Animal Crossing
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If you've ever wondered when a particular character will appear on your island, wonder no more!

Dataminer Ninji - best known in recent times for sifting through the code of Animal Crossing: New Horizons - has recently shared the spawn rates of special NPC in the game.

Here's the full rundown:

- every week, you’re guaranteed to get Saharah, Kicks and Leif on weekdays (if you meet their criteria, e.g. having Able Sisters built)

- that leaves two weekday slots that will be randomly filled by Gulliver, Label, CJ, Flick or Redd

-the ones you miss out on will be given priority the following week, as a form of bad luck prevention

- Celeste appears on days with meteor shower weather patterns (if you get more than one in a week, she’ll pick a random one), and is totally separate.

- Wisp just picks a random day

As noted, the characters you miss out on will take priority the following week. It was also pointed out how some characters would only appear during certain times of the day - like Wisp, for example.

You can read about more Animal Crossing datamines in our previous post.