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Admiral is a cranky bird villager in the Animal Crossing series, first appearing in Animal Forest, absent in Wild World and City Folk, and then appearing in every subsequent game up to date except Pocket Camp. His name and initial quote are both sailing terms - admiral being a title given to the supreme commander of a ship, and "aye aye" is a phrase of affirmation. His name may also be a pun/reference to the famous naval officer and explorer, Admiral Byrd. His Japanese name means "stubborn". He has the nature hobby.

Admiral returned to the series in New Leaf, as part of the Welcome amiibo update. By scanning amiibo cards, this villager can be met via the campground and invited to the town.


Admiral in Animal Crossing

Admiral is a green bird with a white jawline, orange cheeks, and a yellow-orange beak, matching his yellow-orange stomach. His legs are striped yellow and brown and he has an orange stripe on his tail with a dark green tip. His overall appearance matches his cranky personality - with deep, serious eyes and a protruding forehead that makes him appear mature, which is a trait commonly associated with the cranky villager personality. He wore the Orange Pinstripe Shirt (renamed Brown-Bar Tee in New Leaf) in every appearance prior to New Horizons, where he wears the Hanten Jacket.


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

Cranky villagers will usually appear in a grouchy or agitated mood and are more difficult to befriend than most other villager types. When talking to the player, cranky villagers tend to become angry if the player disagrees with them or refuses to do a favor. Like all cranky villagers, Admiral will be invested in his hobby and will often challenge the player to various competitions. He will easily get along with jock, snooty and other cranky villagers, and occasionally lazy and normal villagers as well. However, he will find it hard to socialize with peppy villagers, as they will seem overstimulated or immature. Admiral will also enjoy spreading rumors about other villagers.


In Animal Forest, Admiral's house has a Japanese theme, with a kotatsu, a long line of Samurai suits along the back wall, and many bonsai plants.

In Animal Crossing, Admiral's house is decorated to better suit his name. The two TVs in the back represent screens to communicate with other officers and the train set and globe represent world maps. Steel flooring and a shanty wall complete the "main office" vibe of the house.

In New Horizons, Admiral's house is dark green with a brown latticework door and a brown roof. The interior has the dirt-clod wall and the tatami flooring. He has a clay furnace, firewood, a dark wood wooden end table, a dark wood wooden stool, a black rotary phone, a silver tape deck, a pine bonsai, and a green retro fan. He also has a tic-tac-toe patterned kotatsu, a deep blue zen cushion, and a dark wood deep blue floor seat. A pendulum clock hangs on the wall.

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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)


e-Card [1]
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#053 Admiral
Gender Male
Type Bird
Star sign Aquarius
Clothes Orange pinstripe
Petphrase aye aye
Password khhJOhNHUyCvzm
Profile Every once in a while, you run into a guy who just likes being in a bad mood. Admiral is just that kind of guy. He's a complainer, and whenever he's not complaining, he's just being downright mean.
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amiibo Card

Welcome amiibo Card[2]
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#32 Admiral
metal box kitchen refrigerator kitchen counter kitchen stove dinnerware
imperial pot Kitchen dishwasher ramen
Wallpaper and Flooring
Shanty wall Steel flooring
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31 Bea #32 Admiral 33 Ellie


  • Admiral shares his birthday with Aurora. Both of them have a birthday on January 27th.
  • His catchphrase probably came from what pirates say.
  • Admiral is in the data for Happy Home Designer, but does not make a formal appearance.
    • Due to the presence of his data, scanning his amiibo Card at the amiibo Phone will cause a game crash rather than an error message.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese イッテツ Ittetsu
France French Maréchal
Spain Spanish Avutardo
Germany German Ansgar
Italy Italian Adolfo
The Netherlands Dutch Admiral
Russia Russian Адмирал Admiral
China Chinese 李彻/李徹 Lǐchè
South Korea Korean 일섭 Ilseob

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Special Characters

Cranky Villagers (NH)
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  1. Species navigation icons from Nookipedia by Sunmarsh, CC BY-SA 3.0
  2. Species navigation icons from Nookipedia by Sunmarsh, CC BY-SA 3.0