Special character

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20th anniversary artwork of all special characters through the series.

Special characters in the Animal Crossing series are non-villager characters that fulfil a variety of functions, including owning or running various establishments, hosting events or providing access to exclusive items.


These characters are all employed by the town to look after various civic functions.

Name Icon Location Description
Blathers Blathers NH Character Icon.png Museum Curates the museum's exhibits and assesses fossils
Booker Booker aF Character Icon.png Police station DnM/AC/DnMe+/NL
Checkpoint WW/CF
Runs the lost and found
Celeste Celeste NH Character Icon.png Museum WW/CF/NL
Wandering the island on random nightsNH
Runs the Observatory WW/CF
Runs the Museum ShopNL
Tells the player about wishing upon shooting stars and gives them various DIY recipes related to stars and space.NH
Copper Copper aF Character Icon.png Police station DnM/AC/DnMe+/NL
Checkpoint WW/CF
Information and aerobics DnM/AC/DnMe+
Multiplayer support WW/CF
Lost and found NL
Gyroid Gyroid PG.png Next to House DnM/AC/DnMe+ Save game, set messages, store items
Isabelle Isabelle NH Character Icon.png Town Hall NL
Resident Services NH
Secretary, event coordinator
Orville Orville NH Character Icon.png Airport Works at the airport, providing functions such as allowing the player to send mail to a resident of the island or friend.
Pelly Pelly PC icon.png Post Office Works the day shift in the post office
Pete Pete PC icon.png In town Mail delivery
Phyllis Phyllis aF Character Icon.png Post Office Works the night shift in the post office
Porter Porter aF Character Icon.png Train Station DnM/AC/DnMe+/NL Multiplayer Support
Tortimer Tortimer aF Character Icon.png Wishing Well AC/DnMe+
Town Hall WW/CF
Mayor AC/DnMe+/WW/CF
Wilbur Wilbur NH Character Icon.png Airport Pilot for multiplayer and hosting mystery tours.


These characters own or run the various businesses in town.

Name Icon Location Description
Beppe Beppe PC icon.png OK Motors Camper customization in Pocket Camp
Brewster Brewster PC icon.png The Roost Barista
Gyroid storage CF
Carlo Carlo PC icon.png OK Motors Camper customization in Pocket Camp
Cyrus Cyrus NH Character Icon.png Re-Tail NL
Wedding Season NH
Furniture customization NL
Digby Digby PC icon.png Happy Home Showcase Grants access to houses and players via Streetpass.
Dr. Shrunk Shrunk aF Character Icon.png Randomly in town WW
The MarqueeCF
Teaches Emotions
Frillard Frillard SSBU.png The Marquee CF (rare) Teaches Emotions
Giovanni Giovanni PC icon.png OK Motors Camper customization in Pocket Camp
Gracie Gracie aF Character Icon.png In Town all except CF
GracieGrace CF/NL
Sells exclusive clothing
Sells exclusive furniture CF/NL
Fashion Check NL
Harriet Harriet aF Character Icon.png Shampoodle Hair stylist and makeup artist
Harvey Harvey NH Character Icon.png Campground Wa
Harv's Island NH
Sells exclusive furniture for MEOW Coupons Wa
Information for usage on Harv's Island NH
Katrina Katrina NH Character Icon.png In Town DnM/AC/DnMe+/WW
Fortune Shop CF/NL
Fortune teller and luck influencer
Kicks Kicks NH Character Icon.png City CF
Kicks (shop) NL
Resident Services stallNH
Shoe shining CF
Bag, shoe, and sock seller NL/NH
Label[nb 1] Label NH Character Icon.png GracieGrace CF
Able Sisters NL
Fashion Check NH
Clerk for Gracie CF
Sells hats and accessories NL
Fashion check NH
Leif Leif NH Character Icon.png Garden Shop NL
Resident Services stallNH
Sells plants, flowers and gardening tools, hosts weeding day, helps if town is overgrown
Lloid Lloid NH Question Icon.png Auction House CF
Various NL/NH
Auctioneer CF
PWP fund raising and tool lending NL
Island construction fund raising NH
Luna Luna NH Character Icon.png Dream Suite NL
When sleeping on a Bed furniture. NH
Access to dream towns
Lyle Lyle PC icon.png In town WW
Happy Room Academy CF
Nook's Homes NL
Dodgy insurance WW
Lottie Lottie aF Character Icon.png Nook's Homes Furniture moving tutorial. She is also a main character in Happy Home Designer
Mabel Mabel NH Character Icon.png Able Sisters (all)
Visiting on a random weekday as well as Saturday/Sunday NH
Sells clothing
Redd Redd NH Character Icon.png Crazy Redd's AC/WW/CF/NL
Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler NH
Sells black market goods, including fakes.
Reese Reese NH Character Icon.png Re-Tail NL
Wedding Season NH
Buys items from the player or puts them up for sale in the shop. NL
Sable Sable NH Character Icon.png Able Sisters QR codes NL
Distributes exclusive patterns to customize furniture NH
Timmy and Tommy Nooklings NH Icon.png Nookington's DnM/AC/DnMe+/WW,CF
Timmy and Tommy's store NL/NH
Resident Services tentNH
Main town store
Tom Nook Tom Nook NH Character Icon.png Tom Nook's store AC/DnMe+/WW/CF
Nook's Homes NL
Resident ServicesNH
Mortgages (all games)
Main town storeAC/DnMe+/WW/CF
Housing exteriorsNL/NH
Tutorials, announcements, and construction-based island functionsNH
  1. Called Labelle prior to NH, now using as a brand name.


These characters all live and work on Tortimer Island.

Name Icon Location Description
Grams Grams aF Character Icon.png Gift Shop Sells items for medals
Kapp'n Kapp'n aF Character Icon.png Ferry Operator Transports the player to and from the island (Previously also player setup) WW
Leila Leila aF Character Icon.png Gift Shop Buys items from the player for 5% of their usual value.
Leilani Leilani aF Character Icon.png Gift Shop Runs Island Tours.
Lloid Lloid NL.png Island Tours Lends equipment to the player for use while they are on the island or in the tours
Tortimer Tortimer aF Character Icon.png Island Tours Hosts the Island Tours. Also see Government for his other roles.

Holiday Visitors[edit]

Holiday Visitors arrive in town on specific dates and host events.

Name Icon Event Description
Cornimer Cornimer WW.png Acorn Festival WW Trades acorns for items from the Mushroom Series.
Franklin Franklin NH Character Icon.png Harvest Festival Provides items from the Harvest Series in return for help saving him from being dinner until New Leaf in which he provides exclusive items if the player helps him cook a feast.
Jack Jack NH Character Icon.png Halloween Provides items from the Spooky Series and Creepy Theme depending on the game.
Jingle Jingle NH Character Icon.png Toy Day Provides items from the Jingle Series prior to New Leaf in which he gives out festive themed items instead.
Pavé Pavé NH Character Icon.png Festivale Provides items from the Pavé Series (Festivale Series in New Horizons).
Zipper T. Bunny Zipper NH Character Icon.png Bunny Day Provides items from the Egg Series (Bunny Day Series in New Horizons).

Regular Visitors[edit]

Regular visitors turn up in town randomly, during repeating events or when certain criteria are met.

Name Icon Location Description
Blanca Blanca aF Character Icon.png Random Visitor AC/DnMe+/WW/CF
April Fool's Day NL
Requires the player to draw her a new face AC/DnMe+/WW/CF
Plays a game where she disguises herself as villagers to prank the player on April Fool's Day NL
Chip Chip aF Character Icon.png Fishing Tourney DnM/AC/DnMe+/CF/NL Judges the Fishing Tourney between Doubutsu no Mori and New Leaf (except for Wild World) and provides prizes.
C.J. C.J. NH Character Icon.png Fishing Tourney NH Judges the Fishing Tourney in New Horizons and provides prizes.
Daisy Mae Daisy Mae NH Question Icon.png Sunday mornings NH Sells Turnips in New Horizons.
Don Resetti Don aF Character Icon.png Game reset AC/DnMe+/CF/NL
Using the Rescue Service NH
Appears rarely when the player resets the game and will sometimes be present in the Resetti Surveillance Center. AC/DnMe+/CF/NL
Appears rarely to transport the player into a different location.NH
Farley Farley PG.png Perfect Town AC/DnMe+ Appears in the fountain and provides a golden axe to the player.
Flick Flick NH Character Icon.png Bug Off NH Judges the Bug Off in New Horizons
Gullivarrr Gullivarrr NH Character Icon.png Random Visitor NH Washes up on the shore in NH. He strongly resembles Gulliver, but is dressed as a pirate captain. Provides the player with pirate furniture and clothing.
Gulliver Gulliver NH Character Icon.png Random Visitor Washes up on the shore except in WW and CF, in which he can be shot down while piloting a UFO. Provides the player with rare items from countries around the world.
Joan Joan aF Character Icon.png Sunday mornings DnM/AC/DnMe+/WW/CF/NL Sells turnips in games between Doubutsu no Mori and New Leaf.
Kaitlin Kaitlin WW.png Random VisitorWW/CF Appears randomly in towns that have connected to Wi-Fi at some point requesting help reuniting with her daughter Katie.
Katie Katie aF Character Icon.png Random VisitorWW/CF/NL Appears randomly in towns that have connected to Wi-Fi. In Wild World and City Folk she will request help reuniting with her mother but in New Leaf she is exploring the world and requests the player to take her to a new town.
K.K. Slider K.K. NH Character Icon.png Saturday evening (all)
Every evening NL
Plays music and provides songs to the player during his Saturday shows
Plays as DJ at Club LOL during the week NL.
Mr. Resetti Resetti aF Character Icon.png Game reset DnM/AC/DnMe+/CF/NL
Using the Rescue Service NH
Appears when the player resets the game and will be present in the Resetti Surveillance Center. Optional in New LeafAC/DnMe+/CF/NL
Transports the player into a different location.NH
Nat Nat aF Character Icon.png Bug Off CF/NL Judges the Bug Off in City Folk and New Leaf
Pascal Pascal aF Character Icon.png Random Visitor WW/CF
On catching the first scallop of the day NL/NH
Trades scallops for exclusive ship themed items (Mermaid Series DIY in New Horizons)
Phineas Phineas aF Character Icon.png Reasonable weather CF
Badge criteria met NL
Gives out balloons CF
Gives out badges NL
Rover Rover NH Character Icon.png On way into town (all except Wild World and New Horizons)
Tag Mode WW
May Day NH
Setting up the Player.DnM/AC/DnMe+/CF/NL
Setting up Tag Mode.WW
Rewarding the player Rover's Briefcase NH
Saharah Saharah NH Character Icon.png Random Visitor Provides exclusive wallpapers, flooring, and rugs in return for items, Bells or services depending on the game.
Serena Serena SSBU.png Fountain goddess in City Folk Will trade axes for nothing, other axes, silver axes and golden axes fairly randomly.
Snow People SnowPeople.png Built during winter Pre-New Leaf provided items from Snowman Series, then additionally Ice Series, Winter Sports Set, Frozen Series DIYs and other exclusive items.
Wendell Wendell aF Character Icon.png Random VisitorDnM/AC/DnMe+/WW/CF
Dreams NL
Wallpaper DnM/AC/DnMe+
Unique designs WW/CF
Designs shared by other player in dreams NL
Wishy Wishy Letter WW.jpg Clear nights and meteor showersWW/NL If wished on sends the player a piece of rare furniture.
Wisp Wisp PC icon.png Semi-Random Visitor AC/DnMe+/CF/NH
Random then player summoned NL
Grants wishes in return for services AC/DnMe+/CF
Found randomly in town in a lamp and can then be used each day to use amiibo figures and cards NL
Grants players items NH
Yellow bird Yellow Bird CF.jpg Bulletin Board when new news is available CF/NL/NH Indicates when there is a new item on the bulletin board. Replaced with an owl during the night.

New Horizons weekly schedule[edit]

Once the island is established, there can be one special visitor on the island each day (other than Celeste and Wisp, one or both of whom can appear any night). Certain visitors will set up a booth in the Resident Services Plaza while most others will wander throughout the island during their visit. Only Daisy Mae and K.K. Slider are (usually) guaranteed a specific day each week, Sunday and Saturday respectively. Several visitors are not guaranteed to appear every week, but those that don't visit one week will have priority for the following week. A week's schedule is determined at the beginning of the week. Before the 1.3.0 update, Kicks, Saharah, and Leif had guaranteed appearances each week, while K.K. Slider performed on Friday if there was an event scheduled for Saturday.

There may be exceptions to these criteria if there are special events during the week, which may include a character visiting multiple times. For example, C.J. could potentially appear as a weekday visitor as well as the host of the Fishing Tourney if scheduled for that Saturday. K.K. will also typically make an extra visit for a player's birthday if it doesn't coincide with his regular weekly visit.

Name Description Condition
Daisy Mae
Daisy Mae
Selling Turnips
Wandering around from 5 AM - 12 PM
 Nook's Cranny has opened
if conditions are met
Giving fishing challenges, purchasing fish and providing fish models
Wandering around all day (5 AM - 5 AM)
 Resident Services upgraded to a building
Purchasing bugs and providing bug models
Wandering around all day (5 AM - 5 AM)
 Resident Services upgraded to a building
Looking for Communicator
Washed ashore, available all day (5 AM - 5 AM)
The player bought a Wet Suit
Looking for Communicator Parts
Washed ashore, available all day (5 AM - 5 AM)
 Blathers has arrived
Selling footwear and bags
Standing at the plaza from 5 AM to 10 PM
 Able Sisters has opened
Giving a fashion exercise
Standing at the plaza from 5 AM to 12 AM
 Able Sisters has opened
Selling flowers and shrubs
Standing at the plaza from 5 AM to 10 PM
 Nook's Cranny has opened
Selling clothing and accessories
Standing at the plaza from 5 AM to 10 PM
 Nook's Cranny has opened
Able Sisters has not yet opened
Selling art and furniture
Wandering around from 5 AM to 5 AM (first visit)
Treasure Trawler from 5 AM to 5 AM (docked at small northern beach)
 Blathers has begun accepting art donations
(Requires at least 60 donations to the museum)
Selling rugs, flooring and wallpaper
Wandering around from 5 AM to 12 AM
Player has upgraded their tent to a house
Sunday if an event is scheduled for Saturday
Monday if events are scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday
K.K. Slider
K.K. Slider
Singing and providing music
Singing at the plaza all day, accepts song requests from 6 PM - 12 AM
Island has a rating of 3 stars or higher
Any day
if conditions are met
Looking for Spirit Pieces
Wandering around from 8 PM to 5 AM
Unlocked from beginning
Providing astrology and space-themed DIY recipes
Wandering around from 7 PM to 5 AM
Museum NH Map Icon.png Museum has been built, sky was clear all day
Will show up only once a week even if multiple Meteor Showers occur
Unlocks Harv's Island and Photopia
Wandering around all day, one visit per resident
Three resident buildings have been built
Will not show up on Saturday if K.K. is performing and will stop showing up after being talked once