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This article is about the gorilla villager. For the villager whose German name is the same as this villager's French name, see Shep.

GorillaSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Yodel  
Yodel PG.png
Species Personality Gender
Gorilla Emotion Sleepy NH Icon cropped.png Lazy Male
Star sign Sagittarius Sagittarius
Catchphrase "odelay"
Clothing Blue Aloha Shirt
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ヨーデル
Korean N/A
Italian Yodel
German Jürgen

Simplified Chinese Unknown
French Thomas
Spanish Asdrúbal
Dutch N/A

Traditional Chinese N/A
Quebec French Thomas
Latin American Spanish Asdrúbal
Russian N/A

Phrase in other languages

Japanese ヨホホー
Korean N/A
Italian Unknown
German Unknown

Simplified Chinese Unknown
French Unknown
Spanish Unknown
Dutch N/A

Traditional Chinese N/A
Quebec French Unknown
Latin American Spanish Unknown
Russian N/A

Yodel is a lazy gorilla islander who only appeared in Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+. His name and catchphrase, which is "odelay," refer to yodeling, a form of singing. Yodel's catchphrase eventually became Louie's catchphrase in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer.



Yodel is a grey gorilla who appears to dress as a warm-clothed hiker, which is also where his name "Yodel" originated from: Yodeling is usually what is thought hikers would do up on the mountain peaks. His head, belly, arms and legs are all white and he wears a warm winter hat. He has large, half-closed black eyes that peer to the right, while also having wrinkles underneath the lower eyelids. On his back is a small, tan hiking backpack, similar to the one worn by Wendell.


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

Yodel has a lazy personality, which means he will enjoy eating and sleeping. His laid-back lifestyle allows for the player to get along with him easily, making him easy to befriend. For the most part, Yodel will participate in hobbies simply for relaxation, especially if there is food involved. Yodel gets along well with Normal villagers, as well as Cranky villagers, the latter of which admire his lifestyle. In contrast, however, Jock villagers will conflict with Yodel due to opposite lifestyles, and Snooty villagers will be offended by his comments about appearance.


In Animal Crossing, Yodel's house lacks any furniture, similar to all other islander houses. He will request from the player an Azalea Bonsai, an Exotic Bureau, an Exotic Chair, an Exotic Chest, an Exotic End Table, a Pine Bonsai, a Plum Bonsai, and a Retro Stereo. They are the same items that Kidd would request, except for different wallpaper and flooring.

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card
#043 Yodel - Series 1
Gender: Male
Clothes: Blue Aloha Shirt
Sign: Sagittarius
Phrase: odelay
Password: rli%x2ZcPRJlLO
Animal Crossing-e 1-043 (Yodel).jpg
042 Flash Animal Crossing e-Reader cards
#043 Yodel
044 Faith



Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ヨーデル

German Jürgen -

European Spanish Asdrúbal -

European French Thomas French given name

Italian Yodel Same as English name

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