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This article is about the deer villager. For the villager whose French name is the same as this villager's English name, see Hank.

DeerSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Bruce der03
Bruce NH.png
Species Personality Gender
Deer Emotion Aggravation NH Icon cropped.png Cranky Male
Birthday May 26th Gemini
Quote "Nobody's perfect."
Catchphrase "gruff"
Clothing After-School Jacket (Black)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ブルース
Korean 브루스
Italian Arturo
German Oswald

Simplified Chinese 布鹿斯
French Boubou
Spanish Aristo
Dutch Bruce

Traditional Chinese 布鹿斯
Quebec French Boubou
Latin American Spanish Aristo
Russian Брюс

Phrase in other languages

Japanese しかしな
Korean 아비옹
Italian uauwaii
German röööhr

Simplified Chinese 福鹿寿
French nunul
Spanish aquesí
Dutch burl

Traditional Chinese 福鹿壽
Quebec French ouain
Latin American Spanish aquesí
Russian забияка

Bruce is a cranky deer villager in the Animal Crossing series who debuted in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The name "Bruce" may be derived from "bruise," a type of injury, which may reference the "tough" nature of cranky villagers. His name could also be a reference to the original Norwegian name of the goats in The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Bruse. His catchphrase is also likely a reference to Three Billy Goats Gruff, "Gruff" being the name of another cranky villager.

In New Horizons, Bruce has the nature hobby and may be found reading a book pertaining to an item he is studying, which can be either flowers, bugs, fish, or fossils.



Bruce in New Leaf.

Bruce is a blue deer with dark blue highlights around his eyes, ears, arms, and legs. He has two stripes of dark blue in between his antlers, which are striped cream and brown. The inside of his ears are orange, and he has dark blue hooves.


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

Bruce is a cranky villager, meaning he is mature, bitter and adult-like. He appears somewhat rude at first, but is very reliable and friendlier when befriended. He gets along well with most snooty and lazy villagers and other cranky neighbors, but will sometimes offend smug and peppy villagers unintentionally, as he does not clearly understand their lifestyle. Bruce has a harsh sense of humor, but is very hospitable and kinder once the player enters his home.

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Bruce's picture in Animal Crossing: New Leaf Nobody's perfect.
Siblings Eldest of 3 Kids
Skill Trivia
Goal Pro Golfer
Fear Bug Mask
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Rock 'n' Roll
Smallxmark.png Cute
Color Blue
Type Blue Mountain
Milk None
Sugar None

In New Horizons[edit]

Nobody's perfect.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
May 26 Gemini Cranky (A) gruff
Default Clothing After-School Jacket (Black)
Favorite Styles Cool and Simple
Favorite Colors
Hobby Nature
Carried Bag Paper
Book Fish/Bug/Fossil/Flower
Food Lollipop
Drink Soda can
Popsicle Blue soda


In New Leaf[edit]

House of Bruce NL Exterior.png
House of Bruce NL.jpg
Basketball Hoop HHD Icon.png Basketball Hoop Iron Frame HHD Icon.png Iron Frame
Mountain Bike HHD Icon.png Mountain Bike Sleek Table HHD Icon.png Sleek Table
Manhole Cover HHD Icon.png Manhole Cover Phone Box HHD Icon.png Phone Box
Garbage Can HHD Icon.png Garbage Can Striped Cone HHD Icon.png Striped Cone
Oil Barrel HHD Icon.png Oil Barrel Cassette Player HHD Icon.png Cassette Player
Surveillance Camera HHD Icon.png Surveillance Camera
Wallpaper: Chain-Link Fence HHD Icon.png Chain-Link Fence
Floor: 24px Hopscotch Floor
Music: K.K. Blues

In New Horizons[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp villager information

Bruce's Pocket Camp icon

Bruce doesn't like to beat around the bush. In fact, he's not too fond of shrubbery in general.
 Preferred theme:
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 Primary reward:
Steel PC Icon.png Steel
 Version added:

Needed to Invite:

Blathers PC icon.png  This villager can be unlocked through Blathers's Treasure Trek.

Friendship Rewards:
After-School Jacket PC Icon.png
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png

After-School Jacket
and Sparkle Stone
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png

Sparkle Stone
Mahjong Table PC Icon.png

Mahjong Table
Craft Unlock
Level 7 Level 9 Level 15
Bruce's Pic PC Icon.png
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png

Bruce‎‎'s Pic
and Sparkle Stone
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png

Sparkle Stone
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 20 Level 25 Level 30
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png

Sparkle Stone
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png

Sparkle Stone
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 35 Level 40 Level 45

Card profiles[edit]

amiibo card[edit]

amiibo card
#389 Bruce - Series 4
Star sign: Gemini
Birthday: May 26th
Dice value: 5
Hand sign: Rock
389 Bruce amiibo card NA.png
388 Maelle List of amiibo cards
#389 Bruce
390 O'Hare


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ブルース

Korean 브루스
From Japanese name

Russian Брюс
From English/Japanese name

Dutch Bruce Same as English/Japanese name

German Oswald -

European Spanish Aristo -

European French Boubou -

Italian Arturo Arthur

See also[edit]