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What Are Rare Villagers?
No Such Thing As Rare Villagers
There is no such thing as "rare" villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You have the same chance of encountering them in any mystery island tour & / or them visiting your campsite.Check Out Mystery Island Tour!
Rarity Is Based On Villagers Per Species
The only thing that makes a villager "rare" is the number of villagers in the species. For example, since there are only 3 Octopus villagers, it may be harder to encounter one compared to Cat villagers which number to 23.
Top 10 Rare Villagers Species List
There are no "rare" villagers. Rarity is based on the no. of villagers per animal species.
Rare Villager Species List Reference Chart
|Rarity||No. Of Villagers |
|1||3 Villagers |
|2||6 Villagers |
|3||7 Villagers |
|4||7 Villagers |
|5||7 Villagers |
|6||7 Villagers |
|7||7 Villagers |
|8||8 Villagers |
|9||8 Villagers |
|10||8 Villagers |
Only 3 Octopus Villagers
There are 3 Octopus villagers that you can find in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. They have the least amount in their species, making it hard to encounter them in mystery islands.
6 Rhinos Found In-Game
Rhinos have the same number of villagers as Bulls, with 6 Rhinos that you can find in the game. They are also quite rare due to small amount of Rhino villagers.
Only 7 Alligators In New Horizons
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you will only find a small amount of Alligator villagers. Their total number adds up to 7 villagers within the game.
Only 7 Hippos Can Be Found
You can only find 7 Hippo villagers within the game. You may need to go on many mystery island tours to encounter one of them.
Only 7 Lion Villagers
The King of the Jungle only has 7 representatives in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You can only encounter 7 total Lion villagers within the game.
7 Available Anteaters In-Game
There are up to 7 Anteaters that you can find in the game. They are also quite rare due to their small number.
7 Tiger Villagers Found In-Game
You will be able to encounter 8 Tiger villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Since there is only a few of them, you may need to go on several mystery island tours.
Find Only 8 Hamster Villagers
One of the rare species in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there are only up to 8 Hamster Villagers that you can meet and encounter throughout the game.
Only 8 Kangaroo Villagers Available
Kangaroo villagers are another "rare" species you can find in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. There are only 8 of them & it may take you a while to find them among the 400+ villagers in the game.
Find 8 Monkey Villagers In-Game
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there are only 8 Monkey Villagers. This makes them one of the rarer species to encounter in the game.
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