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rgkovach123
 
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10/10 2:01pm
Hello, I have a specific question about moving my Nintendo Account to a New Switch and my Animal Crossing: New Horizons islander.

On the current Switch, I am not the Island Representative.

I am not going to transfer the Island to the New Switch.

I do not plan on starting a new Island on the New Switch.

I wish to continue playing on the current Switch, with my current islander, even though that Switch is no longer tied to my Nintendo Account.

My first question is,

After I transfer my Account to a New Switch, what will happen to my existing islander? Can I still play Animal Crossing on the Current Switch with my current islander?

My second question is,
Will Transferring my Account to a new Switch remove my islander?

Thanks!
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klx125
 
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10/27 11:25pm
Hey there!  I have transferred my island / character in the past to a new Switch and when doing this, my character still remained on my old Switch as well.  I then wiped the old Switch's data because I was not going to use it anymore but I suppose I could have kept using it.

In addition to using the downloadable software for transferring island / character data, I would recommend calling Nintendo for support as you walk through the process.  They were very helpful in my case and will help you accomplish what you're looking to do.  
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rgkovach123
 
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10/10 2:01pm
Thanks for the info, I just got off a long call with Nintendo support and they told me that my islander would become inactive and unaccessible on the old Switch after Transferring my account to a new Nintendo Switch.


They advised me to use the Resident Transfer to get my current character onto my new Switch.
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klx125
 
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That's definitely good to know for future reference, thank-you for sharing.  I was wondering if / when my old character's island and data would be removed from my old Switch had I not gone and deleted it all myself.
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