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Type of Bear cub villager Chester cbr15
Artwork of Chester the Bear cub
Species Personality Gender
Bear cub Lazy Male
Birthday August 6th Leo
Favorite saying "Sleep early. Wake late."
Catchphrase "rookie"
Clothing Yellow-bar tee[nb 1]
Dragon suit[nb 2]
Umbrella Leaf umbrella[nb 3]
Rainbow umbrella[nb 4]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 パンタ[nb 5]
 팬타[nb 8]
 胖达[nb 6]
 胖達[nb 7]
 Честер[nb 9]
Phrase in other languages

Chester is a lazy bear cub villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Animal Crossing: City Folk and has appeared in all subsequent games. His name may come from "chess," referring to his black and white color scheme. This is further supported by his catchphrase, which can be derived from the rook chess piece.

In New Horizons, Chester has the play hobby and can run around with his arms extended at any time, rather than only outside Resident Services during a scripted activity with a group of villagers.



Artwork of Chester from City Folk.

Chester is a bear cub who resembles a panda. He has blue-rimmed eyes, a white face, blue ears, and blush on each cheek. His pupils are dark, black ovals that slant downward. His long mouth droops downward and remains slightly open even when he is not talking. When he performs certain reactions while talking, it reveals his teeth.


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

As a lazy villager, Chester has a relaxed, laid-back lifestyle and will appear friendly toward the player. He often talks about food and is humorous or naïve during conversations. During conversations with other villagers, he generally gets along well with peppy, smug, and cranky villagers, while snooty and jock villagers may not get along with him due to their conflicting lifestyles. In New Horizons, Chester goes to sleep at 11 PM and wakes up at 8 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 6 Leo Lazy rookie
Default clothing Yellow Bar Shirt CF Model.png Yellow Bar Shirt
Default umbrella Leaf Umbrella CF Model.png Leaf Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite clothing style Funky
Smallxmark.png Least favorite clothing style Striking
Favorite furniture styles Playful and Retro
Favorite furniture color
Favorite series Exotic Series

In New Leaf[edit]

Sleep early. Wake late.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 6 Leo Lazy rookie
Default clothing Yellow-Bar Tee NL Model.png Yellow-bar tee
Default umbrella Leaf Umbrella NL Model.png Leaf umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Basic
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Rock 'n' roll
Favorite color
Siblings Youngest quintuplet
Skill Trivia
Goal Teacher
Halloween fear Ghost Mask NL Model.png Ghost mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blend
Amount of milk A little bit
Amount of sugar One spoonful

In New Horizons[edit]

Sleep early. Wake late.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 6 Leo Lazy (B) rookie
Default clothing Dragon Suit NH Icon.png Dragon suit
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Green) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Green) & Rain Hat (Green) NH Icon.png rain hat (Green)
  • During snow: Peacoat (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png Peacoat (Navy blue) & 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 (Cream) NH Icon.png terry-cloth nightcap (Cream)
  • 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
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green) & Denim Cap (Light Blue) NH Icon.png denim cap (Light blue)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green) & Explorer's Hat (Avocado) NH Icon.png explorer's hat (Avocado)
  • Bunny Day: Stone-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Stone-egg outfit  & Stone-Egg Shell NH Icon.png stone-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 (Yellow) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Yellow) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Tailcoat (White) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (White)[nb 10]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Tailcoat (White) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (White) & Top Hat (Blue) NH Icon.png top hat (Blue)[nb 11]

  • 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 (Yellow) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Yellow) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Yellow) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Yellow)
  • 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 (Yellow) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Yellow)
  • While practicing hula: Pineapple Aloha Shirt (Green) NH Icon.png Pineapple aloha shirt (Green) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Yellow) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (Yellow)
  • While floating in the ocean: Leaf-Print Wet Suit (Yellow) NH Icon.png Leaf-print wet suit (Yellow) & Pilot Shades (Gold) NH Icon.png pilot shades (Gold)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Tropical Cut-and-Sew Tank (Orange) NH Icon.png Tropical cut-and-sew tank (Orange) & Tropical Turban (Green) NH Icon.png tropical turban (Green)
  • Default umbrella Rainbow Umbrella NH Icon.png Rainbow umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Beige) NH Model.png  Beige
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Traditional 1 - Fabric 3) NH Model.png  Traditional 1 - Fabric 3
    Favorite style Simple
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Play
    Handheld items
    Bag Paper Bag NH Model.png Paper
    Book Play Book Interior NH Texture.png Comic
    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
    Ideal clothing for Chester – Yellow / Green Simple 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
    Color-block dress shirt (Yellow) Color-Block Dress Shirt (Yellow) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Able Sisters
    Dotted raincoat (Green) Dotted Raincoat (Green) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Fast-food cap (Green) Fast-Food Cap (Green) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Fast-food uniform (Green) Fast-Food Uniform (Green) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Misty tee Misty Tee NH Icon.png  640 Bells  Nook Shopping
    Nook Inc. tee Nook Inc. Tee NH Icon.png  600 Nook Miles  Nook Stop
    Ogre costume (Green) Ogre Costume (Green) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Able Sisters
    Safety helmet with lamp (Yellow) Safety Helmet with Lamp (Yellow) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Tropical cut-and-sew tank (Orange) Tropical Cut-and-Sew Tank (Orange) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Tropical turban (Green) Tropical Turban (Green) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    More Yellow Items
    More Green Items
    More Simple Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I want to be surrounded by bamboo. It makes me sleepy!
    Client's vision My Dream Bamboo Garden
    Required items Bamboo Bench
    Bamboo Partition
    Favorite song  Imperial K.K.
    Unlocked items
    Other items:


    Chester's house resembles a zen garden, and "Imperial K.K." plays in his house. This song has an oriental theme, reflecting the furnishings and the panda's native country, China.

    In City Folk[edit]

    Interior of Chester's house in Animal Crossing: City Folk
     Exotic Chest  Outdoor Bath
     Deer Scare  Tall Lantern
     Lady Palm  Exotic Screen
     Reel-to-Reel  Exotic Bench
     Exotic Lamp
    Wall:  Bamboo Wall
    Floor:  Shanty Mat
    Music: Imperial K.K.

    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Chester is one of the villagers who moved in during the main storyline after the villager house development quest, his house will have a combination of non-craftable furniture, plus items crafted by players during the island development storyline, primarily from the Log Series and applicable native fruit sets. He cannot have his initial house interior unless he 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 Chester's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Chester's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #3
    Roof:  Black tile roof
    Siding:  White & brown asian siding
    Door:  White zen door
    Wall:  Bamboo-Grove Wall
    Floor:  Bamboo Flooring
    Music:  Imperial K.K.

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Sleep early. Wake late.

    Chester's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Chester's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    August 6 Leo Lazy rookie
    Default clothing Yellow-Bar Tee HHD Icon.png Yellow-bar tee
    Umbrella Leaf Umbrella HHD Icon.png Leaf umbrella
    House request
    Thought bubble There's nothing finer than a house full of bamboo and other stuff to play with!
    Client's vision A bamboo playroom.
    Required items Bamboo Grass
    Tire Stack
    Favorite song  Imperial K.K.
    Unlocked items
  •  Bamboo Shoot
  •  Bamboo Shoots
  •  Bamboo Bench
  •  Deer Scare
  •  Tire Stack
  •  Bamboo Grass
  •  Imperial K.K.
  •  Chester's Pic
  • Interior:
  •  Bamboo Rug
  •  Exquisite Wall
  •  Bamboo Wall
  •  Bamboo Flooring
  • Clothing:
  •  Yellow-Bar Tee
  •  Leaf Umbrella
  • Nature:
  •  Small Bamboo
  •  Bamboo Tree
  •  Bamboo Stumps
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Chester's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Chester was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on April 29, 2022.[1]

    Sleep early. Wake late.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    August 6 Leo Lazy rookie
    Default clothing Yellow-Bar Tee
    Description Chester isn't the type to sweat the small stuff. Actually, I don't think he sweats anything at all.
    Preferred theme Harmonious
    Primary reward Steel
    Version added 5.0.4
    Date unlocked April 29, 2022
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Chester and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Yellow-Bar Tee
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Exotic Bed
    Level 20 Chester's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 12] Sparkle stones

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    251 Chester amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #251 Chester - Series 3
    Star sign: Leo
    Birthday: August 6
    Dice value: 3
    Hand sign: Scissors


    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese パンタ
    From panda

    Korean 팬타

    Simplified Chinese 胖达
    Pàng dá
    A mixture of the word "Panda" and the Chinese writing for Pang, which means fat, a reference to his lazy personality

    Traditional Chinese 胖達

    Russian Честер
    From English name

    Dutch Chester Same as English name

    German Eduard Edward

    European Spanish Osunio Derived of "Osuno" meaning "bear-like" and "insomnio" meaning Insomnia

    European French Placide Placid

    Italian Clemente Clement

    See also[edit]


    1. Prior to New Horizons, called "yellow bar shirt" in City Folk, includes Pocket Camp appearance after New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Prior to New Horizons
    4. New Horizons
    5. Panta
    6. Pàng dá
    7. Pàng dá
    8. Panta
    9. Chester
    10. Chester'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 Chester's birthday, his headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    12. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, and 65


    1. "Four new campers have arrived! Be sure to give them a warm welcome to the campsite!@Pocket_Camp on Twitter (April 29, 2022). Archived from the original on April 29, 2022.