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Murphy Gallery

Take care of yourself, kiddo. See you when I see you! Gahaha!
― Murphy, New Horizons

Murphy (のりお, Norio?) is a cranky cub villager from the Animal Crossing series, originally exclusive to GCN games. He was however found in the data for HHD.

Murphy returned to the series in New Leaf, as part of the Welcome amiibo update. By scanning amiibo cards, this villager can be met via the campground and invited to the town.

He has the education hobby.


Murphy in Animal Crossing

Murphy is a pea green cub with a darker green patch over his right ear and has thick, black, eyebrows and almost closed eyes. This makes him appear rather similar to Cobb, as they both are light green with a dark green patch on their heads. He has a very friendly smile. Lower down, he has a white muzzle with matching paws and his initial shirt is the Static Shirt in Animal Crossing, the Purple Tie Die in New Leaf, and the Puffy Vest in New Horizons. In Animal Forest, his appearance is slightly different, in that his eyebrows are curvier and his mouth is wider.


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, Murphy 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. Murphy will also enjoy spreading rumors about other villagers.


Murphy's house has no specific theme, with seemingly random items such as the Elephant Slide, two toilets, two barrels, a Mama Bear and a Papa Bear, a traffic cone, a Master Sword, a Pool Table, and a Mega Freakoid. He plays K.K. D & B playing on his Gold Stereo and his choice of flooring and wallpaper are the Imperial Tile and the Stone Wall.

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

Pocket Camp

Murphy was added to Pocket Camp on the [month] [year] update.

Murphy's preferred theme is harmonious and he will primarily gift the player with wood when they fulfill his requests.

His profile says:

For Murphy, a new recipe is more than just a new food to try. It's a science experiment waiting to happen!

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a tee and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 9, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 10, he will request that the player crafts a sushi container.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with pic of Murphy 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).


e-Card [1]
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#241 Murphy
Gender Male
Type Cub
Star sign Capricorn
Clothes Static shirt
Petphrase Laddie
Password m5@KlKjtUff3k8
Profile In addition to being a grumpy bear, Murphy has a little habit that is just plain weird. He carries a small container under his shirt that's packed with seaweed -and whenever he gets angry- he pulls it out and smells the stinky stuff.
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240 Aziz #241 Murphy 242 Pudge

amiibo Card

Welcome amiibo Card[2]
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#24 Murphy
Air purifier Conveyor belt File cabinet Laboratory capsule Office phone
Rolling cart Scattered papers Video camera
Wallpaper and Flooring
Lab wall Stone-tile floor
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23 Maggie #24 Murphy 25 Plucky


  • His quote is a reference to "Mo Money, Mo Problems", a song written in 1996 by The Notorious B. I. G.
  • His initial phrase in New Leaf, "laddie", is likely a reference to his coloring, as green is commonly associated with Ireland (which is a place the word "laddie" comes from).
  • He used to be in the old cover of K.K. Parade but got replaced by Vladimir in the new cover.
  • Murphy shares a birthday with Vic, December 29th.
  • As sometimes revealed in New Leaf on Halloween, Murphy is afraid of the Skeleton Hood.
  • As sometimes revealed in New Leaf on April Fools Day, Murphy is the eldest of 2 children.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese のりお Norio
France French Eddie
Spain Spanish Orsón
Germany German Michael
Italy Italian Marcello
The Netherlands Dutch Murphy
China Chinese 宪雄/憲熊 Xiànxióng
South Korea Korean 머피 Meopi


Cranky Villagers (NH)
AdmiralAngusApolloAveryBorisBoydBruceButchBuzzCamofrogCesarChiefChowCroqueCurtCydCyranoDelDobieElvisFangFrankFrettGastonGonzoGrizzlyGrouchoGruffHamphreyHarryHopperIkeKabukiKnoxLimbergLoboMarloMontyMurphyOctavianPeeweeRasherRickyRizzoRoccoRolfRooneyRoscoeSpikeStaticT-BoneTomVicVladimirWaltWart Jr.Wolfgang
  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