Rooney Animal Crossing New Horizons: Meet the Boxing Kangaroo

Everything you need to know about Rooney the boxing kangaroo in Animal Crossing New Horizons.
Everything you need to know about Rooney the boxing kangaroo in Animal Crossing New Horizons. | Photo by Nintendo, Edit by Andrew Lin

Rooney Animal Crossing New Horizons is one of the animals that can live on your island. Here's everything you need to know about the boxing kangaroo.

Rooney Animal Crossing New Horizons: Meet the Boxing Kangaroo

Rooney is a cranky kangaroo first introduced in New Leaf. His room has a boxing gym motif. His default catchphrase is "punches". Rooney's birthday is December 1.

As Rooney is a cranky villager, he will get along best with jocks and snooty villagers. He likes active style clothes and items.

Rooney has a boxer motif, and there are references to boxing all over his design. In the wild, kangaroos are noted to fight each other in what looks like displays of boxing. Rooney even wears what looks like red boxing gloves. He is likely named after boxer Kevin Rooney. His name in the Japanese version is Mike, likely a reference to another boxer, Mike Tyson.

If you want to get Rooney for your island, you'll need to get lucky and find him at the campsite or on an island tour when you have an empty house lot.

There's also an amiibo card you can use to invite him to your campsite directly if you can get your hands on one.