How to Find Isabelle in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Unlock Isabelle!

The craze for Animal Crossing seems to show no sign of dying anytime soon. With new events and new additions, ACNH is going strong. Some of its characters are actually soaring in popularity these days and Isabelle is one of them. Isabelle is one of the most important (and one of the cutest!) characters in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. She’s a yellow dog whose cheerful and helpful personality will make anyone feel happy.

When you start playing the game, you might be expecting her to already be there. But, you can only get her on your island if you complete certain tasks.

Where is Isabelle in ACNH?

This guide will answer your question in the simplest way. Here’s how you can unlock Isabelle on your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Step 1: The first thing you should do is build a Nook’s Cranny shop. Make sure that your first loan has been paid off already. After that, to build the shop, you will need 30 wood, 30 softwood, 30 hardwood and 30 iron nuggets. So, at this point, gathering resources will be your main goal.

Step 2: After you are done with building Nook’s Cranny, invite and recruit three new villagers to live on your island. You can build homes for them so that they settle in and feel comfortable. How to get new villagers in Animal Crossing New Horizons? Simply go to resource islands where you will meet people to invite on your island. You will also find plenty of resources on these islands so it’s a win-win. Check out our guide about inviting villagers to know more about this.

Step 3: Next, Tom Nook will ask you to build a bridge on your island. The goal is to make your island easy to live on. Soon, the villagers will move in.

Step 4: You will receive an announcement that the Resident Services is changing from being a tent to a proper building. It will undergo some renovation but once it is ready, Tom Nook will tell you that a new employee is joining his team. That’s Isabelle! She will grace you with her excited and lively presence.

There are a lot of steps to do before you can actually have the iconic Isabelle on your island. It’s a matter of patience but then again, she’s worth all the effort!

What does Isabelle do in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

You can complain to Isabelle about annoying residents on your island. She can also help you change the island tune and island flag. More than anything else, Isabelle is basically a total delight to have around.

So, this is how you can unlock Isabelle in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. For more such interesting tips, check out our Animal Crossing: New Horizons Wiki Guide.