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Heh heh heh. Whatever the reason seems you've set him on fire, picante.
― Tex, New Leaf

Tex (ボルト, Boruto?, Bolt) is a smug penguin villager in Animal Crossing series. His name sounds similar to Tux the Penguin, the mascot of Linux. His initial phrase, "picante," is the Spanish word for spicy. He has the music hobby. His Japanese name comes from the Humboldt penguin, which he is designed after.


Tex is a white and blue penguin. He has a gray beak and black feet. His eyes are half-open, and have dull red circles around them. He appears to be based on an African penguin. He initially wears the Blue Letter Jacket.


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

Smug villagers are very polite, kind, and gentleman-like. As a smug villager, Tex will get along easily with other villagers. Smug villagers get along well with most villagers, their personality appearing to be a mix of the other personality types. Smug villagers will stroke their egos from time to time, going on about how cool they are.

Generally, Tex will get along with lazy, normal, snooty and peppy villagers, and may conflict with cranky villagers.


Tex's house is very modern, and has the feel of the home of a member of a rock band. He has a few pieces of the Sleek Series, including the Sleek Stereo which plays K.K. Metal. He has many rock instruments, such as an electric guitar, a drum set, and a microphone. He also has an amp in the top-right corner.

TexHome.jpg Tex House.jpg
New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

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

Tex is a very serious young man—serious about parties, serious about fashion, and serious about getting paid.

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 3

Furniture/Item Required Materials Price (Bells) Craft Time
Drum Set 30 steel 730 5 hours
Effects Rack 6 steel 520 3 minutes
Amp 6 steel 290 3 minutes
Speaker 30 steel, 3 friend powder 1100 7 hours
Sleek Chair 6 steel, 3 friend powder 340 3 minutes

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a blue letter 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 rock guitar.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with pic of Tex 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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#340 Tex
Type Penguin
Star sign Libra
Birthday 10/6
Roll value 4
Hand sign Rock
Request A rehearsal room for a band
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339 Frita #340 Tex 341 Melba


  • As sometimes revealed on April Fool's Day in New Leaf, Tex is the eldest of four siblings.
  • Although he lives in a room that looks cold in "New Horizons", his models, the African penguins and the Humboldt penguins, are creatures that live in areas with a warm climate.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese ボルト Boruto
France French Émilien
Spain Spanish Tomeo
Germany German Matze
Italy Italian Freddy
The Netherlands Dutch Tex
China Chinese 伏特 Fútè
South Korea Korean 볼트 Bolteu (Bolt)


Smug Villagers (NH)
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