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"The Acorn Legend is back! It is I, Cornimer, and the season of ME has come again! EH HEH HEH HOORF!"
— Cornimer, Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Artwork of Cornimer
Species Gender
Tortoise Male
Birthday December 31st Capricorn
Role Hosting the Acorn Festival[nb 1]
Boss in Animal Crossing: Puzzle League[nb 2]
Storage[nb 3]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Name in other languages

Cornimer is a tortoise who appears in Animal Crossing: Wild World, Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In Wild World, Cornimer is a holiday-specific visitor in town and will exchange items for acorns. In Welcome amiibo, he appears only in Animal Crossing Puzzle League as the final boss. In New Horizons, Cornimer serves the same functions as Tortimer, providing the player access to their storage, but only appears during fall and will give the player acorns when talked to.

It is implied that Cornimer and Tortimer are the same character. Cornimer's name is likely a portmanteau of "acorn" and "Tortimer."



Cornimer is identical in appearance to Tortimer, but his head is replaced with an acorn head that has two long oval eyes, a triangular nose, and a toothy mouth carved into it. In Animal Crossing: Wild World, his mouth is shaped into a smile, but in later games, his mouth is flatter, assuming a neutral expression.


Cornimer is presumed to have the same personality as Tortimer, as they both are also presumed to be the same person.


In Wild World[edit]

Cornimer talking to the player in Wild World.

In Animal Crossing: Wild World, Cornimer appears only during the Acorn Festival and gives the player items from the Mushroom Series in exchange for acorns, which are found under oak trees during the festival. However, if the player gives him a rotten acorn, he will say that all the other acorns the player gave him that time do not count. Much like Tortimer telling the player's fortune by using fireworks, he can tell the player's fortune by using acorns.

It is heavily implied that Cornimer is Tortimer in disguise. In addition to their similar appearance and names, during the Acorn Festival, Tortimer is not behind the desk in the town hall. Additionally, the first time Cornimer laughs in his dialogue toward the player, he says, "Hef horf horf... Wait no! Good luck lil' Oakie!", with "hef horf horf" being Tortimer's laugh.

In New Leaf[edit]

The final Animal Crossing Puzzle League match in Welcome amiibo.

The roving machine that is whacked by players during the Hammer Time tour appears to be Cornimer's head on top of a lawnmower.

Cornimer himself returns in the Welcome amiibo update for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, where he appears as the final boss in the story mode of Animal Crossing Puzzle League. The character is once again strongly implied to be Tortimer in disguise, as Cornimer wears the same red aloha shirt and uses similar language to Tortimer. Unlike previous stages, there is only a single round versus Cornimer but the difficulty is significantly raised. After being defeated he will initially throw a tantrum, but then acknowledge the player's victory and congratulate them.

In New Horizons[edit]

Cornimer offering acorns to the player in New Horizons.

Although initially absent in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Cornimer was added in version 2.0. Cornimer will appear in place of Tortimer on Harv's Island during the fall season. If the player talks to him once each day, he will ask to give them acorns. If they say yes, he will give them a random amount of acorns. Afterward, he works the same as Tortimer, letting the player access their storage.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Cornimer appears as an obtainable sticker. He is also mentioned in Tortimer's trophy description.



Effect Fighters
Trophy Stand Drops +21 All fighters

Villager information[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]


Birthday Gender Species
December 31 Capricorn Male Tortoise
Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Green) NH Model.png  Green
Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Traditional 2 - Fabric 19) NH Model.png  Traditional 2 - Fabric 19
Happy Home Paradise traits
Umbrella Paper Parasol NH Icon.png Paper parasol
Hobby Nature
Book Nature Book NH Icon.png Gardening/Bug/Fish/Fossil



Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ドンどんぐり
Don Donguri
Don Acorn

Korean 도토리옹

Simplified Chinese 橡伯
Xiàng bó
Grandpa Acorn

Traditional Chinese 橡伯

Russian Корнимер
Same as English name

German Eichenmann Oak Man

European Spanish Córnimer Same as English name

European French Cornimer Same as English name

Italian Ghiandy Similar to the Italian word "ghianda" which means "acorn"


  1. In Wild World
  2. In Welcome amiibo
  3. In New Horizons only