How to Find Isabelle | Recipes from Isabelle | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

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This guide shows how to unlock Isabelle in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH), for the NIntendo Switch. This guide also shows how to get DIY recipes, how to check your island evaluation, how to change your island tune, and how to change villager catchphrases (greetings) and clothing, all through Isabelle! Read on for more information about everyone's favorite chatterbox!

DIY Recipes From Isabelle

List of Isabelle's DIY Recipes

Spring Summer Fall Winter
Outdoor Picnic Set ImageOutdoor Picnic Set Bamboo Noodle Slide ImageBamboo Noodle Slide TreeTree's Bounty Little Tree
Mushroom Wreath
Snowflake Wreath ImageSnowflake Wreath

During certain seasonal events, Isabelle will send DIY recipes to your phone during her daily Broadcast. For example, when the cherry-blossoms are blooming (April 1st to 10th for Northern Hemisphere, October 1st to 10th for Southern Hemisphere) she will give you the Outdoor Picnic Set.

It looks like there are several recipes Isabelle can give you, so leave a comment below if you get something different!
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Isabelle won't give the DIY recipe if there are other events happening

Sometimes if there are other ongoing events overlapping with the seasonal one, Isabelle's broadcast will end up being about those instead, and as a result you won't recieve the recipe. You can also get the recipes from balloons, so if go balloon hunting if you didn't get the recipe from Isabelle.

How to Unlock Isabelle

Upgrade Resident Services to Get Isabelle

Isabelle at Resident Services
Isabelle comes to your island after the Resident Services has been upgraded from a tent to a building. After that, Isabelle can always be found behind the right counter in Resident Services.

How to Upgrade Resident Services

Isabelle will take over the Daily Broadcasts

Once Isabelle has been unlocked, she will do the Daily Broadcasts instead of Tom Nook. The Broadcasts for any given day are available from 5 AM and will play immediately at 5 AM if you were playing when the time changed, or whenever you first play the game that day.

What Does Isabelle Do

  • Event Broadcasts
  • Get DIY Recipes
  • Check Your Island Evalulation
  • Change Your Island Tune
  • Discuss Villagers' Clothes or Speech

Event Broadcasts

Isabelle will inform you of any events happening in her daily Broadcasts. Important information will be put in blue, so pay attention when blue text appears!

List of Events

Get DIY Recipes

Receive Outdoor Picnic Set Recipe

As mentioned above, Isabelle can give you seasonal DIY recipes during her Broadcasts.

Check Your Island Evalulation

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If you progress the game up to a certain point, you can get Isabelle to tell you what your island's star rating is. If you raise your island image, you can unlock the Island Designer app and get the Golden Watering Can, so check your island image and follow Isabelle's advice to increase it.

How to Raise Your Island Star Rating

Change Your Island Tune


If you want to change your Island Tune, talk to Isabelle by the counter. We have a guide on how to make Island Tunes, which you can check with the link below.

How to Use Island Tune Creator

Discuss Villagers's Clothes or Speech

Discussing a Villager with Isabelle
If you want to change a villager's clothes or catchphrase (greeting), talk to Isabelle and choose to Discuss a Resident. If your villagers picked up an annoying phrase or you accidentally gave them some clothing you don't like, Isabelle's got your back!

List of Villagers

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List of Characters

Character Lists

List of VillagersList of Villagers New VillagersNew Villagers Special CharactersCharacters
Ducks Icon.pngStarting Villagers New Villager IconVillager Ranking

Villagers by Personality

Big Sister Cranky Jock Lazy
Normal Peppy Smug Snooty

Villagers by Species

Alligator Icon.png Alligators Anteaters Icon.png Anteaters Bears Icon.png Bears Birds Icon.png Birds
ACNH - Bulls.png Bulls Cats Icon.png Cats Chickens Icon.png Chickens Cows Icon.png Cows
Cubs Icon.png Cubs Deer Icon.png Deer Dogs Icon.png Dogs Ducks Icon.png Ducks
Eagles Icon.png Eagles Elephants Icon.png Elephants Frogs Icon.png Frogs Goats Icon.png Goats
Gorillas Icon.png Gorillas Hamsters Icon.png Hamsters Hippos Icon.png Hippos Horses Icon.png Horses
Kangaroos Icon.png Kangaroos Koalas Icon.png Koalas Lions Icon.png Lions Monkeys Icon.png Monkeys
Mice Icon.png Mice Octopuses Icon.png Octopuses Ostriches Icon.png Ostriches Penguins Icon.png Penguins
Pigs Icon.png Pigs Rabbits Icon.png Rabbits Rhinos Icon.png Rhinos Sheep Icon.png Sheep
Squirrels Icon.png Squirrels Tiger Icon.png Tigers Wolves Icon.png Wolves

Villagers by Initial Letter

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2 I Have Isabelle!6 months

Here's A Picture Of The Resident Services Building!

1 Anonymous10 months

Summer has to do with shells not bamboo. Bamboo is a part of spring. Winter might have the jingle recipes that use the ornaments.

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