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SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Cornimer  
Cornimer WW.png
Species Gender
Tortoise Male
Role Hosting the Acorn Festival[nb 1]
Boss in Animal Crossing: Puzzle League[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ドンどんぐり
Korean Unknown
Italian Ghiandi
German Unknown

Simplified Chinese Unknown
French Cornimer
Spanish Córnimer
Dutch Unknown

Traditional Chinese Unknown
Quebec French Cornimer
Latin American Spanish Córnimer
Russian Unknown

Cornimer is a tortoise special character with an acorn head who appears in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo. In the former, Cornimer is a holiday-specific visitor in town and will exchange items for acorns. In the latter, he appears only in Animal Crossing: Puzzle League as the final boss. Cornimer bears a strong resemblance to Tortimer and it is implied in Wild World that the two are the same character.


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. Additinally, 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 roving machine that is whacked by players during the Hammer Time Island 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.

Other appearances[edit]

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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ドンどんぐり
Don Donguri
Don Acorn

European Spanish Córnimer

European French Cornimer

Italian Ghiandi Similar to the italian word "ghianda" which means "acorn"

See also[edit]


  1. In Wild World
  2. In Welcome amiibo

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