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For the villager whose French name is Blanche, see Whitney.

Artwork of Blanche the Ostrich
Species Personality Gender
Ostrich Snooty Female
Birthday December 21st Sagittarius
Favorite saying "Nothing beats personal experience."
Catchphrase "quite so"
Clothing Straw shirt[nb 1]
Butterfly visiting kimono (Black)[nb 2]
Umbrella Lacy parasol[nb 3]
Black lace umbrella[nb 4]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 しのぶ[nb 5]
 신옥[nb 8]
 小偲[nb 6]
 小偲[nb 7]
 Бланш[nb 9]
Phrase in other languages
 bien sur
 juist ja
 вот так

Blanche is a snooty ostrich villager in the Animal Crossing series. She first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games. Her name is the French word for white, referring to her feather color.

In New Horizons, Blanche 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 Blanche from New Leaf.

Blanche is a white ostrich, resembling a stork or an egret, with a black beak, pink cheeks, and black tips on her wings and tail. Her eyes have red eyeliner in tandem with her snooty personality. Her legs and feet are pink and striped.


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

As a snooty villager, Blanche will first appear rude and arrogant towards the player, often talking about herself and her own experiences. She may also talk about the style and appearance of other villagers, usually other female villagers such as normal, peppy, and other snooty villagers. She will soon warm up to the player, confiding in them about their own feelings, but still subtly rude. She will find it hard to get along with other villagers, specifically jock and lazy villagers who have conflicting lifestyles with her own. She may get on with cranky villagers, who also enjoy gossiping about the appearance and lifestyles of others.

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Nothing beats personal experience.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 21 Sagittarius Snooty quite so
Default clothing Straw Shirt NL Model.png Straw shirt
Default umbrella Lacy Parasol NL Model.png Lacy parasol
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Official
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Modern
Favorite color
Siblings Fourth of 5 kids
Skill Dusting
Goal Chef
Halloween fear Mummy Mask NL Model.png Mummy mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blue Mountain
Amount of milk Lots
Amount of sugar Three spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

Nothing beats personal experience.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 21 Sagittarius Snooty (A) quite so
Default clothing Butterfly Visiting Kimono (Black) NH Icon.png Butterfly visiting kimono (Black)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Dotted Raincoat (Gray) NH Icon.png Dotted raincoat (Gray) & Rain Hat (Green) NH Icon.png rain hat (Green)
  • During snow: Short Peacoat (Black) NH Icon.png Short peacoat (Black) & Knit Hat (Black) NH Icon.png knit hat (Black)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: Pajama Dress (Brown) NH Icon.png Pajama dress (Brown)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Black) NH Icon.png Tank (Black)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black)
  • Bunny Day: Wood-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Wood-egg outfit  & Wood-Egg Shell NH Icon.png wood-egg shell
  • Halloween: Mage's Dress (Black) NH Icon.png Mage's dress (Black) & Ribbon (Black) NH Icon.png ribbon (Black)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Dark Brown) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Dark brown)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Black) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Black) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Full-Length Dress with Pearls (Black) NH Icon.png Full-length dress with pearls (Black) & Heart Shades (Yellow) NH Icon.png heart shades (Yellow)[nb 10]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Full-Length Dress with Pearls (Black) NH Icon.png Full-length dress with pearls (Black), Giant Ribbon (Black) NH Icon.png giant ribbon (Black)[nb 11], & Heart Shades (Yellow) NH Icon.png heart shades (Yellow)

  • Happy Home Paradise DLC exclusive clothing:
  • As a student for the school: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School uniform with necktie (Navy blue)
  • As the teacher for the school: 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: Café Uniform (Black) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Black)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Black) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Black) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Black) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Black)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital: Nurse's Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (Blue)
  • As the doctor for the hospital: Doctor's Coat (Black Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Black necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital: Pajama Dress (Brown) NH Icon.png Pajama dress (Brown)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Yellow) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Yellow)
  • While practicing hula: Hula Top (Red) NH Icon.png Hula top (Red) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Red) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (Red)
  • While floating in the ocean: Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Black) NH Icon.png Horizontal-striped wet suit (Black) & Pilot Shades (Black) NH Icon.png pilot shades (Black)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: DJ KK Logo Tee (Neon Orange) NH Icon.png DJ KK logo tee (Neon orange)[nb 12]Light-Up Flower Crown (Yellow) NH Icon.png light-up flower crown (Yellow), & Neon Shades (Orange & Lime) NH Icon.png neon shades (Orange & lime)
  • Default umbrella Black Lace Umbrella NH Icon.png Black lace umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Black) NH Model.png  Black
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Traditional 1 - Fabric 8) NH Model.png  Traditional 1 - Fabric 8
    Favorite styles Elegant and Gorgeous
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Nature
    Handheld items
    Bag Veggie-print Bag NH Model.png Veggie-print
    Book Nature Book Interior NH Texture.png Gardening/Bug/Fish/Fossil
    Food Chocolate donut Food NH Model.png Chocolate donut
    Drink Tea can or yellow mug Drink NH Model.png Tea can or yellow mug
    Popsicle Orange Popsicle NH Model.png Orange
    Ideal clothing for Blanche – Black / Brown Elegant and Gorgeous 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
    Colorful striped sweater (Orange, yellow & black) Colorful Striped Sweater (Orange, Yellow & Black) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Layered tank dress (Brown) Layered Tank Dress (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Pleather trench coat (Brown) Pleather Trench Coat (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Plover dress (Brown) Plover Dress (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Python-print jacket (Brown) Python-Print Jacket (Brown) NH Icon.png  2,400 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Retro coat (Mustard) Retro Coat (Mustard) NH Icon.png  2,380 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Rhinestone shades (Ochre) Rhinestone Shades (Ochre) NH Icon.png  1,040 Bells  Able Sisters
    Straw boater (Dark brown) Straw Boater (Dark Brown) NH Icon.png  700 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Vibrant tuxedo (Brown) Vibrant Tuxedo (Brown) NH Icon.png  2,880 Bells  Able Sisters
    More Black Items
    More Brown Items
    More Elegant Items
    More Gorgeous Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise, if Eloise, Olivia, Julia, Willow, and Friga live in the player's town but Blanche does not, then Blanche will be the first client. However, if Blanche also lives there, then the first client will be a specific snooty villager who does not live in the player's town, in this priority order: Cleo, Vivian, Purrl, Bree, Blaire, or Tasha.

    Thought bubble I'd like to be able to make fabulous cloth using a loom.
    Client's vision A House That Looms Large
    Required items Loom
    Elaborate Kimono Stand
    Favorite song  Spring Blossoms
    Unlocked items


    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Exterior of Blanche's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Blanche's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #3
    Roof:  Orange thatch roof
    Siding:  White panel siding
    Door:  Blue latticework door
    Wall:  Standard Tearoom Wall
    Floor:  Tatami Flooring
    Music:  K.K. Jongara [nb 13]

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Nothing beats personal experience.

    Blanche's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Blanche's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    December 21 Sagittarius Snooty quite so
    Default clothing Straw Shirt HHD Icon.png Straw shirt
    Umbrella Lacy Parasol HHD Icon.png Lacy parasol
    House request
    Thought bubble I need a place to perform traditional tea ceremonies.
    Client's vision A traditional tearoom.
    Required items Zen tea set
    Zen low table
    Favorite song  King K.K.
    Unlocked items
  •  Zen low table
  •  Large tea table
  •  Round pillow
  •  Floor seat
  •  Zen cupboard
  •  Tea tansu
  •  Decorative plate
  •  Ponderosa bonsai
  •  Pine bonsai
  •  Plum bonsai
  •  Maple bonsai
  •  Glass teapot
  •  Cup of tea
  •  Fancy tea set
  •  Afternoon-tea set
  •  Zen tea set
  •  Deer scare
  •  Hibachi
  •  Hearth
  •  Low screen
  •  Tokonoma
  •  King K.K.
  •  Blanche's pic
  • Interior:
  •  Tatami rug
  •  Tearoom rug
  •  Exotic wall
  • Clothing:
  •  Straw shirt
  •  Lacy parasol
  • Nature:
  •  Pink hydrangea
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Blanche's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In amiibo Festival[edit]



    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    December 21 Sagittarius Snooty quite so
    Clothing Straw Shirt HHD Icon.png Straw shirt
    Umbrella Lacy Parasol HHD Icon.png Lacy parasol
    amiibo card traits
    Dice value 3
    Hand sign Rock
    Desert Island Escape traits
    Movement Desert Island Escape movement icon.png ×6
    Hunger Desert Island Escape hunger icon.png ×1
    Vision Desert Island Escape vision icon.png ×0
    Favorite fruit Desert Island Escape favorite fruit icon.png Banana

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Blanche was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on April 26, 2021.[1]

    Nothing beats personal experience.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    December 21 Sagittarius Snooty quite so
    Default clothing Straw shirt
    Description She's a crafty old bird, no two ways about it. She can size people up in an instant and adjust her approach to them to match.
    Preferred theme Harmonious
    Primary reward Steel
    Version added 4.2.1b
    Date unlocked April 26, 2021
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Blanche and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Straw shirt
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Paulownia closet
    Level 20 Blanche's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 14] Sparkle stones
    Related items for Blanche
    Scrapbook Memory appearances
    Name Image Required?
    Plucky's R&R and PR Plucky's R&R and PR PC.png No
    Snake's Exciting Escape! Snake's Exciting Escape! PC.png No

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    262 Blanche amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #262 Blanche - Series 3
    Star sign: Sagittarius
    Birthday: December 21
    Dice value: 3
    Hand sign: Rock



    • The clothing in Blanche's New Horizons house and her loom-themed house request in Happy Home Paradise allude to the Japanese folklore Tsuru no Ongaeshi (White Crane's Return of Favor). In a popular version of the story, a white crane is rescued from a trap by an elderly couple. It takes the form of a woman and works as a weaver at the couple's house in return of the favor. Later, the old man peeked into her workplace, only to find a crane weaving with its own feathers. Upon the revelation of the secret, the crane parted with the old couple and flew away.
      • Similarly, Gladys, another white ostrich, contains a loom and clothing-related items inside of her New Leaf and New Horizons houses, has a loom as an unlock item for her Happy Home Designer and Happy Home Paradise house requests, and has a loom as a crafting request item in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese しのぶ
    Possibly from 忍 (given name Shinobu), 偲ぶ (to reminisce), 忍ぶ (to endure), or 荵 (fern)

    Korean 신옥

    Simplified Chinese 小偲
    From the kanji 偲 of her Japanese name, though 偲 "cāi" in Chinese means talented

    Russian Бланш

    Dutch Blanche From English name

    German Christa -

    European Spanish Rocío -

    European French Sophie French given name

    Italian Emilia Female given name

    See also[edit]


    1. Prior to New Horizons, includes Pocket Camp appearance after New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Prior to New Horizons
    4. New Horizons
    5. Shinobu
    6. Xiǎocāi
    7. Xiǎocāi
    8. Sinok
    9. Blansh
    10. Blanche's headwear during the Countdown can either be the New Year's silk hat or the New Year's hat, each rotating every year. The hat's variation will vary depending on what variations Tom Nook is selling at his stand.
    11. If it is Blanche's birthday, her headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    12. If it is DJ KK's first time performing on the archipelago, Blanche will instead wear a Paradise Planning event tee (Red variation)
    13. Does not contain a stereo initially
    14. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75


    1. u/windkirby (April 26, 2021). "Animal Crossing Pocket Camp v4.2.1b Update". Reddit. Retrieved April 26, 2021.