The Villager is the main playable character of the Animal Crossing series. Although the Villager only tends to appear in the Animal Crossing games, the Villager has known to appear in a few Mario games. The Villager can be either male or female.


Mario Kart 8

The Villager is a playable character in this game for the DLC content along with Link and Isabelle.

Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U

The Villager is a starter character in these games. The Villager's main attack style consists of a variety of moves much like Mr. Game & Watch and Pac-Man. The Villager can use punching attacks and a balloon technique that originate from the original Animal Crossing where NES games like Punch-Out! and Balloon Fight were available. The Villager's final smash is called Dream Home where the Villager pays off their house to Tom Nook and the house is build onto opponents. After the house is built, it will explode causing a shockwave that will send players flying, along with the Nooks. The Villager appears in this game along with Isabelle (who is an Assist Trophy) and their home stage is Tormitor Island. The player can choose between male and female versions of the Villager.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Villager returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The male and female variations of the Villager also return from Super Smash Bros. 4. Unlike the previous game, Villager is an unlockable character instead of a starter character. Villager can potentially be the first character unlocked in the game, as the first character in Pikachu’s Classic Mode character unlock tree.


  • The Villager is the first newcomer revealed in Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U.
    • He is also the only newcomer to appear on any of the boxarts for these games.
  • Villager and Isabelle are the only playable characters in the Super Smash Bros. series whose Japanese names are written entirely in hiragana, as opposed to katakana or kanji.