Apollo's name is probably a reference to Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on the moon. Its lunar module, LM-5, used the callsign "Eagle", and a bald eagle also appears on the mission patch. His name is all the more appropriate considering the rather arrogant personality of the Greek god Apollo (as well as many other deities of ancient mythology). He appears on the album cover for Soulful K.K.
Apollo is a bald eagle with a dark gray body, feathers, and a white head. This relates to his picture quote. He has a yellow beak and feet with white talons at the end of them. Apollo's wings slowly fade into a white color. His eyes are white semi circles embroidered with a black outline and all-black pupils. He initially wears a Zipper Shirt (which was changed to the Flight Jacket in New Horizons) and carries a Paper Parasol around when it rains.
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, Apollo 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. Apollo will also enjoy spreading rumors about other villagers.
In New Horizons, Apollo's house is white with a white vertical-panes door and black tile roof. The interior is the shutter wall and slate flooring. He has a black diner sofa, a black diner counter table, a red diner mini table, and a blue billiard table. He also has a black folding floor lamp, a black rattan bed, a high-end stereo, a black potted fan palm, and a cars magazine. When Apollo crafts a recipe, he uses a natural DIY workbench.
Apollo's preferred theme is cool. His profile says:
Stern of brow and hooked of beak, he's frequently misunderstood based on his appearance. He might take umbrage, if he cared what other people thought.
Campsite Invitation Requirements
Friendship Level: 1
3 wood, 3 cotton
At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a zipper shirt and sparkle stones (x1).
At level 9, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
At level 10, he will request that the player crafts an electric bass.
At level 20, he will reward the player with a pic of Apollo.
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).
In the Animal Crossing Movie
Apollo is a minor character in Dōbutsu no Mori with his Animal Crossing name. He appears grumpy like in the games, and slowly warms up to Ai after the incident with Yu and Halberd (Alfonso) knocking over Ai into his flower patch, causing a small rift between them. He forgives her, but only because he did not realize Ai was still nervous around him. In the film, there are rumors that he and Whitney, the arctic wolf, were once a couple. This is apparent when they are close to each other, giving vacant stares at each other, and never really talking to each other. Also, in the end credits of the movie, a bouquet of blue roses appear in front of Whitney's doorstep and Apollo seems to be the only one in the village with a garden with blue roses.
Oddly, despite his name, species, and birthday being related to the United States, he does not ask for an American-themed home request in Happy Home Designer. Instead, Peanut asks for that theme.
Apollo's affinity for rock music, as well as his silver and black retro decor in New Horizons, are references to twentieth-century American pop culture. NASA's Apollo Project lasted throughout the 1960s and into the early 1970s.