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ダルマン Dalman
Hopper NewLeaf Official
"Always have a comeback."
Gender Personality Species
Male Cranky Penguin
Birthday April 6th (Aries)
Initial phrase slushie
Initial clothes Dragon Suit
Home request A dharma dream
Skill Mental math
Goal Firefighter
Coffee Mocha,
Lots of milk,
Three spoonfuls of sugar
Style Rock 'n' roll
Favorite song Lucky K.K.
Appearances AF, AF+, AC, AFe+, WW, CF, NL, HHD
Regional names Flag of France small Victor
Flag of Germany small Hauke
Flag of Italy small Pinguaio
Flag of Spain Güiñón

"This is my good side."
— Picture quote, Wild World
Hopper (ダルマン, Dalman?) is a cranky penguin villager in the Animal Crossing series. He is a crested penguin, and named after the Rockhopper penguin, even while his design is based off a Macaroni Penguin (the two look quite similar to the untrained eye. However, they're both crested penguins). He also appeared in Dōbutsu no Mori. Hopper is the only penguin with a cranky personality. He has appeared in all games of the Animal Crossing series. He also appears on the album cover for K.K. Parade.



Hopper is a black and white crested penguin with a yellow beak, red eyes, and long, straw-like eyebrows (like the Rockhopper Penguin) which give him a somewhat angry or grumpy expression. He initially wears a Dragon Shirt. His eyebrows are similar to Mathilda's.



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 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, Hopper 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. Hopper will also enjoy spreading rumors of other villagers.


In Animal Crossing, Hopper's house starts with Cabin Series furniture in it. He also starts with four totem poles and some more random items like barrels. Hopper starts with three gyroids: A Tall Droploid, Tall Gongoid, and Mega Timpanoid. When he has a stereo, he will play Lucky K.K. on it.

In Wild World and City Folk, his house remains practically unchanged from Animal Crossing.

amiibo Card

amiibo Card
Amiibo card back
#179 Hopper
Type Penguin
Star sign Aries
Birthday 4/6
Roll value 5
Hand sign Rock
Request A dharma dream
Amiibo 179 Hopper
178 Hugh #179 Hopper 180 Pecan

Appearance in Dōbutsu no Mori

Warning: Spoilers start here.

In the movie, he was not a main character. Instead, he was the film's comic relief (appearing in the foreground/background throughout a film, not knowing a character's background information). He is seen fishing all year round in the same spot, near the bridge by the river. Throughout the film, he catches a variety of things, excluding fish, but at the end credits finally catches a small fish.

"I'm too old for this. *twitches eye* "
— Hopper (after catching a Moai Statue), Dōbutsu no Mori

Spoilers end here.


Like other film characters, he was recreated as merchandise. Below are some examples:

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