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Hopper Gallery

This is my good side.
― Picture quote, Wild World

I s'pose I kinda think of those durn bonsais like my own kids. Now, I gotta run. My precious bonsai babies are due for a nap!
― Hopper, New Horizons

I'm gonna tell you about MY personal treasure. It's this real smooth rock!
― Hopper, New Horizons

Hopper (ダルマン, Daruman?, Dalman) is a cranky penguin villager in the Animal Crossing series. He is a crested penguin named after the Rockhopper penguin, even though his design is based off a Macaroni penguin (the two look quite similar to the untrained eye; however, they're both crested penguins). He also appeared in Geijōban Dōbutsu no Mori. Hopper is the only penguin with a cranky personality. He has appeared in all games of the Animal Crossing series. He also appears on the album cover for K.K. Parade.

He has the music hobby.


Hopper in Animal Crossing

Hopper is a black and white crested penguin with a yellow beak, red eyes, and long, straw-like eyebrows (like the Rockhopper penguin) which give him a somewhat angry or grumpy expression. He initially wears a Dragon Shirt.


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, Hopper 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, Hopper's house starts with Cabin Series furniture in it. He also starts with four totem poles and some more random items like barrels. Hopper starts with three gyroids: a Tall Droploid, Tall Gongoid, and Mega Timpanoid. When he has a stereo, he will play Lucky K.K. on it.

In Wild World and City Folk, his house remains practically unchanged from Animal Crossing.

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Animal Crossing (interior)
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New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

Hopper was added to Pocket Camp in the June 27, 2022 update.

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

❝ Before you ask, he's tried eye drops, and no, they don't help. It's just a thing we all have to live with when he comes around, staring at us.❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a dragon suit 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 dharma.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with a pic of Hopper 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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#171 Hopper
Gender Male
Type Penguin
Star sign Aries
Clothes Dragon suit
Petphrase Slushie
Password snfdRumKUlKpf%
Profile Animals constantly ask Hopper how he got his name, and he tends to make up long, absurd stories about wild things he did as a baby. The fact of the matter is, his parents just wanted to name him "Hopper".
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170 Quetzal #171 Hopper 172 Ursala

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[2]
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#179 Hopper
Type Penguin
Star sign Aries
Birthday 4/6
Roll value 5
Hand sign Rock
Request A dharma dream
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178 Hugh #179 Hopper 180 Pecan

In Dōbutsu no Mori

I'm too old for this. *twitches eye*
― Hopper (after catching a Moai Statue), Geijōban Dōbutsu no Mori

In the movie, he was not a main character. Instead, he was the film's comic relief (appearing in the foreground/background throughout a film, not knowing a character's background information). He is seen fishing all year round in the same spot, near the bridge by the river. Throughout the film, he catches a variety of things, excluding fish, but at the end credits finally catches a small fish.

He was voiced by Hisao Egawa.


  • As sometimes revealed on April Fool's Day in New Leaf, Hopper is the eldest of two siblings.
  • Hopper is one of a few non-mammal characters to have hair.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese ダルマン Daruman
France French Victor
Spain Spanish Güiñón
Germany German Hauke
Italy Italian Pinguaio
The Netherlands Dutch Hopper
China Chinese 達滿/达满 Dámǎn
South Korea Korean 달만이 Dalmani


  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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