How To Remove Villagers In Animal Crossing New Horizons

Kick Out the unwanted Villagers and invite the ones you like.

In Animal Crossing New Horizons, you may want a Villager to move out because you don’t like that animal or want someone else to move in. You can follow different methods to do so.

The normal method to Move Out a villager in ACNH will take a lot of time, but you can use other methods and cheats to do it quickly. First, we will start with moving out a particular villager quickly and then go over other methods.

How to evict Villagers quickly in ACNH

To kick out a villager quickly in Animal Crossing New Horizons, you have to make use of the Time Travel feature. You need to head to the Date and Time setting and enter the date and time of a week or ten days ahead.

After time travel, look around the Island and see which Villagers have a bubble on their heads. If you can’t find any, skip time and look again. You can even travel a few days ahead if you still can’t find any villager with a thought bubble.


When selecting a time, ensure it is when most villagers are outside. If they are inside the house, they will not have bubbles on their heads.

Once you find a villager with a thought bubble, you can talk with them and agree when they mention moving out. The villagers will move out after staying in boxes for a day.

Now, to make a specific villager move out in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you need to continue time traveling and check whether the thought bubble appears on the specific villager you want to evict.


Time Traveling will grow a lot of weeds on your Island, so keep that in mind.

If the bubble is on some other villager, you can skip talking and move forward in time again so the move-out bubble can transfer to another villager in ANCH. Once the villager you want to remove has the bubble, talk and agree so it can move out in a couple of days.

If you don’t want to use Time Travel, the process is still the same, and you must wait instead of moving ahead.


Sometimes, the villagers may not think about moving out and instead talk about something else.

Replace Villager by using Amiibos

This is another method to move out a specific Villager you want in ACNH. You will need to use an Amiibo and call a new villager to the Campsite. The incoming villager will ask you to fulfill their crafting requests before they can move in.

Once the requests are fulfilled, the new villager can move in, and you will be able to evict the villager of your choice. It will take around three days, and you will get the option to select the villager you want to kick out on the last day.


You can use Time Travel to speed up the process and kick out the villager within a day.

How to kick out Villagers in Animal Crossing New Horizons using Campsite

The above methods are more helpful if you want to kick out a specific villager and get a new one. If you want some new villager to move in and have no problem with anyone moving out, you can replace the Villager with a Camper if you are at the maximum limit.

For this method, you must talk to a Camper at your Campsite and convince them to move in. However, the Camper will choose the villagers they want to replace in this case.


You can restart the game or Time Travel until the camper selects the villager you want to replace.

Once they choose one, agree with them, and they will move in after a day or two in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Some people thought complaining to Isabelle would remove the villager, but this would not happen. It will just reset the resident.

Lowering your friendship with villagers by bullying or hitting them with nets will not make them move out automatically, as they will ask you before moving out. If your favorite villagers want to move out because you are time-traveling too much and not giving them time, you can always convince them to stay.


You can’t move out a newly added Villager. If you want to do so, you must Time Travel.

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