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"YES!! Sweet, precious life! I've been perfectly molded! No complaints here!"
— Snowman, Animal Crossing
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Snowboy  
Snowboy NL.png
Artwork of a Snowboy from Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
Species Gender
Snowperson Male
Role Snowman Series[nb 1]
Frozen Series[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Snowboys (known as snowmen prior to New Leaf) are characters in the Animal Crossing series. As snowpeople, they can be built by the player by rolling two snowballs together. If built perfectly, they will give the player unique winter-themed items.


In Animal Crossing[edit]

A perfectly built snowman in Animal Crossing.

In Animal Crossing, snowmen can be built from December 25 to February 17, and, if built perfectly, will mail the player an item from the Snowman Series the following day. Additionally, a Snowman furniture item can be obtained from Tortimer on Snow Day. If a snowman is walked into for around two seconds, it will fall apart. Otherwise, snowmen will stay where they are for several days until they melt.

In Wild World and City Folk[edit]

A snowman in City Folk.

Snowmen appear in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk and act similar to their appearance in Animal Crossing, mailing the player items from the Snowman Series if built perfectly. They can be built from December 10 to December 25. Additionally, the Snowman furniture item returns, though it is now obtained from the snowman himself. Unlike in Animal Crossing, snowmen cannot be destroyed by running into them.

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, snowmen is now known as Snowboys, and alongside them are three new snowpeople: Snowmam, Snowman, and Snowtyke. Snowboys can be built from December 11 to February 25, and, like in previous games, Snowboys will mail the player an item from the Snowman Series if built perfectly. An imperfectly built Snowboy will comment that the player is so close to perfection, while a poorly built one will poke fun at the player for building him that way. A Snowboy has the same voice as a lazy villager.

Snowboys, as well as all other snowpeople, do not appear in dreams and cannot be called with a Megaphone.

In New Horizons[edit]

A player building a Snowboy in New Horizons.

Snowboys return in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and are mostly identical to their previous appearances. When perfectly built, they give the player DIY recipes for items in the Frozen Series or mail them an item from the series if all the DIY recipes have been obtained. However, the first Snowboy that the player builds will give out a DIY recipe whether he is perfectly made or not. The player can also collect one Large Snowflake from each perfect Snowboy per day. Snowboys last for four days before completely melting.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Snowboy, alongside Snowman, Snowmam, and Snowtyke from Animal Crossing: New Leaf, appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.




Snowman Family

Description NTSC-U: When winter finally settles in and snow covers the ground, you get the chance to build a new pal. If you keep rolling those snowballs and putting them together, eventually you'll have one of four friends: Snowman, Snowmam, Snowboy, or Snowtyke. Each one has a wintery surprise!

PAL: When it snows, keep an eye out for a pair of snowballs on the ground. Roll them and roll them and roll them, and then put them together to make...a snowperson! It could be a Snowman, a Snowmam, a Snowboy or a Snowtyke. Each brings their own unique variety of wintery wonder!
Acquisition Random

Name in Italics indicate PAL trophy name.

In Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8[edit]

Snowboys appear in the winter theme of the Animal Crossing course in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as obstacles that slow racers down if ran into.



Snowboy's unused Happy Home Designer icon.

Names in other languages[edit]


Japanese ゆきだるま


Japanese ゆきだるま

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
雪哥哥 / 雪哥哥
Xuě Gēgē
Brother Snow

Russian Сноубой
Same as English name

German Schnemil -

European Spanish Copito From copo, snowflake, and -ito, a diminutive suffix

European French Yétiti From yéti, the abominable snowman, and -ti, a diminutive suffix

Italian Pallino From palla di neve, "snowball," and -ino, a male diminutive suffix

See also[edit]


  1. Prior to New Horizons
  2. In New Horizons