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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.

PenguinSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Hopper pgn03
Hopper NH.png
Species Personality Gender
Penguin Emotion Aggravation NH Icon cropped.png Cranky Male
Birthday April 6th Aries
Quote "Always have a comeback."
Catchphrase "slushie"
Clothing Dragon Suit
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ダルマン
Korean 달만이
Italian Pinguaio
German Hauke

Simplified Chinese 达满
French Victor
Spanish Güiñón
Dutch Hopper

Traditional Chinese 達滿
Quebec French Victor
Latin American Spanish Güiñón
Russian Хоппер

Phrase in other languages

Japanese ちぅねん
Korean 아따
Italian sguish
German slaschi

Simplified Chinese 
French manette
Spanish esploch
Dutch ijsje

Traditional Chinese 
Quebec French manette
Latin American Spanish esploch
Russian ледок

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 in Animal Crossing.


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 Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Gender Personality
Penguin Male Cranky
Star sign Aries Aries
Catchphrase slushie
Default Clothing Dragon Suit
Default Umbrella Flame Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite Clothing Style (e+) Refined
Smallxmark.png Least Favorite Clothing Style (e+) Cute

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]

Hopper's picture in Animal Crossing: New Leaf Always have a comeback.
Siblings Eldest of two
Skill Mental math
Goal Firefighter
Fear Monster Mask
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Rock 'n' Roll
Smallxmark.png Modern
Color Yellow
Type Mocha
Milk Lots
Sugar Three spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

Always have a comeback.


Species Gender Personality
Penguin Male Cranky (B)
Birthday April 6 Aries
Catchphrase slushie
Default Clothing Dragon Suit
Favorite Styles Cool and Simple
Favorite Colors Yellow and Red
Hobby Music


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 New Leaf[edit]

House of Hopper NL Exterior.png
House of Hopper NL.png
Style: No style
Cabin Table HHD Icon.png Cabin Table Cabin Low Table HHD Icon.png Cabin Low Table
Cabin Couch HHD Icon.png Cabin Couch Cabin Couch HHD Icon.png Cabin Couch
Cabin Dresser HHD Icon.png Cabin Dresser Jukebox HHD Icon.png Jukebox
Cabin Clock HHD Icon.png Cabin Clock Birdcage HHD Icon.png Birdcage
Tall Bowtoid HHD Icon.png Tall Bowtoid Dharma HHD Icon.png Dharma
Laptop HHD Icon.png Laptop Cabin Wall Clock HHD Icon.png Cabin Wall Clock
Wallpaper: FallLeaf.png Plaster Wall
Floor: FallLeaf.png Charcoal Tile
Music: Lucky K.K.

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)