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"This is my good side."
— Hopper, Animal Crossing: Wild World
Hopper NL.png
"Always have a comeback."
"This is my good side."
Species Personality Gender
Penguin Cranky Male
Birthday April 6th
Initial phrase slushie NA
ちぅねん JP
Initial clothes Dragon Shirt
Appearances Doubutsu no Mori,
Doubutsu no Mori+,
Animal Crossing,
Doubutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Doubutsu no Mori (film),
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Hopper (ダルマン, Daruman, Dalman) is a cranky villager in the Animal Crossing series. He is a crested penguin, who is named after the rockhopper penguin, but design is based off a Macaroni Penguin. He also appeared in Doubutsu no Mori (film). Hopper is also the only penguin with a cranky personality. He appears in every game in the series thus far.


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 orange eyes with black pupils. He also initially wears the Dragon shirt.


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 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
Ideal Gifts for Hopper – Yellow Rock 'n' Roll Items
Name Price Available From
Bingo Wheel 2,400 Timmy & Tommy's
Cement Mixer 1,600 Timmy & Tommy's
Steamroller 4,500 Timmy & Tommy's
Striped Cone 800 Timmy & Tommy's
Wet-Road Sign 850 Timmy & Tommy's
Circuit Tank 5,120 GracieGrace (Fall)
Fish Tee 380 Ables (All)
Jagged Tank 280 Ables (Summer)
Jagged Tee 360 (All)
Leopard Tank 280 Ables (Summer)
More Yellow Items More Rock 'n' Roll Items


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.

Card profiles[edit]

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 EU.jpg
178 Hugh List of amiibo cards
#179 Hopper
180 Pecan

Appearance in Doubutsu no Mori (film)[edit]


Like other film characters, he was recreated as merchandise. Below are some examples:



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Güiñón Portemanteau between "pingüino" (penguin) and "gruñón" (grumpy, which fits to his behaviour).
French Victor -
Italian Pinguaio Portemanteau between "pinguino" (penguin) and "guaio" (trouble, which it's a synonym of annoyance, to fit with his behaviour)

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