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Type of Gorilla villager Yodel  
Artwork of Yodel the Gorilla
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
Phrase in other languages

Yodel is a lazy gorilla islander in the Animal Crossing series who appears 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 gray 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.

As a lazy islander, Yodel acts less like any mainland lazy villager, preferring to have time alone to himself. This is akin to mainland cranky villagers, whom share the same grumpy personality as lazy islanders.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Personality Catchphrase
Gorilla Lazy odelay
Default clothing Blue Aloha Shirt PG Model.png Blue Aloha Shirt
Default umbrella Batbrella PG Model.png Batbrella
Star sign (DnMe+) Sagittarius Sagittarius
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite fruit Apple PG Sprite.png Apple
Smallxmark.png Allergic fruit Cherry PG Sprite.png Cherry
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style (DnMe+) Subtle
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style (DnMe+) Cute
Live song gift (DnMe+) K.K. Condor


In Animal Crossing[edit]

As an islander, Yodel's house in Animal Crossing will begin with only one item, and he will request specific items for the player give to him, which he will place in his house. They are the same items that Kidd requests, except for 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
Clothes: Blue Aloha Shirt
Sign: Sagittarius
Phrase: 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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