Anonymous said: If a character is in boxes, press the power button, go home, and set the clock back one day on your DS (not through isabelle). Then start the game over again. They should no longer be in boxes. It's worked for me but only if you don't save after seeing them in boxes. Ahh.
Thanks! Unfortunately it’s too late but I’ll definitely use that in the future!
NO this doesn’t work.
Isabelle saves your game whenever you load your town with an existing character, so if she tells you that someone is moving, it’s already too late.
BUT you can make a new save file, check if a villager is in boxes (by going in their house) and if they are, press the home button and close the game.
Then change the clock back one day via the 3ds, load your character and go straight to that villager, let them ping you and ask them to stay.
Edit for source (question number 5)