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Roald Gallery

I'm not waddling! I'm working my glutes!
― Picture quote, Wild World

Roald (ペンタ, Penta?) is a jock penguin villager from the Animal Crossing series. He has appeared in every game so far. Roald's name could possibly come from Roald Amundsen, the first person to reach Antarctica, the natural habitat of Adelie penguins. His name could also have come from the fact of "Roald" rhyming with "Cold", the temperature of the natural habitat of penguins. His initial phrase is a reference to the cold, as words are usually a stutter in cold temperatures. It is quite similar to Cube's, Gwen's, and Aurora's. He has the fitness hobby.


Roald in Animal Crossing

Roald is a dark navy blue penguin with a white stomach. He has large eyes with black pupils and a yellow beak and feet. His initial shirt is the Café Tee. In New Horizons, he initially wears a red Flannel Shirt.


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

Roald 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, Roald 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 Roald.


In City Folk and most likely others, his house mainly contains items from both the Kiddie Series and Space Theme. He has K.K. Parade playing on his robo-stereo. He has the kiddie clock, satellite, rocket, space shuttle, telescope, bowling pins, super toilet, and a train set. He has the playroom wall and kiddie carpet.

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Wild World (interior) 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

Roald's preferred theme is natural. His profile says:

His reach is too short for him to ever be a b-baller, but Roald packs a lot of muscle into that tiny, round body.

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 7

Furniture/Item Required Materials Price (Bells) Craft Time
Weeping Fig 30 wood, 3 friend powder 1440 3 hours
Kiddie Rug 30 cotton 700 1 hour
Kiddie Bookcase 15 wood, 15 steel 1120 7 hours
Kiddie Clock 90 wood, 90 steel 2140 11 hours
Kiddie Bed 90 wood, 90 cotton 1820 7 hours

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a café 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 crafts a shaved ice.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with pic of Roald 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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#115 Roald
Gender Male
Type Penguin
Star sign Capricorn
Clothes Café shirt
Petphrase b-b-buddy
Password YIvr#T9qOzYeKU
Profile At first glance, he looks a little chubby, but Roald's whole body is a well-toned bundle of muscle. He won't tell anyone his workout secrets. You can bet it's not push-ups, though - when he's lying on his belly, his arms don't even reach the floor!
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114 Buzz #115 Roald 116 Aurora

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[2]
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#098 Roald
Type Penguin
Star sign Capricorn
Birthday 1/5
Roll value 1
Hand sign Paper
Request A room fit for a racer HHD

A Wannabe's Racetrack HHP

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097 Willow #098 Roald 099 Molly


  • Leading up to the release of New Horizons, Roald became a popular internet meme within the Animal Crossing series community, with memes usually revolving around Roald being inserted into different scenarios for humorous effect.
  • As sometimes revealed on April Fool's Day in New Leaf, Roald is the youngest of five siblings.
  • As sometimes revealed on Halloween in New Leaf, Roald is afraid of the Bug Mask.
  • Roald's Chinese phrase literally means "penguin".

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese ペンタ Penta
France French Reynald
Spain Spanish Bobi
Germany German Roland
Italy Italian Angelino
The Netherlands Dutch Roald
Russia Russian Роальд Roald
China Chinese 企鵝達/企鹅达 Qǐédá
South Korea Korean 펭수 Pengsu


Jock Villagers (NH)
AntonioAxelBamBiffBillBillyBooneBootsBuckBudCoachCobbCousteauCurlyDomDriftFlipFrobertGenjiGooseHamletIgglyJayJittersKevinKid CatKodyLeonardoLouieLymanMacMooseMottPeckPiercePonchoRibbotRoaldRodRoryRowanRudySamsonScootSheldonSlySnakeSparroSprocketSterlingStinkyTadTankTeddyTianshengTybalt
  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