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Artwork of Boomer the Penguin
Species Personality Gender
Penguin Lazy Male
Birthday February 7th Aquarius Capricorn[nb 7]
Favorite saying "Flying is believing."
Catchphrase "human"
Clothing Blue aloha shirt[nb 1]
Explorer tee[nb 2]
Flight jacket (Brown)[nb 3]
Umbrella Twig parasol[nb 4]
Camo umbrella[nb 5]
Bat umbrella[nb 6]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ショーイ[nb 8]
 팽기[nb 11]
 秀益[nb 9]
 秀益[nb 10]
 Бумер[nb 12]
Phrase in other languages

Boomer is a lazy penguin in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Doubutsu no Mori+ as an islander, and after being absent in Animal Crossing: Wild World, he appears in all subsequent games as a villager. His name may come from the sound of a bomb explosion, boom. This is a reference to his appearance, which resembles a pilot. His Japanese catchphrase is also an onomatopoeia for a firing sound, further referencing his appearance. His pilot design and favorite saying appear to be ironic for his species, which is unable to fly.

In New Horizons, Boomer has the fitness hobby and will wear sporty shades and lift heavy dumbbells while exercising.



Artwork of Boomer from Animal Crossing.

Boomer is an olive green penguin who wears a pilot's hat and goggles. In Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, and Doubutsu no Mori e+, he wears a tan backpack on his back, which is removed in subsequent game entries. His eyes are thick, small black rectangles. His eyebrows are partially obscured by the goggles, but are similar to his eyes, except for being slightly longer and thinner. His flipper tips and belly are white, and his beak and legs are orange. Boomer bears a slight resemblance in appearance to Flash, a cranky bird islander.


Below is a brief description of the lazy personality. For more information, click here.

Animal Crossing[edit]

As a lazy islander, Boomer will act stubborn, desiring to remain as independent as possible. He is also stoic and philosophical, often talking about forgoing worldly pleasures and society. This is similar to the cranky villagers, though he would not inherit the personality beyond Animal Crossing.

City Folk onwards[edit]

As a lazy villager, Boomer has a relaxed, laid-back lifestyle and will appear friendly toward the player. He often talks about food and is humorous or naïve during conversations. During conversations with other villagers, he generally gets along well with peppy, smug, and cranky villagers, while snooty and jock villagers may not get along with him due to their conflicting lifestyles. In New Horizons, Boomer goes to sleep at 11 PM and wakes up at 8 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

As an islander in Animal Crossing, Boomer has a favorite fruit and one he is allergic to. He is allergic to cherries and loves peaches, meaning giving him the former reduces the likelihood of him dropping Bells, and giving him the latter increases the likelihood of him dropping Bells.

Species Personality Catchphrase
Penguin Lazy human
Default clothing Blue Aloha Shirt PG Model.png Blue aloha shirt
Default umbrella Twig Parasol PG Model.png Twig parasol
Fruit preferences
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite fruit Peach PG Sprite.png Peach
Smallxmark.png Allergic fruit Cherry PG Sprite.png Cherry
Doubutsu no Mori e+ traits
Star sign Capricorn Capricorn
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Fancy
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Striking
Live song gift Comrade K.K.

In City Folk[edit]

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
February 7 Aquarius Lazy human
Default clothing Explorer Shirt CF Model.png Explorer shirt
Default umbrella Camo Umbrella CF Model.png Camo umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite clothing style Refined
Smallxmark.png Least favorite clothing style Strange
Favorite furniture styles Dignified and Retro
Favorite furniture color
Favorite series Classic Series

In New Leaf[edit]

Flying is believing.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
February 7 Aquarius Lazy human
Default clothing Explorer Tee NL Model.png Explorer tee
Default umbrella Camo Umbrella NL Model.png Camo umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Historical
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Modern
Favorite color
Siblings Eldest of 6 kids
Skill Oversleeping
Goal Pilot
Halloween fear Werewolf Hood NL Model.png Werewolf hood
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blend
Amount of milk A little bit
Amount of sugar One spoonful

In New Horizons[edit]

Flying is believing.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
February 7 Aquarius Lazy (B) human
Default clothing Flight Jacket (Brown) NH Icon.png Flight jacket (Brown)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Beige) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Beige) & Rain Hat (Beige) NH Icon.png rain hat (Beige)
  • During snow: Peacoat (Beige) NH Icon.png Peacoat (Beige) & Snowy Knit Cap (Brown) NH Icon.png snowy knit cap (Brown)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Red) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Orange) NH Icon.png terry-cloth nightcap (Orange)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red) & Sporty Shades (Lime) NH Icon.png sporty shades (Lime)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Brown) NH Icon.png Tank (Brown)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red) & Denim Cap (Light Blue) NH Icon.png denim cap (Light blue)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red) & Straw Hat (Brown) NH Icon.png straw hat (Brown)
  • Bunny Day: Wood-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Wood-egg outfit  & Wood-Egg Shell NH Icon.png wood-egg shell
  • Halloween: Magic-Academy Robe (Orange) NH Icon.png Magic-academy robe (Orange) & Impish Horns (Red) NH Icon.png impish horns (Red)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Dark Brown) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Dark brown)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Brown) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Brown) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Tailcoat (White) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (White)[nb 13]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Tailcoat (White) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (White) & Top Hat (Brown) NH Icon.png top hat (Brown)[nb 14]

  • Happy Home Paradise DLC exclusive clothing:
  • As a student for the school: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School uniform with necktie (Navy blue)
  • As the teacher for the school: Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) NH Icon.png Checkered sweater vest (Light brown) & Rimmed Glasses (Black) NH Icon.png rimmed glasses (Black)
  • As the cashier/employee for the restaurant: Café Uniform (Brown) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Brown)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Brown) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Brown) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Cream) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Cream)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital: Nurse's Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (Blue)
  • As the doctor for the hospital: Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Red necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital: PJ Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Green)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Yellow) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Yellow)
  • While practicing hula: Hula Top (Beige) NH Icon.png Hula top (Beige) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Red) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (Red)
  • While floating in the ocean: Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Red) NH Icon.png Horizontal-striped wet suit (Red) & Round Tinted Shades (Dark Brown) NH Icon.png round tinted shades (Dark brown)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Paradise Planning Event Tee (Red) NH Icon.png Paradise Planning event tee (Red) & Tropical Turban (Green) NH Icon.png tropical turban (Green)
  • Default umbrella Bat Umbrella NH Icon.png Bat umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Green) NH Model.png  Green
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Cool - Fabric 5) NH Model.png  Cool - Fabric 5
    Favorite styles Simple and Cool
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Fitness
    Handheld items
    Bag Paper Bag NH Model.png Paper
    Book Fitness Book Interior NH Texture.png Sports
    Food Lollipop Food NH Model.png Lollipop
    Drink Soda can Drink NH Model.png Soda can
    Popsicle Ramune-soda Popsicle NH Model.png Ramune-soda
    Ideal clothing for Boomer – Brown / Beige Simple and Cool clothing
    Villagers prefer clothing that matches any one of their favorite colors or styles.
    For brevity, the following list only shows clothing that matches both favorite colors and one favorite style.
    Name Image Price Available from
    Ancient belted robe (Beige) Ancient Belted Robe (Beige) NH Icon.png  3,640 Bells  Able Sisters
    Camo tee (Brown) Camo Tee (Brown) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Checkered sweater vest (Brown) Checkered Sweater Vest (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Conductor's cap (Brown) Conductor's Cap (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Conductor's jacket (Brown) Conductor's Jacket (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,960 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Cook cap with logo (Brown) Cook Cap with Logo (Brown) NH Icon.png  920 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Coverall coat (Beige) Coverall Coat (Beige) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Delivery jacket (Brown) Delivery Jacket (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Dirty tank top (Light brown) Dirty Tank Top (Light Brown) NH Icon.png Not for sale  Recycle box
    Fast-food cap (Brown) Fast-Food Cap (Brown) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Fast-food uniform (Brown) Fast-Food Uniform (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Fedora (Beige) Fedora (Beige) NH Icon.png  1,100 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Flight jacket (Brown) Flight Jacket (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Frugal outfit (Brown) Frugal Outfit (Brown) NH Icon.png  450 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Hanten jacket (Brown) Hanten Jacket (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Hi tee Hi Tee NH Icon.png  640 Bells  Nook Shopping
    Layered polo shirt (Beige) Layered Polo Shirt (Beige) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Loungewear shirt (Brown) Loungewear Shirt (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,320 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Midwinter sweater Midwinter Sweater NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Nook Shopping
    Paper restaurant cap (Brown) Paper Restaurant Cap (Brown) NH Icon.png  490 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Reindeer sweater (Brown) Reindeer Sweater (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Shop uniform shirt (Brown) Shop Uniform Shirt (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,080 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Straw hat (Brown) Straw Hat (Brown) NH Icon.png  490 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Tweed cap (Brown) Tweed Cap (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,100 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Yodel cardigan (Beige) Yodel Cardigan (Beige) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    More Brown Items
    More Beige Items
    More Simple Items
    More Cool Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I want to sip coffee and admire retro appliances.
    Client's vision Classic Coffee Café
    Required items Old Sewing Machine
    Street Organ
    Favorite song  K.K. Chorale
    Unlocked items
    Other items:


    In Animal Crossing[edit]

    As an islander, Boomer's house in Animal Crossing will begin with only one furniture item, along with the exotic wall and bamboo flooring. He will request specific items for the player to give to him, which he will place in his house. After he places two items in his house, he will upgrade his wallpaper, and after he places five items, he will upgrade his flooring. Roswell requests for the same items as Boomer, although his house has different wallpaper and flooring.

    In City Folk[edit]

    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Boomer is one of the villagers who moved in during the main storyline after the villager house development quest, his house will have a combination of non-craftable furniture, plus items crafted by players during the island development storyline, primarily from the Log Series and applicable native fruit sets. He cannot have his initial house interior unless he moves out of the player's island or the Happy Home Paradise DLC is purchased, in which either the player or Isabelle can reset the interior.

    Exterior of Boomer's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Boomer's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #2
    Roof:  Tan wooden-tile roof
    Siding:  Green stucco exterior
    Door:  Yellow common door
    Wall:  Iceberg Wall
    Floor:  Iceberg Flooring
    Music:  Farewell [nb 16]

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Flying is believing.

    Boomer's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Boomer's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    February 7 Aquarius Lazy human
    Default clothing Explorer Tee HHD Icon.png Explorer tee
    Umbrella Camo Umbrella HHD Icon.png Camo umbrella
    House request
    Thought bubble I want to be captain of my very own spaceship, so my room needs to be a cockpit!
    Client's vision A captain's cockpit.
    Required items Captain's monitor
    Space captain's seat
    Favorite song  K.K. Chorale
    Unlocked items
  •  Theater seat
  •  Desktop mic
  •  Hologram machine
  •  Spherical radar
  •  Small space console
  •  Large space console
  •  Space console
  •  Crew member's seat
  •  Space captain's seat
  •  Captain's monitor
  •  Crew's monitor
  •  K.K. Chorale
  •  Boomer's pic
  • Interior:
  •  Helipad rug
  •  Robo-floor
  • Clothing:
  •  Explorer tee
  •  Flight-crew shirt
  •  Captain's jacket
  •  Pilot's hat
  •  Pilot shades
  •  Camo umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Boomer's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In amiibo Festival[edit]



    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    February 7 Aquarius Lazy human
    Clothing Explorer Tee HHD Icon.png Explorer tee
    Umbrella Camo Umbrella HHD Icon.png Camo umbrella
    amiibo card traits
    Dice value 6
    Hand sign Scissors
    Desert Island Escape traits
    Movement Desert Island Escape movement icon.png ×6
    Hunger Desert Island Escape hunger icon.png ×2
    Vision Desert Island Escape vision icon.png ×1
    Favorite fruit Desert Island Escape favorite fruit icon.png Lychee

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Boomer was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on August 26th, 2021.[1]

    Flying is believing.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    February 7 Aquarius Lazy human
    Default clothing Explorer tee
    Description If you see him get a certain thousand-yard stare in his eyes, don't worry. His mind has just gone blank again.
    Preferred theme Historical
    Primary reward Cotton
    Version added 4.4.0
    Date unlocked August 26, 2021
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Del and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Explorer tee
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Captain's monitor
    Level 20 Boomer's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 17] Sparkle stones

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 4-248 (Boomer).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 4-248 (Boomer - Back).jpg

    #248 Boomer - Series 4
    Gender: Male
    Sign: Capricorn
    Clothes: blue aloha shirt
    Petphrase: human
    Profile: Boomer left the big city where errands, gardening, buying, selling, writing, digging, fishing, and bug-collecting all wore him down. One day, he up and moved to the islands, where he could loll about in the sun and avoid the crowds.
    Password: vp2xBSywTeLIQg

    amiibo card[edit]

    289 Boomer amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #289 Boomer - Series 3
    Star sign: Aquarius
    Birthday: February 7
    Dice value: 6
    Hand sign: Scissors



    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ショーイ
    From shoui, second lieutenant.

    Korean 팽기
    Possibly a combination of the words "펭귄" (pengguin; penguin) and "비행기" (bihaenggi; airplane), referring to his pilot-inspired design.

    Simplified Chinese 秀益
    Xiù yì
    Transliteration of the Japanese name.

    Russian Бумер
    Same as his English name.

    Dutch Boomer Same as his English name.

    German Max May come from Maximus, a Latin family name meaning "[the] greatest."

    European Spanish Serafino From the Hebrew word seraphim, which were angels with 6 wings. May be a reference to penguins inability to fly.

    European French Ethan From Hebrew, meaning solid or firm, in reference to his chubbiness.

    Italian Icaro From the Greek mythical character Icarus, son of Daedalus, who died drowning in the sea, while fleeing from Crete, for flying too close to the Sun with his wings made of wax and feathers despite his father's warnings. An ironic remark about penguins' inability to fly despite being birds and Boomer's pilot-inspired design.

    See also[edit]


    1. Animal Crossing
    2. City Folk to Pocket Camp, called "explorer shirt" in City Folk, includes Pocket Camp appearance after New Horizons
    3. New Horizons
    4. Animal Crossing
    5. City Folk to amiibo Festival
    6. New Horizons
    7. Animal Crossing
    8. Shōi
    9. Xiù yì
    10. Xiù yì
    11. Paenggi
    12. Bumer
    13. Boomer's headwear during the Countdown can either be the New Year's silk hat or the New Year's hat, each rotating every year. The hat's variation will vary depending on what variations Tom Nook is selling at his stand.
    14. If it is Boomer's birthday, his headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    15. Comrade K.K. in Doubutsu no Mori e+
    16. 16.0 16.1 Does not contain a stereo initially
    17. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75


    1. @Pocket_Camp on X (formerly Twitter) (August 26, 2021). Archived from the original on October 15, 2021. Retrieved August 26, 2021.