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HorseSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Roscoe hrs04
Roscoe NH.png
Species Personality Gender
Horse Emotion Aggravation NH Icon cropped.png Cranky Male
Birthday June 16th Gemini
Quote "Trouble rides a fast horse."
Catchphrase "nay"
Clothing Checkered Tee[nb 1]
Biker Jacket (Black)[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese シュバルツ
Korean 슈베르트
Italian Roscoe
German Jolly

Simplified Chinese 黑马
French Rosco
Spanish Jereza
Dutch Roscoe

Traditional Chinese 黑馬
Quebec French Rosco
Latin American Spanish Jereza
Russian Роско

Phrase in other languages

Japanese ブルル
Korean 부르르
Italian nay
German galoppp

Simplified Chinese 布鲁鲁
French shérif
Spanish bípedo
Dutch nihihiet

Traditional Chinese 布魯魯
Quebec French shérif
Latin American Spanish ñiii
Russian не-е-ет

Roscoe is a cranky, horse villager in the Animal Crossing series. Roscoe is named after the award-winning jockey, Roscoe Goose. His initial phrase is a play on "neigh" and means "no," referencing his cranky personality. Similarly, his Japanese phrase is the Japanese onomatopoeia for a horse sound, commonly known in English as a "whinny."



Roscoe's appearance is based on a stereotypical “dark horse”, with a dark gray mane and red eyes with small black pupils. Based on his shirt and home interior, he is also likely based on the knight chess piece. The whites of Roscoe's eyes turn yellow when he is angry.


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

Roscoe is a cranky villager, and will appear more mature compared to other male personality types. This will make him come off as rude and belittling when talking to other villagers, including the player. Despite this, he will learn to confide in the player, considering them his only friend. He will enjoy the usual hobbies; not for competition, but for relaxing and peaceful reasons of calm and tranquility. He will find it difficult to socialize with peppy villagers, who he will appear rude behind their backs to. In New Leaf, he may also find it difficult to get along with both smug and sisterly villagers, because they will say he's starting rumors about them. He will get along with snooty villagers, as well as other cranky villagers, who he will share deeper conversations with. He will, on occasion, annoy a normal villager, usually when being mean about something or someone. When he is sick, he will insult the illness.


In Wild World[edit]

RoscoePicACWW.png I've got my eye on you, bucko!
Favorite Clothing
Smallcheckmark.png Strange Smallxmark.png Fresh

In City Folk[edit]

Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Strange
Smallxmark.png Fresh
Furniture Genre Trendy/Dignified
Furniture Series Modern
Furniture Color Black

In New Leaf[edit]

Roscoe's picture in Animal Crossing: New Leaf Trouble rides a fast horse.
Siblings Third of 6
Skill Making crafts
Goal Lawyer
Fear Ghost Mask
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Rock 'n' Roll
Smallxmark.png Cute
Color Black
Type Mocha
Milk A little bit
Sugar One spoonful

In New Horizons[edit]

Trouble rides a fast horse.


Species Gender Personality
Horse Male Cranky (B)
Birthday June 16 Gemini
Catchphrase nay
Default Clothing Biker Jacket (Black)
Favorite Styles Cool and Gorgeous
Favorite Colors Black and Gray
Hobby Music


In Doubutsu no Mori e+, his house has a Chess theme going on in his house. He has the Plaza Wall as his wallpaper and has the Chessboard Floor as his flooring. On his stereo, it plays K.K. Dirge.

Roscoe's house has a modern theme, featuring many items from the Modern Series. In New Leaf, he has the Sleek Series. Roscoe also has two chess pieces in his room – the White Knight and Black Knight. Knights in chess are represented by horses, a reflection of his species. K.K. Dirge plays in Roscoe's house. He also has a Baby Bear which, to some, seems out of character for a cranky villager. In Wild World, he has a plant, a Gas Pump, a Modern Lamp and Modern Sofa, a white chess piece and a Candle. If he has a stereo, it will play K.K. Dirge.

In New Leaf[edit]

House of Roscoe NL Exterior.png
House of Roscoe NL.png
Style: No style
Sleek Bed HHD Icon.png Sleek Bed Sleek Table HHD Icon.png Sleek Table
Sleek Dresser HHD Icon.png Sleek Dresser Sleek Sofa HHD Icon.png Sleek Sofa
Metal Guitar HHD Icon.png Metal Guitar Amp HHD Icon.png Amp
Sleek Closet HHD Icon.png Sleek Closet Sleek Lamp HHD Icon.png Sleek Lamp
Weeping Fig HHD Icon.png Weeping Fig Cube Clock HHD Icon.png Cube Clock
Sleek Stereo HHD Icon.png Sleek Stereo Sleek Clock HHD Icon.png Sleek Clock
Wallpaper: Modern Wall HHD Icon.png Modern Wall
Floor: FallLeaf.png Chessboard Rug
Music: K.K. Dirge

In New Horizons[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Horse
Client's Vision: A black and white bastion
Required Items: Modern Sofa
Modern Table
Favorite Song: K.K. Dirge
Favorite Saying: Trouble rides a fast horse.
Roscoe's Happy Home Designer icon

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Character Info
Needed to Invite:

Required Friendship Level: 7

Modern Lamp PC Icon.png
Modern Dresser PC Icon.png
Modern Chair PC Icon.png
Sleek Closet PC Icon.png
Modern Sofa PC Icon.png
Modern Lamp Modern Dresser Modern Chair Sleek Closet Modern Sofa
Friendship Rewards:
Checkered Tee PC Icon.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Checkered Tee
and Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Weight Bench PC Icon.png

Weight Bench
Craft Unlock
Level 7 Level 9 Level 15
Roscoe's Pic PC Icon.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Pic of Roscoe‎‎
and Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 20 Level 25 Level 30
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 35 Level 40 Level 45
Roscoe's Pocket Camp icon
Have you ever seen a dark-red eye floating in the night sky? Yeah, that was just Roscoe.
 Preferred theme:
PC Banner - Cool.png
 Primary reward:
PC Crafting Material - Steel.png Steel

Card profiles[edit]

Happy Home Designer amiibo card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#078 Roscoe - Series 1
Type: Horse
Star sign: Gemini
Birthday: June 16th
Dice value: 1
Hand sign: Rock
078 Roscoe amiibo card NA.png
077 Cherry (dog) List of amiibo cards
#078 Roscoe
079 Truffles




Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese シュバルツ
Schwarz, the German word for "black". Also an uncommon last name.

Korean 슈베르트
Same as Japanese name

Dutch Roscoe -

German Jolly -

European Spanish Jereza -

European French Rosco Roscoe

Italian Roscoe Same as English name


  1. Prior to New Horizons, called Checkered Shirt prior to New Leaf
  2. New Horizons