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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]
Umbrella Flame umbrella[nb 3]
Vinyl umbrella[nb 4]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 マイク[nb 5]
 마이크[nb 8]
 麦克[nb 6]
 麥克[nb 7]
 Руни[nb 9]
Phrase in other languages
 balz balz

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, though it may also be a pun on his species.

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



Artwork of Rooney from Welcome amiibo.

Rooney is a primarily light-blue kangaroo 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 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]

Bob and weave! Bob and weave!



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
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Sporty
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Modern
Favorite color
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]

Bob and weave! Bob and weave!


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 1 Sagittarius Cranky (A) punches
Default clothing Sleeveless Parka (Black) NH Icon.png Sleeveless parka (Black)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Black) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Black) & Rain Hat (Black) NH Icon.png rain hat (Black)
  • During snow: Down Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Down jacket (Black) & Knit Hat (Gray) NH Icon.png knit hat (Gray)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Gray) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Gray)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black) & Sporty Shades (Black) NH Icon.png sporty shades (Black)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Black) NH Icon.png Tank (Black)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black) & Denim Cap (Black) NH Icon.png denim cap (Black)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black) & Denim Cap (Black) NH Icon.png denim cap (Black)
  • Bunny Day: Earth-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Earth-egg outfit  & Earth-Egg Shell NH Icon.png earth-egg shell
  • Halloween: Magic-Academy Robe (Black) NH Icon.png Magic-academy robe (Black) & Impish Horns (Black) NH Icon.png impish horns (Black)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Dark Brown) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Dark brown)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Black) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Black) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Tweed Jacket (Brown) NH Icon.png Tweed jacket (Brown) & Star Shades (Yellow) NH Icon.png star shades (Yellow)[nb 10]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Tweed Jacket (Brown) NH Icon.png Tweed jacket (Brown) & Star Shades (Yellow) NH Icon.png star shades (Yellow)[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 (Black) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Black) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Black) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Black)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital: Nurse's Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (Blue)
  • As the doctor for the hospital: Doctor's Coat (Black Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Black necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital: PJ Outfit (Gray) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Gray)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Yellow) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Yellow)
  • While practicing hula: Hula Top (Red) NH Icon.png Hula top (Red) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Red) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (Red)
  • While floating in the ocean: Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Black) NH Icon.png Horizontal-striped wet suit (Black) & Retro Shades (Gray) NH Icon.png retro shades (Gray)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: DJ KK Logo Tee (Neon Orange) NH Icon.png DJ KK logo tee (Neon orange)[nb 12]Tropical Turban (Green) NH Icon.png tropical turban (Green), & Neon Shades (Orange & Lime) NH Icon.png neon shades (Orange & lime)
  • Default umbrella Vinyl Umbrella NH Icon.png Vinyl umbrella
    NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Yellow) NH Model.png  Yellow
    Favorite style Active
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Fitness
    Handheld items
    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]

    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


    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Exterior of Rooney's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Rooney's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #1
    Roof:  Black striped roof
    Siding:  Beige striped siding
    Door:  Pale-blue basic door
    Wall:  Gray Shanty Wall
    Floor:  Steel Flooring
    Music:  K.K. Adventure

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Bob and weave! Bob and weave!

    Rooney's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Rooney's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    December 1 Sagittarius Cranky punches
    Default clothing Black Track Jacket HHD Icon.png Black track jacket
    Umbrella Flame Umbrella HHD Icon.png Flame umbrella
    House request
    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
  •  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]

    Bob and weave! Bob and weave!


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    December 1 Sagittarius Cranky punches
    Default clothing Black Track Jacket
    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 Sporty
    Primary reward Steel
    Version added 4.0.0
    Date unlocked November 24, 2020
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Zucker and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Black Track Jacket
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Judge's Bell
    Level 20 Rooney's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 13] Sparkle stones
    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


    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese マイク

    Korean 마이크

    Simplified Chinese 麦克
    Mài kè

    Traditional Chinese 麥克

    Russian Руни
    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]


    1. Prior to New Horizons, includes Pocket Camp appearance after New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Prior to New Horizons
    4. New Horizons
    5. Maiku
    6. Mài kè
    7. Mài kè
    8. Maikeu
    9. Runi
    10. Rooney'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 Rooney's birthday, he will also wear the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    12. If it is DJ KK's first time performing on the archipelago, Rooney will instead wear a Paradise Planning event tee (Red variation)
    13. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, and 65


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