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World domination!
― Picture quote, Wild World

Big Top (3ごう, San Gō?, #3) is a lazy elephant villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appears in Animal Forest e+ and also Wild World and City Folk. His name may be a reference to the main arena of a circus, the big top, where elephants are mainly situated in a circus, or it may be a reference to the Disney movie Dumbo, where characters perform at the big top of the circus tent. His initial phrase, "villain", plays along with his role in the group of superhero villagers. He is the third of the five superhero-themed villagers along with Kid Cat, Agent S, Rocket, and Filly. He is often considered the "villain" of the group, supported by his catchphrase and his Wild World picture quote that reads "World domination!". As a lazy villager, Big Top is easy to befriend and makes quick and best friends with the player. He has the play hobby.


Big Top in Animal Forest e+

He initially wears a No. 3 green shirt which matches his green helmet. He is unique in wearing a helmet, much like Agent S (who wears the No. 2 helmet) and Kid Cat (No. 1), and Rocket (No. 4) who are also some of the only villagers to wear accessories. He has gray skin, and the tip of his trunk is pink. He has black, half-closed eyes behind his helmet's visor, and like most elephant villagers, his mouth is on the left side of his face (although it is on the other side in his original appearance).


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

As a lazy villager, Big Top 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. Big Top 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 Animal Forest e+, Big Top's house has the same furniture styling as Bessie's house, but only that he has changed the wallpaper to the Lake Wallpaper and the flooring is the Grass Carpet. Either Surfin' K.K. or K.K. Gumbo plays on his Dice Stereo.

In City Folk and Wild World, Big Top has a Boxing Theme in his house. He owns the boxing themed flooring and wallpaper, along with items such as the blue corner, the ringside table, and the punching bag. He also owns two boxing mats, and a Tape Deck that plays K.K. Metal.

Big Top's house in New Leaf is similar to his house in City Folk. He once again has boxing equipment, such as a weight bench, a punching bag, and two boxing mats. He also has a garbage can, and a 3 lamp, which is fitting due to him being the third superhero villager. His tape deck still plays K.K. Metal, which will fit very well with his sporty house.

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Animal Forest e+ (interior) City Folk (interior)
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New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

Big Top was added to Pocket Camp in the September 11, 2019 update.

Big Top's preferred theme is sporty, and he primarily gives steel as a reward. His profile reads:

❝ Strong as he is, Big Top isn't one for picking fights. He's much more interested in picking berries...or which couch to nap on.❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 5 friendship, he will reward the player with a no. 3 shirt and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 9, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 15, he will request that the player crafts a neutral corner.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with a pic of Big Top 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]
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#199 Big Top
Type Elephant
Star sign Libra
Birthday 10/3
Roll value 3
Hand sign Rock
Request A superhero cafeteria
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198 Agent S #199 Big Top 200 Rocket


  • The Wild World Nintendo Power player's guide mistakenly calls him "Dr. Trunk."

In other languages

Big Top
Language Name
Japan Japanese 3ごう
France French Miles
Spain Spanish Déivid
Germany German Benni
Italy Italian Grande C
The Netherlands Dutch Big Top
Russia Russian Биг Топ Big Top
China Chinese 阿三 Āsān
South Korea Korean 3호 Samho (Number Three)


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

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