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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
Names in other languages
 ナイル[nb 5]
 클레오[nb 8]
 艳后[nb 6]
 艷后[nb 7]
 Анка[nb 9]
Phrase in other languages
 miao miao

Ankha is a snooty cat in the Animal Crossing series. She first appeared in Animal Crossing as an islander, and after being absent in Animal Crossing: Wild World, she appears in all subsequent games as a villager. 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 the basis for Ankha's design.

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[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

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[edit]

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

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
September 22 Virgo Snooty me meow
Default clothing Egyptian Outfit CF Model.png Egyptian Outfit
Default umbrella Leaf Umbrella CF Model.png Leaf Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite clothing style Stylish
Smallxmark.png Least favorite clothing style Funky
Favorite furniture styles Dignified and Retro
Favorite furniture color
Favorite series Regal Series

In New Leaf[edit]

All that glitters is not gold.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
September 22 Virgo Snooty me meow
Default clothing Mummy Shirt NL Model.png Mummy Shirt
Default umbrella Leaf Umbrella NL Model.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 NL Model.png Monster Mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Kilimanjaro
Amount of milk None
Amount of sugar None

In New Horizons[edit]

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
Default phone  Default Phone Case (Blue) NH Model.png  Blue
Final phone  Phone Case (Cool - Fabric 6) NH Model.png  Cool - Fabric 6
Favorite styles Gorgeous and Simple
Favorite colors
Hobby Nature
Carried bag Paper Bag NH Model.png Paper
Book Nature Book Interior NH Texture.png Gardening/Bug/Fish/Fossil
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]

Thought bubble I enjoy the elegance of the ancient world.
Client's vision Ancient Oasis
Required items Golden Dung Beetle
Elegant Mirror
Favorite song  K.K. Bazaar
Unlocked items
Other items:


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

In Animal Crossing[edit]

As an islander, Ankha's house in Animal Crossing will begin with only one furniture item, along with the Exotic Wall and Bamboo Flooring. She will request specific items for the player to give to her, which she will place in her house. After she places two items in her house, she will upgrade her wallpaper, and after she places five items, she will upgrade her flooring. Madam Rosa requests for the same items as Ankha, although her house has different wallpaper and flooring.

In City Folk[edit]

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[edit]

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 11]

In New Horizons[edit]

Exterior of Ankha's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Interior of Ankha's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Shape: House shape #4
Roof:  Orange Stone Roof
Siding:  Yellow Stucco Exterior
Door:  Purple Metal-Accent Door
Wall:  Ancient Wall
Floor:  Pyramid Tile
Music:  K.K. Bazaar [nb 11]

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Example of Ankha's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Ankha's Happy Home Designer icon
All that glitters is not gold.
Thought bubble I want to live surrounded by ancient artifacts because I really adore mummies!
Client's vision An ancient tomb.
Required items Mummy's Casket
Golden Chair
Golden Screen
Favorite song  K.K. Bazaar
Unlocked items
  •  Tiki Torch
  •  Genie's Lamp
  •  Mummy's Casket
  •  Sphinx
  •  Pyramid
  •  Large Pyramid
  •  Golden Chair
  •  Golden Screen
  •  K.K. Bazaar
  •  Ankha's Pic
  • Interior:
  •  Stone Wall
  •  Ancient Wall
  •  Ancient Tile
  • Clothing:
  •  Mummy Shirt
  •  Palatial Tank Dress
  •  Pharaoh's Outfit
  •  Coin Headpiece
  •  King Tut Mask
  •  Leaf Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Ankha's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Ankha was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on January 31, 2022.[1] Her data was added on November 2020, however, she was not added in the game, until the release.

    All that glitters is not gold.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    September 22 Virgo Snooty me meow
    Default clothing Mummy Shirt PC Icon.png Mummy Shirt
    Description Ankha is a cat veiled in mystery... She may look young, but some have said she might actually be 3,000 years old! If that's true, she's holding up really well.
    Preferred theme PC Banner - Historical.png
    Primary reward Wood PC Icon.png Wood
    Version added 4.4.2e
    Date unlocked January 31, 2022
    How to invite Blathers PC Character Icon.png Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Tutu and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Mummy Shirt PC Icon.png Mummy Shirt
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 9 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Pyramid PC Icon.png Pyramid
    Level 20 Ankha's Pic PC Icon.png Ankha‎‎'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 1-014 (Ankha).jpg

    Card back

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

    #014 Ankha - Series 1
    Gender: Female
    Sign: Virgo
    Clothes: Red Aloha Shirt
    Petphrase: 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[edit]

    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 mainline game that has been released in English.
    • Ankha's pose on her amiibo card resembles the look of a mummy sarcophagus.
    • Ankha appears on the album cover of "K.K. Break."

    Names in other languages[edit]

    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[edit]


    1. Animal Crossing
    2. City Folk
    3. New Leaf to Pocket Camp, includes Pocket Camp appearance after New Horizons
    4. New Horizons
    5. Nairu
    6. Yànhòu
    7. Yànhòu
    8. Keulleo
    9. Anka
    10. K.K. Casbah in Doubutsu no Mori e+
    11. 11.0 11.1 Does not contain a stereo initially
    12. Repeats for level 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60


    1. @Pocket_Camp (January 31, 2022). "Seven new campers have arrived! I can't wait to meet them—I'm sure you all feel the same!". Twitter. Retrieved January 31, 2022.