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It couldn't be in the river, right?
― Cousteau, after losing his house key, City Folk

Cousteau (ハルマキ, Harumaki?) is a jock frog villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Animal Forest, but was absent in Wild World. After reappearing in City Folk, he has appeared in every game since except Pocket Camp.

His name is French, and may refer to Jacques Cousteau. His initial phrase, "oui oui", is French for "yes yes". His species relates to the common French stereotype in which frogs' legs are a type of food.

Despite his appearance and initial phrase in English-language localizations of the game, his name in Japanese means "spring roll", a traditionally Chinese dish. His house also has an east-Asian theme to it.

He has the fitness hobby.


Cousteau in Animal Crossing

Cousteau is a yellow frog with reddish-brown spots. He has a black mustache and closed eyes that give him a joyful appearance. His hands are white and his feet are reddish brown. Prior to New Horizons, he initially wears the Rally Tee.


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

Cousteau 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, Cousteau 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 Cousteau.


In Animal Crossing and City Folk, Cousteau has many items from the Exotic Series, such as the Exotic Bed and the Exotic Screen. He also uses the matching wall and flooring, the Exotic Rug and the Exotic Wall. In Animal Crossing, K.K. Reggae plays. Beginning with Animal Forest e+, Imperial K.K. plays on a Reel-To-Reel to fit the Asian feel of it.

Cousteau's house in New Leaf is a bit different from the past games. It now has an Asian restaurant feel to it, due to the Lazy-Susan Table, salad bar, and revolving spice rack. He still has Exotic furniture, such as the Exotic Table, and two Exotic Screens. He also still has the Exotic Rug, and Exotic Wall, as well as a Reel To Reel playing Imperial K.K.

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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)


e-Card [1]
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#232 Cousteau
Gender Male
Type Frog
Star sign Sagittarius
Clothes Rally shirt
Petphrase Oui oui
Password GkOjBa6AF&a6pk
Profile Cousteau is a famouse deep-sea diver in the village. But when he's not hunting down some rare species of Coelacanth or Barred Knifejaw, he's cooking up a gourmet meal for his family and friends.
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231 Emerald #232 Cousteau 233 Prince

amiibo Card

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#229 Cousteau
Type Frog
Star sign Sagittarius
Birthday 12/17
Roll value 4
Hand sign Rock
Request A restaurant for exotic food
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228 Bubbles #229 Cousteau 230 Velma


  • His picture quote is similar to Sylvia’s picture quote.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese ハルマキ Harumaki
France French Figaro
Spain Spanish Cousteau
Germany German Jacques
Italy Italian Jacques
The Netherlands Dutch Cousteau
China Chinese 春卷 Chūnjuàn
South Korea Korean 왕서방 Wangseoba

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  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