Roscoe Gallery
シュバルツ Shubarutsu
-Roscoe - Animal Crossing New Leaf
"Trouble rides a fast horse."
Gender Personality Species
Male Cranky Horse
Birthday June 16th (Gemini)
Initial phrase nay
Flag of Japan ブルル (bururu) <br< Flag of Italy small nay
Initial clothes Checkered Tee
Home request A black and white bastion
Skill Making crafts
Goal Lawyer
Coffee Mocha,
Just a little bit of milk,
One spoonful of sugar
Style Sporty
Favorite song K.K. Dirge
Appearances AF, AF+, AC, AFe+, WW, CF, HHD, PC
Regional names Flag of France small Rosco
Flag of Germany small Jolly
Flag of Spain Jereza
Flag of Italy small Roscoe
Flag of South Korea 슈베르트 Schwartz

I've got my eye on you, bucko!
― Picture quote, Wild World
Roscoe (シュバルツ, Shubarutsu?, Schwartz) is a cranky horse villager in the Animal Crossing series. He is also the only horse with a cranky personality. His initial phrase, "nay", is the sound a horse makes, commonly spelled "neigh". The reason for it being spelled as "nay", which also means "no", may refer to his cranky personality. He first appears in Animal Forest e+, as an exclusive, and subsequently in Wild World and City Folk. Roscoe also shares his name with the award winning jockey, Roscoe Goose. His Japanese name, Schwartz, means 'black' in German, reflecting the color of Roscoe's skin.



Roscoe is a black horse with a dark gray mane and his eyes are red with small black pupils. The inside of his ears are dark purple. When narrowing his eyes, his scleras turn yellow. He initially wears the checkered shirt, which matches his initial house theme. He resembles the villager Mathilda. He will sometimes use patterns, and wear them, made by the player in Able Sisters. He resembles a knight from chess.

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Roscoe from Animal Forest e+.


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

Roscoe in Animal Forest e+.


In Animal Forest e+, Roscoe has the same house as Rolf the tiger's, only that he has changed the wallpaper and the flooring which is the Lattice Wall and the Checkered Tile. K.K. Dirge is played on a Gold Stereo with two Bowtoids.

In Wild World and City Folk, Roscoe's house has a modern theme, featuring many items from the modern series. Roscoe also has two chess pieces in his room - the white knight and black knight. Knights in chess are represented by horses, a reflection of his species. He also has a baby bear which, to some, seems out of character for a cranky villager. In Wild World, he has a plant, a petrol thing, a modern lamp and modern sofa, a white chess piece and a candle. If he has a stereo, it will play K.K. Dirge. In City Folk, he has a modern sofa.

In New Leaf, Roscoe's house is furnished mostly with items from the Sleek series, along with a weeping fig plant, and a metal guitar with an amp.

Pocket Camp

Roscoe's preferred theme is cool. His profile says:

Have you ever seen a dark-red eye floating in the night sky? Yeah, that was just Roscoe.

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 7

Furniture/Item Required Materials Price (Bells) Craft Time
Modern Lamp 6 steel 360 1 minute
Modern Dresser 15 steel, 15 wood 1070 5 hours
Modern Chair 30 steel 1390 2 hours
Sleek Closet 120 steel, 3 cool essence 2340 9 hours
Modern Sofa 6 cotton 500 1 minute

Friendship Rewards

At level 7 friendship, he will reward you with a checkered tee and sparkle stones (x1).

At level 9, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).

At level 15, he will request that you craft a weight bench.

At level 20, he will reward you with pic of Roscoe and sparkle stones (x1).

At level 25, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).

At level 30, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).

amiibo Card

amiibo Card
Amiibo card back
#078 Roscoe
Type Horse
Star sign Gemini
Birthday 6/16
Roll value 1
Hand sign Rock
Request A black and white bastion
Amiibo 078 Roscoe
077 Cherry #078 Roscoe 079 Truffles


  • Roscoe has a heavily influenced Chess theme, aside from being a black horse himself (In which half the knight pieces are depicted as) his shirt has a chessboard design pattern, and his house has modern furniture, which also has the same pattern.
  • When Rosce's model makes an "angry" face, the whites of his eyes turn yellow.

New Leaf

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