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You smell like patchouli!
― Picture quote, Wild World

Sure, it's nice clothing, but the other customers need to stop on babbling on about it.
― Rocco, City Folk

Rocco (ゴンザレス, Gonzaresu?, Gonzales) is a cranky hippo villager in the Animal Crossing series. He is the only hippo to have appeared in every game to date, as well as the only hippo to appear in Wild World. His catchphrase, "hippie," is possibly a pun of his species. He appears on the album cover for Spring Blossoms. He has the education hobby.


Rocco in Animal Crossing

Rocco is an olive green hippo with cream-colored hooves. Some of his dominant features include his flaring nostrils, large teeth, and angry-looking eyes. He has deep pink in his ears and in his mouth. He has eyelashes on his lower eyelid. His lower jaw is peach colored. He initially wears a Danger Tee, and carries a Leopard Umbrella when it rains.


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


In his house, he has a turntable playing Lucky K.K.. He has two Ranch Series Chairs and different series items. He owns a billiards table and Pinball Machine. He has an Old Flooring and a Stone Wall.

In New Leaf, he has a construction themed house with some typical construction items like a jackhammer, bulldozer and a danger cone.

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

Pocket Camp

Rocco's preferred theme is civic. His profile says:

If you can withstand his terrible puns, Rocco is a good friend to have around. Just ignore that evil glint in his eye. You'll get used to it eventually.

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 7

Furniture/Item Required Materials Price (Bells) Craft Time
Wet-Road Sign 30 steel 1,060 1 hour
Sawhorse 6 steel 660 1 minute
Detour Arrow 6 steel 320 1 minute
Traffic Cone 6 steel 460 1 minute
Star Globe 3 cotton, 3 steel 520 1 minute

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a danger 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 cement machine.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with pic of Rocco 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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#185 Rocco
Gender Male
Type Hippo
Star sign Leo
Clothes Danger shirt
Petphrase Hippie
Password CUUOrz4VhN@g8O
Profile Rocco's stern glare makes him sort of unapprochable, but he's actually a nice reliable guy once you get to know him. The problem is, most people are too freaked out by his expression to get past his gruff exterior.
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184 Snake #185 Rocco 186 Candi

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[2]
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#322 Rocco
Type Hippo
Star sign Leo
Birthday 8/18
Roll value 1
Hand sign Scissors
Request A danger-filled zone
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321 Mallary #322 Rocco 323 Katt


In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese ゴンザレス Gonzaresu
France French Bebel
Spain Spanish Roco
Germany German Richi
Italy Italian Rocco
The Netherlands Dutch Rocco
China Chinese 孔在来/孔在來 Kǒngzàilái
South Korea Korean 곤잘레스 Gonjalleseu


Cranky Villagers (NH)
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  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