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This article is about the penguin villager. For the villager whose German name is the same as this villager's Italian name, see Henry.

PenguinSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Tex pgn12
Tex NH.png
Species Personality Gender
Penguin Emotion Smirking NH Icon cropped.png Smug Male
Birthday October 6th Libra
Quote "Rules were made to be broken."
Catchphrase "picante"
Clothing Letter Jacket (Blue)[nb 1]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ボルト
Korean 볼트
Italian Freddy
German Matze

Simplified Chinese 伏特
French Émilien
Spanish Tomeo
Dutch Tex

Traditional Chinese 伏特
Quebec French Émilien
Latin American Spanish Tomeo
Russian Текс

Phrase in other languages

Japanese ベイベッ
Korean 베이베
Italian frio
German watschl

Simplified Chinese 宝宝
French gla gla
Spanish siclaro
Dutch picante

Traditional Chinese 寶寶
Quebec French gla gla
Latin American Spanish siclaro
Russian огонек

Tex is a smug penguin villager who debuted in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. His catchphrase, "picante," is Spanish for "spicy,"[1] which contrasts with cold, something which penguins are associated with.



Tex in New Leaf.

Tex is a white and navy blue penguin. His beak is multiple shades of gray, and he has black feet with dark grey areas. His eyes are half open, and have dull red circles around them. This may lead the player to mistake him for a cranky villager before conversation is made. Tex appears to be based on an African Penguin.


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

Tex has a smug personality. This means he will appear kind and gentlemanly when in conversation with the player. On numerous occasions, he will flirt with the player and admire them. Tex will occasionally talk about being into niche hobbies, like being a train fanatic or collecting plastic bottle caps. He will be very interested in fashion and will mention it often in conversations and letters.


In New Leaf[edit]

Tex's picture in Animal Crossing: New Leaf Rules were made to be broken.
Siblings Eldest of four
Skill Sprinting
Goal Basketball player
Fear Ghost Mask
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Rock 'n' Roll
Smallxmark.png Official
Color Purple
Type Kilimanjaro
Milk The regular amount
Sugar Two spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

Rules were made to be broken.


Species Gender Personality
Penguin Male Smug (A)
Birthday October 6 Libra
Catchphrase picante
Default Clothing Letter Jacket (Blue)
Favorite Styles Cool and Elegant
Favorite Colors Black and Gray
Hobby Music


In New Leaf[edit]

House of Tex NL Exterior.png
House of Tex NL.jpg
Style: No style
Sleek Bed HHD Icon.png Sleek Bed Sleek Stereo HHD Icon.png Sleek Stereo
Sleek Sofa HHD Icon.png Sleek Sofa Amp HHD Icon.png Amp
Drum Set HHD Icon.png Drum Set Effects Rack HHD Icon.png Effects Rack
Mic Stand HHD Icon.png Mic Stand Metal Guitar HHD Icon.png Metal Guitar
Modern Table HHD Icon.png Modern Table Rock Guitar HHD Icon.png Rock Guitar
Wallpaper: Modern Wall HHD Icon.png Modern Wall
Floor: Modern Tile HHD Icon.png Modern Tile
Music: K.K. Metal

In New Horizons[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Penguin
Client's Vision: A rehearsal room for a band.
Required Items: Effects Rack
Mic Stand
Favorite Song: Surfin' K.K.
Favorite Saying: Rules were made to be broken.
Tex's Happy Home Designer icon

In Pocket Camp[edit]

"You're a fan of Tex, are you? ...Me too."
— A Message from Tex, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Character Info
Needed to Invite:
Drum Set PC Icon.png
Effects Rack PC Icon.png
Amp PC Icon.png
Speaker PC Icon.png
Sleek Chair PC Icon.png
Drum Set Effects Rack Amp Speaker Sleek Chair
Friendship Rewards:
Blue Letter Jacket PC Icon.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Blue Letter Jacket
and Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Rock Guitar PC Icon.png

Rock Guitar
Craft Unlock
Level 7 Level 9 Level 15
Tex's Pic PC Icon.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Pic of Tex‎‎
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
Tex's Pocket Camp icon
Tex is a very serious young man - serious about parties, serious about fashion, and serious about getting paid.
 Preferred theme:
PC Banner - Cool.png
 Primary reward:
PC Crafting Material - Cotton.png Cotton

Card profiles[edit]

Happy Home Designer amiibo card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#340 Tex - Series 4
Type: Penguin
Star sign: Libra
Birthday: October 6th
Dice value: 4
Hand sign: Rock
340 Tex amiibo card NA.png
339 Frita List of amiibo cards
#340 Tex
341 Melba


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ボルト
Most likely named after the Humboldt Penguin

Korean 볼트

Simplified Chinese 伏特
fú tè

Russian Текс
Same as English name

Dutch Tex Same as English name

German Matze -

European Spanish Tomeo

European French Émilien -

Italian Freddy From freddo, italian for cold.

Notes and references[edit]


  1. Called Blue Letter Jacket Prior to New Horizons