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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]

Happy Home Designer client information
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  
 Yellow Umbrella  
Starting house: House of Porter HHD Exterior.png

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]

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Card back

Amiibo card back.png

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


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