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This article is about the cranky alligator villager. For the jock chicken villager, see Hector.
Del Gallery

This isn't even close to what I was looking for, gronk.
― Del, City Folk

Del (ヤマト, Yamato?) is a cranky alligator villager in the Animal Crossing series. His name could possibly be a reference to crocodiles. His Japanese name, his color scheme, and his metallic appearance appears to be a reference to the Japanese battleship Yamato. Del is among the few villagers who are not technically animals, along with Coco, Sprocket, Stitches, Ribbot, and others.

He appears on the album cover of Mountain Song and has the fitness hobby.


Del AFe+

Del in Animal Forest e+

Del is a dark purple-grey alligator, the bottom portion of his jaws and abdomen a rich red. The tip of his tail, and his feet seem to be a separate piece of metal than the rest of his body. He has large, black nostrils, white teeth and half open eyes with small black pupils, giving him a tired or angry look. His eyes become a bright red when performing certain reactions. There are black rectangles on the sides of his face, possibly representing the "windows" of a battleship. His head has a marked resemblance to "crocs", a slip-on shoe. His navy coloring, serious expression, and pointy teeth sticking out from his lower jaw make him coincidentally resemble his fellow cranky villager, Boris the pig. In Animal Forest e+, Del initially wears a wave shirt in Animal Forest e+, and a blue-stripe tee in later games.


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. 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, Del 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.


Shown are items from the pirate theme, robo series, and mad scientist theme.

In Animal Forest e+, Del's house is initially the same as Kabuki's, but only with the planked tatami and the rusty shed wallpaper. His stereo plays K.K. March.

In City Folk, he has some pirate furniture. He has a globe and surprisingly, a robo-dresser. He also has an inner tube and an amazing machine, but lacks any gyroids. If he owns a stereo, it will play K.K. March.

In New Leaf, Del retains the same wallpaper and flooring but has more of a futuristic theme, with several items of the robo series, no longer owning any pirate items.

In New Horizons, the exterior of the home is a navy blue with a red door and a small circular window. The roof is a black with a lighter gray around the edges. The interior of the home has an intricate piping wallpaper and pirate-themed flooring. The furniture consists of a sink, generator, a black folding table with two green chairs and a board game, two nitrogen tanks, various building materials, and the work bench. On the back wall, he has a key holder and a black shelf. Hanging above on the wall are three models of the golden gears DIY.

AFe+ Del House
Animal Forest e+ (interior)
NL Del House NL Del House Ext
New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
NH Del House NH Del House Ext
New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp[]

Del was added to Pocket Camp in the August 26, 2021 update.

Del's preferred theme is historical, and he primarily gives wood as a reward. His profile reads:

❝ When Del goes shopping, he often gets distracted by the first thing he lays eyes on, completely forgetting about the thing he went out to buy in the first place.❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements[]

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards[]

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a blue-stripe 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 bottled ship.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with a pic of Del 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).
  • At level 65, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 70, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).

amiibo Card[]

amiibo Card[1]
Amiibo card back
#223 Del
Type Alligator
Star sign Gemini
Birthday 5/27
Roll value 5
Hand sign Paper
Request A shrine to seafaring
Amiibo 223 Del
222 Miranda #223 Del 224 Paula


  • His Japanese quote is similar to Sylvana's quote.
  • In New Horizons, his body has a metallic texture, reflecting light, and occasionally makes mechanical sounds when moving. This is the same as the other mechanical villagers, Ribbot, Cephalobot, and Sprocket.
    • In previous games, it was not explicitly obvious that he was meant to be mechanical. This led to some fans joking that he resembled a Crocs slip-on shoe.
  • In New Horizons, Del's preferred styles are Cool/Simple, and his preferred colors are Blue/White.

In other languages[]

Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese ヤマト Yamato -
France French Hector -
Spain Spanish Croco -
Germany German Krokki -
Italy Italian Krokki -
The Netherlands Dutch Del -
China Chinese 大和 Dàhé -
South Korea Korean 파도맨 Padomae -


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