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Artwork of Hornsby the Rhinoceros
Species Personality Gender
Rhinoceros Lazy Male
Birthday March 20th Pisces
Favorite saying "You can't hit a mosquito with a horseshoe."
Catchphrase "schnozzle"
Clothing Chevron shirt[nb 1]
Argyle sweater (Green)[nb 2]
Umbrella Polka parasol[nb 3]
Camo umbrella[nb 4]
Green umbrella[nb 5]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 みつお[nb 6]
 뿌람[nb 9]
 光雄[nb 7]
 光雄[nb 8]
 Хорнсби[nb 10]
Phrase in other languages

Hornsby is a lazy rhinoceros villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Doubutsu no Mori, and after his appearance in Doubutsu no Mori e+, he remained absent from the series until Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo. Data for him exists in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer but ultimately remains unused. He is the only lazy rhinoceros in the series. His name comes from the horn on his head.

In New Horizons, Hornsby has the nature hobby and may be found reading a book pertaining to an item he is studying, which can be either flowers, bugs, fish, or fossils.


Artwork of Hornsby from Animal Crossing.


Hornsby is a blue rhinoceros with yellow horns and pink ears with smaller black insides. He also has black eyes pointing in opposite directions, which appear to be pointing to his back when viewed to the side. On the back of his head are dark blue stripes.


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

As a lazy villager, Hornsby has a relaxed, laid-back lifestyle and will appear friendly toward the player. He often talks about food and is humorous or naïve during conversations. During conversations with other villagers, he generally gets along well with peppy, smug, and cranky villagers, while snooty and jock villagers may not get along with him due to their conflicting lifestyles. In New Horizons, Hornsby goes to sleep at 11 PM and wakes up at 8 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Personality Catchphrase
Rhinoceros Lazy schnozzle
Default clothing Chevron Shirt PG Model.png Chevron shirt
Default umbrella Polka Parasol PG Model.png Polka parasol
Doubutsu no Mori e+ traits
Star sign Pisces Pisces
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Cute
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Fresh
Live song gift Aloha K.K.

In Welcome amiibo[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo, Hornsby can only move to the player's town if his amiibo card is scanned, or if he is invited to move in from another player's town.

You can't hit a mosquito with a horseshoe.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
March 20 Pisces Lazy schnozzle
Default clothing Chevron Shirt NL Model.png Chevron shirt
Default umbrella Camo Umbrella NL Model.png Camo umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Basic
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Ornate
Favorite color
Siblings Youngest of 3 kids
Skill Bunting
Goal Artist
Halloween fear Monster Mask NL Model.png Monster mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blend
Amount of milk A little bit
Amount of sugar One spoonful

In New Horizons[edit]

You can't hit a mosquito with a horseshoe.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
March 20 Pisces Lazy (A) schnozzle
Default clothing Argyle Sweater (Green) NH Icon.png Argyle sweater (Green)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Green) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Green) & Rain Hat (Beige) NH Icon.png rain hat (Beige)
  • During snow: Peacoat (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png Peacoat (Navy blue) & Snowy Knit Cap (Green) NH Icon.png snowy knit cap (Green)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Green) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Green) NH Icon.png terry-cloth nightcap (Green)
  • 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) & Denim Cap (Light Blue) NH Icon.png denim cap (Light blue)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green) & Explorer's Hat (Avocado) NH Icon.png explorer's hat (Avocado)
  • 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 (Green) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Green) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Tailcoat (White) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (White)[nb 11]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Tailcoat (White) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (White) & Top Hat (Brown) NH Icon.png top hat (Brown)[nb 12]

  • 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 (Green) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Green)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Green) & 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: PJ Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Green)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Blue) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Blue)
  • 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) & Tropical Turban (Green) NH Icon.png tropical turban (Green)
  • Default umbrella Green Umbrella NH Icon.png Green umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Green) NH Model.png  Green
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Checkered 1 - Fabric 9) NH Model.png  Checkered 1 - Fabric 9
    Favorite style Simple
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Nature
    Handheld items
    Bag Classy Bag NH Model.png Classy
    Book Nature Book Interior NH Texture.png Gardening/Bug/Fish/Fossil
    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 Hornsby – Green / Brown Simple 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
    Cook's coat (Brown) Cook's Coat (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,760 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Market auctioneer's cap (Brown) Market Auctioneer's Cap (Brown) NH Icon.png  840 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Plaid puffed-sleeve shirt (Sweet plaid) Plaid Puffed-Sleeve Shirt (Sweet Plaid) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Round tinted shades (Green) Round Tinted Shades (Green) NH Icon.png  880 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Top coat (Brown) Top Coat (Brown) NH Icon.png  2,000 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    More Green Items
    More Brown Items
    More Simple Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I want to feel like I could take off into the sky at any time...
    Client's vision Gateway to the Sky
    Required items Vehicle Cabin Seat
    Serving Cart
    Favorite song  Animal City
    Unlocked items


    In Animal Crossing[edit]

    In Welcome amiibo[edit]



    Exterior of Hornsby's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Hornsby's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Description: Hornsby's low-key comedy tour starts at the campground! So far, it's just knock-knock jokes. We should keep him and Shrunk from ever meeting up...
    Wall:  Dirt-Clod Wall
    Floor:  Old Board Floor
    Music: K.K. Lament NL Texture.png K.K. Lament

    Hornsby's "Order furniture" list in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Hornsby is one of the villagers who moved in during the main storyline after the villager house development quest, his house will have a combination of non-craftable furniture, plus items crafted by players during the island development storyline, primarily from the Log Series and applicable native fruit sets. He cannot have his initial house interior unless he moves out of the player's island or the Happy Home Paradise DLC is purchased, in which either the player or Isabelle can reset the interior.

    With the version 1.6.0 update, the Pile of Zen Cushions directly left of the entrance was moved to the west side of the house, and the Stacked Magazines directly right of the entrance was moved to the east side of his house, making it easier for the player to navigate around.

    Exterior of Hornsby's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Hornsby's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #3
    Roof:  Beige stone-weighted roof
    Siding:  Blue panel siding
    Door:  White latticework door
    Wall:  Dirt-Clod Wall
    Floor:  Rush Tatami
    Music:  K.K. Lament

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Hornsby was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on April 26, 2021.[1]

    You can't hit a mosquito with a horseshoe.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    March 20 Pisces Lazy schnozzle
    Default clothing Chevron shirt
    Description Unfortunately, Hornsby's career as an aspiring comedian has hit a standstill. He wrote a bunch of jokes, but it turns out none of them are funny.
    Preferred theme Historical
    Primary reward Paper
    Version added 4.2.1b
    Date unlocked April 26, 2021
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Bertha and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Chevron shirt
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Futon mattress
    Level 20 Hornsby's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 14] Sparkle stones
    Related items for Hornsby
    Scrapbook Memory appearances
    Name Image Required?
    A Minor Mail Mishap A Minor Mail Mishap PC.png No

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 3-165 (Hornsby).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 3-165 (Hornsby - Back).jpg

    #165 Hornsby - Series 3
    Gender: Male
    Sign: Pisces
    Clothes: chevron shirt
    Petphrase: schnozzle
    Profile: Hornsby takes great pleasure in taunting mosquitoes with his pierce-proof horn. He'll cover his entire body–except for his horn–in mosquito repellent and stand outside laughing at them.
    Password: KYGyni3IvpsYvH

    Welcome amiibo card[edit]



    The remnants of Hornsby's unused Happy Home Designer model

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese みつお

    Korean 뿌람

    Simplified Chinese 光雄
    Guāng xióng
    Akin to his Japanese name

    Traditional Chinese 光雄

    Russian Хорнсби
    Same as English name

    Dutch Hornsby Same as English name

    German Rüdiger -

    European Spanish Rino From rinoceronte, Spanish for rhinoceros

    European French Cornio From the word corniaud which refers to a mongrel dog or a stupid person, and a pun on corne, meaning "horn"

    Italian Rino From rinoceronte, "rhinoceros"

    See also[edit]


    1. Prior to New Horizons, includes Pocket Camp appearance after New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Animal Crossing
    4. Welcome amiibo
    5. New Horizons
    6. Mitsuo
    7. Guāng xióng
    8. Guāng xióng
    9. Ppuram
    10. Hornsbi
    11. Hornsby'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.
    12. If it is Hornsby's birthday, his headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    13. Re-Tail sell price; if item can be sold at Timmy and Tommy's store, it is 80% of the sell price; if item can be sold to Leila at Tortimer Island, it is 5% of the sell price.
    14. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75
    15. 15.0 15.1 Item is customized


    1. u/windkirby (April 26, 2021). "Animal Crossing Pocket Camp v4.2.1b Update". Reddit. Retrieved April 26, 2021.