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Type of Rhinoceros villager Hornsby rhn04
Artwork of Hornsby the Rhinoceros
Species Personality Gender
Rhinoceros Lazy Male symbol.png 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]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
Phrase in other languages

Hornsby is a lazy rhinoceros villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Doubutsu no Mori and after Doubutsu no Mori e+, he remained absent from the series until Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo. 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. Hornsby 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 Hornsby's head is 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
Star sign (DnMe+) Pisces Pisces
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style (DnMe+) Cute
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style (DnMe+) Fresh
Live song gift (DnMe+) Aloha K.K.

In Welcome amiibo[edit]

You can't hit a mosquito with a horseshoe.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
March 20 Pisces Lazy schnozzle
Default clothing Chevron Shirt HHD Icon.png Chevron Shirt
Default umbrella Camo Umbrella HHD Icon.png Camo Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Basic
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Ornate
Favorite color
Siblings Youngest of 3
Skill Bunting
Goal Artist
Halloween fear Monster Mask HHD Icon.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)
Default umbrella Green Umbrella NH Icon.png Green Umbrella
Favorite style Simple
Favorite colors
Hobby Nature
Carried bag Classy
Book Fish/Bug/Fossil/Flower
Food Sandwich
Drink Smoothie or coffee cup
Popsicle 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
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 Animal Crossing[edit]

In Welcome amiibo[edit]


Exterior of Hornsby's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Hornsby's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
 Large Tea Table  Zen Desk
 Retro Stereo  Sink
 Minifridge  Futon Mattress
 Basic Trash Can  Trash Bags
 Folk Guitar  Milk Carton
 Stacked Magazines  Dinnerware
 Ramen Cup  Wall Fan
 Autograph Cards
Wall:  Dirt-Clod Wall
Floor:  Old Board Floor
Music:  K.K. Lament


NLWa RV Exterior Tan.png
RV of Hornsby NLWa.jpg
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...
Basic Trash Can (Light Wood) NLWa Model.png Basic Trash Can Futon Mattress NLWa Model.png Futon Mattress
Minifridge NLWa Model.png Minifridge Ramen Cup NLWa Model.png Ramen Cup
Record Box NLWa Model.png Record Box Stacked Magazines NLWa Model.png Stacked Magazines
Strapped Books NLWa Model.png Strapped Books Trash Bags NLWa Model.png Trash Bags
Zen Desk NLWa Model.png Zen Desk
Wallpaper: Dirt-Clod Wall NL.png Dirt-Clod Wall
Floor: Old Board Floor NL.png Old Board Floor
Music: K.K. Lament (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. Lament

In New Horizons[edit]

In 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.

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.

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 PC Icon.png 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 PC Banner - Historical.png
Primary reward Paper PC Icon.png Paper
Version added 4.2.1b
Date unlocked April 26, 2021
How to invite Blathers PC Character Icon.png Blathers's Treasure Trek
Friendship rewards
Level 7 Chevron Shirt PC Icon.png Chevron Shirt
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 9 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 15 Crafting request: Futon Mattress PC Icon.pngFuton Mattress
Level 20 Hornsby's Pic PC Icon.png Hornsby‎‎'s Pic
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 25 - 50 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Related items for Hornsby
Scrapbook Memories appearances
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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
Clothes: Chevron Shirt
Sign: Pisces
Phrase: 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]

006 Hornsby NL amiibo card NA.png

Card back

WAmiibo card back.png

#6 Hornsby
RV items
Dirt-Clod Wall HHD Icon.png
Dirt-Clod Wall
Old Board Floor HHD Icon.png
Old Board Floor
Basic Trash Can (Light Wood) NLWa Model.png
Basic Trash Can
Futon Mattress NLWa Model.png
Futon Mattress
Minifridge NLWa Model.png
Ramen Cup NLWa Model.png
Ramen Cup
Record Box NLWa Model.png
Record Box
Stacked Magazines NLWa Model.png
Stacked Magazines
Strapped Books NLWa Model.png
Strapped Books

Zen Desk NLWa Model.png
Zen Desk



The remnants of Hornsby's unused Happy Home Designer model

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese みつお

Korean 뿌람

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
光雄 / 光雄
Guāng xióng
Akin to his Japanese name

Russian Хорнсби
Same as English name

Dutch Hornsby -

German Rüdiger -

European Spanish Rino From rinoceronte, Spanish for rhinoceros.

European French Cornio From the word corniaud which refers to a mongrel, or stupid dog. Pun on the French word corne which means animal horn.

Italian Rino From rinoceronte, "rhinoceros."

See also[edit]


  1. Prior to New Horizons
  2. New Horizons


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