Having new villagers move into your island in New Horizons can be exciting times. But what happens when you get an island resident you don’t like? Luckily, you can do a few things to make them move out and make room for another villager. This guide will walk you through the steps for how to make villagers move out in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

How to Make Villagers Move Out in Animal Crossing New Horizons

There are a few reasons you might have for shooing away a villager from your island. Whatever the reason may be, there are two things you can do to get them to move out. It’s hard not to feel bad about doing this, but sometimes you just don’t get the villagers you want on your island.

Neglect Them

Nobody likes being ignored, and your island villagers are no exception. There is an invisible “friendship” scale between you and your villagers. When you’re in good standing, or best friends, with a villager, they will often interact with you more and sometimes even gift you things.

One thing you can do to get a villager to move out is simply by ignoring them. Make it a point to interact with the villagers you like while ignoring the villager you want to move out. This will make sure you maintain a good relationship with the villagers you want to stay while decreasing the “friendship scale” of the one you want out.

Do not do any tasks with them, and do not speak with them. As mean as this sounds, don’t even go to their birthday parties. I can’t believe I just said that. But, this is what needs to be done to ruin a friendship in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Lastly, don’t send them any letters either. Run past them and make sure not to interact with them.

Eventually, you will see a thinking icon over their heads and this is when you need to finally speak with them. The villager will then say they are thinking about leaving, at which point you should tell them to go ahead unless you’ve changed your mind.

Amiibo Campsite

The next way to get a villager to move out is through the amiibo Campsite method. You will need to have the campsite built and the amiibo card for the villager you want.

Head to the Resident Services building and scan the amiibo you want to move onto your island. This will trigger an event where the villager you scanned will come visit your campsite. Go to your campsite and interact with the new visitor. Build a relationship with them by crafting recipes they are looking for and interacting with them.

Repeat this process every three days, after which they will tell you they want to move in. Unfortunately, your island is full… but the new visitor will mention they heard that someone wants to move out.

At this point in the game, you will be able to select which villager on your island you want to leave. The next day, the villager you choose to leave will already be packing up their things and ready to move out.