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, Label, 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. (NOTE: Special characters cannot move in, if they are seasonal or only part-time visitors. Blathers, for example, will practically live in the museum, while Pascal will come only sometimes to gather scallops)

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 Blanca NLa.png Cat February 8th April Fools Day Host
(NL)


Town Visitor
(AF, AC, WW, CF)

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


Booker Booker NLa.png Dog (Bulldog) April 23rd Police Station Officer
(AC, NL)


Gate Guard
(WW, CF)


Brewster Brewster NLa.png Pigeon October 15th The Roost Shopkeeper
(WW, CF, NL)



Gyroid Storage (CF)

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

Museum Gift Shop Shopkeeper / Exhibition Rooms Manager
(NL)

Town Visitor
(NH)
Chip Chip NLa.png Beaver December 9th Fishing Tourney Host
(AF, AC, CF, NL)
Copper Copper NLa.png Dog (Akita) June 28th Police Station Officer
(AC, NL)


Gate Guard
(WW, CF)


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

Puzzle League Boss
(NL)
Cyrus Cyrus NH.png Alpaca January 26th Re-Tail Furniture Customizer
(NL, PC)

Wedding Season Co-Host
(NH).
Daisy Mae Daisy Mae NH.png Boar N/A Turnip Salesperson
(NH)
Digby Digby AmF.png Dog (Shih Tzu) December 20th Happy Home Academy Showcase Host
(NL)

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

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


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

T&T Emporium Shopkeeper
(NL)

Town Visitor
(AF, AC)
Grams Grams NLa.png Turtle April 15th Animal Island Shopkeeper
(NL)
Gullivarrr Gullivarrr NH.png Seagull N/A Town Visitor NH
Gulliver Gulliver NH.png Seagull May 25th Town Visitor (Sailor)
(AF, AC, NL, NH)

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

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

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

Town Visitor
(NH)
Label Label NH.png Hedgehog October 31st Able Sisters Shopkeeper
(NL)

GracieGrace Clerk
(CF)

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

Nature Day Host
(NH)
Town Visitor
(NH)
Leila Leila NLa.png Turtle August 16th Animal Island Shopkeeper
(NL)
Leilani 2F2C640A-5A2D-4741-9D99-0D34CD1E9B6F.png Turtle September 26th Animal Island Shopkeeper
(NL)
Lloid Lloid NH.png Gyroid August 28th Construction Foreman
(NL, NH)

Auction House Auctioneer
(CF)
Luna Luna NLa.png Tapir February 29th Dream Suite Operator
(NL)

Dreaming service
(NH)
Lyle Lyle NLa.png Otter June 6th Happy Home Academy Agent
(CF, NL)

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

Town Hall Day shift Clerk
(WW, CF)
Pete Pete NLa.png Pelican March 8th Post Office Carrier
(AF, AC, WW, CF, NL)
Phineas Phineas NLa.png Sea Lion June 20th Town Visitor
(NL)

City Visitor
(CF)
Phyllis Phyllis NLa.png Pelican November 21st Post Office Night shift Clerk
(AF, AC, NL)

Town Hall Night shift Clerk
(WW, CF)
Porter Porter NLa.png Monkey April 17th Train Station Clerk
(AF, AC, NL)
Redd Redd NH.png Fox October 18th Crazy Redd's Shopkeeper
(AF, AC, WW, CF, NL)



Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler Shopkeeper
(NH)

Reese Reese NH.png Alpaca July 5th Re-Tail Shopkeeper
(NL)

Wedding Season Co-Host
(NH)
Resetti 4603FCED-50DD-408A-8376-219B5B9B5EAA.png Mole April 6th Reset Surveillance Center Lecturer
(AF, AC, CF, NL)

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

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

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

Nook's Homes Agent
([NL)

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

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

Dream Visitor
(NL)
Wilbur Wilbur NH.png Dodo N/A Dodo Airlines Pilot
(NH)
Wisp Wisp NH.png Spirit May 30th Town Visitor
(AF, AC, NH)

Lamp Genie
(CF, NL)
Zipper T. Bunny Zipper NH.png 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.png Bird July 17th OK Motors Painter
(PC)
Carlo Carlo.png Bird May 3rd OK Motors Head Mechanic
(PC)
Giovanni Giovanni.png Bird September 5th OK Motors Boss
(PC)
Lottie LottieRender2.png 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.png OK Motors OK Motors
Carlo 72px-Carlo Icon.png OK Motors OK Motors
Giovanni 72px-Giovanni Icon.png OK Motors OK Motors
Kicks 80px-Kicks Icon.png Kicks Market Place
Labelle 72px-Labelle Icon.png Able Sisters To Go Market Place
Lloid Lloid Icon.png Shovelstrike Quarry Shovelstrike Quarry
Mable 72px-Mable Icon.png Able Sisters To Go Market Place
Sable 72px-Sable Icon.png Able Sisters To Go Market Place
Timmy 72px-Timmy Icon.png Nookling Global Market Place
Tommy 72px-Timmy Icon.png 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.png Brewster's Sweet Harvest
(August 2018 - September 2018)
Blathers 60px Blathers's Treasure Trek Goals
(January 2019 - February 2019)
Chip 80px-Chip Icon.png 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.png Cabin Decoration Goals
(February 2019 - March 2019)
Digby 80px-Digby Icon.png Digby's Artful Retreat
(May 2018 - June 2018)
Gracie 80px-Gracie Icon.png Gracie's Haute Hello
(May 2019 - June 2019)
Isabelle 80px-Isabelle Icon.png Isabelle's Party Prep
(November 2018)

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Chestnut (called Blazel by fans) was a beta special character in Animal Crossing who never actually made it into the game. It is thought that she might have been a traveling character similar to Joan, Redd, or Katrina.



Regional Trivia

  • Blanca, Gracie and Saharah are the only special characters to change gender based on region. Gracie 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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