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What are you staring at?!
― Picture quote, Wild World

I'm out for a walk 'cause it's the only thing that will chill out my brain muscle.
― Buck, City Folk

Buck (ヴァヤシコフ, Vayashikofu?, Vayakov) is a jock horse villager in the Animal Crossing series. As a jock villager, he will act friendly and competitive when around the player. His name may refer to a vaulting horse used in gymnastics, which also gets the name from a type of horse sport where a rider tries to stay on top of a horse while it is "bucking." It also refers to what a horse does to throw a rider, or, in some cases, a predator, off of its back by planting its feet to the ground and kicking really hard. His initial phrase is a play on the word "partner," which is stereotypically said to be pronounced "pardner" by southern people. So far, Buck has appeared in every game.

He is featured on the cover of K.K. Country and he has the fitness hobby.


Buck in Animal Crossing

Buck is a dark green horse with a maroon-brown mane. His muzzle and hooves are a creamy white, which resembles a donkey, as well as the shape of his tail. He has grumpy-looking eyes would suggest that he has a cranky personality, but as a jock villager he is more friendly. He initially wears the Eight-Ball Tee, which was changed to the Sweatshirt in New Horizons.


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

Buck 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, Buck 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 Buck.


In Animal Crossing, Buck has a mix of exotic and ranch furniture. In the center, there is a ranch couch and a ranch armchair near a classic table. There is an exotic chest, antique clock, and a leather jerkin. In the west, there is an exotic screen. His wallpaper is the Old Brick Wall and his flooring is the Opulent Rug. His phonograph plays K.K. Casbah. Buck has the same house as Tasha from Animal Forest e+, only with different flooring and wallpaper. Moreover, his favorite song changes in Animal Forest e+ to My Place, which plays in subsequent installments.

In Wild World and City Folk, Buck has the same furniture as before, but with a few pieces added and gotten rid of. New pieces include the classic wardrobe, classic bookcase, and fireplace. The exotic screen is no longer in Buck's house. The phonograph plays My Place. The flooring and wallpaper are the same.

In New Leaf, Buck's house is different from the past games, with newer furniture. He has a relaxed decoration, somehow messy. He owns some retro furniture like an old TV. Papers and clothes can be seen scattered around his house. His phonograph plays My Place.

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Animal Crossing (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

Buck was added to Pocket Camp in the April 24, 2020 update.

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

❝ The only way to describe Buck is competitive. He tries so hard at everything that he usually ends up overexerting himself and getting hurt. You might even say he's the best at it.❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a eight-ball tee 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 mini circuit.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with a pic of Buck 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).


e-Card [1]
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#036 Buck
Gender Male
Type Horse
Star sign Aries
Clothes Eight-ball shirt
Petphrase pardner
Password %fbeUMN7vQOYoX
Profile Buck is a competitor through and through, which is why he hates losing. It drives him totally nuts. You really don't want to be around him when he loses. There's a reason people call him "Buck", you know.
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035 Rowan #036 Buck 037 Bluebear

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[2]
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#268 Buck
Type Horse
Star sign Aries
Birthday 4/4
Roll value 5
Hand sign Scissors
Request A locker room
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267 Pippy #268 Buck 269 Bree


In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese ヴァヤシコフ Vayashikofu
France French Daniel
Spain Spanish Trotón
Germany German Rudi
Italy Italian Trottolo
The Netherlands Dutch Buck
China Chinese 威亞/威亚 Wēiyà
South Korea Korean 바야시코프 Bayasikopeu


  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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