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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.

How to Unlock Reactions

Talk to a Villager Calling Out to You

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Sometimes, a villager will come running to you while calling your name. Approach and press A to talk to them, and they will tell you all about Reactions, as well as teach you your first Reaction: Joy.

Unlock More Reactions Taught by Villagers

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To unlock more Reactions, go around your island and keep talking to villagers who call out to you so they can teach you more Reactions.

List of Reactions

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There are currently 44 reactions you can collect.

This list will be updated as we get more information.

List of Reactions
Joy Delight Greetings Surprise
Happiness Laughter Encouraging Laughter
Pleased Glee Bashfulness Shyness
Distress Disagreement Curiosity Mistaken
Apologetic Shocked Resignation Sadness
Smirking Sleepy Dozing Heartbreak
Sorrow Aggravation Cold Chill Fearful
Sneezing - - -
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How to Use Reactions

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

How to Do Reactions

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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

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1 Press the ZR button to open up the Reaction Wheel.
2 Press the X button on a Reaction to register or remove it.

See All Collected Reactions

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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.

Earn Nook Miles

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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. - -/-

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2 Anonymous21 days

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 Anonymousabout 1 month

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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