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.
The first 4 reactions — Delight, Greetings, Joy and Surprise — are taught to you by a resident a few days into the game.
Thereafter, your character will randomly learn 40 additional ones, as follows:
New reactions are added on a regular basis in game updates:
Happy Home Paradise DLC:
With those updates plus the DLC, the total number of reactions is now 88. Scroll down to see them all!
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!
Inspiration (when best friends)
Flourish (when best friends)
Pride (when best friends)
Daydreaming (when best friends)
Mischief (when best friends)
Confident (when best friends)
Showmanship (when best friends)
Love (when best friends)
Here You Go
Take a Picture
Wide Arm Stretch
Soak It In
High-res Animal Crossing: New Horizons reactions sticker pack! A total of 88 reaction emoji, including those from the Fall, Winter, Festivale and 2.0 updates, as well as the DLC's. Download them now on the App Store!