So after updating, I was super confused about which amiibos are compatiable with the new Welcome Amiibo update and what each one can do, so here is a *hopefully helpful breakdown of each type of amiibo and how to use it in the new update!
Regular villager amiibo cards are all of the cards you get in a regular amiibo pack (series 1-4) excluding the sparkly “special” NPC card. (So not including Isabelle, Tom Nook, KK Slider, etc). These are your typical villagers (Marshal, Rosie, Fauna, Julain, etc).
You can scan these into your game using a new NPC, Wisp! Wisp is unlocked at random at least one day after you update your game.
Using Wisp in your mayor’s home, you can tap an amiibo card to the screen.
You CAN ask the villager to move in.
If you have 10 villagers, they will offer to kick someone out for you! (yay!)
You CANNOT ask them to visit the campground. Unfortunately, the hundreds of previous amiibo cards do not have caravans designed for the characters and cannot utilize the new campground.
NEW Welcome Amiibo Cards (Released December 2)
Nintendo is releasing 50 NEW amiibo cards in December called Welcome Amiibo! These cards are DIFFERENT from the series 1-4 cards.
These cards are horizontal and each villager comes with their own unique caravan!
You CAN invite them to visit your campground!
At the campground, you can purchase their exclusive content, including things not available via the Nookling stores, using meow poitns.
You CAN invite them to move into your town!
These characters include villagers from older Animal Crossing games, as well as some crossover characters with other Nintendo games, such as Legend of Zelda and Splatoon.
There will be special Sanrio crossover cards released, as well (EEE!)
You may see some promotional images of people using these cards, but they will not be on sale in the United States until December 2nd. I’m sorry, I’m unsure about the release date in other regions!
Special Non-Playable Character Amiibo Cards
Special NPC amiibo cards (the sparkly *special* card you receive in each amiibo pack) such as Isabelle, Tom Nook, KK Slider, etc, can also be scanned in using Wisp!
They CANNOT move in to your town.
They may offer you a special item, such as their picture.
You CANNOT invite them to the campground, therefore you cannot purchase their exclusive items via amiibo card + Wisp.
Special Non-Playable Character Amiibo Figures
So there is a HUGE difference between the NPC cards and figures. Though you can scan the cards and interact with them via wisp, having the figure will allow you to invite them to the campground and access their exclusive items and purchase them with meow points.
For instance, I received a Lottie amiibo card when I purchased HHD, thus I didn’t feel the obligation to purchase her amiibo figure. But if I want her to visit my campground so I can purchase her exclusive items, I need to run out and get the figure. Which I may or may not have just done.
They CAN be invited to your campground, where you can purchase items.
They CANNOT move into your town.
I hope this helps you out! There is A LOT of new content with the update and plenty to learn. If you have any questions about the update, feel free to message me and I can try my best to help! Happy crossing!!
!! This post contains photos and descriptions of dead animals, skinned
animals, decomposition, maggots, and the general gory details involved
with cleaning up bones.
I’ve gotten a couple asks about the methods I use to clean bones,
so I thought I’d put together a quick summary of the journey of my
female Badger, Ridge, from road to shelf. It’s not really a tutorial,
but I have almost kind of written it like one - keep in mind this is just
Ridge’s personal cleanup journey, and all the steps she went through while being processed
(it’s pretty similar for all my roadkill though) It’s a bit garbled and I haven’t really clarified anything… Hm. Maybe I will put together a proper tutorial in the future. For now, this is Ridge~
Guys you won’t friggin belive it, but I think I have discovered that the villagers house won’t land on tiles placed on the ground anymore!
I placed tiles all over my town, I left no 9x9 space empty in my entire town apart from exaclty where I wanted the villager to go, and it worked!
I forced a villager out using wisp, so there was the option of the new villager’s house landing exactly where the old one was just because I couldn’t place anything there beforehand. I seriously just plot set 2 villagers and IT ONLY TOOK ME 2 TRIES EACH TO GET THEM EXACTLY WHERE I WANTED!!
This is crazy big news! No more days of plot resetting! It’s a little teedius to place tiles in every inch of your town but it is worlds better than before! Other people should try this out and let me know if they find evidence to refute this, because I would love this to be true.
EDIT* To be clear you don’t have to completely cover your town in tiles, just place them strategically so that there isn’t and open 3x3 empty space on the ground other than where you want the plot to go. It only works with tiles, plots will still go on flowers and trees.