Let's face it, nearly every Animal Crossing villager is as cute as a button. That is part of what makes the series so popular. They are all just adorable with their giant heads and little bodies. It makes it easier to do the fetch quests for them all day.
Some are more popular than others though. If you played these games, there was always that villager cuter than all the rest that you hoped would never move out of town. Also, this is a count down of villagers and not characters that exist in every single town. So here are ten villagers that are super cute and ranked down to the cutest.
10 Maple The Cub
This cub villager looks like a total teddy bear. She has also been in every Animal Crossing game so far. She is definitely the cutest of the cub villagers, with Stitches coming in at a close second (mostly because some players find him creepy instead of cute).
Her fur is the color of maple syrup, so her look and name fit together in a cute way. The light peach blush and hair tuft are also a sweet little details. She is one cub you would not mind coming to your campsite.
9 Poppy The Squirrel
The squirrel villagers are particularly cute due to their tiny bodies with their fluffy tails and large heads. Poppy was introduced in Animal Crossing City Folk and she was popular enough to appear in the Animal Crossing track in Mario Kart 8.
Out of the Animal Crossing personalities, Poppy's is normal so she is pretty kind to the protagonist and easy to make friends with. Other squirrels that are super cute include Marshal and Peanut but Poppy takes a place on this list because her beady little eyes are just too dang adorable.
8 Tia The Elephant
What has made Tia a popular character is that she is not just an elephant, but her design is based on a teapot. Her name is also very similar to the word "tea." While there are other cute elephants, Tia definitely takes the cake. Her clever design has inspired a lot of fan art by various fans. She just looks delicate, like she is actually made of porcelain. Her colors are also super cute and mellow.
7 Cookie The Dog
Cookie is cutest dog villager, with Bones and Goldie as close seconds depending on your tastes. While a lot of the cuter villagers have a normal personality, Cookie is peppy so she is very friendly and easily excitable. She has appeared in most games, but she was absent in Wild World.
Her cutest traits are her name, glittery eyes, and pink fur. Her default outfit is also pretty adorable.
6 Rosie The Cat
Rosie stands as one of if not the most popular Animal Crossing villager. She is a cat, and a lot of the cat villagers are adorable. She has appeared in every game, has a peppy personality, and was even a major character with a good deal of screen time in the Animal Crossing anime, Dōbutsu no Mori.
Her popularity stems from being a long-time character, being adorable, and having a friendly personality. For some older fans, just having her around is nostalgic to the older games.
5 Merengue The Rhino
Merengue is similar to Tia in terms of having a very imaginative design. She is basically a sweets Rhino with pink skin with whipped cream on her head and a strawberry for a horn. She is basically part Rhino and part strawberry shortcake and its adorable. Though we cannot blame you if she makes you hungry for sweets every time you see her.
Like Tia, her design has made her a favorite for fan artists.
4 Kiki The Cat
Kiki is a villager veteran, as she has been in every Animal Crossing game. It is believed that her name may come from Hiyao Miazaki's anime film "Kiki's Delivery Service" since the witch, Kiki, has a black cat. Another theory is that "Kiki" is just a reference to the sound of the word "kitty-cat."
Of course the black cat villager would be on this list. Her fur color makes those large and adorable eyes pop. She is also a normal personality villager, so she is super nice to the protagonist.
3 Lolly The Cat
It is amazing how sometimes just taking away a characters nose makes them all the more adorable. That was Lolly's case anyway. Though her original Japanese name is Ramune, which if you think about it, is even cuter than Lolly since Ramune is a special Japanese soda. Lolly does refer to sweets though, like a lollipop and her catchphrase is "bonbon" which is candy in French. Though that catchphrase is a little odd when you consider "bonbon" is also the name of another villager.
2 Kid Cat The Cat
Kid Cat is one of the cutest of the jock personality villagers. He is one of five superhero themed villagers which include Agent S the squirrel, Rocket the gorilla, Filly the horse, and Big Top the elephant. Out of those five, Kid Cat is also the most adorable. His initial catchphrase is "psst" like everything he is telling you is a secret. It is theorized that he was inspired by a popular Japanese franchise called Super Sentai.
What can we say? The cat villagers make up most of the cutest character designs.
1 Molly The Duck
Few creatures are more adorable than a little duckling, and the moment you meet Molly, you want to protect her. She is also a very new character, only first appearing in Animal Crossing New Leaf. Her name is likely derived from mallard, since that is the type of duck she is.
It may come as a surprise that a duck takes first place on our list. After all, there are a lot of duck villagers that are not as easy on the eyes.