Octopus (species)

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This article is about the villager species. For the fish and sea creature species, see Octopus (fish).
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All of the octopuses available in New Horizons. From left to right: Marina, Zucker, and Octavian.
Conservation status
Least Concern
Scientific classification
Domain Eukarya
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Cephalopoda
Order Octopoda
Species count by game
1 1 2 2 2 4 3 3 4
Species count by type
Villagers Islanders Special Total
4 1 0 5

Octopuses are a species in the Animal Crossing series, appearing exclusively as villagers. They are the least common species of villagers in the series, as only four have been featured in the games. They are also the only invertebrate species in the game, as they are not in the Chordata phylum like the rest of the villagers. They are easily recognised by their spherical heads, tentacles, and ink-jets which are relocated to mimic mouths. Octopuses are one of the two species that appear as both sentient villagers and also as fish, the other being Frogs.

In Doubutsu no Mori and Animal Crossing, there is only a single octopus, Octavian. Another octopus, Marina, is introduced as an islander in Doubutsu no Mori e+ and appears as a regular villager from Wild World onwards. Another male octopus, Zucker, is introduced in New Leaf, and a third male octopus, Inkwell, appears in the Welcome amiibo update. Inkwell is currently the only octopus absent from New Horizons, and all of the octopuses who do appear also appear in Pocket Camp.

Octavian is cranky, Marina is normal, Zucker is lazy, and Inkwell is a jock. There are currently no peppy, big sister, smug, or snooty octopuses.

In Animal Crossing, Animal Crossing: Wild World, and Animal Crossing: City Folk, octopus villagers cannot be one of the starting villagers in the player's town.


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Gender: Unknown
Personality: Unknown
Birthday: April 1
Debut: New Horizons

Inkwell NL.png

Gender: Male
Personality: Jock
Birthday: June 2
Debut: Welcome amiibo

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Marina  Animal Island PG Icon.png
Gender: Female
Personality: Normal
Birthday: June 26
Debut: Doubutsu no Mori e+

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Gender: Male
Personality: Cranky
Birthday: September 20
Debut: Doubutsu no Mori

Zucker NH.png

Gender: Male
Personality: Lazy
Birthday: March 8
Debut: New Leaf


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese たこ

Korean 문어

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
章鱼 / 章魚

Russian Осьминог

Dutch Octopus

German Krake

European Spanish Pulpo

European French Poulpe

Italian Polpo