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FrogSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Cousteau flg10
Cousteau NH.png
Species Personality Gender
Frog Emotion Pride NH Icon cropped.png Jock Male
Birthday December 17th Sagittarius
Quote "Jump first, ask questions later."
Catchphrase "oui oui"
Clothing Noodle Shirt[nb 1]
Rally Tee[nb 2]
Silk Shirt (Green)[nb 3]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ハルマキ
Korean 왕서방
Italian Jacques
German Jacques

Simplified Chinese 春卷
French Figaro
Spanish Cousteau
Dutch Cousteau

Traditional Chinese 春卷
Quebec French Figaro
Latin American Spanish Cousteau
Russian Кусто

Phrase in other languages

Japanese のことよ
Korean 라이라이
Italian et voilà
German oui, oui

Simplified Chinese 不客气
French bidule
Spanish oui oui
Dutch oui oui

Traditional Chinese 不客氣
Quebec French bidule
Latin American Spanish oui oui
Russian уи-уи

Cousteau is a jock frog villager in the Animal Crossing series who debuted in Doubutsu no Mori. Although, like most frogs, he was absent in Animal Crossing: Wild World, he reappeared in Animal Crossing: City Folk and has been in every game since. In the English version of the franchise, many aspects of Cousteau are taken from France and French stereotypes; his name is French (possibly referencing Jacques Cousteau, a famous Frenchman who researched the ocean), and his initial phrase, "oui oui," is French for "yes yes."

In New Horizons, Cousteau has the fitness hobby and will be more frequently seen participating in exercises by stretching or lifting heavy weights.


Cousteau in Animal Crossing.


Cousteau is a yellow frog with orange spots and a black handlebar mustache. Relating to the French theme, his species can be seen as a jab at the common French stereotype in which frogs, specifically frog's legs, are commonly eaten.

In the Japanese version, he seems to be more Chinese-influenced; he is named "Harumaki", which means "spring roll" (a Chinese appetizer dish), and he wears a Noodle Shirt in Doubutsu no Mori. In all versions of the games, whether Chinese or French, he retains an Asian-themed house with his favorite song being "Imperial K.K.", more fitting with the former theme than the latter.


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

As a jock villager, Cousteau will be outgoing and will always enjoy exercising and staying fit and is friendly towards the player, but he will not get along with lazy villagers due to their lack of exercising and he will not get along with snooty villagers since he does not care about fashion and he will ask about their weight and physical appearance. He will get along with normal and peppy villagers.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]


Species Gender Personality
Frog Male Jock
Star sign Sagittarius Sagittarius
Catchphrase oui oui
Default Clothing Noodle Shirt
Default Umbrella Noodle Parasol
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite Clothing Style (e+) Striking
Smallxmark.png Least Favorite Clothing Style (e+) Fancy

In City Folk[edit]

Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Striking
Smallxmark.png Fancy
Furniture Genre Retro/Dignified
Furniture Series Exotic
Furniture Color Red

In New Leaf[edit]

Cousteau's picture in Animal Crossing: New Leaf Jump first; ask questions later.
Siblings Eldest of 7 Kids
Skill Telling Jokes
Goal C.E.O.
Fear Bug Mask
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Iconic
Smallxmark.png Cute
Color Red
Type Blue Mountain
Milk The regular amount
Sugar Two spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

Jump first, ask questions later.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 17 Sagittarius Jock (B) oui oui
Default Clothing Silk Shirt (Green)
Favorite Styles Elegant and Gorgeous
Favorite Colors
Hobby Fitness
Carried Bag Veggie
Book Exercise
Food Donut
Drink Tea can or yellow mug
Popsicle Orange


In Animal Crossing[edit]

PG Exterior 4 Purple.png
House of Cousteau PG.png
Exotic Bureau PG Model.png Exotic Bureau Reel-to-Reel PG Model.png Reel-to-Reel
Exotic Bed PG Model.png Exotic Bed Exotic Chair PG Model.png Exotic Chair
Exotic Chest PG Model.png Exotic Chest Exotic Chair PG Model.png Exotic Chair
Exotic Table PG Model.png Exotic Table Exotic Wardrobe PG Model.png Exotic Wardrobe
Exotic Screen PG Model.png Exotic Screen Lady Palm PG Model.png Lady Palm
Wallpaper: Exotic Wall PG.png Exotic Wall
Floor: Exotic Rug PG.png Exotic Rug
Music: Imperial K.K.

In City Folk[edit]

Nia blue upload.png
House of Cousteau CF.png
Exotic Screen HHD Icon.png Exotic Screen Exotic Bed HHD Icon.png Exotic Bed
Exotic Table HHD Icon.png Exotic Table Exotic Chair HHD Icon.png Exotic Chair
Exotic End Table HHD Icon.png Exotic End Table Reel-to-Reel HHD Icon.png Reel-to-Reel
Pachira HHD Icon.png Pachira
Wallpaper: Exotic Wall HHD Icon.png Exotic Wall
Floor: Exotic Rug HHD Icon.png Exotic Rug
Music: Imperial K.K.

In New Leaf[edit]

House of Cousteau NL Exterior.png
House of Cousteau NL.png
Lazy-Susan Table HHD Icon.png Lazy-Susan Table Exotic Screen HHD Icon.png Exotic Screen
Exotic Screen HHD Icon.png Exotic Screen Exotic Table HHD Icon.png Exotic Table
Salad Bar HHD Icon.png Salad Bar Pachira HHD Icon.png Pachira
Pachira HHD Icon.png Pachira Reel-to-Reel HHD Icon.png Reel-to-Reel
Revolving Spice Rack HHD Icon.png Revolving Spice Rack Exotic Wall Shelf HHD Icon.png Exotic Wall Shelf
Wallpaper: Exotic Wall HHD Icon.png Exotic Wall
Floor: FallLeaf.png Exotic Floor
Music: Imperial K.K.

In New Horizons[edit]

In New Horizons, if Cousteau is the one of the starter villagers, his house will have craftable items primarily from the Wooden Series.

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card
#232 Cousteau - Series 4
Gender: Male
Clothes: Rally Shirt
Sign: Sagittarius
Phrase: oui oui
Password: GkOjBa6AF&a6pk
Animal Crossing-e 4-232 (Cousteau).jpg
231 Emerald Animal Crossing e-Reader cards
#232 Cousteau
233 Prince

amiibo card[edit]

amiibo card
#229 Cousteau - Series 3
Star sign: Sagittarius
Birthday: December 17th
Dice value: 4
Hand sign: Rock
229 Cousteau amiibo card NA.png
228 Bubbles List of amiibo cards
#229 Cousteau
230 Velma


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ハルマキ
Japanese word for "spring roll"

Korean 왕서방
Wang seobang
Roughly "Mr. Wang." From 왕 (Wang), a common surname of Chinese people. 서방 (seobang) means husband.

Russian Кусто
From English name

Dutch Cousteau Same as English name

German Jacques French name, derived from Jacques Cousteau

European Spanish Cousteau Same as English name

European French Figaro French slang for "barber," referring to his mustache

Italian Jacques French name, derived from Jacques Cousteau

See also[edit]


  1. Doubutsu no Mori, Animal Crossing (Japan), Doubutsu no Mori e+
  2. Animal Crossing (Western), City Folk to amiibo Festival, called Rally Shirt prior to New Leaf
  3. New Horizons