Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Most Popular Villagers for May 2020

There are more than 400 Villagers to meet and collect in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In this list, we cover the most popular Villagers for May 2020, the top 15 most sought-after Villagers out of every single one available to find in the game. It might be hard to tell which ones are the most desirable, and are worth tracking down just so that you can sell them on the Animal Crossing black market.

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Every month, Animal Crossing Portal adjusts their list of the most popular Villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. There are six tiers of popularity, with Villagers in the top tier being worth between 10-20 million Bells, or 1,000 Nook Miles Tickets. While the list shows which Villagers are the most popular, it doesn’t tell you why. In our list, we’ll go through the 15 most popular Villagers for May 2020, and tell you why they’re so desirable. 

1) Raymond

The coolest cat of the most popular Villagers for May 2020

The coolest cat of the most popular Villagers for May 2020

Raymond has been the most popular Villager since Animal Crossing: New Horizons first released. One of the main reasons that he’s so popular is because he’s a brand new Villager for the franchise, meaning he can’t be imported with Amiibo cards. Everybody also seems to love his eyes. He has one brown eye and one green eye, which is the result of his heterochromia. Don’t worry, in most cases it’s a benign condition that doesn’t even affect the afflicted’s sight. 

2) Judy

Starry eyes second of the most popular Villagers for May 2020

Starry eyes second of the most popular Villagers for May 2020

It’s obvious why Judy is so popular, all you need to do is look at her eyes. No other Villager has stars blasting light out of their faces, and why wouldn’t you want that on your island? Unsurprisingly, Judy is obsessed with style, and you’ll find that her house matches her look if you manage to get her to move in with you. Judy has actually moved up by four places this week, putting her ahead of a lot of April’s top 5 Villagers. 

3) Audie

The fan-inspired third of the most popular Villagers for May 2020

The fan-inspired third of the most popular Villagers for May 2020

Audie has dropped one place in May 2020’s list of the most popular Villagers. The reason that she’s so popular is because of her western name. Many believe that the name was inspired by the 88 year-old grandmother with a 3,500+ hour save file in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The mayor on that save file was called Audie, hence why it’s widely accepted that this Villager had their name changed in certain versions of the game. If you manage to get Audie to live on your island, you’ll see that she puts up some amazing animated wallpaper in her house, displaying a beach with waves that lap against the shore. 

4) Marshal

Always pleasant in fourth for the most popular Villagers for May 2020

Always pleasant in fourth for the most popular Villagers for May 2020

Marshal has dropped from third to fourth this month, though that doesn’t make him any less special. This squirrel is actually a really fun Villager to have around, with a smug personality and some interesting conversations to have. He also sports an array of smart outfits, all of which fail to make him look less like a giant-headed baby in adult clothes. 

5) Ankha

Egyptian themes in fifth for the most popular Villagers for May 2020

Egyptian themes in fifth for the most popular Villagers for May 2020

Ankha has moved up by 14 places this week. She’s an Egyptian-inspired cat Villager, though she does her best to look like a sphinx. If you manage to get her to live on your island, you’ll see that her house is decorated like an Egyptian tomb, which is both scary and impressive. Her name is a play on the Egyptian hieroglyph for ‘life’, called Ankh. That seems pretty fitting since Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a life simulator. 

6) Coco

A scary sixth entry for the most popular Villagers for May 2020

A scary sixth entry for the most popular Villagers for May 2020

Coco, the scariest Villager I’ve ever seen, has moved all the way up from 14th place in tier 2, meaning she’s moved up almost 30 places. It’s thought that she’s seen a surge in popularity due to Bunny Day last month, with many people wanting to host a creepy bunny instead of the actual Bunny Day mascot.

Interestingly, there’s actually a weird rumour going around about Coco because of the fact that she looks like something called a Haniwa. A Haniwa is an unglazed terracotta clay figure that were often buried with the dead in Japan between the 3rd and 6th centuries. These objects also had deep holes where their eyes and mouths should have been. But being buried with the dead doesn’t necessarily make them creepy, right? How about the fact that the clay of these Haniwa sometimes contained ashes of the dead? With this in mind, some people believe that Coco is a Haniwa that has been possessed by a dead Villager.

7) Diana

Snooty deer takes seventh in the most popular Villagers for May 2020

Snooty deer takes seventh in the most popular Villagers for May 2020

Diana is a non-mover this month. She’s the only Deer Villager with the snooty personality, which makes her quite the desirable addition to many islands. It’s possible that her name comes from the Roman Goddess of the Hunt, because she decorates her home like a Roman bathhouse, should you get her to stay on your island, that is. As you might have guessed, she likes to spend a lot of time on herself, which will become clear if you talk to her while she’s with you. 

 

8) Merengue

Sweet horn in the most popular Villagers for May 2020

Sweet horn in the most popular Villagers for May 2020

Merengue has moved up from eleventh place this month. She looks like a strawberry shortcake, and whether that’s a euphemism or me trying to be offensive, her head looks like it’s decorated with icing, and her horn is a strawberry. If, like me, you have a sweet tooth, this is probably your ideal Villager. Her home looks like a 1950’s diner, and is decorated with all kinds of baking appliances that will have your mouth watering within seconds of closing the door.  

9) Fauna

A being of pure light in ninth for the most popular Villagers for May 2020

A being of pure light in ninth for the most popular Villagers for May 2020

Fauna has moved up one place this month from tenth. She might look like a pretty standard Villager, not worth between 15 and 20 million Bells at least. However, she has one of the nicest personalities in the game, being described as a being of pure light by some. She’ll always have something to say to brighten your day, and really that’s all we need from the Villagers on our islands, isn’t it? A real bonus of having Fauna on your island is the face that she’ll actively water your plants, so if you’re trying to get a lot of flowers growing, she’s handy to have around. 

10) Stitches

A terrifying tenth in the most popular Villagers for May 2020

A terrifying tenth in the most popular Villagers for May 2020

Snitches get stitches, so I can only imagine what happened to this Villager. While he has the lazy personality type, Stitches is good to have around if you need a morale boost. He’ll often be found wandering the halls of your museum, learning about all the fish that you’ve managed to catch so far. His house is a little creepy, because it resembles a child’s playroom, but I think that’s meant to be charming. 

11) Julian

The coolest house around for the most popular Villagers of May 2020

The coolest house around for the most popular Villagers of May 2020

Julian has dropped from sixth place last month, which won’t please him given that he has the smug personality type. As you can see, he’s a unicorn, whose name comes from the Roman name Lulianus. If you get him to stay with you, you’ll see that his house is pretty spectacular, featuring some incredible animated wallpaper and decorations. Interestingly, Julian’s birthday is on March 15, the date that Julius Caesar was stabbed to death. Make of that what you will. 

12) Marina

Marina is a lovely addition to the most popular Villagers for May 2020

Marina is a lovely addition to the most popular Villagers for May 2020

Marina has dropped from eighth place last month, but she probably doesn’t mind too much since she has a normal personality. Her name originates from Latin, meaning ‘of the sea’, which is spot on considering that she’s an octopus. Her home is pink, pink, and more pink, with pink objects, wallpaper, and flooring. Honestly, it can be a bit much to look at, but she’s still a fun Villager to have around. 

13) Beau

Beau is a beaut in the most popular Villagers for May 2020

Beau is a beaut in the most popular Villagers for May 2020

Beau is up from fifteenth place last week, but since he’s got the lazy personality type, I doubt he cares too much. In French, his name means beautiful, which he certainly is if you catch him in the right jumper. I really love Beau’s house interior because it looks like you’re camping in the woods. He even has an outdoor oven in there, which, while incredibly dangerous, makes everything come together nicely. 

14) Bob

Oh yes, Bob is in the most popular Villagers for May 2020 list somehow

Oh yes, Bob is in the most popular Villagers for May 2020 list somehow

A lazy name for a lazy cat, Bob is up from sixth place in tier 2 last month. He might look quite boring outwardly, if purple cats wearing spots are boring to you, but the inside of his house is mental. If you asked a child to paint every item you were going to put in their playroom, his house is what you’d end up with. It’s garish and awful, but he’s worth a lot of Bells, so get him and sell him if you can. 

15) Whitney

The only movie star in the most popular Villagers for May 2020 list

The only movie star in the most popular Villagers for May 2020 list

Finally we have Whitney, down from thirteenth place last month. She’s a wolf with the snooty personality, and apparently appeared in Dōbutsu no Mori, which is also known as Animal Crossing: The Movie. Her house is extremely well put together, almost as if you’ve walked into the home of a serial killer. Don’t be put off though, because it’s actually quite a nice home to have on your island. 

Those are the most popular Villagers for May 2020 in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you’ve got any of these Villagers, or think that some others should be included in the list, then let us know in the comments. 

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Lainey Richards

I think Frita and Flurry should totally be on here! They are both sweet and they stole my heart. I love their catchphrases to!

Jassmine Spyrot

I think Lolly the cat and Lucky the dog should be on there. Lolly and Lucky are both really sweet and cute, and they have won many people’s hearts with their adorable a house decor and their catphrases.

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