Zipper T. Bunny

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"Hippity-hoppity wish-wash-whoa!"
— Zipper T. Bunny, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Happy Home Designer
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Zipper T. Bunny pyn
Zipper NH.png
Species Gender
Rabbit Male
Birthday March 11th Pisces
Role Bunny Day
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 ぴょんたろう
 토빗
 Ovidio
 Ohs
 蹦蹦
 Albin
 Coti Conejal
 Zipper
 蹦蹦
 Albin
 Coti Conejal
 Зиппер

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.

Characteristics[edit]

Zipper in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Appearance[edit]

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.

Personality[edit]

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, reference the discomfort in wearing the costume, and in City Folk will even be frustrated about how many Bunny Foils he buried.

Appearances[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

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.

#627

Zipper T. Bunny

Zipper
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.

#858

Zipper T. Bunny

Zipper T. Bunny

Category Primary Spirit
Type Grab
Class Novice (★)
Slots 1 (⬡)
Stats Power: 958—4,793
Attack power: 520—2,600
Defense power: 384—1,922
Ability Jump ↑
Acquisition
  • 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 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.

    Happy Home Designer client information
    Example of Zipper's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Zipper's Happy Home Designer icon
    Hippity-hoppity wish-wash-whoa!
    Zipper
    Client's vision I'll leave it up to you!
    Favorite song  K.K. Birthday
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:
  •  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.
    Items:
    Bunny Hood NL Model.png Bunny Hood Donburi (Salmon Roe) NL Model.png Donburi
    Egg Chair NL Model.png Egg Chair (x4) Egg Table NL Model.png Egg Table (x5)
    Hot Plate (Sunny-Side-Up Egg) NL Model.png Hot Plate Imperial Pot (Fried Egg and Crab) NL Model.png Imperial Pot
    Omelet NL Model.png Omelet
    Wallpaper: Egg Wall NL Model.png Egg Wall
    Floor: Egg Floor NL Model.png Egg Floor
    Music: Neapolitan NL Texture.png Neapolitan


    "Order furniture" in Zipper's RV

    Item Image Type Buy price Sell price Available from Colors HHA theme Style Customizable Size
    Egg Wall Egg Wall NL Model.png Wallpaper  3 MEOW Coupons  8,888 Bells  Zipper's RV
    Colorful (x2) Toy Shop Cute - -
    Egg Floor Egg Floor NL Model.png Flooring  3 MEOW Coupons  8,888 Bells  Zipper's RV
    Colorful (x2) Toy Shop Cute - -
    Bunny Hood Bunny Hood NL Model.png Headgear  3 MEOW Coupons  400 Bells  Able Sisters
     Zipper's RV
    White (x2) - Cute - -
    Donburi Donburi (Salmon Roe) NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  400 Bells  Zipper's RV
    Blue / Orange - - Yes 1.0 x 1.0
    Egg Chair Egg Chair NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  9,000 Bells  Zipper's RV
    White / Colorful Toy Shop Cute No 1.0 x 1.0
    Egg Table Egg Table NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  9,000 Bells  Zipper's RV
    White / Colorful Toy Shop Cute No 1.0 x 1.0
    Hot Plate Hot Plate (Sunny-Side-Up Egg) NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  420 Bells  Zipper's RV
    Gray / Yellow - - Yes 1.0 x 1.0
    Imperial Pot Imperial Pot (Fried Egg and Crab) NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  400 Bells  Zipper's RV
    Black / Orange - - Yes 1.0 x 1.0
    Omelet Omelet NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  500 Bells  Zipper's RV
    - - - No 1.0 x 1.0
    The player can only order from campers up to three times per day. The items arrive via mail.
    Includes data sourced from this Item Spreadsheet, compiled by TimeSword3D, AlexBot2004, AlgebraManiacABC, Chubby Bub, Cuyler, HylianAngel, Kalina70, PanchamBro, SuperHamster, and vmario.

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Zipper
    Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:

    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

    Gallery[edit]

    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
    Bèng bèng
    Onomatopoeia for "bouncing"

    Russian Зиппер
    Zipper
    Same as English name

    Dutch Zipper Same as English name

    German Ohs T. 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"

    References[edit]