Mr. Resetti

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"Earthquakes, thunder, fires, and fathers."
— Mr. Resetti, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
"If you're gonna quit, you gotta SAVE first! Use your head, punk! It's even written in the manual!"
— Mr. Resetti, Animal Crossing: Wild World
Sonny Resetti
Resetti AF.png
Artwork of Mr. Resetti from Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival'
Species Gender
Mole Male
Service Reset/Save game lecturer
Birthday April 6th
Star sign Aries Aries
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

Mr. Sonny Resetti, also known as just Resetti, is a mole that appears in all the Animal Crossing series games, except for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, when he appears as a maintenance sprite. His name is a pun on the word "Reset," which is what causes him to appear. Resetti's job and main purpose is to make sure the player saves the game. The more the player resets the game without saving, the angrier he gets, eventually reaching the point where he forces the player to perform a number of irrational, absurd actions, such as reciting specific lines word by word, or triggering a "fake" reset out of spite towards the player. After the player resets many times in Animal Crossing: Wild World, Mr. Resetti will talk about his cousin Vicious Vole Vinnie. His first name is revealed to be "Sonny" in Animal Crossing and Animal Crossing: City Folk by his calmer older brother, Don.


Doubutsu no Mori and Animal Crossing[edit]

"Resetting... It's like... pressing an emergency call button. You press it and I gotta come read you the riot act. See?"
— Mr. Resetti, Animal Crossing
Resetti PG.png
Artwork of Mr. Resetti from Animal Crossing.

Mr. Resetti makes his official debut in Doubutsu no Mori and its enhanced port, Animal Crossing. When the player first resets, Resetti will thank the player for buying the game and introducing himself. On subsequent resets, he appears when the Nintendo 64 (or GameCube in Animal Crossing) is reset or turned off without saving, appearing outside the player's house to give a lecture on why saving is important. If the player continues to reset constantly, it will lead to him forcing the player through absurdist tactics, such as repeating lines of text or creating a fake reset. Sometimes, his brother Don may also appear in his place, specifically after the player resets seven times.

Resetti also makes an appearance during the Groundhog's Day event in February, acting as the "Groundhog" of the event to determine if he can see his shadow. Regardless, Resetti will always say that he has no shadow, and declares early spring to be on its way. Additionally, only in Doubutsu no Mori e+, the re-localized port of the game in Japan, the player can access Resetti's Headquarters by smashing a random rock after resetting twice, exposing a hole that leads into the facility. Resetti, who will be surprised that the player discovered his hideout, quickly asks them to leave.

Animal Crossing: Wild World[edit]

"... You hate me, don't you? I mean, you just hate me more than anything, right? More than laundry, traffic jams an' bad breath all rolled together, right?"
— Mr. Resetti, Animal Crossing: Wild World
Resetti WW2.png
Artwork of Mr. Resetti from Animal Crossing: Wild World.

Mr. Resetti returns in Animal Crossing: Wild World, playing the same role as in the GameCube game. Resetti can also be seen in The Roost of the Museum on Sundays between 2:30 P.M. and 4:00 P.M., drinking coffee with a relaxed, calm attitude. If the player strikes up a conversation with him he will talk calmly about his work, apparently friendly while not on the job. In this game, he never mentions the "resetting", as none of the DS units have a Reset button; instead he says "save the game".

Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

"Uh, yeah, so anyway, this is Animal Crossing: City Folk. Thanks for pickin' it up. Appreciate the support. So, on behalf of everyone at Nintendo, I... Uh... Yeah... So... I mean, I, uh...Oh FORGET ABOUT IT!"
— Mr. Resetti, Animal Crossing: City Folk
Resetti CF.png
Artwork of Mr. Resetti from Animal Crossing: City Folk.

Mr. Resetti's role in City Folk stays the same as in previous games, by reminding the player to save whenever they reset. Additionally, he appears the second time the game is accessed by the player to talk about the importance of saving, regardless of whether the game has been turned off with or without saving. This is the only time in the game that he will appear by the player's house for something positive.

On random days in the City at 8:00 P.M., the player is able to access Resetti's headquarters, called the Resetti Surveillance Center, by entering the rightmost tunnel normally blocked by traffic cones. On the first visit, Resetti will appear shocked that the player somehow found their way into his secret hideout, giving the player a Silver Shovel to leave the area. In subsequent visits, Resetti will occasionally appear with his older brother in one of the chairs situated in the area, chatting about a random topic with his brother. After a short while, the reset alarm will suddenly go off, prompting Resetti to pull back the chair he sits in, presumably to travel to the resetter's house.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

"Yeah, here's the thing. The Reset Surveillance Center? It don't exist no more. When they were drawin' up the town budget for this fiscal year, folks were all like: "What's wrong with a little reset every now and then?" "We don't got the funds for this nonsense!""
Mr. Resetti, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Resetti NL.png
Artwork of Mr. Resetti from Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Mr. Resetti appears yet again in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. This time, however, he is an optional inclusion of the game, due to Resetti's harsh tone in past games disturbing younger players. The first time the player resets, Resetti will appear after Isabelle loads up the town, explaining the loss of the Resetti Surveillance Center due to a lack of a budget, insisting that the player restores the Surveillance Center to its former glory to return to "unstopable mole power". Once this session concludes, the Surveillance Center becomes available as a Public works project when the game resumes.

If the player decides to fund the Surveillance Center, Resetti will appear the day after the project is completed, regardless of whether they reset or not. Additionally, for future resets, Resetti will ask why they reset in the first place, giving options from "I wanted to reset", "My batteries died", or "I don't remember". If the former is chosen, Resetti will give the player a long tirade as he does in previous installments. If the other options are chosen, however, Resetti will let the player off the hook and leave them alone.

As in Animal Crossing: City Folk, Resetti will sometimes be seen inside the open Surveillance Center after 9 PM (7 PM if the Early Bird ordinance is active). Don may appear on subsequent visits. Eventually, both Resetti and Don will give their picture to the player.

Doubutsu no Mori (film)[edit]

"I feel for you kid, I do. Now SCRAM!!!"
— Mr. Resetti, Animal Crossing: The Movie

Resetti has a minor role in Doubutsu no Mori (film). He makes his appearance once Ai falls over when Yu is chasing a dragonfly flying around her. He appears just after she lands on Apollo's flower patch. He warns her of the rules in Animal Village, but lets her off because the damage to the flowers was accidental. He also appears when Yu and Alfonso are seen digging holes looking for fossils, where he attempts to give them a lecture. He can also be seen helping to decorate for the Winter Festival.

Other appearances[edit]

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Mr. Resetti appears as a trophy in Melee, along with Tom Nook and K.K. Slider.

Mr. Resetti Trophy Melee.png #269 Mr. Resetti
Prepare to receive a really long talking-to if you reset this game: the next time you play, Mr. Resetti will be waiting to deliver his best scolding. No matter what your intentions are, pressing the RESET Button will bring you face-to-face with this fervent character. Sometimes the only way to shut him up is to apologize.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

"What's the big idea treating me like an item? Huh!?"
— Mr. Resetti, Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Resetti SSB.jpg

Mr. Resetti appears as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where he will give the players a long lecture. His dialogue box obstructs either the top or bottom half of the screen. Mr. Resetti will also respond to stage events, such as characters falling asleep or getting knocked out. Attacking him for a while makes him angry and causes an explosion.

Trophy information[edit]
Mr. Resetti Trophy Brawl.png #293 Mr. Resetti
A mole wearing a hard hat who'll show up when you restart your game without having saved. He pops up and lets you know in no certain terms the importance of saving your game. The problem is, his speeches are entertaining enough to warrant breaking the rules at least once.

Mr. Resetti (Feet) Trophy Brawl.png #289 Mr. Resetti (Feet)
A monster that normally appears from underground to terrorize players. However, he is not always mean or underground--in Animal Crossing: Wild World, he can be found sipping coffee at The Roost if you go at a certain time on a certain day. In the Japanese-only "e+" version, he works at a so-called "Resetti Observation Center" where you can pop in for a visit.

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

Resetti appears as a trophy in this game.

MrResettiTrophyWiiU.png #612 (3DS) 565 (Wii U) Resetti

Mr. Resetti

NTSC-U: Be sure to save your game before you turn it off, or this guy will show up screaming "AAAAAAAARGH!" Sonny Resetti and his favorite brother, Don, keep an eye out for sudden game resets, and they aren't shy about reminding you to save often. Best not to aggravate them needlessly...

PAL: Forget to save your game before stopping for the day? "GRRAAAAH!" You're going to hear from Mr. Resetti! He and his brother, Don, keep an eye out for reckless resetting and give you a, er...gentle reminder not to. Tempted to "forget" so you can meet them again? Don't. Just don't.

Name in Italics indicate trophy name for the PAL region.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]


Resetti CF.png Resetti
Primary Spirit
Type: Grab
Class: ★★★
Stats: Power: 3,281—9,846
Ability: Jump ↓
* Summon with cores from Mettaur, Dugtrio, Muddy Mole, and any two Attack cores
  • Scan the Resetti amiibo

Mario Kart 8[edit]

Mr. Resetti appears as a course obstacle on the Animal Crossing track in the DLC pack Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8. He is found near the course's finish line, randomly popping out of the ground to impede racers, similar to Monty Moles, common enemies from the Mario series who also act as hazards in Mario Kart 8. If players run into him, they flip, which stuns them and causes them to lose speed. He does not appear in the winter version of the stage.


Parental Guidance in European Manuals[edit]

The European Animal Crossing: Let's Go To The City instruction manual states that Mr. Resetti may be frightening and/or disturbing to young children.

"Information for parents - Mr. Resetti

It is important that players save before switching off the Wii console in order to retain data after each play session (see Saving Data, above). If players switch off without saving, the character Mr. Resetti may appear upon restarting.

Mr. Resetti's purpose is to teach players the importance of saving. However, parents should be aware that his personality and tone of voice, while intentionally humourous, are authoritative and may be disturbing to young children."

Iwata Asks: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Interview[edit]

In the "Iwata Asks: Animal Crossing New Leaf" interview session, the directors of the game admitted that Mr. Resetti was disturbing to children and sometimes made young girls who were playing cry. Thus, they made the decision to lay off Mr. Resetti and have the option to include him back at the player's discretion.[1]

Villager Info[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Special Mole
Client's Vision: I'll leave it up to you!
Required Items: None
Favorite Song: K.K. Rally
Favorite Saying: Earthquakes, thunder, fires, and fathers.

*Mr. Resetti will share a house with Don.

Card Profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing-e card
#006 Mr. Resetti - Series 1
Gender: Male
Species: Mole
Sign: Aries
Password: gZs&aDJVoMjLN@
Animal Crossing-e 1-006 (Mr. Resetti).jpg
005 Tortimer Animal Crossing-e cards
#006 Mr. Resetti
007 Blathers

Animal Crossing-e card
#275 Mr. Resetti - Series 4
Gender: Male
Species: Mole
Sign: Aries
Password: n7n#WbsB%HAlzz
Animal Crossing-e 4-275 (Mr. Resetti).jpg
274 Louie Animal Crossing-e cards
#275 Mr. Resetti
001 K.K. Slider

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#006 Resetti - Series 1
Type: Special
Star sign: Aries
Birthday: April 6
Dice value: 2
Hand sign: Paper
006 Resetti amiibo card NA.png
005 Kapp'n List of amiibo cards
#006 Resetti
007 Joan

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#309 Resetti (without hat) - Series 4
Type: Special
Star sign: Aries
Birthday: April 6
Dice value: 1
Hand sign: Paper
309 Resetti amiibo card NA.png
308 Leilani List of amiibo cards
#309 Resetti (without hat)
310 Timmy


For this subject's image gallery, see Mr. Resetti/Gallery.



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リセットさん
Mr. Reset
Spanish Rese T. Ado As "Reseteado" (meaning "resetted")
French Mr. Resetti -
German Resetti -
Italian Resetti -
Korean 도루묵씨
From 도루묵 Dorumuk, meaning "useless" or "naught".

See also[edit]


  2. Mashable: "Nintendo confirms Mr. Resetti lost his job thanks to 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' "