Chief

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Type of Wolf villager Chief wol00
Artwork of Chief the Wolf
Species Personality Gender
Wolf 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
Names in other languages
 チーフ[nb 3]
 대장[nb 6]
 Artiglio
 Sascha
 施傅[nb 4]
 Chef
 Zoilo
 Chief
 施傅[nb 5]
 Chef
 Zoilo
 Чиф[nb 7]
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 Model.png Red Bar Shirt
Default umbrella Elegant Umbrella WW Model.png Elegant Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Conservative
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Fancy
Default hobby Shop for clothes
Furniture requests
Colors
 
Black
/
 
Yellow
/
 
White
Series Cabana Series / Regal Series
Category Instrument

In City Folk[edit]

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 19 Sagittarius Cranky harrumph
Default clothing Red Bar Shirt CF Model.png Red Bar Shirt
Default umbrella Elegant Umbrella CF Model.png Elegant Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite clothing style Subtle
Smallxmark.png Least favorite clothing style Stylish
Favorite furniture styles Dignified and Trendy
Favorite furniture color
 
Gray
Favorite series Robo Series

In New Leaf[edit]

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

Chief

Chief

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 19 Sagittarius Cranky harrumph
Default clothing Red-Bar Tee NL Model.png Red-Bar Tee
Default umbrella Spider Umbrella NL Model.png Spider Umbrella
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Iconic
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Ornate
Favorite color
 
Gray
Biography
Siblings Older twin brother
Skill Speed-reading
Goal Poet
Halloween fear Werewolf Hood NL Model.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)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Blue) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Blue) & Outdoor Hat (Blue) NH Icon.png Outdoor Hat (Blue)
  • During snow: Down Jacket (White) NH Icon.png Down Jacket (White) & Knit Hat (White) NH Icon.png Knit Hat (White)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Gray) NH Icon.png PJ Outfit (Gray)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic Jacket (Red)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (White) NH Icon.png Tank (White)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle Shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic Jacket (Red) & Denim Cap (White) NH Icon.png Denim Cap (White)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic Jacket (Red) & Denim Cap (White) NH Icon.png Denim Cap (White)
  • Bunny Day: Earth-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Earth-Egg Outfit  & Earth-Egg Shell NH Icon.png Earth-Egg Shell
  • Halloween: Magic-Academy Robe (White) NH Icon.png Magic-Academy Robe (White) & Impish Horns (White) NH Icon.png Impish Horns (White)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Monotone) NH Icon.png Straw Boater (Monotone)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's Outfit (Red) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's Hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa Hat
  • Countdown: Tweed Jacket (Brown) NH Icon.png Tweed Jacket (Brown) & Star Shades (Yellow) NH Icon.png Star Shades (Yellow)[nb 8]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Tweed Jacket (Brown) NH Icon.png Tweed Jacket (Brown) & Star Shades (Yellow) NH Icon.png Star Shades (Yellow)[nb 9]
  • As a student for the school[nb 10]: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue)
  • As the teacher for the school[nb 10]: 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[nb 10]: Café Uniform (Black) NH Icon.png Café Uniform (Black)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant[nb 10]: Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's Outfit (Red) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's Hat
  • As a staff for the café[nb 10]: Diner Apron (Pink) NH Icon.png Diner Apron (Pink)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital[nb 10]: Nurse's Jacket (White) NH Icon.png Nurse's Jacket (White)
  • As the doctor for the hospital[nb 10]: Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital[nb 10]: PJ Outfit (Gray) NH Icon.png PJ Outfit (Gray)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop[nb 10]: Staff Uniform (Blue) NH Icon.png Staff Uniform (Blue)
  • While practicing hula[nb 10]: Hula Top (Red) NH Icon.png Hula Top (Red) & Hibiscus Hairpin (White) NH Icon.png Hibiscus Hairpin (White)
  • While floating in the ocean[nb 10]: Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Red) NH Icon.png Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Red) & Retro Shades (Yellow) NH Icon.png Retro Shades (Yellow)
  • During DJ KK's concerts[nb 10]: DJ KK Logo Tee (Neon Orange) NH Icon.png DJ KK Logo Tee (Neon Orange)[nb 11]Tropical Turban (Green) NH Icon.png Tropical Turban (Green), & Neon Shades (Orange & Lime) NH Icon.png Neon Shades (Orange & Lime)
  • Default umbrella Vinyl Umbrella NH Icon.png Vinyl Umbrella
    Default phone  Default Phone Case (White) NH Model.png  White
    Final phone  Phone Case (Traditional 2 - Fabric 1) NH Model.png  Traditional 2 - Fabric 1
    Favorite styles Cool and Simple
    Favorite colors
     
    White
    and
     
    Gray
    Hobby Music
    Carried bag Classy Bag NH Model.png Classy
    Book Music Book Interior NH Texture.png Music
    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 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  1,050 Bells  Able Sisters
    Apron (Gray) Apron (Gray) NH Icon.png  840 Bells  Able Sisters
    Argyle Vest (Gray) Argyle Vest (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,440 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  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
    Checkered Sweater Vest (Gray) Checkered Sweater Vest (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Cook's Coat (Gray) Cook's Coat (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,760 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Fedora (White) Fedora (White) NH Icon.png  1,100 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Fishing Waders (Gray) Fishing Waders (Gray) NH Icon.png  2,000 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Kung-Fu Tee (White) Kung-Fu Tee (White) NH Icon.png  1,800 Bells  Able Sisters
    Mage's Hat (White) Mage's Hat (White) NH Icon.png  3,440 Bells  Able Sisters
    Magic-Academy Robe (White) Magic-Academy Robe (White) NH Icon.png  2,040 Bells  Able Sisters
    Outback Hat (White) Outback Hat (White) NH Icon.png  1,560 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Pajama Dress (Gray) Pajama Dress (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    PJ Outfit (Gray) PJ Outfit (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,050 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Prom Crown (Silver) Prom Crown (Silver) NH Icon.png  4,300 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Sleeveless Shirtdress (White) Sleeveless Shirtdress (White) NH Icon.png  1,600 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  1,450 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  2,100 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  1,400 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Tailored Jacket (Gray) Tailored Jacket (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,400 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  1,200 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Tuxedo Jacket (Gray) Tuxedo Jacket (Gray) NH Icon.png  2,500 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  1,750 Bells  Able Sisters
    White Hakama with Crest White Hakama with Crest NH Icon.png  4,800 Bells  Able Sisters
    More White Items
    More Gray Items
    More Cool Items
    More Simple Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Chief
    Thought bubble I want a garage space for enjoying hobbies with friends.
    Client's vision Garage Space for My Pals
    Required items Tool Shelf
    Paint Cans
    Tool Cart
    Favorite song  The K. Funk
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:
  •  Folding Chair
  •  Box-Shaped Seat
  •  Ironwood Chair
  •  Project Table
  •  Ironwood Table
  •  Ironwood Bed
  •  Ironwood Dresser
  •  Ironwood Cart
  •  Ironwood DIY Workbench
  •  Folding Floor Lamp
  •  Amp
  •  Effects Rack
  •  Rock Guitar
  •  Electric Guitar
  •  Electric Bass
  •  Street Piano
  •  Garbage Can
  •  Scattered Papers
  •  Pile of Cardboard Boxes
  •  Rolling Cart
  •  Mop
  •  Mountain Bike
  •  Scooter
  •  Minicar
  •  Outdoor Generator
  •  Tire Stack
  •  Oil Barrel
  •  Stepladder
  •  Doghouse
  •  RC Helicopter
  •  Train Set
  •  Pinball Machine
  •  Exercise Bike
  •  Pull-Up-Bar Stand
  •  Basketball Hoop
  •  Billiard Table
  •  Dartboard
  •  Ski Rack
  •  Hose Reel
  •  Garden Faucet
  •  Cardboard Box
  •  SLR Camera
  •  Cassette Player
  •  Pedal Board
  •  Tangled Cords
  •  Magazine
  •  Stacked Magazines
  •  Clipboard
  •  Office Materials
  •  Toolbox
  •  Spray Can
  •  Electronics Kit
  •  Metal Can
  •  Extinguisher
  •  Chainsaw
  •  Model Kit
  •  Model Kits
  •  Mini Circuit
  •  Cards
  •  Skateboard
  •  Chief's Photo
  •  Ironwood Clock
  •  Breaker
  •  Wall Fan
  •  Key Holder
  •  Wall-Mounted Tool Board
  •  Wall-Mounted Neon Lamps
  •  Mounted Mountain Bike
  •  Skateboard Wall Rack
  •  Chief's Poster
  •  Simple Shaded Lamp
  •  Hanging Lightbulb
  • Interior:
    Clothing:

    House[edit]

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

    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:
    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]

    Exterior of Chief's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Chief's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Exterior:
    Shape: House shape #1
    Roof:  Yellow Tile Roof
    Siding:  White Striped Siding
    Door:  White Iron Door
    Interior:
    Items:
    Wall:  Street-Art Wall
    Floor:  Paintball Flooring
    Music:  Rockin' K.K.

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

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

    Chief's Happy Home Designer icon


    Example of Chief's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    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
    House request
    Thought bubble I want a workshop for all my cool hobbies. Simple, right?
    Client's vision A cool garage.
    Required items Tool Shelf
    Tool Cart
    Toolbox
    Favorite song  The K. Funk
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:
  •  Cassette Player
  •  DJ's Turntable
  •  Skateboard Rack
  •  Folk Guitar
  •  Country Guitar
  •  Stepladder
  •  Tool Cart
  •  Toolbox
  •  Tool Shelf
  •  Cable Spool
  •  The K. Funk
  •  Chief's Pic
  • Interior:
  •  Lab Wall
  •  Industrial Wall
  • Clothing:
  •  Red-Bar Tee
  •  Werewolf Hood
  •  Spider Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Chief's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    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
    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.
    Loading screen description He might seem a little cranky if you bump into him on the street, but don't judge a wolf by his fur! Judge him by his teeth instead.
    Preferred theme Cool
    Primary reward Steel
    Version added 2.1.0
    Date unlocked January 30, 2019
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Beardo and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Red-Bar Tee
    Sparkle Stone
    Level 9 Sparkle Stone
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Toolbox
    Level 20 Chief's Pic
    Sparkle Stone
    Level 25[nb 12] Sparkle Stone
    Related items for Chief
    Scrapbook Memory appearances
    Name Image Required?
    Chief's Mysterious Magic Chief's Mysterious Magic PC.png No

    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
    Sign: Sagittarius
    Clothes: Red Bar Shirt
    Petphrase: 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
    From English/Japanese name

    Dutch Chief Same as English/Japanese name

    German Sascha Eastern European version of the name "Alexander"

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

    European French Chef From English/Japanese name, chef meaning "chief"

    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
    3. Chīfu
    4. Shī Fù
    5. Shī Fù
    6. Daejang
    7. Chif
    8. Chief'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.
    9. If it is Chief's birthday, he will also wear the Birthday Hat (Blue variation).
    10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 Only in the Happy Home Paradise DLC
    11. If it is DJ KK's first time performing on the archipelago, Chief will instead wear a Paradise Planning Event Tee (Red variation)
    12. Repeats for level 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, and 65

    References[edit]

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