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There are only three different octopus characters available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. A new theory that was posted on Reddit proposes that the reason octopuses are so rare is because they are endangered.

On the other hand, there is yet another explanation that could explain why certain animal villagers are more uncommon than others. Characters of the frog and octopus species are classified as fish and villagers, respectively. The theory proposes that octopus villagers undergo a peculiar form of evolution that would leave Charles Darwin scratching his head in bewilderment. This form of evolution would see them gradually transform into humans.

The extinction of species is a serious problem that affects every region of the world. It is possible that New Horizons draws attention to the problem by recreating it in its virtual world. On the other hand, could the rarity of certain species actually be the result of a peculiar evolution of the villagers?

There are only three octopus villagers in New Horizons, and their names are Zucker, Marina, and Octavian. Octopus villagers are the most difficult to find in the game because there are so few of them. The number of villagers owned by cows is the second lowest, behind only the number of villagers owned by bulls, which is six. Cats have been tallied 23 times, making them the most frequent pet, while rabbits have been counted 20 times.

If the exclusive title for the Nintendo Switch is trying to replicate actual threat levels, it does so inconsistently. It stands to reason that domesticated animals such as cats, rabbits, squirrels, and dogs would have a high population. On the other hand, cows are one of the most widely kept domesticated animals around the world; consequently, such low numbers do not fit the pattern.

According to the World Wildlife Organization, some of the species that are simulated in New Horizons' variety include those that are at an extremely high risk of extinction. These include gorillas and rhinos. On the other hand, taking into account that the majority of elephant species are threatened with extinction, the fact that there are so many elephant villagers in New Horizons seems to disprove the idea that the game is attempting to simulate extinction rates accurately. Not to mention the fact that octopuses are not in danger of extinction at the moment. Why, then, should they be considered the rarest inhabitants of the village in comparison to other endangered species such as eagles or rhinos?

Now that the endangered theory has been debunked to a large extent, could evolution explain why there are no octopus villages on New Horizons? Since his introduction in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the octopus villager known as Inkwell has not been seen since the game's release. There are a lot of players who are curious about what happened to the jock villager. Is the addition of Inkwell an example of how Animal Crossing has progressed?

Because of their unique status as members of two different species, the villagers of Reddit are thought to have the potential to evolve into human beings, according to one theory. Perhaps Inkwell didn't disappear: He just changed. Despite the fact that this is an intriguing possibility, one might wonder why the number of frog villagers isn't lower. After all, they are all distinguished by this particular quality in common with their fellow octopuses.

After going over the evidence, the theories of evolution and extinction both appear to be highly improbable. They are intriguing possibilities, but it is nearly impossible to put any stock in them without further information or hints. The possibility that octopus villagers are in danger, on the other hand, can't be dismissed out of hand entirely. Even though New Horizons' species rates do not correspond to actual numbers, it does not mean that the developers of Animal Crossing are not investigating their own version of extinction within a fictitious environment.

In our world, cows are not at risk of being injured or killed, but in New Horizons, this may not be the case. No matter how you look at it, the endangerment theory is exactly what it seems to be: a fun fan theory to mull over.

The primary objective of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is to develop a thriving city from the ground up. The player travels to their uninhabited island, sets up a makeshift camp, and then begins the process of establishing a new community all by their lonesome. However, players might find it strange that they are the only human being out of the 10 villagers who live in their town (in addition to Tom Nook and the other shop owners and business operators). Players of animal crossing items

 will encounter villagers of a wide variety of species, but unless they connect to the internet and invite a friend, they won't meet anyone who resembles them in any way unless they do so intentionally.

The player in Animal Crossing might be the only human among a variety of bipedal, humanoid animals, but the game's light narrative never discusses this point, and there are a good number of possible explanations for why this might be the case. There is a possibility that people are a critically endangered species in the Animal Crossing video game. Although it's hard to imagine, it's possible that in the world of Animal Crossing, humans were never the dominant species and have always coexisted with other animals. It's possible that because there are so many other evolved species, there was more of a balance between them, which prevented one from becoming the most advanced.

It's also possible that humans in Animal Crossing used to be as numerous as the other villagers in the village, but then something happened to cause their population to decrease

- It's possible that an epidemic or a catastrophic natural event had an effect on the population of humans in this universe

- Villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons don't appear to be alarmed when they come across a human, indicating that humans aren't nearly as uncommon as one might think

- On the other hand, it is possible that habitat restrictions or a lack of resources contributed to the lower population density of humans in comparison to other species such as cats, bears, or squirrels

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