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Japanese シュバルツ Korean 슈베르트 Chinese 黑马
French Rosco Italian Roscoe Spanish Jereza
German Jolly Dutch Roscoe Russian Роско
Roscoe, an Animal Crossing villager.
Species Personality Gender
Horse Cranky Male
Birthday June 16th Gemini
Phrase nay
Clothes Checkered Tee[nb 1]
Prior to New Horizons
Biker Jacket (Black)
New Horizons
Saying Trouble rides a fast horse.
I've got my eye on you, bucko!
Main Games
Other Games

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". Similarly, his Japanese phrase is the Japanese onomatopoeia for a horse sound, commonly known in English as a "whinny."



Roscoe DnMe+.png

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]

RoscoePicACNL.png 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 1 spoonful

In New Horizons[edit]

RoscoePicACNH.png Trouble rides a fast horse.
Style Cool
Color Black / Gray


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 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.

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 PC icon portrait.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 PC icon.png
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. Called Checkered Shirt prior to New Leaf