Universe Animal Crossing
Appears in Super Smash Bros. (Wii U and 3DS)
Debut Animal Forest (Dōbutsu no Mori) (2001)
Availability Starter
Villager Comes to Town!
Introduction tagline

The Villager has been confirmed to be a newcomer in Super Smash Bros. 4. Similar to Mr. Game & Watch, his moveset will involve using a variety of miscellaneous objects from his series to attack, such as a shovel, an axe, and a net. On May 16th it was confirmed that, just like the Wii Fit Trainer, players will be able to play as Male and Female versions of the Villager and will be able to select different varieties of Villager based on hair and face as well. His alternate skins are all based on Animal Crossing: City Folk.

Moveset Edit

Special MovesEdit

Special Move Default Custom A Custom B
Neutral Special Pocket Garden Pocket Plus
Side Special Lloid Rocket Liftoff Lloid Pushy Lloid
Up Special Balloon Trip Extreme Balloon Trip Koopa Meteor
Down Special Timber Timber Counter Super Timber
Final Smash Dream Home - -

Ground AttacksEdit

  • Neutral Attack: Villager wears boxing gloves and quickly punches with rapid jabs.
  • Dash Attack: Villager dives to the ground holding a potted plant, hitting the opponent with the plant. 
  • Forward Tilt: Villager swings an umbrella horizontally. It can be used to reflect projectiles, too.
  • Up Tilt: Waves a stick upwards twice in a circular motion. The second swing has more knockback.
  • Down Tilt: Pulls a weed out of the ground, knocking foes upwards.

Smash AttacksEdit

  • Forward Smash: Leans forwards and drops a bowling ball. Although it has poor horizontal range, the ball falls a good distance when dropped from a ledge, making it great for edge-guarding if the opponent recovers low. It can, however, be reflected; Ness' home-run bat can send the bowling ball upward in twin air, falling straight downward with an improved range.
  • Up Smash: Detonates a fountain firework, creating an explosion above himself. Hits six times.
  • Down Smash: Takes out a shovel and digs in front, then behind, burying anyone in its path. The harder the damage, the more difficult to escape.

Aerial AttacksEdit

  • Neutral Aerial: Does a cartwheel.
  • Forward Aerial: Fires a slingshot pellet that travels fast.
  • Back Aerial: Fires a slingshot pellet backwards.
  • Up Aerial: Villager randomly swings one, two or three turnips upward. Damage depends on number of turnips.
  • Down Aerial: Villager randomly swings one, two or three turnips downward. Same damage values as up aerial. A clean hit with three turnips has a meteor effect.

Grabs and ThrowsEdit

  • Grab: Traps opponents in a net with an overhead swing. Long range, but laggy if it misses.
  • Pummel: Yanks the net backwards to damage the opponent inside.
  • Forward Throw: Swings net overhead again, tossing the opponent out. Very low knockback scaling.
  • Back Throw: Turns around swinging net horizontally.
  • Up Throw: Flips net over and tosses opponent upwards.
  • Down Throw: Turns net horizontally and slams it into the ground. Knocks opponent upwards.

Taunts Edit


An example of the Shrunk Funk Shuffle from Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

  • Up: Gets on his tiptoes and cheers, putting his hands up.
  • Side: Does the "Shrunk Funk Shuffle" from New Leaf.
  • Down: Pokes the ground with a stick.

On-Screen Appearance Edit

Villager leaves his house, closes the door, jumps slightly and waves.

Victory Fanfare Edit

A remix of the opening title theme from Animal Crossing (Gamecube).



  • The Villager was considered as a character in the planning stages of Brawl, but dropped because "he wasn't suited for battle".
  • The Villager was the first newcomer announced for Super Smash Bros. 4.
  • The initial reveal for the Villager quickly became an internet phenomenon; due to his constant smile and variety of weapons associated with stereotypical killers, such as a shovel and axe, many smashers and outside observers claimed that the Villager was actually a dangerous psychopath.