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"Bob and weave! Bob and weave!"
— Rooney, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Rooney NL.png
Species Personality Gender
Kangaroo Cranky Male
Birthday December 1st
Star sign Sagittarius Sagittarius
Initial phrase やるぜ JP
punches NA
Initial clothes Black Track Jacket
Favorite Saying Bob and weave! Bob and weave!
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

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 light-blue kangaroo with orange ears with a yellow inner-coloration. His belly is also yellow, and his feet are black.


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

Despite his sporty appearance suggesting he would be a jock, Rooney possesses a cranky personality. He will appear mature and unkind. He will be rude to most villagers, including the player. However, he will get along with most lazy villagers due to their laid-back lifestyle, and snooty villagers due to having similar personalities. Once the player builds a friendship with Rooney, he will appear more kind.


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
Spanish Cerillo -
French Mike -
German Robert -