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Isabelle - Mario Kart 8.jpg
Species Dog
First appearance Animal Crossing: New Leaf (2013, Animal Crossing series)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014, crossover installments)
Latest appearance Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (2017, Animal Crossing series)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, crossover installments)

Isabelle is a female 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. series[edit]

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 and Super Smash Bros. for 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.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

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Super Smash Bros. character
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Game appearances
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Special moves
Standard:  Pocket
Side:  Fishing Rod[1]
Up:  Balloon Trip[2]
Down:  Lloid Trap[2]
Final Smash:  Dream Town Hall[2]
Battle entrance
Isabelle comes out of the Town Hall cheering, before it shrinks into a puff of smoke.[3]
Isabelle being revealed as a new character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Isabelle's Final Smash, Dream Town Hall
SmashWiki article: Isabelle (SSBU)

Isabelle returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, now as a playable character instead of an Assist Trophy.[3] Although she has attacks that function similarly to Villager's attacks but are aesthetically different (such as having Tom Nook, Timmy, and Tommy build the Town Hall around an opponent in her Final Smash (which appears to function similarly to Villager's Dream Home)), Isabelle otherwise seems to have an original moveset.[3] One of her attacks has her plant Lloid in the ground, who shoots upwards when activated.[3] She also, like Villager, appears to have Pocket as one of her special attacks, as well as being able to use a net as her grab.[3] She also uses a fishing rod side special that can act as a long range grab that can even land and grab opponents in water. Her tagline in her splash artwork, "Isabelle Turns Over A New Leaf!", is most likely a reference to her debut game Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

In her trailer, she is working in an office until she is given time for a break. She then receives a letter from Pete, and thanks him for his hard work. When she read the note, she becomes surprised to learn she will be in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a new fighter. After the trailer, she waves to the viewers hoping they will cheer her on in the game.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

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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]

Two costumes based on Isabelle appear in Super Mario Maker, only available in levels using the Super Mario Bros. style. One costume depicts her in the usual green outfit, while the other depicts her in the winter outfit. One way to unlock these costumes is scanning their appropriate amiibo figures with the GamePad. Alternatively, the costumes can be unlocked by chance upon completing the Super Mario Challenge, although the difficulty requirement is different for each: summer outfit Isabelle can be unlocked by beating the challenge on Normal difficulty or harder, while the winter outfit Isabelle can be unlocked by beating the challenge on Expert difficulty or harder.

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) combined with "Isabela".
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 Изабель / Изабелла (Mario Kart 8)[4][5]
Izabel' / Izabella
Transliteration of the international name
Korean 여울
Literally means "rapids (of the river)".
Chinese 西施惠
Transliteration of Japanese name


  1. ^ Super Smash Blog - Today's Fighter: #68 Isabelle
  2. ^ a b c Nintendo. (November 1, 2018). Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct 11.1.2018. YouTube. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e Nintendo (September 13, 2018) Nintendo Direct 9.13.2018 YouTube. Retrieved August 13, 2018
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