- "You should take life easy, my friend! Just go where the wind blows and the current takes you, like a seagull floating in the briny blue!" —Animal Crossing (GCN)
Gulliver as he appears in New Leaf
|Service|| Sailor (Animal Forest, Animal Crossing, New Leaf)|
Astronaut (Wild World, City Folk)
|Appearance(s)|| Animal Forest,|
Dōbutsu no Mori +,
Dōbutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf,
Dōbutsu no Mori
|Regional Names|| Gulliver |
}} Gulliver (ジョニー Jonī?, Johnny) is a seagull in the Animal Crossing series. His only function is to reward the player with special items of furniture, usually artifacts from around the world that exclusively from him and Redd, which suggests he is an explorer. The name Gulliver is a reference to Gulliver's Travels, a book by Jonathan Swift about a man who travels to the far corners of the earth, before being shipwrecked and washing up on the shore of a previously undiscovered land; it is also a pun on the fact he is a seagull.
In Animal Crossing: City Folk it is possible to obtain a helmet that looks identical to Gulliver's own space helmet.
In Animal Forest
In Animal Forest, Gulliver has the same role from Animal Crossing, but instead of giving a rare furniture item, he only gives a random one. When the player talks to him, he may speak English, despite the game being all in Japanese. He can be found along the sea shore from August to December.
In Animal Crossing
- — Gulliver, Animal Crossing
Unlike in later games, Gulliver appears as a sailor in Animal Crossing. Gulliver can sometimes be found lying on the beach in Animal Crossing. He must be first woken up. This is succeeded by talking to him multiple times, though he may wake on the first attempt. He then tells the Player an "unbelievable" story about his adventures at sea, usually involving a giant squid which is assumed to be a jellyfish, a shark or torrential storms. He also notes how his crew recommend tying himself to the mast in future. Gulliver then gives a rare piece of furniture to the player.
In Animal Crossing: Wild World
- "Mommy...Is that you? Gimme 5 more minutes, Mom..."
- — Gulliver, Animal Crossing: Wild World
In Animal Crossing: Wild World, Gulliver is no longer a sailor, but an astronaut that infrequently flies over the player's town in a typical UFO styled spacecraft, called Porpoise, a possible reference to the ship that Captain Olimar uses in the Pikmin series, called the Dolphin. The player can shoot him down with a slingshot, causing him to crash somewhere in the town. The screen cuts to the scene of the crash, which is always situated on top of one of the signposts that are scattered about the town. After being woken up, Gulliver does a quick survey of his craft, revealing that five parts are missing. These parts, which are dotted around town in the form of cogs called a UFO part, must be recovered by the player in exchange for a rare item. Gulliver and his spaceship then disappear the next time the game is played.
It should be noted that he does say to the player that he hopes they will see him off the next morning, even though he leaves the next time the game is played.
In Animal Crossing: City Folk
- "Ugh...Gimme a break...There's no...No school today..."
- — Gulliver, Animal Crossing: City Folk
In Animal Crossing: City Folk, he retains the same appearance as before in Animal Crossing: Wild World. This time, without the dual screen as with the Nintendo DS, his spacecraft can be seen flying about the same height as a floating balloon. The player can shoot at him with a slingshot, causing his ship to malfunction and appear the next day on the beach. During this time, a piece of his spacecraft will land somewhere in the town. He takes a while to regain conciousness, usually about five attempts of talking to him. When he wakes up, he will survey his surroundings and make unusual remarks about the player's appearance. He will ask the player for help, to find his spaceship part, which appears as a small, cog-like item on the ground called a 'UFO part' (City Folk) or 'spaceship part' (Let's Go To The City). When given the part for his ship, he will give the player one of his rare items.
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf
- "Am I... in The Overthere?"
- — Gulliver, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
- "Zzz... I can' believe how seriously unconscious I am right now..."
- — Gulliver, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Gulliver appears in the same way as the GCN games where he occasionally washes up on the beach. To wake him up from his trance, the player can equip the megaphone and say his name into the 3DS microphone. Additionally, he can be awoken by talking to him repeatedly. Done correctly, instead of simply giving the player an item, he will tell them he has forgotten where he was going and ask if for help. He will tell the player what he remembers about the country, then presents a selection of countries, which the player choose from to decide the right destination.
If the player guesses correctly, Gulliver will mail a letter to the player containing a present he picked up from the place he was heading to. If the player guesses incorrectly, Gulliver will mail a letter containing a chocolate coin. Either of the two letters will arrive the next day.
In Dōbutsu no Mori
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In Dōbutsu no Mori Gulliver pretends to be an alien. He appears when the UFO crashes down to Animal Village, making his appearance by walking out of the spaceship with smoke flowing behind him. He explained to the villagers and the rest of the Animal Village that he had lost several spaceship parts, which were now scattered around the island. Champ runs off to a spaceship part which was what he supposed was a shooting star. Cesar and Cyrano also run off towards a 'shooting star'. Yu, followed by Ai, Margie, Rosie and Alfonso sprint towards the cave where the Seismosaurus' fossilized bones were. They spot the spaceship part at the very top of it. Yu, making a dangerous decsision, climbs up the enormous fossil, making the others worry for his safety. He then successfully grabs the spaceship component. Unfortunately, he fell, and Alfonso and Rosie run towards him, attempting to catch him. Rosie moves out of the way, and Yu falls on top of Alfonso, making the surrounding frozen water shatter. On the other hand, Ai runs towards the spaceship part, then exclaiming that she won't make it. Margie follows and uses her trunk to push Ai towards the spaceship part. She catches it, and walks over to where Yu and Alfonso fell. Yu appeared to have his bunny mask off while drying his costume, and Ai says that she had never seen Yu's face properly before.
The group run to the crash site, where four of the parts had already been collected. Gulliver counts them in English to emphasise the false fact that he is an alien. The five show Gulliver the cog that they had found, while at the same time, Champ shows his findings, a similar cog. Gulliver becomes puzzled, and shortly, the cog that Ai was holding began to flash. A flock of UFOs appeared in the sky, and took the 'cog', revealing itself as a artificial life form - an alien. Gulliver realises that he must have hit the alien while flying, which made him crash in the first place. The alien expresses his happiness to Ai, and then returns to its kind. The aliens draws Ai in the sky, using stars as her eyes. After all of the commotion, Blathers decides and suggests to the villagers that they should make Ai the winner of the decoration competition because of the pattern of stars made by the alien. The villagers see Gulliver return to space, and shouts "See you!" in English, again to emphasise. Gulliver then looks out of the spaceship's window, revealing the pattern he made Ai create (the pine trees).
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- Arc de Triomphe
- Chinese Lioness
- Chocolate Coin
- Dream Catcher
- Eiffel Tower (NL only)
- Gladiator Sandals
- Gulliver's Picture
- Manneken Pis
- Mermaid Statue
- Moai Statue
- Paper Tiger
- Peace Sign
- Plate armor
- Tribal Mask
- In Animal Crossing, Gulliver tells one story where he states "When I fought the Deep Python sea snakes at Pinnacle Rock! Wait a minute... That wasn't me!," in a reference to game, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.
- Also in Animal Crossing, Gulliver comments on how he left his goldfish in Toad Town and Hyrule.
- In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, he mentions Isle Delfino, and specifically mentions Ricco Harbor. These are locations from Super Mario Sunshine.
- Also in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, he mentions not meeting such a "noble skipper" since Bobbery of Rougeport, making reference to Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door and [Bobbery], specifically.
- Once again in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Gulliver mentions The Overthere, a reference to Chapter 7 in Super Paper Mario.
- Again, in New Leaf he will say he is in a "fuzzy pickle" which is a reference to the Photo Man's famous line ("Say fuzzy pickles!") in EarthBound.
- Another reference to a game Gulliver says in Animal Crossing: New Leaf is, when the right country is chosen, he will ask if the player has "a link to the past" to that certain country referencing The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
- In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Gulliver will always get washed ashore on the south side of the beach in the event the player may encounter him.