Special Characters

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Special Characters are non-Villager characters that fulfil a variety of functions, including owning or running various establishments, hosting events or providing access to exclusive items.



These characters are all employed by the town to look after various civic functions.

Government Employees
Name Image Location Description
Blathers   Museum Curates the museum's exhibits
Booker   Police Station DnM,AC,DnMe+,NL, Town Gate WW,CF Runs the Lost and Found
Celeste   Museum WW,CF, NL
Wandering the island on random nightsNH
Runs the Observatory WW,CF or the Museum Shop NL, tells the player about wishing upon shooting stars and gives them various DIY recipes related to stars and space NH
Copper   Police Station DnM,AC,DnMe+,NL, Town Gate WW,CF Information and Aerobics DnM,AC,DnMe+, Multiplayer Support WW,CF, Lost and Found NL
Gyroid   Next to House DnM,AC,DnMe+ Save game, set messages, store items
Isabelle   Town Hall NL
Resident Services NH
Secretary, event coordinator
Orville   Airport Works at the airport, providing functions such as allowing the player to send mail to a resident of the island or friend.
Pelly   Post Office Works the day shift in the Post Office
Pete   In town Mail Delivery
Phyllis   Post Office Works the night shift in the Post Office
Porter   Train Station DnM,AC,DnMe+,NL Multiplayer Support
Tortimer   Wishing Well AC,DnMe+, Town Hall WW,CF, Tortimer Island NL Mayor AC,DnMe+,WW,CF, Island Tour Host NL
Wilbur   Airport Pilot for multiplayer and hosting mystery tours.


These characters own or run the various businesses in town.

Name Image Location Description
Beppe   OK Motors Camper customization in Pocket Camp
Brewster   The Roost WW,CF, The Roost Café NL Barista, gyroid storage CF
Carlo   OK Motors Camper customization in Pocket Camp
Cyrus   Re-Tail Furniture customization
Digby   Happy Home Showcase Grants access to houses and players via Streetpass.
Dr. Shrunk   Randomly in town WW, The MarqueeCF, Club LOL NL Teaches Emotions
Frillard   The Marquee CF (rare) Teaches Emotions
Giovanni   OK Motors Camper customization in Pocket Camp
Gracie   In Town all except CF, GracieGrace CF,NL Exclusive clothing, Fashion Check NL, exclusive furniture CF,NL
Harriet   Shampoodle Hair stylist and makeup artist
Harvey   Campground Sells exclusive furniture for MEOW Coupons
Katrina   In Town DnM,AC,DnMe+,NL, Fortune Shop CF,NL Fortune teller and luck influencer
Kicks   City CF, Kicks (shop) NL, Town's Plaza NH Shoe shining CF, shoe and sock seller NL, NH
Label*   GracieGrace CF, Able Sisters NL Clerk for Gracie CF, sells hats and accessories NL
Leif   Garden Center NL, Town's Plaza NH Sells plants, flowers and gardening tools, hosts weeding day, helps if town is overgrown
Lloid   Auction House CF, Various NL, NH Auctioneer CF, PWP fund raising and tool lending NL, Island construction fund raising NH
Luna   Dream Suite Access to dream towns
Lyle   In town WW, Happy Room Academy CF, Nook's Homes NL Dodgy insurance WW, HRA/HHA rep CF,NL
Lottie   Nook's Homes Furniture moving tutorial. She is also a main character in Happy Home Designer
Mabel   Able Sisters (all),
Visiting on a random weekday as well as Saturday/Sunday NH
Sells clothing
Redd   Crazy Redd's AC, WW, CF, NL, Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler NH Sells black market goods, including fakes.
Reese   Re-Tail Buys items from the player or puts them up for sale in the shop.
Sable   Able Sisters QR codes NL
Timmy and Tommy   Nookington's DnM,AC,DnMe+,WW,CF, Timmy and Tommy's store NL
Resident Services and Nook's CrannyNH
Main town store
Tom Nook   Tom Nook's store AC,DnMe+,WW,CF, Nook's Homes NL
Resident ServicesNH
Mortgages (all games), main town store AC,DnMe+,WW,CF, housing exteriors NL,NH
Tutorials, announcements, and construction-based island functionsNH


These characters all live and work on Tortimer Island.

Name Image Location Description
Grams   Gift Shop Sells items for medals
Kapp'n   Ferry Operator Transports the player to and from the island (Previously also player setup WW
Leila   Gift Shop Buys items from the player for 5% of their usual value.
Leilani   Gift Shop Runs Island Tours.
Lloid   Island Tours Lends equipment to the player for use while they are on the island or in the tours
Tortimer   Island Tours Hosts the Island Tours. Also see Government for his other roles.

Holiday Visitors[edit]

Holiday Visitors arrive in town on specific dates and host events.

Holiday Visitors
Name Image Event Description
Cornimer   Acorn Festival WW Trades acorns for items from the Mushroom Series.
Franklin   Harvest Festival Provides items from the Harvest Series in return for help saving him from being dinner until New Leaf in which he provides exclusive items if the player helps him cook a feast.
Jack   Halloween Provides items from the Spooky Series and Creepy Theme depending on the game.
Jingle   Toy Day Provides items from the Jingle Series prior to New Leaf in which he gives out festive themed items instead.
Pavé   Festivale Provides items from the Pavé Series.
Zipper T. Bunny   Bunny Day Provides items from the Egg Series.

Regular Visitors[edit]

Regular visitors turn up in town randomly, during repeating events or when certain criteria are met.

Regular Visitors
Name Image Location Description
Blanca   Random Visitor AC,DnMe+,WW,CF, April Fool's Day NL Requires the player to draw her a new face AC,DnMe+,WW,CF, disguises herself as villagers to prank the player on April Fool's Day NL
Chip   Fishing Tourney DnM, AC, DnMe+, CF, NL Judges the Fishing Tourney between Doubutsu no Mori and New Leaf (except for Wild World), and provides prizes.
C.J.   Fishing Tourney NH Judges the Fishing Tourney in New Horizons and provides prizes.
Daisy Mae   Sunday Mornings NH Sells Turnips in New Horizons.
Don Resetti   Game reset Appears rarely when the player resets the game and will sometimes be present in the Resetti Surveillance Center.
Gulliver   Random Visitor Washes up on the shore except in WW and CF, in which he can be shot down while piloting a UFO. Provides the player with rare items from countries around the world.
Farley   Perfect TownAC,DnMe+ Appears in the fountain and provides a golden axe to the player.
Flick   Bug Off NH Judges the Bug Off in New Horizons
Joan   Sunday Mornings DnM, AC, DnMe+, WW, CF, NL Sells turnips in games between Doubutsu no Mori and New Leaf.
Kaitlin   Random VisitorWW,CF Appears randomly in towns that have connected to Wi-Fi at some point requesting help reuniting with her daughter Katie.
Katie   Random VisitorWW,CF,NL Appears randomly in towns that have connected to Wi-Fi. In Wild World and City Folk she will request help reuniting with her mother but in New Leaf she is exploring the world and requests the player to take her to a new town.
K.K. Slider   Saturday evening (all), every evening NL Plays music and provides songs to the player during his Saturday sets, also DJs at Club LOL during the week in New Leaf.
Mr. Resetti   Game reset Appears when the player resets the game. Optional in New Leaf
Nat   Bug Off CF, NL Judges the Bug Off in City Folk and New Leaf
Pascal   Random Visitor WW,CF, on catching the first scallop of the day NL Trades scallops for exclusive ship themed items
Phineas   Reasonable weather, badge criteria met Gives out badges
Rover   On way into town Player set up
Serena   Fountain goddess in City Folk Will trade axes for nothing, other axes, silver axes and golden axes fairly randomly.
Saharah   Random Visitor Provides exclusive wallpapers, carpets, and rugs in return for items, bells or services depending on the game.
Snow People   Built during winter Pre-New Leaf provided items from Snowman Series, then additionally Ice Series, Winter Sports Set and other exclusive items
Wendell   Random VisitorDnM,AC,DnMe+,WW,CF, Dreams NL Wallpaper DnM,AC,DnMe+, unique designs WW,CF, designs shares by other player in dreams NL
Wishy   Clear nights and meteor showersWW,NL If wished on sends the player a piece of rare furniture.
Wisp   Semi-Random Visitor AC,DnMe+,CF,NH, Random then player summoned NL Grants wishes in return for services AC,DnMe+,CF or items NH, Found randomly in town in a lamp and can then be used each day to use amiibo figures and cards NL
Yellow bird   Bulletin Board when new news is available CF,NL, NH Indicates when there is a new item on the bulletin board. Replaced with an owl during the night.

Weekly Schedule[edit]

New Horizons[edit]

  • Sunday: Daisy Mae, 5am-12pm.
  • Monday-Friday (Random days but guaranteed every week): Saharah (all day), Kicks (5am-10pm) and Leif (5am-10pm).
  • Monday-Friday (Random two, available all day): Gulliver, Label, C.J., Flick or Redd.
    • A character that doesn't appear has an increased chance of appearing the following week.
  • Saturdays: K.K. Slider (All day, 6pm-4am for song requests).
  • Wisp appears randomly any night from 8pm-4am.
  • Celeste appears randomly on any night from 8pm-4am that could have meteor showers.

Note: A week's schedule is determined at the beginning of the week.