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"Beware the hunger of the patient fisher."
— Chip, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Welcome amiibo
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Chip bev
Chip NLWa.png
Species Gender
Beaver Male
Birthday December 9th Sagittarius
Role Fishing Tourney host
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Chip is a beaver who hosts the Fishing Tourneys in games prior to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, where his role is replaced by C.J. His name might come from the dish fish 'n' chips. Chip sets up tent early in the mornings (at 6:00 AM sharp, but he will not accept submissions until 9:00 AM in City Folk and New Leaf) and waits for players and villagers to bring him different types of fish to measure at the weigh-in station. If an eligible fish is brought, Chip will measure it by chewing it up inch by inch. Every time a fish is brought in that breaks the current tourney record for the day, he will give an item for a prize. If players hold the biggest fish record by 6 PM, Chip will send an additional reward in the mail. Chip will always post the winner of each tourney to the bulletin board. Although beavers are herbivores, Chip is shown eating the fish. He does not eat special fish, such as the Stringfish, but still accepts them as entries.


In Animal Crossing[edit]

Artwork of Chip from Animal Crossing.

Chip makes his first appearance in Doubutsu no Mori and Animal Crossing as the host of the Fishing Tourney. In this game, Chip sets up his tent near the mouth of the river, where many other villagers are shown to be fishing. He only accepts types of bass, specifically Small Bass, Bass, and Large Bass, and will not accept any other kind of fish. If the player gives him a Sea Bass, Chip will comment on the fact that it is a "bass", but not the kind he is looking for. Fishing Tourneys occur one Saturday a month in all months except June, July, August, and September.

In Doubutsu no Mori e+, Chip will give the player a free Fishing Rod if they do not have one in their pockets.

In City Folk[edit]

Artwork of Chip from Animal Crossing: City Folk.

After being absent in Animal Crossing: Wild World, Chip returns in Animal Crossing: City Folk, once again as the host of the fishing tourney. In this game, Chip now sets his stand at the Town Hall, instead of the river mouth, and now accepts any kind of fish given to him. However, he will still give the player a specific category of fish to find for him, such as freshwater or saltwater fish. If the player manages to catch every type of fish, he will give the player a golden fishing rod. Chip's voice is notably deeper in this game compared to Animal Crossing, and sounds more similar to a cranky villager.

In New Leaf[edit]

Chip once again appears in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and now hands out furniture from the Fish series when a large-record fish is given to him by the player. Furthermore, he no longer sets his stand in front of the Town Hall, but instead in the event plaza. Chip hosts the awards ceremony between 6 PM and 9 PM, handing out gold, silver and bronze trophies to the winners. Just as in City Folk, Chip will give the player a golden fishing rod if they show to him that they have caught every type of fish.

In New Horizons[edit]

Chip's Poster in New Horizons

Although Chip does not appear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Chip's Poster can be obtained from Nook Shopping after attempting to invite him to Photopia via his amiibo.

In Pocket Camp[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Chip once again is featured as host of the fishing tourneys. However, he will only accept "tourney fish" that is used specifically for the tourney, and will also measure all of the player's fish at once, adding it to a "total size" instead of an individual measurement. If the player catches a certain measurement of fish, Chip will provide the player a prize based on how much length they achieved, including a trophy that is sent to the player after the tourney is concluded. Chip also hosts various tasks known as "Chip Challenges", and will provide more prizes once each task is completed.

As of November 2020, C.J. has taken over as the Fishing Tourney host.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Chip appears as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.




Description NTSC-U: For some people, fishing is all about the journey, not the destination. For this beaver, it's all about the destination...because the destination means dinner! If you take him a big fish, he'll congratulate you. Then he'll gobble it down like he hasn't eaten in days. It's...erm...quite a sight.

PAL: For some people, fishing is all about "catch and release". For this beaver, it's more like "measure and eat". Bring him a big fish and he'll congratulate you and tell you just how big it is. In return, he asks to keep your fish. No need to slice, fry or grill it. He'll just gobble it down whole. It's, er...quite the sight.
Acquisition Random

Villager information[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Thought bubble:
Client's vision: I'll leave it up to you!
Required items: None
Favorite song:  K.K. Mambo
Favorite saying: Beware the hunger of the patient fisher.
Chip's Happy Home Designer icon
Unlocked items
 Freezer    K.K. Mambo  
 Chip's Pic  
 Fishing Vest    Blue Umbrella  
Starting house: House of Chip HHD Exterior.png
Happy Home Designer client information
Thought bubble:
Client's vision: I'll leave it up to you!
Required items: None
Favorite song: K.K. Mambo (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. Mambo
Favorite saying: Beware the hunger of the patient fisher.
Chip's Happy Home Designer icon
Unlocked items
Freezer HHD Icon.png Freezer   K.K. Mambo HHD Icon.png K.K. Mambo  
Chip's Pic HHD Icon.png Chip's Pic  
Fishing Vest HHD Icon.png Fishing Vest   Blue Umbrella HHD Icon.png Blue Umbrella  
Starting house: House of Chip HHD Exterior.png

RV in Welcome amiibo[edit]

RV of Chip NLWa Exterior.png
RV of Chip NLWa.png
Description: He'd fish all the time...if only he could catch a single fish. Nevertheless, Chip loves the great outdoors and visits as many campgrounds as he can.
Blowfish Sashimi NLWa Model.png Blowfish Sashimi Fish on a Board (Red Fish) NLWa Model.png Fish on a Board
Fish on a Board (Carp) NLWa Model.png Fish on a Board Freezer NL Model.png Freezer
Kitchen Counter NLWa Model.png Kitchen Counter Ringside Table NL Model.png Ringside Table (x2)
Sushi Container NLWa Model.png Sushi Container Sushi Platter NL Model.png Sushi Platter
Sushi Tray NLWa Model.png Sushi Tray
Wallpaper: Sea View NL.png Sea View
Floor: Ship Deck NL.png Ship Deck
Music: Spring Blossoms (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png Spring Blossoms

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e 3-177 (Chip).jpg

Card back

Animal Crossing-e 3-177 (Chip - Back).jpg

#177 Chip - Series 3
Gender: Male
Sign: Sagittarius
Profile: Chip possesses an uncommon knowledge of fish and fish-related recipes. He also possesses a bottomless pit of a stomach and an insatiable craving for bass. He'll eat any fish you give him, but only bass will win prizes.
Password: 6arfg35AGYCSqt

amiibo card[edit]

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Card back

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#116 Chip - Series 2
Star sign: Sagittarius
Birthday: December 9th
Dice value: 4
Hand sign: Rock



A NookPhone with Chip's placeholder fabric pattern.
  • Although Chip is physically absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, placeholder data for his NookPhone exists and uses the "FtrCmnFabricCheckShirt01" fabric pattern, a navy blue design with diagonal plaid.[1]

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese うおまさ
うお from 魚 uo/sakana (fish)

Korean 뚱달
From 뚱뚱하다 (fat)

Simplified Chinese 迟大宇 (iQue)
Chí dàyǔ

Simplified Chinese 俞正
Yú zhèng
From 魚 (fish)

Russian Чип
From English name

Dutch Chip Same as English name

German Bartholo -

European Spanish Martín -

European French Castor Beaver

Italian Castore Castoro (beaver) but with "e" as final letter