How Many Villagers Are There in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

A compilation of facts and useful information about villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Miles
Miles
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Have you ever wondered how many villagers are there in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Or perhaps what all of the different villager personalities actually mean? If you have, you’ve come to the right place. Continue reading to find out!

All About Villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

In New Horizons, there are 413 villagers in total that are able to live on your island. However, there are around 460 villagers in the complete Animal Crossing universe. The ones not featured in New Horizons made appearances in older Animal Crossing titles.

This staggering number obviously excludes non-resident villagers and fundamental members of the game. Villagers that fall into this category include the infamous Tom Nook, Isabelle, and Blathers.  

All 413 villagers can be obtained and can reside on your island. Obviously, some are much more sought after for various reasons, however, there is no rareness when it comes to villagers.

Hopper excited about Halloween in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing Villager Personalities

In Animal Crossing, there are different personalities that each villager possesses. Villagers can only possess one personality, out of the eight different ones. Personalities dictate how the villager behaves, and in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, what DIY recipes they can give.

The eight different villager personalities are:

How many villagers are there in Animal Crossing?
  • Lazy
  • Jock
  • Cranky
  • Smug
  • Normal
  • Peppy
  • Snooty
  • Big Sister

The personality that a villager has will also influence how they communicate with each other. Certain personalities do not mix – as we know too well – and can create some interesting scenes on your island. This includes full-blown arguments, where villagers will get upset at each other. You may even be asked to mediate one of these incidents!

Hopper excited about Festivale in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing Villager Animal Families

As well as having different personalities, villagers are obviously part of different animal species. This does not influence anything beyond their visual appearance, however. Unlike personalities, which influence DIY recipes given to the player. The different animal families that a villager can belong to include:

AlligatorAnteaterBear
BirdBullCat
Bear cubChickenCow
DeerDogDuck
EagleElephantFrog
GoatGorillaHamster
HippoHorseKoala
KangarooLionMonkey
MouseOctopusOstrich
PenguinPigRabbit
RhinocerosSheepSquirrel
TigerWolf

As you can see, there are a lot of different types of villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Tasha accepting an invite to move to my island.

How to Get a New Villager in Animal Crossing?

To get a new villager in Animal Crossing, you need to wait until you have a free housing plot available. When you start out in the game, Tom Nook will task you with building empty plots. This will then allow villagers to move into empty houses and live on your island.

Additionally, villagers will sometimes tell you that they are dreaming of leaving your island. When they do this, you can either accept or decline their plea. If you accept, they will begin packing up their house the following day, and then leave the day after. This will open up a housing slot which you can then use for new villagers.

New villagers can be found on random mystery islands. You can also obviously invite a villager using an Amiibo card, or additionally by inviting a villager from another player’s island that is ‘in boxes’. This term is used to describe villagers that are packing up their houses already.

Henry the villager in a campsite tent.

That brings us to the end of this article on everything you needed to know about villagers! You should have a solid understanding of some key points such as how many villagers are there in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you have enjoyed reading this article, I have a bunch more that you can check out here!

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By Miles
Miles is a passionate writer, with a keen interest in writing engaging and intriguing content on all things Nintendo. Franchises such as Animal Crossing, The Legend of Zelda, and Mario have provided Miles with countless hours of fun, thus why he happily writes about them!
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