So you were walking around your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island, minding your own business, when you found one of your villagers deep in thought. “Oh, maybe they wanna move away,” you probably thought. Instead, they hit you with a bombshell: They want you to come up with a new catchphrase for them. Cue the look of horror on your face. After all, nothing’s harder than coming up with a good, custom catchphrase for your villagers. There’s so much to consider! Their species, their personality, their overall theme and vibe… It’s a nightmare!

Then, you ran to Google and typed in “animal crossing new horizons villager catchphrase ideas” and landed here. It’s okay — there’s no shame to be had in that! Sometimes we just get creatively stumped, and that’s exactly why we put together this list of ideas! Instead of spending hours upon hours trying to come up with something funny or catchy or even just… passable, you can take a look at our ever-growing list of villager catchphrase ideas! We’ve sorted it alphabetically for you and we’ve tagged each greeting with an ideal personality (Normal, Snooty, Peppy, Sisterly, Lazy, Cranky, Jock, and Smug) and/or an ideal species it matches. We’ve also listed some we think are perfect for specific villagers! Of course, you can go ahead and use whichever catchphrase on whichever type of villager you want, but we just thought these made the most sense for those personalities/species/villagers.

Take a look at our collection of catchphrase ideas and see if one calls out to you. If you don’t like any, hopefully these will help inspire you to come up with your perfect one! And if you like these, and are struggling to come up with good greetings for your villagers, as well, we have a villager greeting idea list, too!

Have your own ideas you want added to the list? Email them to us and we’ll add ones we like!

 

List of villager catchphrase ideas

 

CatchphraseIdeal PersonalityIdeal SpeciesIdeal Villager
aestheticSnooty
aggronRhino
aipomMonkey
airballJock
aldrinBuzz
all netJock
all smilesNormal
all starPeppy
alley-oopJock
ambipomMonkey
ampharosSheep
arcanineDog
arooWolf
asiagoMouse
aye mateySmug
azumarillRabbit
baa baaSheep
baconPig
bad newsCranky
badgeRabbit
baeSmug
balderdashSmug
bambooGenji
bananasMonkey
bang bangSmug
bangarangSmug
bark barkDog
barrel raceHorse
barrel rollJock
batter upJock
bearticBear
beautKoala
beep boopDel, Ribbot, Sprocket
belly rubLazy
betSmug
betaWolf
bewearBear
bicepsJock
big sisSisterly
big yikesPeppy
bigfootHans
binge watchSisterly
bishSnooty
blazikenChicken
blend inCamofrog
blimeyKoala
blinderKoala
blitzJock
blitzleHorse
blizzardPenguin
blokeKoala
bock bockChicken
boltundDog
bombshellSmug
bon voyageSnooty
bonzaKoala
boomerCranky
booyahPeppy
bouffalantBull
bounce passJock
bow wowDog
bowl cutAnchovy
braviaryEagle
brawlerJock
breloomKangaroo
brieMouse
bring it onJock
broJock
bromoJock
bronadoJock
brosephJock
broskieJock
brotherSmug
brownie biteLazy
brozinskyJock
bruhJock
buckKangaroo
bundle upPenguin
bunearyRabbit
bunnelbyRabbit
button upPenguin
buzz offCranky
bye, FeliciaSmug
calamariOctopus
cannonballJock
cantleHorse
carnivalLionPietro
catnipCat
checkmateSmug
cheddarMouse
cheepBird
cheersNormal
cherry pieNormal
chimcharMonkey
choc a blocLazyKoala
chompAlligator
chubbyLazy
chuckleKangaroo
cinccinoMouse
cinderaceRabbit
circusLionPietro
clobbopusOctopus
cobalionGoat
cockieKoala
colbyMouse
comboJock
combuskenChicken
copperajahElephant
corkscrewJock
craftySmug
creeperSnooty
crikeyKoala
cringeSisterly
croagunkFrog
croakFrog
crow eaterKoala
crumbleLazy
crunchyLazy
cubchooCub
cufantElephant
curl cutJock
custardLazy
dapperSmug
dappleHorse
darksideJock
dashingSmug
dauntlessLion
dazzleJudy
deadliftJock
dedenneHamster
deerlingDeer
deliciousLazy
delightfulSnooty
derryPietro
diggersbyRabbit
dive bombJock
dodrioOstrich
dog's eyeKoala
doggoDog
doki dokiWart Jr.
donphanElephant
doodledooChicken
double KOJock
down lowJock
dracarysDrago
dribbleJock
drongoKoala
droolerLazy
dubwoolSheep
dudeJock
duduoOstrich
dunkerJock
dynamiteSmug
easy gameJock
eat thisCranky
eggshellChicken
eiscuePenguin
electraCarmen
electrikeDog
emboarPig
emolgaSquirrel
empoleonPenguin
enteiDog
epic failSmug
escandaloSnooty
espurrCat
eucalyptusKoala
exquisiteSnooty
eye rollSnooty
eyy mangSmug
fair goKoala
fake outJock
fakieJock
famSmug
fancy pantsSmug
farrierHorse
fast breakJock
faux pasSnooty
fawkesPhoebe
fenderHorse
fetlockHorse
fillyHorse
fireDrago
fireworkSmug
fist bumpJock
flaaffySheep
flankerJock
flat outKoala
flex cutJock
flingerMonkey
floaterPietro
for realJock
fourth mealLazy
freedomEagle
freshJock
froakieFrog
frogadierFrog
full moonWolf
full speedJock
fun timesNormal
furfrouDog
G.O.A.T.Peppy
galahKoala
gallopHorse
generalAdmiral
get that breadSmug
giddy-upHorse
giga bellCat
girl talkSnooty
glameowCat
glass jawJock
glow upPeppy
go awayCranky
gogoatGoat
goldeneyeAgent S
good boyDog
good girlDog
gorditoLazy
gorgonzolaMouse
goudaMouse
granbullDog
grand slamJock
grapploctOctopus
greedentSquirrel
greninjaFrog
grookeyMonkey
growlitheDog
grrrrCranky
grumbleCranky
grumpigPig
gurlPeppy
hakuna matataLion
hammer timeSmug
handsomeSmug
hard yakkaKoala
hashtagPeppy
hatee-hoWolf
hay baleHorse
hay stackHorse
headlightsDeer
heatmorAnteater
hefferCow
herdierDog
hibiscusJune
high keyPeppy
hippopotasHippo
hippowdonHippo
hoity-toityRizzo
holy molySisterly
home runJock
homieJock
honeypotCub
hoola hoopSisterly
hop to itRabbit
hopscotchSisterly
hornsBull
horseshoeHorse
hot micPeppy
houndoomDog
houndourDog
hungry hungryHippo
hurr durrCranky
hush hushSnooty
hyahHorse
hypebeastSmug
I ship itPeppy
I stan itPeppy
I thinkLazy
I'm babyPeppy
I'm deadPeppy
I'm GucciPeppy
I'm shookPeppy
incineroarTiger
indeedSmug
infernapeMonkey
jackKangaroo
jawbreakerEd
jellyPeppy
jinkiesVelma
jockeyJockHorse
john doryKoala
juniorCranky
just noSnooty
justiceColton
kablamPeppy
kangaskhanKangaroo
keep it 100Peppy
keldeoHorse
kickflipJock
kiddieBob
kiddoGoat
kikiSmug
killerJock
kingSmug
kitty kittyCat
knockoutJock
KOJock
komalaKoala
kubfuCub
kweenSnooty
laurenAgnes
layupJock
libreLucha
lillipupDog
linebackerJock
lip glossPeppy
lipstickSnooty
littenTiger
lockheedAmelia
lolPeppy
lol rawrPeppy
lopunnyRabbit
loserCranky
loveNormal
lovelySnooty
low keyPeppy
lucky bellSquirrel
lycanrocWolf
m'ladySmug
madonnaSnooty
mamma miaAlfonso
mamoswinePig
mandrillBoone
manectricDog
mankeyMonkey
mareepSheep
marillRabbit
McTwistJock
meh mehLazy
mew mewCat
mic dropSmug
mightyenaDog
miltankCow
minccinoMouse
minunMouse
miss thangSisterly
mmhmmSnooty
mmm antsAnteater
monfernoMonkey
montereyMouse
mooooooCow
morpekoHamster
mozzarellaMouse
mudakVladimir
mudbrayHorse
mudsdaleHorse
muensterMouse
munchlaxCub
MURICAEagle
my friendNormal
my sweetNormal
nap timeLazy
naturallyNormal
nearsideHorse
neeeiiighHorse
new worldMonkey
nidokingRhino
nidoqueenRhino
nidoranRhino
nidorinoRhino
nine livesCat
ninnyHorse
no brakesJock
no capSmug
no diggitySisterly
no dramaKoala
no scopeSmug
no sweatJock
now scramCranky
nuts for daysSquirrel
nuttySquirrel
octilleryOctopus
oh botherBear
oh noesPeppy
oh snapPeppy
ok boomerSmug
old chapSmug
old manKangaroo
old worldMonkey
olimarLouie
omegaWolf
on fleekPeppy
on periodSisterly
on pointSmug
one-upJock
onya bikeKoala
ouiMarcel
outbackKangaroo
overtimeJock
pachirisuSquirrel
palominoHorse
palookaJock
panchamCub
pangoroBear
panpourMonkey
pansageMonkey
pansearMonkey
parmesanMouse
party hardSisterly
pastaLazy
pawprintDog
peanutElephant
pebblesBam
pennywisePietro
peppermintNormal
perdantGaston
perditaPortia
perfectSmug
phanpyElephant
pharaohAnkha
phoenixPhoebe
pichuMouse
pidgeyBird
pignitePig
pika pikaMouse
pikachuMouse
piloswinePig
piplupPenguin
pizzaLazy
plusleMouse
poker faceSnooty
politoedFrog
poliwagFrog
poliwhirlFrog
poliwrathFrog
pongoPortia
ponytaHorse
poochyDog
poochyenaDog
pop tartPeppy
pop timeJock
porkerPig
porkyPig
pow wowJock
prideLion
prima donnaSnooty
princeSmug
princessSnooty
prinplupPenguin
puckin' APuck
puddin'Snooty
pumiceHamster
pump fakeJock
puny mortalCranky
pyroarLion
quaking rnPeppy
quarterbackJock
queenSnooty
raichyMouse
raikouDog
rapidashHorse
raticateMouse
rattataMouse
realnessPeppy
reblogPeppy
retweetPeppy
rhydonRhino
rhyhornRhino
rhyperiorRhino
ribbitFrog
ribeyeCow
ricottaMouse
right onSisterly
rillaboomGorilla
ring dingWolf
rip and tearCranky
ripsnorterKoala
road rageCranky
roadkillSquirrel
rockruffWolf
ruffletEagle
rum hamCranky
sacre bleuJacques
saddle upHorse
salty dogCranky
sandgroperKoala
sangerLazyKoala
savageCranky
sawsbuckDeer
say no moreSmug
say whatPeppy
scoreboardJock
screechEagle
scrimmageJock
seagrassHamster
seismitoadFrog
shablagooLazy
shadePeppy
shearerSheep
sheilaKoala
shepherdDog
shinxCat
shockerStatic
shookethPeppy
shout outPeppy
show offSmug
showingSmugHorse
showtimeSmug
side eyeSnooty
sidecutJock
simbaLion
simianMonkey
simipourMonkey
simisageMonkey
simisearMonkey
sisterSmug
skeet skeetSmug
skiddoGoat
skittyCat
skrtSmug
skwovetSquirrel
slakingGorilla
slam dunkJock
slappleJock
slaySmug
slurpOctopus
small fryCranky
smartieCandi
smeargleDog
smhSmug
snacksLazy
snacktimeLazy
snatchedPeppy
snorlaxBear
snowconePenguin
snowflakePenguin
snubbulDog
snurferJock
so basicSnooty
so extraPeppy
soulmateSmug
spill the teaSnooty
splatOctopus
split lineJock
splootDog
spoinkPig
squatsJock
squeePeppy
stallionSmugHorse
starburstAstrid
stardewNormal
starlightJulian
stay downCranky
stay frostySisterly
stay wokeSmug
steezSmug
stirrupsHorse
stoutlandDog
studSmugHorse
stuffulCub
such a moodSnooty
suckaOctavian
sue meSisterly
sugaSnooty
sugar cubeHorse
suicuneDog
super bellCat
super crownNormal
superstarPeppy
supremeSmug
sweeperJock
sweetheartNormal
swerveSmug
swingerMonkey
swinubPig
swishJock
swissMouse
swoleJock
tackleJock
tadpoleFrog
take the LJock
tankerHippo
taurosBull
tbhPeppy
teddiursaCub
teddy bearCub
tentacleOctopus
tentacoolOctopus
tepigPig
terrakionBull
that slapsSmug
that was a hootCow
that's a bopPeppy
that's a moodSmug
that's litSmug
that's rightCat
that's susSmug
the clamKoala
the horrorSnooty
thirst trapSmug
thumbs upPeppy
thumperBam
thwackeyMonkey
timeoutJock
tinkerHippo
to battleJock
to the maxPeppy
toodlesSnooty
top notchSmug
torchicChicken
torracatTiger
torrentFrog
touchdownJock
toxicroakFrog
trashyCranky
tricepsJock
triple doubleJock
triple KOJock
troupeKangaroo
true blueKoala
trust meSisterly
tsk tskSnooty
twerkPeppy
up highJock
uppercutJock
ursaringBear
urshifuBear
v-lineJock
valorLion
veemoPeppy
vibe checkSmug
volleyJock
waggleDog
wallrideJock
warm bloodHorse
well doneCow
wheelieJock
wheelsHamster
whey oh whey ohBangle
wild cardJock
wink winkSmug
wipeoutJock
wishboneBones
wombatKoala
wonderfulSnooty
woo-wooSmug
woohooPeppy
woolooSheep
woomyPeppy
woop woopSisterly
worry notNormal
wowzersPeppy
xoxoSnooty
yamperDog
yearlingHorse
yeetJock
yessirSmug
yetiHans
yobboKoala
you got thisSisterly
you knowSisterly
you mugKoala
you saltyPeppy
you stinkCranky
your graceSmug
yummyLazy
zacianDog
zamazentaDog
zarudeMonkey
zebstrikaHorse
zipper cutJock
zoinksLazy
zzzLazy
woof woofDog
alakazamSmug
big moodSnooty
four squareSisterly
dumb dumbCranky
peasantSnooty
plebSnooty
roachCranky
pop offPeppy
paparazziPeppy
uwuPeppy
xDPeppy
:3Peppy
UwUPeppy
chill outSisterly
no jokeSmug
yas mamaPeppy
tentacruelOctopus
rawhideCow

 

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Daniel is an editor at Nintendo Wire. Always with his head in the clouds, he is never apart from his creative thoughts – a blessing for an aspiring fiction writer. As a journalist and lifelong gamer, he aims to provide readers with the very best in Nintendo coverage.

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