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Type of Hamster villager Rodney ham03
Artwork of Rodney the Hamster
Species Personality Gender
Hamster Smug Male
Birthday November 10th Scorpio
Favorite saying "Everything is temporary."
Catchphrase "le ham"
Clothing Red-bar tee[nb 1]
Striped tank (Pink)[nb 2]
Umbrella Beach umbrella[nb 3]
Mush umbrella[nb 4]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ジミー[nb 5]
 지미[nb 8]
 米米[nb 6]
 米米[nb 7]
 Родни[nb 9]
Phrase in other languages
 le ham
 yes sir
 ле хом

Rodney is a smug hamster villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games except Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

In New Horizons, Rodney has the music hobby and may sing anywhere without the need of a stereo.



Artwork of Rodney from Welcome amiibo.

Rodney is a teal hamster with an off-white muzzle, freckles, and droopy eyes. He has pink hair on the top of his head and has rounded ears, with an off-white inner coloration.


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

Rodney has a smug personality, meaning he will appear kind and gentleman-like. He will get along well with other villagers. Occasionally, he will flirt with the player, especially if they are female. He seems to be a mix of other personality types. He gets along well with most villagers, but may have issues with snooty and cranky villagers. Smug villagers cannot be a default resident, and must move in after the player becomes mayor. He goes to sleep at 1:30 AM and wakes up at 8:30 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

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

Everything is temporary.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
November 10 Scorpio Smug le ham
Default clothing Red-Bar Tee NL Model.png Red-bar tee
Default umbrella Beach Umbrella NL Model.png Beach umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Flashy
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Modern
Favorite color
Siblings Eldest of 9 kids
Skill Hitting snooze
Goal Chef
Halloween fear Werewolf Hood NL Model.png Werewolf hood
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blend
Amount of milk The regular amount
Amount of sugar Two spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

Everything is temporary.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
November 10 Scorpio Smug (A) le ham
Default clothing Striped Tank (Pink) NH Icon.png Striped tank (Pink)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Yellow) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Yellow) & Rain Hat (Yellow) NH Icon.png rain hat (Yellow)
  • During snow: Short Peacoat (Pink) NH Icon.png Short peacoat (Pink) & Knit Hat (Pink) NH Icon.png knit hat (Pink)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: Pajama Dress (Gray) NH Icon.png Pajama dress (Gray)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (White) NH Icon.png Tank (White)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black)
  • Bunny Day: Earth-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Earth-egg outfit  & Earth-Egg Shell NH Icon.png earth-egg shell
  • Halloween: Flashy Animal Costume (Purple) NH Icon.png Flashy animal costume (Purple) & Flashy Pointy-Ear Animal Hat (Purple) NH Icon.png flashy pointy-ear animal hat (Purple)
  • 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: Waistcoat (Beige) NH Icon.png Waistcoat (Beige)[nb 10]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Waistcoat (Beige) NH Icon.png Waistcoat (Beige) & Balloon Hat (Rainbow) NH Icon.png balloon hat (Rainbow)[nb 11]

  • 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 (Black) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Black)
  • 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 (Gray) NH Icon.png Pajama dress (Gray)
  • 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 (Black) NH Icon.png Horizontal-striped wet suit (Black) & 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) & Neon Shades (Pink & Yellow) NH Icon.png neon shades (Pink & yellow)
  • Default umbrella Mush Umbrella NH Icon.png Mush umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Black) NH Model.png  Black
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Striped - Fabric 6) NH Model.png  Striped - Fabric 6
    Favorite styles Gorgeous and Cool
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Music
    Handheld items
    Bag Paper Bag NH Model.png Paper
    Book Music Book Interior NH Texture.png Music
    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

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I want to make movies... Can my place be like a studio?
    Client's vision Movie-Magic Studio
    Required items TV Camera
    Director's Chair
    Favorite song  K.K. Adventure
    Unlocked items


    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Exterior of Rodney's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Rodney's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #2
    Roof:  Turquoise slate roof
    Siding:  Light-brown stucco exterior
    Door:  Burgundy basic door
    Wall:  Blue Diner Wall
    Floor:  Green Vinyl Flooring
    Music:  K.K. Rockabilly

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Everything is temporary.

    Rodney's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Rodney's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    November 10 Scorpio Smug le ham
    Default clothing Red-Bar Tee HHD Icon.png Red-bar tee
    Umbrella Beach Umbrella HHD Icon.png Beach umbrella
    House request
    Thought bubble If I had a studio in my home, I could make all sorts of movies and TV shows!
    Client's vision A production studio.
    Required items Video camera
    TV camera
    Director's chair
    Favorite song  K.K. Adventure
    Unlocked items
  •  TV with VCR
  •  TV camera
  •  Video camera
  •  Grass standee
  •  Hedge standee
  •  Tree standee
  •  Mountain standee
  •  K.K. Adventure
  •  Rodney's pic
  •  Small spotlight
  • Interior:
  •  Manor wall
  •  Fancy tile wall
  •  Sci-fi wall
  •  Backyard fence
  •  Meadow vista
  •  Forest wall
  • Clothing:
  •  Kung-fu tee
  •  Dragon suit
  •  Striking outfit
  •  Red-bar tee
  •  Preppy shirt
  •  Wrap shirt
  •  Kung-fu pants
  •  Dragon leggings
  •  Beach umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Rodney's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In amiibo Festival[edit]



    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    November 10 Scorpio Smug le ham
    Clothing Red-Bar Tee HHD Icon.png Red-bar tee
    Umbrella Beach Umbrella HHD Icon.png Beach umbrella
    amiibo card traits
    Dice value 3
    Hand sign Rock
    Desert Island Escape traits
    Movement Desert Island Escape movement icon.png ×3
    Hunger Desert Island Escape hunger icon.png ×2
    Vision Desert Island Escape vision icon.png ×2
    Favorite fruit Desert Island Escape favorite fruit icon.png Pear

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    146 Rodney amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #146 Rodney - Series 2
    Star sign: Scorpio
    Birthday: November 10
    Dice value: 3
    Hand sign: Rock


    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ジミー

    Korean 지미

    Simplified Chinese 米米
    Duplication of the last syllable of his Japanese name. The character 米 means rice, stereotypical food that rodents feed on.

    Russian Родни

    Dutch Rodney Same as English name

    German Reinhold -

    European Spanish Chusquis -

    European French Chico A reference to his teeth (chicot is a slang word for "tooth")

    Italian Rosikkio From rosicchiare, "to nibble"

    See also[edit]


    1. Prior to New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Prior to New Horizons
    4. New Horizons
    5. Jimī
    6. Mǐmǐ
    7. Mǐmǐ
    8. Jimi
    9. Rodni
    10. Rodney'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.
    11. If it is Rodney's birthday, his headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).