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Artwork of Boots the Alligator
Species Personality Gender
Alligator Jock Male
Birthday August 7th Leo
Favorite saying "Strength lies in muscles."
Catchphrase "munchie"
Clothing Jester costume (Purple & yellow)[nb 1]
Umbrella Dainty parasol[nb 2]
Forest umbrella[nb 3]
Beach umbrella[nb 4]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ホウサク[nb 5]
 풍작[nb 8]
 丰年[nb 6]
 豐年[nb 7]
 Бутс[nb 9]
Phrase in other languages
 miam miam

Boots is a jock alligator villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Doubutsu no Mori, and after his appearance in Doubutsu no Mori e+, he remained absent from the series until Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo. Data for him exists in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer but ultimately remains unused. His name may be a reference to alligator leather boots.

In New Horizons, Boots has the play hobby and can run around with his arms extended at any time, rather than only outside Resident Services during a scripted activity with a group of villagers.


Artwork of Boots from Animal Crossing.


Boots is a green alligator with a white jawline, light green spots, and lighter-hued nostrils. Except for when his eyes are shut, his eyes are always staring up in a joyful manner. From Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo onwards, however, his eyes are normalized, while his original eyes replace his delighted expression, although he is still looking upwards. He bears a strong resemblance to Alfonso, a lazy villager of the same species.


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

As a jock villager, Boots is energetic and has an interest in physical fitness and activity. He often talks about exercise or sports and may brag about his physical fitness. While often friendly to the player, he may comment on their fitness. During conversations with other villagers, he generally gets along well with peppy villagers due to their similar hyper personalities and will also get along with smug villagers, while he may offend snooty villagers by critiquing their fitness and annoy cranky villagers with his hyper personality. In New Horizons, Boots goes to sleep at 12:30 AM and wakes up at 6:30 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Personality Catchphrase
Alligator Jock munchie
Default clothing Jester Shirt PG Model.png Jester shirt
Default umbrella Dainty Parasol PG Model.png Dainty parasol
Doubutsu no Mori e+ traits
Star sign Leo Leo
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Refined
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Fresh
Live song gift K.K. Aria

In Welcome amiibo[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo, Boots can only move to the player's town if his amiibo card is scanned, or if he is invited to move in from another player's town.

Strength lies in muscles.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 7 Leo Jock munchie
Default clothing Jester Shirt NL Model.png Jester shirt
Default umbrella Forest Umbrella NL Model.png Forest umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Flashy
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Modern
Favorite color
Siblings Second of 4 kids
Skill Writing backward
Goal Sumo wrestler
Halloween fear Monster Mask NL Model.png Monster mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blue Mountain
Amount of milk Lots
Amount of sugar Three spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

Strength lies in muscles.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 7 Leo Jock (A) munchie
Default clothing Jester Costume (Purple & Yellow) NH Icon.png Jester costume (Purple & yellow)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Yellow) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Yellow) & Rain Hat (Yellow) NH Icon.png rain hat (Yellow)
  • During snow: Down Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Down jacket (Red) & Knit Hat (Red) NH Icon.png knit hat (Red)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Red) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Purple) NH Icon.png terry-cloth nightcap (Purple)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Red) NH Icon.png Tank (Red)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red) & Mesh Cap (Purple) NH Icon.png mesh cap (Purple)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red) & Mesh Cap (Purple) NH Icon.png mesh cap (Purple)
  • Bunny Day: Water-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Water-egg outfit  & Water-Egg Shell NH Icon.png water-egg shell
  • Halloween: Magic-Academy Robe (Purple) NH Icon.png Magic-academy robe (Purple) & Impish Horns (Purple) NH Icon.png impish horns (Purple)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Brown) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Brown)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Red) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Doublet (Red) NH Icon.png Doublet (Red) & Rhinestone Shades (Purple) NH Icon.png rhinestone shades (Purple)[nb 10]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Doublet (Red) NH Icon.png Doublet (Red) & Rhinestone Shades (Purple) NH Icon.png rhinestone shades (Purple)[nb 11]

  • 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 (Red) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Red)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Red) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Red) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Red)
  • 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 (Purple) NH Icon.png Hula top (Purple) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Red) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (Red)
  • While floating in the ocean: Leaf-Print Wet Suit (Purple) NH Icon.png Leaf-print wet suit (Purple) & Retro Shades (Purple) NH Icon.png retro shades (Purple)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Paradise Planning Event Tee (Purple) NH Icon.png Paradise Planning event tee (Purple) & Neon Shades (Orange & Lime) NH Icon.png neon shades (Orange & lime)
  • Default umbrella Beach Umbrella NH Icon.png Beach umbrella
    NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Yellow) NH Model.png  Yellow
    Favorite styles Gorgeous and Active
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Play
    Handheld items
    Bag Paper Bag NH Model.png Paper
    Book Play Book Interior NH Texture.png Comic
    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 Boots – Colorful / Purple Gorgeous and Active 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
    Retro sweater (Purple) Retro Sweater (Purple) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    More Colorful Items
    More Purple Items
    More Gorgeous Items
    More Active Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I want a place to do my farm work in peace...
    Client's vision A Peaceful Working Farm
    Required items Handcart
    Favorite song  Marine Song 2001
    Unlocked items
    Other items:


    In Animal Crossing[edit]

    In Welcome amiibo[edit]



    Exterior of Boots's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Boots's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Description: Boots still needs to lift hard and eat harder when he camps, so he bench-presses giant bags of rice and then eats them. Two birds with one stone, y'see?
    Wall:  Bamboo-Grove Wall
    Floor:  Dirt Floor
    Music: K.K. Rally NL Texture.png K.K. Rally

    Boots's "Order furniture" list in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Boots is one of the starter villagers, his house will have craftable items primarily from the Wooden Series. 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 Boots's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Boots's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #3
    Roof:  Gray stone-weighted roof
    Siding:  Brown panel siding
    Door:  Walnut latticework door
    Wall:  Rice-Paddy Wall
    Floor:  Dirt Flooring
    Music:  Wandering [nb 12]

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    "We haven't known each other that long, but I've got a real good feeling about you."
    — A Message from Boots, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

    Boots was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on January 7, 2018.[1]

    Strength lies in muscles.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    August 7 Leo Jock munchie
    Default clothing Jester shirt
    Description When it comes to fashion, Boots likes to keep things simple. If it were up to him, tracksuits could be worn on all occasions, formal or otherwise. They are suits, aren't they?
    Preferred theme Natural
    Primary reward Wood
    Version added 1.1.0
    Date unlocked January 7, 2018
    How to invite Required friendship level: 3

    Plain tree stump
    Bamboo fence
    Bamboo bench
    Outdoor bath

    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Jester shirt
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Potbelly stove
    Level 20 Boots's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 14] Sparkle stones
    Related items for Boots
    Scrapbook Memory appearances
    Name Image Required?
    Bob's Back Under the Big Top Bob's Back Under the Big Top PC.png No

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 2-101 (Boots).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 2-101 (Boots - Back).jpg

    #101 Boots - Series 2
    Gender: Male
    Sign: Leo
    Clothes: jester shirt
    Petphrase: munchie
    Profile: There's nothing Boots likes so much as gardening. He's crazy for daisies and mad about maples. He's got quite the green thumb. Of course, the rest of him is pretty green too.
    Password: UwvRroorlGmpol

    Welcome amiibo card[edit]



    Boots's unused Happy Home Designer icon.
    • Nintendo of America localizer Bill Trinen has cited Boots as one of his most memorable villagers.[2]
    • Although Boots does not appear in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, a client icon for him exists in the game's data.
    • Boots shares his birthday with Rory.

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ホウサク
    豊作, good harvest

    Korean 풍작
    A good harvest

    Simplified Chinese 丰年
    Good harvest year

    Traditional Chinese 豐年

    Russian Бутс
    Same as English name

    Dutch Boots Same as English name

    German Tilmann -

    European Spanish Braulio Given name

    European French Croko From Crocodile

    Italian Crocco From Coccodrillo

    See also[edit]


    1. Called "jester shirt" prior New Horizons
    2. Animal Crossing
    3. Welcome amiibo
    4. New Horizons
    5. Housaku
    6. Fēngnián
    7. Fēngnián
    8. Pungjak
    9. Buts
    10. Boots'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.
    11. If it is Boots's birthday, he will also wear the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    12. 12.0 12.1 Does not contain a stereo initially
    13. Re-Tail sell price; if item can be sold at Timmy and Tommy's store, it is 80% of the sell price; if item can be sold to Leila at Tortimer Island, it is 5% of the sell price.
    14. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75
    15. Item is customized


    1. Bri Bri (January 7, 2018). "Sprinkle, Static, Ava and Boots Added to Pocket Camp". Japanese Nintendo. Retrieved October 27, 2020.