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Read this Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH) guide on how to increase friendship level with villagers! Learn how to raise and check friendship level, presents, & rewards!

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Check Out A List Of Villagers Here!

Actions That Affect Friendship Level

Actions That Change Friendship Level

How To Increase Friendship Level

  • Talk to them
  • Send a letter and get a reply
  • Give a present
  • Give them an item they want
  • Do favors for them

How To Decrease Friendship Level

  • Give them garbage or weeds
  • Hit them with a Net repeatedly
  • Push them

There's No Point In Lowering Friendship Level

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There are no benefits of lowering a villager's friendship level. It has no effect on whether or not a villager moves off of your island, so we encourage you not to bully your poor animals. If there's a Villager you don't like, simply have them move away!

Check Out How To Make Villagers Leave Here

How To Efficiently Increase Friendship Level

Talk To Them Every Day

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If you want to increase a certain villager's friendship level, make sure to talk to them every day! By simply doing this their friendship level will increase, making this a really easy and efficient method. It is rather slow, however, so if you'd like something faster try the alternatives below.

Wrap Presents

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Once you're able to give presents to Villagers, purchase some wrapping paper from Nook's Cranny and use it on your present. This will increase the amount of friendship points the villager gets from receiving a present.

Send A Letter With A Present Attached

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You can only give a present to a villager directly once per day. If you want to increase your friendship even more, try sending them presents via the mail!

Do Favors For The Villagers

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▲You found a lost item!

If one of your villagers needs something or is in trouble, help them out! There are various types of requests you'll get from villagers, so whenever you have the chance make sure to listen to them and help them out, as that will increase your friendship levels with them.

List Of Villager Requests

RequestWhat To Do
Catch FishGive the villager a specific fish
▶Full List Of Fish
Catch BugsGive the villager a specific bug
▶Full List Of Bugs
Lost ItemsHand over a lost item to its rightful owner
▶Lost Items
Find TreasureFind treasure that's been buried somewhere on the island
Get-Well VisitGive medicine to a villager who has a cold

How To Check Friendship Level

Stage 1: Just Talk To Them

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When a villager first moves to your island, you won't be able to do anything except talk to them since your friendship level is so low. However, if you talk to them every day this level will go up and you'll eventually advance to the next stage.

Stage 2: Able To Give Them Presents

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▲"Let's talk" / "Have this present!" / "Just saying hi"

Once your friendship level reaches Stage 2, you'll be able to give villagers a present once you talk to them. Try to give them something that they love in order to get the maximum friendship level boost.

Stage 3: Get Pictures

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At Stage 3, you'll be able to get pictures from the villagers. To get to this level you'll have to give them presents and greet them many, many times, so make sure that doing so is a regular part of your routine.

Benefits Of Raising Friendship Level

Get Pictures Of The Villagers

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By maxing out friendship level with a villager you'll get a picture of them as a present! This is a sign of the bond between you and that animal, so if there's a villager you are particularly fond of, try to get their picture!

Check Out Villager Pictures Here

Change How They Speak And Greet You

Greeting

▲By increasing friendship level, you can get villagers to change how they greet you!

By getting closer to Villagers, you'll be able to change the very way that animal speaks, including the way it greets you. Villagers will propose this idea to you themselves, so once your friendship is high enough just wait until one of them approaches you with the topic. Note that certain phrases you set have a chance of spreading to other villagers too, so be forewarned!

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