Players will need to travel to deserted islands in Animal Crossing: New Horizons to look for squirrels and invite up to 10 to their island.
Players can ensure all 10 of their island residents are squirrels in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but they will need to spend some time and effort finding them. Players who are starting a new island will have a much easier time filling every home with squirrel villagers, but those that already have an island established can still swap out their residents. Before players can start searching for squirrels, they’ll need to earn Nook Miles or purchase Amiibo cards.
Players will receive Nook Miles for almost any activity they complete, from picking weeds to catching new bugs or fish. There are long-term tasks and daily activities that players can complete to earn Nook Miles in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Nook Miles can be tracked using the app on the player’s in-game phone. Once players have 2,000 Nook Miles, they’ll be able to purchase a Nook Miles Ticket to visit a deserted island. If players are starting a new island, they can earn free Nook Miles Tickets by upgrading their tent to a house and upgrading the Resident Services building.
It’s likely that players will need to visit a large number of deserted islands to find 10 squirrels to invite to be residents. There’s no way to guarantee which villager will be walking around a deserted island, so players will have to keep trying until they come across a squirrel they want to invite. Alternatively, players can use Amiibo cards to invite a villager to their campsite and ask them to be a resident from there, or simply wait for a squirrel to visit the campsite randomly. Players that already have a full island will need to complete a few extra steps to get all squirrel villagers.
Inviting Squirrel Villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Inviting villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is easier when players are starting a new island because the homes won’t be automatically filled no matter how much time passes. For players that have a full island, they will need to wait until a villager that they want to leave decides to move out, then immediately fill the empty lot. If players wait too long to find a replacement villager, a random one, usually a lower-tier villager, will move in automatically.
There are 19 unique squirrel villagers for players to encounter, so there’s a good chance of finding one quickly when players first start searching. It’s likely that players will spend more time and Nook Miles searching for squirrel residents the more their island fills up. Each squirrel has a predetermined personality in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, so players may want to consider which squirrels to invite to live on their home island.
Every Squirrel in ACNH
- Agent S: Peppy
- Caroline: Normal
- Filbert: Lazy
- Ione: Normal
- Cally: Normal
- Blaire: Snooty
- Marshal: Smug
- Pecan: Snooty
- Nibbles: Peppy
- Hazel: Big Sister
- Poppy: Normal
- Peanut: Peppy
- Mint: Snooty
- Ricky: Cranky
- Sally: Normal
- Tasha: Snooty
- Sylvana: Normal
- Static: Cranky
- Sheldon: Jock
Depending on the personalities that players want on their island, they may have a hard time finding the right squirrels. There is only one squirrel for each of the Big Sister, Jock, Lazy, and Smug personalities in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If players want specific personalities for their squirrel residents, they’ll need to spend a lot of time farming for Nook Miles or use Amiibo cards to get them. Players have 19 squirrels to choose from and can have a total of 10 residents on their island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available for Nintendo Switch.
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