- "I won't chase those who leave."
- — Porter, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Welcome amiibo, and New Horizons
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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
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
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
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.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Porter appears as a collectible trophy.
In Happy Home Designer
In Happy Home Paradise
Animal Crossing e-Reader card
- 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.
- 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.
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