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This article is about the rabbit villager. For the mouse villager, see Carmen (mouse).

Artwork of Carmen the Rabbit
Species Personality Gender
Rabbit Peppy Female
Birthday January 6th Capricorn
Favorite saying "Absence makes the heart grow fonder."
Catchphrase "nougat"
Clothing Blue retro shirt[nb 1]
Mint gingham tee[nb 2]
Plaid-print dress (Sweet plaid)[nb 3]
Umbrella Leaf umbrella[nb 4]
Orange umbrella[nb 5]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 チョコ[nb 6]
 초코[nb 9]
 巧蔻[nb 7]
 巧蔻[nb 8]
 Кармен[nb 10]
Phrase in other languages
 gnuf gnuf

Carmen is a peppy rabbit villager in the Animal Crossing series. She first appeared in Animal Crossing: City Folk and has appeared in all subsequent games. Her name may come from "caramel," referring to her fur color. Her catchphrase, "nougat," is another type of confectionery. Her Japanese name, Choco (チョコ), is shorthand for "chocolate," which also refers to her fur color, and for her fondness of chocolate, as seen with her Happy Home Designer and Happy Home Paradise house requests involving chocolate, and her Pocket Camp crafting request being a chocolate fountain.

In New Horizons, Carmen has the fashion hobby and may be seen wearing a pink purse with a white flower on it, as well as a specific headwear or accessory item.



Artwork of Carmen from City Folk.

Carmen is a dark brown rabbit with a white face and white tipped paws, tail, and nose, while the insides of her ears are aqua blue. She wears pink blush and appears to have hair that is swept to the side.


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

Carmen has a peppy personality, so she will be friendly and over-excited to see the player but will also overreact to the smallest things. Being a peppy villager, she will be open to all personalities and will get along with most villagers, but she may get upset when talking to snooty or cranky villagers. She will be very upbeat and never afraid to speak her mind.

Villager information[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
January 6 Capricorn Peppy nougat
Default clothing Blue Retro Shirt CF Model.png Blue retro shirt
Default umbrella Leaf Umbrella CF Model.png Leaf umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite clothing style Funky
Smallxmark.png Least favorite clothing style Refined
Favorite furniture styles Dignified and Retro
Favorite furniture color
Favorite series Cabin Series

In New Leaf[edit]

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
January 6 Capricorn Peppy nougat
Default clothing Mint Gingham Tee NL Model.png Mint gingham tee
Default umbrella Leaf Umbrella NL Model.png Leaf umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Modern
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Sporty
Favorite color
Siblings Eldest of 7 kids
Skill Ventriloquism
Goal Movie director
Halloween fear Monster Mask NL Model.png Monster mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blue Mountain
Amount of milk Lots
Amount of sugar Three spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
January 6 Capricorn Peppy (B) nougat
Default clothing Plaid-Print Dress (Sweet Plaid) NH Icon.png Plaid-print dress (Sweet plaid)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Dotted Raincoat (Green) NH Icon.png Dotted raincoat (Green) & Outdoor Hat (Light Blue) NH Icon.png outdoor hat (Light blue)
  • During snow: Peacoat (Beige) NH Icon.png Peacoat (Beige) & Snowy Knit Cap (Green) NH Icon.png snowy knit cap (Green)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Green) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Green) NH Icon.png terry-cloth nightcap (Green)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png Tank (Navy blue)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fashion hobby wearables: Ribbon (Green) NH Icon.png Ribbon (Green) & Round Tinted Shades (Green) NH Icon.png round tinted shades (Green)
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green) & Straw Hat (Brown) NH Icon.png straw hat (Brown)
  • Bunny Day: Leaf-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Leaf-egg outfit  & Leaf-Egg Shell NH Icon.png leaf-egg shell
  • Halloween: Magic-Academy Robe (Green) NH Icon.png Magic-academy robe (Green) & Impish Horns (Green) NH Icon.png impish horns (Green)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Cream) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Cream)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Green) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Satin Dress (Green) NH Icon.png Satin dress (Green)[nb 11]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Satin Dress (Green) NH Icon.png Satin dress (Green) & Giant Ribbon (Green) NH Icon.png giant ribbon (Green)[nb 12]

  • 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 (Green) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Green)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Green) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Aquamarine) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Aquamarine)
  • 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 (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Red necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital: PJ Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Green)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Blue) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Blue)
  • While practicing hula: Pineapple Aloha Shirt (Green) NH Icon.png Pineapple aloha shirt (Green) & Vine Crown NH Icon.png vine crown
  • While floating in the ocean: Leaf-Print Wet Suit (Green) NH Icon.png Leaf-print wet suit (Green) & Retro Shades (Green) NH Icon.png retro shades (Green)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Paradise Planning Event Tee (Green) NH Icon.png Paradise Planning event tee (Green), Light-Up Flower Crown (Light Blue) NH Icon.png light-up flower crown (Light blue), & Neon Shades (Lime & Purple) NH Icon.png neon shades (Lime & purple)
  • Default umbrella Orange Umbrella NH Icon.png Orange umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (White) NH Model.png  White
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Polka-Dot Print - Fabric 3) NH Model.png  Polka-dot print - Fabric 3
    Favorite styles Elegant and Cute
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Fashion
    Handheld items
    Bag Pink Bag NH Model.png Pink
    Book Fashion Book Interior NH Texture.png Fashion
    Food Sandwich Food NH Model.png Sandwich
    Drink Smoothie or coffee cup Drink NH Model.png Smoothie or coffee cup
    Popsicle Chocolate Popsicle NH Model.png Chocolate
    Ideal clothing for Carmen – Green / Beige Elegant and Cute 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
    Bohemian tunic dress (Green) Bohemian Tunic Dress (Green) NH Icon.png  1,900 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Checkered jumper dress (Green) Checkered Jumper Dress (Green) NH Icon.png  1,840 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Frog costume (Green) Frog Costume (Green) NH Icon.png  1,700 Bells  Able Sisters
    Frog tee Frog Tee NH Icon.png  640 Bells  Nook Shopping
    Peasant blouse (Beige) Peasant Blouse (Beige) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Plover cardigan (Green) Plover Cardigan (Green) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Reindeer sweater (Green) Reindeer Sweater (Green) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Renaissance dress (Green) Renaissance Dress (Green) NH Icon.png  6,000 Bells  Able Sisters
    Straw boater (Light brown) Straw Boater (Light Brown) NH Icon.png  700 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Suspender outfit (Light green) Suspender Outfit (Light Green) NH Icon.png  1,900 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    More Green Items
    More Beige Items
    More Elegant Items
    More Cute Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I want a place to enjoy chocolate while on vacation.
    Client's vision Château d'Chocolate
    Required items Birthday Cake
    Dessert Case
    Cacao Tree
    Favorite song  K.K. Reggae
    Unlocked items
    Other items:


    In City Folk[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Carmen's moon-themed house interior is likely a reference to the Japanese myth of the moon rabbit. According to the myth, the dark side of the moon looks like a rabbit making mochi (a Japanese snack associated with the New Year). This house trait is shared with four other rabbit villagers: Dotty's moon-themed house interior in all games except Animal Crossing, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons; Mira's moon base-themed house interior in Animal Crossing: New Leaf; Ruby's moon-themed house interior in all of her game appearances; and Sasha's moon-themed house request in Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise.

    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Carmen is one of the villagers who moved in during the main storyline after the villager house development quest, her house will have a combination of non-craftable furniture, plus items crafted by players during the island development storyline, primarily from the Wooden Block Series. She cannot have her initial house interior unless she moves out of the player's island or the Happy Home Paradise DLC is purchased, in which either the player or Isabelle can reset the interior.

    Exterior of Carmen's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Carmen's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #1
    Roof:  Brown tile roof
    Siding:  White & red panel siding
    Door:  Light-green rustic door
    Wall:  Cute White Wall
    Floor:  Mint Dot Flooring
    Music:  K.K. Stroll

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

    Carmen's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Carmen's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    January 6 Capricorn Peppy nougat
    Default clothing Mint Gingham Tee HHD Icon.png Mint gingham tee
    Umbrella Leaf Umbrella HHD Icon.png Leaf umbrella
    House request
    Thought bubble There's no such thing as too much chocolate—even when you're designing a room!
    Client's vision A chocolate overload.
    Required items Box of chocolates
    Chocolate cake
    Favorite song  K.K. Reggae
    Unlocked items
  •  Metal-rim table
  •  Box of chocolates
  •  Chocolate heart
  •  Chocolate fountain
  •  Tart
  •  Chocolate cake
  •  Ice-cream display
  •  K.K. Reggae
  •  Carmen's pic
  • Interior:
  •  Sweets wall
  •  Sweets floor
  • Clothing:
  •  Flan tank
  •  Mint gingham tee
  •  Chocomint tee
  •  Mint gingham skirt
  •  Pastel-check skirt
  •  Leaf umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Carmen's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In amiibo Festival[edit]



    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    January 6 Capricorn Peppy nougat
    Clothing Mint Gingham Tee HHD Icon.png Mint gingham tee
    Umbrella Leaf Umbrella HHD Icon.png Leaf umbrella
    amiibo card traits
    Dice value 4
    Hand sign Scissors
    Desert Island Escape traits
    Movement Desert Island Escape movement icon.png ×3
    Hunger Desert Island Escape hunger icon.png ×2
    Vision Desert Island Escape vision icon.png ×2
    Favorite fruit Desert Island Escape favorite fruit icon.png Orange

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    "I just LOVE chatting it up with friends! Makes me feel like we're just that much closer, y'know?"
    — A note from Carmen, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

    Carmen was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on May 25, 2018.

    Absence makes the heart grow fonder.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    January 6 Capricorn Peppy nougat
    Default clothing Mint gingham tee
    Description Carmen read recently in Ms. Nintendique that Scandinavian colors are in this year and that mint-chocolate ice cream is out. "SO true," she murmured.
    Preferred theme Modern
    Primary reward Wood
    Version added 1.4.2
    Date unlocked May 25, 2018
    How to invite Required friendship level: 3

    Chocolate cake
    Modern wood lamp
    Modern wood table
    Brown seat
    Tartan rug

    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Mint gingham tee
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Chocolate fountain
    Level 20 Carmen's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 13] Sparkle stones
    Related items for Carmen
    Scrapbook Memory appearances
    Name Image Required?
    A Weekend with Agnes A Weekend with Agnes PC.png No
    Goldie's Library Lesson Goldie's Library Lesson PC.png No
    Mitzi's Mystery Friend Mitzi's Mystery Friend PC.png No

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    145 Carmen amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #145 Carmen - Series 2
    Star sign: Capricorn
    Birthday: January 6
    Dice value: 4
    Hand sign: Scissors



    • Carmen appears on the album cover of "K.K. March."
    • Carmen's profile on the official Japanese website indirectly compares her Japanese catchphrase, "seriously" (まじで, majide), with Anabelle's similar Japanese catchphrase, "seriously" (マジでー, maji dē).[1]
      • "えっ?アタイと似た口癖を言う女の子がいるって?まじで!"
        Translation: "Huh? There's a girl who says a catchphrase similar to mine? Seriously!"
    • Carmen shares her birthday with Felyne.

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese チョコ
    Choco, a shorthand form of "chocolate," referring to her color.

    Korean 초코

    Simplified Chinese 巧蔻
    Qiǎo kòu
    From "巧克力" (Qiǎokèlì), the Chinese word for "chocolate."

    Russian Кармен
    Same as English name.

    Dutch Carmen Same as English name.

    German Hilda Common name, meaning "battle."

    European Spanish Linda Common name, meaning "beautiful."

    European French Zoé Common unisex name, meaning "life."

    Italian Conny Common name, meaning "brave." Also from "Coniglio".

    See also[edit]


    1. City Folk
    2. New Leaf to Pocket Camp
    3. New Horizons
    4. Prior to New Horizons
    5. New Horizons
    6. Choko
    7. Qiǎo kòu
    8. Qiǎo kòu
    9. Choko
    10. Karmen
    11. Carmen'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.
    12. If it is Carmen's birthday, her headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    13. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75


    1. Nintendo (2008). "街へいこうよ どうぶつの森:住民大集合!". Retrieved May 3, 2022.