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For the villager whose Japanese name is Jack, see Raymond.
"This is a night for frights and delights, which comes but once a year—that's right! Halloween is here!"
— Jack, Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Artwork of Jack
Species Gender
Unknown Male
Birthday October 31st Scorpio
Favorite saying "Trick or treat!"
Role Halloween
Main appearances

Other appearances
Name in other languages

Jack, the self-proclaimed Czar of Halloween, is a special character in the Animal Crossing series whose species is unknown. He is the host of Halloween, and he distributes items from the Spooky Series furniture, which can only be obtained through him prior to New Leaf. He wears a pumpkin on his head which, during Halloween, makes him appear similar to the villagers in the town, who are dressed similarly. In Pocket Camp, Jack claims that the pumpkin cannot be removed because it is his actual head. Jack, like all other holiday-related characters, is absent from Wild World along with Halloween. His name may be derived from a jack-o'-lantern, which is often made from a carved pumpkin.



Artwork of Jack from Doubutsu no Mori.

Jack's species is permanently unknown, because he always has an orange pumpkin head, which has a pair of round eyes, a small oval nose, a scary-smiling mouth, and a green stem. He wears a dark-purple robe, a pair of black gloves, and a pair of black shoes.


Jack is a lover of Halloween, explaining why he always hosts the event at the end of October. He also has a deep voice like a cranky villager.


In Animal Crossing[edit]

Artwork of Jack from Animal Crossing.

Jack's first appears in Doubutsu no Mori and later appears in Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+. 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 from the Spooky Series in exchange for Candy. Doing this throughout the event will complete the series.

In City Folk[edit]

Artwork of Jack from City Folk.

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.

In New Leaf[edit]

Artwork of Jack from New Leaf.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Jack can be found walking around the player's town on October 1 to October 7 (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. He owns an RV that sells 12 Halloween-themed items for 3 MEOW Coupons each.

In New Horizons[edit]

The letter sent by Jack in New Horizons.

While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Jack returns in the 1.5.0 Fall Update, reprising his role as host of the Halloween event. On October 1 he sends the player Jack's Portrait along with a letter informing them about Halloween. On Halloween he will give the player Jack's Face or Jack's Robe, two clothing items based on his appearance, or the Haunt Reaction if given Candy or a Lollipop. He can also give the player the DIY recipes for the Spooky Carriage and Spooky Wand if given a Lollipop.

Jack's poster can be obtained from Nook Shopping after inviting him to Photopia via his amiibo card.

Prior to its removal in version 2.0, when the player scans Jack's amiibo card and tries to invite him, he will say:

Hee hee hee! Ho ho ho! It is I, Jack the reigning czar of Halloween.
You were one of my minions, weren't you? As I, your name was Player? What's this now? a campsite? Well, I suppose it all depends on how well stocked your candy dish is...
Ah, but what am I saying? I'm far too busy to go camping!
I'll haunt your island on Halloween, and not a moment before, pumpkin!

In 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 leaves the theme up to the player, and does not request for certain furniture to definitely be in his house.

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Artwork of Jack from Pocket Camp.

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.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Jack appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.




Description 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!
Acquisition Random

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Trick or treat!


Birthday Gender Species
October 31 Scorpio Male Unknown
Pic version added Welcome amiibo update
Coffee preferences
Jack does not order coffee at The Roost.

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Trick or treat!

Jack's Happy Home Designer icon

Example of Jack's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Birthday Gender Species
October 31 Scorpio Male Unknown
Umbrella Spider Umbrella HHD Icon.png Spider umbrella
House request
Client's vision I'll leave it up to you!
Favorite song  K.K. Dirge
Unlocked items
  •  Pumpkin pie
  •  K.K. Dirge
  •  Jack's pic
  • Clothing:
  •  Pumpkin head
  •  Spider umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Jack's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    RV in Welcome amiibo[edit]

    Exterior of Jack's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Jack's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Description: When he's not presiding over Halloween, Jack lives simply and frugally. His only two indulgences are his decked-out camping van...and candy.
    Wall:  Spooky Wall
    Floor:  Spooky Carpet
    Music: K.K. Dirge NL Texture.png K.K. Dirge

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

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Trick or treat!


    Birthday Gender Species
    October 31 Scorpio Male Unknown
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Green) NH Model.png  Green
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Retro - Fabric 10) NH Model.png  Retro - Fabric 10
    Happy Home Paradise traits
    Hobby Play
    Book Play Book NH Icon.png Comic

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
    Unlocked items

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 4-204 (Jack).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 4-204 (Jack - Back).jpg

    #204 Jack - Series 4
    Gender: Male
    Sign: Scorpio
    Profile: Jack only comes around at Halloween, but, is he ever popular! Everyone in town dresses up like him, trying to imitate his very scary style. If you can find the real pumpkin deal, give him a sweet treat. Chances are, he'll give you a creepy something in return.
    Password: oC9hl9VC%@iB9N

    amiibo card[edit]

    117 Jack amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #117 Jack - Series 2
    Star sign: Scorpio
    Birthday: October 31
    Dice value: 2
    Hand sign: Scissors



    Names in other languages[edit]


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

    Korean 펌킹
    Pumpking, from Japanese name

    Simplified Chinese 南瓜王
    Nánguā Wáng
    Pumpkin King

    Traditional Chinese 南瓜王

    Russian Джек
    Same as his English name

    Dutch Jack -

    German Jakob Similar to English name

    European Spanish Soponcio Faint

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

    Italian Fifonio From fifa, slang term for "fear"

    Czar of Halloween[edit]

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

    Korean 할로윈의 제왕
    Hallowin-ui Jewang
    King of Halloween

    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

    European Portuguese Czar do Dia das Bruxas
    Czar of Halloween


    1. 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.