Don Resetti

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"I'm Sonny's older brother. Thanks for putting up with the little twerp. I know it ain't easy."
— Don, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Artwork of Don Resetti
Artwork of Don Resetti from Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo
Species Gender
Mole Male
Birthday May 1st Taurus
Favorite saying "Jasmine oil on a mole's head."
Role Appears after the player resets without saving (rarely)[nb 1]
Rescue Service[nb 2]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Name in other languages
 Forma T.
 Forma T.

Don Resetti, also known as simply Don, is a mole in the Animal Crossing series. He is the older, calmer brother of Mr. Resetti. His name may be a pun on "don't reset," referring to his job. In games prior to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, he appears rarely in place of his brother when the player resets or does not save. Likewise, in New Horizons, he appears rarely in place of his brother as the operator of the Rescue Service. Don first appears in Doubutsu no Mori+ and appears in all subsequent games except Animal Crossing: Wild World.



Artwork of Don from Doubutsu no Mori+.

Don is a brown mole with a dark-brown beard, black whiskers around his nose, and black, upturned eyebrows with dark-brown linings. His hands and the tip of his nose are brown to dark-brown. Like his younger brother, Mr. Resetti, he wears a white shirt, blue overalls, black boots, and a yellow helmet. He is taller and thinner than his brother. In Doubutsu no Mori+ only, he instead wears a brown haramaki and green helmet with a white stripe. He mostly closes his baggy eyes and mouth, only showing black eyelids and dark-brown lips, but when he opens them, his eyes are small, oval/round-shaped, and black with white pupils, while his mouth has reddish-pink inside, and inside also has white buck teeth and a pink tongue.


Don is not as harsh as his younger brother, and will merely advise the player about saving, rather than yelling, threatening them, or having the player repeat sentences after him.


In Animal Crossing[edit]

Don explaining to the player how his brother can be harsh in Animal Crossing.

In Animal Crossing, Don Resetti replaces his brother the fifth time the player resets. He appears mellow in comparison to his brother, by not shouting and screaming at the player for resetting.

Don is a new character added to Animal Crossing and is not present in Doubutsu no Mori.

In City Folk[edit]

Artwork of Don from Animal Crossing: City Folk.

Don Resetti reappears in Animal Crossing: City Folk after his absence in Animal Crossing: Wild World, and his personality has not changed since Animal Crossing. He appears after the player resets five times. He is mild mannered, and tells the player that his brother (who he refers to as "Sonny") is a good guy. Unlike Resetti, he does not yell "SCRAM!" when he ends his talk.

Don will also sometimes be present in the Resetti Surveillance Center. This can be accessed after 8:00 PM on random nights and if one of the two traffic cones are removed. Once the player enters and talk to Don or his brother, they will give the player a silver shovel to leave.

In New Leaf[edit]

Don Resetti in New Leaf.

Don Resetti also appears in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. He replaces Mr. Resetti the sixth time the game is reset after the Reset Center has been built and does not appear again. If the player visits the Reset Center five times, Don will give his picture to the player.

In New Horizons[edit]

Don's poster in New Horizons.

Like his brother, Don also works with the Rescue Service and only appears via dialogue. He sometimes fills in for Mr. Resetti, and he may also appear in Resetti's place if the player calls the Rescue Service excessively, mentioning Resetti is taking a break. He will tell the player to think of him as a role similar to a substitute teacher, keeping his calm demeanor and admitting that he is new to the program.

Don's poster can be obtained from Nook Shopping after inviting him to Photopia via his amiibo.

With the release of the 2.0 Free Update, either he or Mr. Resetti will usually show up at The Roost at around 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. If his amiibo is scanned, he will bring Mr. Resetti along with him.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]


Don Resetti


Don Resetti

Description NTSC-U: Don and Sonny Resetti run the Reset Surveillance Center. They keep a careful eye out for players who might be resetting their games without saving. As Don likes to say, "Resettin' ain't good. So don't do it!" If Sonny is the brother who catches you, you'll hear a lot more than that!

PAL: This chap runs the Reset Surveillance Center with his brother, the fabled scolder Mr. Resetti (first name: Sonny). Their job is to warn players who switch off without saving. Don's gentle about it, though. He'll say stuff like, "Resettin' ain't no good. So, um, don't do it!" If you get caught resetting, just hope it's Don's face you see.
Acquisition Random

Name in Italics indicate PAL trophy name.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]



Don Resetti

Category Type Class
Primary Spirit Shield Advanced (★★)
Slots 2 (⬡⬡)
Stats Power: 2,080—8,372
Attack power: 963—3,876
Defense power: 963—3,876
Ability Speed ↓
  • Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
  • Battle via Spirit Board
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
  • Battle information
    Enemy fighter Blue Luigi
    Type Shield
    Power 3,200
    Stage Smashville
    Rules Earthquake
  • The enemy starts the battle with a Hammer
  • Periodic earthquakes will shake the stage
  • The enemy can swing the Hammer for a long time
  • Music Title Theme - Animal Crossing: Wild World

    Villager information[edit]

    In New Leaf[edit]

    Don Resetti
    Jasmine oil on a mole's head.

    Don Resetti

    Birthday Gender Species
    May 1 Taurus Male Mole
    Pic version added Version 1.0
    Coffee preferences
    Type of beans Blend
    Amount of milk None
    Amount of sugar Three spoonfuls

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Don Resetti will share a house with Mr. Resetti.

    Jasmine oil on a mole's head.

    Don's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Don's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Gender Species
    May 1 Taurus Male Mole
    Umbrella Busted Umbrella HHD Icon.png Busted umbrella
    Shares house with Resetti
    House request
    Client's vision I'll leave it up to you!
    Favorite song  Steep Hill
    Unlocked items
  •  Manhole cover
  •  Steep Hill
  •  Don's pic
  • Clothing:
  •  Safety helmet
  •  Busted umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Don's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Don Resetti
    Jasmine oil on a mole's head.

    Don Resetti

    Birthday Gender Species
    May 1 Taurus Male Mole
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Yellow) NH Model.png  Yellow
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Traditional 1 - Fabric 3) NH Model.png  Traditional 1 - Fabric 3
    Happy Home Paradise traits
    Umbrella Camo Umbrella NH Icon.png Camo umbrella
    Hobby Nature
    Book Nature Book NH Icon.png Gardening/Bug/Fish/Fossil

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
    Unlocked items

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 4-256 (Don).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 4-256 (Don - Back).jpg

    #256 Don - Series 4
    Gender: Male
    Sign: Taurus
    Profile: If you feel bad having to listen to Mr. Resetti every now and then, think about how his brother, Don, feels! But Don's a nice guy, and he worries about his brother's health. You don't want to do anything to get Mr. Resetti too worked up, or Don might just have to have a word with you.
    Password: 7a7C%fLmJbrgNq

    amiibo cards[edit]

    112 Don amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #112 Don - Series 2
    Star sign: Taurus
    Birthday: May 1
    Dice value: 2
    Hand sign: Rock

    214 Don amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #214 Don - Series 3
    Star sign: Taurus
    Birthday: May 1
    Dice value: 1
    Hand sign: Paper



    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ラケットさん
    Raketto san
    Mr. Racket ~ "Racket" is colloquial British for loud noise, like Mr. Resetti makes

    Korean 오루묵 씨
    Olumug ssi
    Mr. Orumuk

    Simplified Chinese 开关叔叔
    Kāiguān Shūshu
    Uncle Switch

    Traditional Chinese 開關叔叔

    Russian Дон Ресетти
    Don Resetti
    From English name

    Dutch Don Resetti Same as English name

    German Don Resetti Same as English name

    European Spanish Forma T. Ado As in formateado, meaning "formatted"

    European French Don Resetti Same as English name

    Italian Don Resetti Same as English name


    1. All games prior to New Horizons, except Wild World
    2. In New Horizons only, offscreen