Zucker is a popular Villager in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, though not for the reason that you might think. In this Animal Crossing: New Horizons Zucker Villager Guide we’re going to cover everything there is to know about this character, and maybe even uncover why they’re so popular.

First things first, Zucker is part of the top tier list of Animal Crossing: New Horizons Villagers.

This means that he’s worth around 15-20 million Bells, or a couple of thousand Nook Miles Tickets, if you want to get him on the Animal Crossing black market that is.

The reason that he’s so popular is almost certainly because of the way he looks, as well as the fact that he’s an Octopus Villager.

Who is Zucker?

Zucker is an octopus Villager with the lazy personality. His first appearance came in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, meaning that it is actually possible to get him via an Amiibo Card.

This just means that you can buy a card to insert him into your island, rather than having to go out and find him on a mystery island.

The thing that seems to make Zucker most attractive is the fact that he resembles a Japanese snack called ‘takoyaki’. His Japanese name is ‘Takoya’, which, when combined with his appearance, makes it extremely hard to believe that he wasn’t totally inspired by the snack.

Takoyaki is a fried dough ball, most commonly filled with octopus. The snack is also usually decorated with green onion, which is why Zucker’s freckles are green, and topped with a brown sauce, which is why his hair is brown and looks like liquid.

You’d also eat Takoyaki with a toothpick, which is probably where the sticks in his hair come from. He’s one of the few Villagers to represent food, and definitely one of the most obvious.


Zucker’s birthday is March 8. Make sure you stop by his house if he’s on your island on that day.

He’ll be haging out waiting for other Villagers to drop by. If you give him a present, it might pay off for you in the long run. At the very least you’ll take part in a celebration, and even get some cake.

Zucker’s Personality

Zucker is a Lazy Villager, much like Sherb. This makes him easy going. He also gets on with pretty much everyone on your island because of his laid back attitude.

Most of the time he’ll be relaxing, talking about sleeping, or fishing so that he can eat later. The only Villagers he won’t get on with are jocks, because he’ll offend or confuse them.

Zucker’s House

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Zucker’s house is really interesting. It resembles and outdoor market, with a stall for buying food.

This is almost certainly a reference to the snack that inspired his entire character. He has a few items that are related to food, such as a candy machine, a mixer, and an orange and pear box.

This is designed to make him look like he’s selling food. There’s even a log bench, as if you were going to sit down after buying some food from him. The walls and floors are designed to make it look like the interior is outside, finishing off the street vendor look.

Facts About Zucker

  • Zucker is actually the third octopus in the Animal Crossing series, behind Marina and Octavian.
  • The only other Villager to share his catchphrase is Bertha.
  • His English name, Zucker, means Sugar in German, which lines up with his appearance. However, it also sounds like sucker, which makes sense since he’s an octopus with suckers.
  • When ill or sad, Zucker’s eyes turn into blotchy paint-splatters with three white dots. It’s terrifying.

The only way we could finish off this guide was to show you just how creepy Zucker is when he’s singing with Marina and Octavian.

If you think that there’s something important about Zucker that we missed, please let us know in the comments.