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Cephalobot (ギーガー Giga?) is a smug octopus villager in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 update, and was also added to Pocket Camp between the announcement and release of the New Horizons update. Cephalobot has the play hobby and is the only smug villager with this hobby.


Cephalobot is a silver robot octopus with glowing yellow eyes with two filaments inside and metal eyelids. His head is made of four metal plates visibly held together by rivets; the largest meet at the middle and make up most of the left and right halves his head, except for where two plates in the back cover the crown and nape of his head. The crown's plate has the numerical designation "083" is stenciled on with a small "four-gilled" vent above it, with similar "three-gilled" vents on either sides of his face under his cheeks. The nape's wider plate has three white power outlets for Type B electrical cables, each having a rectangular orange LED underneath.


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

Smug villagers are very polite, kind, and gentleman-like. As a smug villager, Cephalobot will get along easily with other villagers. Smug villagers get along well with most villagers, their personality appearing to be a mix of the other personality types. Smug villagers will stroke their egos from time to time, going on about how cool they are.

Generally, Cephalobot will get along with lazy, normal, snooty and peppy villagers, and may conflict with cranky villagers.


As with his house design, his house interior is very futuristic and sci-fi. K.K. Robot Synth plays on his Throwback Skull Radio.

House of Cephalobot NH.jpg NH Cephalobot House Ext.jpg
New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

Cephalobot was added to Pocket Camp in the October 28, 2021 update.

Cephalobot's preferred theme is hip, and he primarily gives paper as a reward. His profile reads:

❝ With his metallic body and sci-fi flair, Cephalobot looks like he can shoot laser beams out of his eyes. Wait... He can't actually do that, right?❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a prism 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 space console.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with a pic of Cephalobot 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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#439 Cephalobot
Type Octopus
Star sign Aries
Birthday 4/1
Roll value N/A
Hand sign N/A
Request My Other Home
438 Petri #439 Cephalobot 440 Quinn


  • Cephalobot is the fourth robotic villager present in New Horizons, along with Sprocket, Ribbot, and Del.
    • He is the fifth robot villager overall if Nindori is included.
  • Since Cephalobot's birthday is April 1st, it coincides with Tammi's original birthday and the April Fool's Day events from New Leaf. Due to differences between New Leaf and his debut game, New Horizons, there are no April Fool's Days he or any villager would previous had participated in, but he can potentially attend Tammi's party as her birthday was moved to April 2nd.
  • Different meanings can be found in Cephalobot's international names:
    • His English and Dutch name, Cephalobot, is a portmanteau of cephalopod (a member the octopus' taxonomic class, Cephalopoda; from Ancient Greek κεφαλή (kephalḗ "head") and ποδός (podós "foot")) and robot (Czech for "slave" or "worker", coined in 1929). The suffix "-bot" is commonly used in the fond naming of machines of select appearances or purposes.
      • His Russian name, Цефалобот (Tsefalobot), is a direct transliteration of his English/Dutch name. It is not a portmanteau between the Russian translation головоно́гий (golovonógij "cephalopod") with the cognate ро́бот (róbot).
    • His Japanese and Korean name, Gīgā (ギーガー;기가), references both:
      • The Swiss surname of Hans Reudi Giger (1940-2014), a special-effects artist best known for his work on the sci-fi horror film Alien (1979).
      • The English prefix giga- (from A.Gk. γίγας (gígas "giant")) that is used to denote "billion" in metric measurements, especially in relation to computers, such as with gigabytes, gigahertz, and gigawatts. In Japanese, (ギガ giga?) is commonly used as short hand for (ギガバイト gigabaito?).
    • His French name, Octoborg, is a portmanteau between the words octopus and cyborg (an English blend of cybernetic and organism coined in 1960.)
    • His Spanish name, Octoberto, is a portmanteau of the word octopus and the masculine name Roberto or similar.
      • Both his French and Spanish names use the orginal Latin root word inplace of their languages' respective words for octopodes (French pieuvre/poulpe; Spanish pulpo) or the number eight (French huit; Spanish ocho). Unlike the other Romantic translations, his Italian name does not use this borrowing from Latin.
    • His German name, Tentatron, is a portmanteau of the word Tentakel "tentacle" and the suffix -tron (from A.Gk. -τρον; used to denote a mechanical instrument.)
    • His Italian name, Polpobot, is a portmanteau of the words polpo "octopus" and robot.
    • His Chinese name, Jígéěr (吉格尔/吉格爾), comes from the transcription of his Japanese name, and ultimately from H.R. Giger.
      • The Han characters also have meaning by themselves.
        • can mean "good", "lucky", or "vacant". It is also a surname.
        • can mean "pattern", "lattice", "form", or as it is the 22nd tetragram of the Tài Xuán Jīng; "resistance". It is also a surname.
        • ěr (simplified as 尔) can mean "you", "your", or "that". When refering to flowers, it may mean "exuberant".
  • Cephalobot's catchphrase, "donk donk", is a reference to the Star Wars franchise, specifically GNK-series power droids. Nicknamed "gonk droids", they regularly make the low honking sound "gonk gonk".
  • Cephalobot greatly resembles the Octobot enemies from the EarthBound series.
  • The numbers on the back of his head, 083, in Japanese can be read collectively as hachijūsan (八十三?), or individually as hachi san (八三?). The latter reading is pronounced the same as Hachi-san (八さん?), which can be interpreted loosely as "Mr. Eight."
  • Cephalobot is the second villager and third character overall to appear naked. Both him and Clay appear naked in their respective posters, and K.K. Slider appears naked both in his poster and in person.
  • He, along with Raymond, Kidd, Ed, O'Hare, and Curlos are the only smug villagers that wave with both hands.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese ギーガー Giga
France French Octoborg
Spain Spanish Octoberto
Germany German Tentatron
Italy Italian Polpobot
The Netherlands Dutch Cephalobot
Russia Russian Цефалобот Tsefalobot
China Chinese 吉格尔 / 吉格爾 Jí gé ěr
South Korea Korean 기가 Giga


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