This is a list of unchangeable elements of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which cannot be altered after you begin your save game. If you want to get an idea of what type of things are irreversible after starting Animal Crossing, please read on!
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Your character's name cannot be changed after it is set.
Your character's birthday cannot be changed after it is set. Birthdays are celebrated in-game, so you may want to set it to your actual birthday.
One of the first choices you have to make is which hemisphere you will live in. You will not be able to change this later on in the game. This affects a variety of factors in the game, such as the appearance of seasons and what times of year Bugs and Fish appear in, so think hard about which hemisphere you want so that you don't regret it later!
The facility where you can sell items and pay back your loan, Resident Services, cannot be changed. Although you are able to move placed Facilities such as the Museum and the Tailor Shop, the location of Resident Services cannot be changed from its initial position.
When you choose an Island at the start of the game, the choices will show the location of Resident Services as well, so make sure to choose an island with a good placement.
The airport's location will be permanently fixed after you start your game. If you have somewhere in particular that you'd like it, make sure to check its location when choosing the island's shape, as it will be visible on the maps of the island you select at the start of the game.
In addition, the Airport's color is randomly determined from the following options.
|Possible Airport Colors|
If there's a particular color of airport you'd prefer for your island to fit your ideal color scheme, it might be worth it to restart your game to try to get your favorite Airport color.
The starting fruit is whatever fruit is growing on your island in the beginning of the game, and it cannot be changed, or chosen by you.
As fruits other than your starting fruit can be sold for a higher price, we recommend getting a different starting fruit from your friends. This will allow you to visit each others' items and collect all the fruits; this won't be possible if you have have the same starting fruit.
Once you've chosen your island's name during the introductory part of the game, you won't be able to change it again. Be sure to choose something you'll be happy to see time and time again, like one of our side-splitting puns!
Though you will eventually be able to change the shapes of rivers and cliffs, you will not be able to change the shape of estuaries and beaches. Make sure you choose your ideal shapes, when you choose your island layout.
Although it will cost a sizeable chunk of cash, it's possible to change the locations of any building which you previously placed. This includes both yours and other Villagers' houses, as well as all Facilities other than Resident Services and the Airport.
|Building Type||Cost to Move|
|Your House||30,000 Bells|
|Facility or Villager's House||50,000 Bells|
For the first time in any game in the series, New Horizons allows you to use a Dresser Item in order to change your character's face freely, even after the game has started. Since you can customize your character as you go, feel free to mess around with your face and find the one you like best!
Through a new feature called Island Designer, you will be able to make paths as you please, and even build new rivers or cliffs. However, this feature is unlocked very late in the game, meaning that you shouldn't count on being able to reshape your island right away.
|Unchangeable Features in Past Titles|
In previous games in the series, the grass had a triangular or circular pattern depending on the island, which was set permanently at the start of the game and could not be reversed without restarting the save file. In New Horizons, however, the grass on all islands in triangular. There's no reason to try resetting your game to get a different grass pattern.
When enough snow has covered the grass, you will see the grass as patterns of round shapes on the snow.
|Beginner's Guide to Animal Crossing New Horizons||Unchangeable Features|
|Choosing a Hemisphere||Best Island Layouts|
|What Should You Choose to Bring to the Island?||Picking an Island Name|
|Best Tent Location||How to Cross the River and Water|
|How to Get Furniture and Materials for House Kits||How to Climb Cliffs|
|What Happens When You Eat Fruit?||How to Get Rid of a Bee Sting|
|What Happens When You Faint?||When Does a New Day Start?|
|How to Use the Camera||How to Use the Rescue Service|
|How to Add Best Friends||Wind and Weather|
|Tips and Tricks|
|Things to Do Every Day||All Island Shops and Facilities Upgrades|
|New Horizons 100% Checklist||Time Traveling Guide|
|How to Increase Inventory Space||How to Get Presents from Balloons|
|Max Villagers and How to Get New Villagers to Move In||How to Kick Out Villagers|
|How to Get Specific Villagers You Want||How to Raise Your Island's Star Rating|
|Infinite Tarantula Island||Art Guide | List of Artworks and Fakes|
|Money, Miles and Shopping|
|Nook Mileage Program Activities & Rewards List||Nook Miles+ Challenges and Rewards|
|Nook Stop Explained||Spending Nook Miles|
|How to Get Nook Miles Fast||How to Make Money Bags (Bell Bags)|
|How to Get Bells (Money) Fast||Money Rock and How to Hit the Rock 8 Times|
|How to Grow Money Trees from Glowing Spots||How to Get Bank Interest|
|Should You Use the Drop-Off Box?||How to Get the Royal Crown|
|House and Storage|
|How to Pay Off Your Loan and Upgrade Your Tent and House||How to Move Your House|
|How to Store Furniture and Other Items||Designing Your House - How to Use Storage and Decorating Mode|
|How to Raise Your Happy Home Academy (HHA) Rank||Feng Shui Color and Effect Guide|
|How to Get Rid of Cockroaches | Catching Cockroaches||How to Get Moving Wallpaper|
|How to Get Moving Flooring||List of Roof Colors|
|Reimagine Your Character|
|How To Make A Passport | Passport Title List||Changing Hair and Face|
|How to Get / Fix Bedhead||-|
|Reshape Your Island|
|How Close Can You Plant Trees?||How to Chop Wood and Pull Up Trees|
|How to Get Palm Trees on Your Island||How to Build a Bridge|
|How to Build Slopes, Stairs and Inclines||How to Break Rocks|
|How to Change the Island Tune||How to Use Island Designer|
|List of NookPhone Apps||Mystery Island Tour and Nook Miles Ticket Guide|
|How to Unlock Reactions||How to Send Letters and Postcards|
|Wish on a Shooting Star to Get Star Fragments||Lost Item Guide|
|Party Play | Playing on One Switch||Online Play|
|What Can You Do Online?||-|
|System Requirements||List of Controls|
|Maintenance | How to Fix an Error||How to Delete Save Data|
|How to Add or Delete Players||Can You Transfer Data From Pocket Camp?|
|amiibo Compatibility||NookLink Features|
|The Language Setting||How to Pre-Load|
>>13 When visitors come to the island, your villagers talk about them with "they", if you have the game set to english. You can also choose whatever hairstyles and faces you want for your character. Body shape isn't changed based on the style you pick at the beginning, either. So, in my opinion, it's not a very big problem for this game. If anything, I kind of wish I could tick a box to get feminine pronouns, ahaha...but I also appreciate the inclusivity for people who aren't like me.
Would like to correct a bit of detail in this article. It says, "New Horizons allows you to use a Dresser Item in order to change your character's face freely..." Technically, the correct item is a mirror. I believe the dresser has a mirror, which is why it also allows you to change your face. But the table mirror, for example--which many people would obtain first--allows the player you change their features.
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Aly friend with you. Can visit ur island if not you wont appear in the best friend list
I meant peaches* not apples
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