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This article is about the kangaroo villager. For the villager whose Italian name is the same as this villager's French name, see Derwin.

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

His Japanese name is a reference to Mike Tyson, a world-famous former boxing champion. Relating to this, his English name is a reference to Mike Tyson's trainer, Kevin Rooney, while also being a pun on "kangaroo". His initial catchphrase, "punches", maybe a reference to the boxing kangaroo, the national symbol of Australia, which kangaroos are native to.



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. Rooney's sporty appearance may cause players to mistake him for a jock.


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.


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!


Species Gender Personality
Kangaroo Male Cranky (A)
Birthday December 1 Sagittarius
Catchphrase punches
Default Clothing Sleeveless Parka (Black)
Favorite Style Active
Favorite Colors Gray and Black
Hobby Fitness


In New Leaf[edit]

House of Rooney NL Exterior.jpg
House of Rooney NL.jpg
Style: No style
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]

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#270 Rooney - Series 3
Type: Kangaroo
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".


  1. Prior to New Horizons
  2. New Horizons