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Al (たもつ, Tamotsu?) is a lazy gorilla villager from the Animal Crossing series. His first appearance was in City Folk and Al reappears in New Leaf. The origin of his name is largely unknown, although it could possibly reference a mispronunciation of his species, gorALla. His picture phrase links to his lazy personality as lazy villagers love eating. He has the fitness hobby.


Al in City Folk

Al is a black gorilla with yellow skin on his hands, feet, stomach, and the majority of his face. He has large earthy eyes with black pupils and bushy eyebrows. He initially wears the Red Warmup Suit.


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

As a lazy villager, Al will be friendly and easy to get along with due to his laid back lifestyle. Like all lazy villagers, he has a love of food and relaxing. He will enjoy partaking in the usual hobbies, usually for relaxing reasons or for food, like when fishing. Al will get along well with other villagers, but may offend or confuse jock villagers, who have a lifestyle of exercise and fitness, which conflicts with the lazy lifestyle of relaxing and food. He will get along with other lazy villagers with whom he will talk about food, comics, or superheroes. He will also get along well with normal, peppy, smug and sisterly villagers, and occasionally cranky villagers, but may from time to time annoy snooty villagers, who disagree with the lazy lifestyle.


In New Leaf, his house resembles a gym. He owns many different types of exercise equipment, such as a weight bench, a punching bag, and a boxing mat. He also has a ball return and a scoreboard in the top-left of his house. His ringside table has a Tape Deck that plays Steep Hill on top. Al's wallpaper is the Concrete Wall, and his flooring is the Lab Floor.

In New Horizons, Al's house like a workout spot with a punching bag

NL Al House.jpg NL Al House Ext.png
New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

Al was added to Pocket Camp in the November 24, 2020 update.

Al's preferred theme is natural, and he primarily gives steel as a reward. His profile reads:

❝ No one likes to get caught behind Al on a sidewalk. He moves at a... leisurely pace, to put it nicely. In all fairness, though, he is still waking up.❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a Red Warm-Up Suit and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 9, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 15, he will request the player to craft a vaulting horse.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with a picture of Al and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 25, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 30, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 35, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 40, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 45, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 50, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 55, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 60, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[1]
Amiibo card back.png
#025 Al
Type Gorilla
Star sign Libra
Birthday 10/18
Roll value 4
Hand sign Scissors
Request A kid-friendly exercise room
Amiibo 025 Al.png
024 Kyle #025 Al 026 Renée


  • As sometimes revealed on April Fool's Day in New Leaf, Al is the eldest of seven siblings.
  • Al's biggest fear in New Leaf is the Mummy Mask.
  • Al is the first male non-bird villager in alphabetical order that also appears in New Horizons.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese たもつ Tamotsu
France French Gustave
Spain Spanish Álex
Germany German Kokong
Italy Italian Gregorio
The Netherlands Dutch Al
Russia Russian Эла ela
China Chinese 阿保 Ābǎo
South Korea Korean 우락 Urak


  1. Species navigation icons from Nookipedia by Sunmarsh, CC BY-SA 3.0


Lazy Villagers (NH)
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