You are only allowed to have ten villagers max on your island while playing Animal Crossing. Further on in the game, you may wish to evict some of them if they do not meet your standards. For this, you need to use some harsh treatment against your villagers, which although not at all fits in with the whimsical and cute world of the game but is still necessary. This Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide will walk you through how you can remove villagers from your island.
How To Remove Villagers From Your Island In Animal Crossing: New Horizons
The following are the different ways in which you can remove villagers from your island:
The Silent Treatment
The most offensive action you can take against the animals would be to ignore them. Stop taking their calls, do not engage in a conversation with them and stop sending them mail. Eventually, you will notice your villagers going around with a beige colored thought cloud hanging over their head, which indicates they are having thoughts of skipping town.
To make them feel unwelcome even further, talk to the other villagers in front of the ones you want to remove. Soon enough you will come upon the news that the targeted animals want to leave your town.
A Bit of Hitting
Physical violence surely is an extreme way to deal with the situation, but it is certainly an option in the game. You can hit the unwanted residents with your bug net. This action can easily turn upon you too so make use of it as a last resort.
It can make the targeted villager feel depressed, which will lead to them leaving town, but it can also make them feel furious. It will also hurt you if other villagers might take offence from seeing you practice violence on your residents, and proceed to leave town.
This game is surely not lacking in its arsenal of mean ways at your disposal, despite its charming environment. Another method of making your residents get up and leave is by sending them to mean letters. Furthermore, you can send them garbage like tires, tin cans, and rotten food to make them leave the island.
That is what you need to know about removing villagers from your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you are interested in learning more about the game then you can check out our guide on how you can send mail. For more content, be sure to check out our Animal Crossing New Horizons guides hub.