Animal Crossing New Horizons Several Villagers standing together in Harvey's HouseSource: iMore

Best answer: Yes! There are a total of 393 recruitable animal villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but eight characters are exclusive to this title. Following the free update on Nov. 5, an additional 16 new villagers will be added to the game, eight of which are brand new and New Horizon exclusive.

New in town

Villager hunting has become a favorite passtime among Animal Crossing: New Horizon players, and it's easy to see why. With over 393 different villagers, you can customize your village with whichever personalities or animals you want. While there are plenty of familiar faces, there are a handful of original NPCs that are exclusive to New Horizons.

Character Description Birthday
Animal Crossing New Horizons Guide Audie Audie Wolf villager with a love for dresses and a peppy personality. August 31
Animal Crossing New Horizons Guide Cyd Cyd A cranky, male villager. June 9
Animal Crossing New Horizons Guide DomDom A cheerful-looking male villager with a jock personality. March 18
Animal Crossing New Horizons Guide Render Megan She's a sweet, purple bear with a normal personality. March 13
Animal Crossing New Horizons Guide Raymond Raymond Fan-favorite, gray cat with a smug personality and style! October 1
Animal Crossing New Horizons Guide Judy Judy A snooty villager in pretty pastels with sparkling eyes. March 10
Animal Crossing New Horizons Guide Sherb Sherb A blue, male goat with a lazy personality and a snappy sweater. January 18
Animal Crossing New Horizons Guide Reneigh Reneigh A new horse villager with an Uchi personality. June 4

Currently, the only way to find these villagers is through trial and error as you go on Mystery Tours and invite NPCs back to your island. There is a chance you might also start your game with one of these exclusive animals, too. However, if you don't want to put the time in searching island after island for Raymond, help is on the way. Oh, and also, more villagers!

More villagers to come soon!

Animal Crossing New Horizons New VillagersSource: iMore

If Raymond and the other villagers are old news to you, there's some exciting news around the corner. With the next update, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting 16 new villagers! While some of these villagers are from previous games, there are 8 that are brand new. We've compiled a list of every new character arriving in the Nov. 5 update.

Character Description Birthday
Animal Crossing New Horizons Villager Sasha Sasha A new, blue rabbit villager. New Horizon exclusive May 19
Animal Crossing New Horizons Villager Ione Ione A sky-blue squirrel villager. New Horizon exclusive September 11
Animal Crossing New Horizons Villager Tiansheng Tiansheng An orange monkey villager. New Horizon exclusive August 18
Animal Crossing New Horizons Villager Shino Shino A mysterious, deer villager. New Horizon exclusive October 31
Animal Crossing New Horizons Villager Marlo Marlo A butler-esque hamster villager. New Horizon exclusive June 26
Animal Crossing New Horizons Villager Petri Petri A book-worm mouse villager. New Horizon exclusive October 23
Animal Crossing New Horizons Villager Cephalobot Cephalobot A robo-octo villager. New Horizon exclusive April 1
Animal Crossing New Horizons Villager Quinn Quinn A brand new eagle villager. New Horizon exclusive January 20
Animal Crossing New Horizons Villager Roswell Roswell This brown alligator has a lazy personality. May 2
Animal Crossing New Horizons Villager Azalea Azalea Another returning character, Azalea is a blue rhino with a snooty personality. December 18th
Animal Crossing New Horizons Villager Frett Frett This bright yellow dog villager has a cranky personality. October 30th
Animal Crossing New Horizons Villager Rio Rio This red ostrich sports a peppy personality and a yellow star on her cheek. September 10
Animal Crossing New Horizons Villager Ace Ace A blue bird with a jock personality. August 11
Animal Crossing New Horizons Villager Zoe Zoe A turquoise anteater with a normal personality. Febuary 10
Animal Crossing New Horizons Villager ChabwickChabwick A returning villager, this blue penguin is a lazy villager. December 24
Animal Crossing New Horizons Villager Faith Faith This orage koala villager is another returning character with a normal personality. March 21

With so many new characters coming in this final free update, players can easily fill their island with a new cast of NPCs. However, if you remember how painstaking it could be to find a particular villager, you may be less inclined to jump into the search again. Don't worry; there's a way to get all of these villagers with a little luck.

A brand new series of amiibo cards

If you haven't gotten into New Horizons on Switch by now, or you've stepped away, Nov. 5 is a great time to jump back in. Not only are we getting a whole new set of characters, amazing updates, and DLC, but also a new amiibo cards! The series 5 amiibo cards is coming that same day, so you can possibly snag a card packet with your favorite.

With the right card, you can just invite one of these characters directly. This new package contains NPCs and villagers who don't have amiibos, and includes all of the new villagers coming with the update.

Island bliss

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch

If you build it...they will come.

Finally! A chance to build your Animal Crossing village the way you see fit. Animal Crossing: New Horizons lets you mold your tropical paradise. Fish, catch bugs, gather materials, and meet some new friends as you come back daily for new adventures.

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