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"I'm at my happiest here at work, don't you know?"
— Sable, Animal Crossing: Wild World
Sable 3DS.png
Artwork of Sable from Animal Crossing: New Leaf'
Species Gender
Hedgehog Female
Service Seamstress
Birthday November 22nd
Star sign Scorpio Scorpio (ACHHD & ACaF)
Libra Libra (ACGC & DnM e+)
Appearances Doubutsu no Mori,
Doubutsu no Mori+,
Animal Crossing,
Doubutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Additional appearances Doubutsu no Mori (film),
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer,
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival,
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Sable (あさみ, Asami) is a character in the Animal Crossing series, co-owning the Able Sisters tailor shop. She is a shy, reserved character that prefers to work in the background while her younger sister, Mabel, assists customers, though she is very talkative when she opens up. Her Japanese name is derived from asa, meaning hemp or linen. It may also relate to hasami, scissors.


Sable's life is very focused around the world she grew up in- she is happy with the slow pace of the country life and has proven to be firm friends with others from the village, most notably, Tom Nook. When Sable was only a young girl, her parents died, leaving her to care for her younger sister. She reminisces frequently of her parents, often sharing stories of her childhood. It is not known how her mother and father died, but it is certain that Sable was very unprepared, having to mature quickly and sacrifice her own happiness for that of her sister. This lowered her self-confidence and made her the introverted adult she is today. After her parents' death, Sable took over the family business and taught herself to embroider and make clothes.


Animal Crossing[edit]

Artwork of Sable from Animal Crossing.

Sable, though absent in the original Doubutsu no Mori, is added to its enhanced port, Animal Crossing with her younger sister Mabel. While her sister runs the shop, Sable can be seen sewing in the corner, keeping quiet and secluded. If the player talks to her, she will politely ask the player to leave her be, or frustratingly ask Mabel to help her with the "customer". However, if the keeps talking to her consecutively over the course of two weeks, she will warm up to the player and become their friend. When these conditions are met, Sable will share memories to the player about her childhood.

Animal Crossing: Wild World[edit]

Artwork of Sable from Animal Crossing: Wild World.

In Animal Crossing: Wild World, Sable has a very similar role as she did in Animal Crossing, keeping secluded at a sewing machine without moving. Once again, she will ask the player to leave her be at first, before becoming a friend of the player continuously talks to her each day. She will also now begin to say things like "Welcome! I'm so glad you decided to pay us a visit..." Sable also reveals to be a fan of a soap opera called Pointed Love, which she will comment on every Thursday. Sable is affected by episodes every so often, but this only happens if the player befriends her.

If the player befriends her prior to January, Sable will get depressed, much to Mabel's bewilderment. After talking to Sable enough during the month, Sable will reveal that she and Tom Nook were best friends before Nook moved to the city. Although prior to moving to the city, Sable and Tom Nook would climb onto the roof of the Observatory (though she implies that it was a seperate building at this time, rather than part of the Museum) and gaze at the stars, eventually inspiring Sable to design a "Star Shirt" constellation. Sable will speak of her and Nook writing to each other after Tom Nook's move, even appearing to have an admiration for him, as she would wish to "keep Tom Nook's pure spirit protected" from the apathetic attitude of the city, and even receiving a pair of scissors from him on her birthday. While talking, she will act apologetic about her monologing to the player, though she will reminisce about what she says often.

Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

"Patience, Sable..."
— Sable, Animal Crossing: City Folk
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Artwork of Sable from Animal Crossing: City Folk.

In City Folk, Sable's role remains unchanged, though the player is able now speak to Sable for twelve days to befriend her, as opposed to two weeks in other installments. As in Wild World, Sable will make comments about the day of the week and sometimes tell him or her stories about her past life and childhood. During an episode, Sable will reveal that a worker in GracieGrace, named Labelle, is her younger sister. Sable d mentions that she does not get along with her sister, as she feels that Labelle abandoned her to go to the city when their parents died, leaving her alone to look after Mabel. A glitch also allows a player to be stuck behind Sable during online play.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

In New Leaf, Sable is given a more extensive role, but she is still a seamstress working at the Able Sisters, now located on Main Street. This time, when the player befriends her, she will allow the player to access the QR Code machine, allowing them to store designs within QR Codes.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp[edit]

Sable reappears in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, running the Able Sisters To Go shop with her younger sister Mabel. Sable continues to work as a seamstress in this game. However, the player is unable to talk to her and thus is unable to befriend her.

Other Appearances[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Sable appears as a trophy and will occasionally appear in the background of the Smashville stage.

Sable & Mabel Trophy Brawl.png #269 Sable & Mabel
Sisters who run the Able Sisters tailor shop. Mabel's the younger sibling, the one who deals with customers. Her older sister, Sable, sits at the sewing machine in the back of the shop. Sable's shy and will look slightly miffed if you speak to her. If you drop by to chat with her every day, however, she'll gradually warm up and share some stories with you.

Doubutsu no Mori (film)[edit]

Sable has a minor role in Doubutsu no Mori (film). She is seen sewing patterns, like in the games. Also, she is seen sitting in the front row next to Mabel during K.K. Slider's performance. She doesn't say much, but she greets Margie when she comes in with some drawings.

General Description[edit]

Physical Appearance[edit]

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Sable is a brown hedgehog with pink freckles and sad, shy eyes. She has no visible mouth, so instead talks by moving her nose. She wears a pink and white gingham apron and has a head full of large, spiky bristles.


Sable is a reserved, somewhat insecure girl who stays in the background, while her sister, Mabel, takes the spotlight. She does not appear very social, as she will ask the player to leave her alone the first few times they try to talk to her, though she says this in a polite tone of voice. If the player befriends her, however, she becomes much more kind and talkative, commenting on the day or her personal life, including her past. Sable is a focused and determined individual when it comes to work, refusing to take any action until the task is done.

Sable is a stated fan of the soap opera Pointed Love, implying that she is a fan of a drama genre, and describes various episodes in detail on various days, stating that she is a dedicated fan of the series.


Though her exact age is unknown, Sable is the elder sister of the two Able Sisters, stated as raising Mabel as a child following the death of their parents, implying that she is much older than Mabel.



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Sable appearing alongside Mabel in her trophy from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Mable is Sable's younger sister, as well as her foster child following the death of her parents. As such, the two share a close bond despite their differences, though Mabel prefers to keep this to a minimum, saying to not bring up anything regarding Mabel's past.


When first mentioned, it is implied that Sable and Labelle are on rocky terms with one another, as Labelle abandoned Sabelle following the death of their parents, leaving Sable to care for Mabel alone.

Tom Nook[edit]

Sable and Tom Nook are childhood friends, and have known each other for several years, despite not making direct contact since Nook's attempt in the City to strike rich. Prior to this, Tom and Sable would hang out with each other often, even stargazing with one another and creating their own designs. Even after Tom Nook moves out, the two exchange letters with one another, and Tom Nook even gifts Sable with scissors for her birthday at one point.

Sable is implied to have a romantic interest in Tom Nook, stating to have wished blessings on Tom Nook each night during his time in the city, which also means that she wishes the best for Nook as his friend. Tom, however, does not appear to share this sentiment.


In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Special Hedgehog
Client's Vision: I'll leave it up to you!
Required Items: None
Favorite Song: Soulful K.K.
Pic Quote:
Keep working, and the water mill won't freeze.

Happy Home Designer amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#004 Sable - Series 1
Type: Special Character
Star sign: Scorpio
Birthday: November 22
Dice value: 4
Hand sign: Rock
004 Sable amiibo card NA.png
003 DJ KK List of amiibo cards
#004 Sable
005 Kapp'n

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Mili Likely derived from the Spanish comic acting duo comprised of twin sisters Pili and Mili and/or Pili & Mili, a women's clothing store located in London
French Cousette Seamstress
Italian Filomena Her shortened name, "Filo", means "thread"; it's also used in the shop's Italian name, Ago & Filo