Animal Crossing New Horizons: All Potential Starter Villagers

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A group of Villagers, Tom Nook and Isabelle stand outside of the Town Hall in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The caption reads 'All Starter Villagers'.

Animal Crossing New Horizons is the latest instalment in the Animal Crossing series and has finally released worldwide! The game is the fifth in the series, and promises to have the most customisable options yet. You'll also meet a wide range of colourful characters as you begin to turn your island into a paradise. But, who will you meet first?

When you first begin your island adventure, you will be joined by two other villagers also embarking on a new journey out in the middle of nowhere. In this guide, we've explained all the potential villagers that may join you as you begin to develop your island.


Read More: Animal Crossing New Horizons: Where Is Resetti?

Potential Starting Villagers

Here all the possible villagers that may spawn on your island at the beginning of New Horizons:

  • Agnee
  • Antonio
  • Canberra
  • Axel
  • Charlise
  • Bam
  • Cherry
  • Biff
  • Deidre
  • Bill
  • Diva
  • Billy
  • Flo
  • Boone
  • Frita
  • Boots
  • Fuchsia
  • Buck
  • Hazel
  • Bud
  • Katt
  • Coach
  • Mira
  • Cobb
  • Muffy
  • Cousteau 
  • Pashmina
  • Curly
  • Paula
  • Drift
  • Phoebe
  • Flip
  • Plucky
  • Frobert
  • Renne
  • Genji
  • Reneigh
  • Goose
  • Rocket
  • Hamlet
  • Shari
  • Iggly
  • Syliva 
  • Jay
  • Tammy
  • Jitters
  • Ursala
  • Kevin
  • Kid Cat
  • Kody
  • Leonardo 
  • Louie
  • Lyman
  • Mac
  • Moose
  • Mott
  • Peck 
  • Pierce
  • Poncho
  • Ribbot
  • Roald
  • Rod
  • Rory
  • Rowan
  • Rudy
  • Samson
  • Scoot
  • Sheldon
  • Sly
  • Snake
  • Sparro
  • Sprocket
  • Sterling
  • Stinky
  • Ted
  • Tank
  • Teddy
  • Tybalt

Those are all the possible villagers you may meet at the very beginning of your journey. All of them have different personalities and nicknames, and will certainly bring some life to your island!

Are you excited to start (or restart) your island and see who you end up with? If you're looking for more information on how to have the perfect island, you can learn about how to evict villagers, and how to get new ones too! If you're not sure which villagers you're after, we ranked the communities favourites here, so you know who to consider keeping an eye out for.

This article was updated on 1st November 2021 by Kelsey Raynor.