Your flag is your island's identity in Animal Crossing. It's not just you that'll be looking at it a lot, but literally, everyone else who visits your island will also be staring at your flag. Fortunately, you can update it every so often to match your moods, the seasons, the island's theme or literally anything else.
In this guide, we'll be covering everything from 'how to change the flags?', importing custom designs and, of course, going over the best 10 flags for your Animal Crossing Island.
How to Change Your Island’s Flag?
- Head over to the Resident services building and talk to Isabella.
- From the list of dialogues, select “Change the island flag”
- A new sub-window will pop up that shows all the custom designs you have saved in the game. Find the flag that you're looking for press “A” to select it.
- Horray! You've just changed your island's flag! You can view the new flag proudly swaying in the wind in front of the Resident Services building as well as outside your island's airport.
The Best Flag Designs in Animal Crossing New Horizons
1. The Shire flag from Bag End
If your island imitates the clam, sunny mornings of the shire from Bag End, then this Hobbit Hole flag is perfect for you. Bilbo's Hobbit hole was representative of a sanctuary, away from the cruel world. If you look closely at it, your Animal Crossing island is also a sanctuary away from the harsh world.
2. Magical Anime Girls
If you're into anime, you'll love this these Magic Girl flags by u/LucidLumi. So far the creator has made Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, Madoka Magica, and Tokyo Mew Mew flags. There's a lot of details that testify the fact that the creator had put a ton of effort into these designs. If the spirit of magic flows through the roots of your Island, then get these Magical Girl flags at MA-7710-9197-0583
3. Peace was never an option from Untitled Goose Game
Animal Crossing New Horizons is a quite peaceful game. But what if it wasn't? What if peace was never an option? That's when you want to bring out the violent goose from Untitled Goose Game and set it as your Island's flag. Grab the flag at MO-0LGQ-LRVL-LWK3
4. The Four Seasons
The four seasons flag is perfect to be hoisted year around on the deck of your island. It's simple, yet representative of everything your island has to offer. The creator tom went the extra mile by creating two designs, one with the red cross while the other with a white cross, to match your island's theme.
5. The 'Get out of my swamp!' flag
Okay, I had to get this one in. I present you the Shrek flag. Even if you set the 'memeability' of this flag aside, you have got to appreciate the effort that went into creating such an intricate flag. Bonus points if your Island looks like a swamp and you don't like uninvited guests in your swamp.
6. The Aviary Flag
I'll be honest here, I'm not really sure what this flag is supposed to represent. I just looked up what an aviary means and it's apparently 'a large enclosure for confining birds'. I'm pretty certain that this aviary has little to do with birds, but it looks so cool nonetheless!
7. The Pirate Flag
"Arrg matey!" Are you a pirate who's committed to finding the greatest treasure of all time. Then hoist this pirate flag at your Homebase and raise the sails!
8. The Surprised Pikachu
Do you often find random guest coming over and admiring your island? Wanna let them know how you feel when you see them on your island, then here's the perfect flag for you!
9. Pride Flags
Show-off, your pride with these 12 custom made pride flags for your Animal Crossing Island.
10. Black Lives Matter
A simple flag with deep meaning behind it. Hoist this flag on your island to let your guest know that you care about black lives.
While these were our recommendations for the best Animal Crossing New Horizons Flags, the possibilities are virtually limitless. Thanks to a super active community, there's a wave of new flags coming out every day and finding them is as easy as ever.
If you don't know how to add custom designs in Animal Crossing New Horizons, check our guide on path borders where we explain in detail how to import custom designs.