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Type of Gorilla villager Rocket gor09
Artwork of Rocket the Gorilla
Species Personality Gender
Gorilla Big sister Female
Birthday April 14th Aries
Favorite saying "Art feeds the soul. So does pizza."
Catchphrase "vroom"
Clothing No. 4 shirt
Umbrella Elegant umbrella[nb 1]
Vinyl umbrella[nb 2]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 4ごう[nb 3]
 4호[nb 6]
 阿四[nb 4]
 阿四[nb 5]
 Рокет[nb 7]
Phrase in other languages
 на взлет

Rocket is a big sister gorilla villager in the Animal Crossing series. She first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games. She is the only big sister gorilla in the series.

Rocket is one of five villagers dressed as a superhero, wearing a numbered helmet with a visor along with a matching shirt. The other villagers are Kid Cat, Agent S, Big Top, and Filly.

In New Horizons, Rocket has the fitness hobby and will wear sporty shades and lift heavy dumbbells while exercising.



Artwork of Rocket from New Leaf.

Rocket is a gorilla with yellow fur and tan skin. She wears a pink outfit and helmet that are both emblazoned with a red number 4. Her helmet has white stripes and a teal visor.


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

Rocket has a big sister personality, a combination of the snooty, normal, and peppy personalities. Once she becomes a close friend of the player, she will act like a big sister. She may have disputes with snooty and cranky villagers since they enjoy spreading rumors.

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Rocket cannot be one of the starting villagers in the player's town.

Art feeds the soul. So does pizza.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
April 14 Aries Big sister vroom
Default clothing No. 4 Shirt NL Model.png No. 4 shirt
Default umbrella Elegant Umbrella NL Model.png Elegant umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Sporty
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Official
Favorite color
Siblings Youngest of 4 kids
Skill Cramming for tests
Goal Swimmer
Halloween fear Bug Mask NL Model.png Bug mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Kilimanjaro
Amount of milk The regular amount
Amount of sugar Two spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

Art feeds the soul. So does pizza.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
April 14 Aries Big sister (B) vroom
Default clothing No. 4 Shirt NH Icon.png No. 4 shirt
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Pink) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Pink) & Rain Hat (Pink) NH Icon.png rain hat (Pink)
  • During snow: Down Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Down jacket (Red) & Snowy Knit Cap (Pink) NH Icon.png snowy knit cap (Pink)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: Pajama Dress (Berry Red) NH Icon.png Pajama dress (Berry red)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red) & Sporty Shades (Pink) NH Icon.png sporty shades (Pink)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Red) NH Icon.png Tank (Red)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red)
  • Bunny Day: Earth-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Earth-egg outfit  & Earth-Egg Shell NH Icon.png earth-egg shell
  • Halloween: Flashy Animal Costume (Red) NH Icon.png Flashy animal costume (Red) & Impish Horns (Red) NH Icon.png impish horns (Red)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Cream) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Cream)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Red) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Flapper Dress (Pink) NH Icon.png Flapper dress (Pink) & Flower Sunglasses (Red) NH Icon.png flower sunglasses (Red)[nb 8]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Flapper Dress (Pink) NH Icon.png Flapper dress (Pink) & Flower Sunglasses (Red) NH Icon.png flower sunglasses (Red)[nb 9]

  • Happy Home Paradise DLC exclusive clothing:
  • As a student for the school: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School uniform with necktie (Navy blue)
  • As the teacher for the school: Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) NH Icon.png Checkered sweater vest (Light brown) & Rimmed Glasses (Black) NH Icon.png rimmed glasses (Black)
  • As the cashier/employee for the restaurant: Café Uniform (Red) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Red)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Red) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Pink) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Pink)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital: Nurse's Jacket (Pink) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (Pink)
  • As the doctor for the hospital: Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Red necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital: Pajama Dress (Berry Red) NH Icon.png Pajama dress (Berry red)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Pink) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Pink)
  • While practicing hula: Pineapple Aloha Shirt (Pink) NH Icon.png Pineapple aloha shirt (Pink) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Pink) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (Pink)
  • While floating in the ocean: Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Red) NH Icon.png Horizontal-striped wet suit (Red) & Retro Shades (Red) NH Icon.png retro shades (Red)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Tropical Cut-and-Sew Tank (Pink) NH Icon.png Tropical cut-and-sew tank (Pink), Tropical Turban (Purple) NH Icon.png tropical turban (Purple), & Neon Shades (Pink & Yellow) NH Icon.png neon shades (Pink & yellow)
  • Default umbrella Vinyl Umbrella NH Icon.png Vinyl umbrella
    NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Pink) NH Model.png  Pink
    Favorite styles Active and Cool
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Fitness
    Handheld items
    Bag Paper Bag NH Model.png Paper
    Book Fitness Book Interior NH Texture.png Sports
    Food Lollipop Food NH Model.png Lollipop
    Drink Soda can Drink NH Model.png Soda can
    Popsicle Ramune-soda Popsicle NH Model.png Ramune-soda
    Ideal clothing for Rocket – Pink / Red Active and Cool clothing
    Villagers prefer clothing that matches any one of their favorite colors or styles.
    For brevity, the following list only shows clothing that matches both favorite colors and one favorite style.
    Name Image Price Available from
    Coveralls with arm covers (Pink) Coveralls with Arm Covers (Pink) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Emblem blazer (Berry red) Emblem Blazer (Berry Red) NH Icon.png  1,960 Bells  Able Sisters
    Meme shirt (Red) Meme Shirt (Red) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Sleeved apron (Pink) Sleeved Apron (Pink) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    More Pink Items
    More Red Items
    More Active Items
    More Cool Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble Heroes need a place to rest! Everyone needs a break.
    Client's vision A Respite for Heroes
    Required items Retro Massage Chair
    LCD TV (20 in.)
    Favorite song  K.K. Lullaby
    Unlocked items
    Other items:


    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Rocket is one of the starter villagers, her house will have craftable items primarily from the Wooden Block Series. She cannot have her initial house interior unless she moves out of the player's island or the Happy Home Paradise DLC is purchased, in which either the player or Isabelle can reset the interior.

    Exterior of Rocket's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Rocket's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #1
    Roof:  White striped roof
    Siding:  Pink striped siding
    Door:  Pink iron door
    Wall:  Skyscraper Wall
    Floor:  Monochromatic Tile Flooring
    Music:  K.K. Adventure

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Art feeds the soul. So does pizza.

    Rocket's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Rocket's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    April 14 Aries Big sister vroom
    Default clothing No. 4 Shirt HHD Icon.png No. 4 shirt
    Umbrella Elegant Umbrella HHD Icon.png Elegant umbrella
    House request
    Thought bubble I wonder where superheroes go to relax. They need rest!
    Client's vision A superhero hideout.
    Required items Massage Chair
    Favorite song  K.K. Lullaby
    Unlocked items
  •  Massage Chair
  •  Wooden Box
  •  Bananas
  •  Hammock
  •  Four Lamp
  •  Rocket's Pic
  • Interior:
  •  Bathhouse Wall
  •  Steel-Frame Wall
  •  Slate Flooring
  • Clothing:
  •  Armor Suit
  •  No. 4 Shirt
  •  Pink-Zap Suit
  •  Pink Sweatpants
  •  Armor Pants
  •  Knight's Helmet
  •  Pink-Zap Helmet
  •  Armor Shoes
  •  Elegant Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Rocket's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Rocket was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on September 11, 2019.[1]

    Art feeds the soul. So does pizza.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    April 14 Aries Big sister vroom
    Default clothing No. 4 Shirt
    Description According to Rocket, being a superhero is a full-time job. Evil will never triumph under her watch! Which is good, 'cause no one else seems to worry about it.
    Preferred theme Sporty
    Primary reward Steel
    Version added 2.6.0
    Date unlocked September 11, 2019
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Rocket and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 No. 4 Shirt
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Red Corner
    Level 20 Rocket's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 10] Sparkle stones

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    200 Rocket amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #200 Rocket - Series 2
    Star sign: Aries
    Birthday: April 14
    Dice value: 1
    Hand sign: Paper



    • Her Japanese name and the shirt she wears represent that she is the fourth superhero introduced in the Animal Crossing series, after Kid Cat, Agent S, and Big Top, in that order, who first appeared in Doubutsu no Mori e+.
    • Breaking the trend followed by Kid Cat, Agent S, and Big Top, Rocket's birthday is not on the fourth day of a month. It is, however, on the fourteenth day of the fourth month of the year.
    • Rocket appears on the album cover of "K.K. Parade."
      • The e-Reader card artwork originally displayed Jane, another gorilla villager, in place of Rocket.

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese 4ごう
    4 Gou
    #4, pronounced Yon-gou. Sounds akin to jungle.

    Korean 4호

    Simplified Chinese 阿四
    Ā sì

    Russian Рокет
    From English name.

    Dutch Rocket From English name.

    German Katrin German given name.

    European Spanish Gloria Feminine name meaning glory. Alludes to gorila (gorilla).

    European French Gertrude Feminine name meaning strength. Alludes to gorille (gorilla).

    Italian Kinga From Feminine name derived from Kunigunde, German portmanteau of kuni (family) and gund (war). Alludes to king and kong.

    See also[edit]


    1. Prior to New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. 4 Gou
    4. Ā sì
    5. Ā sì
    6. ca-ho
    7. Roket
    8. Rocket's headwear during the Countdown can either be the New Year's silk hat or the New Year's hat, each rotating every year. The hat's variation will vary depending on what variations Tom Nook is selling at his stand.
    9. If it is Rocket's birthday, she will also wear the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    10. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, and 65


    1. Bri Bri (September 11, 2019). "Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Updated". Japanese Nintendo. Retrieved March 28, 2020.