New villagers arrived in Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of the game’s Ver. 2.0 update on November 3rd (two days before the planned release date of November 5th) — and via the Animal Crossing Series 5 amiibo cards16 new villagers made their debut in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in 2021, and here’s a list of every single one of them.

 

How do I meet the new villagers in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons update? 

 

 

All the newcomers are meetable the same way as the rest of the game’s hundreds of potential friends. By going on Mystery Tours via Nook Miles Tickets, you have a chance of meeting any and all villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons — including the 16 new villagers.

The other, more sure-fire way is via scanning their amiibo card. Each of these characters will have an amiibo card via Series 5, meaning those who pick up a few packs should be able to meet and greet with them. After three visits (and three favors completed), they can then be invited to live on your island permanently. 

 

List of new villagers in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Ver. 2.0 update

 

Below you’ll find all the new villagers that arrived in the game in 2021, listed by amiibo card number. Personality, catchphrase, motto, and birthday information are also included.

 

Card NumberCharacterImagePersonalityCatchphraseMottoBirthdayNotes
433SashaAnimal Crossing Series 5 amiibo Card 433 SashaLazyhoppity"Timing is everything."5/19
434IoneAnimal Crossing Series 5 amiibo Card 434 IoneNormalgleam"I was born under a lucky star."9/11
435TianshengAnimal Crossing Series 5 amiibo Card 435 TianshengJockwuwu"The world is more swole than you will ever fully know."8/18
436ShinoAnimal Crossing Series 5 amiibo Card 436 ShinoPeppyokaaay"Better the demon you know than the one you do not."10/31
437MarloAnimal Crossing Series 5 amiibo Card 437 MarloCrankygabeesh"You gotta walk the walk if you're gonna talk the talk."6/26
438PetriAnimal Crossing Series 5 amiibo Card 438 PetriSnootymmhmm"Our DNA is only the beginning of the story."10/23
439CephalobotAnimal Crossing Series 5 amiibo Card 439 CephalobotSmugdonk donk"Take me to your pizza."4/1
440QuinnAnimal Crossing Series 5 amiibo Card 440 QuinnSisterlyproper"Step on a violet, and you'll smell forgiveness."1/20
441ChabwickAnimal Crossing Series 5 amiibo Card 441 ChabwickLazyblargh"Live, laugh, lasagna."12/24Chabwick is a returning penguin villager from the Japanese-only Dōbutsu no Mori e+, where he was known as Nobuo and was an e-Reader card exclusive character. In that game, he was a Lazy villager. Chabwick has not appeared in an Animal Crossing game since.
442ZoeAnimal Crossing Series 5 amiibo Card 442 ZoeNormalzoozooroo"Don't sign until you've read the whole thing."2/10Zoe is a returning anteater villager from the original Animal Crossing for Nintendo GameCube, as well as the Japanese-only Dōbutsu no Mori and Dōbutsu no Mori e+. In those games, she was a Normal villager, and her catchphrase was "whiiifff." Zoe has not appeared in an Animal Crossing game since.
443AceAnimal Crossing Series 5 amiibo Card 443 AceJockace"If you love something, let it go. Then chase it down. What were you thinking?"8/11Ace is a returning bird villager from the original Animal Crossing for Nintendo GameCube, as well as the Japanese-only Dōbutsu no Mori and Dōbutsu no Mori e+. In those games, he was a Lazy villager. Ace has not appeared in an Animal Crossing game since.
444RioAnimal Crossing Series 5 amiibo Card 444 RioPeppyli'l chick"Self-care? Best care."9/10Rio is a returning ostrich villager from the original Animal Crossing for Nintendo GameCube, as well as the Japanese-only Dōbutsu no Mori, Dōbutsu no Mori+, and Dōbutsu no Mori e+. In those games, she was a Peppy villager. Rio has not appeared in an Animal Crossing game since.
445FrettAnimal Crossing Series 5 amiibo Card 445 FrettCrankygoshers"I'm in the prime of my life."10/30Frett is a returning dog villager from the Japanese-only Dōbutsu no Mori e+, where he was known as Champagne and was an e-Reader card exclusive character. In that game, he was a Cranky villager. Frett has not appeared in an Animal Crossing game since.
446AzaleaAnimal Crossing Series 5 amiibo Card 446 AzaleaSnootymerci"Colorful petals, deep roots."12/18Azalea is a returning rhinoceros villager from the Japanese-only Dōbutsu no Mori e+, where she was known as Petunia and was an e-Reader card exclusive character. In that game, she was a Snooty villager. Azalea has not appeared in an Animal Crossing game since.
447RoswellAnimal Crossing Series 5 amiibo Card 447 RoswellSmugspaaace"Keep your eyes on the skies."5/2Roswell is a returning alligator villager from the Japanese-only Dōbutsu no Mori e+, where he was known as Pironkon and was an e-Reader card exclusive character. In that game, he was a Lazy villager. Roswell has not appeared in an Animal Crossing game since.
448FaithAnimal Crossing Series 5 amiibo Card 448 FaithSisterlyaloha3/21Faith is a returning koala villager from the original Animal Crossing for Nintendo GameCube, as well as the Japanese-only Dōbutsu no Mori e+. In those games, she was a Normal villager. Faith has not appeared in an Animal Crossing game since.

 

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.