Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Sanrio Villagers and Items

Published 03/20/2021, 8:52 AM EDT


Nintendo released Animal Crossing New Horizons on March 20, 2020 and took the internet by storm. It has been a tremendous success since its release and is one of the biggest reasons behind the staggering sales of the Nintendo Switch.

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The game recently celebrated its one-year anniversary with a massive update. As expected, the developers have introduced a ton of new content. This primarily includes six Sanrio themed villagers and a plethora of their items.

The six Sanrio themed villagers are:

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  • Rilla, a Peppy personality Gorilla
  • Toby, a Smug personality Rabbit
  • Chelsea, a Normal personality Deer
  • Chai, a Peppy personality Elephant
  • Étoile, a Normal personality Sheep
  • Marty, a Lazy personality Cub villager

Here’s a quick guide to getting the aforementioned villagers on your island and unlocking the Sanrio collaboration items.

How to get Sanrio Amiibo cards in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Amiibo Cards are a brilliant way to customize your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons. The Sanrio Amiibo cards will hit the stores worldwide on March 26, 2021. In the US, these items will be available exclusively on Target. On the flip side, Amazon and Best Buy will sell the Sanrio Amiibo cards in Canada.

Many players might already own the Sanrio Amiibo cards that released in 2016 for Animal Crossing New Leaf. Luckily, the cards will still work and they can use them to summon the villagers in New Horizons.

How to get Sanrio items

By scanning the Amiibo cards at the Resident Services, you can invite the scanned villager to the campsite and unlock all of their collaboration items, eventually. These items can then be found in the Promotion tab of Special Goods in Nook Shopping.

Apparently, you’ll be able to scan only one villager and buy five items in a day. Hence, unlocking the entire Sanrio collection will at least take six days. However, scanning the villagers at Harv’s island is a quick way to unlock all the items right away.

Animal Crossing New Horizons players without Amiibo cards can still get Sanrio items

Trading is the most effective way for players without Amiibo cards to get Sanrio items. However, it is worth noting that they cannot catalog the traded items and purchase them later.

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Prominent YouTuber Crossing Channel also talked about the latest update in a recent video:

Having said that, the Amiibo cards are a necessity if you want the Sanrio villagers to live on your island. Naturally, this is a bummer for millions of players who were looking forward to adopt these villagers.

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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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