The 10 best roommate pairs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise

A vacation home for two, please.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise, you can build vacation homes for villagers and special characters. Once you are far enough along in the DLC, you can choose more than one character to occupy a single vacation home. This feature is called roommates.

While you can put any villagers together in a vacation home, there are definitely some ideal pairs that go together perfectly. There are also some fixed pairs for special characters, which will also be included in our list. Note that you will need Amiibo figures or cards for the special pairings.

10. Cherry + Muffy

Cherry Muffy
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Alternative fashion comes alive (or undead) in a home for Cherry and Muffy. Cherry is a chic and runway fashion goth, while Muffy is a traditional and Lolita fashion goth. Together, they have an impressive amount of goth energy. Also, they are both Sisterly villagers who get along great.

9. Raymond + Marshall

Raymond Marshal
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This Smug duo has been the subject of fanarts, fanfictions, and more since Animal Crossing: New Horizons debuted. Whether you love them as friends or more than that, there is no denying these fan favorites make quite the pairing.

8. Apple + Tangy

Apple Tangy
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Fruit. Fruit everywhere. Create a bright and colorful fruity home for these fruit-themed Peppy villagers. You can mix all the fruit together in a single theme or split the build into two themes: half sweet and half citrine. Neither plan is better than the other, though. After all, it's apples and oranges.

7. Ribbot + Cephalobot

Ribbot Cephalobot
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No captcha tests are allowed here at the home of Ribbot and Cephalobot. While there is a third robot villager, these two have the most similar aesthetic and look great as roommates. A futuristic and/or very industrial home is ideal for this pairing—try adding the Space Soundscape too!

6. Shino + Sasha

Shino Sasha
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While you may not know why these two were put together at first glance, with one quick online search, it will all make sense. These two were the fan favorites of the 2.0 free update, and due to that, everyone began drawing them together. Even if just by accident, the Shino-Sasha bond is iconic.

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5. Timmy + Tommy (Special)

Timmy Tommy
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Our first special character fixed pair on the list is Timmy and Tommy. These twin brothers are small and adorable. As shown in the DLC’s original trailer, Timmy and Tommy share a house automatically when one is invited.

Pairing: Timmy and Tommy are a fixed pair and cannot be separated.

Amiibo Required: You only need either Timmy or Tommy’s Amiibo to get both.

4. Kid Cat + Agent S

Kid Cat Agent S
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What better dynamic duo is there than a superhero and his sidekick? While Agent S isn’t officially a sidekick to Kid Cat, that is how the lore and fans heavily portray them. They also both want to have a secret base vacation home, so you can make both of them happy with a shared base.

3. Reese + Cyrus (Special)

Reese Cyrus
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Our second special character fixed pair is the husband-and-wife duo themselves, Reese and Cyrus. If you invite one, they will gush about the other when you invite them, and after the build is complete, they will live in the home as a pair.

Pairing Info: Reese and Cyrus are a fixed pair and cannot be separated.

Amiibo Required: You only need either Reese or Cyrus’ Amiibo to get both.

2. Chrissy + Francine

Chrissy Francine
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Chrissy and Francine are the only pair of confirmed sibling villagers in Animal Crossing, as all of the other sibling duos are special characters. Sisters and roommates are an unbeatable combination. Plus, their shared aesthetic? So cute.

1. Flick + C.J. (Special)

Flick CJ
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Here they are. Our number one pick for the best roommates in the game: Flick and C.J.! Like Reese and Cyrus, Flick and C.J. live together, so if you’re going to make them a vacation home, it will be a vacation home for two. These two characters have been fan favorites since their debut with the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. They are the new hosts of the Bug Off and Fishing Tourney, respectively.

Since launch, there has been a lot of speculation about the nature of their relationship. While they are officially called ‘business partners’, many fans consider them to be dating due to the amount of subtext present. But whether you see them as lovers, friends, or even something in between, they are, in fact, roommates. And them being a fixed pair only adds to why so many fans love them together.

Pairing: Flick and C.J. are a fixed pair and cannot be separated.

Amiibo Required: You only need either Flick or CJ’s Amiibo to get both.

Related: All Cooking Ingredients in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Non-pairable Duos

All Special Characters either have a set roommate they bring along automatically or will only live alone and turn down any roommate requests. As adorable as it would be, you cannot house Orville and Wilbur, Isabelle and Digby, Tom Nook and Redd, or Celeste and Blathers together.

A reminder that this only applies to Special Characters; all villager characters can be matched with any other villager character, even if their personality types do not get along. Though, just because you can, doesn’t necessarily mean you should.

Honorable Mentions

Not every great pairable duo made the list, so we want to give a quick shout-out to a few that just missed the cut.

  • Ankha and Lucky
  • Audie and Whitney
  • Zucker and Marina
  • Tia and Merengue

Did we miss anyone? Which set of roommates is your favorite?

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise DLC is available only for Nintendo Switch on the Nintendo eShop.

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