Anchovy

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This article is about the villager. For the fish, see Anchovy (fish).

Type of Bird villager Anchovy brd02
Artwork of Anchovy the Bird
Species Personality Gender
Bird Lazy Male
Birthday March 4th Pisces
Favorite saying "Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow?"
Catchphrase "chuurp"
Clothing Straw Shirt[nb 1]
Earthy Knit Shirt[nb 2]
Yodel Sweater (Camel)[nb 3]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Names in other languages
 アンチョビ[nb 4]
 안쵸비[nb 7]
 Acciuga
 Armin
 凤尾[nb 5]
 Miguel
 Boquerón
 Anchovy
 鳳尾[nb 6]
 Miguel
 Boquerón
 Анчоуи[nb 8]
Phrase in other languages
 でシ
 이어라
 ciripì
 tschurp
 如斯
 muf-muf
 piu-piu
 tsjiiirp
 如斯
 muf-muf
 piu-piu
 чик-чирик

Anchovy is a lazy bird villager in the Animal Crossing series who appears in all games to date. His name is taken from the anchovy, a fish that certain birds eat. His catchphrase is the word "churp," an onomatopoeia for the noise birds make, and a burping sound. In Animal Crossing, his catchphrase has one more "u" than in the sequels.

In New Horizons, Anchovy has the play hobby and can run around with his arms extended at any time, rather than only outside Resident Services during a scripted activity with a group of villagers.

Characteristics[edit]

Artwork of Anchovy from Animal Crossing.

Appearance[edit]

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 is most likely based off of a smoky-brown woodpecker.

Personality[edit]

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

As a lazy villager, Anchovy has a relaxed, laid-back lifestyle and will appear friendly toward the player. He often talks about food and is humorous or naïve during conversations. During conversations with other villagers, he generally gets along well with peppy, smug, and cranky villagers, while snooty and jock villagers may not get along with him due to their conflicting lifestyles. In New Horizons, Anchovy goes to sleep at 11 PM and wakes up at 8 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Personality Catchphrase
Bird Lazy chuuurp
Default clothing Straw Shirt PG Model.png Straw Shirt
Default umbrella Orange Umbrella PG Model.png Orange Umbrella
Star sign (DnMe+) Pisces Pisces
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style (DnMe+) Strange
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style (DnMe+) Fancy
Live song gift (DnMe+) K.K. Ragtime

In Wild World[edit]

Anchovy
I'm hungry.

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
March 4 Pisces Lazy chuurp
Default clothing Earthy Knit WW Model.png Earthy Knit
Default umbrella Yellow Umbrella WW Model.png Yellow Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Funky
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Fancy
Default hobby Catch bugs
Furniture requests
Colors
 
Brown
/
 
White
Genres Chic / Old-school
Series Regal Series
Category Instrument


In City Folk[edit]

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
March 4 Pisces Lazy chuurp
Default clothing Earthy Knit CF Model.png Earthy Knit
Default umbrella Yellow Umbrella CF Model.png Yellow Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite clothing style Strange
Smallxmark.png Least favorite clothing style Stylish
Favorite furniture styles Dignified and Retro
Favorite furniture color
 
Colorful
Favorite series Modern Series


In New Leaf[edit]

Anchovy
Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow.

Anchovy

Anchovy

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
March 4 Pisces Lazy chuurp
Default clothing Earthy Knit Shirt NL Model.png Earthy Knit Shirt
Default umbrella Yellow Umbrella NL Model.png Yellow Umbrella
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Flashy
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Iconic
Favorite color
 
Colorful
Biography
Siblings Eldest of 9 kids
Skill Remembering stuff
Goal Explorer
Halloween fear Mummy Mask NL Model.png Mummy Mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blue Mountain
Amount of milk The regular amount
Amount of sugar Two spoonfuls


In New Horizons[edit]

Anchovy
Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow?

Anchovy

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
March 4 Pisces Lazy (B) chuurp
Default clothing Yodel Sweater (Camel) NH Icon.png Yodel Sweater (Camel)
Other default clothing

See list:

  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Blue) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Blue) & Rain Hat (Blue) NH Icon.png Rain Hat (Blue)
  • During snow: Peacoat (Red) NH Icon.png Peacoat (Red) & Snowy Knit Cap (Orange) NH Icon.png Snowy Knit Cap (Orange)
  • Sleepwear: PJ Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png PJ Outfit (Red) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Orange) NH Icon.png Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Orange)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic Jacket (Red)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Red) NH Icon.png Tank (Red)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle Shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic Jacket (Red) & Denim Cap (Light Blue) NH Icon.png Denim Cap (Light Blue)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic Jacket (Red) & Explorer's Hat (Avocado) NH Icon.png Explorer's Hat (Avocado)
  • Bunny Day: Wood-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Wood-Egg Outfit  & Wood-Egg Shell NH Icon.png Wood-Egg Shell
  • Halloween: Raggedy Outfit (Orange) NH Icon.png Raggedy Outfit (Orange) & Mage's Striped Hat (Orange) NH Icon.png Mage's Striped Hat (Orange)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Brown) NH Icon.png Straw Boater (Brown)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Orange) NH Icon.png Chef's Outfit (Orange) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's Hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa Hat
  • Countdown: Tailcoat (White) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (White)[nb 9]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Tailcoat (White) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (White) & Top Hat (Red) NH Icon.png Top Hat (Red)[nb 10]
  • As a student for the school[nb 11]: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue)
  • As the teacher for the school[nb 11]: Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) NH Icon.png Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) & Rimmed Glasses (Black) NH Icon.png Rimmed Glasses (Black)
  • As the cashier/employee for the restaurant[nb 11]: Café Uniform (Red) NH Icon.png Café Uniform (Red)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant[nb 11]: Chef's Outfit (Orange) NH Icon.png Chef's Outfit (Orange) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's Hat
  • As a staff for the café[nb 11]: Diner Apron (Red) NH Icon.png Diner Apron (Red)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital[nb 11]: Nurse's Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Nurse's Jacket (Blue)
  • As the doctor for the hospital[nb 11]: Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital[nb 11]: PJ Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png PJ Outfit (Green)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop[nb 11]: Staff Uniform (Yellow) NH Icon.png Staff Uniform (Yellow)
  • While practicing hula[nb 11]: Hula Top (Orange) NH Icon.png Hula Top (Orange) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Red) NH Icon.png Hibiscus Hairpin (Red)
  • While floating in the ocean[nb 11]: Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Red) NH Icon.png Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Red) & Round Tinted Shades (Brown) NH Icon.png Round Tinted Shades (Brown)
  • During DJ KK's concerts[nb 11]: Paradise Planning Event Tee (Red) NH Icon.png Paradise Planning Event Tee (Red) & Tropical Turban (Green) NH Icon.png Tropical Turban (Green)
  • Default umbrella Kiwi Umbrella NH Icon.png Kiwi Umbrella
    Default phone  Default Phone Case (Black) NH Model.png  Black
    Final phone  Phone Case (Checkered 2 - Fabric 13) NH Model.png  Checkered 2 - Fabric 13
    Favorite style Simple
    Favorite colors
     
    Colorful
    and
     
    Orange
    Hobby Play
    Carried bag Paper Bag NH Model.png Paper
    Book Play Book Interior NH Texture.png Comic
    Food Lollipop Food NH Model.png Lollipop
    Drink Soda can Drink NH Model.png Soda can
    Popsicle Ramune-soda Popsicle NH Model.png Ramune-soda


    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Anchovy
    Thought bubble If I had tons of hats, would it feel like a hat shop?
    Client's vision A Place Where They Sell Hats
    Required items Tabletop POP Display
    Counter Table
    Desk Mirror
    Favorite song  K.K. Country
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:
    Interior:
    Clothing:
  •  Yodel Cardigan
  •  Acorn Knit Cap
  •  Acorn Knit Cap
  •  Acorn Knit Cap
  •  Acorn Knit Cap
  •  Acorn Knit Cap
  •  Acorn Knit Cap
  •  Aran-Knit Cap
  •  Aran-Knit Cap
  •  Aran-Knit Cap
  •  Aran-Knit Cap
  •  Balloon Hat
  •  Balloon Hat
  •  Balloon Hat
  •  Balloon Hat
  •  Bamboo Hat
  •  Baseball Cap
  •  Baseball Cap
  •  Baseball Cap
  •  Baseball Cap
  •  Baseball Cap
  •  Beret
  •  Beret
  •  Beret
  •  Beret
  •  Beret
  •  Beret
  •  Bicycle Helmet
  •  Bicycle Helmet
  •  Bicycle Helmet
  •  Bicycle Helmet
  •  Bicycle Helmet
  •  Bicycle Helmet
  •  Bicycle Helmet
  •  Bicycle Helmet
  •  Bowler Hat with Ribbon
  •  Bowler Hat with Ribbon
  •  Bowler Hat with Ribbon
  •  Bowler Hat with Ribbon
  •  Bowler Hat with Ribbon
  •  Dandy Hat
  •  Dandy Hat
  •  Dandy Hat
  •  Dandy Hat
  •  Dandy Hat
  •  Dandy Hat
  •  Denim Cap
  •  Denim Cap
  •  Denim Cap
  •  Denim Cap
  •  Elegant Hat
  •  Elegant Hat
  •  Elegant Hat
  •  Elegant Hat
  •  Elegant Hat
  •  Faux-Fur Hat
  •  Faux-Fur Hat
  •  Faux-Fur Hat
  •  Faux-Fur Hat
  •  Faux-Fur Hat
  •  Faux-Fur Hat
  •  Faux-Fur Hat
  •  Fedora
  •  Fedora
  •  Fedora
  •  Fedora
  •  Fedora
  •  Fedora
  •  Knit Hat
  •  Knit Hat
  •  Knit Hat
  •  Knit Hat
  •  Knit Hat
  •  Knit Hat
  •  Knit Hat
  •  Knit Hat
  •  Lettered Cap
  •  Lettered Cap
  •  Lettered Cap
  •  Mesh Cap
  •  Mesh Cap
  •  Mesh Cap
  •  Mesh Cap
  •  Mesh Cap
  •  Mesh Cap
  •  Mesh Cap
  •  Outback Hat
  •  Outback Hat
  •  Outback Hat
  •  Outback Hat
  •  Outback Hat
  •  Outdoor Hat
  •  Outdoor Hat
  •  Outdoor Hat
  •  Outdoor Hat
  •  Outdoor Hat
  •  Outdoor Hat
  •  Outdoor Hat
  •  Outdoor Hat
  •  Paperboy Cap
  •  Paperboy Cap
  •  Paperboy Cap
  •  Paperboy Cap
  •  Paperboy Cap
  •  Plain Cap
  •  Plain Cap
  •  Plain Cap
  •  Plain Cap
  •  Plain Cap
  •  Pom Casquette
  •  Pom Casquette
  •  Pom Casquette
  •  Pom Casquette
  •  Pom Casquette
  •  Pom Casquette
  •  Rain Hat
  •  Rain Hat
  •  Rain Hat
  •  Rain Hat
  •  Rain Hat
  •  Rain Hat
  •  Rain Hat
  •  Rain Hat
  •  Soft-Serve Hat
  •  Soft-Serve Hat
  •  Soft-Serve Hat
  •  Soft-Serve Hat
  •  Soft-Serve Hat
  •  Soft-Serve Hat
  •  Soft-Serve Hat
  •  Soft-Serve Hat
  •  Straw Boater
  •  Straw Boater
  •  Straw Boater
  •  Straw Boater
  •  Straw Boater
  •  Straw Boater
  •  Straw Boater
  •  Straw Boater
  •  Straw Hat
  •  Straw Hat
  •  Straw Hat
  •  Terry-Cloth Nightcap
  •  Terry-Cloth Nightcap
  •  Terry-Cloth Nightcap
  •  Terry-Cloth Nightcap
  •  Terry-Cloth Nightcap
  •  Terry-Cloth Nightcap
  •  Terry-Cloth Nightcap
  •  Terry-Cloth Nightcap
  •  Top Hat
  •  Top Hat
  •  Top Hat
  •  Top Hat
  •  Top Hat
  •  Top Hat
  •  Tulip Hat
  •  Tulip Hat
  •  Tulip Hat
  •  Tweed Cap
  •  Tweed Cap
  •  Tweed Cap
  • Other items:

    House[edit]

    In Animal Crossing[edit]

    Exterior of Anchovy's house in Animal Crossing
    Interior of Anchovy's house in Animal Crossing
    Items:
    Requested
    items:
    Wall:  Classic Wall
    Floor:  Parquet Floor
    Music: K.K. Ragtime

    In Wild World[edit]

    Interior of Anchovy's house in Animal Crossing: Wild World
    Items:
    Wall:  Modern Wall
    Floor:  Parquet Floor
    Music: K.K. Ragtime

    In City Folk[edit]

    Interior of Anchovy's house in Animal Crossing: City Folk
    Items:
     Pinball Machine (x5)  Blue Table
     Retro Stereo  Green Counter
    Wall:  Modern Wall
    Floor:  Parquet Floor
    Music: K.K. Ragtime

    In New Leaf[edit]

    Exterior of Anchovy's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Anchovy's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Items:
     Ebony Piano  Billiard Table (x2)
     Retro Stereo  Classic Sofa
     Pinball Machine (x4)  Dartboard
     Pendulum Clock
    Wall:  Modern Wall
    Floor:  Parquet Floor
    Music:  K.K. Ragtime

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Anchovy is one of the villagers who moved in during the main storyline after the villager house development quest, his house will have a combination of non-craftable furniture, plus items crafted by players during the island development storyline, primarily from the Log Series and applicable native fruit sets. He cannot have his initial house interior unless he moves out of the player's island or the Happy Home Paradise DLC is purchased, in which either the player or Isabelle can reset the interior.

    Exterior of Anchovy's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Anchovy's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Exterior:
    Shape: House shape #1
    Roof:  Black Slate Roof
    Siding:  Simple Tan-Brick Trim
    Door:  Green Common Door
    Interior:
    Items:
    Wall:  Modern Wood Wall
    Floor:  Simple Red Flooring
    Music:  K.K. Ragtime

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Happy Home Designer client information
    Example of Anchovy's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Anchovy's Happy Home Designer icon
    Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow.
    Anchovy
    Thought bubble Have you ever seen a head shaped like this? It means I need to open a hat store!
    Client's vision A brand-new hat shop.
    Required items Red Cap
    Green Knit Hat
    Badge Hat
    Favorite song  K.K. Country
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:
  •  Fedora Chair
  •  K.K. Country
  •  Anchovy's Pic
  • Interior:
  •  Red-and-White Tile Wall
  •  Parquet Floor
  • Clothing:
  •  Earthy Knit Shirt
  •  Green Cap
  •  Blue Cap
  •  1-Up Cap
  •  Red Cap
  •  Yellow Cap
  •  Purple Cap
  •  Light-Blue Cap
  •  Star Cap
  •  Green Knit Hat
  •  Orange Knit Hat
  •  Pink Knit Hat
  •  Purple Knit Hat
  •  Blue Pom-Pom Hat
  •  Badge Hat
  •  Stripe Knit Cap
  •  Red Pom-Pom Hat
  •  Big Bro's Hat
  •  Li'l Bro's Hat
  •  Wario Hat
  •  Yellow Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Anchovy's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Anchovy was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on May 11, 2022.[1]

    Anchovy
    Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow?

    Anchovy

    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    March 4 Pisces Lazy chuurp
    Default clothing Earthy Knit Shirt PC Icon.png Earthy Knit Shirt
    Biography
    Description Anchovy is a classic procrastinator. Once, after not cleaning his room for months on end, the mess stacked up so high, he couldn't find the exit.
    Preferred theme PC Banner - Modern.png
    Primary reward Preserves PC Icon.png Preserves
    Version added 5.0.4
    Date unlocked May 11, 2022
    How to invite Blathers PC Character Icon.png Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Blaire's Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Earthy Knit Shirt PC Icon.png Earthy Knit Shirt
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 9 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Simple Armchair PC Icon.png Simple Armchair
    Level 20 Anchovy's Pic PC Icon.png Anchovy‎‎'s Pic
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 25[nb 12] Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 3-150 (Anchovy).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 3-150 (Anchovy - Back).jpg

    #150 Anchovy - Series 3
    Gender: Male
    Sign: Pisces
    Clothes: Straw Shirt
    Petphrase: chuurp
    Profile: Anchovy proudly claims the title of "All-Time Laziest Guy." He supposedly won a "Lounging Contest" somewhere, but he doesn't have any trophy to prove it, so he's probably just making the whole thing up.
    Password: R2qnlYJ5yrIwDp
    To38u2LHZ7hDLD

    amiibo card[edit]

    219 Anchovy amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

    #219 Anchovy - Series 3
    Star sign: Pisces
    Birthday: March 4
    Dice value: 3
    Hand sign: Paper

    Gallery[edit]

    Trivia[edit]

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese アンチョビ
    Anchobi
    Anchovy

    Korean 안쵸비
    Anchyobi
    Anchovy

    Simplified Chinese 憨憨 (iQue)
    Hān hān
    -

    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    凤尾 / 鳳尾
    Fèng Wěi
    Literally "Phoenix's tail"

    Russian Анчоуи
    Anchoui
    From English name

    Dutch Anchovy Same as English name

    German Armin -

    European Spanish Boquerón Anchovy

    European French Miguel -

    Italian Acciuga Anchovy

    See also[edit]

    Notes[edit]

    1. Animal Crossing
    2. Wild World to Pocket Camp, called Earthy Knit prior to New Leaf, includes Pocket Camp appearance after New Horizons
    3. New Horizons
    4. Anchobi
    5. Fèng Wěi
    6. Fèng Wěi
    7. Anchyobi
    8. Anchoui
    9. The villager's headwear during the Countdown can either be the New Year's Silk Hat or the New Year's Hat, each rotating every year. Their variation will vary depending on what variations Tom Nook will sell at his stand.
    10. If it is Anchovy's birthday, his headwear will be replaced with the Birthday Hat (Blue variation).
    11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 Only in the Happy Home Paradise DLC
    12. Repeats for level 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60

    References[edit]