Mr. Resetti

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"Resetti" redirects here. For Mr. Resetti's older brother, see Don Resetti.
"Earthquakes, thunder, fires, and fathers."
— Mr. Resetti, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Mr. Resetti mol
Resetti AF.png
Species Gender
Mole Male
Birthday April 6th Aries
Role Appears after the player resets without saving[nb 1]
Rescue Service[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese リセットさん
Korean 도루묵씨
Italian Resetti
German Resetti

Simplified Chinese 电源叔叔
French Resetti
Spanish Rese T.
Dutch Resetti

Traditional Chinese 電源叔叔
Quebec French Resetti
Latin American Spanish Rese T.
Russian Ресетти

Sonny Resetti, commonly referred to as Mr. Resetti or simply Resetti, is a mole in the Animal Crossing series who appears in all games to date except Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.[nb 3] Resetti's job prior to Animal Crossing: New Horizons is to make sure the player saves the game; if the player resets or quits without saving, he will appear outside their house to scold them. The more the player resets the game, the angrier he gets, yelling at the player more and for a longer amount of time. His first name is revealed to be Sonny in Animal Crossing and Animal Crossing: City Folk by his calmer older brother, Don. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, where there is an autosave feature, Mr. Resetti no longer scolds the player for resetting and instead operates the Rescue Service.

Appearances[edit]

In 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
Mr. Resetti in Animal Crossing.

Mr. Resetti makes his 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 console is reset or the game is 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, it will lead to him forcing the player through absurdist tactics, such as repeating a phrase or creating a fake reset. His brother Don may also appear in his place after the player resets at least seven times.

On the player's sixth reset, when repeating a phrase for Resetti, if the player types certain phrases, Resetti will have a unique reaction and scold the player, saying, "You think I wasn't gonna read what you wrote there? You oughta be ashamed of yourself!" The phrases are as follows:

  • "no"
  • "NO!"
  • "jerk"
  • "Die!"
  • "Loser"
  • "RESET"
  • "Freak"
  • "Creep"
  • "no way"
  • "Leave!"
  • "No way!"
  • "shut up"
  • "go away"
  • "Pinhead"
  • "Dirtbag"
  • "Scumbag"
  • "Shut up!"
  • "Go away!"
  • "butthead"
  • "Bite me!"
  • "U R ugly"
  • "groundhog"
  • "You stink
  • "I + reset"
  • "You suck!"
  • "I hate you"
  • "Moles suck"
  • "Who cares?"

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 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.

In 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
Mr. Resetti in 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 PM and 4:00 PM, 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," likely due to the Nintendo DS not having a reset button; he instead says to "save the game." After several resets, Resetti reveals he has a cousin named Vicious Vole Vinnie, who apparently has a shorter temper than him.

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
Mr. Resetti in City Folk.

Mr. Resetti's role in Animal Crossing: 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 after 8 PM, 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.

In 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
Mr. Resetti in New Leaf.

Mr. Resetti appears again in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, though he is now optional, due to Resetti's harsh tone in past games disturbing younger players.[1] The first time the player resets, Resetti will appear after Isabelle loads up the town, explaining the loss of the Reset Surveillance Center due to a lack of a budget, insisting that the player restores the Surveillance Center to its former glory to return to "unstoppable 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 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. After enough visits, both Resetti and Don will give their picture to the player.

In the Welcome amiibo update, his amiibo figure can be scanned to make his RV appear in the campground.

In New Horizons[edit]

Though normally unnamed, the operator of the Rescue Service is revealed to be Mr. Resetti.
"C'mon! Deep breath, Resetti... OK... Seeing as this is an emergency, I'll cover ya. No charge!"
— Operator, Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Due to the auto-saving feature in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Mr. Resetti no longer fulfills the role of lecturing players that do not save their game and, according to series director Aya Kyogoku, was laid off from his job at the Reset Surveillance Center.[2] Resetti instead operates the Rescue Service. Though his nametag reads "Operator," it does use his color scheme. Additionally, his voice and theme can be heard when the player uses the service and the app icon features a helicopter with his distinctive helmet and nose. If the player does not have enough Nook Miles to use the service, Resetti will refer to himself by name, telling himself to calm down before dropping the player off at a location of his choice.

Additionally, Resetti is implied to state one of the quotes for a 4-star island rating, saying, "Back in my day, the key to a good life was a low reset rate. Ya feel what I'm gettin' at? What I'm sayin' is, this here <island> ya got goin' on? This is one sharp locale! Got that?"

Resetti's Poster can be obtained from Nook Shopping after attempting to invite him to Photopia via his amiibo. Additionally, Mr. Resetti appears on the "Ongoing - Lttle Bro" variation of the {{I|Construction sign item.

In Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori[edit]

Mr. Resetti in Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori.

Mr. Resetti has a minor role in 🎬 Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori, as the "rule enforcer" of Animal Village. He first appears when Ai falls into Apollo's flower patch of blue roses. Resetti begins to yell at her, but he stops when she tells him it was an accident. After finding out she is looking for Apollo, he directs her to The Roost.

He appears again when and Alfonso dig up fossils and Yū accidently hits him with his shovel. He scolds them and says his tunnels are starting to cave in from their digging.

Resetti appears briefly during the Winter Festival, setting up holiday lights on trees.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Mr. Resetti appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. 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.
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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.
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In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

"What's the big idea treating me like an item, huh?"
— Mr. Resetti, Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Mr. Resetti as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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 uncertain terms the importance of saving your game. The problem is, his speeches are entertaining enough to warrant breaking the rules at least once. In Animal Crossing, his brother Don appears too. He's the polar opposite of his sibling.
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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 uncertain terms the importance of saving your game. The problem is, his speeches are entertaining enough to warrant breaking the rules at least once. In Animal Crossing, his brother Don appears too. He's the polar opposite of his sibling.
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Mr Resetti Feet Trophy Brawl.png #289 Mr. Resetti (Feet)
A character who normally appears from underground to lecture the player. However, he is not always 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.
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Mr Resetti Feet Trophy Brawl.png #289 Mr. Resetti (Feet)
A character who normally appears from underground to lecture the player. However, he is not always 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.
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In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U[edit]

Resetti appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

Resetti SSB4 Trophy (Wii U).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.
Random
Resetti SSB4 Trophy (Wii U).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.
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Name in Italics indicate trophy name for the PAL region.

In Super Mario Maker[edit]

Mr. Resetti's costume in Super Mario Maker.

Mr. Resetti appears as a costume in Super Mario Maker, which can be unlocked by either clearing the 100 Mario Challenge on hormal difficulty or higher or by scanning his amiibo.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Spirits[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


In 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.

Villager information[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Mr. Resetti will share a house with Don Resetti.

Happy Home Designer client information
Resetti
Thought Bubble:
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.
Resetti's Happy Home Designer icon
Happy Home Designer client information
Resetti
Thought Bubble:
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.
Resetti's Happy Home Designer icon

RV in Welcome amiibo[edit]

When visiting Mr. Resetti's RV at the campground, the bottom screen will display the following:

"Constantly monitoring your system's status and maintaining a deep well of reserve anger can be tiring, so Resetti likes to unwind with a little camping."
Nia blue upload.png
RV of Mr. Resetti NLa.jpg
Items:
Accordion Screen HHD Icon.png Accordion Screen Bathroom Stall HHD Icon.png Bathroom Stall
FallLeaf.png Box with Helmet FallLeaf.png Large Tea Table
FallLeaf.png Overflowing Trash FallLeaf.png Half-Eaten Pizza
Resetti Model HHD Icon.png Resetti Model Wall Fan HHD Icon.png Wall Fan
FallLeaf.png Wall-Mounted TV
Wallpaper: Old Wallpaper HHD Icon.png Old Wallpaper
Floor: FallLeaf.png Old Flooring
Music: Go K.K. Rider

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader cards[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card
#006 Mr. Resetti - Series 1
Gender: Male
Sign: Aries
Password: gZs&aDJVoMjLN@
D9D&gNUUpPHLC&
Profile:
Animal Crossing-e 1-006 (Mr. Resetti).jpg
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
005 Tortimer Animal Crossing e-Reader cards
#006 Mr. Resetti
007 Blathers
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png


Animal Crossing e-Reader card
#275 Mr. Resetti - Series 4
Gender: Male
Sign: Aries
Password: n7n#WbsB%HAlzz
GCLntCpntmLdHW
Profile:
Animal Crossing-e 4-275 (Mr. Resetti).jpg
GorillaSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
274 Louie Animal Crossing e-Reader cards
#275 Mr. Resetti
001 K.K. Slider
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png

amiibo cards[edit]

amiibo card
#006 Resetti - Series 1
Star sign: Aries
Birthday: April 6
Dice value: 2
Hand sign: Paper
006 Resetti amiibo card NA.png
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
005 Kapp'n List of amiibo cards
#006 Resetti
007 Joan
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
amiibo card
#309 Resetti (without hat) - Series 4
Star sign: Aries
Birthday: April 6
Dice value: 1
Hand sign: Paper
309 Resetti amiibo card NA.png
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
308 Leilani List of amiibo cards
#309 Resetti (without hat)
310 Timmy
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png


Controversy[edit]

The European Animal Crossing: Let's Go To The City instruction manual states that while intended to be humorous, 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."

In an Iwata Asks interview session, the directors of Animal Crossing: New Leaf admitted that Mr. Resetti was disturbing to some 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]

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese リセットさん
Risetto-san
Mr. Reset

Korean 도루묵씨
Dorumuk-ssi
From 도루묵 Dorumuk, meaning "useless" or "naught."

Simplified Chinese 电源叔叔 (iQue)
Diànyuán shūshu
Uncle Power

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
电源叔叔 / 電源叔叔
Diànyuán shūshu
Uncle Power

Russian Ресетти
Resetti
Same as English name

Dutch Resetti Same as English name

German Resetti -

European Spanish Rese T. Ado As in reseteado, meaning "reset" in past tense

European French Mr. Resetti -

Italian Resetti -

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Iwata Asks: Animal Crossing: New Leaf: Being the Mayor".
  2. Jess Joho (June 13, 2019). "Nintendo confirms Mr. Resetti lost his job thanks to 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons'".
  3. Nintendo. "キャラクター人気投票結果発表!". nintendo.co.jp. Archived from the original on November 8, 2020. Retrieved November 8, 2020.

Notes[edit]

  1. All games prior to New Horizons
  2. In New Horizons only, offscreen
  3. Mr. Resetti remains offscreen in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and makes a cameo in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.