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AC:GC Villager Guide
 

Introduction

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.

Personalities

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.

Personality Characteristics Times Awake
Normal 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. 5am-9pm
Peppy 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. 7am-12am
Snooty 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! 9am-3am
Lazy 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! 8am-10pm
Jock 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. 5:30am-1am
Cranky 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! 10am-5am

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

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 gift.
  • 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)

Giving Space

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.

Normal

  • "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)."

Peppy

  • "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?"

Snooty

  • "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)!

Lazy

  • "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)."

Jock

  • "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!"

Cranky

  • "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)?"

Villager Information

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.

Name Species Catchphrase Personality
CyranoAnteaterAh-CHOOCranky
NosegayAnteaterHoooonkNormal
PangoAnteatersnooooofPeppy
SnootyAnteaterSnifffffSnooty
ZoeAnteaterWhiiifffNormal
ChowBearAiyaCranky
DozerBearZzzzzzLazy
GrizzlyBearGrrr...Cranky
GrouchoBearGrumbleCranky
NateBearYawwwnLazy
PinkyBearCubbiePeppy
TeddyBearGrooofJock
TutuBearTwinklesPeppy
UrsalaBearGroomphSnooty
BluebearBear CubPeachPeppy
CheriBear CubTralalaPeppy
CupcakeBear CubSugar pieSnooty
KodyBear CubOkey-dokeyJock
MapleBear CubHoneyNormal
MurphyBear CubLaddieCranky
OliveBear CubSweetpeaNormal
PonchoBear CubLi'l bearJock
PudgeBear CubPudgyLazy
VladimirBear CubNyetCranky
AceBirdAceJock
AdmiralBirdAye ayeCranky
AnchovyBirdChuuurpLazy
JayBirdHeeeeeyyJock
MidgeBirdTweedledeeNormal
OtisBirdI s'poseLazy
PiperBirdChickadeePeppy
RobinBirdLa-di-daSnooty
TwiggyBirdCheepersPeppy
TwirpBirdChirpCranky
ChuckBullJerkyCranky
OxfordBullBully, eh?Cranky
StuBullMoo-dudeLazy
T-BoneBullMoocherLazy
BobCatPthhpthLazy
KabukiCatMeooo-OHCranky
KikiCatKittycatNormal
KittyCatMroowrSnooty
MitziCatMewNormal
MoniqueCatPfffffftSnooty
OliviaCatPurrrSnooty
PunchyCatMrmphtLazy
PurrlCatKittenSnooty
RosieCatSillyPeppy
StinkyCatGAAHHHLazy
TabbyCatMe-WOWPeppy
TangyCatReeeeOWRPeppy
TomCatMe-YOWZACranky
AvaChickenBeakerNormal
BettyChickenClucklingNormal
EgbertChickenDoodle-duhLazy
GooseChickenBuh-kawJock
HankChickenBuhk buhkJock
HectorChickenCoo-HAHJock
LeighChickenCutiePeppy
RhodaChickenCluckySnooty
BelleCowCuddlesNormal
BessieCowButtercupNormal
PattyCowHow nowPeppy
PetuniaCowMoo la laSnooty
AlfonsoCrocodileIt's a meLazy
AlliCrocodileGraaaghSnooty
BootsCrocodileMunchieJock
LizCrocodileGroonchNormal
BeaDogBingoNormal
BiskitDogDawgLazy
BonesDogYip yipLazy
ButchDogROOOOOWFCranky
CookieDogArferPeppy
DaisyDogBow-WOWNormal
GoldieDogWoofNormal
LuckyDogrrr-owchLazy
MaddieDogYippeePeppy
PortiaDogRuffianSnooty
BillDuckQuackoJock
DeenaDuckSugarbillNormal
DerwinDuckDerrrrLazy
FrecklesDuckDuckyPeppy
JoeyDuckbleeeeeckLazy
MallaryDuckQuackpthSnooty
PateDuckQuacklePeppy
PompomDuckRah rahPeppy
ScootDuckZip zoomLazy
WeberDuckQuaaLazy
AmeliaEagleEagletSnooty
ApolloEaglePahCranky
BuzzEagleCaptainCranky
PierceEagleWingerJock
QuetzalEagleSKREEJock
AxelElephantWHONKJock
DizzyElephantWoo-ooLazy
EllieElephantWee oneNormal
EloiseElephantToooootSnooty
OpalElephantSnootSnooty
PaoloElephantPalLazy
CamofrogFrogTen-hutCranky
CousteauFrogOui ouiJock
EmeraldFrogSproingNormal
HuckFrogHopperLazy
JambetteFrogCroak-kayNormal
JeremiahFrogNee-deepLazy
LilyFrogToadyNormal
PrinceFrogRibbitLazy
PuddlesFrogSplishPeppy
RibbotFrogZzrrbbittJock
TadFrogSluuuuurpJock
Wart Jr.FrogGrr-ribbitCranky
BillyGoatDagnabbitJock
ChevreGoatLa baaNormal
GruffGoatBleh eh ehCranky
IggyGoatPaaallyJock
SvenGoatBuh-uh-udLazy
VelmaGoatBlihSnooty
CesarGorillaHighnessCranky
JaneGorillaChimpSnooty
LouieGorillaTootsJock
PeeweeGorillaLi'l dudeCranky
BerthaHippoBloopNormal
BiffHippoSquirtJock
BittyHippoMy dearSnooty
BubblesHippoHipsterPeppy
LuluHippoYaaaawlPeppy
RoccoHippoHippieCranky
RolloHippoBeaulchLazy
BuckHorsePardnerJock
CleoHorseSugarSnooty
EdHorseGreenhornJock
ElmerHorseTenderfootLazy
PeachesHorseNeighborNormal
SavannahHorseY'allNormal
WinnieHorseHay-OKPeppy
AstridKangarooMy petSnooty
CarrieKangarooLittle oneNormal
KittKangarooChildNormal
MarcyKangarooyoung 'unNormal
MathildaKangarooWee babySnooty
ValiseKangarooTadderSnooty
GonzoKoalaMateCranky
HuggyKoalaBearPeppy
OzzieKoalaOl' bearLazy
SydneyKoalaSunshineNormal
YukaKoalaTsk tskSnooty
AzizLionRAWRJock
LeopoldLionLion cubJock
RexLionCool catLazy
AnicottiMouseCannoliPeppy
CandiMouseSweetiePeppy
CarmenMouseBumpkinSnooty
ChicoMouseCheeeeeseLazy
DoraMouseSqueakyNormal
LimbergMouseSquinkyCranky
PennyMouseSka-WEAKPeppy
RizzoMouseSqueeCranky
SamsonMousePipsqueakJock
OctavianOctopusSuckerCranky
QueenieOstrichChickenSnooty
RioOstrichLi'l chickPeppy
SandyOstrichSpeedyNormal
SprocketOstrichZortJock
AuroraPenguinB-b-babyNormal
CubePenguinD-d-dudeLazy
FrigaPenguinBrrrmphSnooty
GwenPenguinH-h-h-honSnooty
HopperPenguinSlushieCranky
PuckPenguinBrrrrrrrrrLazy
RoaldPenguinB-b-buddyJock
BorisPigSchnortCranky
CobbPigHot dogJock
CurlyPigNyoinkJock
HamboPigYoJock
HughPigSnortleLazy
LucyPigSnoooinkNormal
RasherPigSwineCranky
SporkPigSnorkLazy
Sue E.PigSnortSnooty
TrufflesPigSnootyPeppy
BunnieRabbitTee-heePeppy
ClaudeRabbitHopalongLazy
CocoRabbitDoyoingNormal
DocRabbitOl' bunnyLazy
DottyRabbitWee onePeppy
GabiRabbitHoneybunPeppy
GastonRabbitMon chouCranky
GenjiRabbitOtakuJock
PippyRabbitLi'l harePeppy
SnakeRabbitBunyipJock
HornsbyRhinoSchnozzleLazy
SpikeRhinoPunkCranky
TankRhinoKerPOWJock
TiaraRhinoLoveySnooty
BaabaraSheepDaahlingSnooty
CashmereSheepBaaaabySnooty
EuniceSheepLambchopNormal
StellaSheepBaa-da-bingNormal
VestaSheepBaaaffoNormal
WoolioSheepBiz-aaaJock
BlaireSquirrelNutletSnooty
FilbertSquirrelBuckoLazy
HazelSquirrelNutmegNormal
MintSquirrelAhhhhhhSnooty
NibblesSquirrelNibletPeppy
PeanutSquirrelSlackerPeppy
PecanSquirrelChipmunkSnooty
RickySquirrelNutcaseCranky
SallySquirrelWHEENormal
StaticSquirrelKrzztCranky
BangleTigerGrowfPeppy
RolfTigerGrrrolfCranky
TybaltTigerGrrRAHJock
ChiefWolfHarrumphCranky
FangWolfCha-chompCranky
FreyaWolfUff daSnooty
LoboWolfAh-roooooCranky
WolfgangWolfSnarrrlCranky

Islander Information

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.

GBA Islander:
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 is.

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 islanders.

Name Species Fruit Allergy Catchphrase
AnkhaCatApplesMe meow
AnnaliseHorseOrangesNipper
BlissSquirrelOrangesHulaaaa
BoomerPenguinCherriesHuman
BudLionPeachesMaaan
DobieWolfCherriesOhmmm
DriftFrogApplesBrah
ElinaElephantApplesShrimp
FaithKoalaPearsAloha
FlashBirdPeachesBabe
FlossieMouseOrangesMeep
JuneBear CubPearsRainbow
MaelleDuckOrangesDuckling
O'HareRabbitPeachesAmigo
PiglegPigPeachesArrrn
PluckyChickenCherriesChicky poo
RowanTigerPearsMango
YodelGorillaCherriesOdelay