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Artwork of various special characters from Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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.

Government Employees
Name Image Location Description
Blathers Blathers NH 2.png Museum Curates the museum's exhibits and assesses fossils
Booker Booker NLa.png Police Station DnM,AC,DnMe+,NL, Town Gate WW,CF Runs the Lost and Found
Celeste Celeste NH.png Museum WW,CF, NL
Wandering the island on random nightsNH
Runs the Observatory WW,CF or the Museum Shop NL, tells the player about wishing upon shooting stars and gives them various DIY recipes related to stars and space NH
Copper Copper NLa.png Police Station DnM,AC,DnMe+,NL, Town Gate 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.png Town Hall NL
Resident Services NH
Secretary, event coordinator
Orville Orville NH.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 NLa.png Post Office Works the day shift in the Post Office
Pete Pete NLa.png In town Mail Delivery
Phyllis Phyllis NLa.png Post Office Works the night shift in the Post Office
Porter Porter NLa.png Train Station DnM,AC,DnMe+,NL Multiplayer Support
Tortimer Tortimer NLa.png Wishing Well AC,DnMe+, Town Hall WW,CF, Tortimer Island NL Mayor AC,DnMe+,WW,CF, Island Tour Host NL
Wilbur Wilbur NH.png Airport Pilot for multiplayer and hosting mystery tours.


These characters own or run the various businesses in town.

Name Image Location Description
Beppe Beppe PC.png OK Motors Camper customization in Pocket Camp
Brewster Brewster NLa.png The Roost WW,CF, The Roost Café NL Barista, Gyroid storage CF
Carlo Carlo PC.png OK Motors Camper customization in Pocket Camp
Cyrus Cyrus NH.png Re-Tail NL
Wedding Season NH
Furniture customization NL
Digby Digby aF.png Happy Home Showcase Grants access to houses and players via Streetpass.
Dr. Shrunk Shrunk NLa.png Randomly in town WW, The MarqueeCF, Club LOL NL Teaches Emotions
Frillard Frillard SSBU.png The Marquee CF (rare) Teaches Emotions
Giovanni Giovanni PC.png OK Motors Camper customization in Pocket Camp
Gracie Gracie NLa.png In Town all except CF, GracieGrace CF,NL Exclusive clothing, Fashion Check NL, exclusive furniture CF,NL
Harriet Harriet NLa.png Shampoodle Hair stylist and makeup artist
Harvey Harvey NH.png Campground Wa
Harv's Island NH
Sells exclusive furniture for MEOW Coupons Wa
Katrina Katrina NLa.png In Town DnM,AC,DnMe+,WW, Fortune Shop CF,NL Fortune teller and luck influencer
Kicks Kicks NH.png City CF, Kicks (shop) NL, Island Plaza NH Shoe shining CF, bag, shoe, and sock seller NL, NH
Label[nb 1] Label NH.png GracieGrace CF, Able Sisters NL
Fashion Check NH
Clerk for Gracie CF, sells hats and accessories NL, fashion check NH
Leif Leif NH.png Garden Shop NL, Island Plaza NH Sells plants, flowers and gardening tools, hosts weeding day, helps if town is overgrown
Lloid Lloid NH.png Auction House CF, Various NL, NH Auctioneer CF, PWP fund raising and tool lending NL, Island construction fund raising NH
Luna Luna NH.png Dream Suite Access to dream towns
Lyle Lyle NLa.png In town WW, Happy Room Academy CF, Nook's Homes NL Dodgy insurance WW, HRA/HHA rep CF,NL
Lottie Lottie aF.png Nook's Homes Furniture moving tutorial. She is also a main character in Happy Home Designer
Mabel Mabel NH.png Able Sisters (all),
Visiting on a random weekday as well as Saturday/Sunday NH
Sells clothing
Redd Redd NH.png Crazy Redd's AC, WW, CF, NL, Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler NH Sells black market goods, including fakes.
Reese Reese NH.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.png Able Sisters QR codes NL, Distributes exclusive patterns to customize furniture NH
Timmy and Tommy Timmy & Tommy NH.png Nookington's DnM,AC,DnMe+,WW,CF, Timmy and Tommy's store NL
Resident Services and Nook's CrannyNH
Main town store
Tom Nook Tom Nook NH.png Tom Nook's store AC,DnMe+,WW,CF, Nook's Homes NL
Resident ServicesNH
Mortgages (all games), main town store AC,DnMe+,WW,CF, housing exteriors NL,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 Image Location Description
Grams Grams NLa.png Gift Shop Sells items for medals
Kapp'n Kapp'n aF.png Ferry Operator Transports the player to and from the island (Previously also player setup) WW
Leila Leila NLa.png Gift Shop Buys items from the player for 5% of their usual value.
Leilani Leilani NLa.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 NLa.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.

Holiday Visitors
Name Image Event Description
Cornimer Cornimer WW.png Acorn Festival WW Trades acorns for items from the Mushroom Series.
Franklin Franklin NLa.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 NLa.png Halloween Provides items from the Spooky Series and Creepy Theme depending on the game.
Jingle Jingle NLa.png Toy Day Provides items from the Jingle Series prior to New Leaf in which he gives out festive themed items instead.
Pavé Pave NLa.png Festivale Provides items from the Pavé Series.
Zipper T. Bunny Zipper NH.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.

Regular Visitors
Name Image Location Description
Blanca Blanca NLa.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, disguises herself as villagers to prank the player on April Fool's Day NL
Chip Chip NLa.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.png Fishing Tourney NH Judges the Fishing Tourney in New Horizons and provides prizes.
Daisy Mae Daisy Mae NH.png Sunday Mornings NH Sells Turnips in New Horizons.
Don Resetti Don NLa.png Game reset Appears rarely when the player resets the game and will sometimes be present in the Resetti Surveillance Center.
Farley Farley PG.png Perfect TownAC,DnMe+ Appears in the fountain and provides a golden axe to the player.
Flick Flick NH.png Bug Off NH Judges the Bug Off in New Horizons
Gullivarrr Gullivarrr NH Screenshot.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 2.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 NLa.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 NLa.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. Slider NH.png Saturday evening (all), every evening NL Plays music and provides songs to the player during his Saturday sets, also DJs at Club LOL during the week in New Leaf.
Mr. Resetti Resetti aF.png Game reset Appears when the player resets the game. Optional in New Leaf
Nat Nat NLa.png Bug Off CF, NL Judges the Bug Off in City Folk and New Leaf
Pascal Pascal NLa.png Random Visitor WW,CF, on catching the first scallop of the day NL, NH Trades scallops for exclusive ship themed items in New Leaf and Mermaid Series DIY in New Horizons
Phineas Phineas NLa.png Reasonable weather CF, badge criteria met NL Gives out badges
Rover Rover aF.png On way into town (all except Wild World and New Horizons)
Tag Mode WW
May Day NH
Player set up
Saharah Saharah NH.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 and other exclusive items
Wendell Wendell NLa.png Random VisitorDnM,AC,DnMe+,WW,CF, Dreams NL Wallpaper DnM,AC,DnMe+, unique designs WW,CF, designs shares 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 NH.png Semi-Random Visitor AC,DnMe+,CF,NH, Random then player summoned NL, Random NH Grants wishes in return for services AC,DnMe+,CF or items NH, Found randomly in town in a lamp and can then be used each day to use amiibo figures and cards NL
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.

New Horizons weekly schedule
Name Description Condition
Daisy Mae
Daisy Mae
Selling Turnips
Wandering around from 5 AM - 12 PM
Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny has opened
if conditions are met
Giving a fishing challenges, purchasing fish and providing fish models
Wandering around all day (5 AM - 5 AM)
Resident Services NH Map Icon.png Resident Services upgraded to a building
Purchasing bugs and providing bug models
Wandering around all day (5 AM - 5 AM)
Resident Services NH Map Icon.png 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 NH Character Icon.png Blathers has arrived
Selling footwear and bags
Standing at the plaza from 5 AM to 10 PM
Able Sisters NH Map Icon.png Able Sisters has opened
Giving a fashion exercise
Standing at the plaza from 5 AM to 12 AM
Able Sisters NH Map Icon.png Able Sisters has opened
Selling flowers and shrubs
Standing at the plaza from 5 AM to 10 PM
Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny has opened
Selling clothing and accessories
Standing at the plaza from 5 AM to 10 PM
Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png 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 NH Character Icon.png 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 from 5 AM to 5 AM, one visit per resident
Three resident buildings have been built
Will not show up on Saturday if K.K. is performing