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

Get Rid Of Villagers ACNH: How To Get Villagers To Move Out In New Horizons


Animal Crossing New Horizons can have some annoying guests arrive on your island and you may want to get rid of villagers that you don't want hanging around.


This can be particularly annoying if someone you do want to move in doesn't have a place to stay.

Here's how to get rid of villagers in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

How To Get Rid Of Villagers

The best way to get them to move out is just to flat out ignore them; do not talk to them or complete requests.

Be sure to talk to all other villagers regularly for the next several days.

Once you've done this, observe their behaviour and look out for that villager wandering around with a thought bubble above their head.

If you see this, talk to them. They may also run up to you, shouting your name.

This means they have a dilemma and will seek advice from you. It won't always be the case, they may have a task or want to teach you something.

You will need to be present to either encourage or discourage them from leaving.

Potentially, you can use an Amiibo card to appear at the campsite and convince them to move in. After satisfying their needs, you can prompt an opportunity for them to take someone's spot.



Reporting villagers to Isabelle does NOT help get them evicted or prompt them to move out.

This is more of a reset button that will reset their behaviour and clothing.

Abusing your fellow villager, by hitting them or running into them, will not get them to move out.

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