|Debut||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Age||39 dog years old|
Isabelle (Japanese name: しずえ Shizue) is an important character debuting in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. She serves as the town secretary and mayor's aide by assisting the player throughout the game in managing/running the town. She can be found behind her desk in the Town Hall, which is located in front of the player's facing the entrance. She is also the first character seen when the game is booted up and keeps the player informed of any events in or related to the game.
 Animal Crossing: New Leaf
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Isabelle is the mayor's secretary. She greets you when you boot up the game and loads your save file as well as presents certain options that can be initiated before playing (change the time, demolish your house, demolish your town). When the game is loaded, she will always inform the player of current and upcoming events in town such as when a neighbor is coming or going or if a special visitor is hanging out in the square.
In the beginning of the game, Isabelle helps the player settle in, much like how Tom Nook has done in the previous titles. She provides tips to get started, suggests odd jobs, and even supplies tools and foreign fruit if the player gets far enough along in the process. Once you get settled in, she will remain in the Town Hall behind her desk unless she is co-hosting an event or drinking coffee at the cafe, offering town statistics and other options listed below.
 Front Desk
 Town Statistics
Isabelle offers town feedback when prompted. It is presented in a way that expresses the opinions of the townsfolk who mention things such as the number of public works projects, flowers, trees, and garbage/items on the ground. Once ten projects have been erected and there are minimal weeds and items on the ground, you can earn the "perfect town" status, which, if held for fifteen consecutive days, will land you a Gold Watering Can.
 Change Town Tune
 Change Town Flag
 Report a Neighbor
 Mayor's Desk
 Public Works Projects
Public Works Projects are mini projects that you can construct to make your town more aesthetically pleasing. Talk to Isabelle when she approaches you in your chair to view her catalog of suggested projects. Once a project has been selected, she will follow you out of the Town Hall to chose a location to build. Once she confirms it is a good place, the construction gyroid Llyoid will stand and collect donations, building the project after the budget has been fulfilled. It will be erected the next day.
For a full list and additional information on specific projects, visit our Public Works Projects page.
The ordinances are the four different types of laws that you can enact for your town. There are three in total that you can choose from at the cost of a 20,000 bell processing fee. Speak to Isabelle when she approaches you in your chair to select one of the following to be enacted:
- Beautiful Town
- Early Bird
- Night Owl
- Wealthy Town
For specific information on the ordinances, visit the Ordinances page.
Isabelle is a yellow dog who resembles a Shih-Tzu. She has a pink headband in the middle of her hair and a quiff-like hairstyle. She wears a smart suit and carries a clipboard and pen around, following the player. She is always in high spirits.
Isabelle is organized and dedicated. She is always thinking ahead and is more than willing to assist the player in hosting events or constructing community projects. On the flip side, she is a little clumsy and absent-minded, often overworking herself and forgetting to have fun. She has a twin brother Digby who runs the StreetPass Plaza.
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