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Read this Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH) guide on how to get new villagers to move in your island. Includes how many villagers can you have, invite via the campsite & mystery tour!

How To Get New Villagers

New Villager Overview

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New Villagers - How to Get & Move In

How To Increase Villagers On Island Summary

  • Put up land for sale
  • Invite via campground
  • Invite via mystery island tour

There's a step-by-step process to move in new villagers into your island. Make sure to prepare and follow the steps to have more residents live with your in your island paradise!

Put Up Land For Sale

Put Up Land For Sale

If you want to invite new villagers to your island, talk to Tom Nook in the upgraded Resident Services. Ask him to put land up for sale! The number of new villagers that will arrive will coincide with the number of lots you've put up for sale.

Check Out Resident Services Features!

Invite Villager Through Campsite

Invite Villager Through Campsite

One way to invite new villagers to your island is to speak with them when they visit your campsite. This way you can select which villagers will reside in your island.

Check Out Campsite Features Here!

Amiibo Used Shows Up In Campsite

Invite Villagers To Visit Via Amiibo

Villagers that you invite via Amiibo will show up in your campsite. From here, you can also ask them to live with you on your island.

Check Out How To Use Amiibo Here!

Invite Villager Via Mystery Island Tour

Invite Villager Via Mystery Island Tour

In Tom Nook's Mystery Island Tours, you'll visit other deserted islands that may have new villagers in them. You can also invite them to come and live in your island.

Check Out Mystery Island Tours Here!

How Many Villagers Can You Have?

Can Only Have Up to 10 Villagers

Your island can only accommodate up to 10 Villagers at a time. The only way you can get a new one when you hit the max amount is by making one of them leave.

Check Out How to Make Villagers Leave Here

How To Unlock First New Villager

Complete First Bridge Construction

Complete First Bridge Construction

You can only start inviting new villagers to your island after you've finished constructing the bridge. After which, Tom Nook will instruct you to choose 3 spots for new villagers to come live on your island!

Check Out How To Build The Bridge!

Collect Furniture Each House Needs

Collect Furniture Each House Needs

Each plot needs interior and exterior furniture for it to be completed and be ready for habitation. Make sure to craft and collect all furniture needed for each plot!

Check Out All DIY Recipe List Here!

When Will New Villagers Arrive?

New Villagers Arrive 1-2 Days After House Completion

New Villagers Arrive 1-2 Days After House Completion

New villagers will arrive on your island 1-2 real-time days after you've completed construction of the houses.

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Anonymous 7

I purchased a copy of the game for myself and my switch lite. We will be resetting the version on the regular switch however there is a villager I want to bring over to my new island first. Am I able to go over to the island and invite them over before the 3 new plots are decided upon?

Anonymous 6

kk slider has to come to your island first. You need to have 3 stars and then he will come

Leila 5

I have 6 villagers(one isn’t officially in yet), but when I go on a mystery tour no more villagers show up. Where will I get the last 4?!

Anonymous 4

Har*** someone to get rid of them one beneath me and one at the bottom of you have ten animals you can not get anymore except online players (which you can have eight of).

Anonymous 3

SOMEONE HELP!
I've made the plots, and somehow, without my doing, I have new resident coming who I didn't invite. I have no idea how this character got here - I didn't see them on the private island. This will be my 8th resident.

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