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Eighth place is just the seventh loser.
― Biff

Biff (ガブリエル, Gaburieru?, Gabriel) is a jock hippo villager from the Animal Crossing series. The name "Biff" comes from the adjective "buff." Biff is a name often derived with bullying individuals or those obsessed with muscles, perhaps an allusion to his jock personality. Biff also means beef in Swedish. Biff made his first appearance in Animal Forest. The Spanish name, Pipo, may derive from the Spaniard clay containers as they both share a similitude to shape and dark coloring. Biff's departure from Animal Crossing was made apparent in Wild World and City Folk but reintroduced with the release of New Leaf, marking a reappearance into the series. He has the fitness hobby.


Biff in Animal Crossing

Biff is a reddish-brown hippo (a lighter red in New Horizons), and his cheeks and hooves are a lighter mauve color. He has only two teeth showing, like all hippo villagers. He has round, cartoony eyes with thick angry eyebrows. Biff wears a Jagged Shirt, which was changed to the Gold-Print Tee in New Horizons. At first glance, the player could mistake him for a cranky villager, due to his angry looks.


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

Biff has a jock personality and has a great interest in sports and bodybuilding. Jock villagers are hyperactive and motivated, but often come across as self-centered and dense. As a jock villager, Biff is very interested in his hobby, and may compete against the player at catching bugs and fish. Jock villagers get along with peppy, cranky and sisterly villagers, but conflict with the laid-back lifestyle of lazy villagers. Snooty villagers may also be difficult to get along with for Biff.


In Animal Crossing, Biff's house has a country theme, with various items from the Green Series located within his home as house decor. He also owns two guitars. K.K. Blues is played on a Reel-to-Reel.

In New Leaf, his house looks a bit like a basketball court in the city. He has a telephone booth, as well as a basketball hoop.

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New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)


e-Card [1]
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#025 Biff
Gender Male
Type Hippo
Star sign Taurus
Clothes Jagged shirt
Petphrase squirt
Password lOBeWmvs3kbUBF
Profile Biff comes off as a typical jock. True, he is a thick-headed powerhouse who likes to call people "squirt," but once you get to know him, you'll find that he's a NICE thick-headed powerhouse.
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024 Maelle #025 Biff 026 Lobo

amiibo Card

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#070 Biff
Type Hippo
Star sign Aries
Birthday 3/29
Roll value 3
Hand sign Rock
Request A sci-fi space
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069 Bella #070 Biff 071 Yuka


  • Biff's color changed slightly in New Horizons from a dark maroon color to a more vivid red color.
  • Biff's Japanese catchphrase, jaken, refers to being rough or ruthless, in relation to Biff's jock personality.
  • Biff's name seems to be a reference to the character of the same name from the Back to the Future franchise, as they share similar personality traits.
    • He also shares his name with the ARMS character, Biff.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese ガブリエル Gaburieru
France French Biff
Spain Spanish Pipo
Germany German Norbert
Italy Italian Pippo
The Netherlands Dutch Biff
China Chinese 賈寶為/贾宝为 Jiǎbǎowéi
South Korea Korean 가브리엘 Gabriel


  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


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