In Animal Crossing New Horizons, special characters are special NPCs that visit only on certain days or random days. Usually, they are not permanent residents. They are going to offer various services, amusements and mini-games. On this page, we are going to share a list of special characters in Animal Crossing New Horizons.
List of Special Character in Animal Crossing New Horizons
Here is a list of special characters in Animal Crossing New Horizons:
As of version 1.0.0
- Tom Nook
- K.K Slider
- Daisy Mae
As of version 1.1.0
- Zipper T. Bunny
As of version 1.2.0
As of version 1.3.0
As of version 1.4.0
As of version 1.5.0
As of version 1.6.0
As of version 1.7.0
As of version 2.0.0
- Brewster Harriet
- Lottie (DLC)
- Niko (DLC)
- Wardell (DLC)
Mechanics – Special Characters
There are several rules that set which special characters will visit the island on any given day. Most visiting characters have to be unlocked in some way before they are going to visit. The weekly visitation schedule starts on Monday of each week. All special characters except Pascal are going to visit only once per week. Since Animal Crossing version 1.3.0 update, the visitor schedule rules are as follow:
Guaranteed Special Characters
The special characters below are guaranteed to visit every week on the weekend.
- Daisy Mae
Daisy Mae is unlocked after building Nook’s Cranny. She will visit every Sunday morning from 5AM to 12PM. For note: Her visits are not affected by other visitors.
- K.K. Slider
K.K. Slider is unlocked after reaching a 3-star island evaluation for the first time. He will visit every Saturday or Sunday from 5AM to 12AM. K.K Slider starts taking requests at 6PM. Also, he appears during the players’ birthdays and no weekday visitors appear.
- Daisy Mae
Weekday Visitors (Special Characters)
These special characters are semi-randomly selected to visit on Monday through Friday. The visitors are prioritized as follows:
- The visitors who did not appear in the previous week.
- The visitors who appeared in the previous week.
- If there are any unfilled days in the schedule, then Wisp is selected to fill them.
Here are the random weekday visitors (Special characters):
Saharah is unlocked at the start of the Animal Crossing game. But, she will not appear unless the player has upgraded their tent to a house. Saharah is present from 5AM to 5AM.
Leif is guaranteed to visit at least once during the weeks when Nature Day is ongoing. Leif is present from 5AM to 10PM.
Kicks is unlocked after constructing Able Sisters. For your information, Kicks will present from 5AM to 10PM.
Label is unlocked after constructing Able Sisters. Label will present from 5AM to 10PM.
Gulliver is unlocked after building the museum. He is present from 5AM to 5AM.
Redd is unlocked after donating 60 items (at least) to the museum. Then, speaking to Blathers about art. He is present from 5AM to 5AM.
C.J is unlocked after upgrading Resident Services. He is present from 5AM to 5AM.
Flick is unlocked after upgrading Resident Services. He is present from 5AM to 5AM.
Gullivar is unlocked after buying any Wetsuit for the first time. He is present from 5AM to 5AM.
Evening Visitors (Special Characters)
Need to know that these special characters only appear at night, up to once per week. They are able to visit at the same time as most of the other visitors or each other.
Wisp is unlocked from the start of the game. He has an opportunity of appearing on a random day from Monday to Friday if all weekday visitor slots are full. Wisp is present from 8PM to 4AM.
Celeste is unlocked after building the museum. She is guaranteed to visit any day from Monday to Sunday if a meteor shower is happening. She is going to prioritize visiting during heavy meteor showers over light meteor showers. Celeste is present from 7PM to 4AM.
Visitors with Unique Schedules
These special characters appear based on unique conditions.
Mabel is unlocked after constructing Nook’s Cranny. She is going to visit multiple days each week, including weekends. Mabel will stop visiting after constructing Able Sisters.
Harvey only visits once to explain that Harv’s Island is open now.
Pascal is going to appear when the player catches their first scallop of the day while diving. He is able to appear once per day, seven days a week.
Luna is going to appear in the player’s dream state if they lie down in a bed and choose the option “Yeah, I want to sleep.”
These special characters appear during specific events. During these events, random weekday visitors and DJ KK (K.K. Slider) do not appear.
Flick appears during Bug Offs and he is present from 9AM to 6PM.
C.J appears during Fishing Tourneys and he is present from 9AM to 6PM.
Pave appears on the day of Festivale.
- Zipper T. Bunny
Zipper T. Bunny appears on Bunny Day.
- Isabelle and Redd
Isabelle and Redd will appear every Sunday in August as part of the Fireworks Show.
Jack will appear on Halloween.
Franklin will appear on Turkey Day.
Jingle will appear on Toy Day.
- Isabelle and Tom Nook
Isabelle and Tom Nook will appear in the plaza on New Year’s Eve.
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