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Villager artwork for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Full name Villager
Species Human
First appearance Dōbutsu no Mori (2001, Animal Crossing series)
WarioWare: Smooth Moves (2006, crossover installments)
Latest appearance Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (2017, Animal Crossing series)

“Villager Comes to Town!”
Introduction, E3 2013 Trailer

Villager (referred to as Animal Crossing Boy in his Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy description) is the default main character and player avatar in the Animal Crossing series. Animal Crossing Villagers have made some crossover cameo appearances in Mario games.


WarioWare: Smooth Moves[edit]

The villager's first appearance in the Mario franchise is in the Animal Crossing: Wild World microgame in WarioWare: Smooth Moves, in which the objective is for the player to catch a fish. The villager seen in this game, however, is not based on any specific villager artwork in the Animal Crossing franchise.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

A villager occasionally appears in the background of the Smashville stage.

According to Masahiro Sakurai, the Animal Crossing villager was at one point planned to be a playable fighter, but was removed as he wasn't considered to be suited for battle.[1]

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

SmashWiki article: Villager (SSB4)
AnimalCrossing Emblem.png
Super Smash Bros. Character
Game Appearances
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Special Moves
Standard:  Pocket
Side:  Lloid Rocket
Up:  Balloon Trip
Down:  Timber
Final Smash:  Dream Home
Battle Entrance
Exits an Animal Crossing-style house.

Villager appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, taking his appearance from the cover art of Animal Crossing: City Folk. Unlike most characters, the Villager has seven alternate costumes based upon various villager designs, four male (including the default appearance) and four female.[2][3]

The three-step process of the Timber move.

Villager's moves are mostly based around the Animal Crossing series, such as using a shovel to bury opponents as his down smash attack, firing a slingshot as his forward aerial attack, and using a net for his grab. Villager's neutral special attack is Pocket, which allows him to grab any items or projectiles and store them for future use. His side special is Lloid Rocket, which summons a Gyroid that flies forward into opponents and explodes. His down special is Timber, which causes him to plant a tree that he can cut down to have it fall on opponents. Finally, Villager's up special is Balloon Trip, in which he uses a pair of balloons to fly upward that can be popped, based upon the game Balloon Fight. The Villager's Final Smash is Dream Home (Housewarming Party in PAL versions), in which Tom Nook and Timmy and Tommy appear and build a house around opponents that explodes.

The villagers that appear on Smashville in Super Smash Bros. Brawl also return in this game along with the stage.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

The male Villager in Mario Kart 8.

The Villager appears in Mario Kart 8 as a downloadable character, available for purchase as part of the Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 DLC pack as one of the two playable Animal Crossing characters, with the other being Isabelle. Like with Super Smash Bros., both a male and female villager variant are available, both based upon the boy and girl villager artwork from Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Its kart symbol is the leaf symbol that represents furniture in the Animal Crossing series.

The male Villager shares his stats with Tanooki Mario, while the female Villager shares her stats with Cat Peach. The Villager is the only character in Mario Kart 8 that does not have a voice; instead, he/she uses many sound effects from the Animal Crossing series.

Both Villagers return as playable characters in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch. Unlike the Wii U game, they take up separate locations on the character select screen (and therefore are treated as separate characters), and are included within the base game.[4]

Super Mario Maker[edit]

In Super Mario Maker, players can unlock an 8-bit Villager costume either at random by completing the 100 Mario Challenge on Expert or Super Expert mode, in which there is no costume unlocking criteria, or by scanning a compatible Villager amiibo using the GamePad. The costume is exclusive to the Super Mario Bros. style and can be placed within Mystery Mushrooms. It can be donned by Mario once he acquires one of these mushrooms, thusly borrowing the character's appearance, movements, and specific sound effects. If button +Control Pad up is pressed and held while the character is idle, he pulls out a small red balloon. If the character loses a life whilst wearing the Villager costume, the usual death jingle is replaced with the theme that plays after fainting in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The Villager costume is designed after his appearance in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]


# Name Image Appearance(s) Description
286 Animal Crossing Boy BrawlTrophy268.png GCN Animal Crossing
DS Animal Crossing: Wild World
The male player character from Animal Crossing. He feels the need to set out on his own and move into town. Chatting with neighbors is a given, but there are a ton of other things to do as well, like collecting furniture, customizing rooms, catching fish and bugs, digging up fossils, etc. He may get bee stung or fall in a pit, but he still has fun.


Name Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary
Boy Boy AC Sticker.png Animal Crossing: Wild World [Arm] - Attack +11
Girl Girl Animal Crossing Sticker.png Animal Crossing: Wild World [Magic] - Attack +21
Usable By: Peach, Zelda

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


Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Villager VillagerTrophy3DS.png VillagerTrophyWiiU.png GCN Animal Crossing (09/2002)
3DS Animal Crossing: New Leaf (06/2013)
An energetic young man from a peaceful town in Animal Crossing, he is eager to make his Smash Bros. debut! His Balloon Trip recovery lets him fly like a character from Balloon Fight. The Villager sets out to answer that age-old question: If a tree falls on the battlefield and foes are beneath it, do they get launched? This chipper chap came all the way from his quiet little village to do a bit of aerial sightseeing, take Lloid out for a spin, look after the trees and maybe do some bowling. If you're very lucky, he might even bring along Tom Nook and the Nooklings and throw everyone a party. Gosh, this all sounds like such fun!
Villager (Alt.) VillagerAllStarTrophy3DS.png VillagerAltTrophyWiiU.png GCN Animal Crossing (09/2002)
3DS Animal Crossing: New Leaf (06/2013)
Just a normal girl living a normal life in a normal town—her special moves, however, are anything but. She can pocket items, projectiles, and even beams, and then pull them out at a moment's notice. Her down special lets her plant a tree, water it, and chop it down. If she leaves the tree standing, she can use the axe against foes. This girl's special moves are very special indeed. The standard one lets you pocket items, projectiles and even laser beams, then use them by pressing the button again. Her down special plants a tree, which you can water and finally chop down to hurt other fighters. Or you can leave the tree alone and attack with the axe. Up to you.
Dream Home
Housewarming Party
N/A DreamHomeTrophyWiiU.png If you're wanting to buy a house in Animal Crossing, Tom Nook is always happy to help. And it looks like he's expanding his business to Smash Bros, too. If you activate the Villager's Final Smash, Nook will rush in and build a house for you right then and there! One small, very minor difference between this house and ones in the original game? This one explodes.

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.
PAL region names are displayed below the North American names.

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

  • Viridi: Oh look, it's the Villager!
  • Pit: Villager, huh? That's not a very creative name.
  • Viridi: Well, what else do you call someone from a village? Anyway, you've got to respect the Villager. Word has it no one fights fairer than that one.
  • Pit: Why's that?
  • Viridi: Probably because where the Villager's from, there's a mole who goes around punishing cheaters.
  • Pit: Resetti!
  • Palutena: Anyway, the Villager's Lloid Rocket can do some real damage, so try your best to reflect it back.


  • An energetic young man from a peaceful town in Animal Crossing, he is eager to make new discoveries each day. Some of his hobbies include planting trees, fishing, digging for fossils, and catching insects with his net. Sometimes, he likes to just sit back and enjoy the scenery with friends.


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

Mario Kart 8[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese むらびと
Spanish Aldeano (if male)
Aldeana (if female)
French (NOA) Habitant (if male)
Habitante (if female)
French (NOE) Villageois (if male)
Villageoise (if female)
Dutch Dorpsbewoner Villager
German Bewohner Inhabitant
Italian Abitante Inhabitant
Portuguese Habitante Inhabitant
Russian Житель (if male)
Жительница (if female)
Korean 마을 주민
Ma'eul Jumin
Chinese 居民


  1. ^ Smash Bros. Director Justifies New Character Choices | The Escapist
  2. ^ Masahiro Sakurai on Miiverse - May 16, 2014
  3. ^ Masahiro Sakurai on Miiverse - September 3, 2014
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