Mr. Resetti

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This article is about Mr. Resetti. For Resetti's older brother, see Don Resetti.
"GRAAAH! I SAID NO RESETTIN'! WHAT DON'T YOU GET?! THE "NO" OR THE "RESETTIN'" PART?! .....Phew..... Ain't had to yell like that for ages. I'm seeing spots over here."
— Mr. Resetti, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Artwork of Mr. Resetti
Species Gender
Mole Male
Birthday April 6th Aries
Favorite saying "Lightning does all the work, but thunder takes all the glory."
Role Appears after the player resets without saving[nb 1]
Rescue Service[nb 2]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Name in other languages
 Rese T.
 Rese T.

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. 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 elder 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.



Artwork of Mr. Resetti from Doubutsu no Mori.

Mr. Resetti is a brown mole with black whiskers around his nose, and black, down-turned eyebrows with dark-brown linings. He wears a white shirt, blue overalls, black boots, and a yellow helmet. His hands and the tip of his nose are brown to dark-brown. He is shorter and fatter than his elder brother, Don. When not angry, he closes his eyes and his mouth, only showing black eyelids and small dark-brown lips, but when he is, he opens his eyes and mouth too wide, with his eyes being round-shaped and showing white sclera with black irises and small white pupils, and his mouth being square-shaped and showing white teeth, inside being red/brown/black and a pink tongue in the process.

In Doubutsu no Mori, Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, and Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival (as his Lv. 3 outfit for the Board Game), Mr. Resetti simply wears a white shirt, with his mining helmet in the former two featuring a green stripe under the headlight.

For Groundhog Day in Animal Crossing, Mr. Resetti wears a gray suit with a white shirt underneath it along with a pink or purple bow tie. This returns in amiibo Festival as his Lv. 4 outfit, though the suit is more dark gray and the bow tie is colored red.


Mr. Resetti is very short-tempered, always harshly yelling at the player for resetting or quitting without saving. When not angry, however, he is calm, polite, and understanding. In later games, his anger is toned down.



Mr. Resetti is Don Resetti's younger brother. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Resetti mentions having a wife and an unspecified number of children. In Wild World, he mentions having a cousin named Vicious Vole Vinnie.


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
Artwork of Mr. Resetti from Animal Crossing.

Mr. Resetti makes his debut in the first-generation Animal Crossing games. 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 appears in his place on the fifth reset.

Resetti also makes an appearance during the Groundhog 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.

As a hidden appearance, if the player asks K.K. Slider to play a song between 8:45 and 8:50 PM, Resetti will briefly appear in the background during the performance. Additionally, only in Doubutsu no Mori e+, the player can access Resetti's Headquarters by smashing a random rock after having reset 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
Artwork of Mr. Resetti from Wild World.
Mr. Resetti telling the player to save 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.

In 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
Artwork of Mr. Resetti from 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 a reason other than they quit without saving.

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
Artwork of Mr. Resetti from 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 in New Horizons.
"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. Sometimes his older brother, Don, will fill in for Resetti.

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?"

Mr. Resetti appearing at The Roost and being talked to.

Mr. Resetti's first physical appearance in New Horizons is after the 2.0 Free Update, where he can appear at The Roost, be invited to the Paradise Planning island after the Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise DLC is installed, and be invited to Photopia.

Resetti's poster can be obtained from Nook Shopping after inviting him to Photopia via his amiibo, and beginning in version 1.7.0, the Resetti model can be purchased from Nook Shopping from January 25 to February 2. Additionally, Mr. Resetti appears on the "Ongoing work - Little Bro" variation of the construction sign item, and network lost error screen while player visit other player's island.

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 accidentally 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. Because Animal Crossing had yet to be released outside of Japan at the release of Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mr. Resetti's trophy shows him wearing Japanese carpenter clothes instead of a shirt and overalls, and his game info is shown as “FUTURE RELEASE”.


Mr. Resetti

Mr. Resetti

Description 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.
Acquisition Random

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. He also appears as two trophies and one sticker.

Trophy information[edit]

Mr. Resetti

Mr. Resetti

Description 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.
Acquisition Random

Mr. Resetti

Mr. Resetti (Feet)

Description 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.
Acquisition Random


Mr. Resetti
Mr. Resetti

Effect Fighters
[Body] [Spin] Attack +33 All fighters

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

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

#612 (3DS)
#565 (Wii U)

Mr. Resetti

Mr. Resetti[nb 3]

Description 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.
Acquisition Random

In Mario Kart 8[edit]

Mr. Resetti appears as a course obstacle on the Animal Crossing track in 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 Super 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.

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 normal difficulty or higher or by scanning his amiibo.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]



Mr. Resetti

Category Type Class
Primary Spirit Grab Ace (★★★)
Slots 2 (⬡⬡)
Stats Power: 3,281—9,846
Attack power: 1,625—4,876
Defense power: 1,530—4,592
Ability Jump ↓
  • Summon with cores from Mettaur, Dugtrio, Muddy Mole, and any two Attack cores
  • Scan the Resetti amiibo
  • Villager information[edit]

    In New Leaf[edit]

    Mr. Resetti
    Earthquakes, thunder, fires, and fathers.

    Mr. Resetti

    Birthday Gender Species
    April 6 Aries Male Mole
    Pic version added Version 1.0
    Coffee preferences
    Type of beans Blue Mountain
    Amount of milk None
    Amount of sugar None

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

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

    Earthquakes, thunder, fires, and fathers.

    Resetti's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Resetti's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Gender Species
    April 6 Aries Male Mole
    Umbrella Bat Umbrella HHD Icon.png Bat umbrella
    Shares house with Don
    House request
    Client's vision I'll leave it up to you!
    Favorite song  K.K. Rally
    Unlocked items
  •  Resetti model
  •  K.K. Rally
  •  Resetti's pic
  • Clothing:
  •  Safety helmet
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Resetti's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    RV in Welcome amiibo[edit]

    Exterior of Mr. Resetti's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Mr. Resetti's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Description: 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.
    Wall:  Old Wallpaper
    Floor:  Old Flooring
    Music: Go K.K. Rider NL Texture.png Go K.K. Rider

    Resetti's "Order furniture" list in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Mr. Resetti
    Lightning does all the work, but thunder takes all the glory.

    Mr. Resetti

    Birthday Gender Species
    April 6 Aries Male Mole
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Yellow) NH Model.png  Yellow
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Traditional 1 - Fabric 3) NH Model.png  Traditional 1 - Fabric 3
    Happy Home Paradise traits
    Umbrella Camo Umbrella NH Icon.png Camo umbrella
    Hobby Education
    Book Education Book NH Icon.png Novel

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
    Unlocked items

    Card and figure profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader cards[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 1-006 (Mr. Resetti).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 1-006 (Mr. Resetti - Back).jpg

    #006 Mr. Resetti - Series 1
    Gender: Male
    Sign: Aries
    Profile: Mr. Resetti's a digging machine with a nose for cheaters! With his surly attitude and flailing pickax, he keeps villagers on the level. Under his gruff exterior lies a family mole, dedicated to his brother Don.
    Password: gZs&aDJVoMjLN@

    Animal Crossing-e 4-275 (Mr. Resetti).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 4-275 (Mr. Resetti - Back).jpg

    #275 Mr. Resetti - Series 4
    Gender: Male
    Sign: Aries
    Profile: Mr. Resetti likes to make mountains out of molehills! Deep down, he's a nice enough guy. But if you start abusing that RESET Button, he's bound to get a little irked. Keep telling yourself this: "I won't forget. I won't reset. I won't forget. I won't reset..."
    Password: n7n#WbsB%HAlzz

    amiibo cards[edit]

    006 Resetti amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #006 Resetti - Series 1
    Star sign: Aries
    Birthday: April 6
    Dice value: 2
    Hand sign: Paper

    309 Resetti amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #309 Resetti - Series 4
    Star sign: Aries
    Birthday: April 6
    Dice value: 1
    Hand sign: Paper

    amiibo figure[edit]

    Resetti amiibo Figure.png


    Resetti amiibo Figure Packaging.png

    Resetti - Wave 2 description: "Forget to save your Animal Crossing™ game, and Mr. Resetti—the not-so-mild-mannered mole—will pop out of the ground to scold you. The more you forget, the grumpier he becomes, so save your game often!"
    Release dates: United States of America January 22, 2016
    Japan December 17, 2015
    Europe January 29, 2016
    Australia January 30, 2016


    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]



    • In the first popularity poll held on the Doubutsu no Mori website, Mr. Resetti ranked as the 2nd most popular character with 365 votes, ranking above Peanut but below K.K. Slider.[3]
    • In a second popularity poll held on the Doubutsu no Mori+ website, Mr. Resetti ranked as the 3rd most popular character with 1,798 votes, ranking above Tom Nook but below Blanca.[4]
    • Mr. Resetti has a cousin named Vicious Vole Vinnie who is never seen in any of the games. His name is a reference to the film My Cousin Vinny.
    • On the player's third reset in Animal Crossing: Wild World, Mr. Resetti states his favorite movie is "A Few Good Moles," a reference to A Few Good Men, a 1992 American legal drama film.
    • Mr. Resetti speaks in the Kansai dialect in the Japanese version of the series. The English localization translates this as a New York/New Jersey accent.
    • Beginning in Animal Crossing: Wild World, a graphic of Mr. Resetti appears on communication error screens.
    • Mr. Resetti's photo quote in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Happy Home Designer is a Japanese proverb that roughly means "a father is feared as much as the worst natural disasters."
    • Mr. Resetti's name can be seen on the scorecard of Mario Golf: Advance Tour.
    • Mr. Resetti shares his birthday with Hopper, who appears in the movie with him.
    • Mr. Resetti mentions in Wild World that he at one point dropped out of dental school.

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese リセットさん
    Mr. Reset

    Korean 도루묵씨
    From 말짱 도루묵 Maljjang Dorumuk, meaning "useless" or "naught"

    Simplified Chinese 电源叔叔
    Diànyuán Shūshu
    Uncle Power

    Traditional Chinese 電源叔叔

    Russian Ресетти
    Same as English name

    Dutch Resetti Same as English name

    German Resetti Same as English name

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

    European French Resetti Same as English name

    Italian Resetti Same as English name (It should be noted the name "Resetti" is of Italian origin)

    See also[edit]


    1. All games prior to New Horizons
    2. In New Horizons only, offscreen
    3. Trophy name for the PAL region.
    4. Re-Tail sell price; if item can be sold at Timmy and Tommy's store, it is 80% of the sell price; if item can be sold to Leila at Tortimer Island, it is 5% of the sell price.


    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/上位20位". Retrieved May 4, 2022.
    4. Nintendo. "キャラクター人気投票結果発表!". Archived from the original on November 8, 2020. Retrieved November 8, 2020.

    External links[edit]

    Mr. Resetti on other wikis

    • SmashWiki
    • Wikipedia