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This article is about the penguin villager. For the villager whose Italian name is the same as this villager's French name, see T-Bone.
Japanese ダルマン Korean 달만이 Chinese 达满
French Victor Italian Pinguaio Spanish Güiñón
German Hauke Dutch Hopper Russian Хоппер
Hopper, an Animal Crossing villager.
Species Personality Gender
Penguin Cranky Male
Birthday April 6th Aries
Phrase slushie
Clothes Dragon Suit
Saying Always have a comeback.
This is my good side.
Main Games
Other Games

Hopper is a cranky penguin villager in the Animal Crossing series who is named after the rockhopper penguin, although he more closely resembles a Macaroni Penguin. In Japanese, however, Hopper is likely named after Bodhidharma, better known in Japan as "Daruma," the founder of Zen Buddhism and the inspiration for the Daruma Dolls. In addition to appearing in every game of the series (with the exception of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp), Hopper also appeared in Doubutsu no Mori (film) with a minor role.



Hopper DnM.png

Hopper is a black and white crested penguin, with a yellow beak and long, straw-like eyebrows which give him an angry look at default. He has red, slanted eyes with black pupils.


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

As a cranky villager, Hopper will appear mature compared to other personality types. This will make him appear belittling and insensitive to other villagers, including the player. Despite this, he will learn to confide in the player, considering them his only friend. He will enjoy the usual hobbies, but for relaxation and peace than competition. He will find it difficult to socialize with peppy villagers, who he will criticize when talking to other villagers. He will get along with normal and snooty villagers, as well as other cranky villagers, who he will share deeper conversations with. He will, on occasion, annoy a normal villager, usually when being mean about something or someone.


In Wild World[edit]

HopperPicACWW.png This is my good side.
Favorite Clothing
Smallcheckmark.png Refined Smallxmark.png Cute

In City Folk[edit]

Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Refined
Smallxmark.png Cute
Furniture Genre Retro/Dignified
Furniture Series Cabin
Furniture Color Yellow

In New Leaf[edit]

HopperPicACNL.png Always have a comeback.
Siblings Eldest of two
Skill Mental math
Goal Firefighter
Fear Monster
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Rock 'n' Roll
Smallxmark.png Modern
Color Yellow
Type Mocha
Milk Lots
Sugar Three spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

HopperPicACNH.png Always have a comeback.
Style Cool
Color Yellow / Red


In Animal Crossing: Wild World, he has cabin furniture. He will also have Lucky K.K. playing on a radio if he has one. In Animal Crossing: City Folk, he has cabin furniture in his house. There are a couple of totem poles in his house too. He still listens to Lucky K.K, and has two red gyroids in his house.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf his home contains a Cabin Table, Cabin Side Table, Cabin Couch, a Dragon Shirt just like the one he's wearing, a birdcage, and a laptop.

In New Horizons[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

Doubutsu no Mori (film)[edit]

Hopper played a minor role as the film's comic relief (appearing in the foreground/background throughout a film, not knowing a character's background information). He is seen fishing all year round in the same spot, near the bridge by the river. He seems to always get distracted by loud noises which scare the fish.

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader Card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e card
#171 Hopper - Series 3
Gender: Male
Species: Penguin
Clothes: dragon suit
Sign: Aries
Phrase: slushie
Password: snfdRumKUlKpf%
Animal Crossing-e 3-171 (Hopper).jpg
170 Quetzal Animal Crossing-e cards
#171 Hopper
172 Ursala

Happy Home Designer amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#179 Hopper - Series 2
Type: Penguin
Star sign: Aries
Birthday: April 6th
Dice value: 5
Hand sign: Rock
179 Hopper amiibo card NA.png
178 Hugh List of amiibo cards
#179 Hopper
180 Pecan



  • With the exception of Pocket Camp, Hopper is one of the few villagers that appears in every title (both Japanese and international) since Doubutsu no Mori, as well as the movie.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ダルマン

Korean 달만이

Simplified Chinese 达满 (iQue)

Russian Хоппер

Dutch Hopper -

German Hauke -

European Spanish Güiñón Portemanteau between "pingüino" (penguin) and "gruñón" (grumpy, which fits to his behaviour).

European French Victor -

Italian Pinguaio Portemanteau between "pinguino" (penguin) and "guaio" (trouble, which it's a synonym of annoyance, to fit with his behaviour)