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Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) How to Unlock Reactions

You can unlock and use Reactions in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) to interact and take group photos with your villagers! Find out how you can unlock all the reactions so you can express yourself and get creative with your photo shoots!

List of 11 New ACNH Reactions in 2.0

All New Reactions in Update 2.0

Version 2.0 Reactions

Double Wave



Listening Ears

Say Cheese




Work It

Act Natural


How to Get the New Reactions

ACNH Ver 2.0 Update

Release Date November 5, 2021
Price 3,300 Nook Miles

The new reactions were added in Animal Crossing New Horizon's major 2.0 update on November 5, 2021. You can get them by purchasing the New Reactions Notebook for 3,300 Nook Miles at the Nook Stop Terminal.

Some new reactions can also be unlocked after stretching for a certain number of times!

Take a look at other upcoming content in our 2.0 guide:
Animal Crossing 2.0 Direct & Update

How to Unlock Reactions

Learn from Villagers

ACNH - How to Unlock Reactions - Use Reactions
All Reactions are taught by villagers, and can only be unlocked while you're outside.

While walking around your island, sometimes a villager will come running to you while calling your name (or a nickname, if you have any!).

Approach the villager and press A to talk to them, and they might just 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 55 Reactions in Total

ACNH - Reaction List First Page
There are 44 Reactions in the main game, 2 more from the Halloween update, and lastly the 9 from the Winter Update.

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

Halloween and Fall Update

Reactions Depend on Villager Personality

ACNH - Reactions - Learn Daydreaing Reaction from Fauna

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

Friendship Might Also Play a Role

A member of our Walkthrough Team was missing a Snooty villager on their island and was unable to unlock the Love reaction.

Although after they got a Snooty villager, they were finally able to learn Love from them after befriending them!

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 - Reactions - Talk to Jack the Czar of Halloween
After the Ver 1.5 update, you can celebrate Halloween on the month of October.

On Halloween night, after giving Candy to Jack the Pumpkin, he'll teach you the new Halloween Reaction: Haunt.

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

Halloween Event Items and Activities

Attend Group Stretching

ACNH - A resident interacts with the tape deck for stretching

After doing group stretching fifty times, you'll unlock a series of reactions related to the activity, so be sure to keep up with your daily exercise regimen!

Where to Attend Group Stretching

List of Reactions

ACNH - Reactions - Learn Amazed Reaction
There are currently 46 reactions you can collect. Talk to your neighbors to get them all!

List of All Villager 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

You can get these reactions from Jack during the Halloween event, so make sure to stop by and bribe him with some candy!

Best Way to Get Halloween Candy

List of Hip Reactions Collection

List of All Hip Reactions
Sit Down Reaction
Sit Down
Wave Goodbye Reaction
Wave Goodbye
Take a Picture Reaction
Take a Picture
Sniff Sniff Reaction
Sniff Sniff
Work Out Reaction
Work Out
Yoga Reaction
Here You Go Reaction
Here You Go
Excited Reaction
Ta-da Reaction

Redeem Hip Reactions using Nook Miles

ACNH - Hip Reaction Collection
To unlock these new reactions, you need to redeem them from the Nook Stop Terminal using Nook Miles. The Hip Reaction Collection costs 2,700 Nook Miles.

Winter Update | November 19 Ver 1.6 Update

List of Viva Festivale Reactions

List of All Viva Festivale Reactions
ACNH - Festivale Reaction - Confetti.gif
ACNH - Festivale Reaction - Viva.gif
ACNH - Festivale Reaction - Let
Let's Go
ACNH - Festivale Reaction - Feelin
Feelin' It

Buy Festivale Reactions at Nook's Cranny

ACNH - Reactions - Viva Festivale Reaction Set.

To unlock these new reactions, you need to buy the Viva Festivale Reaction Set from the Nook's Cranny starting February 1.

List of Version 2.0 Reactions

List of All Version 2.0 Reactions

Double Wave



Listening Ears

Say Cheese




Work It

Act Natural


Buy the New Reactions at the Nook Stop

You can buy all of the Version 2.0 Reactions by purchasing the New Reactions Notebook for 3,300 Nook Miles at the Nook Stop Terminal.

How to Use Reactions

How to Do Reactions

ACNH - Laughter Reaction.gif

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

ACNH - How to Register and Remove Reactions

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
First Screen 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

ACNH - Nook Miles Rewards - Reaction Ruler.png
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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