List of implied characters
The clerk is a female character in Animal Crossing: City Folk that sells tickets at The Marquee. She is very formal and never reveals anything about her personal life. It is unknown what she looks like, as she is always behind the counter, selling tickets to shows of Dr. Shrunk and Master Frillard.
If the player tries to go through the doors into the theater without paying for a ticket, the clerk will request that the player pays for a ticket first.
Main article: Parents
- "Remember when I dressed up as Santa to give you your Toy Day presents? I always got a kick out of seeing you smile. Happy Toy Day! - Dad"
- — Dad, on Toy Day
Dad is the player's father in the Animal Crossing series, who writes to them on Father's Day in Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf with an exclusive red carnation attached to the letter. He writes to the player more often in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
The emcee is a special character featured only in Animal Crossing: City Folk. She announces Dr. Shrunk's (or Frillard's) show, featured at The Marquee, after paying 800 Bells to the clerk and choosing an emotion to learn. The species of the Emcee is unknown, as she is always off-stage, announcing the show.
Gyroid Gyroid is an unseen character in Animal Crossing: New Horizons mentioned during certain conversations between two peppy villagers. They are a singer on TV whose lyrics consist of gyroid-like sounds.
Hayseed Hilda is a character whose letters sometimes appear in a Note in a Bottle in Animal Crossing: Wild World. Her letters express a craving for apples, while complaining that her town lacks them while wishing that someone would share theirs.
The Legal Eagles are supposedly a team of eagle lawyers mentioned by Orville in Animal Crossing: New Horizons whenever the player is given mandatory legal information regarding some form of online play. Orville will claim the Legal Eagles require him to show the player the information before doing so.
Little Mac is the main character in the Punch-Out!! series of games made by Nintendo. In the European version of Animal Crossing: City Folk, one of the DLC items sent out to players (the Green Headgear) came with a letter by Little Mac. The letter reads:
I've been training for my comeback and I need your help! Wear my headgear with pride so you can roll with the punches!
From Little Mac
Although he sends this letter and item, he does not actually appear in the game, hence he is an implied character.
Main article: Parents
- "It's the start of softball season! I accidentally hit Agnes with the ball when I was pitching. Oops. She was really mad! ♥ Mom."
- — Mom, Animal Crossing: Wild World
Mom is the player's mother in all Animal Crossing games. She often sends letters to the player, especially around special event days, and sometimes with gifts attached. The letters themselves often mention her memories with the player and Dad.
Moppina is an unseen mop character that normal villagers frequently refer to in conversation in Animal Crossing: Wild World, reflecting upon their reserved and shy nature. The mop is revealed to be the best friend of a normal villager, and conversations between two normal villagers will reveal that Moppina is the friend of any normal villager in the town. When talking to other normal characters, it is revealed they both talk to it, try out hairstyles on it and even cook with it. Normal characters also talk to snooty types about Moppina, but not with as much success. When they talk to peppy villagers about Moppina, the peppy villager asks if they can meet her. Moppina is mentioned in Maple's picture in Animal Crossing: Wild World, with the quote "Maple + Moppina = BFF!"
The Raccoon Goons are a group of an unspecified number of raccoons mentioned by Tom Nook in Animal Crossing once the player is done working for him. After mentioning the group, he stresses that it was a joke, making it unclear as to whether they do indeed exist. They have never been mentioned again.
Santa Claus is an unseen character in the Animal Crossing series based on the well-known Christmas figure. Various characters such as Jingle, the player's father, and villagers mention Santa in relation to Toy Day. Jingle himself is Santa's assistant in delivering presents on Toy Day.
Satoru Iwata was the president of Nintendo from 2002 until his death in 2015. If the player connected to the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in Animal Crossing: Wild World on January 12, 2006, they would receive a letter from Iwata with a gift enclosed.
The Singing Bug Boy
The Singing Bug Boy is an unseen character in Animal Crossing that sometimes comes up on letters shown by snooty villagers. In said letters, the bug boy writes a random tip for catching bugs in the form of a song, before ending the letter out of nowhere with "Buuuuuuuuuuuugs!".
Tiny Tommy Hicks
Tiny Tommy Hicks is a resident from Boondox that Pelly or Phyllis will tell the player about when she/he donates a certain amount of Bells to Boondox in Animal Crossing: Wild World. He does not appear in the game. He seems to be a reference to Tiny Tim Cratchitt, a character from Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol. In the novel, Tiny Tim is a small, crippled boy around the age of five. He and his family live in poverty and can barely make "ends meet".
In Doubutsu no Mori, Animal Crossing, and Doubutsu no Mori e+, two unnamed fugitives can be seen on a poster labeled "wanted" at the back of the police station, though their names are illegibly written. The fugitive on the left appears to resemble a large, male goat, while the fugitive on the right appears to be a female bear or rabbit with long hair and a human-like face. In Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+, a third wanted poster also appears outside of the police station, who resembles a fox or tanuki. Nothing is known about these criminals, as neither Booker nor Copper will acknowledge them, except they are on the run from the law after committing an unknown crime.
Unnamed police officer
An unnamed dog dressed as a police officer appears on a promotional poster within the police station in Doubutsu no Mori, Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori e+, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The officer appears on this poster giving a salute with the tagline "I want U!" written above them. The poster itself appears to be a parody of Uncle Sam, a mascot of the United States who appears on "I want you!" posters to promote enlistment in the American Military.
Vicious Vole Vinnie
Vicious Vole Vinnie is an implied cousin of Don and Sonny Resetti. Resetti mentions him in Animal Crossing: Wild World. Should the player fail to save on multiple occasions, Resetti threatens the player, suggesting that, "I might even go a few rounds with my cousin, Vicious Vole Vinnie." This could be a reference to the movie My Cousin Vinny, although his name is spelled as "Vinnie" rather than "Vinny."
Wishy the Star
Wishy the Star is the name of an entity that sends the player a letter after making a wish upon a shooting star in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It is implied that the star the player wishes upon is Wishy itself, though the player can make wishes upon multiple stars during a Meteor Shower. Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Horizons allow the player to make wishes upon shooting stars, however no letter is received in these games.
Wisp's master is one of several characters mentioned by Wisp in Animal Crossing when encountered by the player. Wisp's nickname for his master varies, and according to Wisp, a "horrible punishment awaits" if he fails his task for his master. Nicknames include:
- the Unibrow
- Sir Shoutsalot
- Mr. Bad Example
- Mr. Cheesypants
- the Moldy Banana
- the evil genius
- the cruel friend
- the Gooch
- the Nagmeister
- the Controller
- the Big Smelly
- a Horrid Noodle
- Large Marge
- the Redtape Worm
- the Ghost League
- the Crazed Egg
- the Big Boss
- the Puppetmaster
- Professor Plasma
- the Warden
- the Wild Toe
- the Giant Lens
- Governor Ghoulie
- the Whiner
- Mr. Mean
- the Brainless
- Stray Trousers
- Lord Smartypants
- the Renegade
- the Hokey Pokey
- the Stumbler