Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Isabelle to Come to Your Island

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Isabelle to Come to Your Island

Isabelle won't be on your island when you first start out in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to get her to make the trip over.

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.

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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.

Isabelle has arrived! | Jake Green/USG

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.

Isabelle will help you improve you island | Jake Green/USG

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.

We've been busy playing Animal Crossing New Horizons, so be sure to read our official review. For a look at the new options offered by The Able Sisters' shop, read Mat's write up.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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