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Artwork of Hamlet the Hamster
Species Personality Gender
Hamster Jock Male
Birthday May 30th Gemini
Favorite saying "The ear's the thing."
Catchphrase "hammie"
Clothing Big-star tee
Umbrella Forest umbrella[nb 1]
Frog umbrella[nb 2]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ハムスケ[nb 3]
 햄스틴[nb 6]
 哈姆[nb 4]
 哈姆[nb 5]
 Гамлет[nb 7]
Phrase in other languages
 puff pant

Hamlet is a jock hamster villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games. He is the only jock hamster in the series. His name, which comes from the Shakespeare character Prince Hamlet, is a pun on his species. His favorite saying, "The ear's the thing," may reference a line from Prince Hamlet in Hamlet: "the play's the thing."

In New Horizons, Hamlet has the play hobby and can run around with his arms extended at any time, rather than only outside Resident Services during a scripted activity with a group of villagers.



Artwork of Hamlet from New Leaf.

Hamlet is an orange-yellow hamster with tan accents on his mouth, limbs, and belly. He has a brown nose, brown hair on the top of his head, and has rounded ears, with a bright-blue inner coloration.


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

As a jock villager, Hamlet is energetic and has an interest in physical fitness and activity. He often talks about exercise or sports and may brag about his physical fitness. While often friendly to the player, he may comment on their fitness. During conversations with other villagers, he generally gets along well with peppy villagers due to their similar hyper personalities and will also get along with smug villagers, while he may offend snooty villagers by critiquing their fitness and annoy cranky villagers with his hyper personality. In New Horizons, Hamlet goes to sleep at 12:30 AM and wakes up at 6:30 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

The ear's the thing.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
May 30 Gemini Jock hammie
Default clothing Big-Star Tee NL Model.png Big-star tee
Default umbrella Forest Umbrella NL Model.png Forest umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Basic
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Official
Favorite color
Siblings Youngest of 6 kids
Skill Limboing
Goal Soccer player
Halloween fear Monster Mask NL Model.png Monster mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blend
Amount of milk The regular amount
Amount of sugar Two spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

The ear's the thing.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
May 30 Gemini Jock (A) hammie
Default clothing Big-Star Tee NH Icon.png Big-star tee
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Yellow) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Yellow) & Rain Hat (Yellow) NH Icon.png rain hat (Yellow)
  • During snow: Down Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Down jacket (Blue) & Knit Hat (Blue) NH Icon.png knit hat (Blue)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Navy blue) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Purple) NH Icon.png terry-cloth nightcap (Purple)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Blue)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png Tank (Navy blue)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Blue) & Mesh Cap (Purple) NH Icon.png mesh cap (Purple)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Blue) & Mesh Cap (Purple) NH Icon.png mesh cap (Purple)
  • Bunny Day: Water-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Water-egg outfit  & Water-Egg Shell NH Icon.png water-egg shell
  • Halloween: Magic-Academy Robe (Purple) NH Icon.png Magic-academy robe (Purple) & Impish Horns (Purple) NH Icon.png impish horns (Purple)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Cream) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Cream)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Blue) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Blue) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Doublet (Blue) NH Icon.png Doublet (Blue) & Rhinestone Shades (Purple) NH Icon.png rhinestone shades (Purple)[nb 8]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Doublet (Blue) NH Icon.png Doublet (Blue) & Rhinestone Shades (Purple) NH Icon.png rhinestone shades (Purple)[nb 9]

  • Happy Home Paradise DLC exclusive clothing:
  • As a student for the school: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School uniform with necktie (Navy blue)
  • As the teacher for the school: Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) NH Icon.png Checkered sweater vest (Light brown) & Rimmed Glasses (Black) NH Icon.png rimmed glasses (Black)
  • As the cashier/employee for the restaurant: Café Uniform (Black) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Black)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Blue) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Blue) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Blue) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Blue)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital: Nurse's Jacket (Pink) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (Pink)
  • As the doctor for the hospital: Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Red necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital: PJ Outfit (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Navy blue)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Blue) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Blue)
  • While practicing hula: Hula Top (Purple) NH Icon.png Hula top (Purple) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Pink) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (Pink)
  • While floating in the ocean: Leaf-Print Wet Suit (Purple) NH Icon.png Leaf-print wet suit (Purple) & Retro Shades (Purple) NH Icon.png retro shades (Purple)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Paradise Planning Event Tee (Purple) NH Icon.png Paradise Planning event tee (Purple) & Neon Shades (Lime & Purple) NH Icon.png neon shades (Lime & purple)
  • Default umbrella Frog Umbrella NH Icon.png Frog umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Blue) NH Model.png  Blue
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Polka-Dot Print - Fabric 19) NH Model.png  Polka-dot print - Fabric 19
    Favorite styles Simple and Active
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Play
    Handheld items
    Bag Veggie-print Bag NH Model.png Veggie-print
    Book Play Book Interior NH Texture.png Comic
    Food Chocolate donut Food NH Model.png Chocolate donut
    Drink Tea can or yellow mug Drink NH Model.png Tea can or yellow mug
    Popsicle Orange Popsicle NH Model.png Orange
    Ideal clothing for Hamlet – Purple / Blue Simple and Active clothing
    Villagers prefer clothing that matches any one of their favorite colors or styles.
    For brevity, the following list only shows clothing that matches both favorite colors and one favorite style.
    Name Image Price Available from
    Balloon hat (Blue) Balloon Hat (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Able Sisters
    Heart shades (Purple) Heart Shades (Purple) NH Icon.png  1,040 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Long chenille cardigan (Blue) Long Chenille Cardigan (Blue) NH Icon.png  2,000 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Plaid puffed-sleeve shirt (Dreamy plaid) Plaid Puffed-Sleeve Shirt (Dreamy Plaid) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Poncho-style sweater (Peacock blue) Poncho-Style Sweater (Peacock Blue) NH Icon.png  1,500 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Printed fleece sweater (Blue) Printed Fleece Sweater (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,260 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Robot hero tee (Purple) Robot Hero Tee (Purple) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Stellar jumpsuit (Blue) Stellar Jumpsuit (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Able Sisters
    Yodel sweater (Light gray) Yodel Sweater (Light Gray) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    More Purple Items
    More Blue Items
    More Simple Items
    More Active Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I want to spend every day focused on soccer!
    Client's vision My Own Soccer Field
    Required items Stadium Light
    Favorite song  K.K. March
    Unlocked items
    Other items:


    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Hamlet is one of the starter villagers, his house will have craftable items primarily from the Wooden Series. He cannot have his initial house interior unless he moves out of the player's island or the Happy Home Paradise DLC is purchased, in which either the player or Isabelle can reset the interior.

    Exterior of Hamlet's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Hamlet's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #2
    Roof:  Brown slate roof
    Siding:  White stucco exterior
    Door:  Maple windowed door
    Wall:  Blue Playroom Wall
    Floor:  Colorful Puzzle Flooring
    Music:  K.K. Reggae

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Hamlet shares an identical client's vision with Jitters, involving "a soccer arena," although they have different required items.

    The ear's the thing.

    Hamlet's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Hamlet's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    May 30 Gemini Jock hammie
    Default clothing Big-Star Tee HHD Icon.png Big-star tee
    Umbrella Forest Umbrella HHD Icon.png Forest umbrella
    House request
    Thought bubble What I need is a house that makes me feel like a pro-soccer player.
    Client's vision A soccer arena.
    Required items Foosball table
    Stadium light
    Favorite song  K.K. March
    Unlocked items
  •  Rice balls
  •  Ball
  •  Ball catcher
  •  Soccer goal
  •  Metal bench
  •  Stadium light
  •  Foosball table
  •  K.K. March
  •  Hamlet's pic
  •  LED display
  • Interior:
  •  Soccer-field rug
  •  Stadium wall
  •  Backyard lawn
  • Clothing:
  •  Soccer tee
  •  Big-star tee
  •  Soccer shorts
  •  Soccer socks
  •  Cleats
  •  Forest umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Hamlet's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In amiibo Festival[edit]



    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    May 30 Gemini Jock hammie
    Clothing Big-Star Tee HHD Icon.png Big-star tee
    Umbrella Forest Umbrella HHD Icon.png Forest umbrella
    amiibo card traits
    Dice value 1
    Hand sign Rock
    Desert Island Escape traits
    Movement Desert Island Escape movement icon.png ×3
    Hunger Desert Island Escape hunger icon.png ×2
    Vision Desert Island Escape vision icon.png ×2
    Favorite fruit Desert Island Escape favorite fruit icon.png Pear

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Hamlet is one of the 40 villagers in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp who have been in the game since its release.

    The ear's the thing.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    May 30 Gemini Jock hammie
    Default clothing Big-star tee
    Description He may be on the small side, but beneath Hamlet's pint-sized exterior beats the heart of a champion!
    Preferred theme Natural
    Primary reward Wood
    Version added 0.9.0
    Date unlocked October 25, 2017
    How to invite Required friendship level: 7

    Soccer ball
    Soccer-field rug
    Portable toilet
    Green net
    Metal bench

    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Big-star tee
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Soccer goal
    Level 20 Hamlet's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 10] Sparkle stones
    Related items for Hamlet
    Scrapbook Memory appearances
    Name Image Required?
    Frozen Fun with Hamlet Frozen Fun with Hamlet PC.png No
    Peewee and Hamlet's Big Race Peewee and Hamlet's Big Race PC.png Yes
    Tia's Rosy Bath Time Tia's Rosy Bath Time PC.png No

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    275 Hamlet amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #275 Hamlet - Series 3
    Star sign: Gemini
    Birthday: May 30
    Dice value: 1
    Hand sign: Rock



    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ハムスケ
    From ハムスター hamusutā (hamster) and スケ suke (male name suffix).

    Korean 햄스틴
    From 햄스터 (hamster) and 틴 (teen as in teenager).

    Simplified Chinese 哈姆
    Transliteration of ハム hamu in his Japanese name.

    Traditional Chinese 哈姆

    Russian Гамлет
    Transliteration of his English name.

    Dutch Hamlet Same as his English name.

    German Hamid Arabic name, meaning appreciative.

    European Spanish Bombo -

    European French Jojo A common nickname given to people with a name starting with "Jo."

    Italian Amleto Italianized form of Hamlet.

    See also[edit]


    1. Prior to New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Hamusuke
    4. Hāmǔ
    5. Hāmǔ
    6. Haemseutin
    7. Gamlet
    8. Hamlet's headwear during the Countdown can either be the New Year's silk hat or the New Year's hat, each rotating every year. The hat's variation will vary depending on what variations Tom Nook is selling at his stand.
    9. If it is Hamlet's birthday, he will also wear the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    10. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75