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"Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow"
— Anchovy, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Anchovy NLa.png
"Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow."
"I'm hungry."
Species Personality Gender
Bird Lazy Male
Birthday March 4th
Star sign Pisces Pisces
Initial phrase でシ(JP)
Initial clothes Straw Shirt*
Earthy Knit*
Favorite song K.K. Ragtime
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

Anchovy is a lazy, bird villager that appears in the Animal Crossing series. His initial phrase is the word "chirp", an onomanopoea for the noise birds make, and a burping sound. In Animal Crossing his initial phrase has one more "u" than in the sequels.



Anchovy is a brown bird with a sharp, yellow bill and thick, black eyebrows. He has white on his chin and belly, and dark brown hair on his head. He has white stripes on his arms and tail, which resembles feathers, and ends in the same dark brown color as his hair. He initially wears the Straw Shirt in Animal Crossing, but in Animal Crossing: Wild World onward, he wears the Earthy Knit.


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

As a lazy villager, Anchovy will enjoy napping and talking about food, as well as appearing calm and relaxed through most circumstances. Like other lazy villagers, he will share the same interests such as clothes, fishing, bug catching, and fossil hunting. When he talks about clothes, he may mention his alter-ego, "Fashion Lad," a hero made up by lazy villagers who tackles fashion disasters. In Animal Crossing: Wild World, he may mention the idea of getting married, simply for the wedding buffet afterward. Snooty and jock villagers will find it difficult to get along with him, due to his relaxed lifestyle which may cause offense to these villagers.


In Wild WorldEdit

  I'm hungry.
Favorite Clothing
  Strange   Fancy

Ideal Clothing for Anchovy – Strange
Name Price Available From
Orange Pinstripe - Gracie (All)
Uncommon Shirt 360 Able Sisters (Winter)
Pop Bloom Shirt 360 Able Sisters (All)
Coral Shirt - Gracie (All)
Optical Shirt 430 Able Sisters (All)
Amethyst Shirt 360 Able Sisters (Fall)
Nebula Shirt 390 Able Sisters (All)
Crossing Shirt - Gracie (All)
Splendid Shirt - Gracie (All)
Mummy Shirt 180 Able Sisters (All)
More Strange Clothing

In City FolkEdit

Clothing   Strange
Furniture Genre Retro/Dignified
Furniture Series Modern
Furniture Color Colorful
Ideal Furniture for Anchovy – Colorful Retro/Dignified
Name Price Available From
Cabin Bed 2,400 Tom Nook
Cabin Table 2,100 Tom Nook
Cabin Low Table 2,100 Tom Nook
Cabin Bookcase 2,300 Spotlight
Jukebox 3,200 Spotlight
Milk Case 1,800 Tom Nook (Japan)
Ice-Cream Case 1,800 Tom Nook (Japan)
Reel-to-Reel 2,000 Tom Nook
Barber's Pole 1,600 Tom Nook
Fine Painting 3,920 Crazy Redd
More Colorful Furniture More Retro/Dignified Furniture

In New LeafEdit

  Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow.
Siblings Eldest of nine
Skill Remembering stuff
Goal Explorer
Fear Mummies
Clothing   Flashy
Color Colorful
Type Blue Mountain
Milk The regular amount
Sugar Two spoonfuls
Ideal Gifts for Anchovy – Colorful Flashy Items
Name Price Available From
Flashy-Flower Sign 1,200 Timmy & Tommy's
Neon Sign 2,400 Timmy & Tommy's
Sloppy Stereo - Re-Tail/Police Station
Hot-Dog Tank 6,000 GracieGrace (Fall)
Kiddie Tee 340 Ables (All)
Noodle Tee 380 Ables (All)
Prism Tee 370 Ables (All)
Sandwich Tank 6,400 GracieGrace (Fall)
Star Tee 370 Ables (All)
Star Tank Dress 720 Ables (Summer)
More Colorful Items More Flashy Items


In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Anchovy has the Blue Table, Green Counter, the Parquet Flooring, and the Modern Wall, and he possesses a Retro Stereo in his house that plays "K.K. Ragtime." He has 5 Pinball Machines.

Other AppearancesEdit

In Happy Home DesignerEdit

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Lazy Bird
Client's Vision: A brand-new hat shop.
Required Items: -
Favorite Song: Unknown.
Favorite Saying: Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow.

Card ProfilesEdit

Animal Crossing e-Reader CardEdit

Animal Crossing-e card
#150 Anchovy - Series 3
Gender: Male
Species: Bird
Clothes: straw shirt
Sign: Pisces
Pet phrase: chuurp
Password: R2qnIYJ5yrIwDp
149 Belle Animal Crossing-e cards
#150 Anchovy
151 Otis

Animal Crossing amiibo CardEdit

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#219 Anchovy - Series 3
Type: Bird
Star sign: Pisces
Birthday: March 4th
Dice value: 3
Hand sign: Paper
218 Lily List of amiibo cards
#219 Anchovy
220 Tabby


Names in other languagesEdit