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Species Gender
(Shiba Inu)
Service Police officer (Animal Crossing, New Leaf)
Guard (Wild World, City Folk)
Birthday June 28th
Star sign Cancer Cancer
Appearances Doubutsu no Mori,
Animal Crossing,
Doubutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: Sweet Day,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf,
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer,
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival

Copper (おまわりさんA, Omawarisan, Policeman A, もんばんさんA, Monban-san A, Mr. Gatekeeper A) is a dog who appears in all the Animal Crossing series games along with his working partner, Booker. Copper's name comes from the slang term for police officer, "copper." He strongly resembles Japan's national breed, the Akita. In all four games, Copper's dedication to professionalism and his work is in sharp contrast with Booker's doddering incompetence. Copper also prides early risers and warns the player to be careful when wandering around at night. Copper cannot tell the player about the lost and found, but he can tell him or her and type in friend codes with him. The player can visit other people's towns only by using WiiConnect24 or Nintendo WFC.

Copper displays extreme dedication to his job, sacrificing his own desires in order to fulfill his duties.


Animal Forest and Animal Crossing[edit]

Copper's appearance in Dōbutsu no Mori

In Animal Crossing, Copper works at the police station where he alerts the player of upcoming events, the location of visitors in the town, hosts morning workout regimes in the summer and gives the player's friends a map of the town. Copper marks the player's attendance to morning exercises, and a reward is given if the player participates for a certain number of days.

Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

Copper as a gate guard in Wild World and City Folk.

In Wild World and City Folk, Copper has the same job, opening or closing the town gate for the player's friends to come through and play. Copper will explain everything that the player needs to know about visiting or inviting a friend. He is on the right side of the town gate. On the left is Booker. Copper will give the player their friend code, so they can exchange it with their friends. Copper is much more brave and daring than his partner, Booker, and mocks Booker in his shyness. He also helps with the DS Suitcase.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

Copper appears once the modern police station is completed as a result of a public works project. He maintains a lost and found and he tells players of any new presence in town, from new villagers to Crazy Redd's appearances, and to Gulliver being washed ashore.

Villager Info[edit]

Happy Home Designer amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#105 Copper - Series 2
Type: Special
Star sign: Cancer
Birthday: June 26th
Dice value: 2
Hand sign: Rock
105 Copper amiibo card NA.png
104 Labelle List of amiibo cards
#105 Copper
106 Booker

Other appearances[edit]

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

In Brawl, Copper can sometimes be seen in the background of the Smashville stage. Copper also appears alongside Booker as a trophy and a sticker in this game as part of the Animal Crossing series.

Copper & Booker Trophy Brawl.png #279 Copper & Booker
The guards stationed at the town gate through which travelers come and go. Copper, who's on the right, is in charge of traveling via Nintendo WFC, and Booker on the left runs the lost and found. Booker's a cute fellow who's known for his indecisive manner...maybe. Copper's diligent, dedicated, and always ready to lend a helping paw.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U[edit]

As mentioned before, Copper has a chance of appearing in the background of the stage Smashville, but only in the Wii U version. In the 3DS version, he once again appears alongside Booker as a trophy.

CopperBookerTrophy3DS.png #616 Copper & Booker
NTSC-U: In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you decide which police officer you'll have in your town based on the type of police station you put up. Will you build the modern police station and hire the brisk, professional Copper? Or perhaps the classic police station and the quiet, nervous Booker?

PAL: In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you decide which police officer you'll have in your town based on the type of police station you put up. Will you build the modern police station and hire the brisk, professional Copper, or do you prefer the classic police station and Copper's quiet, nervous partner, Booker? It's all up to you—it's your town, after all!
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Official Artwork[edit]


Names in foreign languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Vigilio -
French Maret -
German Harry -
Italian Birro Slang term for police officer


  • Copper can be seen sleeping on the job at night in Animal Crossing.
  • Copper appears on the album cover of "Agent K.K."
  • Copper can be seen exercising on the job approximately from 5-6 a.m. in Animal Crossing.