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Chestnut is a squirrel who exists in the data of Animal Crossing but does not appear in-game. Her intended role is not known other than that she would have served as a special character. No other squirrel special characters have appeared in any games in the series, making her a unique character among the species.
Chestnut's visual appearance resembles Bliss (Caroline) with elements of Hazel (Sally), earning the character the community nickname of "Blazel" until her true name was discovered. She has red colored fur and large blue eyes just like Bliss, and has a creamy white pinstripe on her tail just like Hazel. In addition, she has another creamy white swirl on her head that resembles a question mark, unlike Bliss' flowery swirl. She wears a green apron over a white shirt.
The character's actual name went undiscovered until 2017, when it was discovered in the files for the Japanese version of Animal Crossing as Shaki (シャキッ). Immediately after her name in the data the nondescript exclamation "とりゃ〜" (Torya〜) is found, which may have been her catchphrase or greeting.
It is unknown what Chestnut's purpose in the game was intended to be; however, because she is listed among the game's special NPCs and alongside stub methods for wilting and growing flowers, it has been inferred that she would have been a special character relating to gardening (similarly to Leif in Animal Crossing: New Leaf). It can also be inferred that Chestnut was removed late into the game's development, as her name and text are the last two entries present in her character file.
Chestnut exists as two different characters under character indexes E15A and D06C. With D06C, she speaks Kapp'n's dialogue as her own dialogue has been overwritten. With E15A, her name will erroneously be displayed as Jambette, and she will begin to speak random villager dialogue. This is due to Jambette being indexed at E05A, the earliest position for a female villager; because the E15A index position is located far past the data wraparound after E0FF, spawning her into a town using using the former causes the game to generate Jambette's text data by default. Chestnut can be spawned into a player's town using the below Action Replay code, using "xxxx" as a regular villager and "yyyy" being set to either of the two indexes she is located at.
040051A0 3C600001 040051A4 3863xxxx 040051A8 7C032040 040051AC 7C832378 040051B0 4082000C 040051B4 3C600001 040051B8 3863yyyy 040051BC 4E800020 0453A198 4BACB009 04544FFC 4BAC01A5