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Animal Crossing: New Horizons special characters and functions

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons special characters and functions

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is packed with characters, but some are much more useful than others and provide very important resources. This guide lists the characters that deserve your attention and their uses!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons special characters and functions

Special characters are different from the villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, because they are very useful for your adventure.

Whether Tom Nook, K.K. Slider, or Isabelle, they're all listed in this article. Find out what their functions are so that you know who to talk to during your journey.

List of Special Characters

Tom Nook

Available all day long.

Tom Nook is the head of Resident Services, a place where you can craft or initially buy items sold by one of his nephews. He's also in charge of large constructions for the island.

Mable & Sable (Able Sisters)

Available between 10:00 am and 9:00 pm.

Mable and Sable are the happy owners of the island's tailor shop. One sells clothes, while the other sews them for you. Here's what you can buy in their shop:

• Clothes
• Umbrellas
• Hats
• Accessories

Timmy & Tommy

Opening hours 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Timmy and Tommy are twins who are the owners of the Nook's Cranny, the shop on the island. They're also Tom Nook's nephews! Make sure to check back daily to see what's on offer!


Isabelle is Tom Nook's assistant. She will be useful in helping you change the island's anthem and flag, evaluating your island, and telling her about daily life on the island.


Blathers is the curator of the Museum. He helps enlarge the Museum's collection, and he can tell you all about your catches with great expertise.


Celeste will give you the magic wand, which allows you to obtain a kimono and other original costumes.



Saharah is a traveling saleswoman who will sell you various items:

• Mystery wallpapers
• Mystery floors
• Carpet (three sizes available)



Asleep on the beach, Gulliver is a stranded sailor who must find his crew. His GPS phone is broken, so you'll have to find five electronic components in the sand.

All you have to do is dig with the shovel when a small spout of water comes out of the sand.


Available randomly between 12:00 pm and 4:00 am.

You'll have to catch five spirits with your net in order to take advantage of Wisp's services.

In return, he'll offer you an item you don't have in your catalog.


Once a week in the main square of your island (after you have unlocked the Able Sisters tailor shop).

Kicks is an accessory salesman:

• Shoes
• Socks
• Tights
• Backpacks/handbags


After you unlock the Able Sisters tailor shop, she'll come to the main square of your island from time to time

Formerly called Labelle in the previous Animal Crossing games, this fashion queen is the cousin of Mable and Sable. She'll ask you to dress in a very special outfit.

All you have to do is find the right clothes and she will give you sewing workshop tickets as a reward. You can spend them in the tailor shop, and they're worth 3,000 Bells.



A newcomer to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Flick is a bug fan. You'll be able to:

• Sell him insects at a higher price than usual. For example, a tarantula usually sells for 8,000 Bells, but Flick will buy it for 12,000 Bells
• Give him three of the same insect so that he can make you a kind of statuette in his image.

Wilbur & Oscar

They both work at Dodo Arlines, and their names are an homage to the Wright brothers, pioneers of flight.

Orville holds down the ticket office and allows you to travel, open your island's gates to visitors.

You also visit his office to send postcards for 200 Bells.

Wilbur is the pilot who will take you on your travels. Once on an island, you'll be able to talk to him to buy tools.

Daisy Mae

Sunday morning only.

Granddaughter of Joan, she'll sell you turnips on Sunday mornings.

You can then resell them at Nook’s Cranny Store.

K.K. Slider

Every Saturday night at 8 p.m. (once unlocked)

The famous singing dog is back in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!

To unlock him, check out our special guide!


Go to the airport and ask for "I Want to Travel" + "Harvey's Island".

Harvey will visit your island once you have set up Nook's Cranny.

He is the proud owner of a private island, on which he has set up his photo studio.

There, you can take pictures with your Amiibos and arrange the rooms as you wish.


Every third Saturday of the month

This little beaver is the organizer of the fishing tournaments on your island.

You will have three minutes to catch as many fish as possible.

You can participate several times a day to collect a maximum number of points and rewards.


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