There are many villagers you can add to your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. These villagers will live alongside you as you complete daily in-game tasks, participate in seasonal activities with you, and even compete with you in island tournaments. Some of these villagers are liked a bit more by the community, and these are some of the best villagers I’ve added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
The best villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
All villagers have a specific personality associated with them. There are eight in all, four for female villagers and four for males. Many of the popular male characters are “arrogant” or “eccentric” personalities, while the more popular females have a “normal” or “arrogant” personality. The type of villagers is also considered as a factor in popularity. The most unpopular characters are the female sister and the male jock.
12. Sasha the Rabbit
Sasha is a character introduced to Animal Crossing New Horizons in Update 2.0.0 but previously appeared in Pocket Camp. He is a popular character who is friendly and a bit lazy. He likes to live a laid-back life, which may mean that your jock’s personality types may not be a perfect match for him.
11. Bou Ghazal
Beau joins a group of popular deer characters in Animal Crossing. Beau is one of the few lazy characters on the list, but his impala-like appearance mixed with a lazy, savage personality makes him an excellent villager. It is introduced in New Leaf.
10. Bob the Cat
Bob is a cat and is actually one of the first villagers ever designed in the world of Animal Crossing. He was also interestingly born on January 1st which really makes him one of the OGs in the fandom. Being a lazy character, Bob is a very easy character to befriend. He hangs around all day with that smirk on his face (I wanna give him a big hug) and is a great addition to any Animal Crossing island.
9. Audi the wolf
Odie the Wolf is a new character introduced in New Horizons. She is a red wolf character with a lively personality. Lively, energetic, and optimistic personalities usually dream of fame or popularity. The English version of the name is believed to have come from the game designer’s grandmother, Audrey Buchanan, who is supposed to have logged over 3,500 hours in New Leaf who was named after the player character Audie.
8. Wolf’s Fang
Fang the wolf has been present in all Animal Crossing games, with the exception of Wild World. He is a wolf who enjoys the cold temperatures of winter and has an eccentric personality. In New Horizons, he wears a virtual snowflake jacket to show his admiration for the cold weather and is a welcome addition to any winter islander.
Fauna is a brown deer villager from New Leaf. She has the normal personality type. Her kindness fits the deer stereotype and is associated with gentleness. The animals are so popular that there has been an official plush of their making. Fauna’s Amiibo card can hit some pretty big numbers, making it one of the most expensive cards that can be called directly.
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6. The Eskimo Cat
The internet loves cats, and Lolly is no exception. Lolly is a gray cat introduced in Animal Forest e +. Lolly has the regular personality type, which makes her cute and easy to make friends with. Lolly is a popular character, likely due to her longevity in the series.
5. Goat drinking
Drink is another lazy villager, but that means he’s just too lazy to be offended by anything. He loves food, relaxation, and hobbies that help him in those areas. He loves to chat with other lazy villagers, but he won’t get along well with any jock characters on your island because of their conflicted approaches to life.
4. Diana El Ghazal
Diana first appears in New Life as the only deer with an overbearing personality. She is a white deer with light pink and cyan purple accents. Because of the overbearing personality type, Diana can be slow to warm up to the player and generally rude. The snooty villagers enjoy discussing looks and gossip. Her decor selection is clean and creative style.
3. Shino the stag
Shino is a deer that was added to Animal Crossing New Horizons in update 2.0.0. She has already become something of a fan favorite because of her fun and flirty looks. With her orange eyes, red horns, and white fangs, she is a very happy and happy villager. She’ll get involved in her hobbies a lot and will bring a nice feel and tone to the island. Unfortunately, you’re also likely to forget, so keep that in mind. Depending on her friendship level, she can reward players with lots of spark stones and even a picture of herself. Previously featured in Pocket Camp.
2. Raymond’s cat
Raymond is another popular cat in the world of Animal Crossing. Although he’s a snooty cat with a great fashion sense, he can actually be warm, gentle, and playful once they build a relationship with him. Raymond is also the only villager in the game who has heterochromia (one green eye and one amber eye) making this cat a rare and sought-after resident of any Animal Crossing Island out there.
1. Marshall the Squirrel
Marshal is the undisputed king of the villagers. First introduced in New Leaf, it has been at the top of the popularity list for years and was coveted by many fans. Marshall is a cream-colored squirrel with an arrogant personality type. He is prone to talking about how great or superior he is in certain contexts but is friendly to the player. Its popularity likely comes from the fact that overbearing characters will sometimes flirt with the player. Marshal is very popular, as his Amiibo card can reach triple figures on auction sites.
The best villager to add to your list is the one you choose and connect with. The more you can connect with a villager, the more personal the relationship will be, making them a welcome member of your island.