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Special characters are animals in the game with unique features. They range from being shopkeepers, visitors to the player's town, event hosts, and other unique functions. Most of the special characters appear in every Animal Crossing game, but some, such as Lottie, are unique to certain games in the franchise. Special characters cannot be befriended like normal villagers, though Sable and Brewster demonstrate personality changes once talked to frequently, and Blathers, Labelle, and Tom Nook reveal information about their backstory when certain in-game parameters are met. It should be noted that off-screen characters are categorized differently than special characters.

Main Series

List of Special Characters in the Main Series

The following is a list of all special characters in the main series (AF, AC, WW, CF, NL, NH). Their "service" listed in table begins with the service for which they are most well known. This table only displays the special characters physically seen in-game, i.e. it does not include special characters such as Clerk or Emcee, or mentioned characters such as the villager's Parents (Mom and Dad) or Moppina. See the table below for special characters who only appear in the spin-off games.

Main Series Special Characters
Name Image Species Birthday Service
Blanca BlancaNL Cat February 8th April Fools Day Host
(NL)


Town Visitor
(AF, AC, WW, CF)

Blathers NH-character-Blathers Owl September 24th Museum Curator
(AF, AC, WW, CF, NL, NH)


Booker BookerNL Dog (Bulldog) April 23rd Police Station Officer
(AC, NL)


Gate Guard
(WW, CF)


Brewster Brewster - Animal Crossing New Leaf Pigeon October 15th The Roost Shopkeeper
(WW, CF, NL, NH)



Gyroid Storage (CF)

C.J. ERvaN4CWsAEYh2p Beaver March 7th Fishing Tourney Host
(NH)
Celeste Acnl-celeste Owl September 7th Museum Observatory Operator
(WW, CF)

Museum Gift Shop Shopkeeper / Exhibition Rooms Manager
(NL)

Town Visitor
(NH)
Chip Acnl-chip Beaver December 9th Fishing Tourney Host
(AF, AC, CF, NL)
Copper CopperNL Dog (Akita) June 28th Police Station Officer
(AC, NL)


Gate Guard
(WW, CF)


Cornimer Cornimer Tortoise October 18th Acorn Festival Host
(WW)

Puzzle League Boss
(NL)
Cyrus Cyrus Alpaca January 26th Re-Tail Furniture Customizer
(NL, PC)
Daisy Mae Daisy Mae Boar N/A Turnip Salesperson
(NH)
Digby Kent Dog (Shih Tzu) December 20th Happy Home Academy Showcase Host
(NL)

Don Resetti DonResetti Mole May 1st Reset Surveillance Center Lecturer
(AF, AC, CF, NL)

Rescue Services Operator
(NH)
Dr. Shrunk Shrunk NL Axolotl January 2nd Emotions Psychologist
(WW, CF, NL)


Club LOL Owner
(NL)
Farley Farley Unknown August 31st Fountain Gnome
(AC)
Flick N/A Chameleon Unknown Bug-Off Host
(NH)
Franklin FranklinACNL Turkey October 10th Harvest Festival Host
(AC, CF, NL)
Frillard Frillard Frill-Necked Lizard June 22nd Emotions Lecturer
(CF)
Gracie Gracie NL Giraffe November 14th GracieGrace Owner
(CF)

T&T Emporium Shopkeeper
(NL)

Town Visitor
(AF, AC)
Grams Geko Turtle April 15th Animal Island Shopkeeper
(NL)
Gulliver GulliverNL Seagull May 25th Town Visitor (Sailor)
(AF, AC, NL, NH)

Town Visitor (Astronaut)
(WW, CF)
Harriet Harriet Dog (Poodle) January 31st Shampoodle Shopkeeper
(WW, CF, NL)
Harvey Harvey HD Dog (Spaniel) August 2nd Campground Operator
(NL)

Photopia Islander
(NH)
Isabelle Isabelle Dog (Shih Tzu) December 20th Town Hall Secretary
(NL)

Resident Services Clerk
(NH)
Jack Acnl-jack Unknown October 31st Halloween Host (Czar)
(AF, AC, CF, NL, NH)
Jingle JingleNLtransparent Reindeer December 24th Toy Day Host
(AF, AC, CF, NL, NH)
Joan Acnl-joan Boar January 8th Turnip Salesperson
(AF, AC, WW, CF, NL)
K.K. Slider NH-character-K.K. Slider Dog (Jack Russell) August 23rd Musician
(AF, AC, WW, CF, NL, NH)
Kaitlin Kaitlin Cat June 3rd Town Visitor
(WW, CF)
Kapp'n Kappn 3DS Turtle July 12th Sailor
(AF, AC, WW, CF, NL)
Katie Katie Cat [Kitten) October 22nd Town Visitor
(WW, CF, NL)
Katrina Acnl-katrina Cat October 28th Fortune Teller
(AF, AC, WW, CF, NL)
Kicks 200px-Kicks 3DS Skunk November 30th Kicks (store) Shopkeeper
(CF, NL, NH)

Town Visitor
(NH)
Labelle Acnl-labelle Hedgehog October 31st Able Sisters Shopkeeper
(NL)

GracieGrace Clerk
(CF)

Town Visitor
(NH)
Leif Leif Sloth August 8th Gardening Store Shopkeeper
(NL)

Earth Day Host
(NH)
Leila Kuku Turtle August 16th Animal Island Shopkeeper
(NL)
Leilani Kuko Turtle September 26th Animal Island Shopkeeper
(NL)
Lloid Nhlloid Gyroid August 28th Construction Foreman
(NL, NH)

Auction House Auctioneer
(CF)
Luna LunaNL Tapir February 29th Dream Suite Operator
(NL)
Lyle LyleNL Otter June 6th Happy Home Academy Agent
(CF, NL)

Insurance Salesperson
(WW)
Mabel Acnl-mabel Hedgehog May 22nd Able Sisters Shopkeeper
(AF, AC, WW, CF, NL, NH)
Nat NatNL Chameleon July 25th Bug-Off Host
(CF, NL)
Orville Airlines-char-2-2x Dodo N/A Dodo Airlines Clerk
(NH)
Pascal Acnl-pascal Otter July 19th Town Visitor
(WW, CF, NL)
Pavé 200px-Pave NL Peacock March 3rd Festivale Host
(CF, NL)
Pelly Pelly Pelican March 19th Post Office Clerk
(AF, AC, NL)

Town Hall Clerk
(WW, CF)
Pete PeteNL Pelican March 8th Post Office Carrier
(AF, AC, WW, CF, NL)
Phineas Transparent Phineas Sea Lion June 20th Town Visitor
(NL)

City Visitor
(CF)
Phyllis Phyllis Pelican November 21st Post Office Clerk
(AF, AC, NL)

Town Hall Clerk
(WW, CF)
Porter Porter Monkey April 17th Train Station Clerk
(AF, AC, NL)
Redd ReddNL Fox October 18th Crazy Redd's Shopkeeper
(AF, AC, WW, CF, NL)
Reese Reese Alpaca July 5th Re-Tail Shopkeeper
(NL)
Resetti Resetti Mole April 6th Reset Surveillance Center Lecturer
(AF, AC, CF, NL)

Rescue Services Operator
(NH)
Rover RoverNL Cat February 1st Character Creation Guide
(AF, AC, CF, NL)

Tag Mode Guide
(WW)
Saharah Acnl-saharah Camel November 10th Town Visitor
(AF, AC, WW, CF, NL, NH)
Sable Sable Hedgehog November 22nd Able Sisters Seamer
(AF, AC, WW, CF, NL, NH)
Serena Serena Dog (Chihuahua) March 18th Fountain Goddess
(CF)
Snowmen (Snowtyke, Snowboy, Snowmam, and Snowman) Tumblr mxa5pndquf1s1lku3o1 500 Snowman N/A Town Visitor
(AF, AC, WW, CF, NL, NH)
Timmy and Tommy NH-character-Timmy and Tommy Raccoon June 7th Nookling Stores Shopkeeper
(NL, NH)

Nookington's Shopkeeper
(AF, AC, WW, CF)
Tom Nook Tom Nook Raccoon May 30th Tom Nook's Store Shopkeeper
(AF, AC, WW, CF)

Nook's Homes Agent
([NL)

Resident Services Clerk
(NH)
Tortimer TortimerNL Tortoise May 30th Mayor
(AF, AC, WW, CF)

Animal Island Games Director
(NL)
Wendell Wendell Walrus May 30th Town Visitor
(AF, AC, WW, CF)

Dream Visitor
(NL)
Wilbur Airlines-char-1-2x Dodo N/A Dodo Airlines Pilot
(NH)
Wisp Ghost Spirit May 30th Town Visitor
(AF, AC, NH)

Lamp Genie
(CF, NL)
Zipper T. Bunny ZipperNL Rabbit March 11th Bunny Day Host
(CF, NL, NH)

Spin-Off Series

List of Special Characters in Spin-Off Series

The following is a list of all special characters in the spin-off series (amiibo Festival, HHD, PC). Their "service" listed in table begins with the service for which they are most well known. This table does not include special characters referenced in the main series table who may have appeared in spin-off games.

Spin-Off Special Characters
Name Image Species Birthday Service
Beppe Beppe Bird July 17th OK Motors Painter
(PC)
Carlo Carlo Bird May 3rd OK Motors Head Mechanic
(PC)
Giovanni Giovanni Bird September 5th OK Motors Boss
(PC)
Lottie LottieRender2 Otter September 12th Nook's Homes Agent
(HHD)

Happy Home Designer

All special characters released prior to Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (2015) with an amiibo card can be served as clients in the game. This includes all special characters, except Beppe, Carlo, C.J., Flick, Giovanni, and Lottie given they were released after HHD in either Pocket Camp (2017) or New Horizons (2020).

Tom Nook owns Nook Homes in this game and employs Digby, Lyle, Lottie, and the player to work for him to meet the client's needs. Isabelle appears to request the player rebuild facilities.

Pocket Camp

Several special characters visit the player in Pocket Camp. Some characters, such as Chip and Katie, host events with rewards for the player while others, such as Kicks and Mable, run shops out of campers in the Market Place.

Shopkeepers

Shopkeepers found in the Market Place rotate on a daily basis.

Shopkeepers in Pocket Camp
Name Image Shop Location
Beppe 72px-Beppe Icon OK Motors OK Motors
Carlo 72px-Carlo Icon OK Motors OK Motors
Giovanni 72px-Giovanni Icon OK Motors OK Motors
Kicks 80px-Kicks Icon Kicks Market Place
Labelle 72px-Labelle Icon Able Sisters To Go Market Place
Lloid Lloid Icon Shovelstrike Quarry Shovelstrike Quarry
Mable 72px-Mable Icon Able Sisters To Go Market Place
Sable 72px-Sable Icon Able Sisters To Go Market Place
Timmy 72px-Timmy Icon Nookling Global Market Place
Tommy 72px-Timmy Icon Nookling Global Market Place

Event Hosts

Special characters which host events only appear for the duration of those events, with the exception of characters who have other purposes in the game, such as Isabelle.

Event Hosts in Pocket Camp
Name Image Event(s) Hosted
Brewster 80px-Brewster Icon Brewster's Sweet Harvest
(August 2018 - September 2018)
Blathers 60px Blathers's Treasure Trek Goals
(January 2019 - February 2019)
Chip 80px-Chip Icon Fishing Tourney 1
(March 2018)

Fishing Tourney 2
(May 2018)

Fishing Tourney 3
(June 2018)

Fishing Tourney 3
(July 2018)

Fishing Tourney 5
(August 2018)

Fishing Tourney 6
(September 2018)

Fishing Tourney 7 (Candied Catches)
(October 2018)

Fishing Tourney 8
(November 2018)

Fishing Tourney 9
(December 2018)

Fishing Tourney 10
(January 2019)

Fishing Tourney 11
(February 2019)

Fishing Tourney 12
(March 2019)

Fishing Tourney 13 (Schoolroom)
(April 2019)

Fishing Tourney 14 (Monochromatic Cat)
(May 2019)

Fishing Tourney 15 (Aquarium)
(June 2019)

Fishing Tourney 16 (Poolside)
(July 2019)

Fishing Tourney 17 (Fireworks)
(August 2019)

Fishing Tourney 18 (Dance)
(September 2019)

Fishing Tourney 19 (Pumpkins)
(October 2019)

Fishing Tourney 20 (Blue Jazz)
(November 2019)

Fishing Tourney 21 (Starry)
(December 2019)

Fishing Tourney 22 (Knitted)
(January 2020)

Fishing Tourney 23 (Honey)
(February 2020)

Cyrus 64px-Cyrus Icon Cabin Decoration Goals
(February 2019 - March 2019)
Digby 80px-Digby Icon Digby's Artful Retreat
(May 2018 - June 2018)
Gracie 80px-Gracie Icon Gracie's Haute Hello
(May 2019 - June 2019)
Isabelle 80px-Isabelle Icon Isabelle's Party Prep
(November 2018)

Isabelle's Garden Gathering
(July 2019 - August 2019)

Isabelle's Double Dazzle
(November 2019)
Jack 80px-Jack Icon Jack's Halloween Hunt
(September 2018 - October 2018)

Jack's Ghoulish Gala
(September 2019 - October 2019)
Jingle 80px-Jingle Icon Jingle's Holly Jolly Roundup
<i>(November 2018 - December 2018)

Jingle's Frosted Forest
(November 2019 - December 2019)
K.K. Slider 80px-DJ KK Icon Idle Beats with DJ KK
(April 2019 - May 2019)
Kapp'n 80px-Kapp&#039;n Icon Bloomin' Booty with Kapp'n
(July 2018)
Katie Katie Icon Fruit Party with Katie
(May 2018)

Katie's Time Out
(March 2019 - April 2019)
Kicks 80px-Kicks Icon City Slickin' with Kicks
(August 2019 - September 2019)
Leif 80px-Leif Icon Leif's Spring Flower Event
(February 2018 - March 2018)

Leif's Happy Tulips
(February 2020 - March 2020)
Lottie 80px-Lottie Icon Lottie's Gothic Rose Festival
(February 2018 - March 2018)

Happy Homeroom Goals
(February 2019 - March 2019)

Lottie's Secret Exhibit
(November 2019)

Lottie's Cozy Class
(November 2019)

Lottie's Lovely Autumn
(November 2019)

Lottie's Fitness Field
(November 2019)

Lottie's Secret Exhibit
(November 2019)

Lottie's Creepy Study
(December 2019 - January 2020)

Lottie's 3...2...1...
(December 2019 - January 2020)

Lottie's Japanese Restaurant
(December 2019 - January 2020)

Lottie's Snowball Fight
(December 2019 - January 2020)

Lottie's Flavorful Festivities
(December 2019 - January 2020)

Lottie's Twin Playroom
(February 2020 - March 2020)

Lottie's Midnight View
(February 2020 - March 2020)

Lottie's Spring Class
(February 2020 - March 2020)

Lottie's Bike Park
(February 2020 - March 2020)

Lottie's Garden Path
(February 2020 - March 2020)

Pascal 80px-Pascal Icon Pascal's Crunchy Munchies
(June 2019 - July 2019)
Pavé 80px-Pave Icon Viva Festivale with Pavé
(February 2019 - March 2019)
Pelly 80px-Pelly Icon Pelly's Flight of Passion
(January 2019 - February 2019)
Reese 80px-Reese Icon Reese's Sweet Nothings
(January 2020 - February 2020)
Redd 80px-Redd Icon Redd's Summer Festival
(August 2018)
Rover 80px-Rover Icon Rover's Garden Safari
(January 2018)
Tortimer 80px-Tortimer Icon Tortimer's Floral Fancy
(December 2018 - January 2019)
Zipper T. Bunny 80px-Zipper T Bunny Icon Zipper's Wonderland Event
(March 2018 - April 2018)

Amiibo Festival

Cyrus, Digby, Isabelle, K.K. Slider, Lottie, Mable, Reese, and Tom Nook appear in Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival as special characters to host games, compete, and provide other services to the player.

Trivia


Regional Trivia

  • Blanca, Gracie and Saharah are the only special characters to change gender based on region. Grace and Sahara are both male in the Japanese and Korean versions, but are female in all other versions. Blanca is female in all versions outside of Japan.
  • Redd, Kapp'n and his family, Tom Nook, Timmy, and Tommy are the only special characters to change species based on region. Kapp'n and his family are kappas in the Japanese version, but are turtles in all other versions; Redd is a kitsune in the Japanese version, but a fox in all other versions; Tom Nook, Timmy, and Tommy are tanukis in the Japanese version, but raccoons in all other versions.


Special Character Age Trivia


Special Character Relation Trivia

  • Cyrus and Reese, Kapp'n and Leilani, and the player's parents are the only married couples in the game.
  • Kaitlin, Kapp'n, and Leilani are the only special characters who appear in the series with their respective children.
    • Kaitlin is the only single mother in the series.
    • Many villagers and special characters will, however, mention their parents, though they never appear.
      • This includes the player's parents.
  • Grams and Joan are the only special characters to have grandchildren, Leila and Daisy Mae, respectively.
  • Lyle is the only special character to have a niece, Lottie.


Special Character Species Trivia

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