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This article is about the cranky hippo villager. For lazy hippo villager with a similar name, see Rollo.
"The only thing to fear is fear itself... and bees."
— Rocco, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Rocco NLa.png
Species Personality Gender
Hippo Cranky Male
Birthday August 18th
Initial phrase hippie North America
だぎゃー JP
Initial clothes Danger Shirt
Favorite Saying The only thing to fear is fear itself... and bees.
You smell like patchouli!
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

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.

Rocco's favorite saying in Animal Crossing: Wild World references Patchouli, a plant that is used as an ingrediant in recreational marijuana, which is commonly used by hippies, and in turn references his catchphrase.



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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. His initial shirt is a danger shirt.


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

Ideal Clothing for Rocco – Strange
Name Price Available From
Orange Pinstripe - Gracie (All)
Uncommon Shirt 360 Able Sisters (Winter)
Pop Bloom Shirt 360 Able Sisters (All)
Coral Shirt - Gracie (All)
Optical Shirt 430 Able Sisters (All)
Amethyst Shirt 360 Able Sisters (Fall)
Nebula Shirt 390 Able Sisters (All)
Crossing Shirt - Gracie (All)
Splendid Shirt - Gracie (All)
Mummy Shirt 180 Able Sisters (All)
More Strange Clothing

In City Folk[edit]

Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Strange
Smallxmark.png Fancy
Furniture Genre Trendy/Playful
Furniture Series Cabin
Furniture Color Yellow
Ideal Furniture for Rocco – Yellow Trendy/Playful
Name Price Available From
Elephant Slide 1,200 Tom Nook
Lemon Table 1,500 Tom Nook
Melon Table 1,300 Tom Nook
Daffodil Chair 1,400 Tom Nook
Daffodil Table 1,900 Tom Nook
Mountain Bike 3,380 Tom Nook
Diver Dan 3,200 Tom Nook
Sunflower 980 Tom Nook
Pineapple Bed 1,990 Tom Nook
Banana - Nook Points
More Yellow Furniture More Trendy/Playful Furniture

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
Ideal Gifts for Rocco – Yellow Iconic Items
Name Price Available From
Bell Knicknack - New Year's Countdown (Korea)
Bow 1,400 Timmy & Tommy's
Exotic Lamp 1,800 Timmy & Tommy's
Fruit Basket - Harvest Festival
Jasmin Bonsai 1,700 Garden Corner
Lefty Lucky Cat 1,700 Timmy & Tommy's
Lovely Doll 2,400 Timmy & Tommy's
Lucky Cat 1,700 Timmy & Tommy's
Lucky Gold Cat 6,200 Timmy & Tommy's
Oval Clock 800 Timmy & Tommy's
More Yellow Items More Iconic Items


In Animal Crossing: City Folk, he 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.

Other appearances[edit]

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Appearance since September 25th, 2018

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Character Info
Preferred Theme: PC Banner - Civic.png Primary Reward Material: PC Crafting Material - Cotton.png
Description 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.
Requirements 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
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
Cement Mixer PC Icon.png
Rocco PC icon portrait.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
Danger Tee and Sparkle Stone Sparkle Stone Cement Mixer Craft Unlock pic of Rocco‎‎ and Sparkle Stone Sparkle Stone
Level 7 Level 9 Level 15 Level 20 Level 25
Rocco PC icon.png

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
Pet 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]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Roco
French Bebel May come from the nickname of the famous French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo.
German Richi
Italian Rocco
Korean 곤잘레스
From González, a common Spanish surname.