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"But first and foremost, I'm an octopus!"
— Octavian, Animal Crossing: Wild World
Octavian - Animal Crossing New Leaf
"Don't be a sucker!"
Gender Male
Personality Cranky
Species Octopus
Birthday September 20th
Star sign Virgo
Initial phrase sucker
Initial clothes big star shirt
Skill Trivia
Goal Fisherman
Coffee House Blend,
No milk,
No sugar
Style Official
Favorite song K.K. D & B
Appearances Animal Forest,
Dōbutsu no Mori +,
Animal Crossing,
Dōbutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Regional names Flag of Spain small Octavio
Flag of France small Octave
Flag of Germany small Ottfried

Octavian (おくたろう, Octarou) is a cranky octopus villager from the Animal Crossing series, first appearing in Animal Forest. The prefix of his name, "Octa-," means eight, which is a reference to his species. His name is also a reference to Gaius Octavius, the first emperor of ancient Rome, who later adopted the name Augustus. He is most notable for being the only octopus until Dōbutsu no Mori e+, where Marina, a normal villager, appears as an islander.
Octavian ACCF
His initial phrase is based on the fact that octopi have suction cups on their tentacles.


Octavian is a light red octopus with a jet, which is normally associated with octopi, relocated to mimic a mouth. He has a white patch in an "x" shape on the back of his head, made out of two bandages. Being an octopus, his mouth is puckered. He has two tentacle arms with suckers and six octopus legs, adding up to be eight, as a real octopus would have. He has puffy, puckering cheeks with peachy blush marks and angry-looking, squinted eyes. His initial shirt is the Big Star Shirt. He will also carry a melon umbrella on rainy days.


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

Octavian is a cranky villager. He may come off as rude, but he will eventually befriend the player after talking to and assisting him. As a cranky villager, he will get along with normal, snooty, and other cranky villagers, but he may quarrel with others.


Octavian's house has the Space Theme like Ribbot, with the Lunar Horizon (a star-clustered wall) and the Lunar Surface (a cratered, moon floor).
He has the Rocket, Space Shuttle, Flying Saucer, a Satellite, a Lunar Rover, Spaceman Sam, two Asteroids, the Robo-Chair, and the Robo-Stereo that plays K.K. D & B. This song (and the electronic beeping noises from the Flying Saucer) gives his home an intense space mission feel, due to the sound textures of each item. As with all villagers, items in his house may be removed or replaced after the player sends him new wallpaper, carpet, furniture and/or articles of clothing through the mail service.


  • Octavian bears some resemblance to an Octorok, an enemy from the Legend of Zelda series, and Octillery, a Pokémon. As both games are also made by Nintendo, it's possible this was done purposefully.
  • If the player catches an octopus and Octavian is in the vicinity, he will become angry, telling the player "I saw what you just did there!"



Wild World

City Folk

New Leaf


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