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Artwork of Yodel the Gorilla
Species Personality Gender
Gorilla Lazy Male
Star sign Sagittarius Sagittarius
Catchphrase "odelay"
Clothing Blue aloha shirt
Umbrella Batbrella
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ヨーデル[nb 1]
Phrase in other languages

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



Yodel is gorilla with pale beige skin and dark gray fur. He has large, half-closed black eyes that peer to the right, with wrinkles underneath the lower eyelids. He wears an orange winter hat. On his back is a small, tan hiking backpack, similar to the one worn by Wendell in games prior to Animal Crossing: New Leaf. He appears dressed as a warm-clothed hiker, which is likely where his name "Yodel" originates from, since hikers are associated with yodeling.


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

As a lazy islander, Yodel acts less like any mainland lazy villager, he is more stoic and philosophical and will often talk about forgoing worldly pleasures and society. This makes him similar to the mainland cranky villagers, though less harsh to the player.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

As an islander in Animal Crossing, Yodel has a favorite fruit and one he is allergic to. He is allergic to cherries and loves apples, meaning giving him the former reduces the likelihood of him dropping Bells, and giving him the latter increases the likelihood of him dropping Bells.

Species Personality Catchphrase
Gorilla Lazy odelay
Default clothing Blue Aloha Shirt PG Model.png Blue aloha shirt
Default umbrella Batbrella PG Model.png Batbrella
Fruit preferences
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite fruit Apple PG Sprite.png Apple
Smallxmark.png Allergic fruit Cherry PG Sprite.png Cherry
Doubutsu no Mori e+ traits
Star sign Sagittarius Sagittarius
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Subtle
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Cute
Live song gift K.K. Condor


In Animal Crossing[edit]

As an islander, Yodel's house in Animal Crossing will begin with only one furniture item, along with the exotic wall and bamboo flooring. He will request specific items for the player to give to him, which he will place in his house. After he places two items in his house, he will upgrade his wallpaper, and after he places five items, he will upgrade his flooring. Kidd requests for the same items as Yodel, although his house has different wallpaper and flooring.

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e 1-043 (Yodel).jpg

Card back

Animal Crossing-e 1-043 (Yodel - Back).jpg

#043 Yodel - Series 1
Gender: Male
Sign: Sagittarius
Clothes: blue aloha shirt
Petphrase: odelay
Profile: Yodel may enjoy life on a tropical island, but his one true passion in life is mountain climbing. He was so depressed by all the garbage people left in the mountains that he had to leave. Please don't litter!
Password: rli%x2ZcPRJlLO



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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