Rosie is a peppycatvillager who appears in all games in the Animal Crossing series as well as in Doubutsu no Mori (film). Rosie will appear friendly, excitable, and hospitable towards other villagers and the player. Her name comes from the word "rose", a flower known for its sweet fragrance and symbolic significance in love, both relating to her peppy personality. Her Japanese name is derived from the world "bouquet", a collection of flowers, including roses, bundled together.
Like Goldie, Rosie is a very popular villager in the Animal Crossing fandom, and could be considered an Animal Crossing series icon, as she appears on many game covers, and has numerous amounts of merchandise based on her appearance.
Rosie is a blue cat with dark blue hair and fur. Her blue fur sometimes looks purple in the evening. She has big black eyes that appear to be looking off to the right, which become pointed in opposite directions when angry or sad. Rosie also has some light pink blush on her cheeks as well (hence her name), and also has white tips on her paws, tail, feet, and ears. The insides of her ears transition from pink to light pink. She appears to have no nose, but she does have a curly smile. Rosie's original shirt is a dazed shirt, and on rainy days, she initially carries a mint gingham umbrella.
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Rosie is a peppy villager, appearing energetic and unusually excited when seeing the player and most other villagers. Like all peppy villagers, she also appears childish and immature, saying stereotypical “girly” words such as “totally”, “sooo” and “like”, as in “This is, like, cool!” However, Rosie is also excessively kind, usually asking the player for items they want. Though Rosie enjoys the usual hobbies, She may tell the player that she is looking for a particular item, such as a bug, that may look nice in her home. She gets along well with other villagers, particularly the lazy, normal, uchi, smug and other peppy villagers, but she has the tendency to annoy and upset cranky and snooty villagers, who are known to appear older and more mature than other villagers. Due to the honest nature of peppy villagers, Rosie may mention how "old" or "boring" they are, in contrast to her energetic, upbeat personality. Rosie, like other peppy villagers, easily gets upset in conversation when it is not going her way, but will forget ever having the conversation due to her short attention span.
Ai first meets Rosie on her deliveries. When delivering her maid outfit, Rosie dances in joy, much to Ai's surprise. Once acknowledging her new neighbor, Rosie asks of her arrival, with TV drama-esque questions. Some time after their first encounter, Rosie and Ai, as well as Margie, have been best friends. Later at the beach, Rosie whispers a rumor to Ai, that the CrankyApollo and Whitney used to love each other. Soon after informing Ai, Margie chides her on how spreading rumors is immoral, which annoys Rosie deeply. Later, while watching Yu and Alfonso celebrate finding an ammonite fossil, Rosie wonders to herself why they are celebrating, stating she's seen more in the "special place" (a beach cave), and soon is swarmed by an ecstatic Yu. Unable to tolerate him, she agrees to help him find them. This sets off a mini adventure, leading them into the depths of a waterfall cave. After quite a fall, they wake up from possible unconsciousness to reveal a mound of fossils. After Yu's careless fossil hunting, the cave collapses and Rosie and friends make it out by a hair. Later, sometime in fall, Rosie questions why Ai did not show up to Margie's farewell party, of which an unknowing Ai replies, asking "Did she go somewhere?" Shocked, Rosie reveals to her the truth, to which a depressed Ai runs away. Later that day, Rosie, concerned for her friend, checks on Ai, who shows her Margie's letter. After Ai and Rosie's talk, a volley of shooting stars appear at the coast, amazing the two. Later, sometime in winter, Rosie helps Ai decorate her house, hoping to be "this year's winner" for the Bright Nights. Once the UFO lands, Rosie helps her comrades find the missing piece. Yu, sure of himself, dashes to the beach cave, knowing the piece is, of course, there. Like all of the other villagers, Rosie appeared at the fireworks festival donning a red kimono. There is a running gag in the movie about Rosie not knowing what "cherry pie" means, often questioning her friends but receiving no answer.
Rosie may be an example of all peppy villagers in the entire game. Like most peppy villagers in the game, Rosie appears hyper but a bit more so than the game.