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I just want to be rich and make friends with all of the coolest and most beautiful folks around.
― Hippeux, New Horizons

Hippeux Gallery

Hippeux (ディビッド, Dibiddo?, David) is a smug hippo villager that first appeared in New Leaf. His name is a French-inspired respelling of "hippo", though if following French orthographical rules, his name would be pronounced [i.pø]. His Japanese name translates to David. He shares his birthday with Brewster. He has the education hobby.


Hippeux is a neon yellow hippo with white markings around his nose to his chin, one with thick buck teeth that hang out. He has curly locks of hair surrounding his ears, and the inside of his ears are a pink color. He has lazy blue eyes and and his initial shirt is the Beige Blazer.


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

Smug villagers are very polite, kind, and gentleman-like. As a smug villager, Hippeux will get along easily with other villagers. Smug villagers get along well with most villagers, their personality appearing to be a mix of the other personality types. Smug villagers will stroke their egos from time to time, going on about how cool they are.

Generally, Hippeux will get along with lazy, normal, snooty and peppy villagers, and may conflict with cranky villagers.


Hippeux's house has an elegant interior theme, mainly using furniture from the Rococo Series such as a Rococo Bed, Sofa, Table and Candlestick along with a Cabana Screen, and a Regal Lamp.

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New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

Hippeux's preferred theme is elegant. His profile says:

From wearing the most upscale fashions to reading obscure poetry, Hippeux will do anything to give off the appearance of class and poise. His real name's Gary.

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a beige emblem blazer 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 gallant statue.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with pic of Hippeux 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).

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[1]
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#383 Hippeux
Type Hippo
Star sign Libra
Birthday 10/15
Roll value 5
Hand sign Scissors
Request An artist's studio
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382 Lobo #383 Hippeux 384 Margie


  • According to Pocket Camp, Hippeux's real name is Gary.
  • His Japanese catchphrase is just the English word "Yes" written in katakana. Katakana are Japanese phonetics that are used to spell foreign words.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese ディビッド Dibiddo
France French Paulito
Spain Spanish Hipóleo
Germany German Herbert
Italy Italian Poppy
The Netherlands Dutch Hippeux
China Chinese 戴维/戴維 Dàiwéi
South Korea Korean 데이빗 Deibit (David)


Smug Villagers (NH)
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