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Artwork of Marlo the Hamster
Species Personality Gender
Hamster Cranky Male
Birthday June 26th Cancer
Favorite saying "You gotta walk the walk if you're gonna talk the talk."
Catchphrase "gabeesh"
Clothing Café uniform[nb 1]
Doublet (Black)[nb 2]
Umbrella Bat umbrella
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ドンチャン[nb 3]
 보스터[nb 6]
 胖督[nb 4]
 胖督[nb 5]
 Марло[nb 7]
Phrase in other languages

Marlo is a cranky hamster villager in the Animal Crossing series. He was added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of the 2.0 Free Update on November 4, 2021, and he was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp between the announcement and release of the New Horizons update. As hinted in his Pocket Camp description, his appearance is based on an archetypal crime boss, and his name likely comes from actor Marlon Brando, who portrayed Don Vito Corleone in the 1972 film adaptation of the 1969 American novel The Godfather. His catchphrase is derived from the word "capisce," an English-Italian slang to ask if a message has been understood, which is also Mafia-associated.

In New Horizons, Marlo 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.



Marlo is a hamster with dark gray coloration on the top half of his head and ears, and a white body and muzzle. He wears tiny, black circular shades which are noticeably smaller than the Tiny Shades that the player can buy. He has droopy eyes, with black pupils which disappear when he is angry. He also has black almond-shaped eyebrows and dark gray paws, with a warm shade of gray in the interior of his ears. He has four black marks resembling whiskers above his mouth. His mouth opens at a slant when angry or upset.


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

Marlo is a cranky villager, meaning he is older and more mature compared to other villagers. He will usually get along with snooty and other cranky villagers. He may have trouble getting along with smug and peppy villagers.

Villager information[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

You gotta walk the walk if you're gonna talk the talk.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
June 26 Cancer Cranky (B) gabeesh
Default clothing Doublet (Black) NH Icon.png Doublet (Black)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Black) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Black) & Rain Hat (Black) NH Icon.png rain hat (Black)
  • During snow: Down Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Down jacket (Black) & Knit Hat (Black) NH Icon.png knit hat (Black)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Red)
  • 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) & Denim Cap (Black) NH Icon.png denim cap (Black)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black) & Denim Cap (Black) NH Icon.png denim cap (Black)
  • Bunny Day: Wood-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Wood-egg outfit  & Wood-Egg Shell NH Icon.png wood-egg shell
  • Halloween: Raggedy Outfit (Black) NH Icon.png Raggedy outfit (Black) & Impish Horns (Black) NH Icon.png impish horns (Black)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Dark Brown) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Dark brown)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Black) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Black) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Tweed Jacket (Brown) NH Icon.png Tweed jacket (Brown) & Star Shades (Yellow) NH Icon.png star shades (Yellow)[nb 8]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Tweed Jacket (Brown) NH Icon.png Tweed jacket (Brown) & Star Shades (Yellow) NH Icon.png star shades (Yellow)[nb 9]

  • 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 (Black) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Black) & 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 (Black Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Black 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 (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) & Pilot Shades (Black) NH Icon.png pilot shades (Black)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: DJ KK Logo Tee (Neon Orange) NH Icon.png DJ KK logo tee (Neon orange)[nb 10]Tropical Turban (Green) NH Icon.png tropical turban (Green), & Neon Shades (Orange & Lime) NH Icon.png neon shades (Orange & lime)
  • Default umbrella Bat Umbrella NH Icon.png Bat umbrella
    NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Black) NH Model.png  Black
    Favorite styles Cool and Gorgeous
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Education
    Handheld items
    Bag Veggie-print Bag NH Model.png Veggie-print
    Book Education Book Interior NH Texture.png Novel
    Food Chocolate donut Food NH Model.png Chocolate donut
    Drink Tea can or yellow mug Drink NH Model.png Tea can or yellow mug
    Popsicle Orange Popsicle NH Model.png Orange
    Ideal clothing for Marlo – Black / Brown Cool and Gorgeous 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
    Combat helmet (Brown) Combat Helmet (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Able Sisters
    Dirty tank top (Black) Dirty Tank Top (Black) NH Icon.png Not for sale  Recycle box
    Earbuds combo (Brown) Earbuds Combo (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,400 Bells  Able Sisters
    Pilot shades (Black) Pilot Shades (Black) NH Icon.png  1,300 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Pleather trench coat (Brown) Pleather Trench Coat (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Python-print jacket (Brown) Python-Print Jacket (Brown) NH Icon.png  2,400 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Retro coat (Mustard) Retro Coat (Mustard) NH Icon.png  2,380 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Rhinestone shades (Ochre) Rhinestone Shades (Ochre) NH Icon.png  1,040 Bells  Able Sisters
    Thank-you Dad apron (Brown) Thank-You Dad Apron (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,100 Bells  Nook Shopping
    Vibrant tuxedo (Brown) Vibrant Tuxedo (Brown) NH Icon.png  2,880 Bells  Able Sisters
    More Black Items
    More Brown Items
    More Cool Items
    More Gorgeous Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I wanna pretend I'm one of those big, fancy movie stars.
    Client's vision A Movie-Star Mansion
    Required items Den Chair
    Den Desk
    Rotary Phone
    Favorite song  K.K. Love Song
    Unlocked items
  •  Antique Chair
  •  Den Chair
  •  Director's Chair
  •  Imperial Dining Chair
  •  Double Sofa
  •  Antique Console Table
  •  Imperial Low Table
  •  Antique Table
  •  Antique Bureau
  •  Den Desk
  •  Antique Bed
  •  Imperial Bed
  •  Safe
  •  Antique Wardrobe
  •  Imperial Chest
  •  Trophy Case
  •  Imperial Partition
  •  Plant Partition
  •  Gazebo
  •  Studio Spotlight
  •  Projection Screen
  •  Video Camera
  •  Retro Stereo
  •  Gong
  •  Fireplace
  •  Whirlpool Bath
  •  Monstera
  •  Luxury Car
  •  Western-Style Stone
  •  Plate Armor
  •  Antique Clock
  •  Fine Vase
  •  Traditional Tea Set
  •  Table Lamp
  •  Candle
  •  Golden Candlestick
  •  Film Projector
  •  Anthurium Plant
  •  Rotary Phone
  •  Aluminum Briefcase
  •  Pile of Cash
  •  Gold Bars
  •  Incense Burner
  •  Chessboard
  •  Porcelain Vase
  •  Decorative Plate
  •  Marlo's Photo
  •  Imperial Decorative Shelves
  •  Imperial Dining Lantern
  •  Wall-Mounted Candle
  •  Fancy Frame
  •  Wooden-Plank Sign
  •  Deer Decoration
  •  Basic Painting
  •  Worthy Painting
  •  Marlo's Poster
  •  Chandelier
  •  Ceiling Fan
  • Interior:
    Other items:


    In New Horizons[edit]

    Exterior of Marlo's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Marlo's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #1
    Roof:  Black slate roof
    Siding:  Gray stucco exterior
    Door:  Black fancy door
    Wall:  Cityscape Wall
    Floor:  Stone Tile
    Music:  K.K. Break

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Marlo was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on October 28, 2021,[1] before the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons' 2.0 Free Update.

    You gotta walk the walk if you're gonna talk the talk.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    June 26 Cancer Cranky gabeesh
    Default clothing Café uniform
    Description Rumor has it that Marlo runs some sort of underground organization. No one knows for sure because everyone is too afraid to ask.
    Preferred theme Elegant
    Primary reward Wood
    Version added 4.4.2
    Date unlocked October 28, 2021
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Ione and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Café uniform
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Editor's desk
    Level 20 Marlo's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 11] Sparkle stones

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    437 Marlo amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #437 Marlo - Series 5
    Star sign: Cancer
    Birthday: June 26



    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ドンチャン
    From ドン don (Don), a crime boss, and the pet name suffix チャン chan.

    Korean 보스터
    From 보스 boseu (Boss), and 햄스터 haemseuteo (Hamster).

    Simplified Chinese 胖督
    Pàng dū
    Fat governor

    Traditional Chinese 胖督

    Russian Марло
    Same as English name.

    Dutch Marlo Same as English name.

    German Marlo Same as English name.

    European Spanish Marlo Same as English name.

    European French Marlou Similar to English name. "Marlou" is an obsolete word for a "cunning, strong man."

    Italian Goffredo Italian name of Norman origin, equivalent to Geoffrey in English.

    See also[edit]


    1. Pocket Camp
    2. New Horizons
    3. Donchan
    4. Pàng dū
    5. Pàng dū
    6. Boseuteo
    7. Marlo
    8. Marlo'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.
    9. If it is Marlo's birthday, he will also wear the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    10. If it is DJ KK's first time performing on the archipelago, Marlo will instead wear a Paradise Planning event tee (Red variation)
    11. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75


    1. "Some new animal pals are coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons—but they'll be arriving in Pocket Camp a little early! Allow me to introduce...@Pocket_Camp on X (formerly Twitter) (October 28, 2021). Archived from the original on August 18, 2022. Retrieved October 28, 2021.