Zucker Gallery

Zucker (タコヤ, Takoya?) is a lazy octopus villager who first appeared in New Leaf. His Japanese name and general appearance refers to the Japanese snack takoyaki (たこ焼き), which is a fried ball of dough commonly filled with minced octopus. His catchphrase is a reference to how he is an underwater animal. He has the same initial phrase as Bertha. He has the nature hobby.



Takoyaki, with sauce, green onion, and mayonnaise.

Zucker represents the Japanese snack takoyaki, with a bamboo toothpick stuck in his head. His head resembles a takoyaki ball with his green freckles resembling seasonings put on takoyaki, and his "hair" representing a sauce that is usually served with takoyaki. His body is a similar shade of red as Octavian's. He initially wears the Flan Tank (Happi Tee in New Horizons). Zucker, Ketchup, Frita, Carrot, Tangy, Chadder, and Merengue are all villagers that resemble food.


Below is a brief description of the lazy personality. For more information, click here.
As a lazy villager, Zucker will be friendly and easy to get along with due to his laid back lifestyle. Like all lazy villagers, he has a love of food and relaxing. He will enjoy partaking in the usual hobbies, usually for relaxing reasons or for food, like when fishing. Zucker will get along well with other villagers, but may offend or confuse jock villagers, who have a lifestyle of exercise and fitness, which conflicts with the lazy lifestyle of relaxing and food. He will get along with other lazy villagers with whom he will talk about food, comics, or superheroes. He will also get along well with normal, peppy, smug and sisterly villagers, and occasionally cranky villagers, but may from time to time annoy snooty villagers, who disagree with the lazy lifestyle.


In New Leaf, Zucker has two sushi-conveyor belts in the center of his home, making his house resemble a Conveyor Belt Sushi Bar, a form of sushi restaurant commonly found in Japan. He has a trash can and a barrel in the bottom left corner of his home, as well as a turntable on the right that plays Spring Blossomsdespite it being a secret song. 

In New Horizons, Zucker's house resembles an outdoor vendor, referencing how takoyaki is associated with yatai street food stalls. He has an ocean-themed stall with a cutting board and a steamer-basket set on top. Next to the stall, he has a blue cotton candy machine. Behind, he has a table with a gray stand mixer. He also has an orange box, pear box, red outdoor generator, and log bench surrounding the stall. For wallpaper, he uses the Chain-Link Fence, and for flooring, he uses the Backyard Lawn. The wallpaper and flooring make him look like he is selling outdoors in a city. 

Takoya's house Zucker ACNL Home
New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
ZuckerHome Zucker exterior
New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

amiibo Card

amiibo Card
Amiibo card back
#364 Zucker
Type Octopus
Star sign Pisces
Birthday 3/8
Roll value 1
Hand sign Rock
Request An indoor street fair
Amiibo 364 Zucker
363 Celia #364 Zucker 365 Peggy


  • He is the third octopus to appear in the series, alongside Marina and Octavian and preceding Inkwell.
  • He shares his catchphrase with another villager, Bertha.
  • His name may come from "Zucker", which is the German word for "sugar", coming from his dessert like appearance, or from the suckers cephalopod tentacles possess. 
  • If he is sad or ill, his eyes turn into blotchy paint-splatter shapes with three white dots in each.

In other languages

Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese タコヤ Takoya
Flag of France small French Marvin
Flag of Spain Spanish Paulino
Flag of Germany small German Ottokar
Flag of Italy small Italian Poldo
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Zucker
Flagofrussiasmall Russian Цукер Zucker
Flagofchinasmall Chinese 章丸丸 Zhāngwánwán
Flag of South Korea Korean 탁호 Takho (from Japanese tako - octopus)

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