On June 11, 2013, Nintendo revealed their new Super Smash Bros. video game for the 3DS and Wii U at E3 2013, showcasing three new characters, one being the player character in the Animal Crossing series - the "Villager."
On May 16, 2014, three new character alts were revealed for the Villager, including two female skins.
On November 21, 2014, an amiibo figure for the Villager was released. In addition to being usable in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, the amiibo can be scanned into the amiibo phone in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer to unlock a golden villager statue similar to the ones rewarded to players for fully paying off their loans in the original Animal Crossing game.
The default male Villager is a boy with brown hair, wearing the No. 1 Shirt. This is the same appearance as the male player on the cover of Animal Crossing: City Folk. Other Villagers, male and female, appear as alternate costumes.
The Villagers' special moves are detailed below.
The neutral special, Pocket, makes the Villager reach their hand out, being able to store enemy projectiles or items in their pockets. Using the move again afterwards will make them throw the stored projectile, or drop the item, opening up many possible strategies.
The Lloid Rocket is the side special move. Using it once will shoot out a gyroid, most likely Lloid, sending him flying straight, exploding upon contact. Holding the button has the Villager mount on Lloid as a method of horizontal recovery.
Balloon Trip is the up special, which gears the Villager with the balloon-strapped helmet worn by the player characters from Balloon Fight, able to fly by flapping their arms. However, if an opponent manages to pop both of the balloons, the Villager will be left in a helpless state.
The down special, Timber, has three steps. First, a sapling is planted with a shovel. After that, the sapling is watered with a watering can, growing the sapling into an adult tree. After two swipes of an axe, the tree will be chopped down, crushing whoever stands under the trunk.
For the Final Smash, Dream Home (Housewarming Party in PAL regions), Tom, Timmy, and Tommy Nook appear, and the Villager pays off the mortgage, handing over a bag of Bells to Tom Nook. He and his nephews will proceed to building the new home, with the opponents trapped inside. Once the house had been completed, celebration follows, until the house explodes soon after, sending the fighters and the Nooks flying.
Both versions contain the regular and alternate trophies, while the Wii U version includes a Final Smash trophy, in this case, Dream Home.
Wii U version
Name in Bolded Italics indicate PAL trophy name.
"A three-stage move: planting a seed, watering it, and then chopping down the tree. Don't use the first stage in the air—it'll just leave you wide open."
"The axe is surprisingly powerful! You can swing it at your rivals as long as the tree is standing."
"If the felled tree hits an opponent, it deals some serious damage. The pieces of wood that pop out as it falls can be thrown as projectiles, too."
"The Villager can move sideways while using the watering can. It's also possible to water and chop down trees planted by other Villagers."
"Hold the button when using this move to ride on the Lloid Rocket."
"The Lloid Rocket is more powerful when you're riding it, but you can bail at any time just by pressing the button."
"Your balloons can be popped if hit. If you lose one, you'll lose lift. If you lose both, down you go!"
"The Villager uses this move to put items or incoming projectiles into his pocket. Then he can press the button again to take them out."
"Projectiles and items you put in your pocket will disappear after 30 seconds or so. Take them out every so often to keep them longer."
Down Air Attack
"One to three turnips will appear. More turnips means more damage. Three has a meteor effect."
Side Smash Attack
"If you stand next to a cliff above your opponent, you can use this smash attack to drop a bowling ball on them from above like a projectile."
Words in Italics indicate available in both versions. Words in regular Bold indicate exclusive to the Wii U version.
Sprites and Models
The Villager on a Town and City
The Villager riding Lloid
The Villager using a white turnip against Kirby
Names in other languages
|Chinese||村民 / 村民||Villager|
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