Reactions guide

There are 44 reactions in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and getting them all may prove more challenging than expected.

Each day, a villager may try and get your attention to teach you a reaction, but the reactions they can teach are limited by personality type.

You must have “best friend” status with a villager in order for them to teach you their personality type’s final reaction.

Sweet (Normal)

  • Pleased
  • Fearful
  • Sadness
  • Glee
  • Daydreaming


  • Happiness
  • Aggravation
  • Sleepy
  • Curiosity
  • Mischief


  • Joy
  • Intense
  • Thought
  • Sighing
  • Amazed
  • Love

Big Sister

  • Greetings
  • Laughter
  • Cold Chill
  • Apologetic
  • Disagreement
  • Confident


  • Delight
  • Bashfulness
  • Sorrow
  • Mistaken
  • Shyness
  • Pride


  • Surprise
  • Encouraging
  • Sneezing
  • Distress
  • Shocked
  • Flourish


  • Agreement
  • Worry
  • Sheepishness
  • Bewilderment
  • Inspiration


  • Smirking
  • Resignation
  • Heartbreak
  • Dozing
  • Showmanship

13 thoughts on “Reactions guide”

  1. All I need now is a cranky villager! Problem. My villagers: Cherry, Poncho, Megan, Sprinkle, Zucker, Ketchup, Blaire, Sylvana, Skye, and Shep. I DON’T WANT ANYONE TO LEAVE!! 😭😭😭

  2. Very useful for getting the right villagers for each reaction! Granted, I already had most reactions; but this helped me figure out which villager to keep or get rid of for all reactions 🙂

    Thanks for the help!


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