This guide to increasing the number of villagers on your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) will teach you how and when you can get more villagers. Methods such as using amiibos to invite campers or meeting potential villagers during a mystery island tour will be explained as well. Read on to find out more!
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You can have up to 10 villagers on your island. To get to a 3-Star rating on your island, you should get at least 6 villagers on your island.
If you want new neighbors, you can choose to make a villager move out to have an empty plot. It will be difficult and time-consuming to do so, so please be patient.
Villagers in the Campsite, whether coming as visitors, or invited via amiibo, can be used to replace an existing resident on your island.
|Methods of Getting New Villagers|
The first method of bringing in new villagers is to go and find them on a Mystery Tour.
When you are not at the max number of villagers, you may come across someone during a Mystery Tour, and if you go up and talk to them, then invite them to your island, they will agree to move in.
The second method of getting more residents is to invite visitors who have randomly dropped by your island to live there. You can achieve this after upgrading Resident Services. If you already have a vacant house in your town, random visitors will drop by from time to time.
The third method of increasing the number of visitors on your island involves using amiibos to call them. After upgrading your Resident Services facility, you can construct a campsite, which will allow you to call in whatever villagers you want through the use of amiibos. If you invite the characters that show up here to live on your island, they will comply and become a new resident.
Upgraded Resident Services is required to use this feature.
For the rest of the game, you can always talk to Tom Nook to put up land for sale. This will cost you 10,000 Bells so be sure to have that on hand before you proceed. He will give you a housing kit for you to place, and you do not need to provide furniture for those.
You can invite a villager or wait for someone to move in. When someone moves into that lot, you will get a mail about your new neighbor and you will receive 1,000 Nook Miles.
You can also invite a villager from another island. To do so, the villager must be in boxes, moving out of his current island the next day.
Make sure that you also have an empty plot for the villager to move in. If you talk to the villager twice, you can ask them to move in.
|How to Invite Villagers from Other Islands|
|1||Secure a vacant house plot.|
|2||Visit the island with the villager who's ready to move out (items are in boxes).|
|3||Invite the villager to your island.|
|4||The villager will move in the next day.|
Before new villagers can live on your island, Tom Nook will give you a Housing Kit, and you will select the location for their house. A villager who wants the island will call Tom Nook to request to move there, and once their house has been completed, they will come to move on to your island.
After setting up plots of land, a villager will move in 1 to 2 days, or even the next day right away if you have invited someone via the methods above.
When a villager moves out, the plot of land will be available for others to move in.
If you invite a villager to move in, they will be on your island the next day, and Isabelle will make an announcement. You can visit them in their house, where they will be the whole day, while they are still in boxes, getting ready to unpack. The day after that, they will start going out and living the island life.
Before you spend your Nook Miles to get tickets, make sure that you have an empty plot on your island. If not, villagers will not appear on Mystery Island Tours.
As mentioned in the section above, random villagers can move in empty lots, so if you plan to invite via Mystery Island Tour, make sure to do it right away before a random villager moves in.
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Visitors at the Campsite might refuse your invitation multiple times. However, if you keep talking to them, they will ask you to play a game that decides whether they move in or not. When you lose, you can keep trying until you win the game.
Take note that villagers can also move in even if you do not win the game.
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>>6 I’ve got five this way
>>5 Nope. No one will appear on the nook miles tours. Tried it many times no one appeared.
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