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Animal Crossing Isabelle guide

Get to know Animal Crossing's Isabelle, and all the things that make her such a fan favorite, with our full guide on the adorable assistant and perfect pooch.

Animal Crossing Isabelle on a green Pocket Tactics background

Animal Crossing’s Isabelle is one of the cutest characters in the roster and even in Nintendo’s back catalog of really cute protagonists. She’s definitely cuter than Slippy Toad. While she’s relatively new to the Animal Crossing canon, she’s made a huge impact, and we can’t wait to tell you all about her…

Just before we ask Kapp’n for a ride and float our little boat into the rest of this article, be sure to check out the rest of our content on all the latest and greatest Nintendo Switch games. After checking out our guides on Animal Crossing amiibo cards and Animal Crossing Lego, be sure to read our guides covering the best Switch gamesbest Switch RPGs, best tactics games, best horror games, and the best Switch simulation games.

Right, let’s meet Animal Crossing’s Isabelle!

Who is Animal Crossing’s Isabelle?

The adorable character Animal Crossing Isabelle is a Shih Tzu dog that first appears in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Her name is a pun on the phrase ‘is-a-bell,’ and also a play on the currency bells, which villagers use in Animal Crossing. In Japanese, her name is Shizue.

Her first appearance is in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, where she helps the player character as they become mayor of their own town. She appears in New Horizons as an assistant to Tom Nook once the town hall is built, and can assist you with townly duties like changing your flag design or town tune.

Animal Crossing Isabelle: isabelle uses a party popper to attack Link

What is Isabelle’s personality?

Animal Crossing’s Isabelle is a bright and enthusiastic character who works hard to help out townsfolk and consistently displays a professional and pleasant attitude. She has a good sense of humor and loves her friends and family fiercely, including her brother Digby.

Other townsfolk often mention that Isabelle is easy to talk to and that she’s a positive influence on the island. However, Isabelle is afraid of confrontation, which is very funny considering her appearance in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Isabelle presents herself as somewhat clumsy, a characteristic that plays into her Smash Bros playstyle, as Isabelle trips over and smashes a plant pot as one of her moves.

What games does Isabelle appear in?

Animal Crossing Isabelle appears in the following video games:

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
  • Super Mario Maker (amiibo skin)
  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS (assist trophy)
  • Mario Kart 8 (playable racer)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (playable racer)
  • Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival
  • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (playable fighter)
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Who is Isabelle’s voice actor?

Animal Crossing’s Isabelle doesn’t have a voice actor, as all Animal Crossing characters speak in the fabricated ‘animalese’ language that Nintendo creates through software.

Animal Crossing Isabelle: Lego versions of several Animal Crossing characters are stood in the village square

Is there Animal Crossing Isabelle Lego?

Yes, Nintendo and Lego have an Isabelle Lego figure as part of a great Animal Crossing collection. All five sets of the first wave of Animal Crossing Lego are now available.

There you have it, Animal Crossing fans! That’s all we have on Animal Crossing Isabelle, but keep tuned to Pocket Tactics for more great news, reviews, and guides. If you’re a huge AC fan, then be sure to check out our Animal Crossing history lesson next.