All 16 New Villagers In Animal Crossing: New Horizons Version 2.0 (Personalities + How To Get)

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A wide selection of 16 exciting new villagers have joined Animal Crossing: New Horizons in the just-released massive Version 2.0 Update and could make their way to your island!

Despite receiving very little emphasis and airtime during the Animal Crossing Direct, these sixteen new villagers are easily one of Version 2.0’s biggest highlights for many Animal Crossing players given how popular ‘villager hunting’ became at the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about these new villagers including, personality types and how you can invite them to your own island.

Eight of the villagers coming in Version 2.0 are completely new to the entire Animal Crossing series, including the blue squirrel Ione sporting a celestial tail and the robot octopus Cephalobot joining the game’s very limited roster of octopus villagers!

Another eight villagers are arriving with Version 2.0 as returning lost characters from past Animal Crossing games on the Nintendo GameCube, including the blue jock bird Ace and tropical orange koala Faith. Some of these returning villagers were never even seen in an English version of Animal Crossing!

All 16 New Villagers In Version 2.0

There are 16 new villagers available as part of the Version 2.0 Update of Animal Crossing: New Horizons released on November 5th, 2021! You’ll find all sixteen of them in the complete list below.

Sasha

Sasha is a brand new blue male Rabbit villager coming in the Version 2.0 Update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. His birthday is on May 19th and personality is Lazy.

Ione

Ione is a brand new blue female Squirrel villager coming in the Version 2.0 Update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Her birthday is on September 11th and personality is Normal.

Tiansheng

Tiansheng is a brand new orange male Monkey villager coming in the Version 2.0 Update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. His birthday is on August 18th and personality is Jock.

Shino

Shino is a brand new cream female Deer villager coming in the Version 2.0 Update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Her birthday is on October 31st and personality is Peppy.

Marlo

Marlo is a brand new grey male Hamster villager coming in the Version 2.0 Update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. His birthday is on June 26th and personality is Cranky.

Petri

Petri is a brand new white female Mouse villager coming in the Version 2.0 Update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Her birthday is on October 23rd and personality is Snooty.

Cephalobot

Cephalobot is a brand new robot male Octopus villager coming in the Version 2.0 Update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. His birthday is on April 1st and personality is Smug.

Quinn

Quinn is a brand new black female Eagle villager coming in the Version 2.0 Update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Her birthday is on January 20th and personality is Uchi / Big Sister.

Chabwick

Chabwick is a new blue Penguin villager coming in the Version 2.0 Update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. His birthday is on December 24th and personality is Lazy.

This villager returns from the Japanese-only Animal Forest e+ game released on Nintendo GameCube where he was known by English fans as Nobuo.

Zoe

Zoe is a new blue Anteater villager coming in the Version 2.0 Update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Her birthday is on February 10th and personality is Normal.

This villager returns from the original Animal Crossing game released on Nintendo GameCube.

Ace

Ace is a new blue Bird villager coming in the Version 2.0 Update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. His birthday is on August 11th and personality is Jock.

This villager returns from the original Animal Crossing game released on Nintendo GameCube.

Rio

Rio is a new red Ostrich villager coming in the Version 2.0 Update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Her birthday is on September 10th and personality is Peppy.

This villager returns from the original Animal Crossing game released on Nintendo GameCube.

Frett

Frett is a new yellow Dog villager coming in the Version 2.0 Update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. His birthday is on October 30th and personality is Cranky.

This villager returns from the Japanese-only Animal Forest e+ game released on Nintendo GameCube where he was known by English fans as Champagne.

Azalea

Azalea is a new blue Rhinoceros villager coming in the Version 2.0 Update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Her birthday is on December 18th and personality is Snooty.

This villager returns from the Japanese-only Animal Forest e+ game released on Nintendo GameCube where she was known by English fans as Petunia.

Roswell

Roswell is a new brown Aligator villager coming in the Version 2.0 Update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. His birthday is on May 2nd and personality is Smug.

This villager returns from the Japanese-only Animal Forest e+ game released on Nintendo GameCube where he was known by English fans as Pironkon.

Faith

Faith is a new orange Koala villager coming in the Version 2.0 Update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Her birthday is on March 21st and personality is Big Sister / Uchi.

This villager returns from the original Animal Crossing game released on Nintendo GameCube.

How To Get New Version 2.0 Villagers

All 16 new villagers introduced in Version 2.0 have been added into the normal pool of Animal Crossing: New Horizons villagers you can find through regular methods like randomly moving onto your island, visiting at the campsite, or meeting on a Mystery Island using Nook Mile Tickets.

There are no Amiibo Card exclusivity restrictions that apply, like the card-exclusive Sanrio Villagers released earlier this year that did.

Use Series 5 Animal Crossing Amiibo Cards

All sixteen of these fresh new villagers coming in Version 2.0 have their own Animal Crossing Amiibo Cards that were released as part of Series 5 on November 5th, 2021.

If you can manage to pick up one of those lovely new Amiibo Cards for any of the new villagers, you’ll be able to easily invite them to your island’s campsite using the Nook Stop Terminal inside Resident Services. It’s the most painless method by far.

Note that Series 5 Amiibo Cards do come in randomly assorted packs of 6 or 3 cards, depending on the region, so obtaining the correct cards you want could be quite a hassle. The 16 new villagers also only represent about a quarter of the possible 48 cards you could draw.

Learn more about Series 5 of Animal Crossing Amiibo Cards in our full article here, including a complete list of all 48 cards!

Visit Mystery Islands With Nook Miles Tickets

If you don’t own an appropriate Animal Crossing Amiibo Card for a villager, the best way to find them is through repeated attempts visiting mystery islands using Nook Miles Tickets. As a refresher, random villagers can be found on these islands and there is no limit to how many islands you can visit per day, besides your Nook Miles funds.

Given the random nature involved, you may have to visit hundreds of islands before the villager you desire shows up. If you happen to be lucky enough to find them though, just chat them up and ask the villager to move to your island. You will need to have at least one free villager slot available on your island out of the 10 villager maximum.

Find Villagers In Campsites

The new Version 2.0 villagers can also appear in your island’s campsite as a random visitor every once in a while, but once again, this is a random process with no way for you to influence the results.

Trade Online With Friends & Strangers

Finally, it’s also possible to invite of the new Version 2.0 villagers to your island by finding them ‘in boxes’ ready to move from another player’s island online. Ideally, this happens from a generous friend, but there’s plenty of strangers online willing to extort you for materials and bells too!


Special thanks to Nookipedia for some historical villager information and German Animal Crossing Wiki for transparent cuts of villager renders.

Stay tuned to Animal Crossing World for everything on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including our extensive Guides section here. Our most popular pages include Version 2.0 UpdateHappy Home Paradise DLCSeries 5 Amiibo CardsWhat’s New In OctoberSpooky Set Items & DIY RecipesJack’s Halloween EventNew October CrittersAcorn & Pine Cone DIY RecipesRedd Art, and Sea Creatures.

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