Increase the number of villagers in your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) via Mystery Tours or through inviting Campsite visitors with amiibo or random visits. Learn more about getting new villagers to move in, with our handy dandy guide!
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There is a maximum of 10 villagers on an island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Once you reach 10 villagers, you'll need to move a villager out if you want to move a new villager in!
Once you reach the maximum of 10 villagers, you can't get a new villager unless an existing one moves out.
Visitors in the Campsite, whether coming as guests or invited via Amiibo, can replace an existing resident on your island.
You can't forcibly kick out villagers by talking to Isabelle, hitting the villagers with nets, or trapping them in pitfall seeds.
|Methods of Getting New Villagers|
When you have less than 10 villagers on your island, you can come across random villagers during a Mystery Island Tour.
Talk to them two times to invite them to your island and they'll agree to move in.
After upgrading Resident Services, you can build the Campsite, which allows you to receive visitors you can convince to move in!
Note: This method is the only way to get new villagers when you have the maximum 10 villagers already living on your island.
You can also call villagers and invite them to your Campsite using Amiibos.
Amiibo villagers will request a souvenir from your island for a total of three times on three separate days. These items are always craftable objects, the visiting villager will provide the DIY if you don't know the item.
Note: Crafting and gifting souvenirs to amiibo villagers is the only way to ask them to move in to your island.
Upgraded Resident Services is required to use this feature.
You can also talk to Tom Nook to put up land for sale using the Housing Kit. These kits cost 10,000 Bells, and you can only set up a new plot of land if you have less than 10 villagers.
Once you've put up a plot of land, a random villager will move in the following day. You'll also get mail about your new villager and receive 1,000 Nook Miles.
You can also invite a villager from another island when they're in boxes or moving out of their 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 that you can use to set the location of their house.
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 move to your island the next day and Isabelle will make an announcement.
You can visit your new villager in their house while they are unpacking and moving in, and will start living the island life the next day.
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.
Random villagers can move into empty lots, so if you plan to invite via Mystery Island Tour, make sure to invite a new one while the lot is still empty.
EnlargeLosing the mini-game
EnlargeTrying again and winning
Even if you lose the card game, simply keep talking to the villager and they'll eventually ask you to play another card game. Keep trying until you win the game!
Note: Villagers may also ask to move in even if you don't win the card game.
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