List of villagers
From Nookipedia, the Animal Crossing wiki
The following is a complete list of villagers who appear at some point throughout the Animal Crossing series. As of January 2017 there are a grand total of 458 villagers spanning seven games and five consoles.
Doubutsu no Mori features 216 villagers in total. The GameCube ports Doubutsu no Mori+ and Animal Crossing introduce 2 new villagers, and 18 islanders. Both games share the same villagers and islanders, with no differences from one another. Doubutsu no Mori e+ introduces 66 additional villagers and 18 additional islanders, several of which have not appeared in later releases.
Wild World introduces 18 new villagers and one new animal type (Monkey), but excludes 188 villagers from previous games. City Folk introduces 18 new villagers and sees the return of 42 of the removed villagers.
New Leaf introduces 100 new villagers and two new animal types (Deer and Hamster), and sees the return of 24 previous villagers, and the exclusion of 1 villager. Happy Home Designer introduces 2 new villagers, and sees the return of 4 previous villagers. A number of other previous villagers exist in the game files but do not actually appear in the game.
The Welcome amiibo update for New Leaf includes the return of 46 villagers (Including all of the villagers that were unused in Happy Home Designer), as well as the inclusion of 14 new villagers. All returning and new villagers that were only present in Happy Home Designer return in the update.
Table of villagers
Character names in italics denote Japanese-exclusive villagers whose names have not been localized in other regions.