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Special visitors are unique characters in the Animal Crossing series who can be encountered during events, certain seasons, random or specific days of the week, or when the player meets certain conditions. As their name suggests, they only visit the town or deserted island occasionally, unlike regular villagers or special characters.


The table below shows which games where a character appears as a special visitor. Be aware that this table does not show every appearance a character makes, nor every documented character, since some characters may be a visitor for all or part of one game, and a permanent resident in another. For complete details on every game where a character appears, see that character's article.

Visitor Aflogo Af+logo Animal Afe+logo Animal Crossing Wild World Logo Animal Crossing- City Folk (logo) Animal Crossing New Leaf logo Animal Crossing New Horizons logo
Blanca X O O O O O O X
Celeste X X X X X X X O
Chip O O O O X O O X
C.J. X X X X X X X O
Cornimer X X X X O X O X
Daisy Mae X X X X X X X O
Don Resetti X O O O X O O X
Dr. Shrunk X X X X O O O X
Farley X X O O X X X X
Flick X X X X X X X O
Franklin X X O O X O O X
Frillard X X X X X O X X
Gracie O O O O O O O X
Gullivarrr X X X X X X X O
Gulliver O O O O O O O O
Jack O O O O X O O O
Jingle O O O O X O O O
Joan O O O O O O O X
Katie X X X X O O O X
Kaitlin X X X X O O X X
Katrina O O O O O X O X
Kicks X X X X X X X O
K.K. Slider O O O O O O O O
Label X X X X X X X O
Leif X X X X X X X O
Lyle X X X X O O O X
Mabel X X X X X X X O
Nat X X X X X O O X
Pavé X X X X X O O O
Pascal X X X X O O O O
Phineas X X X X X O O X
Redd O O O O O X O O
Resetti O O O O O O O O
Saharah O O O O O O O O
Serena X X X X X O X X
Snowman O O O O O O O X
Wendell O O O O O O O X
Wisp X O O O X O O O
Zipper T. Bunny X X X X X O O O

List of special visitors[]


Main article: Blanca

Blanca is a recurring character in the series. Blanca is a white cat who asks the player to draw her a face. In Animal Crossing, she will randomly appear when traveling to other towns. In Wild World, after turning on the 'mysterious cat' mode with the telephone and using Wi-Fi, Blanca may appear in the player's town and will ask the player to draw something on her face, which may be shared with other consoles that have connected to the Nintendo DS afterwards.

In New Leaf, she is the main character during April Fool's Day. She takes on the appearance of villagers in the town and it is for the player to determine who is the real villager and who is Blanca.


Main article: Celeste

Celeste is a an owl. Celeste will randomly visit the player's island on clear nights after 7pm, and remains until 5am. She will also always visit on nights when a meteor shower is expected. She can be found wandering anywhere on the island. Celeste, when first spoken to, will give you the star wand recipe in New Horizons. In New Leaf, she runs the Museum Shop and Exhibition Rooms. She is Blathers' sister.


Main article: Chip

Chip is a beaver that hosts the Fishing Tourney in all games except Wild World and New Horizons. Chip is known to be the father of C.J. and C.J. hosts the Fishing Tourney in New Horizons.


Main article: Chip

C.J. is a beaver, similar to his father, Chip, and hosts the Fishing Tourney in New Horizons, replacing his father. He occasionally visits your island to seek out up-and-coming fishing talent for his live-streams and pays you extra Bells for the fish. C.J. and Flick are roommates, and Flick helps CJ build his streaming audience by providing stellar art to dedicated anglers.


Main article: Cornimer

Daisy Mae[]

Main article: Daisy Mae
Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae is the granddaughter of Sow Joan and assumes her role in New Horizons. She visits the island every Sunday morning to sell white turnips as part of "Sow Joan's Stalk Market". While Joan sold her turnips between 6 AM and 12 PM on Sundays, Daisy Mae arrives a full hour earlier, at 5 AM.

Don Resetti[]

Main article: Don Resetti

Dr. Shrunk[]

Main article: Dr. Shrunk
Shrunk NL


Main article: Farley


Main article: Flick

Flick is a red chameleon and a bug enthusiast who replaces Nat as the host of the Bug-Off. The Bug-Offs happen once every season. On random visits, Flick will buy bugs from the player for 150% of their usual value. The player can also commission Flick to make a model of a specific bug by bringing him three of the same bug; Flick will only work on one commission at a time, and will mail it to the player the next day. He will sometimes visit with C.J., his partner and roommate.


Main article: Franklin
Franklin NLa


Main article: Frillard


Main article: Gracie
Gracie NL


Main article: Gullivarrr

Gullivarrr is a seagull pirate introduced in New Horizons.


Main article: Gulliver

Gulliver is a seagull explorer. In Animal Crossing, he is a sailor who washes ashore on random days. When he is awoken, he tells how he fell overboard in the course of a heroic struggle (the exact nature of the struggle changes with each visit, and as later conversation reveals, all his heroic tales are colorful lies).

In Wild World and City Folk, he pilots a UFO, which can be shot down with a slingshot. The player must then help him reassemble the pieces of his damaged space ship. Each time he is helped, he will give the player a rare item of furniture.

In New Leaf, Gulliver may wash up on the town's beach the day after a storm. He will ask the player if they can help him remember where he was originally headed. When helped and the right location is chosen, he will give the player an item of furniture from his collection, which will be in the mail the next day.

In New Horizons, Gulliver may wash up on the town's beach. Upon waking him, he will ask the player to help him find the parts of his broken communicator (a phone). Once the parts are returned to him, he will call his crew-mates, and the next day a present will be sent to the player via mail.


Main article: Jack


Main article: Jingle
Jingle NL


Main article: Joan

Joan is a female boar who visits the town every Sunday morning to sell her turnips.

In Wild World and City Folk, she has 2 types of turnips for sale: red and white. Red Turnips are sold as seed packets, which can be planted in the soil outside and must be watered everyday, and White Turnips which are sold in bunches. Sometimes lazy villagers will talk about Joan's sister, whom they describe as "nicer, friendlier, and younger" than Joan.

In New Leaf, she only sells white turnips.

In New Horizons, she is replaced by her granddaughter, Daisy Mae.


Main article: Kapp'n
Kappn 3DS

In City Folk, Kapp'n is the bus driver who drives the player to and from the city. In Animal Crossing, he appears when a Game Boy Advance is connected to the Nintendo GameCube via connection cable and going to the dock. He will row the player to and from a small island, singing a sea shanty as he goes.

In Wild World, he is the first character the player meets. He drives the taxi that takes the player to their town, while also determining their name, gender and town name. The player may never see him again, unless they encounter him in the Roost.

In New Leaf, his role is essentially the same as it was in Animal Crossing, without the need of connecting another device. He takes the player to Tortimer Island on his motor boat.

In New Horizons, He can take the player to an uninhabited island on his boat for Nook Miles. (only 2.0 or later)


Main article: Katie


Main article: Kaitlin
Kaitlin CF


Main article: Katrina

Katrina may come to town on random dates in New Leaf. Her fortunes are 500 Bells per go. When she gives a fortune, she will tell the player a lucky item that can help either prevent bad luck or promote good luck. Upon having the player's (any players- all combined fortunes that have been told) fortune told 20 times, the mayor will unlock the Fortune Shop. The Fortune Shop will be available as a Public Works Project where the Fortune Shop can be built between the Photo Booth and the Dream Suite on Main Street. The player will be able to get to Katrina more frequently, as her tent will only be available once a week. She can only tell one fortune a day.


Main article: Kicks
Kicks NL

K.K. Slider[]

Main article: K.K. Slider
K.K. Slider NL

In Animal Crossing, K.K. Slider can be found at the train station from 8:00 PM to midnight. In Wild World and City Folk, K.K. Slider can be found playing music at The Roost every Saturday after 8.00 PM. In New Leaf, he can be found in Club LOL on Saturdays after 8PM. In New Horizons, once a 3 star island rating is met, K.K. will arrive the next day to play a concert. After that, he will show up every Saturday and play a concert in the evening, unless an event happened that day, then therefore he will show up on a Sunday, or if an event happened on Sunday, he will show up on Monday, or if there was something on Monday, he will appear on Tuesday (though Tuesdays are VERY rare cases).


Main article: Label


Main article: Leif


Main article: Lyle

Lyle is an otter who wears black rimmed glasses. In Wild World, Lyle can be found every Saturday trying to sell insurance outside the player's house. In City Folk, he can be found in the Happy Room Academy Building in the city.

In New Leaf, his role is similar to his job in City Folk, however he now works in Nook's Homes as a Happy Home Academy Agent.


Main article: Mabel
Mabel NL

Mabel is a blue hedgehog with a green gingham apron. She has appeared in every Animal Crossing game as one of the owners and clerks of the Able Sisters shop, but in New Horizons, Mabel is initially introduced as a special visitor since the deserted island does not begin with a tailor shop. Mabel will be a special visitor indefinitely until the player purchases clothing from her on two separate visits. On the visit after the second purchase, Mabel will ask the player to choose a location for the Able Sisters shop, and when the shop is built, she and her sister Sable become permanent residents of the island.


Main article: Nat
Nat NL


Main article: Pascal
Pascal NL

Pascal is a philosophical otter, who visits the town on random days and gives out furniture. In Wild World, he will appear on the beach, and will give the player an item of furniture for talking to him.

In City Folk, he appears on a random town bridge over the river, where he trades pirate themed furniture for a scallop after talking to him while holding a scallop. Otherwise, he gives a piece of deep, philosophical information and floats downstream out to sea.

Returning in New Leaf, Pascal appears sometimes when the player catches a scallop. He requests that it is given to him, and in return will bestow both furniture and wisdom. However, there is no chance of Pascal showing up if the player's pockets are full.


Main article: Pavé
Pave NL


Main article: Pete
Pete NL

Pete is the town mail carrier. In Wild World, Pete can be found flying in the sky and can be shot down with a slingshot between 9:00AM and 5:00PM each day when no other special visitors are in town.

In City Folk, he can be found walking around the town at around 5pm or when Nintendo has sent the player letters, where he will appear outside their house.

Returning once more in New Leaf, Pete can be found wandering around the town, Monday through Friday, between 9:00AM and 9:30AM. He returns later in the day at 5:00PM until 5:30PM.


Main article: Phineas
Phineas NL


Main article: Redd

In Animal Crossing, Redd will randomly appear in the town with a tent set up. He will sell both rare and common items for extortionate prices.

In Wild World, Redd will visit the town once a week. He will be in a large tent placed on the stone area in front of the Town Hall. Inside his tent, there will be three items that can be bought (one painting and two pieces of furniture), but Redd will not grant entry unless they have the password.

In City Folk, Redd owns a store in the City.

In New Leaf, Redd will set up a tent in the town. Additionally, Redd will appear during New Year's Eve where he will sell hats for 300 Bells in the Plaza. He also appears during the Fireworks Show, where the player can buy a cookie for 500 Bells.

In New Horizons, Redd will set up in a boat on the secret beach at the north of the player's island. He will sell four paintings and two pieces of furniture.


Main article: Resetti
Resetti NL


Main article: Saharah
Saharah NL


Main article: Serena
Serena CF


Main article: Snowman
Snowman - Animal Crossing New Leaf

When it is winter, two small balls of snow can be found on the ground each day. These snow balls can be rolled into bigger ones, and then pushed together to form a snowman. If a snowman of perfect proportions is formed, he will send the player a letter with a special present attached, containing an item of furniture from the Snowman Series.


Main article: Wendell
Wendell NL


Main article: Wisp
Wisp CF

Zipper T. Bunny[]

Main article: Zipper T. Bunny
Zipper NH