Reactions Guide

Reactions are selectable displays of emotions that add liveliness to your character and that can be used to interact with other villagers who then most often respond with their own reaction.

(Animal Crossing NH Glee Reaction Image)

How to get reactions

1/ Initial reactions

The first 4 reactionsDelight, Greetings, Joy and Surprise — are taught to you by a resident a few days into the game.

2/ Subsequent reactions

Thereafter, your character will randomly learn 40 additional ones, as follows:

  • One reaction per day max.
  • The reaction corresponds to the personality of the villager who teaches it.
  • There are 5 reactions per personality type.
  • For each personality type, 1 out of the 5 reactions is unlocked when becoming best friends with that resident.
3/ Special reactions in game updates

New reactions are added on a regular basis in game updates:

  • Haunt and Scare were made available with the 1.5.0 Fall Update. They are respectively taught by Jack and a villager after you give them a piece of candy on Halloween.
  • Excited, Here You Go, Sit Down, Sniff Sniff, Ta-Da, Take a Picture, Wave Goodbye, Work Out and Yoga from the 1.6.0 Winter Update can be redeemed with Nook Miles at the Nook Stop in Resident Services.
  • Confetti, Feelin' It, Let's Go and Viva could be purchased at Nook's Cranny from February 1st to February 15th, after the 1.7.0 Festivale Update.

With those 3 last updates, the total number of reactions is now 59. Scroll down to see them all!

How to use reactions

Press "ZR" to open the Reactions menu, then press "A" on the chosen reaction to select it — and watch your character's display of emotion!

To edit or register reactions in the Reactions menu, press "ZR", then press "X" on the chosen slot — this will open up the full list of reactions. Press "Y" on any reaction icon to test it, press "A" to add it to the menu.

Use reactions with villagers, other players and while taking selfies!

(Animal Crossing NH Love Reaction Image)
(Animal Crossing NH Reactions Menu Image)

ACNH reactions list & images

Initial reactions

Delight

Greetings

Joy

Surprise


Taught by cranky villagers

Agreement

Bewilderment

Sheepishness

Worry

Inspiration (when best friends)


Taught by jock villagers

Distress

Encouraging

Shocked

Sneezing

Flourish (when best friends)


Taught by lazy villagers

Bashfulness

Mistaken

Shyness

Sorrow

Pride (when best friends)


Taught by normal villagers

Fearful

Glee

Pleased

Sadness

Daydreaming (when best friends)


Taught by peppy villagers

Aggravation

Curiosity

Happiness

Sleepy

Mischief (when best friends)


Taught by sisterly villagers

Apologetic

Cold Chill

Disagreement

Laughter

Confident (when best friends)


Taught by smug villagers

Dozing

Heartbreak

Resignation

Smirking

Showmanship (when best friends)


Taught by snooty villagers

Amazed

Intense

Sighing

Thought

Love (when best friends)


Halloween reactions (1.5.0 Fall Update)

Haunt

Scare


Winter reactions (1.6.0 Winter Update)

Excited

Here You Go

Sit Down

Sniff Sniff

Ta-Da

Take a Picture

Wave Goodbye

Work Out

Yoga


Festivale event reactions (1.7.0 Festivale Update)

Confetti

Feelin' It

Let's Go

Viva

ACNH reactions iOS stickers

High-res Animal Crossing: New Horizons reactions sticker pack! A total of 59 reaction emojis, including those from the Fall, Winter and Festivale updates. Download them now on the App Store!

(ACNH Reactions HD — Stickers for iMessage)