Hobby

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In the Animal Crossing series, hobbies are pastimes that the villagers in the player's town may take up to occupy their time. Hobbies include various activities the player may partake in, such as walking around, collecting fossils, or gardening, as well as activities the player cannot do in-game, like reading and singing.

In Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk, a villager may change their hobby several times, while in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, a villager always has one hobby that doesn't change.

In Wild World and City Folk[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk, eight hobbies can be observed. Hobbies are the same between Wild World and City Folk, with small variations in activities between installments. Sometimes, villagers will play games based on their hobby—for example, lazy villagers may ask players to guess what their current hobby is. Hobbies affect villagers in many ways—their conversations vary, the content of their homes change, and what tool they carry may differ as well. Over time, a villager's hobby will change. Villagers may have up to two hobbies at a time; however, once they move in, the second hobby is always walking.

Wild World starting hobby
Personality Catch bugs Net WW Inv Icon.png Collect furniture Furniture WW Inv Icon.png Collect shells Scallop WW Inv Icon.png Dig up fossils Shovel WW Inv Icon.png Fish Fishing Rod WW Inv Icon.png Garden Watering Can WW Inv Icon.png Shop for clothes Top WW Inv Icon.png Walk around Four-Leaf Clover WW Inv Icon.png
Lazy Emotion Sleepy NH Icon cropped.png 6 1 3 2 5 2 0 6
Jock Emotion Pride NH Icon cropped.png 4 1 5 4 4 2 3 2
Cranky Emotion Aggravation NH Icon cropped.png 2 1 1 8 5 0 1 7
Normal Emotion Happiness NH Icon cropped.png 2 5 4 1 1 9 3 0
Peppy Emotion Encouraging NH Icon cropped.png 3 5 1 1 4 2 5 4
Snooty Emotion Disagreement NH Icon cropped.png 2 6 4 2 0 4 7 0
Total 19 19 18 18 19 19 19 19

Catch bugs[edit]

Villagers with the "catch bugs" hobby will carry a Net while they are outside. They will collect bugs for display in their homes. In Wild World, residents have competitions with the player to find a certain insect as fast as they can, or to catch the rarest bug. In City Folk, villagers simply ask for a specific insect, often in exchange for a reward.

Villagers who start with this hobby in Wild World[edit]

Collect furniture[edit]

Villagers with the "collect furniture" hobby will often ask the player for a piece of furniture of a specific color, style (old-school, chic, etc.), or set to display in their home. Because of how specific the requests are, they may reject the player's offerings—this is especially so with colors, as the whole item must be that color, not just a part of it. However, even if the furniture is rejected by the villager, they may not give it back to the player, opting to keep it without displaying it.

Villagers who start with this hobby in Wild World[edit]

Collect shells[edit]

Villagers with the "collect shells" hobby will talk about seashells, but do not ask the player to find any for them. However, they do ask the player to complete deliveries and generally stay in the lower acres of town near the beach.

Villagers who start with this hobby in Wild World[edit]

Dig up fossils[edit]

Villagers with the "dig up fossils" hobby will carry a Shovel while they are outside. They enjoy collecting fossils and will sometimes ask the player to find a fossil for them (a specific type or any). These will usually be placed inside the villager's homes. They will sometimes comment on the fossil exhibit at the museum or how much they enjoy Blathers's lectures about fossils.

Villagers who start with this hobby in Wild World[edit]

Fish[edit]

Villagers with the "fish" hobby will carry a Fishing Rod while they are outside. They will collect fish for display in their homes. In Wild World, villagers often treat their hobby as more of a competition to see who can catch a fish the fastest. They may challenge the player to find a specific fish, the rarest fish, or even the biggest fish, and will always take the fish in exchange for a present if they lose this "competition." In City Folk, villagers request a certain fish from the player in return for a reward.

Villagers who start with this hobby in Wild World[edit]

Garden[edit]

Bella displaying her gardening hobby by holding a Watering Can and surrounding her house with flowers.

Villagers with the "garden" hobby will carry a Watering Can while they are outside. They enjoy planting flowers, and flowers will appear around their house each day; eventually, up to two rows of flowers will appear in front of their house, excluding the single space in front of their door, and up to one row of flowers will appear on either side of their house. Villagers with this hobby often comment on how other villagers have been running through their gardens. If talked to, they may ask the player to deliver a letter or present for them.

Villagers who start with this hobby in Wild World[edit]

Shop for clothes[edit]

Villagers with the "shop for clothes" hobby will ask for new clothes, sometimes specific styles, in exchange for gifts. Clothing may be rejected if the villager deems it too unattractive. Lazy villagers might say that they are becoming a super hero, named "Super Spiffy [Villager Name]," and that they may ask players for style tips later on, since they will be their sidekick. They also say that they will stop wearing only the clothes their mom sends them. When players give a villager new clothes, the clothes they are wearing are displayed in their house.

Villagers who start with this hobby in Wild World[edit]

Walk around[edit]

The "walk around" hobby is the automatic second hobby of all villagers. Villagers with this hobby will talk of their favorite routes, what they notice on their walk, and how refreshing they find it. They sometimes ask players if they want to walk with them, or to complete a delivery.

Normal villagers may mention flowers blooming on their route that weren't there yesterday. Cranky villagers will usually say, "You may think I'm a tired old man for saying this, but I like walking slow. Everyone these days have caught up with speed walking, but who needs speed? Wander around on a day like this and see what you discover." Peppy villagers will usually comment on how they're walking off a big meal or dessert, or how they intend to stay fit by walking around the town. In City Folk, specifically, they may comment: "Since I'm becoming a healthier person now, I want to walk all the way to the city instead of taking the bus, but I don't think ANYONE could do that, not even, like, a marathon runner!"

Villagers who start with this hobby in Wild World[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, six hobbies can be observed, with each allowing the villager to perform unique actions, or certain actions at any time that other villagers can only perform during a scripted activity outside Resident Services that involves several villagers. Villagers may also be seen reading books or magazines pertaining to their hobby.

Personality Education Education Book Front Cover NH Texture.png Fashion Fashion Book Front Cover NH Texture.png Fitness Fitness Book Front Cover NH Texture.png Music Music Book Front Cover NH Texture.png Nature Nature Book Front Cover NH Texture.png Play Play Book Front Cover NH Texture.png
Lazy Emotion Sleepy NH Icon cropped.png 1 1 4 0 23 34
Jock Emotion Pride NH Icon cropped.png 1 0 37 3 1 15
Cranky Emotion Aggravation NH Icon cropped.png 20 0 10 14 11 2
Smug Emotion Smirking NH Icon cropped.png 11 0 4 15 6 1
Normal Emotion Happiness NH Icon cropped.png 23 4 0 11 24 1
Peppy Emotion Encouraging NH Icon cropped.png 1 31 3 6 2 10
Snooty Emotion Disagreement NH Icon cropped.png 11 32 3 8 3 0
Big sister Emotion Mischief NH Icon cropped.png 1 0 6 12 0 7
Total 69 68 67 69 70 70

Education[edit]

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Gala displaying her education hobby by examining some cosmos with a magnifying glass.
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Beardo reading a novel while wearing Rimmed Glasses. Education-hobby villagers are able to read their novel while either indoors or outdoors.

Villagers with the education hobby can wear Rimmed Glasses and read a novel while outside. They will also use a magnifying glass when near certain furniture items, such as art, fossils, flowers placed outside as furniture, insects placed outside as furniture, and fish placed outside as furniture; and near certain plants, such as flowers, trees, weeds, and vegetables. They also use the magnifying glass with insects that are flying around. This hobby is most common among normal and cranky villagers. Additionally, Cobb is the only jock villager, Shino is the only peppy villager, Doc is the only lazy villager, and Quinn is the only big sister villager with this hobby.

Villagers with this hobby[edit]

Fashion[edit]

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Portia wearing Round Tinted Shades and carrying a pink purse, demonstrating her fashion sense.
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Francine reading a fashion magazine while indoors.

Villagers with the fashion hobby can wear specific headwear or accessory items while carrying a special type of bag; for female villagers, they carry a pink purse with a white flower on it, and for male villagers, they carry a brown leather bag. Most of the villagers with fashion as their hobby are female, and nearly all of them are either peppy or snooty; Eunice, Ione, Jambette, and Vesta, who are all normal, are the only exceptions. Sasha, who is lazy, is the only male villager with this hobby. No big sister villagers have fashion as their hobby.

Villagers with this hobby[edit]

Fitness[edit]

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Audie displaying her fitness hobby by lifting a heavy dumbbell while wearing Sporty Shades.
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Audie reading a sports magazine while indoors.

Villagers with the fitness hobby will wear Sporty Shades and lift heavy dumbbells while exercising. Other villagers can only lift heavier dumbbells when exercising at the Resident Services plaza during a scripted activity with a group of villagers; at any other time, they lift lighter dumbbells. Most jocks have this hobby. All of the gorilla villagers have this hobby, except for Rilla, who was added in the version 1.9.0 update with the nature hobby. No normal villagers have this as their hobby.

Villagers with this hobby[edit]

Music[edit]

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Flo displaying her music hobby by singing.
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Katt reading a music magazine while indoors.

Villagers with the music hobby can sing or dance anywhere without the need of a stereo. Other villagers can only sing or dance if they interact with a stereo, or during a scripted activity at the Resident Services plaza. Many big sister villagers have this hobby, while no lazy villagers have this as their hobby. Flip, Rory, and Sprocket are the only jock villagers with this hobby.

Villagers with this hobby[edit]

Nature[edit]

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Stella displaying her nature hobby by examining some lilies with the help of a gardening guidebook.
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Sherb reading a bug guidebook. Although nature-hobby villagers can utilize either a gardening guidebook, bug guidebook, fish guidebook, or fossil guidebook while they are outside, they will only ever read the bug guidebook while indoors.

Villagers with the nature hobby can read specific books that pertain to the item they are looking at. They use a gardening guidebook when examining flowers, a bug guidebook when examining trees or bugs placed outside as furniture, a fish guidebook when examining fish placed outside as furniture, and a fossil guidebook when examining fossils placed outside as furniture. They can walk around holding a Watering Can in order to water multiple flowers; other villagers can only water one flower at a time. Prior to Ace's inclusion in version 2.0, no jock villagers had this hobby. No big sister villagers have this as their hobby.

Villagers with this hobby[edit]

Play[edit]

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Reneigh displaying her play hobby by running around with her arms extended.
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Big Top reading a comic book while indoors.

Villagers with the play hobby can run around with their arms extended at any time, rather than only at the Resident Services plaza during a scripted activity with a group of villagers. Many lazy villagers have this hobby, while no snooty villagers do. Prior to Chelsea's inclusion in version 1.9.0, no normal villagers had this hobby, and prior to Cephalobot's inclusion in version 2.0, no smug villagers had this hobby.

Villagers with this hobby[edit]


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