Isabelle NL


Animal Crossing


Animal Crossing: New Leaf (2012)

Console of origin

Nintendo 3DS





Isabelle (しずえ Shizue?) is a Dog that appears in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. When first announced, during the New Leaf developer commentary, Isabelle was not given a name, but was referred to as simply Secretary (ひしょ Hisho?), then named in the June 2012 Nintendo Direct as Shizue. Her name was changed in February 14th, 2013 at the Nintendo Direct to Isabelle, to localize her in English. She assists the player in his or her new role as the town mayor as their secretary and assistant. She is also the twin sister of Digby, who works and stands in the front entrance to the Happy Home Showcase.


Isabelle is a bright yellow puppy who resembles a Shih Tzu. She has a happy appearance with rosy cheeks and with a white fur patch on her tail and around her mouth. She wears a green checkered vest with a white top and a red ribbon underneath with a navy blue skirt, during fall and winter she wears a yellow cardigan instead of a vest. Her hair is tied up with a red ribbon with bells attached which actually jingles as she walks.

She wears different styled clothes on special events that are held around the town for example, a flowery shirt on the Fireworks Show and a santa-style shirt on Toy Day.


Asking Isabelle for advice for living in the town is a sub-quest the player can do. Apart from listening to her advice, the player is asked to buy a shovel, collect one seashell and catch either three bugs or fish and eventually receives a basket of non-native fruit and a watering can.