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Type of Rhinoceros villager Spike rhn02
Artwork of Spike the Rhinoceros
Species Personality Gender
Rhinoceros Cranky Male
Birthday June 17th Gemini
Favorite saying "Keep your eye on the ball."
Catchphrase "punk"
Clothing Skull Tee[nb 1]
Gold-Print Tee (Black)[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
Phrase in other languages

Spike is a cranky rhinoceros villager in the Animal Crossing series. His name refers to the horn on his head, which could also be called a spike. Following his debut in Doubutsu no Mori, Spike would remain absent in all games past Doubutsu no Mori e+, before making a return in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo. Previously, however, Spike would have returned in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, but was ultimately unused. Unused data of Spike could also be found in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp prior to his inclusion in the game.

In New Horizons, Spike has the nature hobby and may be found reading a book pertaining to an item he is studying, which can be either flowers, bugs, fish, or fossils.



Spike in Animal Crossing.

Spike has orange skin, angry black eyes, and a scar on his nose with brown stitches. These traits combined give him a rebellious, violent look, hence his name, Spike, and his initial catchphrase, "punk". However, according to his e-Reader card, he is "as cuddly as a teddy bear" once one gets to know him. In Doubutsu no Mori, Spike's eyes appear much angrier, and his scar does not have stitches.


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

As a cranky villager, Spike will appear mature compared to other personality types. This will make him appear belittling and insensitive 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, but for relaxation and peace rather than for competition. He will find it difficult to socialize with peppy villagers, who he will criticize when talking to other villagers. He will get along with normal and 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. Smug and big sister villagers may be difficult for him to get along with, as he tends to talk about them behind their backs or get them angry.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Personality Catchphrase
Rhinoceros Cranky punk
Default clothing Skull Shirt PG Model.png Skull Shirt
Default umbrella Paper Parasol PG Model.png Paper Parasol
Star sign (DnMe+) Cancer Cancer
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style (DnMe+) Striking
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style (DnMe+) Cute
Live song gift (DnMe+) Surfin' K.K.

In Welcome amiibo[edit]

Keep your eye on the ball.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
June 17 Gemini Cranky punk
Default clothing Skull Tee HHD Icon.png Skull Tee
Default umbrella Spider Umbrella HHD Icon.png Spider Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Rock 'n' Roll
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Basic
Favorite color
Siblings Third of 4 kids
Skill Climbing trees
Goal Actor
Halloween fear Bug Mask HHD Icon.png Bug Mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Kilimanjaro
Amount of milk The regular amount
Amount of sugar Two spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

Keep your eye on the ball.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
June 17 Gemini Cranky (A) punk
Default clothing Gold-Print Tee (Black) NH Icon.png Gold-Print Tee (Black)
Default umbrella Beach Umbrella NH Icon.png Beach Umbrella
Favorite styles Cool and Gorgeous
Favorite colors
Hobby Nature
Carried bag Veggie
Book Fish/Bug/Fossil/Flower
Food Donut
Drink Tea can or yellow mug
Popsicle Orange
Ideal clothing for Spike – Black / Gray Cool and Gorgeous clothing
Villagers prefer clothing that matches any one of their favorite colors or styles.
For brevity, the following list only shows clothing that matches both favorite colors and one favorite style.
Name Image Price Available from
Animal-Stripes Tee (Zebra) Animal-Stripes Tee (Zebra) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Camo Bomber-Style Jacket (Gray) Camo Bomber-Style Jacket (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,400 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Camo Tee (Gray) Camo Tee (Gray) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Chesterfield Coat (Black) Chesterfield Coat (Black) NH Icon.png  2,320 Bells  Able Sisters
Fedora (Black) Fedora (Black) NH Icon.png  1,100 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Fedora (Gray) Fedora (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,100 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Flashy Hairpin (Black) Flashy Hairpin (Black) NH Icon.png  2,340 Bells  Able Sisters
Flight Jacket (Black) Flight Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
Gilet and Shirt (Gray) Gilet and Shirt (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Able Sisters
Hakama with Crest Hakama with Crest NH Icon.png  4,800 Bells  Able Sisters
Leopard Tee (Gray) Leopard Tee (Gray) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Magic-Academy Robe (Black) Magic-Academy Robe (Black) NH Icon.png  2,040 Bells  Able Sisters
Ninja Costume (Gray) Ninja Costume (Gray) NH Icon.png  2,240 Bells  Able Sisters
Oversized Shawl Overshirt (Gray) Oversized Shawl Overshirt (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Parka Undercoat (Gray) Parka Undercoat (Gray) NH Icon.png  2,320 Bells  Able Sisters
Pirate Eye Patch Pirate Eye Patch NH Icon.png Not for sale  Gullivarrr
Reflector Reflector NH Icon.png  560 Bells  Able Sisters
Samurai Shirt (Black) Samurai Shirt (Black) NH Icon.png  6,720 Bells  Able Sisters
Spider-Web Tee Spider-Web Tee NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Text Shirt (Black) Text Shirt (Black) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Thank-You Dad Apron (Black) Thank-You Dad Apron (Black) NH Icon.png  1,100 Bells  Nook Shopping
Vampire Costume (Black) Vampire Costume (Black) NH Icon.png  2,600 Bells  Able Sisters
Viking Top (Gray) Viking Top (Gray) NH Icon.png  2,500 Bells  Able Sisters
More Black Items
More Gray Items
More Cool Items
More Gorgeous Items


In Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+[edit]

PG Exterior 3 Purple.png
House of Spike DnM+.png
 Light Brown Tin Drum  Green Drum
 Vinyl Fence  Request Sign
 Iron Frame  Tape Deck
 Traffic Guidance Robot  Manhole Cover
 Mega Buzzoid  Striped Cone
 Detour Arrow  Electrical Sign
 Work Ahead Sign  Barricade
Wall:  Blue Tarp
Floor:  Closed Road
Music: Surfin' K.K.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Welcome amiibo[edit]


Exterior of Spike's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Spike's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
 Modern Bed  Shower Stall
 Brown Seat  Hanger Rack
 Mountain Bike  Succulent Plant
 Skateboard Rack  Square Minitable
 Jukebox  Desktop TV
 Pitcher Plant  Air Conditioner
Wall:  Concrete Wall
Floor:  Terrace Rug
Music:  K.K. House


NLWa RV Exterior Blue.png
RV of Spike NLWa.jpg
Description: With his punk-rock looks and gruff demeanor, Spike can be a little scary. But if you like to skate, he'll be your BFF in a heartbeat.
Brown Seat NLWa Model.png Brown Seat Desktop TV NLWa Model.png Desktop TV
Hanger Rack NLWa Model.png Hanger Rack Mountain Bike NL Model.png Mountain Bike
Simple Panel NLWa Model.png Simple Panel Skateboard Rack NLWa Model.png Skateboard Rack
Square Minitable NLWa Model.png Square Minitable Succulent Plant NLWa Model.png Succulent Plant
Wallpaper: Concrete Wall NL.png Concrete Wall
Floor: Terrace Rug NLWa.png Terrace Rug
Music: K.K. House (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. House

In New Horizons[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Spike was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on May 17, 2019.[1]

Keep your eye on the ball.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
June 17 Gemini Cranky punk
Default clothing Skull Tee PC Icon.png Skull Tee
Description Sure, he looks a little intimidating and sounds like a tough-as-nails ex-cop in an action movie, but Spike's really a sweet guy.
Preferred theme PC Banner - Sporty.png
Primary reward Paper PC Icon.png Paper
Version added 2.3.1b
Date unlocked May 17, 2019
How to invite Blathers PC Character Icon.png Blathers's Treasure Trek
Friendship rewards
Level 7 Skull Tee PC Icon.png Skull Tee
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 9 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 15 Crafting request: Radical Skateboard Rack PC Icon.pngRadical Skateboard Rack
Level 20 Spike's Pic PC Icon.png Spike‎‎'s Pic
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 25 - 50 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Related items for Spike
Scrapbook Memories appearances
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Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e 1-059 (Spike).jpg

Card back

Animal Crossing-e 1-059 (Spike - Back).jpg

#059 Spike - Series 1
Gender: Male
Clothes: Skull Shirt
Sign: Cancer
Phrase: punk
Profile: Spike is the scariest looking dude around. His mean scowl, huge scar, and sharp tongue scare off even the toughest streetwise city kid, but he's actually as cuddly as a teddy bear once you get to know him.
Password: b8WF#tY3lziJIG

Welcome amiibo card[edit]

038 Spike NL amiibo card NA.png

Card back

WAmiibo card back.png

#38 Spike
RV items
Concrete Wall HHD Icon.png
Concrete Wall
Terrace Rug NLWa Model.png
Terrace Rug
Brown Seat NLWa Model.png
Brown Seat
Desktop TV NLWa Model.png
Desktop TV
Hanger Rack NLWa Model.png
Hanger Rack
Mountain Bike NL Model.png
Mountain Bike
Simple Panel NLWa Model.png
Simple Panel
Skateboard Rack NLWa Model.png
Skateboard Rack
Square Minitable NLWa Model.png
Square Minitable

Succulent Plant NLWa Model.png
Succulent Plant


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese スクワット

Korean 스쿼트

Simplified Chinese 堂堂 (iQue)

Simplified Chinese 阿蹲
To squat

Russian Спайк

Dutch Spike Same as English name

German Atze -

European Spanish Cornio -

European French Rhino -

Italian Bruto Literally means "brute," referencing his cranky personality and frightful appearance

See also[edit]


  1. Prior to New Horizons, called Skull Shirt in Animal Crossing
  2. New Horizons


  1. Bri Bri (May 17, 2019). "New Animals Are Here!". Japanese Nintendo. Retrieved October 27, 2020.