You've just struck out on your own only to find yourself in a world you never imagined. Every resident of your new hometown is a talking animal! Do you wonder why certain villagers act
differently? Are you stumped on how you can write a letter to your villagers that they will actually understand? What about the island inhabitants and where they fit in? Fear not, this is your
one-stop field guide to understanding all of your neighbors. From your resident villagers to exotic island natives, you will be certain to learn lots about the denizens of your town and how to
use your knowledge to enhance your experience.
There are six personalities in Animal Crossing: GameCube, three for each gender. These personalities have no official names, but have been given widely used names by the community.
||Sweet, kind, and lovable. Just plain nice!. They radiate kindness and are some of the friendliest villagers in town, even mothering you sometimes. They love to study, and will
occasionally ask you to get a bug for them to examine. They're thoughtful and fairly quiet, but if you hurt their feelings they won't hesitate to let you know.
||The cheerleaders of the villagers. They are cheerful, excitable and full of pep! They love playing games, occasionally getting them into mischief. Make sure you don't keep anything
too valuable in your pockets when you talk to them. Trust us on this one.
||Snobbish, sarcastic, and difficult to get along with. They care a lot about appearances and reputation, but they're also addicted to gossip. They occasionally ask for an opinion on
their hair, nails, or even picnic plans. Compliment them and they'll appreciate it, but if you don't... well, let's just say that they won't take it kindly!
||Frequently talk about food, and will regularly reference sleeping and napping. They're pretty chill most of the time, to the point where they'll space out or even fall asleep on the
spot! They're also fairly moody, but in the long run they're big-hearted villagers with equally large appetites!
||Obsessed with sports and fitness, and have a high opinion of their athletic prowess. They're the male equivalent of Peppy villagers with a zest for life and an optimistic attitude.
They're not too bright, but they're generally friendly and encouraging.
||Not the friendliest villagers around with their sharp tongue and reserved attitude. They're a little blunt, and grumpy, but they certainly aren't uncaring. There's a teddy bear
hiding under that grizzly exterior!
Friendships with Villagers
Although the game is full of wonderful things to do and collect, it becomes much more rewarding if you interact with the town's villagers. After all, they are there for a reason. See those
signposts dotted around your town? Those are locations for houses for future residents of your town. There are 218 villagers in Animal Crossing: GameCube and your town can accommodate up to
15 at a time. This means taht you will see villagers move in, leave, and sometimes return as time passes.
While they are there though, try and keep them happy. Talk to your animal neigbors, run errands for them, send them letters with gifts attached, and try and keep the town looking spick and span
so that they are happy in their environment.
Writing letters to the villagers is not only an endearing part of the game, but also key to building good friendships with them. Here are some tips on how to write good letters.
- Avoid misspellings, especially names of people, places, or things.
- Use words they understand, such as names of furniture, fish, bugs, etc.
- Fill up at least 5 lines. If it is 4 lines or fewer, they won't understand your letter.
- Limit a sentence's length to two lines. If it's any longer then they won't understand your letter.
- Don't send a blank letter. Doing so will only elicit a response that they didn't understand it.
- If the villager you are writing to has previously mentioned certain food or drink items, then they will understand your letter if you write about those same items.
- Attach a present to the letter by dragging it from your inventory and into the letter. Expense is not a factor because they won't use any furniture items sent to
them, in effect wasting the extra Bells spent on them. Instead, it's better to mail a shirt. It may take a while for them to wear shirts you send, but they will eventually be seen sporting your
- In your letter, mention places and buildings that are in the town and with whom the villager would be familiar. Such places and buildings are: the Post Office, Police Station, Wishing Well,
Town Dump, and the Train Station. You can also mention other neighbours, animals who work in the town, and special visitors such as Saharah, Wendell, and Gulliver.
Here is an example of a good letter:
Dear (Animal name),
Hi! I hope you are well.
Today, I gave Wendell a fish
and he gave me an ancient wall!
Here is a present for you.
Please write back soon!
See you later, (Animal name)!
Your friend, (Your name)
We all have an off day, and your animal neighbors are no exception. Sometimes, they too need some space and some alone time. While speaking to them, you will receive warning signs that they're
getting tired of talking to you.
Below, you will find a list of the warning messages your villagers will give.
- "You spend so much time here. Don't you have anywhere else you could go, (phrase)?"
- "You again? You have a lot of free time on your hands, don't you?"
- "Unlike you, I really don't have enough free time on my hands to stand around gabbing, (phrase)."
- "You again! You're worse than that cold I had that just wouldn't go away, (phrase)!"
- "I can't have you coming over all the time, you know. I don't want anyone to think we're friends or anything."
- "You again? What's the matter, don't you have any other friends you can go bug?"
- "Oh, you just couldn't stay away from me? You sure have a lot of free time, don't you?"
- "You again...Look, if you keep coming here, I'll never have any time to get good dirt on anyone."
- "You sure come here a lot, don't you? I must be even more charming than I'd thought, (phrase)!
- "Maybe it doesn't look like it, but I've got stuff to do too, you know..."
- "Look, it's great that you're here and everything, but do you think you could maybe leave now?"
- "Can't you just leave me alone? I'm tired, and I don't want to talk, (phrase)."
- "Don't you have anything else you could be doing? I hate to break it to you, but some of us have important things to do!"
- "Dude. Can't you take a hint? It's not like I'm your only friend, is it? That's so pathetic, (phrase)!"
- "You sure come here a lot! You know, I'm starting to think you've got a little too much time on your hands!"
- "Oh, You again. Does it make you happy, running around, irritating people all day? Huh?!"
- "Don't pretend you're here because you like me. You just want to see how ticked off you can make me!"
- "You again, huh? Don't you have anywhere else you could be, (your name)?"
You now know about the six personality types, the waking times for each personality, and how to spot the warning signs from each personality. How do you determine the personality of a particular
villager though? Look no further for the answer! Well, actually, look a little further... below.
|Cupcake||Bear Cub||Sugar pie||Snooty|
|Poncho||Bear Cub||Li'l bear||Jock|
|Petunia||Cow||Moo la la||Snooty|
|Alfonso||Crocodile||It's a me||Lazy|
|Gruff||Goat||Bleh eh eh||Cranky|
Each town has a corresponding island that can be visited. The biggest feature of this island is a resident islander that lives on it. Unlike your town's villagers, this animal will never
move out. Your islander does very little on the GameCube island, but is responsible for a lot on the Game Boy Advance island. See the Island Guide for more
information on accessing your town's island.
Use the hand cursor to lead your islander
along, pick him up, or move items around. If you islander cries for
help improve its mood by lifting it out of danger. If you leave
fishing poles, nets, or shovels on the island your islander can use
them. By using the net your islander can catch the presents that float
over the island. With the shovel your islander can dig up items you
have buried and turn them into rarer items that you want. With the
fishing pole the islander can haul up deep sea treasures.There are many
items that are exclusive to the island and it takes a lot of work to
collect them all.
Islanders and Fruit:
Each islander has fruit that it likes
and fruit that it is allergic to. If you see a skull it means that the
islander is allergic to that fruit. Feeding it that will only make it
less likely to drop money bags. If your islander is happy it will drop
various denominations of money for you depending on how happy he or she
There is much controversy over which fruits are preferred by which
islanders. It has been suggested that they all like coconuts and their
favorite fruit is one of the other ones, since none are allergic to
coconuts. You will have to experiment with what works best for your