Isabelle

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"A good attitude will always take you further than a bad habit."
— Isabelle, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Welcome amiibo
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Isabelle sza
Isabelle NH Transparent.png
Species Gender
Dog Female
Birthday December 20th Sagittarius
Role Town Hall Secretary[nb 1]
Resident Services[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese しずえ
Korean 여울
Italian Fuffi
German Melinda

Simplified Chinese 西施惠
French Marie
Spanish Canela
Dutch Isabelle

Traditional Chinese 西施惠
Quebec French Marie
Latin American Spanish Canela
Russian Изабель

Isabelle[nb 3] is a dog in the Animal Crossing series who first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, where she helps the player with their duties as mayor. Her name was first revealed as Hisho (ひしょ), which is Japanese for secretary, during the New Leaf developer commentary,[1] then was changed in the June 2012 Nintendo Direct to Shizue, a reference to her breed, Shih Tzu.[2] When localized to English, her name became Isabelle. It may be based on the fact that the top of her head resembles a Bell sack. She has a twin brother named Digby who runs the Happy Home Showcase.

Isabelle reappears in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, playing a similar, but smaller role as the head of the Civic Consultation Counter at the Resident Services building.

Since her introduction in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Isabelle has become a mascot for the Animal Crossing series along with Tom Nook, appearing in all subsequent games and becoming the fictional head of the official Animal Crossing Twitter account though she would be temporarily replaced by Tom Nook to promote New Horizons until the month of July. Additionally, she is featured in many pieces of non-Animal Crossing media, including cameos in various games and playable roles in Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Appearances[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Isabelle's main role in Animal Crossing: New Leaf is to act as the player's secretary and to help them with their mayoral duties. At the start of the game, she helps the player settle in by offering them advice, as well as providing them with optional tasks akin to those given by Tom Nook in previous games. In addition, she also helps the player earn their development permit, which allows for the enactment of ordinances and the construction of public works projects, by helping them attain a 100% approval rating and, when the player's house is built, making them a resident of the town. When the player gains the abilities to build public works projects and enact ordinances, she assists the human character with those as well, including the ceremonies when projects are complete.

She spends most of the time in the town hall, but is also the main character to stand in the plaza during events. During such events, the town hall is closed, preventing the player from performing their mayoral duties.

Isabelle takes over Mr. Resetti's role of reminding the player about saving until the Reset Center is built. She may be caught sleeping in the town hall a week after the first public works project is built, and this will allow the Dream Suite to be built on Main Street.

In New Horizons[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Isabelle acts as Tom Nook's assistant for Nook Inc. Her appearance in New Horizons requires the player to move three villagers into houses and wait the full three days for each of them to move in. The day after all three villagers have moved in and unpacked, Tom Nook announces that the Resident Services tent will be upgraded into a full-fledged building and advises everyone to use any functions they need to before construction makes the tent inaccessible. The building closes the following day for construction, and Isabelle will appear inside the building once it is finished.

In the Resident Services building, Isabelle can be seen working at her desk, looking out of the window, or watering the office flowers. If the player sits at the Civic Consultation Center stool, she will help in changing the island tune and flag, resetting other villagers' clothes or speech, and will tell the player about the current island evaluation.

Isabelle now wears shoes and she will wear certain hats and outfits throughout events or seasons.

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Isabelle is an employee at the Town Hall and gives the player Public Facility projects, because she has heard of the player's renowned house-building skills. She will follow the player to the facility to provide a list of required items. She can also have a home built for her by scanning her amiibo card via the amiibo phone located in Nook's Homes, which she will share with Digby.

In Pocket Camp[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Isabelle acts as an assistant manager for the player at their campsite, providing tips to bring the most out of their camp, as well as providing various goals for the player to accomplish, from within Market Place. Additionally, by crafting the special item Isabelle's Slideshow, the player can invite Isabelle personally to their campsite.

Other appearances[edit]

In Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8[edit]

Isabelle is a playable character who - alongside the Villager - is part of the downloadable content pack Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8, which was released on April 23, 2015. Her signature vehicle is the City Tripper, and she is a lightweight racer.

In the Super Smash Bros series[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Isabelle has a plethora of roles, each of varying degrees of importance. The secretary makes an appearance as an Assist Trophy, replacing Mr. Resetti as the sole Animal Crossing series Assist Trophy. Once summoned, she tosses fruit at the player who summoned her, which heal them upon contact. However, only the summoner has the advantage of being able to recover by simply touching the fruit; the other players can heal via the fruits, but they first must pick them up and use them as if they were an item.

In addition, Isabelle is a Smash Tour item that, when used, causes all the nearby stat boost items to grow to their maximum size.

A Mii Fighter costume based on Isabelle - consisting of a hat and an outfit - was released as downloadable content on June 14th, 2015. The headgear can be adorned by all three variants of Mii Fighter, while the outfit is only available for the Mii Gunner (with the standard gun being replaced with a party popper).

For Nintendo 3DS and Wii U[edit]
Isabelle SSB4 Trophy (Wii U).png #252 Isabelle
NTSC-U: Isabelle is the mayor's highly capable secretary. She can be forgetful sometimes, but you can always count on her for information about the town. She wears her hair up in a bun that makes her look like a shih tzu. Mostly because she is one! She also has a twin brother named Digby.

PAL: Isabelle's the mayor's secretary, and you couldn't ask for someone more on the ball! Well...maybe you could, but she's still full of useful info about life in the town. With her fringe and tied-up hair, she looks just like a shih-tzu! That's because she is one. And so is her twin brother, Digby.
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Isabelle SSB4 Trophy (Wii U).png #252 Isabelle
NTSC-U: Isabelle is the mayor's highly capable secretary. She can be forgetful sometimes, but you can always count on her for information about the town. She wears her hair up in a bun that makes her look like a shih tzu. Mostly because she is one! She also has a twin brother named Digby.

PAL: Isabelle's the mayor's secretary, and you couldn't ask for someone more on the ball! Well...maybe you could, but she's still full of useful info about life in the town. With her fringe and tied-up hair, she looks just like a shih-tzu! That's because she is one. And so is her twin brother, Digby.
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For Nintendo 3DS[edit]
Isabelle (Winter Outfit) SSB4 Trophy (3DS).png #629 Isabelle (Winter Outfit)
Isabelle (Sweater)
NTSC-U: The green check she wears in warmer months suits her perfectly, but when the cold hits, her mustard-yellow cardigan is just too stylish for words. It may make you long for the spring months, though. Hot or cold—nothing makes Isabelle feel under the weather!

PAL: The green chequered vest she wears in warmer months suits her to a T, but when the cold hits, her mustard-yellow cardie is just too stylish for words. That said, it might make you long for spring and all its vibrant beauty! Of course, Isabelle doesn't mind. Hot or cold, she's always a ray of sunshine!
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Isabelle (Winter Outfit) SSB4 Trophy (3DS).png #629 Isabelle (Winter Outfit)
Isabelle (Sweater)
NTSC-U: The green check she wears in warmer months suits her perfectly, but when the cold hits, her mustard-yellow cardigan is just too stylish for words. It may make you long for the spring months, though. Hot or cold—nothing makes Isabelle feel under the weather!

PAL: The green chequered vest she wears in warmer months suits her to a T, but when the cold hits, her mustard-yellow cardie is just too stylish for words. That said, it might make you long for spring and all its vibrant beauty! Of course, Isabelle doesn't mind. Hot or cold, she's always a ray of sunshine!
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Name in Italics denote PAL Name.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Isabelle is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. She was revealed during the September 13, 2018 Nintendo Direct, tying with the initial teaser reveal for the then-untitled New Horizons. She is marked as a semi-clone of Villager, but is not marked as an Echo Fighter, a term used in Ultimate to mark clones like Lucina. Isabelle is classified as Fighter #68.

In addition to her role as a playable fighter, her Mii Costume from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U returns.

Unlock requirements[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Isabelle is an unlockable fighter; as such she will need to be unlocked by completing either of the following requirements:

  • Every ten minutes, a new challenger will appear in a specific order. Isabelle is the 21st fighter to be unlocked,.
  • To unlock Isabelle in Classic Mode, the player must complete Classic Mode under Pikachu's branch.
  • To unlock Isabelle in World of Light, the player must have the spirit of Kapp'n (Wild World) to be able to ride in the Bus to her unlock stage. Once Isabelle is freed, a simple path is made to the town.

With the exception of the last option, the player would then need to fight Isabelle on Town and City.

Moveset[edit]

Isabelle has various mechanics shared with Villager, including the neutral special Pocket, her grab using a Net, her forward tilt swinging an Umbrella, her aerials firing Slingshot, her down and up aerials swinging Turnips, and a sapling pot that she drop for her dash attack.

However, there are some unique movesets for her as well. For instance, her neutral attack has her using a Toy Hammer to attack her opponents. Her forward smash fires a Party Popper and her up smash will result in her pulling up a Do-not-enter Sign.

Special moves[edit]
Move Image Description
Pocket SSBU Neutral B Isabelle.png Isabelle's neutral special. It acts very similar mechanically to Villager's neutral special, where any projectiles thrown is grabbed and stored by Isabelle. She can then use the move again to use the projectile to harm the fighter, or immediately throw it back. Consumables like the Superspicy Curry and Food are used when the move is presed.
Fishing Rod SSBU Side B Isabelle.png Isabelle's side special. She summons a Fishing Rod that will catch any fighter which she will immediately throw forward. Previously, the move allowed duplication of Assist Trophies. This was patched in version 2.0.0.
Balloon Trip SSBU Up B Isabelle.png Isabelle's up special. She sits on a wooden platform and glides upwards with two Bunny Balloons color-oded to the player's color. Her version of Balloon Trip is much shorter than that of Villager's.
Lloid Trap SSBU Down B Isabelle.png Isabelle's down special. She digs a rocket resembling Lloid in the ground, and any fighters that step on the trap will cause the fighter to be launched upwards. The move is akin to a projectile, meaning another Isabelle can pocket one's Lloid Trap and use the move against them.
Isabelle's Final Smash as shown in Move List in Ultimate

Isabelle's Final Smash is Dream Town Hall, acting in a similar mechanic to Villager's Dream House but dealing more damage. Isabelle first traps an opponent before Tom Nook and the Nooklings, where she pays them bells to build her a Town Hall. Once this task is accomplished, the jingle after completing a home loan in New Leaf plays, before the Town Hall explodes that causes knockback and damage to opponents.

Alternate costumes[edit]
Alternate costumes of Isabelle
Isabelle SSBU.pngIsabelleSSBU-Stock.png SSBU Isabelle2.pngIsabelleSSBU-Stock2.png SSBU Isabelle3.pngIsabelleSSBU-Stock3.png SSBU Isabelle4.pngIsabelleSSBU-Stock4.png SSBU Isabelle5.pngIsabelleSSBU-Stock5.png SSBU Isabelle6.pngIsabelleSSBU-Stock6.png SSBU Isabelle7.pngIsabelleSSBU-Stock7.png SSBU Isabelle8.pngIsabelleSSBU-Stock8.png
Green/Summer Yellow/Winter Pink/Summer Red/Winter Purple/Summer Teal/Winter Gray/Summer Blue/Winter
Spirits[edit]
Isabelle NL.png Isabelle SSBU.png Isabelle
Fighter Spirit
  • Complete Classic Mode with Isabelle
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 300G (after unlocking Isabelle)
  • Tips[edit]

    Isabelle's Origins

    • Isabelle first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf in 2013. She is a secretary that supports the main character, who happens to become the mayor of the town.

    In Her Series

    • Isabelle is loved by all the residents and is always happy to help. She loves festivals and changes her outfit depending on the season and event.

    Pocket

    • Use this move to put items or incoming projectiles into Isabelle's pocket. Press the button again to take the item or projectile back out of her pocket.

    Fishing Rod

    • Cast the fishing hook to catch opponents, then reel them in and launch them forward, backward, up, or down. Opponents and even items can be caught while reeling in the line as well!
    • If the fishing hook catches the edge of the stage, you can pull yourself up with it. You can also catch nearby opponents with the hook and bring them down with you.

    Balloon Trip

    • Unlike the Villager, Isabelle will float up sitting on a swing-like seat attached to bunny-shaped balloons. The move is pretty much the same as the Villager's, but it's, like, super cute.

    Lloid Trap

    • If someone walks over the buried Lloid, it will rise up and deal damage. After burying Lloid, you can do another down special to make Lloid rise on command.

    Dream Town Hall

    • Tom Nook and his gang will show up and build the town hall from Animal Crossing: New Leaf on top of an opponent. At the end, it will explode, launching anyone nearby.

    Villager information[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Happy Home Designer client information
    Isabelle
    Thought Bubble:
    Client's Vision: I'll leave it up to you!
    Required Items: None
    Favorite Song: K.K. Stroll
    Favorite Saying: A good attitude will always take you further than a bad habit.
    Isabelle's Happy Home Designer icon
    Happy Home Designer client information
    Isabelle
    Thought Bubble:
    Client's Vision: I'll leave it up to you!
    Required Items: None
    Favorite Song: K.K. Stroll
    Favorite Saying: A good attitude will always take you further than a bad habit.
    Isabelle's Happy Home Designer icon

    RVs in Welcome amiibo[edit]

    Spring and Summer[edit]

    RV of Isabelle NLWa Exterior Spring.png
    RV of Isabelle NLWa Spring.png
    Description: Make no mistake—Isabelle is the dynamo that keeps the town humming along. But even she needs a day off, and camping is her favorite way to unwind.
    Items:
    Alpine Bed HHD Icon.png Alpine Bed Alpine Low Table HHD Icon.png Alpine Low Table
    Alpine Panel HHD Icon.png Alpine Panel Basket Chair HHD Icon.png Basket Chair
    Isabelle Scooter HHD Icon.png Isabelle Scooter Natural Lamp HHD Icon.png Natural Lamp
    New 3DS - Isabelle NLWa Model.png New 3DS - Isabelle PA System NLWa Model.png PA System
    Town-Hall Spring Top NLWa Model.png Town-Hall Spring Top
    Wallpaper: Green Wall NL.png Green Wall
    Floor: Modern Wood Flooring NL.png Modern Wood Flooring
    Music: Forest Life

    Autumn and Winter[edit]

    RV of Isabelle NLWa Exterior Winter.png
    RV of Isabelle NLWa Winter.jpg
    Description: Make no mistake—Isabelle is the dynamo that keeps the town humming along. But even she needs a day off, and camping is her favorite way to unwind.
    Items:
    Alpine Bed HHD Icon.png Alpine Bed Alpine Low Table HHD Icon.png Alpine Low Table
    Alpine Panel HHD Icon.png Alpine Panel Basket Chair HHD Icon.png Basket Chair
    Isabelle Scooter HHD Icon.png Isabelle Scooter Natural Lamp HHD Icon.png Natural Lamp
    New 3DS - Isabelle NLWa Model.png New 3DS - Isabelle PA System NLWa Model.png PA System
    Town-Hall Winter Top NLWa Model.png Town-Hall Winter Top
    Wallpaper: Green Wall NL.png Green Wall
    Floor: Modern Wood Flooring NL.png Modern Wood Flooring
    Music: Forest Life

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo cards[edit]

    amiibo card
    #001 Isabelle - Series 1
    Star sign: Sagittarius
    Birthday: December 20th
    Dice value: 1
    Hand sign: Scissors
    001 Isabelle amiibo card NA.png
    SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
    405 K.K. List of amiibo cards
    #001 Isabelle
    002 Tom Nook
    SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
    amiibo card
    #113 Isabelle (Winter Outfit) - Series 2
    Star sign: Sagittarius
    Birthday: December 20th
    Dice value: 3
    Hand sign: Paper
    113 Isabelle amiibo card NA.png
    SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
    112 Don Resetti List of amiibo cards
    #113 Isabelle (Winter Outfit)
    114 Blanca
    SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
    amiibo card
    #215 Isabelle (Kimono) - Series 3
    Star sign: Sagittarius
    Birthday: December 20th
    Dice value: 6
    Hand sign: Rock
    215 Isabelle amiibo card NA.png
    SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
    214 Don Resetti List of amiibo cards
    #215 Isabelle (Kimono)
    216 Franklin
    SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
    amiibo card
    #301 Isabelle (Spring Dress) - Series 4
    Star sign: Sagittarius
    Birthday: December 20th
    Dice value: 5
    Hand sign: Paper
    301 Isabelle amiibo card NA.png
    RabbitSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
    300 Chrissy List of amiibo cards
    #301 Isabelle (Spring Dress)
    302 Brewster
    SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
    amiibo card
    #401 Isabelle (Character Parfait) - Series ???
    Star sign: Sagittarius
    Birthday: December 20th
    Dice value: 1
    Hand sign: Scissors
    401 Isabelle amiibo card JP.jpg
    BirdSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
    400 Robin List of amiibo cards
    #401 Isabelle (Character Parfait)
    402 Goldie
    DogSpeciesIconSilhouette.png

    Gallery[edit]

    Trivia[edit]

    • Isabelle appears in StreetPass Mii Plaza as a hat that the player can buy for 1 Plaza Ticket.
    • Like all other special characters, Isabelle is immune to Pitfall Seeds in New Leaf.
    • Isabelle wears a yellow and black coat instead of her normal green and white shirt during the Autumn and Winter months, respectively.
    • A lazy villager might write a letter to the player saying they had a dream where Isabelle was 40 feet tall and was destroying everything.
    • In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Digby and Isabelle claim to have spent at least a portion of their puphood in a cardboard box. Isabelle will also mention having chewed on Digby's shoes when they were younger.
      • Digby will also reveal that Isabelle is surprisingly smart, being graduated in engineering in nineteen different universities.
    • In Happy Home Designer, if the player cancels midway through Isabelle's home request, she will mention she once worked with a mayor who erased a whole town.

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese しずえ
    Shizue
    From Shih Tzu, the dog breed.

    Korean 여울
    Yeo'ul
    Based off of the Korean word for fox "여우 (yeo-u)"

    Simplified Chinese 西施惠
    Xīshīhuì
    From 西施犬 (Shih Tzu) and a kanji of え, last syllable of her Japanese name.

    Russian Изабель
    Izabel`
    -

    Dutch Isabelle -

    German Melinda Diminutive form of Melissa which means "Honey" in Greek, most likely referring to the color of her fur

    European Spanish Canela Meaning "Cinnamon" and a play on the word "Can," which means "Dog" in Spanish

    European French Marie Play on the word Mairie meaning Town Hall and the French way to write Mary

    Italian Fuffi Typical name used for dogs

    Portuguese Isabelle
    -

    Notes[edit]

    1. In New Leaf only
    2. In New Horizons only
    3. Japanese: しずえ Hepburn: Shizue

    References[edit]