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Animal Crossing: New Horizons fan notices unique behaviour in frog villagers

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A fan of Animal Crossing: New Horizons has pointed out a behaviour that only one type of villager displays.

Reddit user u/Lunera104 (opens in new tab) shared their discovery that frog villagers don’t tend to cover up on rainy days in the r/AnimalCrossing (opens in new tab) subreddit. More than just a fashion choice, however, there's a scientific basis too - frogs are amphibians and are used to living in damp conditions. 

Has anyone else noticed that when it rains, frogs in ACNH don't use umbrellas? LOL XD from r/AnimalCrossing

Another user pointed out that one of the frog villagers Ribbot (opens in new tab) is an exception to this theory, and we like to believe that it’s due to him being a robot frog and therefore at risk of short-circuiting in the wet weather. Another noted that the frog villagers don’t actually like being given umbrellas (opens in new tab) either, but do like to receive leaves as gifts. The more you know. 

It’s the small, but notable details like this that fans have come to expect from Nintendo’s 2020 hit game. Another similar discovery recently came from one fan who realised that they can actually craft beside their favorite villagers at a workbench, and another who found some interesting new dialogue from Orville when visiting a dream island. 

Fans of the game have a lot to look forward to over the coming months as the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Mario update - which is due February 25 - will bring Mario-themed items to everyone’s island early next month. Alongside this update, players will also have the chance to take part in the annual Spring events such as the Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Day Tour, and the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day which takes place between March and May in the Northern Hemisphere.

Still trying to get that five-star island? Make sure you take a look at our Animal Crossing: New Horizons island rating guide

After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at University, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became GamesRadar's trainee news writer where I get to spread the word about the goings-on in the video game world. My expertise lies in Animal Crossing related topics after spending the last 15 years immersing myself in island life. I also know a thing or two about The Last of Us, and way too much about the Kingdom Hearts series.