Cousteau Gallery
ハルマキ Harumaki
Cousteau NewLeaf Official
"Jump first; ask questions later."
Gender Personality Species
Male Jock Frog
Birthday December 17th (Sagittarius)
Initial phrase oui oui
Flag of Japan のことよ (no koto yo)
Initial clothes Rally Tee
Home request A restaurant for exotic food
Skill Telling jokes
Goal CEO
Coffee Blue mountain,
The regular amount of milk,
Two spoonfuls of sugar
Style Iconic
Favorite song Imperial K.K.
Appearances AF, AF+, AC, AFe+, CF, NL
Regional names Flag of France small Figaro
Flag of Germany small Jacques
Flag of Spain Cousteau
Flag of Italy small Jacques
Flag of South Korea 왕서방 wang-seobang

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 and made a reappearance in City Folk. His name is French, and some famous Frenchmen have had it as a second name. His name and personality together may refer to Jacques Cousteau. His initial phrase, "oui oui," is French for, "yes yes" (or agreement, so usually just "yes"). His species relates to the common French stereotype in which frogs are a type of food, specifically frog's legs. Like Cousteau, Gaston the rabbit and Marcel the dog are French.

However, Cousteau being labelled as French exists only outside of Japan. His name in Japanese is the word "Spring Roll," a traditionally Chinese dish. Thus, his name, house, as well as his appearance may lead him to be labelled as Chinese by some.


Cousteau is a yellow frog with orange spots. He also has a black mustache on his face which goes with his French name and quote. He has white on the tips of both hands, and a brownish color on his feet. His original shirt is a Rally Tee. He may be mistaken for a cranky villager due to his elderly and adult appearance.


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 egotistical 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 uchi 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 Animal Crossing: 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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#232 Cousteau
Gender Male
Type Frog
Star sign Sagittarius
Clothes Rally shirt
Petphrase Oui oui
Password GkOjBa6AF&a6pk
Profile Cousteau is a famouse deep-see 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
Amiibo 229 Cousteau
228 Bubbles #229 Cousteau 230 Velma

E-Reader Information

Card description

Cousteau is a famous 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.

e-Reader letter

"Eets been a busy year for me. Kapp'n has asked me to help weeth hees boat. Oui Oui. Zee men want me to wrestle zee Barred Knifejaw. And zee ladies want pastries! My life ees full of delicious adventure! I hope yours ees too!! "

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