Animal Crossing New Horizons VillagersSource: Nintendo

Best Answer: As of right now, there are 393 recruitable villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but it's possible that Nintendo could introduce additional recruitable villagers in future updates. Thing is, your island only has room for up to 10 villagers at a time. On top of that, some villagers have conflicting personalities and don't get along well together.

The Village People

How many villagers are in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

As of May 2020, Nintendo has created 393 recruitable villagers for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This doesn't include special villagers like Tom Nook, Kicks, Mable, or Saharah. It's possible that even more villagers could be created for the game as time goes on. As it stands, these 393 prospective neighbors are made up of 35 different animal species and eight different personality types.

How many villagers can I have on my island?

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While there are 393 possible recruits in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, your island is only big enough to house 10 or less. It's also imporant to keep in mind that each villager has a different personality type, which might not get along so well with certain other villager personality types.

Don't worry. If you already have 10 villagers and you want to kick someone off your island to make room for someone else, there's a way to do it. Here's a guide for how to remove unwanted villagers from New Horizons.

Villager personality types

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Part of building the perfect island getaway is making sure that your villagers get along well — or at least well enough. Each villager has a distinct personality type which clashes or meshes with other villagers. There are four male personality types as well as four female personality types.

To learn more about personality types, check out our villager personality type guide.

Male personalities

The four male personalities are Cranky, Jock, Lazy and Smug. Here some more information about each of these personalities including how well they get along with the other personality types.

Male Personality Description
Cranky They tend to get along best with other Cranky villagers, don't get along as well with Uchi or Peppy villagers, and tend to dislike Snooty and Smug characters. These villagers can be abrasive at first, so simply run errands for them, talk to them, and write them letters to get them to soften up.
Jock These villagers focus a lot on workouts and eating right, which can be a bit much for other villagers. They don't get along as well with Lazy, Snooty, or Cranky villagers. However, they do well with Peppy, Uchi, and Smug villagers.
Lazy Their interests include food and sitting around. They tend to be the easiest to befriend and get along best with other Lazy, Cranky, and Peppy villagers. However, they tend to be disliked by Snooty and Jock characters. They might get upset around Normal villagers, but these arguments simmer down really quickly.
Smug Smug villagers are very boastful and tend to get along very well with other Smug villagers. You'll also find that Peppy and Lazy characters tend to like Smug characters, although Smug characters aren't as well liked by Cranky or Uchi villagers.

Female personalities

The four female personalities are Normal, Peppy, Snooty, and Uchi. Here some more information about each of these personalities including how well they get along with the other personality types.

Female personality Description
Normal They tend to be very kind and have neutral opinions on most things. They get along best with Peppy villagers but also do well with Cranky or Snooty personalities. They might get upset by Lazy villagers, especially if the Lazy villager asks them to cook food.
Peppy These are energetic creatures who tend to be friendly but can be a little overbearing. Snooty and Cranky villagers often spread rumors about Peppy villagers, which will cause the Peppy villager to react in kind. They get along best with Uchi, Smug, Normal, Lazy, and Jock characters.
Snooty They tend to be somewhat arrogant and fashionable. As such, they get along best with Snooty and Smug characters. Cranky villagers don't approve of Snooty lifestyles, Lazy characters can't understand their lifestyles very well, and Jock characters can be critical of their lack of fitness. Peppy and Normal villagers might admire Snooty ones, but they can easily get offended by them as well.
Uchi (Sisterly) "Uchi" means "Big Sister" in Japanese and describes a blunt personality that can be patronizing to others. Despite this, they get along well with most villagers, especially Peppy and Normal personalities. They admire Smug and Snooty villagers, but tend to clash really badly with Cranky villagers.

All the villagers you can recruit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Here are all of the villagers you can recruit to your New Horizons island. We've listed them by species and have included their personality type.

  • Alligators
    • Alfonso (Lazy)
    • Alli (Snooty)
    • Boots (Jock)
    • Del (Cranky)
    • Drago (Lazy)
    • Gayle (Normal)
    • Sly (Jock)
  • Anteaters
    • Annabelle (Peppy)
    • Annalisa (Normal)
    • Antonio (Jock)
    • Cyrano (Cranky)
    • Olaf (Smug)
    • Pango (Peppy)
    • Snooty (Snooty)
  • Bears
    • Beardo (Smug)
    • Bluebear (Peppy)
    • Charlise (Uchi)
    • Chow (Cranky)
    • Curt (Cranky)
    • Grizzly (Cranky)
    • Groucho (Cranky)
    • Ike (Cranky)
    • Klaus (Smug)
    • Megan (Normal)
    • Nate (Lazy)
    • Paula (Uchi)
    • Pinky (Peppy)
    • Teddy (Jock)
    • Tutu (Peppy)
    • Ursula (Uchi)
  • Birds
    • Admiral (Cranky)
    • Anchovy (Lazy)
    • Jacob (Lazy)
    • Jacques (Smug)
    • Jay (Jock)
    • Jitters (Jock)
    • Lucha (Smug)
    • Midge (Normal)
    • Peck (Jock)
    • Piper (Peppy)
    • Robin (Snooty)
    • Sparro (Jock)
    • Twiggy (Peppy)
  • Bulls
    • Angus (Cranky)
    • Coach (Jock)
    • Rodeo (Lazy)
    • Stu (Lazy)
    • T-Bone (Cranky)
    • Vic (Cranky)
  • Cats
    • Ankha (Snooty)
    • Bob (Lazy)
    • Felicity (Peppy)
    • Kabuki (Cranky)
    • Katt (Uchi)(
    • Kid Cat (Jock)
    • Kiki (Normal)
    • Kitty (Snooty)
    • Lolly (Normal)
    • Merry (Peppy)
    • Mitzi (Normal)
    • Moe (Lazy)
    • Monique (Snooty)
    • Olivia (Snooty)
    • Punchy (Lazy)
    • Purrl (Snooty)
    • Raymond (Smug)
    • Rosie (Peppy)
    • Rudy (Jock)
    • Stinky (Jock)
    • Tabby (Peppy)
    • Tangy (Peppy)
    • Tom (Cranky)
  • Chickens
    • Ava (Normal)
    • Becky (Snooty)
    • Benedict (Lazy)
    • Broffina (Snooty)
    • Egbert (Lazy)
    • Goose (Jock)
    • Ken (Smug)
    • Knox (Cranky)
    • Plucky (Uchi)
  • Cows
    • Naomi (Snooty)
    • Norma (Normal)
    • Patty (Peppy)
    • Tipper (Snooty)
  • Cubs
    • Barold (Lazy)
    • Bluebear (Peppy)
    • Cheri (Peppy)
    • Chester (Lazy)
    • Judy (Snooty)
    • June (Normal)
    • Kody (Jock)
    • Maple (Normal)
    • Murphy (Cranky)
    • Olive (Normal)
    • Pekoe (Normal)
    • Poncho (Jock)
    • Pudge (Lazy)
    • Stitches (Lazy)
    • Tammy (Uchi)
    • Vladimir (Cranky)
  • Deer
    • Bam (Jock)
    • Beau (Lazy)
    • Bruce (Cranky)
    • Deirdre (Uchi)
    • Diana (Snooty)
    • Erik (Lazy)
    • Fauna (Normal)
    • Fuchsia (Uchi)
    • Lopez (Smug)
    • Zell (Smug)
  • Dogs
    • Bea (Normal)
    • Benjamin (Lazy)
    • Biskit (Lazy)
    • Bones (Lazy)
    • Butch (Cranky)
    • Cherry (Uchi)
    • Cookie (Peppy)
    • Daisy (Normal)
    • Goldie (Normal)
    • Lucky (Lazy)
    • Mac (Jock)
    • Maddie (Peppy)
    • Marcel (Lazy)
    • Portia (Snooty)
    • Shep (Smug)
    • Walker (Lazy)
  • Ducks
    • Bill (Jock)
    • Deena (Normal)
    • Derwin (Lazy)
    • Drake (Lazy)
    • Freckles (Peppy)
    • Gloria (Snooty)
    • Joey (Lazy)
    • Ketchup (Peppy)
    • Maelle (Snooty)
    • Mallary (Snooty)
    • Miranda (Snooty)
    • Molly (Normal)
    • Pate (Peppy)
    • Pompom (Peppy)
    • Quillson (Smug)
    • Scoot (Jock)
    • Weber (Lazy)
  • Eagles
    • Amelia (Snooty)
    • Apollo (Cranky)
    • Avery (Cranky)
    • Buzz (Cranky)
    • Celia (Normal)
    • Frank (Cranky)
    • Keaton (Smug)
    • Pierce (Smug)
    • Sterling (Jock)
  • Elephants
    • Axel (Jock)
    • Big Top (Lazy)
    • Cyd (Cranky)
    • Dizzy (Lazy)
    • Ellie (Normal)
    • Eloise (Snooty)
    • Margie (Normal)
    • Opal (Snooty)
    • Paolo (Lazy)
    • Tia (Normal)
    • Tucker (Lazy)
  • Frogs
    • Camofrog (Cranky)
    • Cousteau (Jock)
    • Croque (Cranky)
    • Diva (Uchi)
    • Drift (Jock)
    • Frobert (Jock)
    • Gigi (Snooty)
    • Henry (Smug)
    • Huck (Smug)
    • Jambette (Normal)
    • Jeremiah (Lazy)
    • Lily (Normal)
    • Prince (Lazy)
    • Puddles (Peppy)
    • Raddle (Lazy)
    • Ribbot (Jock)
    • Tad (Jock)
    • Wart Jr. (Cranky)
  • Goats
    • Billy (Jock)
    • Chevre (Normal)
    • Gruff (Cranky)
    • Kidd (Smug)
    • Nan (Normal)
    • Pashmina (Uchi)
    • Sherb (Lazy)
    • Velma (Snooty)
  • Gorillas
    • Al (Lazy)
    • Boone (Jock)
    • Boyd (Cranky)
    • Cesar (Cranky)
    • Hans (Smug)
    • Louie (Jock)
    • Peewee (Cranky)
    • Rocket (Uchi)
    • Violet (Snooty)
  • Hamsters
    • Apple (Peppy)
    • Clay (Lazy)
    • Flurry (Normal)
    • Graham (Smug)
    • Hamlet (Jock)
    • Hamphrey (Cranky)
    • Rodney (Smug)
    • Soleil (Snooty)
  • Hippos
    • Bertha (Normal)
    • Biff (Jock)
    • Bitty (Snooty)
    • Bubbles (Peppy)
    • Harry (Cranky)
    • Hippeux (Smug)
    • Rocco (Cranky)
  • Horses
    • Annalise (Snooty)
    • Buck (Jock)
    • Cleo (Snooty)
    • Clyde (Lazy)
    • Colton (Smug)
    • Ed (Smug)
    • Elmer (Lazy)
    • Julian (Smug)
    • Papi (Lazy)
    • Peaches (Normal)
    • Reneigh (Uchi)
    • Roscoe (Cranky)
    • Savannah (Normal)
    • Victoria (Peppy)
    • Winnie (Peppy)
  • Kangaroos
    • Astrid (Snooty)
    • Carrie (Normal)
    • Kitt (Normal)
    • Marcie (Normal)
    • Mathilda (Snooty)
    • Rooney (Cranky)
    • Sylvia (Uchi)
    • Walt (Cranky)
  • Koalas
    • Alice (Normal)
    • Canberra (Uchi)
    • Eugene (Smug)
    • Gonzo (Cranky)
    • Lyman (Jock)
    • Melba (Normal)
    • Ozzie (Lazy)
    • Sydney (Normal)
    • Yuka (Snooty)
  • Lions
    • Bud (Jock)
    • Elvis (Cranky)
    • Leopold (Smug)
    • Lionel (Smug)
    • Mott (Jock)
    • Rex (Lazy)
    • Rory (Jock)
  • Mice
    • Anicotti (Peppy)
    • Bella (Peppy)
    • Bettina (Normal)
    • Bree (Snooty)
    • Broccolo (Lazy)
    • Candi (Peppy)
    • Chadder (Smug)
    • Dora (Normal)
    • Greta (Snooty)
    • Limberg (Cranky)
    • Moose (Jock)
    • Penelope (Peppy)
    • Rizzo (Cranky)
    • Rod (Jock)
    • Samson (Jock)
  • Monkeys
    • Deli (Lazy)
    • Elise (Snooty)
    • Flip (Jock)
    • Monty (Cranky)
    • Nana (Normal)
    • Shari (Uchi)
    • Simon (Lazy)
    • Tammi (Peppy)
  • Octopuses
    • Marina (Normal)
    • Octavian (Cranky)
    • Zucker (Lazy)
  • Ostriches
    • Blanche (Snooty)
    • Cranston (Lazy)
    • Flora (Peppy)
    • Gladys (Normal)
    • Julia (Snooty)
    • Phil (Smug)
    • Phoebe (Uchi)
    • Queenie (Snooty)
    • Sandy (Normal)
    • Sprocket (Jock)
  • Penguins
    • Aurora (Normal)
    • Boomer (Lazy)
    • Cube (Lazy)
    • Flo (Uchi)
    • Friga (Snooty)
    • Gwen (Snooty)
    • Hopper (Cranky)
    • Iggly (Jock)
    • Puck (Lazy)
    • Roald (Jock)
    • Sprinkle (Peppy)
    • Tex (Smug)
    • Wade (Lazy)
  • Pigs
    • Agnes (Uchi)
    • Boris (Cranky)
    • Chops (Smug)
    • Cobb (Jock)
    • Curly (Jock)
    • Gala (Normal)
    • Hugh (Lazy)
    • Kevin (Jock)
    • Lucy (Normal)
    • Maggie (Normal)
    • Pancetti (Snooty)
    • Peggy (Peppy)
    • Rasher (Cranky)
    • Spork (Lazy)
    • Truffles (Peppy)
  • Rabbits
    • Bonbon (Peppy)
    • Bunnie (Peppy)
    • Carmen (Peppy)
    • Chrissy (Peppy)
    • Claude (Lazy)
    • Coco (Normal)
    • Cole (Lazy)
    • Doc (Lazy)
    • Dotty (Peppy)
    • Francine (Snooty)
    • Gabi (Peppy)
    • Gaston (Cranky)
    • Genji (Jock)
    • Hopkins (Lazy)
    • Mira (Uchi)
    • O'Hare (Smug)
    • Pippy (Peppy)
    • Ruby (Peppy)
    • Snake (Jock)
    • Tiffany (Snooty
  • Rhinos
    • Hornsby (Lazy)
    • Merengue (Normal)
    • Renée (Uchi)
    • Rhonda (Normal)
    • Spike (Cranky)
    • Tank (Jock)
  • Sheep
    • Baabara (Snooty)
    • Cashmere (Snooty)
    • Curlos (Smug)
    • Dom (Jock)
    • Eunice (Normal)
    • Frita (Uchi)
    • Muffy (Uchi)
    • Pietro (Smug)
    • Stella (Normal)
    • Timbra (Snooty)
    • Vesta (Normal)
    • Wendy (Peppy)
    • Willow (Snooty)
  • Squirrels
    • Agent S (Peppy)
    • Blaire (Snooty)
    • Cally (Normal)
    • Caroline (Normal)
    • Filbert (Lazy)
    • Hazel (Uchi)
    • Marshal (Smug)
    • Mint (Snooty)
    • Nibbles (Peppy)
    • Peanut (Peppy)
    • Pecan (Snooty)
    • Poppy (Normal)
    • Ricky (Cranky)
    • Sally (Normal)
    • Sheldon (Jock)
    • Static (Cranky)
    • Sylvana (Normal)
    • Tasha (Snooty)
  • Tigers
    • Bangle (Peppy)
    • Bianca (Peppy)
    • Claudia (Snooty)
    • Leonardo (Jock)
    • Rolf (Cranky)
    • Rowan (Jock)
    • Tybalt (Jock)
  • Wolves
    • Audie (Peppy)
    • Chief (Cranky)
    • Dobie (Cranky)
    • Fang (Cranky)
    • Freya (Snooty)
    • Kyle (Smug)
    • Lobo (Cranky)
    • Skye (Normal)
    • Vivian (Snooty)
    • Whitney (Snooty)
    • Wolfgang (Cranky)

Come to my island

Animal Crossing is such a happy and upbeat game. It's awesome that there are so many villagers to choose from, but you have to really figure out who you want for your island since only 10 of the 390+ villagers can move in. Good luck building the perfect village. I hope you can recruit all the animals that you want to your island.

The Village People

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The perfect escape

Build up your life on a deserted tropical island. You'll start with nothing but a tent and a few spare belongings. Over time, you can harvest materials, craft tools, and befriend villagers to create the perfect island getaway.

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