Zipper T. Bunny

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"Hippity-hoppity wish-wash-whoa!"
— Zipper T. Bunny, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Zipper T. Bunny pyn
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Species Gender
Rabbit Male
Birthday March 11th Pisces
Role Bunny Day
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ぴょんたろう
Korean 토빗
Italian Ovidio
German Ohs

Simplified Chinese 蹦蹦
French Albin
Spanish Coti
Dutch Zipper

Traditional Chinese 蹦蹦
Quebec French Albin
Latin American Spanish Coti
Russian Зиппер

Zipper T. Bunny, often called Zipper T. or simply Zipper, is a character first introduced in Animal Crossing: City Folk as the host of Bunny Day. He is a yellow rabbit with purple eyelids. He wears a sun visor and blue overalls with a white star on the front pocket, and displays a cheerful expression.

It's a running joke that villagers think he is someone in a costume, though he states that it is not. If the player talks to him from the back, it is revealed he has a large zipper on the back of his overalls. He may then comment not to look at his zipper as it "spoils the magic." Despite some believing Zipper is dressed in a costume, his mouth still moves when he talks, and his eyes blink and react to emotions the same way as all other characters. In Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp he seems sensitive about the rumor, claiming that it's rude to call it (his appearance) a costume, and that this is just how he looks.

Appearances[edit]

Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

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Zipper makes his official debut in Animal Crossing: City Folk. Upon approaching him, Zipper's theme will play and he will begin to dance. The music fades and he stops dancing once players walk away from Town Hall, followed by him sighing. When players talk to him, he will introduce himself and ask them to find some eggs which are buried around town. He will ask the player to open them up to reveal a "surprise": bunny foils, which he also calls prize tickets. He gives players Furniture from the Egg Series for every bunny foil that's given to him.

When in town, villagers will usually speak of him in a derogatory manner. Normal villagers appear to be scared of him. It would appear that he is unhappy with his choice of uniform and career, as he mentions under his breath about how he wants a new career and how uncomfortable he is under the suit.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

Zipper returns in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, where his role remains unchanged. However, there are now six different types of eggs to be found rather than bunny foils. Each different egg appears in a different location: in Trees, in the Sea through fishing or swimming, attached to Balloons, under the ground, and in Rocks. A piece from the Egg Series is given with each egg returned to Zipper. On rare occasions, the player may find a "lucky ticket," in which case Zipper will give the player his Picture.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo when he appears in his RV, Zipper freely admits he is wearing a bunny suit and does not object to the zipper being seen, though he does not explain why he is wearing the suit despite it not being Bunny Day.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp[edit]

Zipper is featured once again in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp as the host of the Garden Safari event "Zipper's Wonderland." For this event, the player is required to catch creatures known as Scramblers, which only appear after special flowers have been planted. If a player manages to catch one, Zipper will give the player a piece of furniture from the Wonderland Series.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Zipper once again hosts Bunny Day. He can be found wandering around the island about two weeks before the event. When spoken to, he tasks the player with crafting items from the Bunny Day Series using eggs that he has hidden throughout the island, giving them the DIY Recipe for a Bunny Day Bed. If the player crafts every item from the Bunny Day Series by (or during) Bunny Day, Zipper will reward them with a special prize: the DIY recipe for a Wobbling Zipper Toy.

Other appearances[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Zipper SSB4 Trophy (3DS).png #627 Zipper

Zipper T. Bunny
NTSC-U: This isn't a costume, really! Everyone asks, and the answer is always the same. Please ignore the zipper on the back—that just spoils the magic. This lucky spring fellow appears on Bunny Day, celebrating by asking you to search for bunny eggs. Open up the eggs you find - maybe a prize is inside!

PAL: Despite what you may have heard, Zipper is absolutely, 100%, definitely NOT wearing a costume. ...What? There's a zip on his back? Well, that's, er... Moving on! This lucky spring bunny comes to celebrate Bunny Day with you. Find the hidden eggs and open them, and maybe you'll get a winning ticket! Flippity boing! Floppity zibbit!
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Name in Italics denote PAL trophy name.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Spirits[edit]

Zipper NL.png Zipper T. Bunny
Primary Spirit
Type: Grab
Class:
Stats: Power: 958—4,793
Ability: Jump ↑
* Battle via Spirit Board
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G


Villager info[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Zipper T. Bunny
Type: Special Rabbit
Client's Vision: I'll leave it up to you!
Required Items: -
Favorite Song: K.K. Birthday
Favorite Saying: Hippity-hoppity wish-wash-whoa!
Zipper T. BunnyHHDIcon.png

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#316 Zipper - Series 4
Type: Special
Star sign: Pisces
Birthday: March 11th
Dice value: 3
Hand sign: Paper
316 Zipper amiibo card NA.png
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315 Redd List of amiibo cards
#316 Zipper
317 Goldie
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Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ぴょんたろう
Pyontarō
ぴょん from an onomatopoeia of leap and 太郎 (male name suffix)

Korean 토빗
Tobit
Portmanteau of Toki (토끼, rabbit in Korean) and Rabbit

Simplified Chinese 蹦蹦
Bouncing
Onomatopoeia for "bouncing"

Russian Зиппер
Zipper
Same as English

German Ohs T. Hase Pun on “Osterhase”, the German name of the Easter Bunny.

European Spanish Coti Derived from the Spanish word "cuti" which means ticking, referring to the cotton ticking used in furniture and perhaps a nod to Peter Cottontail. [nb 1]

European French Albin -Derived from the Latin albus, meaning "white" or "bright"

Italian Ovidio From Latin ōvum, "egg".