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Did you hear what the shoe said to the hat? "You go on ahead. I'll follow on foot!"
― Bruce, New Leaf

Bruce (ブルース, Burūsu?) is a cranky deer villager in the Animal Crossing series who made his debut in New Leaf. Bruce appears in the Japanese-only manga adaptation, Tobidase Dōbutsu no Mori Minna Deseseragi Mura Life. His catchphrase may be a reference to the Norwegian fairy-tale Three Billy Goats Gruff, and the name Bruce may be a reference to their original Norwegian name, Bruse. He has the nature hobby.


Bruce in New Leaf.

Bruce is a teal deer with a light-blue stripe pattern on his forehead. The insides of his ears are orange and he has striped yellow horns that curve backwards. His eyes are half-lidded and he wears a frown by default, causing him to appear scornful. Because of his curved horns and the stripe pattern on his head, he resembles a gazelle or goat more than a deer. He wears a black After-School Jacket in all games he appears in.


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, Bruce 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. Bruce will also enjoy spreading rumors about other villagers.


In New Leaf, Bruce's house consists of lots of urban furniture, such as the telephone box and iron frame, similar to an alley. For wallpaper, he uses the Urban Wall, and for flooring, he uses the Hopscotch Floor. On his cassette player, Bruce has K.K. Blues playing.

In New Horizons, Bruce's house resembles an alleyway, similar to his New Leaf house. In the back of his house, he has a basketball hoop, streetlamp, electric kick scooter, phone box, and a cassette player that plays K.K. Blues. In the front of his house, he has an iron frame, mountain bike, cone, and oil barrel. He also has a cardboard sofa, a garbage can, and a manhole cover. For wallpaper, he uses the Street-Art Wall, and for flooring, he uses the Paintball Flooring.

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

Pocket Camp

Bruce was added to Pocket Camp on the [month] [year] update.

Bruce's preferred theme is cool. His profile says:

Bruce doesn't like to beat around the bush. In fact, he's not too fond of shrubbery in general.

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with an after-school jacket 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 Mahjong table.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with pic of Bruce 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).

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[1]
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#389 Bruce
Type Deer
Star sign Gemini
Birthday 5/26
Roll value 5
Hand sign Rock
Request A mah-jongg parlor
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388 Maelle #389 Bruce 390 O'Hare


  • His catchphrase is the same as Gruff's English name.
  • Bruce is the only cranky deer, as of New Horizons.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese ブルース Burūsu
France French Boubou
Spain Spanish Aristo
Germany German Oswald
Italy Italian Arturo
The Netherlands Dutch Bruce
China Chinese 布鹿斯 Bùlùsī
South Korea Korean 브루스 Beuruseu


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