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Species Personality Gender
Lion Jock Male
Birthday August 8th
Star sign Leo Leo
Initial phrase メ~ン(JP)
Initial clothes Blue Aloha Shirt*
Flowery Shirt*
Favorite Saying You're not living unless you're sweating!
Main Appearances
Other Appearances
Islander fruit

Bud is a jock lion villager in the Animal Crossing series, who appears in all Animal Crossing series games except for the very first installment, Doubutsu no Mori. His Japanese name is a pun on the slang word gurasan, derived from sangurasu meaning sunglasses. From his debut in Animal Crossing to Doubutsu no Mori e+, he is an islander.



Bud's textures in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, showing his eyes without his glasses.

Bud wears pink-rimmed sunglasses with dark lenses, so his eye color is unknown, but, if looked from at an angle, one can see that Bud has small, black eyes with very small white pupils. Bud's eyes can also be seen more clearly in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, if he wears other glasses in place of his usual sunglasses. His skin tone is darker than that of his mane, complementing his stereotypical "surfer-dude" appearance as well as wearing the Blue Aloha Shirt in Animal Crossing and Flowery Shirt after being on the island, which continues the theme of his "surfer-dude" appearance. Strangely enough, despite this look, which implies that Bud is a lazy villager, Bud is instead a Jock villager.


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

Budd has a jock personality, which means he will have a keen interest in sport and fitness, making him appear competitive and in some cases rude when talking to other villagers, usually criticizing their fitness. He will appear slow-witted and absent-minded when talking about deep, meaningful things. He will get along well with peppy villagers, but get confused by the choice of lifestyle followed by lazy villagers, who appear opposite to the jock personality. He may offend and upset snooty and cranky villagers.


In Wild World[edit]

BudPicACWW.png You're not living unless you're sweating!
Favorite Clothing
Smallcheckmark.png Cool Smallxmark.png Fresh

Ideal Clothing for Bud – Cool
Name Price Available From
Skull Shirt 320 Able Sisters (All)
U R Here Shirt 350 Able Sisters (All)
MVP Shirt 370 Able Sisters (All)
BB Shirt 350 Able Sisters (All)
Diamond Shirt 380 Able Sisters (All)
No.1 Shirt 250 Able Sisters (All)
Cafe Shirt 420 Able Sisters (Winter)
Checkered Shirt 390 Able Sisters (All)
Checkerboard Tee 340 Able Sisters (All)
Racer Shirt 380 Able Sisters (All)
More Cool Clothing

In City Folk[edit]

Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Cool
Smallxmark.png Fresh
Furniture Genre Retro/Dignified
Furniture Series Cabana
Furniture Color Colorful
Ideal Furniture for Bud – Colorful Retro/Dignified
Name Price Available From
Cabin Bed 2,400 Tom Nook
Cabin Table 2,100 Tom Nook
Cabin Low Table 2,100 Tom Nook
Cabin Bookcase 2,300 Spotlight
Jukebox 3,200 Spotlight
Milk Case 1,800 Tom Nook (Japan)
Ice-Cream Case 1,800 Tom Nook (Japan)
Reel-to-Reel 2,000 Tom Nook
Barber's Pole 1,600 Tom Nook
Fine Painting 3,920 Crazy Redd
More Colorful Furniture More Retro/Dignified Furniture

In New Leaf[edit]

BudPicACNL.png "You're not living unless you're sweating!"
Siblings 4th Quintuplet
Skill Rapping
Goal Singer
Fear Ghost Mask
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Sporty
Smallxmark.png Modern
Color Colorful
Type Blue Mountain
Milk None
Sugar None
Ideal Gifts for Bud – Colorful Sporty Items
Name Price Available From
Ball Return 6,200 Timmy & Tommy's
Diver Dan 60 (medals) Island
Foosball Table 1,800 Timmy & Tommy's
Kitschy Clock 1,800 Timmy & Tommy's
Ski Rack - Snowman
Racing Shirt 460 Ables (All)
Rally Tank 280 Ables (Summer)
Rally Tee 380 Ables (All)
More Colorful Items More Sporty Items


In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Animal Crossing, Bud's house initially lacks any furniture. He will request from the player a conga drum, a corn plant, a dijimbe drum, an ebony piano, a modern bed, a reel to reel (which will play K.K. Ska), a rock guitar, and a strange painting. Once all of this requested furniture is given to him, he will use them to decorate his house.

In Wild World and City Folk[edit]

Style: Beach
Default Furniture: Beach Chair x4, Beach Table, Surfboard, Yellow Tulips, Ukulele, Red Boom Box, Picnic Table
Default Wallpaper: Tropical Vista
Default Floor: Tropical Ground
Default Music: K.K. Ska
House of Bud CF.jpg

In New Leaf[edit]

Style: Beach
Default Furniture: Surfboard, Beach Table, Shark, Diver Dan, Beach Chair x4, Portable Toilet
Default Wallpaper: Tropical Vista
Default Floor: Tropical Ground
Default Music: K.K. Ska
House of Bud NL.jpg

Other Appearances[edit]

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Character Info
Preferred Theme: PC Banner - Sporty.png Primary Reward Material: PC Crafting Material - Cotton.png
Description Bud lives life in the only real way: buff and tough. Bustling with muscles, ripped to the tip, et cetera.
Requirements to Invite:

Required Friendship Level: 5

Cream Soda PC Icon.png
Beach Chair PC Icon.png
Portable Toilet PC Icon.png
Beach Table PC Icon.png
Surfboard PC Icon.png
Cream Soda Beach Chair Portable Toilet Beach Table Surfboard
Friendship Rewards:
Yellow Aloha Tee PC Icon.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
Diver Dan PC Icon.png
Bud PC icon portrait.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
Yellow Aloha Tee and Sparkle Stone Sparkle Stone Diver Dan Craft Unlock pic of Bud‎‎ and Sparkle Stone Sparkle Stone Sparkle Stone Sparkle Stone
Level 7 Level 9 Level 15 Level 20 Level 25 Level 30 Level 35
Bud PC icon.png

Card Profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader Card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e card
#045 Bud - Series 1
Gender: Male
Species: Lion
Clothes: blue aloha shirt
Sign: Leo
Phrase: dood
Password: GMn34QZZemROhi
Animal Crossing-e 1-045 (Bud).jpg
044 Faith Animal Crossing-e cards
#045 Bud
046 Flossie

Happy Home Designer amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#169 Bud - Series 2
Type: Lion
Star sign: Leo
Birthday: August 8th
Dice value: 5
Hand sign: Scissors
169 Bud amiibo card NA.png
168 Nan List of amiibo cards
#169 Bud
170 Ruby


Official Artwork[edit]

Sprites & Models[edit]




Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Surfleo Combination of the English word "surf", and the English name/starsign "Leo"
French Léonard
German Dieter
Italian Leo English name/starsign