Isabelle is an Animal Crossing staple, though she won't be unlocked for a little while in Animal Crossing New Horizons. In this game, you very much start from scratch, with a little help from Nook Inc. at first. After a while though you'll get the option to construct certain buildings, including an updated Resident Services. In this guide we'll take a look at getting Isabelle to come to your island, step by step.
On this page:
- How to get Isabelle to Your Island
- Isabelle's Daily Broadcasts
- What Can You Talk to Isabelle About?
- How to Speak to Isabelle
How to get Isabelle to Your Island
Isabelle will arrive at your island after the completion of the Resident Services building. We're not talking about the green tent that Tom Nook sets up at the beginning of a game, rather the updated building that becomes available later on. To get it, you'll need to build the museum (more on that here), invite three new residents to your island (for more info on how to do so use this guide), and build Nook's Cranny (more info here). Once you've done these things Tom Nook will begin construction on the new and improved Resident Services, and Isabelle will be a major part of it once it's open.
Isabelle's Daily Broadcasts
Once Isabelle has made her way to your island she will take control of the daily broadcasts. These will alert you to any events happening on that day including noteworthy weather, new residents and new projects.
What Can You Talk to Isabelle About?
Isabelle deals with the overall image of the island and its residents. You can change the island tune (more on that here), and the flag too. You can get island evaluations, and speak to her about other residents. Go to her with any issues you have about other residents and she'll help you out.
How to Speak to Isabelle
To speak to Isabelle just head to Resident Services. You can sit down in the chair in front of her, and she'll come right over for a chat.