Chief

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WolfSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Chief wol00
Artwork of Chief the Wolf
Species Personality Gender
Wolf Emotion Aggravation NH Icon cropped.png Cranky Male
Birthday December 19th Sagittarius
Favorite saying "Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better."
Catchphrase "harrumph"
Clothing Red Bar Tee[nb 1]
Sweater On Shirt (Pink)[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 チーフ
 대장
 Artiglio
 Sascha
 施傅
 Chef
 Zoilo
 Chief
 施傅
 Chef
 Zoilo
 Чиф
Phrase in other languages
 やんか
 그렇잖여
 arrrgh
 harrumff
 不是嘛
 mmmph
 ejem
 huil
 不是嘛
 mmmph
 ejem
 фыр-р-рф

Chief is a cranky wolf villager in the Animal Crossing series who appears in all games to date. His name may relate to the popular misconception that wolves live in packs led by an alpha male, sometimes called a "chief."

In New Horizons, Chief has the music hobby and may sing anywhere without the need of a stereo.

Characteristics[edit]

Artwork of Chief from Animal Crossing.

Appearance[edit]

Chief is a deep orange wolf with a white, pointed snout, and perked-up ears. His paws, feet, and muzzle are all creamy white, and his ears slightly tipped dark brown at the top and are light pink on the inside. His eyes gleam when opened, and he has ginger brown hair in between his two ears that is slanted in a modular way.

Personality[edit]

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

As a cranky villager, Chief will have the tendency to be belittling towards those around him. He is no exception to the typical cranky villager type, finding peppy villagers too happy and conflicting against snooty villagers. When talking to other cranky villagers, he will get involved in deep conversations, usually about trivial matters like the weather or other villagers and the way they act. For some reason he enjoys gardening, and will soon be involved in fishing and Bug catching. He may also ask the player to look for an item of clothing for him to wear - giving the excuse that he cannot be caught shopping for clothes because it is "lame". In Wild World, he may challenge the player to fishing competitions. In New Leaf, when the player has a conversation with a villager with the jock personality about what they were like as a baby, Chief will reenact what he was like as a baby.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Personality Catchphrase
Wolf Cranky harrumph
Default clothing Red Bar Shirt PG Model.png Red Bar Shirt
Default umbrella Checked Umbrella PG Model.png Checked Umbrella
Star sign (DnMe+) Sagittarius Sagittarius
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style (DnMe+) Subtle
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style (DnMe+) Fancy
Live song gift (DnMe+) DJ K.K.

In Wild World[edit]

Chief
Harrumph!

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 19 Sagittarius Cranky harrumph
Default clothing Red Bar Shirt (WW).png Red Bar Shirt
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Subtle
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Fancy


In City Folk[edit]

Favorites
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Subtle
Smallxmark.png Fancy
Furniture Genre Trendy/Dignified
Furniture Series Robo
Furniture Color Gray
Ideal Furniture for Chief – Gray Trendy/Dignified
Name Price Available From
Jackhammer 1,880 Tom Nook
Boxing Barricade 1,050 Tom Nook
Sandbag 3,190 Tom Nook
Speed Bag 2,990 Tom Nook
Garbage Can 500 Tom Nook
Arc de Triomphe - Gulliver
Propane Stove 1,470 Tom Nook
Kitschy Clock 1,800 Tom Nook
ABD - Savings
More Gray Furniture More Trendy/Dignified Furniture


In New Leaf[edit]

Chief
Don't wish it was easier; wish you were better.

Chief

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 19 Sagittarius Cranky harrumph
Default clothing Red-Bar Tee HHD Icon.png Red-Bar Tee
Default umbrella Spider Umbrella HHD Icon.png Spider Umbrella
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Iconic
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Cute
Favorite color
 
Gray
Biography
Siblings Older twin brother
Skill Speed-reading
Goal Poet
Halloween fear Werewolf Hood HHD Icon.png Werewolf Hood
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blend
Amount of milk Lots
Amount of sugar Three spoonfuls


In New Horizons[edit]

Chief
Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better.

Chief

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 19 Sagittarius Cranky (B) harrumph
Default clothing Sweater On Shirt (Pink) NH Icon.png Sweater On Shirt (Pink)
Default umbrella Vinyl Umbrella NH Icon.png Vinyl Umbrella
Favorite styles Cool and Simple
Favorite colors
 
White
and
 
Gray
Hobby Music
Carried bag Classy
Book Music
Food Sandwich
Drink Smoothie or coffee cup
Popsicle Chocolate
Ideal clothing for Chief – White / Gray Cool and 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
After-School Jacket (Gray) After-School Jacket (Gray) NH Icon.png  1050 Bells  Able Sisters
Apron (Gray) Apron (Gray) NH Icon.png  840 Bells  Able Sisters
Argyle Vest (Gray) Argyle Vest (Gray) NH Icon.png  1440 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Cardigan-Shirt Combo (Gray) Cardigan-Shirt Combo (Gray) NH Icon.png  840 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Career Jacket (Gray) Career Jacket (Gray) NH Icon.png  1680 Bells  Able Sisters
Fedora (White) Fedora (White) NH Icon.png  1100 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Fishing Waders (Gray) Fishing Waders (Gray) NH Icon.png  2000 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Kung-Fu Tee (White) Kung-Fu Tee (White) NH Icon.png  1800 Bells  Able Sisters
Mage's Hat (White) Mage's Hat (White) NH Icon.png  3440 Bells  Able Sisters
Magic-Academy Robe (White) Magic-Academy Robe (White) NH Icon.png  2040 Bells  Able Sisters
Outback Hat (White) Outback Hat (White) NH Icon.png  1560 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Pajama Dress (Gray) Pajama Dress (Gray) NH Icon.png  1200 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
PJ Outfit (Gray) PJ Outfit (Gray) NH Icon.png  1050 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Prom Crown (Silver) Prom Crown (Silver) NH Icon.png  4300 Bells  Able Sisters
Sleeveless Shirtdress (White) Sleeveless Shirtdress (White) NH Icon.png  1600 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Snowy Knit Cap (White) Snowy Knit Cap (White) NH Icon.png  700 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Snowy Sweater (Gray) Snowy Sweater (Gray) NH Icon.png  1450 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Striped Tank (Gray) Striped Tank (Gray) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Stylish Jumpsuit (Gray) Stylish Jumpsuit (Gray) NH Icon.png  2100 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Sweater On Shirt (Gray) Sweater On Shirt (Gray) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Sweater-Vest (Gray) Sweater-Vest (Gray) NH Icon.png  1400 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Tailored Jacket (Gray) Tailored Jacket (Gray) NH Icon.png  1400 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Text Shirt (White) Text Shirt (White) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Tiger-Face Tee Dress (White) Tiger-Face Tee Dress (White) NH Icon.png  1200 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Tuxedo Jacket (Gray) Tuxedo Jacket (Gray) NH Icon.png  2500 Bells  Able Sisters
Vertical-Stripes Shirt (Gray) Vertical-Stripes Shirt (Gray) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Waistcoat (Gray) Waistcoat (Gray) NH Icon.png  1750 Bells  Able Sisters
White Hakama with Crest White Hakama with Crest NH Icon.png  4800 Bells  Able Sisters
More White Items
More Gray Items
More Cool Items
More Simple Items

House[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+[edit]

PG Exterior 4 Purple.png
House of Chief DnM+.png
Items:
Alarm Clock PG Model.png Alarm Clock Odd Clock PG Model.png Odd Clock
Owl Clock PG Model.png Owl Clock Glow Clock PG Model.png Glow Clock
Red Clock PG Model.png Red Clock Cube Clock PG Model.png Cube Clock
Robo-Clock PG Model.png Robo-Clock Modern Bed PG Model.png Modern Bed
Tape Deck PG Model.png Tape Deck Office Locker PG Model.png Office Locker
Office Locker PG Model.png Office Locker Mop PG Model.png Mop
Toilet PG Model.png Toilet
Wall: Industrial Wall HHD Icon.png Industrial Wall
Floor: Steel Flooring HHD Icon.png Steel Flooring
Music: DJ K.K.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Chief's house features the same furniture layout as Analog's in Doubutsu no Mori e+.

In Wild World[edit]

Interior of Chief's house in Animal Crossing: Wild World
Items:
 Odd Clock  Owl Clock
 Red Clock  Robo-Clock
 Robo-TV  Iron Frame (x2)
 Modern Bed  Modern Cabinet
 Tape Deck
Wall:  Industrial Wall
Floor:  Steel Flooring
Music: DJ K.K.

In City Folk[edit]

Interior of Chief's house in Animal Crossing: City Folk
Items:
 Odd Clock  Owl Clock
 Red Clock  Robo-Clock
 Robo-TV  Iron Frame (x2)
 Modern Bed  Modern Cabinet
 Tape Deck
Wall:  Industrial Wall
Floor:  Steel Flooring
Music: DJ K.K.

In New Leaf[edit]

Exterior of Chief's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Chief's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Items:
 Robo-Table  Robo-TV
 Robo-Dresser  Robo-Sofa
 Electric Guitar  Robo-Stereo
 Garbage Can  Freezer
 Small Spotlight
Wall:  Old Wallpaper
Floor:  Old Flooring
Music:  DJ K.K.

In New Horizons[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Chief
Thought bubble:
Client's vision: A cool garage.
Required items: Tool Shelf HHD Icon.pngTool Shelf
Tool Cart HHD Icon.pngTool Cart
Toolbox HHD Icon.pngToolbox
Favorite song: The K. Funk (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png The K. Funk
Favorite saying: Don't wish it was easier; wish you were better.
Chief's Happy Home Designer icon
Unlocked items
Happy Home Designer client information
Chief
Thought bubble:
Client's vision: A cool garage.
Required items: Tool Shelf HHD Icon.pngTool Shelf
Tool Cart HHD Icon.pngTool Cart
Toolbox HHD Icon.pngToolbox
Favorite song: The K. Funk (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png The K. Funk
Favorite saying: Don't wish it was easier; wish you were better.
Chief's Happy Home Designer icon
Unlocked items

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Chief was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on January 30, 2019.[1]

Chief
Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better.

Chief

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 19 Sagittarius Cranky harrumph
Default clothing Red-Bar Tee PC Icon.png Red-Bar Tee
Biography
Description He might seem abrasive and rude at first blush, but don't judge a wolf by his fur! Judge him by his teeth instead.
Preferred theme PC Banner - Cool.png
Primary reward Steel PC Icon.png Steel
Version added 2.1.0
Date unlocked January 30, 2019
How to invite Blathers PC Character Icon.png Blathers's Treasure Trek
Friendship rewards
Level 7 Red-Bar Tee PC Icon.png Red-Bar Tee
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 9 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 15 Toolbox PC Icon.pngToolbox Craft Unlock
Level 20 Chief's Pic PC Icon.png Chief‎‎'s Pic
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 25 - 50 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e 2-086 (Chief).jpg

Card back

Animal Crossing-e 2-086 (Chief - Back).jpg

#086 Chief - Series 2
Gender: Male
Clothes: Red Bar Shirt
Sign: Sagittaurus
Phrase: harrumph
Profile: Chief can be pretty gruff, but hey, he's a wolf! Besides, he can be nice in his own way. He's sort of like an older brother—he can be a real pain in the neck sometimes, but you just gotta love the guy.
Password: U5%M#lf@o#GkrM
%3sUTX3Fbr%7Rc

amiibo card[edit]

086 Chief amiibo card NA.png

Card back

Amiibo card back.png

#086 Chief - Series 1
Star sign: Sagittarius
Birthday: December 19
Dice value: 1
Hand sign: Scissors

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • From the initial release of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp until the 2.1.0 update of the game, unused data of Chief could be found in the game's files, specifically an icon of Chief labeled "dummy." While this may have been intended as a test image, Chief was eventually added into the game as one of the villagers unlockable through Blathers's Treasure Trek, making use of the unused files.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese チーフ
Chīfu
Chief

Korean 대장
Daejang
Korean word for Chief or Boss

Simplified Chinese 施傅
Shī Fù
From 师傅 Shīfù (Master)

Russian Чиф
Chif
-

Dutch Chief -

German Sascha -

European Spanish Zoilo From "zorro" (Spanish for "fox")

European French Chef A French word meaning "boss" or "leader"

Italian Artiglio Italian word for "claw"

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Prior to New Horizons, called Red Bar Shirt prior to New Leaf
  2. New Horizons

References[edit]

  1. Bri Bri (January 30, 2019). "10 New Animals Join Pocket Camp!". Japanese Nintendo. Retrieved October 27, 2020.