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Groucho Gallery

For a small-town shop owner, Tom Nook is pretty ambitious, grumble!
― Groucho, City Folk

Groucho (クロー, Kurō?, Claw) is a cranky bear villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appears in Animal Crossing, was absent in Wild World, but reappears in City Folk. His name may come from the word "grouchy," which relates to his cranky personality. He also may be named after Groucho Marx, a member of The Marx Brothers. His Japanese name refers to the color of his fur, black ( kuro?) and "claw", referring to his scratch-like forehead mark. His initial catchphrase, "grumble", is a reference towards the fact that many people grumble or mumble angrily when they are upset.

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


Groucho in Animal Crossing

Groucho is a dark, navy blue bear with a moody expression upon his face. He also has some scars just above his eyes, which may also be considered light orange strips of hair. His inner ears and muzzle are beige, and he has a big, black nose. He initially wears the Windsock shirt in Animal Crossing, and the Lite Polka Tee in City Folk and New Leaf. He carries the Paper Parasol on rainy days.


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, Groucho 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.


In Animal Crossing, Groucho's house is modern themed. There is a modern sofa and modern table in the center. A baby bear, which relates to his species, a bear. In the north, there is a modern desk, office chair, gold stereo, and samurai suit. There are three golf bags in the bottom-left corner. In the bottom-right corner, there is a batbrella. He listens to K.K. Rock; however, when he returned from being absent from Wild World in City Folk, it was changed to K.K. Metal.

In New Leaf, Groucho has many items from the Modern Series, including the table, the bed, the desk, and the sofa. He also owns a Bonsai, a Croton, a golf bag, a spotlight, an office chair, and a gold stereo which plays K.K. Metal. His wall is the Shanty Wall and his carpet is Old Board Flooring.

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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

Groucho was added to Pocket Camp in the May 17, 2019 update.

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

❝ He may look a little rough around the edges, but Groucho's not as intimidating as he seems. Let's just say he's been around the block.❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a lite polka 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 sound mixer.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with pic of Groucho 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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#181 Groucho
Gender Male
Type Bear
Star sign Libra
Clothes Windsock shirt
Petphrase Grumble
Password KV&nbdV%HCys8D
Profile If you were to tell Groucho that he was kind of an imposing figure, he'd be surprised. For some reason, he doesn't see why anyone would be scared of a surly bear with a big scar on his head. Go figure.
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180 Ellie #181 Groucho 182 Maddie

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[2]
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#151 Groucho
Type Bear
Star sign Libra
Birthday 10/23
Roll value 3
Hand sign Scissors
Request A farming homestead
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150 Coco #151 Groucho 152 Wendy


  • As revealed in New Leaf, Groucho is the second of five children.
    • Groucho Marx, who may be his namesake, was also one out of five children. However, Marx was the third of five children rather than the second.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese クロー Kurō
France French Ronchon
Spain Spanish Groucho
Germany German Ernst
Italy Italian Groucho
The Netherlands Dutch Groucho
China Chinese 爪爪 Zhǎozhǎo
South Korea Korean 거무틱 Geomuti


  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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