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Octavian Gallery

But first and foremost, I'm an octopus!
― Octavian, Wild World

Octavian (おくたろう, Okutarō?, Octarō) is a cranky octopus villager from the Animal Crossing series, first appearing in Animal Forest. His name is derived from Gaius Octavius, the first emperor of ancient Rome, who later adopted the name Augustus. He is most notable for being the only octopus character in the series until Animal Forest e+, where Marina, a normal villager, appears as an islander. His initial phrase (as well as his New Leaf quote) is based on the fact that octopuses have suction cups (also known as "suckers") on their tentacles. He has the play hobby.


Octavian from Animal Crossing

Similar to the catchable octopuses, he is based on a Pacific Red Octopus. Octavian is a light red octopus with a jet, which is normally associated with octopuses, relocated to mimic a mouth. He has a white patch in an "x" shape on the back of his head, made out of two bandages. Being an octopus, his mouth is puckered. He has two tentacle arms with suckers and six octopus legs, adding up to be eight, as a real octopus would have. He has puffy, puckering cheeks with peachy blush marks and angry-looking, squinted eyes. His initial shirt is the Big Star Shirt. He will also carry a melon umbrella on rainy days. In New Horizons, he wear a gold print tee.


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, Octavian 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 every game he appears in, Octavian's house generally has the Space Theme (like Ribbot), with the Lunar Horizon (a star-clustered wall) and the Lunar Surface (a cratered, moon floor). He has the Rocket, Space Shuttle, Flying Saucer, a Satellite, a Lunar Rover, Spaceman Sam, two Asteroids, the Robo-Chair, and the Robo-Stereo that plays K.K. D & B. This song (and the electronic beeping noises from the Flying Saucer) gives his home an intense space mission feel, due to the sound textures of each item. As with all villagers, items in his house may be removed or replaced after the player sends him new wallpaper, carpet, furniture and/or articles of clothing through the mail service.

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City Folk (interior)
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New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

Octavian was added to Pocket Camp in the February 15, 2018 update.

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

❝ There's a theory that aliens have walked among us since the dawn of time. What does that have to do with Octavian? Nothing... or everything...?❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 7

Furniture/Item Required Materials Price (Bells) Craft Time
Earth Rug 30 cotton 1,000 5 hours
Octopus Chair 30 cotton 1,200 4 hours
Red Cone 30 steel 900 3 hours
Asteroid 120 steel, 3 cool essence 2,200 7 hours
Lunar Rover 120 steel, 3 cool essence 1,820 6 hours

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a big-star tee and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 9, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 15, he will request the player to craft a flying saucer.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with pic of Octavian 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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#239 Octavian
Gender Male
Type Octopus
Star sign Virgo
Clothes Big star shirt
Petphrase Sucker
Password rfITzJ2kuxMH58
Profile This land-dwelling octopus is convinced that extraterrestrial creatures live right in the village. Though he has no evidence to prove his theories, he'll try to convince you anyway.
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238 Ed #239 Octavian 240 Aziz

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[2]
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#045 Octavian
Type Octopus
Star sign Virgo
Birthday 9/20
Roll value 2
Hand sign Scissors
Request A squid-showdown citadel
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044 Shari #045 Octavian 046 Winnie


  • In Happy Home Designer, Octavian's home request is a reference to the Nintendo game Splatoon.
  • Octavian is the only octopus to appear in every game in the series.
  • He and Vladimir are the only cranky villagers with the play hobby.
  • Octavian was the only octopus until Animal Forest e+ which introduced Marina.
  • Octavian shares his birthday with Norma. Both of them have a birthday on September 20th.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese おくたろう Okutarō
France French Octave
Spain Spanish Octavio
Germany German Ottfried
Italy Italian Ottavio
The Netherlands Dutch Octavian
Russia Russian Октавиан Octavian
China Chinese 張瑜/张瑜 Zhāng Yú
South Korea Korean 문복 Munbo


  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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