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Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) List of Reactions

Step up your group photos by learning how to unlock and use Reactions in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). Read on to also see the complete list of Reactions available in the game.

Recently Added Reactions

Haunt and Scare are the New Reactions

ACNH - New Halloween Reactions
Two new Halloween reactions have been added as part of the Halloween and Fall Update. On the image above, the reaction in the middle is the Haunt reaction, and the two characters on the side are doing the Scare reaction.

Halloween Event Items and Activities

Give Candy to Unlock the Reactions

ACNH - Give candy to villager
On Halloween night, you can give candies to villagers and to Jack to learn the reactions, so make sure to stock up beforehand!

Best Way to Get Halloween Candy

How to Unlock Reactions

Learn from Villagers

ACNH - Learn about Reactions
All Reactions are taught by villagers, and can only be unlocked while you're outside.

When walking around your island, sometimes a villager will come running to you while calling your name (or a nickname, if you have any!). Approach and press A to talk to them, and they might teach you a new Reaction.

If it's your first time, they will tell you about Reactions, as well as teach you your first Reaction: Joy.

There are 46 Reactions in Total

ACNH - Reaction List First Page
There are 44 Reactions in the main game, and 2 more were added in the Halloween update.

Reactions are great for photos or when playing with others, so let's try getting them all!

Halloween and Fall Update

Reactions Depend on Villager Personality

ACNH - Resident calling player

It seems like certain types of personalities will teach you specific Reactions.

On our Walkthrough team, a member was missing a Snooty villager on their island and was unable to unlock the Love reaction. After getting a Snooty villager, they were finally able to learn Love from them after befriending them!

Friendship Might Also Play a Role

Some Reactions, like Love and Showmanship, seem to only be unlocked once you reach a certain friendship level with your villagers.

How to Raise Villager Friendship

Learn on Halloween

ACNH - Haunt Reaction
After the Ver 1.5 update, you can celebrate Halloween on the month of October. On Halloween night, after giving a Candy to Jack the Pumpkin, he will teach you the new Halloween Reaction: Haunt.

You can also learn Halloween Reactions from villagers after giving them Candy!

Halloween Event Items and Activities

List of Reactions

ACNH - Learning Joy
There are currently 46 reactions you can collect. Talk to your neighbors to get them all!

List of All Reactions
ACNH - Greetings ReactionGreetings ACNH - Agreement ReactionAgreement ACNH - Disagreement ReactionDisagreement ACNH - Pleased ReactionPleased
ACNH - Happiness ReactionHappiness ACNH - Joy ReactionJoy ACNH - Glee ReactionGlee ACNH - Laughter ReactionLaughter
ACNH - Love ReactionLove ACNH - Confident ReactionConfident ACNH - Showmanship ReactionShowmanship ACNH - Flourish ReactionFlourish
ACNH - Pride ReactionPride ACNH - Encouraging ReactionEncouraging ACNH - Delight ReactionDelight ACNH - Apologetic ReactionApologetic
ACNH - Bewilderment ReactionBewilderment ACNH - Curiosity ReactionCuriosity ACNH - Surprise ReactionSurprise ACNH - Amazed ReactionAmazed
ACNH - Inspiration ReactionInspiration ACNH - Shocked ReactionShocked ACNH - Mistaken ReactionMistaken ACNH - Bashfulness ReactionBashfulness
ACNH - Shyness ReactionShyness ACNH - Sheepishness ReactionSheepishness ACNH - Smirking ReactionSmirking ACNH - Mischief ReactionMischief
ACNH - Resignation ReactionResignation ACNH - Daydream ReactionDaydream ACNH - Thought ReactionThought ACNH - Sleepy ReactionSleepy
ACNH - Dozing ReactionDozing ACNH - Worry ReactionWorry ACNH - Sighing ReactionSighing ACNH - Sadness ReactionSadness
ACNH - Heartbreak ReactionHeartbreak ACNH - Sorrow ReactionSorrow ACNH - Intense ReactionIntense ACNH - Aggravation ReactionAggravation
ACNH - Cold Chill ReactionCold Chill ACNH - Distress ReactionDistress ACNH - Fearful ReactionFearful ACNH - Sneezing ReactionSneezing

List of Halloween Reactions

List of All Halloween Reactions
ACNH - Haunt ReactionHaunt ACNH - Scare ReactionScare

The reactions above can be gotten from Jack during the Halloween event, so make sure to stop by and bribe him with some candy!

Halloween Event Items and Activities

How to Use Reactions

ACNH - Using Reaction on Photos

Reactions are fun to use whether you are taking photos or playing with your friends.

How to Do Reactions

Reaction Wheel.jpg

1 Press the ZR button to open up the Reaction Wheel.
2 Select the Reaction you want to do and press A to use it.

How to Register and Remove Reactions

Register Reaction.jpg

1 Press the ZR button to open up the Reaction Wheel.
2 Press the X button on a Reaction to remove or to register a new one.
3 Press the A button on a Reaction you want to register.

You can register up to 8 Reactions, so choose the ones you like and have fun!

See All Collected Reactions

See All Collected Reactions
Reaction List First PageEnlarge First Screen Reaction List Second PageEnlarge Second Screen
1 Press the ZR button to open up the Reaction Wheel.
2 Press the Y button to see all the Reactions you have collected.
3 Press the Y button to try out a Reaction first, or you can press A to select and do the Reaction.
4 If you have unlocked all reactions, you can press the L button and R button to change screens.

Earn Nook Miles

Reaction Ruler Nook Miles.jpg
Earn Nook Miles the more Reactions you collect with the Nook Mileage Activity Reaction Ruler!

Reaction Ruler
Activity Summary Miles Titles
Learn 1 Reaction. 300 Overacting/Neophyte
Learn 10 Reactions. 500 Apprentice/Dancer
Learn 20 Reactions. 1000 Dad-Joking/Semiprofessional
Learn 30 Reactions. 2000 Solo/Comedian
Learn 42 Reactions. 3000 Super-Popular/Mega Star

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2 Anonymous6 months

does anyone know if reactions are villager-personality linked? me and like 5 of my friends all got the "fearful" one from a Normal villager telling us about clammy laundry or something lol

1 Anonymous6 months

More reactions (based on what I have now): -Pleased -Bashfulness -Fearful -Glee -Encouraging -Smirking -Resignation -Sadness -Sneezing -Cold Chill -Shyness -Sleepy -Curiosity -Mistaken

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