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Rooney Gallery

All this "style" and "fashion" is wasted on me. I'm just gonna ask for the bowl cut, punches.
― Rooney, Happy Home Designer

Rooney (マイク, Maiku?, Mike) is a cranky kangaroo villager in New Leaf. Along with Walt, he is one of the first and only male kangaroos in the series.

The name Rooney is play on "kangaroo," and also may be a reference to the boxer Kevin Rooney. Similarly, his Japanese name, "Mike", may be a reference to the boxer Mike Tyson (as featured in Nintendo's Punch Out).

His catchphrase, "punches," is in reference to the "boxing" nature in which kangaroo jacks fight, and possibly the resulting Australian icon, "the boxing kangaroo".

He has the fitness hobby.


Rooney in New Leaf.

Rooney is a light blue kangaroo. He has a black nose, downturned green eyes, and reddish brown hair. His paws are red (possibly to represent boxing gloves), and his feet are black. His belly and the insides of his ears are yellow. He has eyebrows that are at an angle, making him look angry or annoyed. Due to his "sporty" appearance, one may mistake him for a jock villager. He initially wears a Black Track Jacket.


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


Rooney's house is heavily based on a boxing gym. He has a sandbag, a speed bag and a neutral corner, adding to the boxing theme. He also owns standard gym equipment, such as a treadmill, a weight bench, an exercise bike, and a butterfly machine. Rooney also has a Cassette Player that plays K.K. Adventure. His wallpaper is the Shanty Wall and his flooring is the Modern Tile.

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New Leaf (interior) New Horizons (interior)
New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

Rooney's preferred theme is sporty. His profile says:

Legendary for his ability to punch out his opponents in the ring before they can touch him at all. And by "legendary" we mean "no one's ever seen it happen.

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a black track jacket 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 judge's bell.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with a picture of Rooney 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).

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[1]
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#270 Rooney
Type Kangaroo
Star sign Sagittarius
Birthday 12/1
Roll value 1
Hand sign Rock
Request A boxing gym
Amiibo 270 Rooney.png
269 Bree #270 Rooney 271 Curlos


  • Both he and Walt, the only male kangaroo villagers, are Cranky villagers.
  • His name comes from the three last words of Kangaroo adding the "ney" at the end.
  • He shares a birthday with Sprocket.
  • He can commonly be mistaken as a Jock villager due to his sporty appearance and request.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese マイク Maiku
France French Mike
Spain Spanish Cerillo
Germany German Robert
Italy Italian Balzak
The Netherlands Dutch Rooney
China Chinese 麥克/麦克 Màikè
South Korea Korean 마이크 Maikeu


Cranky Villagers (NH)
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