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Type of Hamster villager Hamlet ham00
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
Main appearances
Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ハムスケ[nb 1]
 햄스틴[nb 4]
 哈姆[nb 2]
 哈姆[nb 3]
 Гамлет[nb 5]
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 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
Default umbrella Frog Umbrella NH Icon.png Frog Umbrella
Default phone  Default Phone Case (Blue) NH Model.png  Blue
Final phone  Phone Case (Polka-Dot Print - Fabric 19) NH Model.png  Polka-Dot Print - Fabric 19
Favorite styles Simple and Active
Favorite colors
Hobby Play
Carried 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]

Exterior of Hamlet's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Hamlet's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
 Stripe Bed  Kiddie Stereo
 Stripe Table  Elephant Slide
 Mega Drilloid  Stripe Closet
 Cushion  Bowling Pins
 Star Globe  Painting Set
 Mobile  Corkboard
Wall:  Playroom Wall
Floor:  Sloppy Carpet
Music:  K.K. Reggae

In New Horizons[edit]

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

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.

Happy Home Designer client information
Example of Hamlet's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Hamlet's Happy Home Designer icon
The ear's the thing.
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 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 PC Icon.png 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 PC Banner - Natural.png
    Primary reward Wood PC Icon.png Wood
    Version added 0.9.0
    Date unlocked October 25, 2017
    How to invite Required Friendship Level: 7

    Soccer Ball PC Icon.png Soccer Ball
    Soccer-Field Rug PC Icon.png Soccer-Field Rug
    Portable Toilet PC Icon.pngPortable Toilet
    Green Net PC Icon.pngGreen Net
    Metal Bench PC Icon.pngMetal Bench

    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Big-Star Tee PC Icon.png Big-Star Tee
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 9 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Soccer Goal PC Icon.png Soccer Goal
    Level 20 Hamlet's Pic PC Icon.png Hamlet‎‎'s Pic
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 25[nb 6] Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    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



    • Hamlet appears on the album cover of "I Love You."

    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
    Traditional Chinese
    哈姆 / 哈姆
    Transliteration of ハム hamu in his Japanese name.

    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. Hamusuke
    2. Hāmǔ
    3. Hāmǔ
    4. Haemseutin
    5. Gamlet
    6. Repeats for level 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60