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"I won't chase those who leave."
— Porter, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Welcome amiibo, and New Horizons
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Porter mnk
Porter NLWa.png
Species Gender
Monkey Male
Birthday April 17th Aries
Role Train Station
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Porter is a monkey who runs the train station in Doubutsu no Mori, Animal Crossing, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. He coordinates transportation between towns. Little is known about him, besides the fact that he has a brother who works as a train engineer.



Porter is a brown monkey with a pale yellow face, hands, and feet. He wears a blue station porter uniform, with gold buttons on his jacket and a badge on his hat. He strongly resembles the villager Champ, who appears in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk.


In Animal Crossing[edit]

Artwork of Porter from Animal Crossing.

Porter first makes his appearance in Doubutsu no Mori, and its GameCube port Animal Crossing. In this game, he is an attendant at the train station, who allows players to visit other towns by speaking with him. The train that passes through town is driven by a monkey who shares an identical appearance with Porter, including the uniform.

In New Leaf[edit]

Artwork of Porter from Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

After being absent in previous entries, Porter returns as the train station porter in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. He will suggest train station renovations as public works projects when other players visit the town 100 times or more.

In New Horizons[edit]

Porter's Poster in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Porter's previous role of taking the player to other players' towns is fulfilled by Orville and Wilbur in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, so he was initially absent. Despite this, Porter was added in the 2.0 update, as one of the many characters that can be invited to The Roost. Additionally, Porter's Poster can be obtained from Nook Shopping after inviting him to Photopia via his amiibo.

Other appearances[edit]

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

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Porter appears as a collectible trophy.




Description NTSC-U: Some monkeys prefer the monkey bars, but not Porter—his passion is the train station where he works, and he'll make sure you get to where you're going. He can be a little intense sometimes, but he's a decent guy. Oh, and don't worry - you'll get no monkey business from him.

PAL: Forget monkey bars—this monkey knows a better way to get around! Working at the train station in his cute little uniform, he'll make sure you get where you're going. He might flip out sometimes, but he's a decent guy. And don't worry - you'll never catch him monkeying around on the job!
Acquisition Random

Villager information[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Example of Porter's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Porter's Happy Home Designer icon
I won't chase those who leave.
Client's vision I'll leave it up to you!
Favorite song  Mountain Song
Unlocked items
  •  Train Seat
  •  Mountain Song
  •  Porter's Pic
  •  Hanging Strap
  • Clothing:
  •  Yellow Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Porter's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    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 1-003 (Porter).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 1-003 (Porter - Back).jpg

    #003 Porter - Series 1
    Gender: Male
    Sign: Aries
    Profile: Despite being stuck at the station rain or shine, Porter always seems to be in a chipper mood. Rumor has it that he and his brother, the train's engineer, switch places sometimes!
    Password: cpHPjfQ#lcO4%i

    amiibo card[edit]

    109 Porter amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

    #109 Porter - Series 2
    Star sign: Aries
    Birthday: April 17
    Dice value: 6
    Hand sign: Rock



    • In the first popularity poll held on the Doubutsu no Mori website, Porter ranked as the 15th most popular character with 87 votes, ranking above Bill but below Olivia and Apollo.[1]
    • In a second popularity poll held on the Japanese Animal Crossing website, Porter ranked as the 17th most popular character with 904 votes, ranking above Gulliver but below Goldie.[2]

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese えきいんさん
    Station staff

    Korean 역무원
    Station Attendant

    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    车长叔叔 / 車長叔叔
    Chēzhǎng Shūshu
    Station Head

    Russian Портер
    From English name

    Dutch Porter Same as English name

    German Flip -

    European Spanish Estasio Derived from the word "Estación" (Station)

    European French Lazare May be named after the Saint-Lazare train station in Paris

    Italian Ciufciuf The onomatopoeic sound for the train's whistling


    1. Nintendo. "キャラクター人気投票結果発表/上位20位". nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
    2. Nintendo. "キャラクター人気投票結果発表!". nintendo.co.jp. Archived from the original on November 8, 2020. Retrieved November 8, 2020.