Much like his appearances in both Smash 4 and Ultimate, Villager's moveset is based entirely on the daily slice-of-life aspects of the Animal Crossing series as a whole.
Villager has both male and female variants. Unlike many of the fighters, Villager remains mute and doesn't speak during gameplay.
How to Unlock
Villager is unlocked at the start of a new game and doesn't need to be unlocked.
- Villager can Wall Jump.
|Neutral attack||N/A||A quick series of alternating punches with boxing gloves that ends with a strong straight jab at the end.|
|Forward Tilt||N/A||Swings a Paw Umbrella (using its design from WW/CF) horizontally.|
|Up Tilt||N/A||Waves a stick upwards in an arc above his head, swinging it back and forth thrice.|
|Down Tilt||N/A||Pulls a weed out of the ground, knocking foes upwards.|
|Dash Attack||N/A||Falls over and drops a potted sapling, which flies a short distance. The pot will either shatter instantly upon hitting the ground, or it will bounce off the ground once.|
|Forward Smash||N/A||Leans forwards and drops a bowling ball.|
|Up Smash||N/A||Detonates a fountain firework, creating an explosion above themself.|
|Down Smash||N/A||Takes out a shovel and digs in front, then behind himself.|
|Neutral Aerial||N/A||Does a cartwheel.|
|Forward Aerial||N/A||Fires a slingshot pellet that travels slightly less than half the length of Final Destination.|
|Back Aerial||N/A||Like the forward aerial, but aimed backward.|
|Up Aerial||N/A||Randomly swings one, two or three turnips upward.|
|Down Aerial||N/A||Randomly swings one, two or three turnips downwards.|
|Grab||N/A||Traps opponents in a net with an overhead swing.|
|Pummel||N/A||Yanks the net backward to damage the opponent inside.|
|Forward Throw||N/A||Swings net overhead again, tossing the opponent out.|
|Back Throw||N/A||Turns around swinging his net horizontally.|
|Up Throw||N/A||Flips net over and tosses opponent upwards.|
|Down Throw||N/A||Turns net horizontally and slams it into the ground. Knocks opponent upwards.|
|Neutral Special||Villager grabs a nearby projectile or item, stowing it away; using the move again will release the projectile or item with greatly increased damage and knockback, acting as a delayed reflector. Any pocketed items or projectiles are shown in a little display above the damage meter.|
|Side Special||Lloid Rocket||Launches the Gyroid Lloid sideways as a relatively slow projectile. Villager can choose to ride on it, which increases the damage and knockback dealt. Using the move in this fashion leaves Villager helpless after disembarking unless the rocket explodes from hitting an opponent or damageable object. Additionally, if the Lloid hits a wall, runs out of fuel, or is hit by a strong enough move, it will explode much more powerfully than normal, dealing high flame damage and knockback.|
|Up Special||Balloon Trip||Villager puts on a hat with two balloons (both of a set color determined by the player's number) attached to it. Pressing or holding the special move button will cause Villager to flap his arms and gain height. After a few seconds (or by pressing the standard attack button), the balloons will dissociate from Villager, leaving him helpless. The balloons can also be popped; losing one impairs Villager's potential vertical height, and losing both leaves him helpless. After using Balloon Trip, there is a period in which the helium has to recharge before it can be used effectively; if the helium is too low, then only one balloon will spawn.|
|Down Special||Timber||A move of 3 different attacks in order, where Villager plants, waters, and chops down a tree, which hits opponents as it falls, even bouncing off near edges to lower areas. However, the tree can be destroyed by other characters and is a fairly slow move to use altogether - using the move once only advances through one of the four stages (plant, water, first chop, second chop), so completing the attack takes four total usages in the same location. The tree itself is extremely powerful, even as it grows. The axe can be swung during the chop stages regardless of distance from the tree, as long as that Villager's grown tree currently exists on the map. Has a chance of creating a woodchip or a rare chance of spawning a fruit once chopped down.|
|Final Smash||Dream Home||When activated, Tom Nook and his sons come and build a house, trapping opponents that got caught in the Final Smash. Once the house is completed, it explodes, dealing high knockback and damage.|
|On-Screen Appearance||The Villager comes out of their house cheering before it shrinks into a puff of smoke.|
|Taunt 1||Faces the screen and cheers twice.|
|Taunt 2||Does a shortened version of the Shrunk Funk Shuffle.|
|Taunt 3||Bends down and pokes the ground with a stick.|
|Character Selection Screen|
|Victory Pose 1||Catches a horned dynastid with their net and shows it off.|
|Victory Pose 2||Digs up a fossil and shows it off.|
|Victory Pose 3||Does a Dance Spin then poses in their SSB4 artwork pose.|
Role in The Elemental Labyrinth
Role in Classic Mode
Villager will appear as an opponent in the 3DS, Wii U, Ultimate, and Galactic Battle styles of Classic Mode. She can also appear as a random ally in all of the other variations of Classic Mode.
Mistake to Underestimate
Villager's Ultimate style Classic Mode is named, Mistake to Underestimate, and features Master Hand as the final boss. Villager's opponents are characters that appear to be unsuited for battles such as Isabelle and Wii Fit Trainer. This is likely a reference to Villager not being included in Brawl. The opponents remain unchanged from Ultimate, however, Piranha Plant, Dr. Luigi, Plum, Digby, F-Type, Chorus Kids, Ninten, Paula, Kumatora, and Cooking Mama have been added to the battle.
|1||Villager (x6)||Town & City|
|2||Pokemon Trainer, F-Type, Chorus Kids||Saffron City|
|3||Ness, Lucas, Ninten, Paula, and Kumatora||Onett|
|4||Dr. Mario, Dr. Luigi, Piranha Plant, Plum||New Donk City Hall|
|5||Wii Fit Trainer (x2), Cooking Mama||Wii Fit Studio|
|Final||Master Hand||Final Destination|
Villager's Fighter Spirit can be obtained by completing Classic Mode. It is also available periodically for purchase in the shop for 500 coins. Unlocking Villager in The Elemental Labrynith allows the player to preview the first spirit below in the Spirit List under the name "???". As a Fighter Spirit, it cannot be used in Spirit Battles and is purely aesthetic. Each Fighter Spirit has an alternate version that replaces them with their artwork in Galactic Battle.