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This article is about the hippo villager. For the villager whose French name is the same as this villager's German name, see Egbert.
This article is about the hippo villager. For the villager whose English name is the same as this villager's Italian name, see Poppy.
Japanese ディビッド Korean 데이빗 Chinese 戴维
French Paulito Italian Poppy Spanish Hipóleo
German Herbert Dutch Hippeux Russian Гиппо
Hippeux, an Animal Crossing villager.
Species Personality Gender
Hippo Smug Male
Birthday October 15th Libra
Phrase natch
Clothes Emblem Blazer (Beige)[nb 4]
Saying Mottoes are for the unoriginal.
Main Games
Other Games

Hippeux is a smug, hippo villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. His name is intended to be pronounced like a French name, so out loud, it is pronounced identically to his species name. According to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, his real name is Gary.



Hippeux has greenish yellow skin, turquoise hooves, a light yellow jaw and blue eyes. The inside of his ears are pink, and he also has brown hair and eyebrows.


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

As a smug villager, Hippeux will appear light-hearted and polite towards the player. Occasionally, he will flirt with the player, regardless of their gender. He can also come off as egotistical and conceited sometimes, but he still is kind towards everyone. He enjoys the usual hobbies like fishing and bug catching, but he also has niche interests such as collecting bottle caps. He gets along with all villager personalities, but sisterly villagers might be put off by Hippeux. He will go to sleep at 2:00 a.m. and wake up at 8:30 a.m.


In New Leaf[edit]

HippeuxPicACNL.png Mottoes are for the unoriginal.
Siblings Youngest of three
Skill Juggling
Goal Actor
Fear Skeleton Hood
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Ornate
Smallxmark.png Flashy
Color Aqua
Type Kilimanjaro
Milk Lots
Sugar Three spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

HippeuxPicACNH.png Mottoes are for the unoriginal.
Style Elegant
Color Brown / Green


In New Leaf[edit]

Nia blue upload.png
House of Hippeux NL.jpg
Style: Rococo/Varied
Rococo Bed HHD Icon.png Rococo Bed Rococo Sofa HHD Icon.png Rococo Sofa
Rococo Table HHD Icon.png Rococo Table Moth Orchid HHD Icon.png Moth Orchid
Regal Lamp HHD Icon.png Regal Lamp Cabana Screen HHD Icon.png Cabana Screen
Classic Table HHD Icon.png Classic Table Metronome HHD Icon.png Metronome
Trunk HHD Icon.png Trunk Ebony Piano HHD Icon.png Ebony Piano
Turntable HHD Icon.png Turntable
Wallpaper: SpringLeaf.png Arched Window
Flooring: SpringLeaf.png Tartan Rug
Music: K.K. Moody

In New Horizons[edit]

House of Hippeux NH Model.png
House of Hippeux NH.png
Style: No style
Wallpaper: Arched-Window Wall NH Icon.png Arched-Window Wall
Flooring: Dark Herringbone Flooring NH Icon.png Dark Herringbone Flooring
Music: K.K. Sonata

Other appearances[edit]

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Character Info
Needed to Invite:
Blathers PC icon.png  This villager can be unlocked through Blathers's Treasure Trek.
Friendship Rewards:
Beige Emblem Blazer PC Icon.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Beige Emblem Blazer
and Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Gallant Statue PC Icon.png

Gallant Statue
Craft Unlock
Level 7 Level 9 Level 15
Hippeux PC icon portrait.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Pic of Hippeux‎‎
and Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 20 Level 25 Level 30
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 35 Level 40 Level 45
Hippeux PC icon.png
From wearing the most upscale fashions to reading obscure poetry, Hippeux will do anything to give off the appearance of class and poise. His real name's Gary.
 Preferred theme:
PC Banner - Elegant.png
 Primary reward:
PC Crafting Material - Cotton.png Cotton

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Hippo
Client's Vision: An artist's studio.
Required Items: Chaise lounge,
painting set
Favorite Song: K.K. Milonga
Favorite Saying: Mottoes are for the unoriginal.

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#383 Hippeux - Series 4
Type: Hippo
Star sign: Libra
Birthday: October 15th
Dice value: 5
Hand sign: Scissors
383 Hippeux amiibo card NA.png
382 Lobo List of amiibo cards
#383 Hippeux
384 Margie


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ディビッド

Korean 데이빗

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
戴维 / 戴維
Dài wéi

Russian Гиппо

Dutch Hippeux -

German Herbert -

European Spanish Hipóleo From “hipopótamo”, Spanish for “hippopotamus”.

European French Paulito -

Italian Poppy -


  1. Romanization: iesu
  2. Romanization: yeseu
  3. Romanization: estessno
  4. Called Beige Emblem Blazer prior to New Horizons