Animal Crossing New Horizons 08 Apr 2021 9:12 AM +00:00

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to unlock Isabelle in latest Nintendo Switch title


Animal Crossing New Horizons is finally here and offers players the chance to build their perfect town.


One of the franchise's big draws has always been its characters, and none more so than the lovely Isabelle – and we need her unique brand of positivity in spades right now.

Wondering how to find the Super Smash Bros alum? Here's our handy guide.

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Who Is Isabelle In Animal Crossing?

Isabelle is a nearsighted bright yellow dog who works for Nook Inc.

She will appear in-game depending on player progression.

Isabelle serves a similar secretary role, as she did in New Leaf.

How To Unlock Isabelle in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

It's pretty easy to unlock Isabelle, the process technically just takes waiting real-time more than anything.


You'll want to complete Tom Nook's various objectives each day, which will help lay the foundations of what your town will look like.

Eventually, he'll stop issuing tasks and focus on improving the Resident Services tent. Once the tent becomes a Town Hall, you'll find the delightful Isabelle.

She can't beat other villagers up using her Smash Bros move set, but she can help change your island's flag, theme tune, and chat to other islanders on your behalf.

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