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Artwork of Lopez the Deer
Species Personality Gender
Deer Smug Male
Birthday August 20th Leo
Favorite saying "Always look both ways before crossing the street."
Catchphrase "buckaroo"[nb 1]
"badoom"[nb 2]
Clothing Brown-bar tee[nb 3]
Chimayo vest (Navy blue)[nb 4]
Umbrella Bat umbrella[nb 5]
Gelato umbrella[nb 6]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 トムソン[nb 7]
 톰슨[nb 10]
 汤姆[nb 8]
 湯姆[nb 9]
 Лопес[nb 11]
Phrase in other languages
 you bet

Lopez is a smug deer villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games. His name comes from "antelopes," animals that bear a resemblance to deer. His original American catchphrase is a play on "buck," meaning a male antelope or deer. His Japanese catchphrase is a play on "gazelle."

In New Horizons, Lopez has the education hobby and can be seen wearing rimmed glasses, reading a novel while outside, and using a magnifying glass when near certain objects.



Artwork of Lopez from Welcome amiibo.

Lopez is a yellow-orange and white deer with gray horns and black hooves. Although Lopez's species is a deer, his design is based on an antelope, most closely resembling the Thomson's gazelle.


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

Lopez is a smug villager, meaning he will come off as a gentleman and polite. Smug villagers seem to be a mix between some personalities, and are kind, lively but can come off as conceited. If the player is female, they will occasionally flirt. Smug villagers cannot be a starter villager, and can only move in after the player becomes mayor. They wake up at 8:30 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Lopez cannot be one of the starting villagers in the player's town.

Always look both ways before crossing the street.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 20 Leo Smug buckaroo [nb 12]
badoom [nb 13]
Default clothing Brown-Bar Tee NL Model.png Brown-bar tee
Default umbrella Bat Umbrella NL Model.png Bat umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Flashy
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Cute
Favorite color
Siblings Second of 6 kids
Skill Debating
Goal CEO
Halloween fear Skeleton Hood NL Model.png Skeleton hood
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blend
Amount of milk A little bit
Amount of sugar One spoonful

In New Horizons[edit]

Always look both ways before crossing the street.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 20 Leo Smug (A) badoom
Default clothing Chimayo Vest (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png Chimayo vest (Navy blue)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Green) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Green) & Outdoor Hat (Green) NH Icon.png outdoor hat (Green)
  • During snow: Short Peacoat (Gray) NH Icon.png Short peacoat (Gray) & Knit Hat (Gray) NH Icon.png knit hat (Gray)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: Pajama Dress (Gray) NH Icon.png Pajama dress (Gray)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Black) NH Icon.png Tank (Black)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black)
  • Bunny Day: Earth-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Earth-egg outfit  & Earth-Egg Shell NH Icon.png earth-egg shell
  • Halloween: Vampire Costume (Black) NH Icon.png Vampire costume (Black) & Top Hat (Black) NH Icon.png top hat (Black)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Dark Brown) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Dark brown)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Red) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Waistcoat (Gray) NH Icon.png Waistcoat (Gray)[nb 14]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Waistcoat (Gray) NH Icon.png Waistcoat (Gray) & Top Hat (Black) NH Icon.png top hat (Black)[nb 15]

  • 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 (Black) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Black)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Red) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Black) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Black)
  • 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: Pajama Dress (Gray) NH Icon.png Pajama dress (Gray)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Yellow) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Yellow)
  • While practicing hula: Hula Top (Red) NH Icon.png Hula top (Red) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Red) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (Red)
  • While floating in the ocean: Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Black) NH Icon.png Horizontal-striped wet suit (Black) & Retro Shades (Gray) NH Icon.png retro shades (Gray)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: DJ KK Logo Tee (Neon Orange) NH Icon.png DJ KK logo tee (Neon orange)[nb 16] & Neon Shades (Orange & Lime) NH Icon.png neon shades (Orange & lime)
  • Default umbrella Gelato Umbrella NH Icon.png Gelato umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Black) NH Model.png  Black
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Striped - Fabric 19) NH Model.png  Striped - Fabric 19
    Favorite style Gorgeous
    Favorite color
    Hobby Education
    Handheld items
    Bag Classy Bag NH Model.png Classy
    Book Education Book Interior NH Texture.png Novel
    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

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble It's gotta have that big-city-apartment feel for me...
    Client's vision My Piece of the Big City
    Required items Cool Low Table
    Hi-Fi Stereo
    Favorite song  K.K. Jazz
    Unlocked items
    Other items:


    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Lopez is one of the three mandatory clients, alongside Carrie and Goldie.

    Always look both ways before crossing the street.

    Lopez's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Lopez's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    August 20 Leo Smug buckaroo [nb 17]
    badoom [nb 18]
    Default clothing Brown-Bar Tee HHD Icon.png Brown-bar tee
    Umbrella Bat Umbrella HHD Icon.png Bat umbrella
    House request
    Thought bubble Just cuz I live in the sticks doesn't mean I can't have a metropolitan lifestyle!
    Client's vision A stylish space.
    Required items Glass partition
    Modern table
    High-end stereo
    Favorite song  K.K. Soul
    Unlocked items
  •  Minimalist bed
  •  Astro bed
  •  Stripe bed
  •  Minimalist minitable
  •  Minimalist table
  •  Modern table
  •  Stripe table
  •  Astro table
  •  Minimalist chair
  •  Astro chair
  •  Stripe chair
  •  Director's chair
  •  Minimalist ottoman
  •  Minimalist sofa
  •  Stripe sofa
  •  Astro sofa
  •  Minimalist wardrobe
  •  Stripe closet
  •  Astro closet
  •  Astro shelf
  •  Minimalist dresser
  •  Stripe dresser
  •  Astro dresser
  •  Stripe shelf
  •  Astro CD player
  •  Gold stereo
  •  Hi-fi stereo
  •  High-end stereo
  •  Flat-screen TV
  •  Wide-screen TV
  •  Stripe TV
  •  Astro TV
  •  Digital-photo frame
  •  Laptop
  •  Kitchen island
  •  Washing machine
  •  Stripe bathroom sink
  •  Shower stall
  •  Whirlpool bath
  •  Super toilet
  •  Minimalist lamp
  •  Astro lamp
  •  Stripe lamp
  •  Glass partition
  •  Coat hanger
  •  Decoy duck
  •  Upright vacuum
  •  Cacao tree
  •  Single rose
  •  Standing spotlight
  •  Pinball machine
  •  Dartboard
  •  Billiard table
  •  K.K. Soul
  •  K.K. Cruisin'
  •  K.K. Disco
  •  Lopez's pic
  •  Air conditioner
  •  Wall-mounted TV
  •  Astro clock
  •  Stripe clock
  • Interior:
  •  Round red rug
  •  Green round rug
  •  Modern rug
  •  Striped rug
  •  Black square rug
  •  Cowhide rug
  •  Plaza wall
  •  Arched window
  •  Concrete wall
  •  Sleek wall
  •  Skyscraper wall
  •  Checkered tile
  •  Stone tile
  •  Plaza tile
  •  Exhibit-room floor
  •  Panel carpet floor
  •  White-carpet floor
  •  Steel flooring
  •  Illusion floor
  • Clothing:
  •  Go-go shirt
  •  Brown-bar tee
  •  Flashy suit
  •  Dry-denim pants
  •  Triangle shades
  •  Tiny shades
  •  Oval shades
  •  Black loafers
  •  White leather shoes
  •  Bat umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Lopez's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In amiibo Festival[edit]



    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    August 20 Leo Smug buckaroo [nb 19]
    badoom [nb 20]
    Clothing Brown-Bar Tee HHD Icon.png Brown-bar tee
    Umbrella Bat Umbrella HHD Icon.png Bat umbrella
    amiibo card traits
    Dice value 2
    Hand sign Paper
    Desert Island Escape traits
    Movement Desert Island Escape movement icon.png ×5
    Hunger Desert Island Escape hunger icon.png ×1
    Vision Desert Island Escape vision icon.png ×1
    Favorite fruit Desert Island Escape favorite fruit icon.png Coconut

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Lopez was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on September 15, 2023.[1]

    Always look both ways before crossing the street.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    August 20 Leo Smug badoom
    Default clothing Brown-bar tee
    Description If you’re looking for advice on how to be fabulous, don’t ask Lopez. It would be like asking a bunny how to be fluffy. Lopez doesn’t TRY to be fabulous— he just IS.
    Preferred theme Modern
    Primary reward Steel
    Version added 5.4.2
    Date unlocked September 15, 2023
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Lopez and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Brown-bar tee
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Modern wood TV
    Level 20 Lopez's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 21] Sparkle stones
    Related items for Lopez
    Scrapbook Memory appearances
    Name Image Required?
    The Great Room-Key Pursuit Nia.png No

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    027 Lopez amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #027 Lopez - Series 1
    Star sign: Leo
    Birthday: August 20
    Dice value: 2
    Hand sign: Paper



    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese トムソン
    Thomson, from the Thomson's gazelle, which his appearance is based on

    Korean 톰슨
    Same as Japanese name

    Simplified Chinese 汤姆
    Chinese transliteration of the name Tom

    Traditional Chinese 湯姆

    Russian Лопес
    From English name

    Dutch Lopez Same as English name

    German Eckart -

    European Spanish Agreste Literally means "wild"

    European French Jon Pun on the French word jaune, which is pronounced roughly the same and means "yellow"

    Italian Lopez Same as English name

    See also[edit]


    1. Prior to New Horizons, North America
    2. Was PAL-only prior to New Horizons
    3. Prior to New Horizons
    4. New Horizons
    5. Prior to New Horizons
    6. New Horizons
    7. Tomuson
    8. Tāngmǔ
    9. Tāngmǔ
    10. Tomseun
    11. Lopes
    12. In North America
    13. In PAL regions
    14. Lopez'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.
    15. If it is Lopez's birthday, his headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    16. If it is DJ KK's first time performing on the archipelago, Lopez will instead wear a Paradise Planning event tee (Red variation)
    17. In North America
    18. In PAL regions
    19. In North America
    20. In PAL regions
    21. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75


    1. "Introducing 4 new campers!@Pocket_Camp on X (formerly Twitter) (September 15, 2023). Archived from the original on October 26, 2023. Retrieved October 26, 2023.