Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Guides

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is a new spin-off game in the Animal Crossing franchise from Nintendo focusing on the interior and exterior design aspects of the main series.

Meet hundreds of villagers from Animal Crossing and design their homes accordingly to their requested themes. Design and expand new public facilities as well, such as a school or hospital, as your town grows. The game launched on September 25th in North America and will launch on October 2nd in Europe.

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Guides

Check out our guides, tips, and walkthroughs below for comprehensive information on Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer including unlockables and lists:

List of Villagers and Design Requests

Find the design requests of more than 300 villagers in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer with our complete list! Special characters are not included in the list as their requests are always “I’ll leave it up to you!”. Villagers marked with an asterisk are characters obtained through DLC. Thanks to Connor and our lovely commenters below for contributing… View Article

Current and Upcoming Special Design Requests Character DLC List

Nintendo has released free DLC for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer with special design requests for new characters through the SpotPass service and Nintendo Zone access points, check out our table below for a list. Simple Table of DLC and Release Dates SP = SpotPass, NZ = Nintendo Zone, 7/11 = Seven-Eleven, GAME = Nintendo Zones… View Article

How to Receive Special Design Requests DLC through SpotPass and Nintendo Zones

From time to time, Nintendo releases free DLC for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer with special design requests for new characters through the SpotPass service and Nintendo Zone access points. How to Receive Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer DLC To receive and download free character Special Design Requests DLC in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, just head… View Article

How to Create a Fake Nintendo Zone Hotspot at Home (Smartphone or Router)

It can be a pain to find a working Nintendo Zone hotspot, and sometimes there just aren’t any at all nearby, so why not create your own fake Nintendo Zone at home? By either using a smartphone to create a new hotspot, or editing your router settings on an existing hotspot, you can easily trick… View Article

List of Room Layouts (How to Expand and Add Rooms)

To unlock the option to expand and add rooms in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, you need to purchase and complete the “Choosing a Layout” course in the Happy Home Handbook for 5 Play Coins. Click here for more information on the Happy Home Handbook. When the “Choosing a Layout” course is completed, you can select… View Article

Exterior House Types Customization Options

You can customize the exterior of homes in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer by choosing between 29 different exterior house designs, separated across five pages in-game. Page One Page Two Page Three Page Four Page Five

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to your burning Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer questions on this handy frequently asked questions page! Can you build or decorate your own home? No, unfortunately you cannot build or decorate your own house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. The game is focused on fulfilling the requests of your villagers and… View Article

Daily Progress, Events, and Unlocks Guide

Each day in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer offers new events that occur and new features of the game which unlock. The days are not in real-time and the player can advance to the next day at their own pace as they choose, unlike the other Animal Crossing games which run on a real-time clock. Day One… View Article

Calling Characters with Amiibo Cards and the Amiibo Phone

Use Amiibo Cards in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer to summon villagers and special characters instantly into your game and design their home. Head to the Nook’s Homes building where Lyle’s Amiibo Phone machine can be used to scan an Amiibo Card to your system. Using an Amiibo Card and the Amiibo Phone, you can directly call… View Article

Changing your Character’s Clothes & Accessories

As an employee of Nook’s Homes in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, you cannot change your shirt and must stay in the proper Happy Home Academy jacket uniform. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t change everything else! Head to the second floor of the Nook’s Homes building and enter the changing room in the top… View Article

Customizing your Character’s Appearance (Face/Hair/Skin Tone)

In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, you can customize your character’s face, hair, and skin tone appearance at both the beginning of the game and later in your playthrough after completing a lesson. Customizing Your Character Later Want to change your appearance later in the game after the introduction? Unlock the Styling Machine on the second… View Article

Villager Statue Amiibo Unlock Guide

The Villager Statue furniture in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is unlocked through the Villager amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series. To unlock the statue, head inside the Nook’s Homes building and interact with the Amiibo Phone item. Scan your Villager amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series into the game by tapping it… View Article

Unlock Happy Home Handbook Lessons with Play Coins

Many new features can be unlocked in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer through the Happy Home Handbook Lessons with Play Coins. These lessons include ceiling items, expanded rooms layouts, refurbished items, and more. How to Unlock Lessons To purchase a new lesson and unlock the associated feature, sit down at your desk where you save… View Article

List of All Public Facilities and How to Unlock Them

There are a variety of Public Facility buildings in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer that can be built, designed, and decorated by you. At the beginning of the game, all of the facilities are abandoned and closed, but more can be opened as you progress through the game. A list of all Public Facility buildings in… View Article

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i lov this game
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like a true nerd!

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yes a video game crazy grown kid

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Okay, so I have a question. How do you change the exterior look of the actual house? I looked and pressed every button and I can’t find how.

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So, Can I save overwrite with homebrew as I can with New Leaf? I truly don’t have enough money to get amiibos and I really want to experience myself in the programming area.