Rooney

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Type of Kangaroo villager Rooney kgr09
Artwork of Rooney the Kangaroo
Species Personality Gender
Kangaroo Cranky Male
Birthday December 1st Sagittarius
Favorite saying "Bob and weave! Bob and weave!"
Catchphrase "punches"
Clothing Black Track Jacket[nb 1]
Sleeveless Parka (Black)[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Names in other languages
 マイク[nb 3]
 마이크[nb 6]
 Balzak
 Robert
 麦克[nb 4]
 Mike
 Cerillo
 Rooney
 麥克[nb 5]
 Mike
 Cerillo
 Руни[nb 7]
Phrase in other languages
 やるぜ
 아자
 balz balz
 bonk
 做就对了
 savate
 chimpón
 boks
 做就對了
 savate
 chimpón
 хук

Rooney is a cranky kangaroo villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games. 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. Rooney has a general theme of boxing, indicated by his catchphrase, favorite saying, New Leaf goal, and Happy Home Designer house request. This is in reference to the idea of a boxing kangaroo, a common national symbol of Australia. His Japanese name may reference the former world heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson, while his English name may reference Kevin Rooney, the boxing trainer who coached Tyson.

In New Horizons, Rooney has the fitness hobby and will wear Sporty Shades and lift heavy dumbbells while exercising.

Characteristics[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Artwork of Rooney from 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.

Personality[edit]

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 criticizing 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 big sister 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
Bob and weave! Bob and weave!

Rooney

Rooney

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 1 Sagittarius Cranky punches
Default clothing Black Track Jacket NL Model.png Black Track Jacket
Default umbrella Flame Umbrella NL Model.png Flame Umbrella
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Sporty
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Modern
Favorite color
 
Red
Biography
Siblings Eldest of 2 kids
Skill Doing push-ups
Goal Boxer
Halloween fear Bug Mask NL Model.png Bug Mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blue Mountain
Amount of milk A little bit
Amount of sugar One spoonful


In New Horizons[edit]

Rooney
Bob and weave! Bob and weave!

Rooney

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 1 Sagittarius Cranky (A) punches
Default clothing Sleeveless Parka (Black) NH Icon.png Sleeveless Parka (Black)
Other clothing(s)

See list:

Default umbrella Vinyl Umbrella NH Icon.png Vinyl Umbrella
Default phone  Default Phone Case (Yellow) NH Model.png  Yellow
Favorite style Active
Favorite colors
 
Gray
and
 
Black
Hobby Fitness
Carried bag Veggie-print Bag NH Model.png Veggie-print
Book Fitness Book Interior NH Texture.png Sports
Food Chocolate donut Food NH Model.png Chocolate donut
Drink Tea can or yellow mug Drink NH Model.png Tea can or yellow mug
Popsicle Orange Popsicle NH Model.png Orange
Ideal clothing for Rooney – Gray / Black Active 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
Camo Tee (Gray) Camo Tee (Gray) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Caveman Tank (Gray) Caveman Tank (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,050 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Cyber Shades (Silver) Cyber Shades (Silver) NH Icon.png  1,300 Bells  Able Sisters
Figure-Skating Costume (Black) Figure-Skating Costume (Black) NH Icon.png  2,880 Bells  Able Sisters
Ice-Hockey Uniform (Gray) Ice-Hockey Uniform (Gray) NH Icon.png  2,640 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Ninja Costume (Gray) Ninja Costume (Gray) NH Icon.png  2,240 Bells  Able Sisters
Relay Tank (Black) Relay Tank (Black) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Able Sisters
Shirt with Camera (Black) Shirt with Camera (Black) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Able Sisters
Superhero Uniform (Black) Superhero Uniform (Black) NH Icon.png  3,640 Bells  Able Sisters
Thank-You Dad Apron (Black) Thank-You Dad Apron (Black) NH Icon.png  1,100 Bells  Nook Shopping
Wrestler Uniform (Black) Wrestler Uniform (Black) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Able Sisters
More Gray Items
More Black Items
More Active Items

In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

Rooney
Thought bubble Even if I'm on vacation, I want a boxing gym to get in reps.
Client's vision Boxing Gym
Required items Punching Bag
Speed Bag
Judge's Bell
Favorite song  K.K. Western
Unlocked items
Furniture:
Interior:
Clothing:

House[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Exterior of Rooney's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Rooney's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Items:
 Neutral Corner  Sleek Bed
 Weight Bench  Treadmill
 Boxing Mat  Sandbag
 Speed Bag  Butterfly Machine
 Exercise Bike  Cassette Player
 Small Spotlight
Wall:  Shanty Wall
Floor:  Modern Tile
Music:  K.K. Adventure

In New Horizons[edit]

Exterior of Rooney's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Interior of Rooney's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Exterior:
Shape: House shape #1
Roof:  Black Striped Roof
Siding:  Beige Striped Siding
Door:  Pale-Blue Basic Door
Interior:
Items:
Wall:  Gray Shanty Wall
Floor:  Steel Flooring
Music:  K.K. Adventure

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Example of Rooney's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Rooney's Happy Home Designer icon
Bob and weave! Bob and weave!
Rooney
Thought bubble I'm all about boxing right now, so a gym'd be great.
Client's vision A boxing gym.
Required items Sandbag
Speed Bag
Judge's Bell
Favorite song  K.K. Western
Unlocked items
Furniture:
  •  Space Heater
  •  Kettle
  •  Water Cooler
  •  Locker Stack
  •  Judge's Bell
  •  Red Corner
  •  Blue Corner
  •  Neutral Corner
  •  Speed Bag
  •  Sandbag
  •  Beacon Fire
  •  Handwashing Area
  •  Metal Bench
  •  K.K. Western
  •  Rooney's Pic
  • Interior:
  •  Concrete Floor
  • Clothing:
  •  Black Track Jacket
  •  Blue Track Jacket
  •  Red Warm-Up Suit
  •  Green Gym Tee
  •  Blue Gym Tee
  •  Green Gym Shorts
  •  Blue Gym Shorts
  •  Blue Boxing Shorts
  •  Red Boxing Shorts
  •  Green Warm-Up Pants
  •  Blue Warm-Up Pants
  •  Black Track Pants
  •  Running Pants
  •  Red Headgear
  •  Blue Headgear
  •  Green Headgear
  •  Flame Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Rooney's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    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]

    Rooney
    Bob and weave! Bob and weave!

    Rooney

    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    December 1 Sagittarius Cranky punches
    Default clothing Black Track Jacket PC Icon.png Black Track Jacket
    Biography
    Description 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 4.0.0
    Date unlocked November 24, 2020
    How to invite Blathers PC Character Icon.png Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Zucker and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Black Track Jacket PC Icon.png Black Track Jacket
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 9 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Judge's Bell PC Icon.png Judge's Bell
    Level 20 Rooney's Pic PC Icon.png Rooney‎‎'s Pic
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 25[nb 8] Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Related items for Rooney
    Scrapbook Memory appearances
    Name Image Required?
    Behold Bonbon's Bunny Park Behold Bonbon's Bunny Park PC.png No

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    270 Rooney amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

    #270 Rooney - Series 3
    Star sign: Sagittarius
    Birthday: December 1
    Dice value: 1
    Hand sign: Rock

    Gallery[edit]

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese マイク
    Maiku
    Mike

    Korean 마이크
    Maikeu
    Mike

    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    麦克 / 麥克
    Mài kè
    Mike

    Russian Руни
    Runi
    Same as English name

    Dutch Rooney Same as English name

    German Robert -

    European Spanish Cerillo -

    European French Mike Same as Japanese name

    Italian Balzak From balzo, "leap"

    See also[edit]

    Notes[edit]

    1. Prior to New Horizons, includes Pocket Camp appearance after New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Maiku
    4. Mài kè
    5. Mài kè
    6. Maikeu
    7. Runi
    8. Repeats for level 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60

    References[edit]

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