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C'mere! I'm gonna bench-press you!
― Picture quote, Wild World

Poncho (ポンチョ, Poncho?) is a jock cub villager that has appeared in every game in the Animal Crossing series. His name refers to a poncho, an article of clothing. His catchphrase is "li'l bear", which has to do with the fact that he is a bear cub himself.

He has the fitness hobby.


Poncho in Animal Crossing

Poncho is a navy blue bear cub. He initially wears the Blue Grid Shirt, an off-white shirt with blue lines on it. On Poncho's head, there is a tuft of hair that is a lighter blue than his body, and he has yellow paws and feet. The inside of Poncho's ears are a dark brown or maroon color, and his arms and legs are navy blue like the rest of his body. He looks similar to Aisle, another cub villager.


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

Poncho has a jock personality and has a great interest in sports and bodybuilding. Jock villagers are hyperactive and motivated, but often come across as self-centered and dense. As a jock villager, Poncho is very interested in his hobby, and may compete against the player at catching bugs and fish. Jock villagers get along with peppy, cranky and sisterly villagers, but conflict with the laid-back lifestyle of lazy villagers. Snooty villagers may also be difficult to get along with for Poncho.


In Animal Crossing, Poncho's house seems to have no specific theme and is rather arbitrary, as there are four Gyroids lined up, the two Tall Droploids, the Mega Timpanoid, and the Mini Bowtoid along with the lamentoid. There is mostly Modern furniture in his house, such as the Modern Bed, the Modern Dresser, and the Modern Wardrobe. There is also other various items, such as the Classic Table, a Cream Sofa, an Aloe, a stove and fridge, and a Comfy Sweater. The wallpaper is the Tartan Wall and the Steel Flooring. There is no stereo, therefore no music.

In Wild World and City Folk, Poncho still has no specific theme, still with many furniture from the Modern Series, like the Modern Bed and the Modern Cabinet. He has three gyroids, Mega Timpanoid, the Lamentoid, and the Tall Droploid. If Poncho is given a stereo it will play K.K. Condor.

In New Horizons, Poncho's house becomes a typical traditional/modern theme. In the west he has 3 metal bunkbeds with different colors. Towards the north is what appears to be a bathroom with a shower and toilet closed off by a wooden bookshelf and a cacao tree. In the east there is a laundry-room type setup, with a washer, dryer, and sink. Almost everything in his house is blue.

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

Pocket Camp

Poncho was added to Pocket Camp in the February 26, 2021 update.

Poncho's preferred theme is natural, and he primarily gives steel as a reward. His profile reads:

❝ Some folks believe "all's well that ends well." Others swear that "it's the journey that matters, not the destination." Poncho's not sure where he stands on the matter.❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a blue-grid tee 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 tall mini cactus.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with a pic of Poncho 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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#109 Poncho
Gender Male
Type Cub
Star sign Capricorn
Clothes Blue grid shirt
Petphrase li'l bear
Password Mh4x57rVeHOXln
Profile Most people will pick something up and see the end product without ever realizing all the hard work and effort that went on behind the scenes to make it what it is. What does this have to do with Poncho? He's the guy behind the scenes.
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108 Vladimir #109 Poncho 110 Peewee

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[2]
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#118 Poncho
Type Cub
Star sign Capricorn
Birthday 1/2
Roll value 5
Hand sign Paper
Request A wild west space
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117 Jack #118 Poncho 119 Felicity


  • In many ways, Poncho may be related to Groucho, with both being blue bears, having similar names, and Groucho is an adult bear, while Poncho is a bear cub.
  • As sometimes revealed in New Leaf on Halloween, Poncho is afraid of the Werewolf Hood.
  • As sometimes revealed in New Leaf on April Fool's Day, Poncho is the second of six kids.
  • Poncho shares the same birthday with Dr. Shrunk. They both have a birthday on January 2nd.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese ポンチョ Poncho
France French Théo
Spain Spanish Poncho
Germany German Toni
Italy Italian Poncho
The Netherlands Dutch Poncho
China Chinese 蓬蓬 Péngpéng
South Korea Korean 봉추 Bongchu


  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