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Type of Cat villager Ankha cat19
Artwork of Ankha the Cat
Species Personality Gender
Cat Snooty Female
Birthday September 22nd Virgo
Favorite saying "All that glitters is not gold."
Catchphrase "me meow"
Clothing Red Aloha Shirt[nb 1]
Egyptian Outfit[nb 2]
Mummy Shirt[nb 3]
Palatial Tank Dress[nb 4]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
Phrase in other languages
 miao miao

Ankha is a snooty cat villager in the Animal Crossing series. She first appeared in Animal Crossing as an islander, and she appears as a villager in all subsequent games except Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Her name is likely derived from the ankh, which is the Egyptian hieroglyphic character that reads life. Her Japanese catchphrase, Kufufu, is a combination of the Pharaoh Khufu, and ufufu, a Japanese onomatopoeia for laughter. Egyptians worshiped cats and had a cat god, which may be where Ankha's design came from.

In New Horizons, Ankha has the nature hobby and may be found reading a book pertaining to an item she is studying, which can be either flowers, bugs, fish, or fossils.


Artwork of Ankha from Animal Crossing.


Ankha is a navy blue-and-gold-striped cat, with navy blue eyeliner in the style of Egyptian royalty (black around the eyes, then wings out towards the outside of the eye). She also has orange eyeshadow which can be seen when she blinks. Her large black pupils look upwards, and her mouth is constantly curved into a scowl, even when she is happy. Her headgear was worn by Queen Cleopatra, the Hellenistic ruler of Egypt. She has a slightly different style in City Folk, where she lacks the normal pharaoh headdress, which was replaced with a head pendant, but it was changed back to a headdress in New Leaf.


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

Ankha has a snooty personality, which means she will appear arrogant and snobbish towards the player and other villagers, but will appear friendly and nice in some discussions, provided they are mature and do not insult her lifestyle. She finds appearance important, and will get angry or upset if someone criticizes her sense of style or fitness, which means a conversation between her and a jock personality may leave either one upset or angry. Her attitude towards the player changes, as she begins to warm up to them, but she will still retain some arrogance and subtle rudeness. She may not get along with lazy villagers, due to their lifestyles - lazy villagers having a strong interest in food or relaxing, both of which will make her uncomfortable, angry, and upset when in conversation. She will upset peppy villagers, usually by gossiping about them, and finding small things to judge them on. She will get along well with normal, cranky, and other snooty villagers.

Villager information

In Animal Crossing

As an islander in Animal Crossing, Ankha has a favorite fruit and one she is allergic to. She is allergic to Apples and loves Cherries, meaning giving her the former reduces the likelihood of her dropping Bells, and giving her the latter increases the likelihood of her dropping Bells.

Species Personality Catchphrase
Cat Snooty me meow
Default clothing Red Aloha Shirt PG Model.png Red Aloha Shirt
Default umbrella Checked Umbrella PG Model.png Checked Umbrella
Star sign (DnMe+) Virgo Virgo
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite fruit Cherry PG Sprite.png Cherry
Smallxmark.png Allergic fruit Apple PG Sprite.png Apple
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style (DnMe+) Fancy
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style (DnMe+) Funky
Live song gift (DnMe+) K.K. Casbah

In City Folk

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Ankha cannot be one of the starting villagers in the player's town.

Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Fancy
Smallxmark.png Funky
Furniture Genre Retro/Dignified
Furniture Series Regal
Furniture Color Yellow
Ideal Furniture for Ankha – Yellow Retro/Dignified
Name Price Available From
Exotic Lamp 1,800 Tom Nook
Classic Sofa 2,240 Tom Nook
Regal Lamp 2,400 Tom Nook
Snowman TV - Snowman
Gorgeous Stool 80,000 GracieGrace
Oil Drum 840 Tom Nook
Cash Register 6,480 Tom Nook
Screen 1,650 Tom Nook
Sword 1,400 Tom Nook
Bow 1,400 Tom Nook
More Yellow Furniture More Retro/Dignified Furniture

In New Leaf

All that glitters is not gold.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
September 22 Virgo Snooty me meow
Default clothing Mummy Shirt HHD Icon.png Mummy Shirt
Default umbrella Leaf Umbrella HHD Icon.png Leaf Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Historical
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Rock 'n' Roll
Favorite color
Siblings Eldest of 10 kids
Skill Writing about pickles
Goal Astronaut
Halloween fear Monster Mask HHD Icon.png Monster Mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Kilimanjaro
Amount of milk None
Amount of sugar None

In New Horizons

All that glitters is not gold.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
September 22 Virgo Snooty (B) me meow
Default clothing Palatial Tank Dress NH Icon.png Palatial Tank Dress
Default umbrella Ghost Umbrella NH Icon.png Ghost Umbrella
Favorite styles Gorgeous and Simple
Favorite colors
Hobby Nature
Carried bag Paper
Book Fish/Bug/Fossil/Flower
Food Lollipop
Drink Soda can
Popsicle Blue soda
Ideal clothing for Ankha – Colorful / Brown Gorgeous and Simple clothing
Villagers prefer clothing that matches any one of their favorite colors or styles.
For brevity, the following list only shows clothing that matches both favorite colors and one favorite style.
Name Image Price Available from

No results

More Colorful Items
More Brown Items
More Gorgeous Items
More Simple Items


In each game in the series, Ankha's house is themed after a pyramid, befitting her Egyptian-styled appearance.

In Animal Crossing

As an islander, Ankha's house in Animal Crossing will begin with only one item, and she will request specific items for the player give to her, which she will place in her house. Ankha requests the same items that Madam Rosa requests, except for different wallpaper and flooring.

Exterior of Ankha's house in Animal Crossing
Interior of Ankha's house in Animal Crossing
Wall:  Ancient Wall
Floor:  Ancient Tile
Music: No music

In City Folk

Interior of Ankha's house in Animal Crossing: City Folk
 Tiki Torch (x2)  Mummy's Casket
 Sphinx  Broken Post
 Pyramid  Corn Plant
 Retro Stereo
Wall:  Ancient Wall
Floor:  Ancient Tile
Music: Marine Song 2001

In New Leaf

Exterior of Ankha's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Ankha's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
 Pyramid (x2)  Sphinx (x2)
 Mummy's Casket  Throne
 Tiki Torch (x2)  Broken Post
Wall:  Ancient Wall
Floor:  Ancient Tile
Music:  Marine Song 2001 [nb 5]

In New Horizons

Other appearances

In Happy Home Designer

Happy Home Designer client information
Thought bubble:
Client's vision: An ancient tomb.
Required items: Mummy's Casket
Golden Chair
Golden Screen
Favorite song:  K.K. Bazaar
Favorite saying: All that glitters is not gold.
Ankha's Happy Home Designer icon
Unlocked items
 Tiki Torch    Genie's Lamp  
 Mummy's Casket    Sphinx  
 Pyramid    Large Pyramid  
 Golden Screen    K.K. Bazaar  
 Ankha's Pic  
 Stone Wall    Ancient Wall  
 Ancient Tile  
 Mummy Shirt    Palatial Tank Dress  
 Pharaoh's Outfit    Coin Headpiece  
 King Tut Mask    Leaf Umbrella  
Happy Home Designer client information
Thought bubble:
Client's vision: An ancient tomb.
Required items: Mummy's Casket HHD Icon.pngMummy's Casket
Golden Chair HHD Icon.pngGolden Chair
Golden Screen HHD Icon.pngGolden Screen
Favorite song: K.K. Bazaar (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. Bazaar
Favorite saying: All that glitters is not gold.
Ankha's Happy Home Designer icon
Unlocked items
Tiki Torch HHD Icon.png Tiki Torch   Genie's Lamp HHD Icon.png Genie's Lamp  
Mummy's Casket HHD Icon.png Mummy's Casket   Sphinx HHD Icon.png Sphinx  
Pyramid HHD Icon.png Pyramid   Large Pyramid HHD Icon.png Large Pyramid  
Golden Screen HHD Icon.png Golden Screen   K.K. Bazaar HHD Icon.png K.K. Bazaar  
Ankha's Pic HHD Icon.png Ankha's Pic  
Stone Wall HHD Icon.png Stone Wall   Ancient Wall HHD Icon.png Ancient Wall  
Ancient Tile HHD Icon.png Ancient Tile  
Mummy Shirt HHD Icon.png Mummy Shirt   Palatial Tank Dress HHD Icon.png Palatial Tank Dress  
Pharaoh's Outfit HHD Icon.png Pharaoh's Outfit   Coin Headpiece HHD Icon.png Coin Headpiece  
King Tut Mask HHD Icon.png King Tut Mask   Leaf Umbrella HHD Icon.png Leaf Umbrella  

Card profiles

Animal Crossing e-Reader card

Animal Crossing-e 1-014 (Ankha).jpg

Card back

Animal Crossing-e 1-014 (Ankha - Back).jpg

#014 Ankha - Series 1
Gender: Female
Clothes: Red Aloha Shirt
Sign: Virgo
Phrase: me meow
Profile: Ankha's face shines with beauty and the sparkle of the youth, but she claims she was a cat in Cleopatra's court. That would make her 3,000 years old! How many years do nine lives make?
Password: rQ9dnN7Clqv2T%

amiibo card

188 Ankha amiibo card NA.png

Card back

Amiibo card back.png

#188 Ankha - Series 2
Star sign: Virgo
Birthday: September 22
Dice value: 3
Hand sign: Rock



  • Ankha has had a different outfit as her starting clothes in every single game that has been released in English.
  • Ankha's pose on her amiibo card resembles the look of a mummy sarcophagus.
  • Data for Ankha, including an icon, map icon, and picture icon, was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp in November 2020, though as of December 2020 she does not appear in the game.

Names in other languages

Japanese ナイル
Nile; from the famous Egyptian river, the Nile River.

Korean 클레오
From Cleopatra

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
艳后 / 艷后
From 埃及艷后/埃及艳后, a byname of Cleopatra

Russian Анка
Similar to English name

Dutch Ankha Same as English name

German Kleo From Kleopatra, the German name for Cleopatra

European Spanish Patri Derived from Cleopatra

European French Neferti From the Egyptian pharaoh Nefertiti

Italian Cleo Derived from Cleopatra

See also


  1. Animal Crossing
  2. City Folk
  3. New Leaf to amiibo Festival
  4. New Horizons
  5. Does not contain a stereo initially
  6. Does not contain a stereo initially