Zipper T. Bunny

From Nookipedia, the Animal Crossing wiki
"The time has come! Let's look for eggs! That's my bunny plan! They're here! They're there! They're everywhere! Find them if you can!"
— Zipper, Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Artwork of Zipper T. Bunny
Species Gender
Rabbit Male
Birthday March 11th Pisces
Favorite saying "Hippity-hoppity wish-wash-whoa!"
Role Bunny Day
Main appearances

Other appearances
Name in other languages
 Coti Conejal
 Coti Conejal

Zipper T. Bunny, often shortened to Zipper, is a rabbit in the Animal Crossing series who serves as the host of Bunny Day. He tasks the player with bringing him eggs, and in return, he gives an item from the Egg Series or Bunny Day Series. He is analogous to the Easter Bunny, a folklore symbol of Easter, the holiday Bunny Day is based on.

It is heavily implied through dialogue and character descriptions that Zipper is someone in a rabbit costume due to the zipper on his back, from which his name is derived, though he insists that he is not wearing a costume.



Zipper is what appears to be a yellow rabbit with a cream muzzle, drooping right ear, green eyes, purple eyelids, and red insides of his ears; however, it is implied that it is all a costume. He wears blue denim overalls with heart-shaped buttons and a star stitched in the middle. The overalls have a zipper on the back, visible when the player is speaking to him from above. Zipper also wears a white and green visor.


Zipper greeting the player in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Zipper has a cheery personality when spoken to and dances when the player is near him; however, when the player walks away, he stops dancing and sighs, suggesting that he is putting on a cheery façade for the townsfolk. He also loses his cheery façade when the player speaks to him from above, telling them not to look at his zipper to not "spoil the magic." He also mutters to himself about needing a new job, references the discomfort in wearing the costume, and in City Folk will even be frustrated about how many Bunny Foils he buried.


In City Folk[edit]

Zipper in Animal Crossing: City Folk.

Zipper first appears in Animal Crossing: City Folk. He visits the town on Bunny Day, and he tasks the player with finding eggs buried around town, which can either have candy or a Bunny Foil in them. If the player brings a Bunny Foil to Zipper, he gives them an item from the Egg Series.

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 how he wants a new career and how uncomfortable he is under the suit.

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Zipper appears in town on Bunny Day and now initially asks the player to bring him eggs directly. If the player brings him one of each type of egg found throughout town—Deep-Sea Egg, Earth Egg, Sky Egg, Stone Egg, Tree Egg, and Water Egg—he gives them an Egg Basket. Afterward, the player can bring Zipper a Winning Ticket found within the eggs to receive an item from the Egg Series, or a Grand-Prize Ticket to receive Zipper's Pic.

In the Welcome amiibo update, Zipper can appear at random in his RV at the campground.

In New Horizons[edit]

Zipper in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Zipper was added in the 1.1.0 First Update and once again hosts Bunny Day. He can be found wandering around the island seven days before Bunny Day (12 days prior to version 1.9.0), and 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. Zipper returns on Bunny Day itself at the plaza, where the player can give him one of each type of egg to receive the Bunny Day Basket. If the player crafts every item from the Bunny Day Series, Zipper will reward them with the DIY recipe for a Wobbling Zipper Toy.

Zipper's poster can be obtained from Nook Shopping after inviting him to Photopia via his amiibo.

Prior to its removal in version 2.0, when the player scans Zipper T. Bunny's amiibo card and tries to invite him, he will say:

Hello, hello, and how do you do? You've reached the one and only lucky bunny, Zipper. It's true!
Hippity hoppity how can I help you?
What's that? You want me to hop-hop-hop on over to your campsite?
Well hippity skippity, that sounds like fun! But I'm so busy right now, I really can't. Very sorry, very sorry!
You understand right? A guy like me has a lot going on…
Hippity hoppity ho! Thanks for the invite though!

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Zipper appears 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. The player can also be disguised as Zipper by wearing the Zipper costume and Zipper Mask.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Zipper appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.


Zipper T. Bunny

Zipper T. Bunny

Description 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!
Acquisition Random

Name in Italics denote PAL trophy name.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Zipper appears as a spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


Zipper T. Bunny
Zipper T. Bunny

Category Type Class
Primary Spirit Grab Novice (★)
Slots 1 (⬡)
Stats Power: 958—4,793
Attack power: 520—2,600
Defense power: 384—1,922
Ability Jump ↑
  • Battle via Spirit Board
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
  • Battle information
    Enemy fighter Bunny Blue Isabelle
    Type Grab
    Power 1,800
    Stage Smashville
    Rules N/A
    Conditions Take your strongest team into this no-frills battle
    Music Title Theme - Animal Crossing: Wild World

    Villager information[edit]

    In New Leaf[edit]

    Zipper T. Bunny
    Hippety-hoppity wish-wash-whoa!

    Zipper T. Bunny

    Birthday Gender Species
    March 11 Pisces Male Rabbit
    Pic version added Version 1.0
    Coffee preferences
    Zipper does not order coffee at The Roost.

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    The official example screenshot used for Zipper's house request for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is a reference to the tea party held in the children's novel, Alice in Wonderland.[1] Zipper represents the March Hare, Chops represents the Mad Hatter, the player represents Alice, while Bob represents the Cheshire Cat.

    Hippity-hoppity wish-wash-whoa!

    Zipper's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Zipper's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Gender Species
    March 11 Pisces Male Rabbit
    Umbrella Petal Parasol HHD Icon.png Petal parasol
    House request
    Client's vision I'll leave it up to you!
    Favorite song  K.K. Birthday
    Unlocked items
  •  Egg basket
  •  K.K. Birthday
  •  Zipper's pic
  • Clothing:
  •  Bunny hood
  •  Petal parasol
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Zipper's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    RV in Welcome amiibo[edit]

    Exterior of Zipper T. Bunny's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Zipper T. Bunny's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Description: Camping gives Zipper a chance to finally get out of that stuffy old costume and—er, we're being told in no uncertain terms that it is NOT a costume.
    Wall:  Egg Wall
    Floor:  Egg Floor
    Music: Neapolitan NL Texture.png Neapolitan

    Zipper's "Order furniture" list in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo

    The player can only order from campers up to three times per day. The items arrive via mail.
    Includes data sourced from the Data Spreadsheet for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, compiled by TimeSword3D, AlexBot2004, AlgebraManiacABC, Chubby Bub, Cuyler, HylianAngel, Kalina70, PanchamBro, SuperHamster, and vmario.

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Zipper T. Bunny
    Hippety-hoppity wish-wash-whoa!

    Zipper T. Bunny

    Birthday Gender Species
    March 11 Pisces Male Rabbit
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Red) NH Model.png  Red
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Playful - Fabric 19) NH Model.png  Playful - Fabric 19
    Happy Home Paradise traits
    Hobby Play
    Book Play Book NH Icon.png Comic

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
    Unlocked items

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    316 Zipper amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #316 Zipper - Series 4
    Star sign: Pisces
    Birthday: March 11
    Dice value: 3
    Hand sign: Paper



    Names in other languages[edit]

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

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

    Simplified Chinese 蹦蹦
    Bèng bèng
    Onomatopoeia for "bouncing"

    Russian Зиппер
    Same as English name

    Dutch Zipper Same as English name

    German Ohs, der Hase Pun on Osterhase, German name for Easter Bunny

    European Spanish Coti Conejal Coti from Spanish cotí, ticking, referring to the cotton ticking used in furniture and perhaps a nod to Peter Cottontail. Conejal from conejo, "rabbit."

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

    Italian Ovidio From Latin ōvum, "egg"


    1. Re-Tail sell price; if item can be sold at Timmy and Tommy's store, it is 80% of the sell price; if item can be sold to Leila at Tortimer Island, it is 5% of the sell price.


    1. "【ハッピーホーム】みなさ〜ん!ぴょんたろうさんの「おまかせ」な部屋をご紹介します!ワンダーランドのお茶会?早く帰りたいかも・・・@doubutsuno_mori on X (formerly Twitter) (Japanese). Archived from the original on November 18, 2022. Retrieved February 22, 2022.