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This article is about the cranky hippo villager. For lazy hippo villager with a similar name, see Rollo.
Japanese ゴンザレス Korean 곤잘레스 Chinese 孔在来
French Bebel Italian Rocco Spanish Roco
German Richi Dutch Rocco Russian Рокко
Rocco, an Animal Crossing villager.
Species Personality Gender
Hippo Cranky Male
Birthday August 18th Leo
Phrase hippie
Clothes Danger Tank[nb 1]
Saying The only thing to fear is fear itself... and bees.
You smell like patchouli!
Main Games
Other Games

Rocco is a cranky hippo villager in the Animal Crossing series, who has appeared in every game so far. Rocco's name is likely a reference to "rocky", an adjective used to describe an obstinate or stubborn individual, in reference to his cranky personality. His English catchphrase is derived from his species, the hippo.



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Rocco is a turquoise hippo with peach colored hooves. Some of his dominant features include his flaring nostrils, large fangs, and angry-looking eyes. He has deep pink in his ears and in his mouth. He has eyelashes hanging from his eyes. His lower jaw is peach colored.


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

Rocco is a cranky villager. He resents most lazy villagers because he does not understand their lifestyles, confirmed by the lazy and normal villagers. He also bickers with most jock villagers, but the normal villagers confirm that this is because he is good friends with them. As with all cranky villagers, he will stay inside for much of the day, and come outside mostly at night to watch over the town.


In Wild World[edit]

RoccoPicACWW.png You smell like patchouli!
Favorite Clothing
Smallcheckmark.png Strange Smallxmark.png Fancy

In City Folk[edit]

Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Strange
Smallxmark.png Fancy
Furniture Genre Trendy/Playful
Furniture Series Cabin
Furniture Color Yellow

In New Leaf[edit]

RoccoPicACNL.png The only thing to fear is fear itself... and bees.
Siblings Eldest of six
Skill Making puns
Goal Boxer
Fear Monster
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Iconic
Smallxmark.png Official
Color Yellow
Type Mocha
Milk None of all
Sugar None of all

In New Horizons[edit]

RoccoPicACNH.png The only thing to fear is fear itself... and wasps!
Style Simple
Color Yellow / Black


In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Rocco has a Classic Bookcase, Ranch Couch and Chair from the Ranch Series, Cabin Clock, Wooden Box, Exotic Chest, a Billiard Table, a Pinball Machine and a Turntable playing Lucky K.K.. His wallpaper and flooring are the Stone Wall and Plank Flooring.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, he has a construction theme house. Some of his furniture includes a portable toilet, two iron frames, and a danger cone. He now listens to K.K. Lament on a Tape Deck.

In New Horizons[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Cranky Hippo
Client's Vision: A danger-filled zone
Required Items: Pylon Set
Scattered Papers
Favorite Song: -
Favorite Saying: The only thing to fear is fear itself... and bees.

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Appearance since September 25th, 2018

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Character Info
Needed to Invite:

Required Friendship Level: 3

Wet-Road Sign PC Icon.png
Sawhorse PC Icon.png
Detour Arrow PC Icon.png
Traffic Cone PC Icon.png
Pipe Stool PC Icon.png
Wet-Road Sign Sawhorse Detour Arrow Traffic Cone Pipe Stool
Friendship Rewards:
Danger Tee PC Icon.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Danger Tee
and Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Cement Mixer PC Icon.png

Cement Mixer
Craft Unlock
Level 7 Level 9 Level 15
Rocco PC icon portrait.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Pic of Rocco‎‎
and Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 20 Level 25 Level 30
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 35 Level 40 Level 45
Rocco PC icon.png
If you can withstand his terrible puns, Rocco is a good friend to have around. Just ignore that evil glint in his eye. You'll get used to it eventually.
 Preferred theme:
PC Banner - Civic.png
 Primary reward:
PC Crafting Material - Cotton.png Cotton

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader Card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e card
#185 Rocco - Series 3
Gender: male
Species: Hippo
Clothes: Danger shirt
Sign: Leo
Phrase: hippie
Password: CUUOrz4VhN@g8O
Animal Crossing-e 3-185 (Rocco).jpg
184 Snake Animal Crossing-e cards
#185 Rocco
186 Candi

Happy Home Designer amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#322 Rocco - Series 4
Type: Hippo
Star sign: Leo
Birthday: August 18th
Dice value: 1
Hand sign: Scissors
322 Rocco amiibo card NA.png
321 Mallary List of amiibo cards
#322 Rocco
323 Katt



Sprites & Models[edit]



Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ゴンザレス

Korean 곤잘레스
From González, a common Spanish surname.

Simplified Chinese 铭铭 (iQue)
Míng míng

Dutch Rocco -

German Richi -

European Spanish Roco -

European French Bebel May come from the nickname of the famous French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo.

Italian Rocco -


  1. Called Danger Shirt prior to New Leaf and Danger Tee in New Leaf