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KangarooSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Rooney kgr09
Rooney NH.png
Species Personality Gender
Kangaroo Emotion Aggravation NH Icon cropped.png Cranky Male
Birthday December 1st Sagittarius
Quote "Bob and weave! Bob and weave!"
Catchphrase "punches"
Clothing Black Track Jacket[nb 1]
Sleeveless Parka (Black)[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese マイク
Korean 마이크
Italian Balzak
German Robert

Simplified Chinese 麦克
French Mike
Spanish Cerillo
Dutch Rooney

Traditional Chinese 麥克
Quebec French Mike
Latin American Spanish Cerillo
Russian Руни

Phrase in other languages

Japanese やるぜ
Korean 아자
Italian balz balz
German bonk

Simplified Chinese 做就对了
French savate
Spanish chimpón
Dutch boks

Traditional Chinese 做就對了
Quebec French savate
Latin American Spanish chimpón
Russian хук

Rooney is a cranky kangaroo villager in the Animal Crossing series who first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Along with Walt, he is one of the first male kangaroos to appear in the series, and he was the very first to be revealed.

In New Horizons, Rooney has the fitness hobby and will be more frequently seen participating in exercises by stretching or lifting heavy weights.



Rooney in New Leaf.

Rooney is a kangaroo who is primarily light blue, with a shiny black nose and a lime green underbelly. A small portion of his tail's underside is also lime green. He has semi-circular eyes with gray eyebrows, green irises and no pupils. The eyes slant downwards, making him appear stern or angry. His ears are lime green on the inside, and appear to be covered with a brown marking resembling hair, which also covers some of his snout. His feet are black, and his hands are red, each hand having a black stripe across it. These traits make it appear as though Rooney is wearing gloves and shoes.


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

As a cranky villager, Rooney will appear mature but unkind. He will be rude to most villagers, including the player at first. Once the player builds a friendship with Rooney, he will appear kinder to them. He will be annoyed by jock villagers for criticising his age and fitness, and peppy villagers, whose childish, upbeat nature runs in opposition to his more sophisticated and grumpy nature. In addition, the arrogance of smug villagers will also inhibit his ability to get along with them. He can sometimes get along with sisterly villagers, but the two tend to clash a lot as both are blunt and heavily opinionated. He will usually get along with normal villagers, who are kind to all personalities, but may upset them with something he says, usually an unpleasant comment concerning another villager. He will get along with most lazy villagers due to admiring their laid-back lifestyle, and snooty villagers due to both personalities being more mature and sophisticated.

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Rooney's picture in Animal Crossing: New Leaf Bob and weave! Bob and weave!
Siblings Eldest of two
Skill Doing push-ups
Goal Boxer
Fear Bug Mask
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Sporty
Smallxmark.png Modern
Color Red
Type Blue Mountain
Milk A little bit
Sugar One spoonful

In New Horizons[edit]

Bob and weave! Bob and weave!


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 1 Sagittarius Cranky (A) punches
Default Clothing Sleeveless Parka (Black)
Favorite Style Active
Favorite Colors
Hobby Fitness
Carried Bag Veggie
Book Exercise
Food Donut
Drink Tea can or yellow mug
Popsicle Orange


In New Leaf[edit]

House of Rooney NL Exterior.jpg
House of Rooney NL.jpg
Blue Corner HHD Icon.png Blue Corner Boxing Mat HHD Icon.png Boxing Mat
Butterfly Machine HHD Icon.png Butterfly Machine Cassette Player HHD Icon.png Cassette Player
Exercise Bike HHD Icon.png Exercise Bike Sandbag HHD Icon.png Sandbag
Sleek Bed HHD Icon.png Sleek Bed Small Spotlight HHD Icon.png Small Spotlight
Speed Bag HHD Icon.png Speed Bag Treadmill HHD Icon.png Treadmill
Weight Bench HHD Icon.png Weight Bench
Wallpaper: Shanty Wall HHD Icon.png Shanty Wall
Floor: Modern Tile HHD Icon.png Modern Tile
Music: K.K. Adventure

In New Horizons[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

In Pocket Camp[edit]

"I’ve got all kinds of interesting stories to tell. Hope you’re ready to listen, punches!"
— Introduction from character announcement, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Rooney was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on November 24, 2020.[1]

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp villager information
Needed to Invite:
Blathers PC icon.png  This villager can be unlocked through Blathers's Treasure Trek.
Friendship Rewards:
Black Track Jacket PC Icon.png
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png

Black Track Jacket
and Sparkle Stone
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png

Sparkle Stone
Judge's Bell PC Icon.png

Judge's Bell
Craft Unlock
Level 7 Level 9 Level 15
Rooney's Pic PC Icon.png
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png

Rooney‎‎'s Pic
and Sparkle Stone
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png

Sparkle Stone
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 20 Level 25 Level 30
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png

Sparkle Stone
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png

Sparkle Stone
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 35 Level 40 Level 45
Rooney's Pocket Camp icon
Legendary for his ability to punch out his opponents in the ring before they can touch him at all. And by "legendary," we mean "no one's ever seen it happen."
 Preferred theme:
PC Banner - Sporty.png
 Primary reward:
Steel PC Icon.png Steel
 Version added:

Card profiles[edit]

amiibo card[edit]

amiibo card
#270 Rooney - Series 3
Star sign: Sagittarius
Birthday: December 1st
Dice value: 1
Hand sign: Rock
270 Rooney amiibo card NA.png
269 Bree List of amiibo cards
#270 Rooney
271 Curlos


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese マイク

Korean 마이크

Simplified Chinese 麦克
Mài kè

Dutch Rooney -

German Robert -

European Spanish Cerillo -

European French Mike Same as Japanese name.

Italian Balzak From balzo, "leap."

See also[edit]


  1. Prior to New Horizons
  2. New Horizons


  1. Bri Bri (November 24, 2020). "New Animals Are Here!". Japanese Nintendo. Retrieved November 24, 2020.