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. was also His Japanese name refers to the color of his fur, black ( kuro?). 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.


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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 and are more difficult to befriend than most other villager types. 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. Groucho will also enjoy spreading rumors about other villagers.


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.

Grouchohouse1 Groucho's House
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

Groucho's preferred theme is cool. His profile says:

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 you with a lite polka tee and sparkle stones (x1) .

At level 9, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).

At level 15, he will request that you craft a sound mixer.

At level 20, he will reward you with pic of Groucho and sparkle stones (x1).

At level 25, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).

At level 30, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).

At level 35, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).

At level 40, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).

At level 45, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).


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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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amiibo Card

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Amiibo card back
#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
Flag of Japan Japanese クロー Kurō
Flag of France small French Ronchon
Flag of Spain Spanish Groucho
Flag of Germany small German Ernst
Flag of Italy small Italian Groucho
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Groucho
Flagofchinasmall Chinese 爪爪 Zhǎozhǎo
Flag of South Korea Korean 거무틱 Geomuti

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