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Read on how to use Amiibo & get visitor Villagers to move in with the Campsite in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Includes amiibo info, card game, and more!!!

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How To Get Specific Campsite Villagers To Move In

※The following guide employs Date Alteration (Time Travel) techniques.

Video Guide On How To Get Ideal Villager With Campsite

Cannot Choose Your First Villager

The villager that comes to your island when you first create the campsite is fixed for every island. You can't change it, so if you want to get a specific villager you'll have to try from the 2nd visitor on.

Villager Targeting Chart

StepWhat To Do
Change the time to when the Campsite opens
Check if a visitor has come during Isabelle's announcement
If it's the villager you want, recruit them
Change the date to 4 days later
Repeat steps 1-4

Change Time Until You Get The Daily Announcement


If a visitor has arrived at your Campsite, Isabelle will let you know in the daily announcement she does! If you don't see an announcement, keep changing the date.

Campsite Opens Every 4 Days (Or Longer)

Villagers will visit your campsite approximately 4 times a month. At the very least, you'll have a period of 4 days separating the arrival of new villagers, so changing the time to 5 days after the current date is best! However, note that there are cases when a villager won't appear at all for more than 2 weeks. Patience will be key here.

Adjust Your Villagers' Personality


▲We encountered Marshal when we had no other Smug villagers living on the island

In the campsite, villagers with a personality different from villagers already living on your island seem to visit at a higher rate. This means that you can effectively adjust what villagers you get by filling your island with villagers of a differing personality! If you're going after a Smug villager, make sure you don't have any other Smug villagers on your island to get the best chance.

Switch Out A Villager If You Already Have 10


"How about it? Me and that other guy will trade places!" "Ok" / "Nah, sorry."

The maximum number of villagers that can live on your island is 10. If you happen to reach this cap, the villager that visits your campsite will actually offer to swap places with an existing character on your island. This character is chosen randomly.

How To Change Who Gets Swapped Out

Once the villager who will be randomly swapped out is determined, it cannot be undone! You can prevent this by shutting down the game before the dialogue finishes. ACNH autosaves the game at the end of conversations, so if you press the Home button and shut the game down, you'll be able to repeat this process until a villager you're okay with leaving is selected.


▲When you see the name of the villager they want to kick out (in yellow in the above picture), shut down & reset the game!

Save Time By Checking 2 Days At Once

If you set your game time to 4:57am on the previous day, you will be able to check two days worth of visitors very quickly! This will save you a lot of time and is worth trying out.

If You Get It Before 5 Am, Turn Back Time!

During the first announcement before 5am, if you happen to get a villager, make sure to immediately turn back time! If you pass 5am, the day will change and that villager will leave the campsite.

What To Do If Villagers Aren't Coming

Update The Game

There was previously a bug in the game where Campers stopped coming to your island due to changing the system time, but this was actually fixed in the ver 1.2.0 patch. Make sure that your game is updated to the latest version!

Check Out The 1.2.0 Update & Patch Notes Summary

What To Do In Campsite

Recruit Villagers

Can Be Asked To Move To Island

The campsite is a place where you can recruit villagers, both ones that happen to visit and those you specifically invite with an Amiibo. Both of them will require you to do a few tasks before you can recruit them.

Check Out The Campsite In Detail Here

How To Invite/Recruit Visitors

Inviting at the Campsite

Talk to the visitor and ask them to come live on your island! Sometimes you'll be asked to participate in a short game before they join you. Visitors come to the campsite at a rate of about 4 times per month.

Can Keep Trying Even If They Refuse

Even if a villager refuses to come live on your island once, don't give up! You can keep trying to recruit them over and over by talking to them.

Play Various Games

Campsite Games

"If you're right, I'll give you these Headphones as a present!"

When you talk to campers, they'll sometimes ask you to play a small game with them to win an item. This item can be clothing, an accessory, or furniture, and is determined randomly. If you win at the game, which is often some sort of a card game, you'll get the item for yourself!

Challenge Them Up To 3 Times

The number of times you can try playing this game with the camper is limited to 3 times per day! Whether or not you get the item basically comes down to luck, so you might as well give it a shot every day! If you choose not to play the game with them, they'll still ask you to play, so it's actual possible to choose what kind of item reward you get.

How To Use Amiibo For Visitors

Invite Villagers Using Amiibo

Invite Villagers To Visit Via Amiibo

By scanning a compatible amiibo at the Resident Services' Nook Stop, you can invite villagers to your island's campsite. Once they've arrived, you can recruit them by talking to them. Note that you can only invite one amiibo to any given island once!

Check Out More Info On Amiibos Here

Need To Summon Them 3 Times

In order to make an amiibo move to your island permanently, you'll have to call that amiibo to your island a total of 3 times. Each time, you'll need to help them out without whatever they may ask you as well.

Freely Choose Which Villager To Get Rid Of


If you use an amiibo to recruit a villager, you will actually get the option to select which villager you want to replace - it is not random like normal campsite recruitment!

How To Unlock The Campsite

Campsite Guide Summary

StepsWhat To Do
1Build the Resident Services Center
2Talk to Tom Nook
3Ask him what you should do 2 times
4Craft a Campsite Construction Kit
5Decide on a location for it and talk to Tom Nook again
6The Campsite will be ready the next day

Prerequisite: Upgrade Resident Services

In order to build the Campsite, you'll first have to upgrade your Resident Services building. In order to do that, you'll have to build 3 houses and get 3 new villagers to move into your island.

Check Out How To Upgrade Resident Services!

Ask Tom Nook What To Do


After you've upgraded Resident Service, talk to Tom Nook at the construction consultation counter and ask him what you should do two times. The second time, he should give you a recipe for the campsite construction kit.

Build A Campsite Construction Kit


Required Materials

Wood15 Of Each
Iron Nuggets

Once you've gathered the necessary materials, decide on where to place your campsite. Talk to Tom Nook and your Campsite will be complete the following day!

Can Be Relocated


You will be able to relocate the campsite later on by speaking to Tom Nook. This can be done immediately after you place the Campsite.

Costs 50,000 Bells


The relocation of your campsite will run you a bill of 50,000 bells. Also, you can't take out a loan for this - you'll need to pay the Nook up front in cash. Only do this if you've got a surplus of money.

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Anonymous 9

My first villager was a pretty cool deer

Anonymous 8

I haven’t had a villager come to the campsite since halfway through May :/

Anonymous 7

If I want a villager to move out, will that villager immediately move in? Or will that villager still be here in boxes?

Anonymous 6

Can you invite nook miles ticket villagers into the campsite?

Anonymous 5

Can your second camper Move in if you don't have open plots? Really don't want him and want to be able to do nook trips to pick my 10th camper

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