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"All that glitters is not gold."
— Ankha, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Ankha NLa.png
Species Personality Gender
Cat Snooty Female
Birthday September 22nd
Star sign Virgo Virgo
Initial phrase クフフ (JP)
me meow (EN)
Initial clothes Red Aloha Shirt*
Egyptian Outfit*
Mummy Shirt*
Favorite Saying All that glitters is not gold.
Main Appearances
Other Appearances
Islander fruit

Ankha is a snooty, cat villager in the Animal Crossing series, appearing in every game except Doubutsu no Mori, Animal Crossing: Wild World, and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. In Animal Crossing, she is an islander. Her name is based on the ankh, which is the Egyptian hieroglyphic character that reads "life." Her catchphrase relates to her arrogant "snooty" personality, by saying "me," and a sound a cat makes, "meow." 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 the idea for Ankha's design came from. As an islander in Animal Crossing, she has a fruit allergy. She loves cherries and is allergic to apples.

Alongside the other islanders, Ankha made her debut in Animal Crossing, and did not appear in the original Doubutsu no Mori. Additionally, since her debut, Ankha has become extremely popular in the ‘’Animal Crossing’’ fandom, enough to rival that of Goldie and Rosie, two other popular, iconic villagers, although her popularity has emerged as fan art, and not as merchandise like the previous two.



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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. Like all female islanders, she initially wore a Red Aloha Shirt. In Animal Crossing: City Folk, she wears an Egyptian Outfit, and in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, her initial clothing is the Mummy Shirt.


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.

Fruit Allergy[edit]

As an islander, she is allergic to apples. Feeding her an apple will reduce the likelihood of her dropping money bags. She loves cherries.


In City Folk[edit]

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[edit]

AnkhaPicACNL.png All that glitters is not gold.
Siblings Eldest of ten
Skill Writing about Pickles
Goal Astronaut
Fear Monsters
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Historical
Smallxmark.png Rock 'n' Roll
Color Yellow
Type Kilimanjaro
Milk None
Sugar None
Ideal Gifts for Ankha – Yellow Historical Items
Name Price Available From
Cash Register 6,480 Timmy & Tommy's
Genie's Lamp 1,500 Timmy & Tommy's
Mummy's Casket 4,400 Gulliver
Odd Clock 1,800 Timmy & Tommy's
Phonograph 1,840 Timmy & Tommy's
Pyramid 3,800 Timmy & Tommy's
Screen 1,650 Timmy & Tommy's
Sphinx 3,200 Timmy & Tommy's
Throne 800,000 Spotlight/Wishy
Treasure Chest 150 (medals) Island
More Yellow Items More Historical Items


In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Animal Crossing, Ankha's house only contains a Master Sword. She will ask the player for the Harp, Ivory Piano, Pachira, Regal Dresser, Regal Vanity, Retro Stereo, White King, and White Queen for her house.

In City Folk[edit]

Style: No style
Default Furniture: Pyramid, Sphinx, Retro Stereo, Corn Plant, Tiki Torch x2, Broken Post, Mummy's Casket
Default Wallpaper: Ancient Wall
Default Floor: Ancient Tile
Default Music: Marine Song 2001
House of Ankha CF.jpg

In New Leaf[edit]

Style: No style
Default Furniture: Pyramid x2, Sphinx x2, Mummy's Casket, Throne, Tiki Torch x2, Broken Post
Default Wallpaper: Ancient Wall
Default Floor: Ancient Tile
Default Music: Marine Song 2001*
House of Ankha NL.jpg

Other Appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Snooty Cat
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 HHD Request.png

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader Card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e card
#014 Ankha - Series 1
Gender: Female
Species: Cat
Clothes: red aloha shirt
Sign: Virgo
Phrase: me meow
Password: rQ9dnN7Clqv2T%
Animal Crossing-e 1-014 (Ankha).jpg
013 Punchy Animal Crossing-e cards
#014 Ankha
015 Paolo

Animal Crossing amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#188 Ankha - Series 2
Type: Cat
Star sign: Virgo
Birthday: September 22nd
Dice value: 3
Hand sign: Rock
188 Ankha amiibo card NA.png
187 Vic List of amiibo cards
#188 Ankha
189 Drift


For this subject's image gallery, see Ankha/Gallery.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ナイル
Based on the famous Egyptian river, the River Nile.
Spanish Patri Derived from Cleopatra
French Neferti From the Egyptian pharaoh Nefertiti
German Kleo From Kleopatra, the German name for Cleopatra
Italian Cleo Derived from Cleopatra


  • Ankha has had a different outfit as her starting clothes in every single game that has been released in English.
  • Her amiibo card pose resembles the look of a mummy sarcophagus.