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A player visiting another town in City Folk.

The town gate (also known as the main gate in Wild World) is a building in Wild World and City Folk. which allows the players to host guests or visit other towns, similar to the train station from Animal Crossing and New Leaf. The building replaces both the Train Station and the police station from the original Animal Crossing and New Leaf, since both Booker and Copper are guards at the gate. The town flag is displayed outside of the gate; it can be changed by speaking to Booker.

Gate styles

In City Folk, the gate style is decided at random when the town is created. The 3 different styles are:

  • Wood style
  • Brick style
  • Stone style

Some players reset the game in order to get the desired gate style. Despite the different exterior styles, the interior will always have the same look no matter what.

In Wild World, there are also 3 different styles for the main gate, as pictured below.

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Wood style Palace style Castle style
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One possible gate in Wild World Another Wild World main gate Another Wild World main gate

Nintendo WFC

On May 20th, 2014, Nintendo shut down all online multiplayer services for all Wild World and City Folk players. As a result, players no longer have the ability to connect with other players and visit each other's towns, leaving the town gate only available for Booker's services, and local wireless in Wild World.

Some homebrew modifications for City Folk exist allowing players with a modded Wii console to connect to a third-party server and continue to play City Folk online.


When entering the town gate, Booker and Copper will be guarding and keeping the town safe. While they do so, the player has one of the many options they may choose to speak about when talking upon either Booker or Copper.


  • What's new
  • Lost and found
  • Change flag


  • Open gate
  • Leave town
  • Friend code


Main series

Animal Crossing
Able SistersAnimal IslandDumpFortune ShopHappy Room AcademyHouseNook's CrannyMuseumPolice StationPost OfficeReset Monitoring CenterTown HallTrain StationWishing Well

Wild World
Able SistersFortune ShopHappy Room AcademyHouseMuseumNook's CrannyObservatoryThe RoostTown HallTown Gate

City Folk
Able SistersBus StopCity (Auction HouseFortune ShopGracieGraceHappy Room AcademyShampoodleThe Marquee) • HouseNook's CrannyObservatoryMuseumReset Surveillance CenterThe RoostTown HallTown Gate

New Leaf
Original release
Able SistersCampsite (NL)Crazy Redd'sHouseIsland ToursMain Street (Club LOLDream SuiteFortune ShopGardening StoreHappy Home ShowcaseKicksMuseum (Museum Shop and Exhibition Rooms) • Nookling stores (Nookling JunctionT&T MartSuper T&TT.I.Y. (Gardening Store) • T&T Emporium (Gardening StoreGracieGrace)) • Nook's Homes (NL) (Happy Home Academy) • Photo BoothPost OfficeShampoodle) • PlazaPolice StationReset Surveillance CenterRe-TailThe RoostTortimer IslandTown HallTrain Station
Added in Welcome Amiibo
CampgroundRV (NL)

New Horizons
Original release
Able SistersCampsite (NH)Deserted IslandDodo AirlinesHarv's IslandHouseMuseumNook's CrannyResident Services
Added in future updates
Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler

Spin-off series

Happy Home Designer
Nook's Homes (HHD)Main Street

Pocket Camp
Breezy HollowCamper (PC)CabinHappy HomeroomLost Lure CreekMarket PlaceOK MotorsSaltwater ShoresShovelstrike QuarrySunburst Island