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Type of Hippo villager Hippeux hip09
Artwork of Hippeux the Hippo
Species Personality Gender
Hippo Smug Male
Birthday October 15th Libra
Favorite saying "Mottoes are for the unoriginal."
Catchphrase "natch"
Clothing Emblem blazer (Beige)[nb 1]
Umbrella Yellow umbrella[nb 2]
Mint umbrella[nb 3]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ディビッド[nb 4]
 데이빗[nb 7]
 戴维[nb 5]
 戴維[nb 6]
 Гиппо[nb 8]
Phrase in other languages

Hippeux is a smug hippo 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 smug hippo in the series. 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.

In New Horizons, Hippeux has the education hobby and can be seen wearing rimmed glasses, reading a novel while outside, and using a magnifying glass when near certain objects.



Artwork of Hippeux from Welcome amiibo.

Hippeux is a hippo with 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 big sister villagers might be put off by Hippeux. He will go to sleep at 2:00 AM and wake up at 8:30 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Hippeux cannot be one of the starting villagers in the player's town.

Mottoes are for the unoriginal.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
October 15 Libra Smug natch
Default clothing Beige Emblem Blazer NL Model.png Beige emblem blazer
Default umbrella Yellow Umbrella NL Model.png Yellow umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Ornate
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Flashy
Favorite color
Siblings Youngest of 3 kids
Skill Juggling
Goal Actor
Halloween fear Skeleton Hood NL Model.png Skeleton hood
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Kilimanjaro
Amount of milk Lots
Amount of sugar Three spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

Mottoes are for the unoriginal.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
October 15 Libra Smug (A) natch
Default clothing Emblem Blazer (Beige) NH Icon.png Emblem blazer (Beige)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Green) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Green) & Rain Hat (Green) NH Icon.png rain hat (Green)
  • During snow: Short Peacoat (Green) NH Icon.png Short peacoat (Green) & Knit Hat (Green) NH Icon.png knit hat (Green)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: Pajama Dress (Brown) NH Icon.png Pajama dress (Brown)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Brown) NH Icon.png Tank (Brown)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green)
  • Bunny Day: Leaf-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Leaf-egg outfit  & Leaf-Egg Shell NH Icon.png leaf-egg shell
  • Halloween: Magic-Academy Robe (Green) NH Icon.png Magic-academy robe (Green) & Impish Horns (Green) NH Icon.png impish horns (Green)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Dark Brown) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Dark brown)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Brown) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Brown) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Waistcoat (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png Waistcoat (Navy blue)[nb 9]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Waistcoat (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png Waistcoat (Navy blue) & Balloon Hat (Green) NH Icon.png balloon hat (Green)[nb 10]

  • 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 (Brown) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Brown)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Brown) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Brown) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Aquamarine) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Aquamarine)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital: Nurse's Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (Blue)
  • 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: Pajama Dress (Brown) NH Icon.png Pajama dress (Brown)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Yellow) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Yellow)
  • While practicing hula: Pineapple Aloha Shirt (Green) NH Icon.png Pineapple aloha shirt (Green) & Vine Crown NH Icon.png vine crown
  • While floating in the ocean: Leaf-Print Wet Suit (Green) NH Icon.png Leaf-print wet suit (Green) & Round Tinted Shades (Green) NH Icon.png round tinted shades (Green)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Paradise Planning Event Tee (Green) NH Icon.png Paradise Planning event tee (Green) & Neon Shades (Lime & Purple) NH Icon.png neon shades (Lime & purple)
  • Default umbrella Mint Umbrella NH Icon.png Mint umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Green) NH Model.png  Green
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Checkered 2 - Fabric 8) NH Model.png  Checkered 2 - Fabric 8
    Favorite styles Elegant and Gorgeous
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Education
    Handheld items
    Bag Classy Bag NH Model.png Classy
    Book Education Book Interior NH Texture.png Novel
    Food Sandwich Food NH Model.png Sandwich
    Drink Smoothie or coffee cup Drink NH Model.png Smoothie or coffee cup
    Popsicle Chocolate Popsicle NH Model.png Chocolate
    Ideal clothing for Hippeux – Brown / Green Elegant and Gorgeous 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
    Emblem blazer (Beige) Emblem Blazer (Beige) NH Icon.png  1,960 Bells  Able Sisters
    Steampunk glasses (Green) Steampunk Glasses (Green) NH Icon.png  1,300 Bells  Able Sisters
    More Brown Items
    More Green Items
    More Elegant Items
    More Gorgeous Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I must have an art studio worthy of my masterpieces.
    Client's vision Legendary Art Studio
    Required items Modeling Clay
    Painting Set
    Iron Worktable
    Favorite song  K.K. Milonga
    Unlocked items


    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Exterior of Hippeux's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Hippeux's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #1
    Roof:  Beige tile roof
    Siding:  Green brick-trim exterior
    Door:  Maple vertical-panes door
    Wall:  Arched-Window Wall
    Floor:  Dark Herringbone Flooring
    Music:  K.K. Sonata

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Mottoes are for the unoriginal.

    Hippeux's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Hippeux's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    October 15 Libra Smug natch
    Default clothing Beige Emblem Blazer HHD Icon.png Beige emblem blazer
    Umbrella Yellow Umbrella HHD Icon.png Yellow umbrella
    House request
    Thought bubble I want to study art history and create masterpieces in my own artist's studio.
    Client's vision An artist's studio.
    Required items Painting Set
    Chaise Lounge
    Favorite song  K.K. Milonga
    Unlocked items
  •  Cardboard Box
  •  Scattered Papers
  •  Jolly Painting
  •  Amazing Painting
  •  K.K. Milonga
  •  Hippeux's Pic
  • Interior:
  •  Paintball Wall
  •  Paintball Floor
  • Clothing:
  •  Chichi-Print Tee
  •  Coral Tee
  •  Groovy Tee
  •  Cool Dress
  •  Terry-Cloth Do-Rag
  •  Beret
  •  Yellow Umbrella
  • Housing:
  •  Paint-Splatter Roof
  •  Paint-Splatter Ext.
  •  Paint-Splatter Door
  •  Paint-Splatter Door
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Hippeux's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Hippeux was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on June 18, 2019.[1]

    Mottoes are for the unoriginal.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    October 15 Libra Smug natch
    Default clothing Beige Emblem Blazer
    Description 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 Elegant
    Primary reward Cotton
    Version added 2.4.0c
    Date unlocked June 18, 2019
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Chadder and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Beige Emblem Blazer
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Gallant Statue
    Level 20 Hippeux's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 11] Sparkle stones

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    383 Hippeux amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #383 Hippeux - Series 4
    Star sign: Libra
    Birthday: October 15
    Dice value: 5
    Hand sign: Scissors


    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ディビッド

    Korean 데이빗

    Simplified Chinese 戴维
    Dài wéi

    Traditional Chinese 戴維

    Russian Гиппо

    Dutch Hippeux Same as English name

    German Herbert -

    European Spanish Hipóleo From "hipopótamo," Spanish for "hippopotamus"

    European French Paulito -

    Italian Poppy -

    See also[edit]


    1. Called "beige emblem blazer" prior to New Horizons
    2. Prior to New Horizons
    3. New Horizons
    4. Dibiddo
    5. Dài wéi
    6. Dài wéi
    7. Deibit
    8. Hippo
    9. Hippeux'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.
    10. If it is Hippeux's birthday, his headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    11. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, and 65


    1. Bri Bri (June 18, 2019). "New Animals Are Here!". Japanese Nintendo. Retrieved October 27, 2020.