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"Trick or treat!"
— Jack, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Jack pkn
Jack NLa.png
Species Gender
Pumpkin Male
Birthday October 31st Scorpio
Role Halloween
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese パンプキング
Korean 펌킹
Italian Fifonio
German Jakob

Simplified Chinese 南瓜王
French Jacqu'O
Spanish Soponcio
Dutch Jack

Traditional Chinese 南瓜王
Quebec French Jacqu'O
Latin American Spanish Soponcio
Russian Джек

Jack, self-proclaimed Czar of Halloween, is a character from the Animal Crossing series whose species is unknown. He appears twice a year, first on October 1st (in (Animal Crossing: New Leaf), and then for Halloween from 6:00 PM until 1:00 AM the following day. He distributes spooky furniture, which can only be obtained through him. He wears a pumpkin on his head which, during Halloween, makes him indistinguishable from other villagers in the town who will also ask for candy. Jack, like all other holiday-related characters, was absent from Animal Crossing: Wild World, as was Halloween and candy.

While currently absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Jack appears in a graphic teasing a fall update for the game, suggesting he will be added in a later update.


Doubutsu no Mori and Animal Crossing[edit]

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Jack's debut was in Doubutsu no Mori, and its GameCube port Animal Crossing. During Halloween, Jack appears at a random spot in town, demanding candy should the player encounter him. Unlike the other villagers, who wear the same clothing as him, he will not chase the player, giving them a way to discern who is the real Jack. Upon talking to Jack, he will give the player an item of spooky furniture in exchange for candy. Doing this throughout the event will complete the set.

Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

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Jack returns in Animal Crossing: City Folk, after being absent in Animal Crossing: Wild World. He was announced on the Japanese website for City Folk, along with other characters. His role remains the same as in Animal Crossing, and he now calls himself the Czar of Halloween. He sends a letter out to players earlier in the month, warning of his arrival, and telling them to have candy ready. Nook's store starts selling candy on the 1st of October.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

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In Animal Crossing: New Leaf Jack can be found walking around the player's town on October 1st to October 7th (however he will disappear the day after the player speaks to him) where he will tell them about Halloween and what will happen on that night. During this time, the player cannot work at The Roost. On Halloween, Jack can be told apart from the other villagers by his darker orange pumpkin mask and the carving on it. When given a piece of candy he will then ask the player if they want their choice of a mask or piece of furniture from the Spooky Series.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer[edit]

Jack appears in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer when his amiibo card is scanned into the game via the amiibo phone, and will ask the player to build a house for him. Like all Special Characters, he will leave the theme up to the player, and won't request for certain furniture to definitely be in his house.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp[edit]

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In Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Jack appears to celebrate the Halloween Gardening Event, similar to all other gardening events. Here, he will ask for the player to plant Pumpkins to attract bats, providing furniture once a certain amount is caught. Additionally, Jack also hosts the Halloween fishing tourney, replacing the usual Chip.

Villager info[edit]

Welcome amiibo RV[edit]

Nia blue upload.png
RV of Jack.jpg
Style: No style
Candy Machine HHD Icon.png Candy Machine SpringLeaf.png Green-pumpkin Head
SpringLeaf.png Jack-in-the-box Patched Dress HHD Icon.png Patched Dress
SpringLeaf.png Patched Shirt Pumpkin Pie HHD Icon.png Pumpkin Pie
SpringLeaf.png Purple-pumpkin Head SpringLeaf.png Red-pumpkin Head
Spooky Wall Lamp HHD Icon.png Spooky Wall Lamp Tea Table HHD Icon.png Tea Table
Wood Display Stand HHD Icon.png Wood Display Stand SpringLeaf.png Yellow-pumpkin Head
Wallpaper: Spooky Wall HHD Icon.png Spooky Wall
Floor: SpringLeaf.png Spooky Floor
Music: K.K. Dirge

When visiting Jack's RV at the campground, the bottom screen will display the following:

"When he's not presiding over Halloween, Jack lives simply and frugally. His only two indulgences are his decked-out camping van...and candy."

Spooky Series[edit]

Main article: Spooky Series

Jack gives a piece of furniture every time the player gives him Candy. All the furniture pieces look like pumpkins or Jack O'Lanterns. They are orange and, like all holiday-exclusive furniture sets, score very highly with the Happy Room Academy.

  • Spooky Wall
  • Spooky Carpet
  • Spooky Bed
  • Spooky Bookcase
  • Spooky Lamp
  • Spooky Wardrobe
  • Spooky Chair
  • Spooky Dresser
  • Spooky Vanity
  • Spooky Table
  • Spooky Clock
  • Spooky Paper

Items obtained by approaching Jack without having any candy are arguably considered part of the Spooky Series, but are actually not. These items include:

  • Pumpkin head
  • Moldy Shirt
  • Patched Shirt
  • Jack-in-the-Box

Other appearances[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Jack appears as a collectible trophy.

Jack SSB4 Trophy (3DS).png #620 Jack
NTSC-U: Jack, the self-proclaimed czar of Halloween, goes around town saying "Trick or treat!" to everyone he meets! In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you can see him earlier in October too. Seems like he's looking for a few loyal subjects. Don't you worry—it's all in good fun!

PAL: Jack, the self-proclaimed czar of Halloween, goes around town saying "Trick or treat!" to everyone he meets! In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you can see him earlier in October too. Seems like he's looking for a few good loyal subjects. Don't worry, pumpkin—he'll have you scaring up a good time!

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing-e card
#204 Jack - Series 4
Gender: Male
Species: Pumpkin
Sign: Scorpio
Password: oC9hl9VC%@iB9N
Animal Crossing-e 4-204 (Jack).jpg
203 Redd Animal Crossing-e cards
#204 Jack
205 Kiki

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#117 Jack - Series 2
Type: Special
Star sign: Scorpio
Birthday: October 31st
Dice value: 2
Hand sign: Scissors
117 Jack amiibo card NA.png
116 Chip List of amiibo cards
#117 Jack
118 Poncho



Sprites & Models[edit]



Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese パンプキング
Pumpking, a portmanteau of pumpkin and king

Simplified Chinese 南瓜王 (iQue)
Nánguā Wáng
Pumpkin King

German Jakob -

European Spanish Soponcio Meaning “uncomfortable feeling produced after a big fright”

European French Jacqu'O From jack-o'-lantern

Italian Fifonio From fifa, slang term for "fear".

Czar of Halloween

Japanese ハロウィンの王様
Harouin no ōsama
Halloween King

Dutch Tsaar van Halloween Czar of Halloween

German Prinz von Halloween Prince of Halloween

European Spanish Mandamás de Halloween Chief of Halloween

European French Empereur d'Halloween Emperor of Halloween

Italian Zar di Halloween Czar of Halloween

Portuguese Czar do Dia das Bruxos
Czar of Halloween