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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.
"Bob and weave! Bob and weave!"
— Rooney, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Japanese マイク Korean 마이크 Chinese Unknown
French Mike Italian Balzak Spanish Cerillo
German Robert Dutch Rooney Russian Unknown
Rooney NL.png
Species Personality Gender
Kangaroo Cranky Male
Birthday December 1st Sagittarius
Phrase punches
Clothes Black Track Jacket
Saying Bob and weave! Bob and weave!
Main Games
Other Games

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".



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 uchi 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]

RooneyPicACNL.png 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
Sugar 1 spoonful
Ideal Gifts for Rooney – Red Sporty Items
Name Price Available From
Barbecue 1,760 Timmy & Tommy's
Bilboquet 2,000 Timmy & Tommy's
Bonfire 2,240 Tent Camper
Campfire 1,360 Igloo Camper
Lantern 1,180 Isabelle/Timmy & Tommy's
Life Ring 20 (medals) Island
Miniature Car - Fireworks
Red Corner 6,800 Timmy & Tommy's
Sandbag 3,190 Timmy & Tommy's
Slalom Gate - Snowman
More Red Items More Sporty Items


Despite his cranky personality, Rooney's house contains a variety of exercising equipment, including several pieces from the Boxing Theme. His Red Boom Box plays K.K. Adventure.

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



Sprites & Models[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マイク
Spanish Cerillo -
French Mike Same as Japanese name.
Dutch Rooney -
German Robert -
Italian Balzak From balzo, "leap".
Korean 마이크 Mike