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)
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]

    Happy Home Designer client information
    Example of Chief's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Chief's Happy Home Designer icon
    Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better.
    Chief
    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 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 (map obtained on Beardo and Pals' Island)
    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 Crafting request:
    Toolbox PC Icon.png Toolbox
    Level 20 Chief's Pic PC Icon.png Chief‎‎'s Pic
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 25[nb 8] Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png 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. Repeats for level 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60

    References[edit]

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