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Isabelle - Mario Kart 8.jpg
Full name Isabelle
Species Dog
First appearance Animal Crossing: New Leaf (2013, Animal Crossing series)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014, crossover installments)
Latest appearance Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (2017, Animal Crossing series)

Isabelle is a dog character from the Animal Crossing series who originally debuted in the 2012 Nintendo 3DS game Animal Crossing: New Leaf, serving as the Villager's secretary.


Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Isabelle in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Isabelle appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U as an Assist Trophy. She tosses fruit at the player that summoned her, which heals them when touched. Opponents can also be healed if they come into contact with the fruit. She cannot be attacked, but she flinches if opponents get too close. If the player that summoned Isabelle is knocked out, she will hunch over with a saddened expression until they return. In addition, an Isabelle costume for the Mii Fighters was released as DLC.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]


Isabelle makes an appearance in Mario Kart 8 as one of the characters included in the Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content pack, marking the first time she is playable in any game. She is one of the heavier lightweights in the game. As such, her acceleration, handling, and traction stats are lowered a little to boost her speed and weight, her stats are identical to those of Toad, Koopa Troopa, Shy Guy, Lakitu, Toadette, Larry, and Wendy. Her signature vehicle is the City Tripper. Like the other lightweights, she has a small body frame. Her kart symbol is an apple.

Isabelle returns in the Nintendo Switch port Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, where she is included in the base content and is available from the start. She now shares stats with only Toadette and Wendy.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Isabelle makes an appearance in Super Mario Maker. If an Isabelle amiibo is scanned with the GamePad, the sprite of Mario will be replaced with a sprite of Isabelle. This only applies in levels using the Super Mario Bros. graphical style; other styles display Mario's standard appearance.

Trophy information from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Isabelle SSB3DS Isabelle Trophy.png IsabelleTrophyWiiU.png 3DS Animal Crossing: New Leaf (06/2013) Isabelle is the mayor's highly capable secretary. She can be forgetful sometimes, but you can always count on her for information about the town. She wears her hair up in a bun that makes her look like a shih tzu. Mostly because she is one! She also has a twin brother named Digby. Isabelle's the mayor's secretary, and you couldn't ask for someone more on the ball! Well...maybe you could, but she's still full of useful info about life in the town. With her fringe and tied-up hair, she looks just like a shih-tzu! That's because she is one. And so is her twin brother, Digby.
Isabelle (Winter Outfit)
Isabelle (Sweater)
SSB3DS Isabelle Sweater Trophy.png N/A N/A The green check she wears in warmer months suits her perfectly, but when the cold hits, her mustard-yellow cardigan is just too stylish for words. It may make you long for the spring months, though. Hot or cold—nothing makes Isabelle feel under the weather! The green chequered vest she wears in warmer months suits her to a T, but when the cold hits, her mustard-yellow cardie is just too stylish for words. That said, it might make you long for spring and all its vibrant beauty! Of course, Isabelle doesn't mind. Hot or cold, she's always a ray of sunshine!

Red indicates exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version.
Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese しずえ
Literally means "quiet river". May be a corruption of "Shih Tzu", which is her species of origin.
Spanish Canela Literally means "cinnamon". Could also be intended to be a pun on the word "can" (dog).
French Marie French girls name. Could also be a pun on the word mairie (town hall)
Dutch Isabelle -
German Melinda German girls name
Italian Fuffi "Fuffi" is an Italian female name for a dog.
Portuguese Isabelle -
Russian Изабелла
Transliteration of the International name
Korean 여울
Literally means "rapids (of the river)".