
    • One of the few half-dressed characters to become this in New Leaf, where he now wears a green diamond-vest sweater and grayish-black pants. Same for his alternate outfit in Happy Home Designer and his 6th alternate outfit in amiibo Festival.
    • In e+, when you enter his shop during closing hours by banging at the door 3 times with an axe or shovel, he will be wearing blue-and-white striped pajamas (Along with a night cap with the same pattern). It is unclear whether he wears any bottom-wear as his pelvis is not shown due to it now being modeled in, but his feet are shown and they are barefoot. This outfit reappears in amiibo Festival as his 5th alternate outfit.
  • But Thou Must!: ...upgrade your house. Until New Leaf, at which point he sells upgrades in his shop much like any of the other remodeling jobs he has on hand. You still need to finish paying off your current upgrade before you can buy another, but you can decide to keep your current size after paying it off.
  • Chaste Toons: It's unclear what relation his assistants Tommy and Timmy are to him. He says they're not related, but Fanon tends to hold them as his nephews. Lazy and Jock villagers theorize that he took them in off the streets out of the goodness of his heart.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Going to the city and having his dreams crushed turned him from a young Wide-Eyed Idealist into the untrusting businessman he is now. His episode gives several of the details: First, he was denied a loan at the bank, was betrayed by people who allegedly tried to help him but instead stole his assets, then let a friend borrow money but he ran off and never paid back. Despite all that, he admits that his dream still exists, but he suppresses it nowadays.
  • Drink Order: Kilimanjaro beans, lots of milk, and one spoonful of sugar.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: In the N64 game and its Gamecube counterparts in Japan, Tom's apron has a kanji symbol instead of a leaf.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Was on the receiving end of this at least twice when he tried to strike big in the city. It's the reason why he's so untrusting nowadays.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal:
    • 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).
  • Hidden Depths: Lyle reveals that Nook is actually a huge Fanboy of KK Slider.
  • Indecipherable Lyrics: Once you finally finish off that last loan New Leaf, he'll celebrate by singing a song to you...which sounds like absolute nonsense and reminds you that the song is really old and in Raccoonish.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Say what you will about him forcing you into mortgages, but Nook's a genuinely nice person through and through. In New Leaf, you can catch him at The Roost buying free coffee for random townspeople and the twins simply because he appreciates their honest work. Aww...
  • Lonely at the Top: He is revealed to have been best friends with Sable in the past, but he lost their friendship in favor of running his Cranny (later "Nookington's").
  • Series Mascot: Tom Nook was this until New Leaf, where Isabelle has taken over the role.
  • Ship Tease: With Sable.
  • Tanuki: The English localization calls him a raccoon, but his Punny Name makes it clear that this is what he really is.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In New Leaf, He doesn't force you to upgrade your house anymore, and sometimes buys coffee for other people to show his appreciation for their hard work.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: According to Sable, he was an idealistic young dreamer before he went to the city and came back.
  • Verbal Tic: "Yes, yes" and "hm?".
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Sable, until he went to the city and they grew apart.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: In Wild World, he'll sometimes tell the player about how he used to be this before he tried to make it big in the city and ended up facing many hardships that really wore him down and caused him to distance himself from friends, including Sable.

Timmy and Tommy (Mamekichi & Tsumukichi)
Twin young tanuki that work in the upper levels of Nookington's. In New Leaf they run the general stores while Tom runs a home store.
  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: When Timmy and Tommy took over Tom Nook's role in New Leaf, they retained both of the same aprons for Nookling Junction and Super T&T, respectively. See the Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal section of Tom Nook's section for more info.
  • Ascended Extra: Formerly assistants to Nookington's, they now run the main shop in New Leaf.
  • Creepy Twins: To some, at least.
  • Fanboys: Tom says that both boys often profess to looking up to him and wanting to be just like him, however he notes that they most often do it when they've gotten into his things.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal:
    • While Tom Nook wore a purple business shirt when working for Nookington's, Timmy and Tommy Nookling wear blue ones instead. When they took over Nook's role 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.
    • Timmy and Tommy's alternate outfits in Happy Home Designer (As well as their 8th alternate outfit in amiibo Festival) consist of them wearing pajamas and night caps (Similar to Tom Nook's pajamas). Unlike Tom Nook's pajamas outfit, their pelvises are visible, and they are completely bare, so their pajamas outfits count as this trope.
  • Heartwarming Orphans: Lazy and Jock villagers believe Tom Nook took them off the streets and gave them a nice place to work out of the goodness of his heart.
  • Outgrowing the Childish Name: If you upgrade their shop to T&T Emporium in New Leaf, they will start going by "Timothy" and "Thomas" on the town billboard. Their in-game names don't change.
  • Single-Minded Twins: Their dialogue makes it seem that they Speak in Unison, though one always lags behind the other. One of Katrina's negative fortunes indicates they don't always get along.
  • Tricksters: Tom Nook occasionally laments their craftiness.
  • Verbal Tic: They usually add a short, quiet phrase at the end of their sentences. So true.

Tortimer (Village Headman)
The town's mayor is a goofy old tortoise with eccentric mannerisms and a taste for a good party. He's a bit lazy unless there's a special event going on, though. In New Leaf, he's retired from his post and now organizes and runs tours on the island. First introduced in Animal Forest +, the Japanese port of the N64 original.

Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata (movie)

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Tortimer only wore a green bowtie, some glasses, and a top hat in his first three appearances. (In his debut game, Dobutsu no Mori +, he wears a white obi sash and a zucchetto instead, though he still wears the glasses)
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: The only accessory only-wearing character to become this in New Leaf. He now wears a straw hat, a red aloha shirt, and some shorts.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's surprisingly a bit of a party animal.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: As mentioned above in the Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal section, he wore a white obi sash and a zucchetto instead of his top hat and bowtie, and he also lacked his walking cane. He still wore the glasses, but they had blue lenses instead of clear lenses.
  • Drink Order: Kilimanjaro beans, the regular amount of milk, and two spoonfuls of sugar.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: His laziness as the mayor resulted in Phyllis becoming overworked and jaded.
  • Permanent Elected Official: It's even played with in The Movie where he wins by one vote... the only vote, which is his. Except in New Leaf, where he's retired from his position and the player is the new mayor (and inherits the trope).
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: While he was mayor, he apparently didn't do anything that the job of mayor entails apart from being the MC for events.
  • Signature Laugh: "Heh heh HORF!"
  • Turtle Power: He's a tortoise and he was the original mayor of the village, so he did have some political power.

Pelly (Peliko)
One of the two pelican receptionists at the town hall, she works in the daytime. Her sister Phyllis works at night. She has an unrequited crush on the mailbird, Pete.
Voiced by: Otoha (movie)

  • All Love Is Unrequited: Pete prefers her sister, Phyllis, even though Pelly has a massive crush on him.
  • Drink Order: Blend beans, a little bit of milk, and one spoonful of sugar.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Pelly wears a short-sleeved dress with a ribbon on it, but she wears no undergarment.
  • Nice Girl: She's very upbeat and friendly, in contrast to her sister.
  • The Pollyanna: Pelly is optimistic and joyful.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: In the first game: "Rain or sleet, snow or hail, we'll deliver what you mail!"
  • Theme Naming: All three pelicans have names starting with "P."

Phyllis (Pelimi)
Pelly's older sister. In contrast to her outgoing sister, she's grumpy and cynical. Maybe it's because she always works the graveyard shift. She and Pete are a bit of an item.
Voiced by: Yuko Mizutani (movie)

  • All of the Other Reindeer: Gossip floating around your villagers reveals that Phyllis is widely disliked around town, mostly due to her attitude. Snooty and Cranky villagers tend to hate her the most.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She's very protective of Pelly.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She tends to mutter things under her breath a lot.
  • Grumpy Bear: Well you'd be one as well if you have to work the night shift every day and barely anyone is nice to you.
  • Drink Order: Kilimanjaro beans, no milk, and no sugar.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Like Pelly, Phyllis wears a short-sleeved dresses with a ribbon on it. Again, she wears no undergarnment.
  • Jerkass: Not intentionally, but her attitude makes her come off as one.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Phyllis isn't immune to happiness or a moment without snarking. It is likely she gets her attitude from having to stay up so late and work the night shift. This is confirmed in New Leaf, where she outright admits in The Roost that she's grumpy from always being swamped with work, and adding that Tortimer was the main reason for this. She states if you became mayor much earlier, things would have been different.
  • Official Couple: Her and Pete. Although later games imply that their relationship is largely one-sided on Pete's part.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: In the first game, at least, this is why Pete prefers her to Pelly.

Pete (Pelio)
The mailbird. While difficult to meet directly, if you get on at just the right time, he'll speak with you. In the first game, he's somewhat bitter and aloof. In the later games, though, he's just stressed.
Voiced by: Akio Suyama (movie)

  • All Love Is Unrequited: Pete is head over heels for Phyllis, although Phyllis makes it very clear that she absolutely hates his guts. And his hat.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the first game, he was rather cynical. In the later games, he mellows out and is just overworked.
  • Drink Order: Blend beans, the regular amount of milk, and two spoonfuls of sugar.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Pete wears a mail hat and mail shirt, but wears no pants.
  • Videogame Cruelty Potential: In contrast to how in the first game he could be seen walking around near the player's house around the time he delivers mail, the only way to speak to him in the second game is to wait for the right time and shoot him out of the air. However, in the next games he's back to walking around during his delivery run for that very reason. In New Leaf he Lampshades this by saying this is the reason he now only walks while delivering.
  • Vocal Evolution: He had a deep voice in the first game. Later games give him a normal male voice.
  • What the Hell, Player?: His reaction if you shoot him down to talk to him in Wild World.

Copper (Policeman A; Original games and New Leaf) (Gatekeeper B; Wild World and City Folk
In the first game, he and his partner, Booker, are policedogs who notify you of happenings and run the lost and found. In the second and third games, they're city guards instead, helping you with Wi-Fi things as well as the above. In New Leaf they're back to their original role, except that only one of them can work in a town at a time.

Booker (Policeman B; Original games and New Leaf) (Gatekeeper A; Wild World and City Folk
Copper's partner is significantly less outgoing than his superior. He still runs the Lost and Found for you, though.

Sable (Asami)
The oldest Able Sister, she's a quiet hedgehog who doesn't talk much. She runs the Able Sister shops, which sell patterns, and, in later games, clothing and accessories. She spends most of her time at the sewing machine. But with a little talk, she opens up... First introduced in Animal Forest+, the Japanese port of the N64 original.
Voiced by: Saori Hattori (movie)

Mabel (Kinuyo)
The youngest Able Sister, she greets customers at the Able Sister's shop and handles the transactions. She's a perky, open sort — oh, and despite the fact that she's blue and a hedgehog, no, she is not related to Sonic the Hedgehog. First introduced in Animal Forest+, the Japanese port of the N64 original.
Voiced by: Mari Adachi (movie)

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Usually wears the same apron as Sable, except it's green. (Though she can wear Sable's apron as her 2nd alternate outfit in amiibo Festival.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Her 4th alternate outfit in amiibo Festival consists of her wearing a white shirt and blue pants, but lacks shoes.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: She can wear Labelle's outfit in amiibo Festival as her 3rd alternate outfit. Her 5th and 6th alternate outfits are also this.
  • Genki Girl: She's always eager to greet you when you enter the shop.
  • Naked Apron: Not for fanservice, however. She gets an alternate costume in Happy Home Designer though. A simple white T-shirt and jeans.
  • Theme Naming: Like Sable, her name rhymes with able.
  • Tomboy: Better seen in Happy Home Designer however.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: If you talk to her in Happy Home Designer, she says pickles are her favorite food.

Blathers (Fuuta)
This owl runs the museum in town, and is its primary curator. Though friendly and intelligent, he has a noted tendency for sleeping on the job... and being really, really freaked out by bugs. He was first introduced in Animal Forest+, the Japanese port of the N64 original.
Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (movie)

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Usually just wears a green bowtie.
    • His 4th alternate outfit in amiibo Festival has him wear a top hat, some neckwear, and a monocle.
  • Adorkable: Once ran into the Able Sister's shop and bought things frantically to cover up the fact he ran in to hide from a bug.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: He speaks with some elements of this, wot wot!
  • Characterization Marches On: In the original games, Blathers found fish repulsive. Come Wild World and he suddenly adores cooking fish.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: The majority of his alternate outfits in amiibo Festival.
    • Wears only a white, unbuttoned formal jacket as his 2nd alternate outfit.
    • Wears only a reddish-brown shirt and a pair of glasses as his 3rd alternate outfit.
    • Wears only blue top pajamas and a night cap as his 5th alternate outfit.
    • Wears a toga and a wreath as his 6th alternate outfit. He is not wearing any undergarment.
  • Insufferable Genius: He's very knowledgeable of the various wildlife you give him, and very confident in his intelligence.
  • Meaningful Name: He blathers a lot. Defied in New Leaf, as whenever he starts to go off on a tangent, he stops himself.
  • The Night Owl: Being a literal owl, he is only awake during the nighttime.
  • Not a Morning Person: Since Blathers is an owl, which are nocturnal animals, he'll be asleep if you visit him in the middle of the day. He even mentions that he's not much of a morning person if you wake him up.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Seems they call him "Blathers" for a reason.
  • Sleepyhead: If you visit the museum during the day, you'll have to wake him up in order to speak to him.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Starting with Wild World, he really loves seafood.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Blathers really wishes the museum would ditch its bug wing.

Celeste (Fuuko)
Blathers's younger sister was first introduced in Wild World. She is a bit absent-minded, but very cute. She runs the museum's Observatory in the second and third games, and handles the museum's gift shop and personal exhibits in New Leaf.
Voiced by: Mika Kanai (movie)

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Usually just wears a pink bow. Most of her alternate outfits in amiibo Festival are this, too.
    • Her 2nd alternate outfit has her wear a purple cloak.
    • Her 3rd alternate outfit consists of only a graduation cap.
    • Her 4th alternate outfit has her wear some glasses and a star-patterned blue bow.
  • Acrophobic Bird: According to Celeste herself in Happy Home Designer, she cannot fly. Though she does fly in the Island Escape minigame in amiibo Festival and New Leaf
  • The Cutie: Oh, so very cute. Perky, too. She's one of the few characters who the option "You're adorable!" shows up for. If you're female, she will blush and tell you that you are even more adorable. If you're male, she'll become very flustered.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal:
    • Wears a pink nightgown and night cap as her 5th alternate outfit in amiibo Festival. She is wearing no undergarnment.
    • Wears a toga and a wreath as her 5th alternate outfit in amiibo Festival. Again, no undergarment.
  • Meaningful Name: Celeste as in Celestial, seeing as she originally dealt with constellations.
  • The Night Owl: Celeste is literally an owl and, as a Furry Reminder, she sleeps during the daytime.
  • Sleepyhead: Like her brother, she'll sleep during the day. Unlike her brother, she'll deny the fact that she sleeps on the job.

Brewster (Master)
First introduced in Wild World, he runs the coffee shop beneath the museum. He's a quiet one, but he makes a mean cup of coffee. He came from the city — if you couldn't tell, him being a pigeon and all.
Voiced by: Takaya Hashi (movie)

  • Berserk Button: Downplayed; he doesn't get extremely angry, but you shouldn't let the coffee he serves you get cold.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Become a regular at The Roost and he'll slowly become more open to talk to you.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wears a sleeveless tuxedo and a waist apron, but no pants.
  • Give Me Your Inventory Item: Averted. Starting with City Folk, if visit him enough times, he'll store your Gyroids for you if he notices one in your inventory.
  • Not So Stoic: If you do well during your part-time job at The Roost in New Leaf, people may compliment you that you are even better than Brewster. You can see Brewster crack a bit offscreen.
  • One Note Chef: He only knows how to make coffee. Really good coffee.
  • Shrinking Violet: Some villagers insist that Brewster's quiet personality is just because he's a shy person. Judging by how he reacts to certain conversations, that may very well be true.
  • The Stoic: Even after you befriend him, he still acts pretty low key.
  • Verbal Tic: Being a pigeon, he says "coo" a lot, such as when he greets the player with "coo to see you". It even rubs off on the player when talking to him; for example, the dialogue options when Brewster offers to give you a job are "Coo! I'd love that!" and "No, thanks. I'm coo."

Serena (Goddess)
Introduced in City Folk, she's a chihuahua and goddess who lives in your town's fountain after it's built. You can speak to her only after throwing an axe at her—but keep chucking sharp objects at her, and she'll be your friend eventually.

Isabelle (Shizue)
Introduced in New Leaf, she's a dog who introduces you to the town and becomes your secretary.
  • Adorkable: Most definitely.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: All but one of her outfits that she has ever worn has her lack footwear, but is always fully-dressed, otherwise.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Discussed by Jock villagers, who fear her going "Isabellistic" should you break a window.
  • Bi the Way: Isabelle begins to crush on the player character regardless of their gender. Comes to a head during Valentine's day where it's made clear she has feelings for the player.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Especially in her shocked expression, where they turn into very small black dots.
  • Breakout Character: She's made a lot of appearances since her debut, appearing in Super Smash Bros. (first as an Assist Trophy and later as a full-fledged fighter), Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, and Mario Kart 8. She essentially dethroned Tom Nook and K.K. Slider as the "representatives" of the series.
  • But Thou Must!... be the mayor.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Isabelle is scatterbrained and clumsy at times.
  • Drink Order: Mocha beans, lots of milk, and three spoonfuls of sugar.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Her 4th alternate outfit in amiibo Festival is the only time she was ever shown wearing shoes.
  • Genius Ditz: A conversation with Digby in Happy Home Designer mentions that while his sister may be a bit of a silly puppy at times, she apparently has engineering degrees from 19 different universities.
  • Fangirl: Thinks K.K. Slider is dreamy.
  • Informed Attribute: Supposedly Isabelle is such a hard worker that she doesn't even have the time to sleep. But once she's done introducing the player to the town, she doesn't actually do anything except stand in place all day and tell the player basic information. It's also implied she (maybe) helps organize a few events around the year, but outside of that it's high questionable what keeps her so incredibly busy all day. The only time she's actually seen hard at work is in her reveal trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • Meaningful Name: Her Japanese name is derived from Shih Tzu, the dog breed she's based on. Her English name contains "bell", referring to the bell she wears. Her French name is Marie, which is one letter away from "mairie" the French word for "Town Hall", or an anagram of "maire", which is French for "mayor".
  • Meganekko: She wears glasses as part of her home attire in Happy Home Designer. Her RV dialogue in the Welcome amiibo update for New Leaf reveals she's actually nearsighted and usually wears contacts at work.
  • Nice Girl: She's very patient despite the mayor's inexperience and likes nothing better than helping him/her out. She even works on holidays!
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: When at home in Happy Home Designer, she wears a pink shirt, while her twin brother Digby wears a blue one.
  • Series Mascot: She shares this role with the Villager and Tom Nook, if her presence on New Leaf's Home Screen graphic, her appearance in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U as an Assist Trophy, and her playable appearances in Mario Kart 8, Super Mario Maker (in a manner of speaking) and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are any indication.
  • Ship Tease: A few lines (and the gift you get from the Valentine's Day event) imply Isabelle has a crush on the mayor, regardless of their gender.
  • Stealth Pun: Her English name contains "bell" - bells are the name of the source of currency in the game. Her head is shaped like a bag of bells. When she walks/runs, a tinkling sound (much like a bell) can be heard. She's also the primary gold sink in the game, requiring you to earn a lot of bells in order to upgrade your town.

Reese and Cyrus (Lisa and Kaizou)
Introduced in New Leaf, they are the alpacas that manage Re-Tail. Reese buys items from you while Cyrus is an upholsterer who can customize your furniture.
  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: They usually only wear aprons, with Reese wearing a red one and Cyrus wearing a blue one.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Reese nicknames Cyrus "Cy-Guy".
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: A few of there alternate outfits in amiibo Festival. None of them have them wear shoes, as they have hooves.
    • Cyrus wears a sweater with a heart logo and some red pants as his 2nd alternate outfit.
    • Both wear a tracksuit as their 5th alternate outfit. Reese's is pink while Cyrus' is blue.
    • Reese wears a wedding dress outfit as her 6th alternate outfit.
  • Berserk Button: Reese cannot stand bad drivers, as revealed in the Welcome amiibo update when you talk to her in her camper. She gets so mad Cyrus is terrified of riding in the same car as her
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: If the player is female, Reese warns the player not to fall for Cyrus.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: If the player is male, Cyrus threatens to beat up the player if he gets too close to Reese.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Cyrus seems to... ahem, inspire Jock villagers regarding his physique.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Some of their alternate outfits in amiibo Festival.
    • Reese wears a sweater with a heart logo and a red skirt as her 2nd alternate outfit. She is wearing no undergarnment.
    • Both only wear a sweater with a pattern as their 3rd alternate outfits. Reese's is red while Cyrus' is blue.
    • Both only wear a jacket with white sleeves as their 4th alternate outfits. Reese's is red while Cyrus' is blue.
    • Cyrus only wears a white tuxedo as his 6th alternate outfit.
  • Happily Married: They're very affectionate with each other and never seem to have any marital problems.
  • Meaningful Name: Cyrus's Japanese name can mean "remodel", hence his job.
  • Meet Cute: Reese first saw Cyrus drive a motorcycle down the street, but he crashed it into an ice cream truck, and they've been inseparable ever since
  • Mr. Fixit: Cyrus is able to refurbish a very large number of things. From changing wood color and fabric of furniture to turning fossils into models.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Obviously.
  • Punny Name: Reese's name is similar to resell.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: Some of the villagers think they're this.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Inverted with Reese, who says in Happy Home Designer that she was a mean and rude when she was younger, but now is a perfectly pleasant adult.

Digby (Kent)
Introduced in New Leaf, he's a dog that's in charge of the Happy Home Showcase in your town. He is Isabelle's twin brother.
  • Adorkable: Like his sister. It must run in the family.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: His 3rd alternate outfit in amiibo Festival is the only time he's ever been shown without footwear.
  • Drink Order: Blue Mountain beans, no milk, and no sugar.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: All but one of his outfits are this.
  • Innocently Insensitive: In one of his exclusive logbook entries in amiibo Festival, he notices his coworker Lottie (who has a crush on him) looking different than usual (i.e. she forgot to put on her makeup). He asks if she was feeling OK, which hurts her feelings.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: When at home in Happy Home Designer, he wears a blue shirt, while Isabelle wears a pink one.

Luna (Yumemi)
Introduced in New Leaf, she's a tapir who runs the Dream Suite once you've built it in your town. She can let you visit the towns of other players through Spotpass.
  • Counting Sheep: Does this before the player enters a dream world.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: She wears a white dress and red shoes.
  • Meaningful Name: Her Japanese name, fittingly, means "dreaming". While her localized name is the Spanish word for the Moon.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Not many tapirs in video games.
  • Youkai: Less obvious than Kapp'n. Her species is likely a reference to Baku, a dream-eating youkai that resembles a tapir in appearance.

Leif (Reiji)
Introduced in New Leaf, he's a sloth who runs the Gardening Center. His shop is integrated into the Nooklings' store starting at the T.I.Y. expansion, and he will start offering weed-pulling services at this point. He is also host of the special holiday Weeding Day, which is on the last Friday in April for North America and Europe and September 3rd for Japan, dedicated to removing weeds from town.
  • Adorkable: When he gives you the Golden Axe, he gets very flustered after saying you can cut as many trees as you want with it and realizing what he just said.
  • Berserk Button: The entire presence of weeds is this to Leif.
  • Enmity with an Object: Leif hates weeds.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wears a green hat, green boots, and yellow, skirt-like overalls, but he is not wearing any undergarnment.
  • Meaningful Name: His Japanese name means "lazy", though it loses its meaningfulness once he gets started weeding.
  • Nature Lover: 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.
  • Punny Name: Just one letter away from "leaf".

Lottie (Takumi)
The only new character introduced in Happy Home Designer, she's a pink river otter who happens to be Lyle's niece. She's very passionate about her job as a Happy Home Consultant and has a crush on Digby.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: She has a crush on Digby, but considering that the game she's in is about designing homes for villagers... It's probably not going to go anywhere.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Wears a red tracksuit as her alternate outfit in Happy Home Designer, but wears no shoes. This was also her 2nd alternate outfit in amiibo Festival
  • Black Bead Eyes: Without her make-up, Lottie's eyes are actually really small. It's almost as if she's being impersonated by a Ditto.
  • Breakout Character: She's being pushed as the mascot character for Happy Home Designer in much the same way as Isabelle was for New Leaf. To the point where's she took over Isabelle's Twitter account for a time.
  • Canon Immigrant: Originally created for the spinoff game Happy Home Designer, she was introduced into the main series with New Leaf's Welcome amiibo update.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: She appears in Pocket Camp dressed up like one.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Her standard outfit and all but her 2nd alternate outfit in amiibo Festival.
  • Genki Girl: She's got some fairly high energy.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Has pink fur, and fairly feminine.
  • Verbal Tic: She seems to refer to the player as "Tiger" a lot.

Harvey (Panieru)
A character introduced in New Leaf's Welcome amiibo update. He's a dog that runs an R.V campground that's in a new area of your town. He also sells items that aren't found in the other stores, but he only accepts MEOW (Mutual Exchange Of Wealth) coupons that are dispensed by the CAT Machine (Coupon Allocation Terminal). The campers who come to Harvey's campground range from minor characters like Wendell and Gulliver, Holiday characters in the off season, villagers who haven't been seen in New Leaf and even villagers who are inspired by other Nintendo franchises like Splatoon or The Legend of Zelda.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He introduces himself as "Harv" for short or "Haaaaarv" for long. But if you call him that, he immediately forgets that he told you to call him "Harv".
  • Erudite Stoner: He rivals Pascal and K.K Slider in this department.
  • Friend to All Living Things: The yellow birds that appear from time to time seem to love him. They're even seen occasionally perching on Harvey's head!
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Both of his outfits (for dry and wet weather) are complete ensembles.
  • Global Currency Exception: Being the hippie that he is, he doesn't accept bells for his wares but a new kind of currency that's earned by doing assigned things around your town.
  • Lennon Specs: Part of his hippie vibe.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: He certainly dresses and acts the part.
  • By "No", I Mean "Yes": His response to the player asking if there's Wi-Fi available in his campground; he wants people to experience nature instead of staring at their phones while they're there... but yes, there's Wi-Fi.
  • Punny Name: Harvey... R.V... hmmm...

     Visitors and City Folk 

Crazy Redd (Tsunekichi)
A fox who competes with Tom Nook for furniture sales. However, Redd's deals are a bit... shadier. In the first two games, he's a traveling visitor who comes every once in a while; in City Folk, he has a permanent shop in the city, though he only gets new items on Wednesdays. In New Leaf, however, he is now back to showing up once a week, but apparently on random days. During the fireworks festival, he sets up a stand where he sells fortune cookies that may contain prize tickets for special items, or dud tickets for firework supplies. On New Year's Day, he sells party poppers and New Year's hats.

Voiced by: Tetsuo Sakaguchi (movie)

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Wears an apron not too dissimilar to the one Tom Nook wears, only it has a different leaf pattern.
    • During the Fireworks Show in the American version of the first game and e+, he wears the same visor and apron Nook wore during the Lottery in the American GCN game and e+, which, again, the apron has a slightly different design.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: His outfit during the Fireworks Show and New Years in New Leaf.
  • Cunning Like a Fox: He's always looking to make a quick bell and is fairly good at swindling customers.
  • Eyes Always Shut: No matter what emotion he has, his eyes are always shut.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's not so much evil as "not exactly legit," but he is really overly friendly in a creepy way.
  • Fell Off the Back of a Truck: Where he claims to get his merch. And oddly enough, when he gets a permanent shop in the city he happens to get each "shipment" on the same day of the week every week.
  • Flanderization: In the first game, he's just Tom Nook's dubiously legal foil. In the later games, however, he gets downright weird, with a strange, overly-familiar way of speaking. In other words, actually crazy!
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: During the Fireworks Show in the original N64 game and +, Redd wears an outfit similar to the one Tom Nook wore during the Lottery in the N64 version and +, only he wears a blue shirt and red-and-white twisted-cord headband.
  • Honest John's Dealership: Some of his paintings are actually forgeries.
  • Insane Proprietor: Especially in the second two games.
  • Kitsune: He greatly resembles the typical depiction, and he's got the trickster part down.
  • Large Ham: He has a tendency to overreact.
  • Leitmotif: While other characters also have Leitmotifs, Redd's is special because it's actually the "Opposite" of Tom Nook's (low notes play where high notes would play in Tom Nook's theme and vice versa).
  • Luck-Based Mission: His fake paintings in the second two games — Fake Difficulty extraordinaire, since you can only get one a week, they're fairly expensive, and there's no guarantee it'll be a new painting. Averted somewhat in New Leaf — if you have a sharp eye and are in the know about art, you can tell the forgeries from the real deal.
  • The Rival: He's basically Tom Nook's rival. Where Tom Nook runs a ordinary store, Redd runs a black market. Their themes use the same instruments but are "opposite" (as explained above). Where Tom Nook's symbol is a regular leaf, Redd's symbol is a ginkgo leaf.
  • Stepford Smiler: While he seems to be happy for you if you get a prize during the fireworks festival, one of Katrina's fortunes reveals that he's actually frustrated every time you win.

Phineas (Palochino)
A sea lion dressed up as a scout leader in New Leaf, although he used to be a purveyor of balloons, wands and pinwheels in City Folk. He's a kindly gent who gives badges for various achievements, and will tell you that "if you keep being good, the badge man will give you another badge".
  • Achievement System: In New Leaf, Badges are handed out by Phineas the sea lion, who will visit your town whenever you qualify for a badge. They're awarded for things like completing a certain percentage of your bug/fish/diving encyclopedia, saving a lot of bells in your bank account, doing a lot of villager side-quests, or just playing the game for long enough, and each category has Badges available in bronze, silver, and gold versions.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Both of his outfits consist of a shirt and some pants, but no footwear.
  • Basso Profundo: He has the deepest voice of all the characters.
  • Drink Order: Kilimanjaro beans, lots of milk, and three spoonfuls of sugar.
  • Friend to All Children: His job selling balloons and other toys.
  • Kindness Button: All of your hard work as mayor in New Leaf. It makes him so happy to see you enjoying life that he'll give you a badge.
  • Merit Badges for Everything: Pretty much Phineas's shtick in New Leaf.
  • Nice Guy: Friendly and affable enough.
  • Scout-Out: Phineas's uniform. It is thought to be a reference to Theodore Roosevelt, himself a scouting enthusiast.
  • Sweet Seal: Technically a sea lion, but fits well into this trope.

Saharah (Roland)
A camel who comes to town selling carpets (in the first game) and wallpaper (in every game after that). In each game, the way you get carpets/wallpaper off her changes. She acts a bit funny, but is a shrewd businesswoman.

Wendell (Seiichi)
A hungry artist walrus who wanders into town offering wallpaper (in the first game) or patterns (in every game after that).
Voiced by: Junpei Takiguchi (movie)

  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: In New Leaf, he wears pajama tops, pajama bottoms, and a night cap.
  • Big Eater: Will eat anything if he's starving.
  • Extreme Omnivore: In Wild World and City Folk, he's apparently desperate enough to try eating anything.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: In the first 3 games, he only wore a sleeveless shirt.
  • Pun: Wendell is always hungry. He’s a literal starving artist.
  • Starving Artist: When he visits your town, he'll say something to the tune of "I'm so hungry I'm about to pass out." Giving him some fish to eat, and he'll reward you with a design.
  • Talking in Your Dreams: In New Leaf, he appears in certain dream towns (specifically ones that allow for patterns to be shared with visitors), offering patterns made in that town.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Fish. It's all he'll eat in the first game, and in the second game onward giving him a fish will net you rare patterns.
  • Warm-Hearted Walrus: A passive walrus who gives you wallpaper and patterns.

Lyle (Mr. Honma)
A blue, spectacled river otter who appears in both Wild World (where he works as an "insurance" man) and City Folk / New Leaf (where he works for the HRA). He is said to be working with Crazy Redd.
  • 0% Approval Rating: In a sense. In Wild World, the Jock and Cranky animals are instantly annoyed whenever they have a discussion about Lyle.
  • But Thou Must!: In Wild World, even if you say "no" to his insurance pitch he'll keep trying to sell it to you, and there is no way to exit the dialogue otherwise (outside of resetting). The only way to avoid it is either not talk to him, or talk to him when you don't have enough bells.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: In New Leaf, he retained his outfit from City Folk, but he now wears pants and shoes.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Only wore glasses and a yellow business shirt in Wild World. In City Folk, his shirt is red.
  • Heel–Face Turn: As of City Folk, he's stopped trying to scam people. You could even strike a casual conversation with him now and then when you drop by in New Leaf.
  • Honest John's Dealership: His insurance.
  • Loophole Abuse: If one wishes to use Lyle to set up a visit day for Crazy Redd, but does not want to purchase the insurance, they can simply make sure their inventory does not carry the amount of bells required for insurance. Lyle will exhibit anger, but still follow through with planning Redd's visit.
  • Schmuck Bait: New players unfamiliar with Lyle may think that simply talking to Lyle is innocent enough, until they are forced to purchase the accident insurance (or if they already did, the damage insurance). Both cost a whopping 3,000 and 6,000 bells respectively, and their payouts per incident are a measly 100 bells. Players could just reset the game mid-dialogue, though this will earn the usual ire of Resetti.
  • Schrödinger's Question: In Wild World, Lyle asks you, "If you could pick a day for [Redd] to visit, which one ya want?" You then have to choose a day from Monday through Friday. Redd will "coincidentally" visit your town on the day you've chosen.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: In Wild World:
    Lyle: What, me? Nah, Redd and me, we just know each other from around. No big! C'mon!
  • Stepford Smiler: In City Folk.
  • Terse Talker: Lyle. This trope. He talks like this often.

K.K. Slider (Totakeke)
A guitar-playing beagle who plays in Brewster's Roost every Saturday at 8pm. Also known by his Japanese name Totakeke, he is not only the first character you meet in the original N64 Animal Crossing but also one of the most iconic characters of the series. In New Leaf, he serves as Club LOL's DJ on every night but Saturday, when he does his usual routine.

Voiced by: Shun Ogui (movie, speaking) Kazumi Totaka (singing)

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: As a D.J. in New Leaf, he wears a orange-beige hat, some glasses, and some headphones.
  • Author Avatar: K.K. is one for the series' main composer, Kazumi Totaka, as well being voiced by him.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: His 4th alternate outfit in amiibo Festival.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Big black eyebrows.
  • Breakout Character: Considered one of the more iconic characters in the series, K.K Slider is popular enough to receive a Mii Costume in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS
  • Doing It for the Art: An In-Universe example: K.K doesn't seem to care much about making money off his hits, in fact, he sometimes gives his songs out for free. He really just wants to fill the world with his music.
  • Drink Order: Blend beans, no milk, and no sugar.
  • Erudite Stoner: Possibly the most passive laid-back character in the series next to Pascal, who also fits this.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: His 5th and 6th alternate outfits in amiibo Festival.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: His alternate outfit in Happy Home Designer and Welcome amiibo (Which is also his 3rd alternate outfit in amiibo Festival) has him wearing his DJ hat and a long-sleeved green-and-white striped shirt, but no pants.
  • Leitmotif: K.K.'s Song. Appropriately given his status as an Author Avatar for Totaka, K.K.'s Song is a remix of Totaka's signature song which he sneaks into various titles he works on. The song was also used to introduce K.K. in the November 2016 Nintendo Direct.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: It's stated his name is "Totakeke" (his Japanese name) in the original game but everyone just calls him K.K. Slider.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: In New Leaf.
  • Series Mascot: The earliest example for the series. K.K. was featured prominently in promotional materials for the games, was one of the first to appear in a different series as a representative of Animal Crossing (he, Resetti and Tom Nook had trophies in Super Smash Bros Melee). Even with Isabelle taking over the role, K.K. is still utilized heavily in promotions and side games.

Katie and Kaitlin (Maiko and her mother)
After connecting with someone else via wireless you might find either Katie or Kaitlin in your town. Bring Katie to the town with Kaitlin and you'll get a reward, while the person who had Kaitlin gets... well, nothing. In New Leaf, Katie is grown up and is traveling on her own and if she's in your town, will reward you if you take her to someone else's town.
  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Kaitlin only wears a green apron with a fish design on it.
  • Cute Kitten: Katie is absolutely adorable.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Katie wears a blue dress (In New Leaf, her shirt is of a different design, but still retains the blue color) and, in New Leaf only, a little hat, but wears no undergarment (At least only in New Leaf. Her pelvis is covered in Wild World and City Folk, but it's safe to assume she doesn't wear undergarnment in those games)
  • Permanently Missable Content: Since GameSpy's demise led to the shut down of Wii's online multiplayer, Katie and Kaitlin can no longer appear in City Folk, at least for those unwilling to mod their Wii to work off of custom servers and networks. Katie still appears in New Leaf and Happy Home Designer, the former being a game that does have online multiplayer working, the latter where she exists as a Amiibo card that can be used on the game. So while, yes, Katie is gone on Wild World and City Folk, Kaitlin is permanently gone unless Nintendo decides to make a Amiibo card of her for HHD.
  • Punny Name: Katie's Japanese name, Maiko, is a pun on the Japanese word "maigo", which means "lost".
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter
  • She Is All Grown Up: Katie in New Leaf.

Pascal (Rakosuke)
A red sea otter and extremely loopy philosopher of sorts. In Wild World, he'll be found hanging out near the ocean; in City Folk, he'll be found hanging out on bridges; and in New Leaf, he appears when you catch a scallop; in all cases, will sometimes give you ship-themed furniture if you talk to him.

Voiced by: Takashi Miike (movie)

  • Cloudcuckoolander: Gives bizarre, often nonsensical advice or proverbs. In City Folk, he'll jump into the river after talking to you and gently float downstream and out to sea, even going over waterfalls.
  • Erudite Stoner: Not confirmed to be a stoner, but he likes to give advice.
  • G-Rated Stoner: He's obsessed with food (specifically scallops) and gives nonsensical advice. Yet, there are no clear signs that he uses drugs. According to Grumpy villagers, Pascal hitting his head as a child explains his weird behavior.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: One of the few characters to wear pants but no shirt. He wears overalls, a knit hat, and a necklace holding a scallop.
  • Ice-Cream Koan: A lot of what he says.
  • Punny Name: "Pascal" shares many of the same sounds as "scallop".
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: In New Leaf, whenever you bring up a scallop, he'll pop up out of nowhere asking for it and then promptly swim away. Though he can still be seen afterwards outside the roped off area, you can't converse with him.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Scallops!

Gulliver (Johnny)
A seagull sailor in the first and fourth games and astronaut in the second and third games. In all games, he'll give you world travel-themed items for completing his sidequest, although what this task is differs from game to game.

Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (movie)

Dr. Shrunk (Shishoo)
An axolotl psychiatrist who is found wandering around in the second game, has a stand-up stage show in the third, and the owner of Club LOL in the fourth. He'll add to your list of emotion animations if you ask him to.
  • Awful Wedded Life: A lot of his jokes are typical "complaining about the missus" style comedy.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Wears a different shirt in New Leaf, along with gaining some pants, but still no footwear.
  • Drink Order: Mocha beans, a little bit of milk, and two spoonfuls of sugar.
  • Furry Reminder: He likes eating double-fly bug swirl ice cream.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wore a yellow comedian shirt in Wild World and City Folk, but no pants.
  • Iconic Outfit: His bright yellow jacket with red hoops and a blue bowtie. He stops wearing it in New Leaf and actually passes it to you if you manage to complete your joke book. He does wear it while he tells his jokes in New Leaf, though it's not his regular outfit anymore.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Try and name the last game you played that had an Axolotl in it. That's not Pokémon.
  • Self-Deprecation: Some of his jokes reference how unfunny he is. This is even more pronounced in New Leaf.
  • The Shrink: Although he mostly seems to be trying to help people get in touch with their emotions.
  • Stepford Smiler: Type A. He seems like a cheerful guy, but listening to his stand up tells you otherwise. Especially in New Leaf and Happy Home Designer, where his self deprecation is more frequent.
  • Stock Schtick: During his stand-up acts.
  • Stylistic Suck/So Unfunny, It's Funny: Occasionally, a resident of your village will be found at his show. They will often complain about how bad it was.

Gracie (Grace)
A glamorous giraffe known for her clothing designs and style. In the first two games she is a visitor who can give the player signature Gracie designs. In the third game she owns a shop in the City which sells expensive apparel and furnishings, though she's only there once a month. In New Leaf, she starts as a visitor but will later open shop on the top floor of Tommy and Timmy's establishment.
  • Alpha Bitch: Gracie is very snooty and condescending.
  • Drink Order: Blend beans, no milk, and no sugar.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Copper doesn't seem to be very fond of her due to her reckless driving and parking.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Her standard outfit.
  • Genial Giraffe: A notable subversion as she's very stuck-up and condescending.
  • Hidden Depths: Apparently, she and Tom Nook go way back. Nook claims that she was once a free-spirit before she became a designer.
  • Jerkass: Compared to the likes of Resetti or Nook, she's just a snippy, smug, stuck-up jerk.
  • She's a Man in Japan: Though there are a few examples from this game, Gracie is probably the most striking as she wear heels, heavy make up, and feminine clothing.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Gracie has a big opinion of her fashion sense. Or just herself in general.

Kicks (Shanku)
A skunk who first appears in City Folk as a shoe shiner, but can open a shop in New Leaf which sells socks as well as shoes.
  • Ascended Extra: He just shined shoes in City Folk. In New Leaf, he has his own shop that sells socks and shoes.
  • Catchphrase / Verbal Tic: He says "Cha-ching!" when you buy shoes from him in New Leaf.
  • Drink Order: Mocha beans, no milk, and one spoonful of sugar.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: In New Leaf, he wears the same outfit as he did in City Folk, but he now wears a white short-sleeved shirt.
    • His alternate outfit in Happy Home Designer and Welcome amiibo (Which is also his 3rd alternate outfit in amiibo Festival) is this.
    • Same goes for his 4th, 5th, and 6th alternate outfits in amiibo Festival.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: One of the few characters to wear pants, but no shirt. He wears beige overalls, a beige hat, and brown shoes in City Folk (It also appears as his 2nd alternate outfit in amiibo Festival).
  • Meaningful Name: Almost all of his names are either references to shoes or slang terms for shoes.
  • Nice Guy: He always calls the mayor "Chum" in New Leaf, offers only 500 Bells to change the way the villager's shoes look in City Folk, and (again in New Leaf) he reacts mostly to the mayor giving negative emotions.
  • Shoe Shine, Mister?: In City Folk, he's a shoe shiner.
  • Smelly Skunk: He's a Skunk, but no comments are made about his smell, however...
  • Smug Snake: He shares the same voice as the Smug villagers in New Leaf.
  • Street Urchin: He speaks like an 1800s British one, and actually is one in City Folk.
  • Stealth Pun: He's a skunk that sells shoes. Think about it.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: In City Folk.

Harriet (Catherine)
In the past three games, Harriet the poodle runs a salon called Shampoodle's. At the salon, players can change their hair style and color. In City Folk, she begins to allow the player to use their Mii as their character's face, and in New Leaf, Harriet can also sell the player colored contacts.

Labelle (Kate)
A hedgehog who first appeared as the sole worker at Gracie Grace in City Folk. As of New Leaf, she works with her sisters Mabel and Sable in the accessories department of their store.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She initially has a cold, strictly business relationship with the player. Go to her shop often enough and she gradually warms up to the player, to the point where she becomes upbeat and friendly.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Unlike her sisters, she actually wears a full set of clothes, including shoes.
  • Meaningful Name: "La belle" roughly translates to "the beauty" or "the beautiful one". Though you probably knew that already. Also an Invoked Trope, as she changed her name as a part of her job. It was suggested by Gracie to give her more pizzazz, if she was to follow in Gracie's footsteps as a famous designer.
  • Theme Naming: Her real name is Label, which rhymes with able like the rest of her sisters.

Blanca (Suspicious Cat)
A white cat who has a habit of accidentally washing her face off. She can either be encountered on the train or walking around town, depending on the game. In New Leaf, she is the event character for April Fools' Day and will pretend to be other villagers.
  • Ascended Extra: From her original position of wandering randomly between towns and letting people draw on her face, she's promoted to the host of April Fool's Day in New Leaf. Or, seeing as she only appears once a year as opposed to any possible random day, one could see it as the opposite (though the Welcome Amiibo update causes her to show up at the camp ground on random days where the player can buy furniture from her.)
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: According to the Japanese website, she's supposed to be androgynous in Japan rather than coincidentally looking feminine. She's referred to with female pronouns, but she has a masculine sounding voice. She's more androgynous in New Leaf, since her outfit is a striped clown costume rather than a flowery dress.
  • The Blank: Though only until you draw her a face.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Her clown outfit in New Leaf.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Her outfit in the first 3 games (As well as her alternate outfit in Happy Home Designer and Welcome amiibo) has her wear a sleeveless shirt without pants.
  • Master of Disguise: Her role in New Leaf involves her appearing in your neighbors' homes and masquerading as them. It's up to you to expose her.
    • After the Welcome Amiibo update for New Leaf, the player can visit her camper van where a majority of the things she keeps around and potentially sells to the player are art supplies, her costumes, and make-up kits.
  • The Rival: To Jack, accoridng to Happy Home Designer.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential/Video Game Perversity Potential: You're given a blank slate to draw on; the possibilities are endless.
  • Youkai: Seems to be based on the noppera-bō, a faceless ghost who imitates others for fun.

Katrina (Hakkemii)
A panther Fortune Teller that appears once a week inside an exotic-looking tent. At 50 (100 in Wild World, 500 in New Leaf) Bells, she can tell the player their fortune.
  • Ascended Extra: If the Mayor wishes to, Katrina can become a permanent resident of the town on Main Street in New Leaf.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Her standard outfit has her lack any footwear.
  • Captain Obvious: "And remember that bad times... are just times that are bad."
  • Drop the Washtub: In City Folk, she does this to read the stars that appear above your head.
  • Luck Stat: Sort of? In New Leaf she can tell you what the lucky item of the day is to alter your character's luck (either raising good or removing bad), ranging from simply a type of fashion to a specific pair of pants.
  • Shout-Out: There's some The Legend of Zelda references inside the tent interior, one of which being the Triforce on the back curtain.

Joan (Kaburiba)
A boar who has been selling turnips for more than 60 years. Every Sunday morning, she visits the player's town to sell turnips.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: She doesn't wear any footwear.
  • Cool Old Lady: She's been selling turnips for decades, and is a friendly, down-to-earth boar.
  • Hidden Depths: Talk to her in her RV, and she says she has a bus driving license.
  • Luck-Based Mission: The Stalk Market is essentially one of these. Joan will sell you turnips at a random price on Sunday morning and the selling prices for them fluctuate for the rest of the week. The turnips spoil when the week is up or when time travel is attempted. The luck factor can be mitigated if you have friends whose towns have better prices than yours, or if you notice that certain days have higher stalk value.
  • Punny Name: She's a sow named Joan who deals with the "Stalk" market. Referencing the DOW-Jones stock exchange.
  • Stock "Yuck!": When you first meet her, she explains that actually eating turnips have been unfashionable for about 30 years. Nowadays they're purely for making bells.

     Other NPCs 

Mr. Resetti
A mole who appears in every game in the series. His job is to chew out anyone who resets their game without saving. He has a huge mean streak and a short fuse, but deep down is a truly nice guy who's just stressed out. He's made optional in the fourth game due to the Reset Surveillance Center being shut down, putting him out of a job.

Voiced by: Yuuichi Kimura (movie)

  • And Another Thing...: Tends to end his speeches on one, usually to bluntly tell you to take better care of your personal hygiene.
  • A Taste of Their Own Medicine: In one scenario, Resetti decides to reset the game for you... as in resetting your whole progress. It's a fakeout, though it resulted in an Urban Legend of Zelda where he does it for real.
    "All right, Villager! That's it! Today's the day. I'm done! No more takin' it easy on the poor human. See, I understand you now. It took a while, but I finally see what makes you tick. Allow me to...elaborate, huh? The whole RESET thing? It's your decision, right? Yeah, freedom of choice, and all that. You're the master of your own destiny, and blah blah blah blah. That's all fine with me. I'm just tired of the drama. You wanna hit RESET, right? You love doing that, huh? That's what you really wanna do? Well, if that's what you're really lookin' for, lemme help you out. Yeah, no problem! I'll hit RESET for you. Everythin' you've done so far? All that you've worked for? Forget about it. That's right. It's all going bye-bye. You, my button-happy friend, get to start over. Well, see ya!"
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: His outfit in the original N64 version and + has him wear a white shirt, a belt-like sash, and black pants, but no shoes. This design would later be his alternate outfit in Happy Home Designer and his 3rd alternate outfit in amiibo Festival.
  • Berserk Button: Resetting. And he just gets angrier at the repeat offenders. He also flares up if you tell him off when trying to repeat after him.
  • Chew Toy: Look at what this guy has to go through. It's his job to discourage players from unfairly Save Scumming, and he has to show up every time, anywhere, no matter what he's doing. It's obvious that the job's taking a severe toll on him. Given how distraught he is after he gets unemployed in New Leaf, it's safe to assume that that's the only job he can get.
  • Demoted to Extra: He makes only one appearance in New Leaf when you commit your first reset and is never seen again. This can be averted if the mayor rebuilds the Reset Center, giving his job back.
  • Drink Order: Blue Mountain beans, no milk, and no sugar.
  • Embarrassing First Name: "Sonny", according to his brother.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He claims that he draws the line at lecturing somebody for hours on end.
  • Fat Bastard: Resetti is rather stout and short-tempered.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: His Iconic Outfit is this, consisting of a yellow hardhat, white shirt, blue overalls, and black shoes. His 4th, 5th, and 6th alternate outfits in amiibo Festival are this, as well.
  • Gonk: Resetti is not very cute compared to everyone else in the game.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He'll start off calm, but one too many resets, and he'll blow his stack.
  • Hate Sink: His purpose is that you want to avoid him at all costs so he makes a very effective deterrent to resetting your game. So effective that he isn't well liked by plenty of fans.
  • Jerkass: He comes off as an unpleasant character.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's actually a well meaning guy. He can't help it if his temper gets in the way. He also thanks the Mayor after the Reset Center has been re-established in the town. If the Reset Center is re-build, he is considerably nicer, calmly asking why the player didn't save and then giving some gentle advice on how to deal with it in the future (such as keeping the battery loaded or save more often).
  • Last-Name Basis: He's known more as Mr. Resetti than Sonny Resetti.
  • Mole Miner: He's got the overalls, pickaxe and everything. He tunnels to approach the player when they've reset the game on his watch.
  • Motor Mouth: Every single time he shows up, his punishment to you is to give a long, long, LONG pep talk about the importance of saving.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: While not a villain by any means, his nastiness is just part of his job, and he's surprisingly pleasant off the clock (provided he's not already in a bad mood or wants to be left alone).
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Don's blue.
  • Repeat After Me: Reset one too many times, he'll force you to repeat after him by typing down exactly what he says. Yes, the capitals have to be correct, otherwise he'll make you do it again.
    "You get it wrong, I know you ain't serious, and you get to say it again! Uh, lemme see... Yeah, that's a good one! You ready? Here goes! 'No cheating!' SAY IT!"
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Simply put, Resetti's life sucks.
  • Troll: When he fakes resetting your entire game.
    "Gotcha! How you like them apples? Did we break our controller? Did we, maybe, kick our TV? Gah ha ha ha ha!"
  • Written Roar: Graahh!!
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: In one sequence, he doesn't pop up immediately upon the player reloading their game without saving. Before the player gets far from their home, however, Resetti pops up to yell at them yet again.

A Kappa/Sea Turtle who ferries the player off to a nearby island in the first and fourth games, and drives the player into town in the second and third games.

Voiced by: Mistuo Iwata (movie)

  • Ascended Extra: Was just a means to get to the special island in the first game, but replaced Rover for some reason in Wild World.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: In New Leaf, he wears a blue aloha shirt and some shorts, but no shoes. His 2nd, 4th, and 5th alternate outfits in amiibo Festival are this, as well.
  • Continuity Nod: If you talk to him in the cafe in New Leaf he might say he drove a bus (City Folk), taxi (Wild World), and rowed a boat for a while.
  • Dirty Old Man: Occasionally flirts with female players, but this dies down by the fourth installment where he's given a wife and family (though he still does it occasionally).
  • Doting Parent: If the song he sings about her is any indicator, he's a total sweetheart to his daughter.
  • Drink Order: Blue Mountain beans, the regular amount of milk, and no sugar.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: His outfit in Wild World and City Folk has him wear an entire driver attire.
  • Gasshole: In New Leaf, while traveling to the island, he sometimes accidentally farts after the first verse of whatever song he's singing.
    • It comes up again in both Animal Crossing Plaza and amiibo Festival. In both instances, he refers to his gas problem as "wind in his southern hemisphere".
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal:
    • In the original game, he only wore a blue sleeveless vest. (This outfit does return in amiibo Festival as his 2nd alternate outfit, but he has gained shorts instead of going bottomless)
    • His 6th alternate outfit in amiibo Festival has him wear a grass skirt, some bracelets, and a lei, but no shirt.
  • Happily Married: With Leilani.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Takes over for Rover in the second installment.
  • Shipper on Deck: In New Leaf, if a boy and a girl go to the island together, he's sure to comment on it, though he keeps his comments just vague enough, in case they're actually related.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cucumbers (as is traditional for kappa) and mayo. He references both multiple times in songs in New Leaf.
  • Toilet Humor: In New Leaf, he'll make multiple references to farting in addition to the note in Gasshole above. This is a reference to an old slang Japanese saying, "it's just a kappa's fart," for something meaningless that may have been imagined.
  • Turtle Power: He's a sea turtle.
  • Youkai: He (along with his family in New Leaf) clearly resembles a Kappa.

A helpful cat who travels all over. In the first, third, and fourth game, he sets up the player's name, their gender, the name of the town they'll live in, and in the fourth game, the layout of the town.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: His 5th alternate outfit in amiibo Festival does not have him wear shoes.
  • Demoted to Extra: When Kapp'n took his only role in Wild World, he could still be found at The Roost cafe occasionally.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: His 4th and 6th alternate outfit in amiibo Festival are both this.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal:
    • His Iconic Outfit consists of only a plaid sleeveless shirt.
    • His alternate outfit in Happy Home Designer and 2nd alternate outfit in amiibo Festival is a brown sleeveless shirt.
    • His 3rd alternate outfit in amiibo Festival has him wear a hat and a long trenchcoat, but he wears no pants underneath.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: His main purpose is to ask this.
  • Lampshade Hanging: In New Leaf, he thinks out loud how he hasn't traveled much by train since 2002, the year the original Gamecube version came out.
  • Meaningful Name: You wouldn't think it at first, considering its more commonly given to dogs, but he does rove around as a traveler.
  • Nice Guy: The very first animal you meet in every game but Wild World and he's quite friendly.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted. Even though he has huge red eyes, he's probably one of the friendliest animals you'll meet.
  • Running Gag: Rover is pretty bad at keeping time. Taken Up to Eleven in Animal Crossing Plaza, where sometimes he asks if it's still 2002.

Don Resetti
Mr. Resetti's older brother who will sometimes appear when the character resets without saving. He is much calmer and will sometimes apologize for his brother's behavior.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Resetti claims that while Don is generally a nice guy, if he ever becomes sufficiently angry enough, he'll go on rants far longer than his.
  • Drink Order: Blend beans, no milk, and three spoonfuls of sugar.
  • Fat and Skinny: The skinny to his squat brother.
  • Faux Affably Evil: According to his brother, at least.
  • Medium Awareness: When he pops up, he starts getting the same thunder roar sound effect that Resetti causes whenever he rages. The difference is that Don hears it and is spooked/annoyed by it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Resetti's red.
  • Technologically Blind Elders: According to Resetti, Don tends to mistake cell phones as something you wrap sandwiches in.

Chip (Uomasa)
Chip is a beaver who hosts the Fishing Tourney. Starting in City Folk, he appears once a month throughout the year except June, July and August, during which the Bug-Off is hosted instead. In New Leaf, he rewards the player a golden fishing rod if they caught all the fish in the game, though not including deep-sea creatures.
  • Ascended to Carnivorism: Beavers are much more well known to eat wood than fish.
  • Big Eater: Eats almost every fish that was submitted to him during the tournament. The only thing he doesn't eat on the spot are fish that are way too big, although one can wonder how he can eat a whale shark! This is lampshaded by Smug villagers who release the fish as soon as they were caught to prevent Chip from eating them.
  • Bowdlerise: In the original Animal Forest games in Japan, his character model had his Eyes Always Shut and wore glasses which, along with his prominent beaver buck teeth, gave unfortunate implications of making Chip look like an offensive Asian caricature. The localization team for Animal Crossing tries to remedy this by editing Chip's appearance to have his eyes open as shown on the right. This became Chip's design in Japan as well starting in City Folk onwards.
  • Black Hole Belly: How else can you explain him eating large fish in quick succession?
  • Exact Words: He runs the fishing tourney, therefore you will only receive prizes for sea creatures you caught with your fishing rod, not from diving. However, if you want, he can take the diving creatures off your hands and might still eat some of them.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: His only wears a blue sleeveless vest and a blue hat with a green fish print. In Japanese versions of the original game only, he wore glasses
  • Luck-Based Mission: Zigzagged. Occasionally, Chip asks only for a specific fish, which means you have to pray and hope your fish is bigger than the ones caught so far. On free-for-all tournaments, you can simply get the biggest fish available or go to the island and get a shark, mostly averting the trope.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Fish.

Nat (Kameyama-san)
Nat is a chameleon who hosts the Bug-Off Tournament. He appears once a month during the months of June, July and August. In New Leaf, he rewards the player a golden net if they caught all the bugs in the game.
  • Big Eater: Much like Chip, he eats every bug submitted to him during the tournament. Fortunately, bugs are way smaller in size, although one can wonder how he can eat possibly poisonous bugs such as scorpions. He also doesn't eat them on the spot.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Similarly to Chip, he only wears an short-sleeved explorer's shirt and hat.
  • Luck-Based Mission: Unlike the Fishing Tourney, the Bug-Off can be one as how Nat judges the bugs you catch are pretty much random. They can be randomly bigger or smaller than average and they can be shinier or duller than average. The combination can make or break your chances of winning.
  • Meaningful Name: Nat is derived from "Naturalist", and he's dressed as a stereotypical British naturalist. It's also a pun on the word "gnat", a type of insect.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Bugs.

Wisp (Yutarou)
A friendly spirit who shows up in every game but Wild World. In Animal Crossing, he can rarely be found in your town after midnight and will ask if you can collect 5 of his spirits by 4 AM. He’ll reward those who will help him by giving them a gift, repainting their roof, or weeding their towns. His role in City Folk is similar, but now he’s a lamp spirit who requests you help find his lost lamp. He was initially absent in New Leaf, but returns with a big role in the Welcome amiibo update, where he acts as the main way to connect with amiibo cards and figures.
  • Ascended Extra: Originally a bonus character who was mainly desired for his ability to weed the town, he gets a much more integral role in Welcome amiibo.
  • Benevolent Genie: His shtick beginning with City Folk.
  • Catchphrase: "Tah-Dahh!"
  • Four Is Death: Presumably the reason he needs his spirits by 4 AM.
  • Ironic Fear: Mentions he’s afraid of ghosts in City Folk.
  • Nice Guy: He loves granting wishes and making people happy. In fact, he’ll pay you in MEOW coupons as thanks for letting him grant your wish in the first place!
  • Shout-Out: His shape and shy personality bring to mind boos.
  • Walking Techbane: When taking over for Tom Nook, Wisp says he can't sell you anything because he crashed all of Nook's software.

Giovanni, Carlo, Beppe (Kyantarō, Gū-san, and Pin-chan)
A trio of bird mechanics introduced in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp who run the service OK Motors for customizing the player's camper.
  • Canon Foreigner: They have yet to appear in any main series Animal Crossing games.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Beppe.
  • The Engineer: Since there aren't any houses in Pocket Camp for Tom Nook to expand, these guys take up the reins of improving the player's residence.
  • Faceship: Some of their paint jobs can make your Camper Van patterned to resemble Isabelle, K.K. Slider, Reese, or Timmy and Tommy.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: All three only wear a cap and sleeveless shirts.
  • Hot Paint Job: One of the possible Camper Van paints they can apply covers it with flame decals along the front.

     Holiday Party People 

All of them
  • One-Shot Character: Formerly, they only appeared once a year, not even appearing in The Roost. As of the Welcome amiibo update, however, they can visit the campground at any time in their "off seasons".
  • Put on a Bus: For Wild World.

"Happy holidays! I'm Jingle, the black-nosed reindeer! Isn't this the best time of the year, kid?"

The Toy Day reindeer. He appears once a year on the 24th of December to hand out gifts. Unlike his real world counterpart, Jingle is very real and widely known and expected by the villagers.


The mischievous King of Halloween. He shows up once a year on October 31st to play tricks and gather treats in your town. In New Leaf, you become his 'helper' and assist him in scaring villagers to gain candy.


The Harvest Festival Butt-Monkey whom Mayor Tortimer invited to dinner (or rather, to be dinner). Helping him dispose of all the silverware will net you the rare Harvest series. In New Leaf, he's actually the one doing the cooking.

  • Ascended Extra: Managed to ditch his Butt-Monkey status and replace Tortimer as the one actually hosting the Harvest Festival in New Leaf.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: His outfit in New Leaf has him wearing a chef hat, a sleeveless chef shirt, and legless pants.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's the "special guest" of the Harvest Festival. Not anymore in New Leaf! He's the one serving dinner!
  • Canon Foreigner: Franklin was introduced in the North American localization of Animal Crossing and was absent in Animal Forest and Animal Forest +. He was later included in Japan in Animal Forest e+ and has since become part of the NPC cast.
  • Carnivore Confusion: OH SO MUCH.
  • Continuity Nod: As the Harvest Festival chef in New Leaf, he'll mention that just a few years ago he was about to get eaten alive.
  • Fetch Quest: To get the Harvest Series furniture, you would have to swipe the table cutlery and give it to him.
    • In New Leaf he requests a set of ingredients (and an extra, secret one) for each of the four entrees, which may direct you to your neighbors to catch them a fish to trade ingredients with.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: One of the few characters to have worn pants without a shirt, and one of the few birds in the series to have ever worn pants. His outfit in the first three games has him wearing one-strap overalls and a hat.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after Benjamin Franklin, who supposedly wanted the mascot of the United States to be a turkey instead of a bald eagle.

The host of Festivale. Bring him feathers (or candy in City Folk) won by playing mini-games with the villagers in exchange for his own Pavé series.
  • Bishōnen: Despite being a peaCOCK, with his eyeshadow, Bare Your Midriff outfit and Cross-Dressing Voice, erm...well...note 
  • Fetch Quest: You would need to bring him a certain candy (City Folk) or feathers (New Leaf) to obtain his furniture.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: One of the few bird characters in the series to wear pants, and one of the only two to ever wear a full outfit.
  • It's All About Me: Sort of. He gives the vibe that Festivale is all about celebrating him and he's quite demanding when it comes to feathers.
  • Third-Person Person: Pave always speaks in this fashion. You hardly ever see him not talking this way.

See "Vistors and City Folk".

     Villager Types 

All of them
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble:
    • Sanguine: Jock (Male)/Peppy (Female)
    • Chloeric: Cranky (Male)/Snooty (Female)
    • Melancholic: Smug (Male)/Uchi (Female)
    • Phlegmatic: Lazy (Male)/Normal (Female)
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: With few exceptionsnote , none of the villagers ever wear pants nor shoes, only shirts. They can wear accessories in some games, though they cannot wear ones that cover the entire head.
  • One Size Fits All: Depending on the species, a villager's shirt is either dress-like (Either in length or shape) or shirt-like.
    • In the original game and Wild World, Cats, Lions, Mice, Squirrels, Rabbits, Horses, Cows, Pigs, Rhinos, Anteaters, Koalas, Kangaroos, Chickens, Frogs, and Octopi were dress-length, while Bears, Cubs, Wolves, Tigers, Bulls, Goats, Monkeys, Gorillas, all Bird species except Chickens, and Alligators were shirt-like. Dogs, Elephants and Hippos are of the dress-shape category, as they wore their shirts like dresses, but were not long enough to cover their waists.
    • In City Folk, some villager species that were of the dress-length category would become the dress-shape category, though some only have their shirts barely cover their waists. These include Cats, Lions, Mice, Squirrels, Rabbits, Horses, Pigs, Koalas, and Frogs.
    • In New Leaf, only the Octopi and female Kangaroos are of the dress-length category. Dogs, male Cats, Lions, Squirrels, Horses, Pigs, Elephants, Hippos, and the newly added Male Kangaroos and Hamsters are of the shirt-like category now, while Cows, Rhinos, Anteaters, Chickens, and the newly added Deer became the dress-shape category (Female Cats, Rabbits, and Koalas also have their shirts much shorter than in previous games, while Mice and Frogs still have their shirts only barely cover their waists).
    • Sheep, on the other hand, never wear their shirts like shirts, presumably due to their wool covering their bodies. Instead, they wear them as scarves around their necks. Averted in New Horizons, as sheep can finally wear their shirts as actual shirts this time.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: They're not really the "tough guy" type per senote , but villagers will always wear their shirts sleeveless, even if the shirt they are wearing is long-sleeved. Averted in New Horizons, as villagers can finally wear the sleeves that come with their shirt.

Some examples of Normal villagers. Clockwise from top left: Caroline, Kitt, Goldie, Marina, Nana, Merengue, Lolly, Bettina, and Aurora
Normal villagers are just that... normal. Unlike the people around them, who tend to be a little... extreme in one way or another, Normal villagers are soft-spoken, pleasant ladies whom it's nice to have on your side. They get along with just about everyone. In Wild World, though, they were known for being a little bit... out there.
  • Adorkable: They seem to be the token female geek of Animal Crossing. Also their introverted and shy nature makes them this.
  • Anime Chinese Girl: Pekoe, a bear cub villager of this type.
  • Beware the Nice Ones:
    • They're some of the nicest villagers in the series, but they can say some surprisingly cutting things if they're angered.
    • Discussed in New Leaf; the reason a Lazy villager will ask you to return an item they forgot they had to a Normal villager is because they're scared of them when they're mad.
  • Berserk Button: Don't call them a neat freak or tell them to Stay in the Kitchen. Lazy villagers find that out the hard way.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: In Wild World, they picked up a bit of a loopy streak, especially with regards to "Moppina." They seem to be back to their old selves in City. They still have a bit of a loopy streak because they stick their heads in dry laundry often. In New Leaf, they might mention that they were writing a poem about a salt shaker or want to bake a cake in the shape of a pocket knife. According to a few time capsule letters, they'll also sleep in seemingly dangerous appliances such as a dryer. Hopefully not with them on.
    • Not So Above It All: Often in random conversations they will say how they were pressing flower petals together in books and mistook them for tea leaves which they then served to a Snooty villager. Perhaps they're only "Normal" compared to everyone else?
  • Companion Cube: In Wild World, they claim to be "best friends" with, err, a mop named Moppina. According to Word of God, this is meant to reflect on their slightly obsessive natures and their secret fears about germs and being judged for the state of their household. Makes you wonder what their childhoods must have been like...
  • Cute Bookworm: One of their favorite hobbies is reading. They might get too excited sometimes when they talk about books to other people, which they then get embarrassed over. In Happy Home Designer, your first real client is Goldie, and she naturally wants an interior remodel for a room filled with books.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Often prone to losing things and a tad scatterbrained. Shown in a letter where they'll sometimes randomly forget what they were about to talk to you about and are the most likely to lose "lost items".
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Lazy villagers.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Viché is one of the few villagers to wears pants. Filly may count, but it's hard to tell due to her "clothing" being the same color as her fur.
  • The Generic Girl: Their defining personality trait is their lack of crazy. Well, except in Wild World.
  • Granola Girl: They think about making the world a better place and talking about the environment. They especially like to talk whenever you see them with a watering can how they want to fill the world with flowers.
  • Guest Fighter: Two, actually. There's Medli, a rito girl from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and Viché, a squirrel who cosplays Marie from Splatoon.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In New Leaf, they sometimes talk about how silly it is to think wrinkles in clothing are "the end of the world", before saying stains are.
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Watashi". (わたし)
  • Neat Freak: In Wild World, they're so obsessed with cleanliness that their best friend is a mop. They still show signs of this in later games.
  • Nice Girl: They're one of the easiest villagers to befriend, and are also one of the least likely to move out.
  • Not So Different: In a conversation with Jock villagers regarding their respective interests in reading and exercise, they may conclude this about each other. "You prefer to exercise your body, and I prefer to exercise my mind."
  • Only Sane Man: Marina's Wild World picture quote note  even references this!
  • Panda-ing to the Audience: Pekoe is a cub clearly meant to look like a panda.
  • Shrinking Violet: Most of the time they're quiet and soft spoken.
  • Spot of Tea: Tia, a white elephant introduced in New Leaf, whose head resembles a teapot. Her catchphrase is "teacup", and her picture quote is "tea is a cup of life".
  • Stern Teacher: They're this in Happy Home Designer if you visit the school and they're the teacher.
    Normal Teacher: Don't come into my classroom if you're not ready to do some serious schoolwork. / (Sighing) I KNOW I've got a reputation as a really tough taskmaker, but that's only because I care, OK?
  • Super OCD: They have a mop they "talk" to named Moppina and are embarrassed whenever you come over. Perhaps they're worried the player will judge them.
  • Tsundere: Type B. See Beware the Nice Ones. They're really easy to befriend, but they can get quite annoyed at Lazy and Jock villagers. See the below conversation between a Normal and Lazy villager under Innocently Insensitive below.

Some examples of Lazy villagers. Clockwise from top left: Punchy, Beau, Joey, Simon, Hugh, Jeremiah, Walker, Clyde, and Puck
Lazy villagers are just in it to have a good time. They love long naps, good food, and a party every once in a while. They may subtly flirt with the female players. They're easygoing and tend to be agreeable. Some of the more Hot-Blooded types may be annoyed by their slow pace, but relax... they're just doing what they do best. Chill.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Although "child" maybe an overstatement here due to their vague age, but they're implied to be the youngest out of all the villager personalities and they tend to act like prepubescent children trying to act all grown up.
  • Adorkable: Especially in the first game. One of them, Derwin, takes this Up to Eleven. Bob is another example of an Adorkable Lazy Villager, sleeping with a night light, having near child-like innocence, and even crying a river when he's feeling sad. Aww...
  • Ambiguously Bi: The fact they want to sleep in the same bed as you regardless of gender, think you're stealthy like a ninja, and admit you have hands perfect for shaking trees while the "dreamy" heart appears over their head during both leaves very little to the imagination. But given the No Hugging, No Kissing rules of Animal Crossing they don't go much farther.
  • Bambification: Beau and Erik, the lazy deer villagers.
  • Big Eater: Half the time they talk about eating. If they are present at someone's birthday, they'll remark about wanting to eat the cake.
  • Berserk Button: Wild World only. It is very rare for a lazy villager to get angry. But they will when they talk about how another villager called them a bug.
    Lazy: That big meanie (villager name) called me a pesky little bug! What's the big deal!? So I ate a (food item)! Or SIX! Whatever! So I guess if a guy enjoys life, he is a bug. Lame, (catchphrase)!
    • Also, don't call them cute. Or they'll be pretty upset for a bit, then accept the compliment.
  • Butt-Monkey: Not as much as the Cranky villagers, but they are often gossiped about by the Snooty villagers... and not in a good way.
  • Camp: Papi's catchphrase is "haaay". Granted, he's a horse, but there's no way the English localization team didn't have the Camp Gay stereotype in mind when they decided on that one.
  • Characterization Marches On: In earlier versions of the series (at least in the English localizations) the character archetype was loosely implied to be a collection of cool and wacky old guys, with their silliness being explained by their age and their laziness implying the Senior Sleep Cycle. Later editions re-imagined their childish personalities as being literal childishness, now re-framed to be the youngest villager type. Minor details were changed on certain villagers along with this (such as removing Doc's mustache) to make their age vague on the other end of the spectrum.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: If it doesn't involve eating or sleeping, it probably doesn't reach Planet Lazy. Sometimes they can say outright weird things like how they had a dream about rock climbing in a sauna and the player character saved them. They aren't dumb, just childishly naive.
  • Cry Cute: Sometimes they'll do this when someone accidentally hurts their feelings.
  • The Cutie: And how! These guys will cry at the drop of a hat, are nothing but nice to everyone (with occasional moments of being insensitive), and are downright adorable. Plus they act like little kids which only adds to the cuteness. Beau's description in Pocket Camp even references this.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Bob, a male Lazy pink cat, whose default shirt looks more like a dress and has a strange knowledge of fashion.
    • There's also Filbert, a male Lazy blue squirrel, who not only looks rather effeminate, but also wears a white and pink floral dress as his default shirt in every game he appears in, up until New Leaf (where it was changed to a black and white checkerboard patterned shirt).
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Beau's description in Pocket Camp mentions how everyone can't help but fawn over him, due to his status as The Cutie.
  • Erudite Stoner: Bob may rival K.K. Slider in this regard having his eyes constantly narrowed in a "chill" way.
  • Face of a Thug: Rodeo is a black bull with red eyes, giving him an extremely intimidating appearance. But being a Lazy villager, he's a big softie.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Big Top is one of the few villagers to wear pants.
  • Guest Fighter: And the only 3rd party one, a Felyne from Monster Hunter.
  • Heavy Sleeper: The other half they talk about napping. They also wake up at 9:00am and go to sleep at 11:00pm, which is longer than other villager types.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Big Top, an elephant of this type, seems to be one of these.
  • Innocently Insensitive: They're so carefree that they sometimes don't realize the implications of what they're saying. Take this conversation in Wild World for example:
    Lazy: Yesterday, I had the most amazing dream. I was this HUGE movie star! And I got invited to all these parties! There were all these famous actresses, and we all ate sponge cake together! By the way, you were in my dream, too.
    Normal: Goodness! Really? Was I a famous actress, too?
    Lazy: Actually, you were in the kitchen cooking the sponge cake. Yeah, you were really sweating up a storm! Yep. As usual, you were the star of the party!
    Normal: I guess I could take that as a compliment... Yeah, if I were a total idiot! You're a stupid, sexist jerk! And I thought we were friends!
    • And this exchange from New Leaf.
    Normal: What did you want to talk about, Lazy?
    Lazy: You're a neat freak, aren't you, Normal? Sorry my place is such a mess. I bet just being here is giving you the urge to start cleaning, huh?
    Normal: Excuse me?! You invited me here to clean your house?! Um, RUDE! Wait a sec. Your place is actually pretty clean. It looks like you're the one who's a neat freak!
    • Filbert, specifically, is noted to be this in his Pocket Camp bio.
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Boku". (ぼく)
  • Keet: Excitable, cute, and always looking for fun as long as it doesn't interrupt with their sleep schedule. They'll also talk about how much they love eating with a smile on their face.
  • Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: Played for Laughs in New Leaf in one of the possible ways a Lazy villager may propose a Public Works Project. Their opening statement in this case is that studies show that the desired project could up their town's "coolness factor" by an absurdly large percentage. And then they admit they just made the number up.
  • Living Toys: Stitches, who looks like an old worn-out teddy bear that came to life. There's also Hopkins, a rabbit who has an air hole sticking out of the back of his head which suggests that he's an inflatable pool toy of some sort.
  • Manchild: They may be adults, but they are mentally prepubescent kids. Cranky villagers outright state that they're still kids. But then again that may have been figurative note 
  • Momma's Boy: If you write them letters frequently, they'll say they got one letter from you and nine from their mother. One must wonder how overprotective their mother is to send them a total of 9 letters each day.
  • Nerd: Sometimes they'll approach you and ask you to define how old a "grown up" is. If you answer 40, they'll say they want to spend their older days buying comic books and video games.
  • Nerd Glasses: Derwin the bespectacled duck.
  • Nice Guy: They're the nicest and easiest villagers to befriend. They're also the least likely villagers to move out of your town.
  • Noodle Incident: Nobody knows why Lucky is completely covered in bandages, but one possible explanation states that it had to do with "a bizarre fishing accident involving a hook and two bass."
  • Signature Laugh: "A huh huh huh!"
  • The Slacker: Their most defining trait.
  • Spear Counterpart: To Normal villagers.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Depending on the game, they can get a little obsessive towards the player if befriended. In Wild World they'll admit to sneaking into the player's house and sleeping on their floor. Inviting them to your house in New Leaf may have them remark about wanting to sleep in the same bed with you, with all that that would imply.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: When a Normal Villager comes over, they'll imply they want them to clean their house, and in Wild World, they'll say the Normal Villager was cooking sponge cake for them.
  • Vague Age: Probably the hardest villagers to tell what age they are. They act like prepubescent children, but live on their own, presumably make money, etc. Possible dialogue you may hear from one while shopping in Happy Home Designer has him identifying himself as "an adult" (and hating it).

Some examples of Peppy villagers. Clockwise from top left: Twiggy, Pango, Chrissy, Bubbles, Pompom, Winnie, Patty, Rosie, and Bluebear
Like, ohmigosh! Peppy villagers are, like, those one girls, you know, like, the ones who live in California? I forget what they call them, but, like, they're always energetic and interested in fashion and stuff! And they, like, use "Like" a lot? Whatever—they're always, like, full of energy, so, like, they really love doing stuff!

Some examples of Jock villagers. Clockwise from top left: Bam, Poncho, Goose, Snake, Kid Cat, Teddy, Jay, Axel, and Rod
Do you feel the burn, baby? The Sporty type is always looking for ways to buff their manly bod. They're always looking for the next big event, and if there isn't one coming up, they'll create one! They love to get people pumped up. Note that, unlike the jocks at your school, these guys are nice and liked by most.
  • Acrofatic: Some species in the game, such as elephants and pigs, are designed with a noticeably chubby frame. So ones assigned the athletic Jock personality are essentially this.
  • Adorkable: They'll go on tangents sometimes about how they're actually a sensitive, misunderstood guy and cry in front of the player. They may also cry Tears of Joy upon seeing the player character again if the game has not been played for a very long time.
  • Ambiguously Gay: They really like buff construction workers to the point of almost fainting when they mention their physique. They also start swooning at the thought of Cyrus.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Kid Cat.
  • Big Brother Mentor: They tend to act like this towards the player when befriended.
  • Book Dumb: Although they aren't that dumb. Just a little slow-witted. Jay, a Jock bluebird, is surprisingly clever, uses words like "tenacity" and "sublime" while apparently knowing what those words mean, and judging from his house, is a musician, so he's an aversion; Teddy, a Jock bear, also has a bookshelf in his house. They actually write pretty deep letters considering and are more Book Dumb than actually stupid. A lot of these jocks end up actually just dumb in math and pretty smart in other things, as they will ask the player character for help with a math problem to which a Normal villager will get upset if the PC gives the right answer saying that he can't rely on his friends to solve all his math problems in life.
  • Casanova Wannabe: They had shades of this in the Gamecube version, but this is no longer the case in the sequels.
  • Epic Fail: In New Leaf, during a conversation with Normal villagers, they can't even get simple math problems correct without the player's help.
  • Flanderization: After the GameCube game, they become a lot more sport obsessed.
  • Friendless Background: Implied in a conversation with them, once you really get to know them, they'll say they're lucky to have friends at all.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Kid Cat and Snake are one of the few villagers to wear pants.
  • Guest Fighter: Inkwell, an octopus who loves anything Splatoon-related.
  • Hidden Depths: Some of their conversations imply that they aren't that obsessed with working out as they like to make themselves out to be. Also, some of them have an interest in dinosaurs. There's also the fact they watch Soap Operas.
  • Hot-Blooded: Be careful how you answer some of their questions (especially in the GCN version). They can be rather... TESTY, from time to time.
  • Innocently Insensitive: A conversation in New Leaf involves a Jock villager accidentally making a Normal villager cry when he runs out of things to talk to her about and asks the Player Character for help, and she thinks that means that he thinks she's boring. The Jock villager tries to comfort her by saying that he was just nervous and the Normal villager instantly cheers up. They may also upset Lazy villagers when they try to get them to be more active.
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Oira". (オイラ)
  • Keet: They're very excitable and fun, which just makes them even more adorable. New Leaf turns it up a notch by giving Jocks the highest pitched voice out of all the male villagers and really fleshing out their excitable nature a lot more.
  • Lovable Jock: Unlike the jocks at your school, these guys are very friendly and have a good heart.
  • Masked Luchador: Stinky.
  • Momma's Boy: Not nearly to the extent of the Lazy Villagers, but if you wake them up early they might say, "Five more minutes... Pleaaaaase Mommy!".
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Genji who wants to live in a house perfect to tell ghost stories in if you take his request in Happy Home Designer. It includes skeletons and many of the things you'd need to make a horror place.
  • No Indoor Voice: Chances are a conversation with a Jock villager will lead to them yelling loudly for whatever reason. One of their greetings just has them yelling "Hi!" directly at the player character's face. Lazy villagers call them out on it and complain they're too loud even while they try to talk normally.
  • Not So Different: See entry under Normal Villagers.
  • Occidental Otaku: Genji. His catchphrase is even "otaku".
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: Ribbot the robot frog. Despite his appearance, he gets hungry, drinks coffee, and can even get fleas like the rest of the animals.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: In New Leaf, they sometimes report asking a male and female villager who are close "How are the lovebirds doing?", resulting in this.
  • Shipper on Deck: Think Peppy and Cranky villagers would make a good couple.
    • They may also mention instances where they've seen two villagers getting along closely and asked, "How are the two lovebirds doing?" Apparently, they just laugh, leading to the Jock villager's embarrassment.
  • Shout-Out to Shakespeare: Hamlet the hamster. For bonus points, his picture quote is "The ear's the thing."
  • Spear Counterpart: Most comparable to Peppy villagers, both being energetic and, as of New Leaf, having the highest pitched voice of their respective genders. Uchi villagers also share their love of sports.
  • Stout Strength: As noted in Acrofatic above, some species types are notably chubby, and the Jock lineup includes villagers of these species. Roald's bio in Pocket Camp lampshades this, saying he "packs a lot of muscle into that tiny, round body."
  • Surfer Dude: They tend to talk like this sometimes, dude.
  • Toilet Humor: They sneeze often and remark about how something may have gone flying towards you.
  • Unusual Euphemism:
    • When they lose a game of hide-and-seek: "Aw, barbells!"
    • When giving them perfect fruit to eat: "YUMMAHUMMA!"
  • Verbal Tic: Dude, whenever they use it. Also "bro" and other "hip" variants such as brozinsky, brosky and so on.

Some examples of Snooty villagers. Clockwise from top left: Portia, Yuka, Velma, Astrid, Mint, Olivia, Francine, Mallary, and Freya
Snooty characters aren't nasty, exactly, but they definitely have a highfalutin' attitude. They have a tendency to rub others the wrong way. That said, they're not totally heartless — in fact, if befriended, they can be quite nice. They have a taste for the finer things in life and high standards, though. In New Leaf especially they're not as mean as they used to be and are actually quite friendly to other villagers and especially the player.
  • Adorkable: They've been given this trait in New Leaf along with Cloud Cuckoolander. The fact that they squee when you give them a good present is also enough to be in this trope.
  • Ancient Egypt: Ankha the cat, who looks like a typical pharaoh and has an Egyptian-themed house.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Naomi tries to invoke this on her amiibo card.
  • Bishoujo: Pecan in particular wears pretty dark violet eyeliner and is definitely one of the more prettier, if not cutest Snooty villagers. Francine is pretty beautiful too.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: In New Leaf they may sometimes talk about UFOs. And no, it's not what you think it is... They're "Unidentified Floor Oranges".
  • Cool Big Sis: Believe it or not, Lazy villagers may comment on how a Snooty villager would be nice to have as a sister. They also act like a surrogate big sister to the player character if you befriend them. Or even a Mama Bear or possible Love Interest to Male PCs.
    • Francine the rabbit seems to be this to Chrissy the peppy rabbit, particularly in Happy Home Designer where her room request is "something Chrissy would like." The Japanese City Folk website even says she's Chrissy's older sister. According to their Pocket Camp bios, Francine is very mindful of Chrissy's behavior despite how aloof she is of her own; her own further suggests that his is a testament to just how much she cares for her.
  • Deadpan Snarker: They have their moments.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: They can be standoffish at first, but will quickly warm up to the player if you make the effort to befriend them.
  • Distaff Counterpart: They are this to Smug villagers, who are similarly vain but willing to befriend you. Until New Leaf, however, they were compared to Cranky villagers despite neither personality sharing anything in common besides possibly their age range.
  • Former Child Star: Used to be in a show called "Town Name kids sing hour" or something to that effect and signed autographs everywhere. They gave it up for the quiet life in your town and aren't even recognized by any animal celebrities like KK Slider and Gracie.
  • Gossipy Hens: The primary source of gossip in town are usually these villagers. Of course, they try to deny it. A few Snooty villagers are literally hens. Note that if you should befriend one, they'll say they'd never say anything but good things about the PC and state that he/she is so much better than anyone else.
  • Gyaru Girl: Soleil looks a lot like one.
  • It's All About Me: Very much so in the GCN game; toned down in later games, to the point that they're actually less self centered than the Peppy villagers in New Leaf.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: They can be this on their good days, talking about how the player is one of their best friends and often compliment the player's house in New Leaf.
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Atashi". (あたし)
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The Dark Feminine to the Peppy villagers' Light Feminine. See entry on Peppy Villagers.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Especially in New Leaf, in which they're much nicer (and loopier) than before. Noticeably, when returning left-behind items to other villagers (which the player delivers), the recipient may comment about how nicely it's wrapped. When you return the news to the Snooty villager, they'll reply, "Well, of course I wrapped it up! What kind of savage doesn't return an item wrapped up nicely?"
  • Mother Goose: Willow the sheep has two nursery rhyme references related to sheep. Her catchphrase is "bo peep" and her Japanese name is Mari (Mary).
  • The Ojou: They've got the princess (or depending on how old they actually are) queen-like personality down and even have well refined tastes as shown by their houses, so should you cater to their tastes, they'll greatly reward you for it.
  • Self-Deprecation: In New Leaf, they occasionally acknowledge that they can be hard to deal with.
  • She's Got Legs: A humorous subversion. They will comment that they're proud of their legs...then specify that they're proud of them because they're one of the fastest runners. It's even lampshaded, at the end of the conversation.
  • Shipper on Deck: Played for Laughs; in New Leaf they may sometimes ask the player if two other villagers in town make a cute couple, only to admit they're not actually a couple, "...yet."
  • Ship Tease: In New Leaf, if you're a male and you constantly send them letters they'll usually end their letters with "Love and Yours" and begin their letters with My dear X, showing they can really have a crush on the protagonist if given the chance. Could be May–December Romance depending on just how much older they are than the protagonist.
  • Shout-Out: Velma looks an awful lot like another character named Velma... In New Leaf she was even given a new outfit that looks more like her.
  • So Proud of You: After sending them enough letters, if you send them one during the holiday season they state how much you've grown up and that they are proud of who you've become, regardless of gender. They also state they must have learned that from them.
  • Squee!: In New Leaf, if you give them the right present on their birthday, they'll squeal in delight.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Much like Cranky villagers, they've gotten considerably less acerbic with each installment. By the time of New Leaf, they're hardly mean. Just very high-maintenance.
  • Tsundere: Type A. They tend to go from aloof to nice in a short time span.
  • Vague Age: Like Cranky below, they are extremely hard to tell how old they are. Some say they're as old as the Cranky villagers through subtle hints like "having an arsenal of skin care products to deal with wrinkles" which would put them in the late 30s early 40s or possibly even 50s range. Though they don't appear to have signs of aging unlike the Cranky villager, and could technically go anywhere from late 20s to early 40s.

Some examples of Cranky villagers. Clockwise from top left: Wolfgang, Vladimir, Roscoe, Octavian, Knox, Butch, Apollo, Harry, and Gaston
Implied to be the oldest of the townsfolk, the Cranky villagers are hard to warm up to, sarcastic, and snarky. However, it might be that they just don't connect with the other townspeople due to being somewhat older. Befriend them, and they reveal their Hidden Heart of Gold. Surprisingly, they get along well with some of the other villagers—but not all.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Ganon appears thanks to amiibo support. He may be Cranky, but he's still certainly nicer than his version from the original games.
  • Bishōnen: Chief has the effeminate face and poses down pat, and Rooney looks like a character from a sports anime.
  • Boxing Kangaroo: Rooney.
  • Chess Motifs: Roscoe is a black horse who has a checkerboard shirt. His house contains the Modern series of furniture, which also has a checked pattern.
  • Cool Helmet: Knox, a chicken who wears a golden helmet for some reason.
  • Cool Old Guy: Not as old as most examples, but implied to be older than the other villages and the player character.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Especially in City.
  • Face of a Thug: They give out an intimidating mien that causes other people to get frightened of them, which they lament over. Although it becomes something of an Informed Attribute when someone like Tom says this.
  • Friendless Background: Implied to not have very many friends outside of the villagers in your town and the Player Character. Probably because of their gruff disposition.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Knox is one of the few villagers to wear pants, as well as one of the few birds in the series to ever wear pants.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Ganon may have tried to destroy Hyrule multiple times, but in New Leaf, you can convince him to move into your town, befriend him, and give him fruit and butterflies, if you so choose.
  • Grumpy Old Man: The personality, although they don't seem to be drastically older than the other characters. New Leaf gives us this gem of dialogue: "The night is still young, though I am definitely not, (catchphrase)!"
  • Guest Fighter: Ganon, the king of evil and recurring Big Bad from The Legend of Zelda series.
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Ore". (オレ)
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite their grump and snark, they do warm up to you. Croque takes this further for having his default Catchphrase say "as if". Also they do remember pranking a girl and feeling bad for her back when they were a young lad.
  • May–December Romance: Sometimes they'll hang out with a Peppy villager to the point of Jock villagers shipping them. If it's truly love and they actually are as old as they seem to imply, then this is probably the trope to use.
  • Morality Pet: The aforementioned Peppy villagers, Lazy villagers, and even Normal villagers all get along with them.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In New Leaf, like Snooty villagers, if they make another villager angry in conversation, they sometimes get sad.
  • The Night Owl: They go to sleep later than other villagers and also wake up later.
  • Not a Morning Person: Cranky villagers wake up at 10 AM by default, later than all the other types of villagers except Uchi in New Leaf.
  • Older Than They Look: Vladimir is a pink bear cub who's apparently the oldest person in town.
  • Pet the Dog: They surprisingly get along well with Lazy villagers, who look up to them. Not to mention Ganon, the remorseless King of Evil, can be one of these guys which makes it all the more hilarious if he's nice to a lazy villager. Or nice to Wolf Link or Medli.
  • Pungeon Master: Rocco, according to his New Leaf April Fool's stats and Pocket Camp in-game bio.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Vladimir, who's a pink cub.
  • Signature Laugh: "GAHAHA!" In one of their conversations with Lazy villagers, they even try to convince the Lazy villager to change their Signature Laugh into their own. Ganon's catchphrase is "heh heh".
  • Spear Counterpart: In New Leaf, with their rough exterior, yet caring hidden side , they are now considered the male equivalent to Uchi villagers, and both are also stubborn and opinionated. Before this, they were compared to Snooty villagers.
  • Stealth Pun: Apollo the bald eagle's birthday is on the Fourth of July.
  • Tsundere: Type A
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Zigzagged in between installments. They became less grouchy in Wild World, but then they were made more snarky in City Folk. Come New Leaf, they're significantly less grumpy and more approachable, albeit a little rough at first.
  • Vague Age: Act like old men, but could be anywhere from their early thirties to late sixties. This is especially weird with Murphy and Vladimir, who are both apparently middle-aged cubs (i.e., baby bears).

Some examples of Smug villagers. Clockwise from top left: Zell, Marshal, Olaf, Julian, Beardo, Shep, Chops, Eugene, and Quillson
One of the new personalities in New Leaf, villagers with this personality act gentlemanly and are easy to get along with, but as their name suggests, can get quite insufferable at times.
  • Adorkable: Yep, even these guys. They say stay out of their closets because they have their baby toys and clothes in it, giving them some similarities to Lazy villagers. They also cry often when you write them a good letter.
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: Hans is a gorilla with white fur and a winter-themed house which suggest that he's a well-dressed yeti.
  • Bishōnen: Some of them were designed with this in mind, such as Marshal, Julian, and Colton. Ken is also rather pretty for a rooster, given he wears what appears to be mascara around his eyes and has a Bishie Ninja look to him, while Olaf looks like a love interest from a 70's shojo manga. Then there's Leopold and Ed who were originally jocks.
  • Bi the Way: They will quite shamelessly flirt and show strong affection for the player character and other villagers regardless of gender. Especially shown in the fact when one of them might forget to return an item from a Jock villager, and adds a card on the present that leaves very little to the imagination basically saying "I'm sorry I forgot to give this to you, do you still love me?" The Jock villagers, being rather ambiguous about their preference themselves will naturally be flattered and start blushing.
  • Camp Bi: Suffice to say they like to flaunt their flamboyancy including flirting with the player, talking about how certain pleasurable activities such as watching fish is "romantic" and so on.
  • Cartoon Cheese: Chadder, a mouse who looks like he's made of it.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Flirts with the Player Character (and sometimes other villagers), but it never goes anywhere, for obvious reasons.
  • Con Man: On days when Redd is in town, they will try to sell you a painting that is almost always fake for a ridiculous amount of bells. However, sometimes if you agree to the trade, they might end up feeling so bad that they charged such a high price that they just give the painting to you for free.
  • The Dandy: Care much more about their appearance than the other male villager types.
  • Gonk: As one can tell from looking at the image, if a smug villager is not a bishonen, he is this. There is little in between.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Olaf is one of the few villagers to wear pants.
  • Greaser Delinquent: Eugene the koala is designed to look like one of these, with black fur that looks like sideburns, Cool Shades that he wears at all times, his default shirt being a leather jacket, and his default catchphrase being "yeah buddy". All he lacks is the actual attitude.
  • Guest Fighter: Wolf Link, Link's wolf form from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. It's highly amusing that someone who is famous for being portrayed as a stoic Heroic Mime is given this personality.
  • Hipster: They're always trying out obscure trends and trying to stay out of the norm, which some of the other villagers find irritating. In fact, some of their dialogue can be considered a Take That! at hipsters.
  • In Love with Love: Their dialogue at The Roost implies this.
  • Insistent Terminology: They insist that they're enthusiasts, not geeks. Because geeks aren't cool.
  • It's All About Me: Though Smug villagers aren't mean, really, just madly in love with themselves.
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Boku", in katakana rather than hiragana. (ボク)
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: One potential conversation a Smug villager may have with a Lazy villager has the former offering the latter a lesson in cooking pasta. As the conversation goes on, however, it becomes clear that the Lazy villager is far more knowledgeable on the matter while the Smug villager remains confident in what he's saying.
  • Large Ham: Some of their dialogue has shades of this, most notably when they describe a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to a Lazy villager in the most unnecessarily drawn out and descriptive way possible.
  • Mistaken Nationality: Well, they don't really have nationalities, but the bear Klaus was mistaken to be German, Swiss, Prussian, or Austrian inspired by the translators, while having a face similar to Julius Caesar, this is shown even further in that he wants an ancient Roman bath house as his house in Happy Home Designer. Whoops?
  • Nice Guy: Despite being called "smug", they're actually one of the friendliest villager-types and rarely have anything mean to say. They can be quite full of themselves, however.
  • Princely Young Man: Colton seems to invoke this with a snobby manedo and royal attire. He even bows on his amiibo card!
  • Rail Enthusiast: They may sometimes go on a tangent about the previous models of trains used in the town train station... much to their own embarrassment once they realize it.
  • Retcon: Some villagers such as Ed, Kidd and O'Hare (originally a Jock, Lazy and Cranky respectively) were changed into this personality on the transition to New Leaf.
  • Occidental Otaku: They also show interest to anime, such as when they start complaining about the fact that anime songs aren't played in your town's club. In Happy Home Designer they talk about marathoning anime and say that manga is superior to western comics. Then we come to Ken, who's basically either a rooster of Japanese descent or this. His name is arguably even a reference to Shuriken, a type of Japanese throwing star.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Some take to calling themselves "geniuses" and call themselves names like "Beardo of the Red Rose" to show how suave they think they are.
  • Smug Snake: Well, duh. They aren't mean, though.
  • Spear Counterpart: To Snooty villagers, as both are a little vain.
  • Unicorn: Julian, supposedly a horse, has a horn.

Some examples of Uchi villagers. Clockwise from top left: Canberra, Fuchsia, Sylvia, Muffy, Pashmina, Renée, Agnes, Tammy, and Cherry
One of the new personalities in New Leaf, villagers with this personality are big sister types. They are a bunch of tough cookies, but they are very outgoing and friendly. They're very protective of their friends.
  • Bifauxnen: Canberra.
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: Hazel from New Leaf has one. Her catchphrase is even "Uni-WOW"!
  • Beary Friendly: Some of them are bear villagers, such as Charlise.
  • Bully Hunter: These spunky ladies do not tolerate bullies, and tell you to know when to give up and never pick on anyone for no reason. They'll even want to know if you're pestered by anyone in town so they can beat them up.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Perhaps the most out there villagers ever. They seem to think that a "turf war" is literally just people throwing turf at each other. Also they have a stash of... well, everything. Especially humorous if one says they gave you a traffic cone from their stash of construction equipment. Also, they think doppelgänger is spelled "waffle hanger". Also they have bizarre dreams and salute potatoes.
  • Cool Big Sis: As rough as they can be, they're extremely protective of the Player Character, and will even give you medicine for free if you talk to them after being stung by a bee. Even if they're sick themselves.
  • Cute Bruiser: They're all cute but one of the things they like to talk about openly is beating other people up.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Cranky villagers, as both come across as Innocently Insensitive, but are caring and empathetic deep down. Both personality types wake up and go to bed at later times than other villagers. Uchi villagers also share many traits with Jock villagers, such as their love of sports.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Muffy the sheep's design resembles this, with black wool, purple horns, makeup, and a pink scarf. Her home also has a bunch of rococo furniture and other fancy items.
  • Fanservice: The cover of K.K. Disco features Fuschia in a crop top and short skirt. No, really.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Rocket is one of the few villagers to wear pants.
  • Gyaru Girl: Deidre looks like one.
  • Hot-Blooded: It doesn't take much to anger them, and once they do, watch out!
  • Innocently Insensitive: Similar to the Lazy villagers above, they can sometimes make other villagers cry by saying certain rude things that rub them the wrong way. Like saying a Lazy villager's catchphrase is "lame" for instance. They don't really mean what they say, however.
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Uchi". (ウチ) Yes, the Japanese names for the villager types are their personal pronouns. Uchi is a case of Too Long; Didn't Dub on the part of the fanbase.
  • The Lad-ette: Their favorite topics of conversation include getting into fights, playing sports, and getting into more fights.
  • Last-Second Word Swap: Place a cool tent at your campsite in Pocket Camp, and they'll note how the motorcycle reminds them of when they were living on the road and running away from the law-I mean, the LOBSTERS.
  • Magical Girl: Mira, with her color motif and English and Japanese names (Mirako) being a Shout-Out to Sailor Venus.
  • Mama Bear: They're very protective of their friends. Befriend them and they'll tell you that they'll gladly beat up anyone for you that's giving you trouble.
  • Neat Freak: When visiting their houses or visiting yours, they often talk about cleaning methods.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Sorta justified for her being a phoenix, but Phoebe wishes to live in a house surrounded by fire in Happy Home Designer, giving you campfires, torches, and gas pumps and gas cans... Making her seeming to be an arsonist...
  • Not a Morning Person: They wake up later than any other villager (11 AM by default), and are still a little sleepy when they get up.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: May randomly ask the Player Character how they would rate themselves at some sort of sport, saying that she's going to try to organize a town tournament.
  • Perky Goth: Muffy the sheep evokes this with her appearance contrasting with her personality. Her birthday is also Valentine's Day and her default catchphrase is "nightshade".
  • The Phoenix: While Phoebe is technically an ostrich, her name, catchphrase and appearance make it quite clear that she's actually a phoenix.
  • Retcon: Like Smug above, some villagers such as Charlise and Sylvia (originally Peppy and Snooty) were changed into this personality in New Leaf.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: They may like beating people up, but they are mainly violently protective of the Player Character because they see them as a younger sibling. They even admit in letters "deep emotional stuff isn't usually their thing". Suuuure.
  • Tomboy: They tend to have more "out there" designs than other female villagers, are interested in sports, and are generally fairly rough-and-tumble. One of the petitions an Uchi villager may ask you to gather signatures for is called "Tomboys Are People Too."
  • Trademark Favorite Food: They sometimes mention that they absolutely love potatoes and can eat them in any format.
  • Walking Tech Bane: They may claim to be this if they visit the player's house and see a computer in it.


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