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Hornsby Gallery

Sorry, uh...I think I'm gonna be busy, um...h-hiding from you.
― Hornsby, New Horizons

Hornsby (みつお, Mitsuo?) is a lazy rhino villager from the Animal Crossing series. His name is a play on the horn on his head. His picture quote in New Leaf is most likely a reference to his e-Card profile. Hornsby was first seen in the GCN games, and did not appear in future iterations until the Welcome amiibo update in New Leaf. He was, however, found in the data for Happy Home Designer, but unlike many other unused villagers, he has no icon and only textures for him exist in the game's code.[1]

He has the nature hobby.


Hornsby GC

Hornsby from Animal Crossing.

Hornsby is a deep blue rhino with a yellow horn. In addition, the tips of his arms are the same yellow color. His ears are pink and he has a navy blue pattern on the back of his head that may be hair. Hornsby initially wears the Argyle Sweater in New Horizons, and the Chevron Shirt in Animal Crossing. He carries a Green Umbrella on rainy days.

He has a similar appearance to Roald.


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

As a lazy villager, Hornsby will be friendly and easy to get along with due to his laid back lifestyle. Like all lazy villagers, he has a love of food and relaxing. He will enjoy partaking in the usual hobbies, usually for relaxing reasons or for food, like when fishing. Hornsby will get along well with other villagers, but may offend or confuse jock villagers, who have a lifestyle of exercise and fitness, which conflicts with the lazy lifestyle of relaxing and food. He will get along with other lazy villagers with whom he will talk about food, comics, or superheroes. He will also get along well with normal, peppy, smug, and sisterly villagers, and occasionally cranky villagers, but may from time to time annoy snooty villagers, who disagree with the lazy lifestyle.


In the older games of the series, Hornsby's house is very relaxed, most of the furniture in his house are Cabin and Exotic furniture. There are three shirts, one plant, and a Reel-to-Reel that plays Aloha K.K..

In New Leaf, Hornsby was reintroduced with many new furniture items exclusive to the Welcome amiibo update, which come with his amiibo card and appear in his house and RV. This includes a ramen cup, record box, basic trash can, futon mattress, minifridge, zen desk, trash bags, and more. He uses the dirt-clod wall and old board floor.

In New Horizons, Hornsby's house retains the low-budget apartment feel from New Leaf. He has a mini fridge with a mug on top, which sits next to a pile of zen cushions. Across from this is some stacked magazines and trash bags, and in the center of the room is a singular zen cushion positioned in front of his tea table. Along the back of the room are his futon, a floor seat, and two cardboard boxes holding a magazine and a tape deck, which he plays K.K. Lament on. He again uses the dirt-clod wall, but his flooring has changed to the rush tatami.

NL Hornsby House NL Hornsby House Ext
New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
NH Hornsby House NH Hornsby House Ext
New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp[]

Hornsby was added to Pocket Camp in the April 26, 2021 update.

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

❝ Unfortunately, Hornsby's career as an aspiring comedian has hit a standstill. He wrote a bunch of jokes, but it turns out none of them are funny.❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements[]

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards[]

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a chevron shirt 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 craft a futon mattress.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with a pic of Hornsby 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).


e-Card [2]
Ac A165 Screen Shot
Ac A165 bk
#165 Hornsby
Gender Male
Type Rhino
Star sign Pisces
Clothes Chevron shirt
Petphrase Schnozzle
Password KYGyni3IvpsYvH
Profile Hornsby takes great pleasure in taunting mosquitoes with his pierce-proof horn. He'll cover his entire body -except for his horn- in mosquito repelent and stand outside laughing at them.
Ac A165
164 Maple #165 Hornsby 166 Cesar

amiibo Card[]

Welcome amiibo Card[3]
W Amiibo card back
#6 Hornsby
Basic trash can Futon mattress Minifridge Ramen cup Record box
Stacked magazines Strapped books Trash bags Zen desk
Wallpaper and Flooring
Dirt-clod wall Old board floor
W Amiibo 06 Hornsby
05 Paolo #6 Hornsby 07 Stella


  • He shares his birthday with the worldwide release of New Horizons.
  • In New Horizons, Hornsby's preferred style is Simple, and his preferred colors are Brown/Green.

In other languages[]

Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese みつお Mitsuo -
France French Cornio -
Spain Spanish Rino -
Germany German Rüdiger -
Italy Italian Rino -
The Netherlands Dutch Hornsby -
Russia Russian Хорнсби -
China Chinese 光雄 Guāng Xióng -
South Korea Korean 뿌람 Bburam (from bbul - horn) -


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