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The Rare Villagers list checks which characters are the hardest to find in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) Switch. Includes which villagers are rare and rare villager species!!

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What Are Rare Villagers?

No Such Thing As Rare Villagers

No Such Thing As Rare Villagers

There is no such thing as a "rare" villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. However, the probability of encountering them in the mystery island tour and/or them visiting your campsite differs.

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How Are Villagers On Mystery Islands Determined?

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Even though there is no such thing as a truly "rare" villager, the probability of encountering each villager on a mystery island is different.

We've run a test to figure out the pattern of how new villagers on mystery islands are determined by using 162 Nook Miles Tickets.

What we found out is that all species groups, disregarding the difference in number of villagers belonging to each species, appear at around the same probability.

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▲The # of villagers in each species does not correlate with the appearance rate on mystery islands

Conclusion: Which Villagers Are Rare?

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In conclusion, the more villagers in the same species group, the lower chance you have of encountering a specific villager in that group. In other words, the game picks one species group first randomly, then it picks one villager in that species group randomly again.

Raymond Is 8 Times Harder To Get Than Marina

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Meeting one specific villager in the "Cat" species (ex. Raymond) is harder than meeting one specific villager in the "Octopus" species (ex. Marina).

Rare Villagers Species List

There are no "rare" villagers. Villagers listed below are in the species group with more than 15 villagers.

Species With Many Villagers (Hard To Get)

RarityNo. Of Villagers
122 Villagers
220 Villagers
318 Villagers
318 Villagers
417 Villagers
516 Villagers
▼Bear Cub
516 Villagers
615 Villagers
615 Villagers
615 Villagers
615 Villagers

22 Cat Villagers

20 Rabbit Villagers

18 Frog Villagers

18 Squirrel Villagers

17 Duck Villagers

16 Bear Cub Villagers

16 Dog Villagers

15 Bear Villagers

15 Horse Villagers

15 Mouse Villagers

15 Pig Villagers

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Anonymous 55

You forgot Cephalobot

Anonymous 54

You forgot tabby!

Coco-crazy 53

Audience and Merengue are probably rarer cuz they didn’t have an amiibo 117 days ago

Anonymous 52

Is Molly, Rosie, Zucker, Bunnie, bob, Audie, drago, merengue, genji, ketchup, and fang rare?

Anonymous 51

I got Ankha is that a good villager?

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